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Monday, 24 October 2022

Korculanske Pjatance: Spectacular Showcase of Korcula Cuisine in Autumn

October 24, 2022 - Celebrating the very best of local quality produce while showcasing the magic of a Dalmatian island in late October - Korculanske Pjatance 2022 was an event that had it all. A blueprint for Croatia's luxury gourmet offer.  An awful lot is written about the quality of Croatia's gourmet offer, as well as initiatives to prolong the season. Currently, the Croatian National Tourism Board is trumpeting its national campaign, Croatian Tourism Month, which on paper looks like a great idea. A 35% discount off all participating businesses to allow locals and tourists to enjoy the very best…
Friday, 21 October 2022

Novalja, Pag - Cycle on the Moon With the New Bikademy Study

October 21, 2022 - Bikademy, an innovative cycling tourism product, opened a new Study - Novalja, in the northern part of the island of Pag. Pag is called Moon island for a reason. Its eastern part resembles the surface of the moon, with its landscape stripped by the northern wind Bura. Using the moon as a leitmotif, Bikademy launched the "Cycling on the Moon" campaign, emphasizing that we don't have to travel far to find unique experiences. Bikademy functions like an academy whose users are called Bikademy Students. To become a Bikademy Student, you need to download and register on…
Monday, 17 October 2022

Ilan Geva Interview, Medical Tourism Branding Expert at CIHT 2022

October 17, 2022 - As Croatia's premier health tourism conference, the Crikvenica International Health Tourism conference, prepares to open, TCN catches up with keynote speaker and branding expert, Ilan Geva.   As previously announced on TCN, CIHT 2022 will be holding its tenth Jubilee edition later this week, the premier health tourism conference in Croatia. As with all previous years, there will be a very international field of quality expert speakers, including one of the conference's most-loved keynote speakers, global branding expert, Ilan Geva. TCN caught up with Geva ahead of his latest visit to the Kvarner Riviera, to learn more…
Monday, 17 October 2022

All Croatian Medical Tourism Roads Lead to Crikvenica at CIHT 2022

October 17, 2022 - After disruption due to the pandemic, Croatia's leading medical tourism conference is back for its Jubilee 10th edition - the Crikvnenica International Health Tourism conference (CIHT 2022). it is 5 years since Croatian entrepreneur and medical tourism trailblazer, Ognjen Bagatin, invited me to his office at Poliklinika Bagatin in Zagreb to introduce me to a world of Croatian excellence that I knew nothing about  - its medical tourism industry. After a tour of Bagatin, Svjetlost Eye Clinic, and St Catherine's Speciality Hospital, I was left stunned. Here was a Croatian industry of global excellence that few…
Monday, 17 October 2022

Zagreb Tourfilm Festival Returns, Spain Triumphs in Strong International Field

Zagreb, October 17, 2022 - After two years of being held virtually due to the coronavirus, the favorite autumn festival returned to the big screen this week. The 11th Zagreb Tour Film Festival, which promotes audiovisual production and tourism, began on Wednesday, October 12, with a ceremonial opening at the Kaptol Boutique Cinema. Numerous visitors had the opportunity to watch top films from the world of tourist films, participate in tastings and city tours, and last night awards were given to the best tourist films! The international tourist film festival - the 11th Zagreb Tour Film Festival - began on…
Sunday, 16 October 2022

Paul Bradbury's Croatia: Things I Like about Split

October 16, 2022 - As part of the forthcoming relaunching of TCN, one more new series into the video age - Paul Bradbury's Croatia - starting off with Things I Like about Split.  One of the things I love about my 'job' is meeting people from all walks of life in Croatia. A typical working day on a visit to somewhere like Split, for example, will take me to lots of meetings in multiple locations with lots of different characters and types of meetings. From the terraces of luxury hotels to some of the grungiest bars in the city.  I…
Thursday, 13 October 2022

Discover the Croatian Danube: One With the River, Vukovar

October 12, 2022 – We have written about Vukovar before. You might know a little about how its history affects those who live there, what they do, or what happens in the city year-round. You might even be planning your weekend there. Maybe you’ll let the place change you like it changed Paul. In any case, when you do go, make sure you stop and honour its Danube. This city and the river are one. The Danube is why people settled in the Vukovar area, Vučedol, as early as around 3000 BC. The Vučedol culture revolved around the riches provided…
Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Events to Check Out if You're Spending the Weekend in Eastern Croatia

October 11, 2022 - Has autumn convinced you to visit the east of Croatia? Not that we blame you if you've decided to spend these warm days on the coast. If you are among the ones who have decided to witness the colours, sights and smells of autumn in the eastern parts of Croatia, though, you might be looking for something to do other than let the beauty of the area make you fall head over heels for it. We're bringing an overview of events for a fun, joyful, maybe educational weekend in eastern Croatia. Friday, October 14, Slavonski Brod: BrodTech…
Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Crazy Dalmatian Island Life in October: Peskafondo on Hvar

October 11, 2022 - And you thought Dalmatian islands were quiet from mid-October? Prepare yourself for the craziness of the 11th Peskafondo squid and big game fishing championship on Hvar.  A year ago, I asked three Kiwis living in Trogir if they wanted to have a quite exceptional weekend on Hvar. Their initial interest turned to suspicion when I told them I was going to organise a weekend of real fun in the form of a squid fishing championship. In the rain.  It took all my persuasive powers, but eventually I got them on the catamaran to take part in…
Monday, 10 October 2022

Baška Outdoor Festival - a Weekend of Activities Perfect for Adventurers

October 10, 2022 - This October has been a dream in Croatia. The temperatures are still reaching the high twenties and might inspire you to spend time outdoors, doing all the activities. If you're looking for something unique, fun, and challenging this weekend, we have just the right thing. Head to the island of Krk, visit the Baška Outdoor Festival, and pick your favourite category. There's something for everyone. So far, the seven successfully held editions have confirmed that Baška is the perfect destination for an event whose ambition, from the very beginning, was to become one of the leading…
Monday, 10 October 2022

Dubrovnik Through the Local Lens of Ivan Vukovic

October 10, 2022 - There are many promoters of destinations in Croatia, all doing their own thing. Meet one of the best in Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic, and his magical lens. Dubrovnik in the international media again, this time on CNN. Someone sent me the link, and I smiled. I didn't even have to guess which name would be featured as the local expert, for I already knew based on past experience. Ivan Vukovic. An accomplished tour guide, photographer, world traveller, and plenty of things I know little about, when it comes to the local flavour of international promotion of Dubrovnik,…
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