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Sunday, 21 August 2022

Archaeology from the Air Exhibition Staged in Dubrovnik

ZAGREB, 21 August, 2022 - The exhibition called "Archaeology from the Air" showing some attractive aerial photographs of archaeological sites in Croatia was opened in Dubrovnik last Thursday. The event, which will run through 1 October, aims at presenting some of the most interesting and attractive aerial photographs of archaeological sites. The authors of the exhibition are Miroslav Vuković of the Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, and Jacqueline Balen of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Archaeology and aerial photography share a common history that goes back to the beginning of the 20th century when the…
Saturday, 20 August 2022

24th Špancirfest Varaždin Kicks off Expecting 300 Thousand Visitors

August 20, 2022 - Another Špancirfest in Varaždin has kicked off. This year's is the festival's 24th edition, and the organisers are expecting three hundred thousand visitors. As Poslovni reports, On Friday 19th August, the 24th Špancirfest began in Varaždin, which is one of the longest-running Croatian summer events. Over the space of ten days, it brings more than five hundred programs, concerts, street performances, plays, dance and other contents, reports HRT. Photo: Matija Habljak (Pixsell) The soul of Špancirfest, which will last until August 28, are the street performers who will come to Varaždin this year from all over…
Saturday, 20 August 2022

From Serbia to Liberland, Seaplanes Fly by Croatian Borders Again

August 20, 2022 - Liberland seaplanes, whatever next? As discussions on seaplanes returning to the Croatian Adriatic continue, meanwhile on the Danube... It is 6 years since the Croatian seaplane operator, European Coastal Airlines, was grounded before filing for bankrupcy. Since then, there have been plenty of announcements and initiatives from interested parties about the return of the seaplane service connecting the Croatian coast and its islands. But so far, nothing concrete. But a new seaplane service came VERY close to the Croatian border a few days ago, but some distance from the Adriatic - on the Danube.  The self-proclaimed…
Friday, 19 August 2022

The Story of Drava - Dravska Priča Visitor Centre Gaining Popularity

August 19, 2022 - Croatia's natural heritage is vast, and you will find something to soothe your soul on every step. From the Adriatic Sea in the west, to the Danube in the east, don't miss what is in between. Drava is the second longest river in Croatia. Witness its beauty and discover the Dravska Priča Visitor Centre where you can learn some of its many secrets. As Glas Slavonije writes, the visitor centre of the Public Institution for the Management of Protected Areas of Nature and the Ecological Network of the Virovitica-Podravina County, Dravska Priča in Noskovci, has become…
Friday, 19 August 2022

55 Foreign Cruise Ships Visit Adriatic in 1st Half of 2022

ZAGREB, 19 August, 2022 - In the first half of 2022, 55 foreign ships with 189,000 passengers made 240 cruise trips in Croatia's Adriatic, according to national statistical office data. Last year, due to COVID restrictions, there were only 15 cruise ships with 8,000 passengers. The passengers in this year's first half stayed in Croatia for 466 days or 423 more than in H1 2021. In H1 2021, all foreign ship cruises were registered in June, whereas this past June, there were 105 cruises with 92,000 passengers. The first half of 2019, a record year for Croatia's tourism, saw 12% more foreign cruise ships…
Friday, 19 August 2022

Croatian Marinas and Berths Full as Nautical Tourism Reigns Strong

August the 19th, 2022 - Croatian marinas and berths up and down the coastline as full, with people finding it more and more difficult to find a free berth anywhere. Croatian nautical tourism is showing just what a wealth of potential it has. As Morski writes, back during the global coronavirus pandemic, those visiting Croatia by boat proved to be the most loyal and resilient guests of all. They didn't give up on their holidays and docking in Croatian marinas even during intermittent lockdowns. Therefore, it isn't remotely surprising that this year there have been and continue to be some…
Thursday, 18 August 2022

Guesthouse Maksimilian Osijek Now Accepting Cryptocurrencies

August 18, 2022 - Osijek's tourism workers follow world trends to keep up with the times and, of course, to be even more competitive in the global tourism market. This is confirmed by the example of Jasmina Krkić Poznić, the owner of Guesthouse Maksimilian, in Franjevačka Street, Tvrđa, who has just announced that accommodation and stay in the facilities can be paid for with cryptocurrencies. Glas Slavonije spoke to Jasmina. “Paying for accommodation with cryptocurrencies from now on in our boutique. In step with the times. We might be located in a historic building, but our spirit is young. Cryptocurrency…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Draft Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy until 2030 Presented

ZAGREB, 17 August, 2022 - The new Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy until 2030 plans to set sustainable tourism as an imperative and goal of the entire tourism sector, Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac said on Wednesday at the first presentation of the draft strategy. The public consultation on the document is open until 20 August. The submitted comments and suggestions will then be processed, and the strategy proposal will again be presented at Croatian Tourism Days in early October, after which it is to be adopted by the end of the year and enter into force as of 1 January…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

TCN Photo Contest: We Have a Winner!

August 17, 2022 - Organized by Total Croatia News, and with a unique collaboration with Plitvice Lakes National Park, the TCN Photo Contest has a winner, who will be able to visit the largest and oldest national park in Croatia with a companion! On June 20, Total Croatia News announced their first collaboration with the largest and oldest national park, and definitely one of the most beloved, Plitvice Lakes. With spring over and paving the way for summer, Total Croatia News sought to encourage both locals and visitors to Croatia to share their best photographs of the country's natural beauty. While…
Tuesday, 16 August 2022

3.32 Million Passengers at Croatian Airports in in First 6 Months of 2022

ZAGREB, 16 August, 2022 - Croatia's airports registered 3.32 million passengers in the first half of this year, which was a 398% increase compared to the first half of 2021 when the COVID restrictions were in place. The relaxation of COVID protocols resulted in more trips, and in H1 2022, flight operations jumped by 101%, according to the data provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS). Croatia's airports handled over 4,700 tonnes of cargo, or 19% more than in the corresponding period of 2021. In June only, 1.28 million passengers passed through Croatia's airports, a 300% rise compared to…
Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Croatian Tourist Board Director says Tourist Season is Great

ZAGREB, 16 August, 2022 - Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) Director Kristjan Staničić told the national television (HTV) on Monday evening that the tourist season was great and some indicators showed that the results were already close to those in the record-breaking 2019. Currently, there are about 1.1 million visitors staying in Croatia, Staničić said. He expected even higher revenues than in 2019. Also, the Croatian National Bank (HNB) forecasts that the revenues from the tourist industry could reach € 11.3 billion, or 7% (€800 million) more than in 2019. Staničić expressed satisfaction with also a higher number of fiscalised receipts and revenues from…
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