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Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Tourism Minister Does Not Expect Red Croatian Coast on New ECDC Corona Map

August 18, 2021 - Will we see a red Croatian coast on the newest ECDC corona map on Thursday? Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac doesn't think so.  On Wednesday, Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac said that she did not expect the Croatian coast to change from orange to red in the newest ECDC corona map on Thursday, reports T.portal.hr. Answering questions from journalists before the Government session, the Minister pointed out that Croatia has much better numbers in tourism this year than last year. "As of today, we are at 55.3 million overnight stays and 9 million…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Hvar Town: More Arrivals and Overnight Stays... But Less Income

August 18, 2021 - An in-depth look at the most recent numbers from the eVisitor system shows two realities in Hvar Town in terms of tourists arrivals and overnight stays. According to the eVisitor system, in the last two weeks, Hvar Town has broken tourist records, reports HrTurizam. The numbers of arrivals and overnight stays on the days from 1 to 10 August are 5% better than the record 2019. Nautics records as much as 15% better results compared to 2019. Unfortunately, looking only at the system, in the town of Hvar on August 12, on 12,059 registered beds, "only"…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

46th Edition of Prstenac Tournament Starts on Friday

ZAGREB, 18 Aug 2021 - The 46th edition of the traditional three-day Prstenac tournament will start in the Istrian town of Barban on Friday evening with the flag-raising ceremony, organizers announced on Tuesday. This year, the event will be held in line with the COVID-19 epidemiological measures. Spectators will be able to attend the event after presenting the COVID-19 certificate confirming that they have recovered from the coronavirus or that they have tested negative for the virus.  The final race will be held on Sunday afternoon with 16 horsemen participating. First mentioned in 1696 and revived by the town of Barban in…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Height of Croatian 2021 Season for Hospitality Sector Stronger Than 2019

August the 18th, 2021 - The very height of the Croatian 2021 season has been going remarkably well in the face of previous worries of a repeat of the dire summer of 2020 which was dominated by the pandemic. With the vaccination rollout continuing and with the epidemiological situation more favourable, things have taken a surprisingly positive turn, much to the shock of many.  As Poslovni Dnevnik/Jadranka Dozan writes, on an almost daily basis, new figures keep arriving that confirm the significant acceleration of the pace of Croatian tourism recovery in the past few weeks. It can often be heard…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Via Brattia Tourist Trail Launched on the Island of Brač

August 18, 2021 - The island of Brač has launched its new and highly anticipated tourism product: Via Brattia, a circular hiking and cycling route that runs around the island, attracting both expert and amateur athletes with a passion for exploring. It lasted, it was carefully prepared, but now that it has finally started life, only one thing can be said: Via Brattia, the circular tourist hiking trail of the island of Brač has opened the island's beauties to lovers of active holidays, as well as those who plan to become one soon. As reported by HrTurizam, after two years of…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

The 10 Best Destinations For September Holidays in Croatia 2021

August 17, 2021 – With warm waters still perfect for swimming, but more space on the beach and at the best restaurants, September holidays in Croatia are the smart choice for discerning visitors.  Much to everyone's surprise, the coast has been fully booked throughout August. Indeed, many who came last minute struggled to find accommodation. But, that doesn't mean you need to miss out. September holidays in Croatia are perhaps even better than July or August. The beaches are quieter and the sea is still warm. The waiters in the restaurants are less stressed and busy. The best tables and…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

German Tourists in Croatia Expected for At Least Another 3 Weeks

August 17, 2021 - German tourists in Croatia, especially those coming from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, are expected to holiday in the country for at least another 3 weeks.  Traditionally loyal German tourists came back in large numbers this season. Since the beginning of the year, almost 1.6 million German tourists have recorded more than 11 million overnight stays in Croatia, a third more than last year. They have exceeded 80 percent of the results from the best tourist year ever in Croatia. In Istria, for example, they surpassed even that record 2019 in the number of overnight stays, and about 266,000…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

150% More French Tourists in Croatia, Mostly in Split and Dubrovnik

August 17, 2021 - French tourists in Croatia have recorded 230,000 arrivals this year, which is almost 150% more than last year! In one of the most widely-read daily French newspapers, the prestigious Le Figaro, a report was published from a recent study trip organized by the Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in France, in cooperation with Transavia airline and with the support of the Zadar County Tourist Board, revealed the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in France, Daniela Mihalić Đurica, as reported by HRTurizam.  In the article "Zadar et ses îles, bijoux méconnus de la Croatie" or…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Vojvodina PM Says Another Crossing to be Opened on Serbia-Croatia Border

ZAGREB, 16 Aug 2021 - The prime minister of Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina, Igor Mirović, has said that conditions have been created to open a new border crossing between Serbia and Croatia to relieve some of the traffic pressure on the Zagreb-Belgrade highway. "We have finished construction work on a new road, running from Jamena in Šid to the village of Račinovci in Croatia's territory. We have created conditions for another border crossing to be opened, which will be particularly important for citizens who want to avoid queuing at the Batrovci border crossing," Mirović said in a Twitter post on Sunday.…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Hvar Town 2021 Photo Essay: Warm August Morning Moments

August 17, 2021 - They say that a picture says a thousand words... TCN reporter Ivor Kruljac teamed up with photographer Nina Lelas to explore the once-again bustling Hvar town center in August. Check out our Hvar Town 2021 photo essay to see for yourself!  It was August 12 and the morning was brutally hot. The world-renowned sunny days on Hvar showed their dark side as I sweat profusely, looking as if someone threw a bucket of water on me. Leaving my cool room at Pharos for a photo essay on Hvar in the morning felt like a suicide mission. But, one…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Could Zrmanja River Cruises Bring Tourism and Life to Obrovac Area?

August the 17th, 2021 - Could Zrmanja river cruises be the ideal way to draw foreign visitors to this beautiful but deeply neglected part of Dalmatia, and even provide jobs to the native population and encourage them to stay? As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, RiverZ could breathe life into this part of Dalmatia with Zrmanja river cruises. Marko Dobric is a professor of geography at a local school in Obrovac and he has been thinking for years about bringing untouched nature closer to tourists, and this year, in collaboration with a former student, that very idea was put into practice.…
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