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Saturday, 4 June 2022

This Season's First Tourist Train from Prague Arrives in Rijeka

ZAGREB, 4 June 2022 - This summer season's first train within the Czech rail operator RegioJet's seasonal service on the Prague- Zagreb-Rijeka/Split route arrived in Rijeka on Saturday morning, bringing more than 250 travellers to this northern Croatian seaport. In Prague, about 600 passengers boarded the train, and of them 250 travelled for Rijeka while the remaining passengers are bound for Split. This is the third season that RegioJet is operating this service. In the previous two seasons, an estimated 150,000 passengers used this service to travel between Czechia, Slovakia and Croatia. For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.
Saturday, 4 June 2022

Renovated Fortress of St. John in Šibenik Opened to Public

ZAGREB, 4 June 2022 - The renovated Fortress of St. John, one of the four medieval fortresses of the Croatian coastal city of Šibenik, was formally opened at a ceremony at that seaside city on Friday evening. This fortress, built in the mid-17th century, and the other fortresses in the city were important for defense against Turkish invasion. It features a panoramic view of the town. Addressing the ceremony, Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek said that Šibenik now has "an amazing complex of the four upgraded fortresses." The complex includes an educational campus and other amenities for visitors, all of…
Saturday, 4 June 2022

Ryanair Croatia Anniversary Sees Praise for Irish Budget Carrier

June the 4th, 2022 - The Ryanair Croatia anniversary took place recently, which recognised and marked the first anniversary of the opening of this popular Irish airline's routes from the Croatian capital. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, the largest European airline currently in operation, and as they themselves point out, the largest airline in all of Croatia, the low-budget Irish Ryanair, has been celebrating the anniversary of the launch of its Zagreb operations. The company emphasised that, along with a total of 27 routes heading to various European cities from Zagreb Airport, they have good reservations in their largest summer…
Friday, 3 June 2022

Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Will Take Place from June 10 to 12

June 3, 2022 - The Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival, a popular traditional cultural and tourist event, will be held for the 17th time in Ogulin from June 10 to 12. Those attending will get to enjoy a magical experience through a rich artistic and cultural programme for children of all ages, as well as adults. The streets and squares of Ogulin are ready once again to turn into the most imaginative fairytale scene where numerous artists will perform and bring joy to those who have gathered with lots of fun and positive energy, reports HRT News. All families will be…
Friday, 3 June 2022

Hotel Riva Marina in Hvar Town Opens to First Guests Today!

June 3, 2022 - The newly-renovated Hotel Riva Marina in Hvar town opens today! Situated in the Hvar city center, this historic gem boasts 50 uniquely decorated rooms and suites and a stunning terrace with outdoor seating and a bar area. The hotel was completely renovated this year.  Namely, Suncani Hvar Hotels completed the 40 million kuna renovation of Hotel Riva Marina to ensure it would be ready for its June opening.  Hotel Riva was one of the first hotels in Hvar town, opening in 1914, precisely 15 years after the historic Hotel Elisabeth. It was named Hotel Kovačić after…
Friday, 3 June 2022

Ryanair Zagreb Flight Reductions Extended into Mid-July

June 3, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Ryanair Zagreb flight reductions continue into the middle of next month.  Several Ryanair Zagreb destinations will see further reductions and temporary route suspensions into mid-July, reports Ex Yu Aviation.  Passengers already witnessed reductions in May, and while the airline was to conclude the network cutbacks in June, it is now extending the suspension of some of its Zagreb lines into next month - namely to Basel, Sofia, and Brindisi until July 18.  Ex Yu Aviation adds that Sandefjord, Malaga, and Paphos flights will only run once a week until mid-July…
Friday, 3 June 2022

May 2022 Sees 178% More Croatian Tourist Arrivals Than May 2021

June the 3rd, 2022 - Croatian tourist arrivals are showing some very refereshing numbers following two pandemic-dominated years in which things were extremely slow and concerning for all stakeholders in Croatia's strongest economic branch. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, more than 190,000 tourists are currently staying across the Republic of Croatia, continuing the good trend from May with 1.3 million arrivals and 4.9 million overnight stays, which is 178 and 155 percent more than was recorded back during same month in 2021. Of the current 190,000 tourists in Croatia, about 175,000 are foreigners, most of them Germans, Austrians and Britons. Tourists…
Thursday, 2 June 2022

Asian Tourists Returning to Croatia, Numbers May Reach 2019 Levels

June the 2nd, 2022 - Asian tourists are likely to make a return to Croatia this year following two pandemic-dominated years. Could we see the figures we enjoyed back during the record year of 2019? Some believe so. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, after a two year halt, the first group of guests from South Korea this year have arrived in Croatia, organised by the Uniline agency. This is a market that was especially responsible for the tourist boom here in the City of Zagreb over the last few years before the pandemic struck. Boris Zgomba, President of the Management…
Wednesday, 1 June 2022

35 Austrian Airlines Flights to Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Zadar, Split in June

June 1, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as 35 Austrian Airlines flights to Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Zadar, and Split will run in June.  Star Alliance member Austrian Airlines plans to operate 35 times a week to four Croatian airports in June - Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, and Zagreb. The largest number of flights have been announced for Zagreb, while most seats are scheduled for Dubrovnik, reports Croatian Aviation.  The Lufthansa Group member plans to operate to four Croatian airports in June, 35 times a week. Namely, daily flights to Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik have been announced, and two…
Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Compare the Market: Dubrovnik 2nd as Coastal City Break Destination

June the 1st, 2022 - Compare the Market has ranked the gorgeous City of Dubrovnik as second in the world for those who are seeking a coastal city break with a combination of relaxing on the beach and exploring the sights. As Morski writes, increasingly sought-after types of holiday are those that combine a beach holiday with swimming and sunshine with exploration of the city's sights and culture. One of the best places to combine a city holiday with a beach holiday is down in Croatia's southernmost city of Dubrovnik, arguably the country's tourist Mecca, known as the Pearl of…
Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Split-Dalmatia County Bookings Excellent for Height of Season

June the 1st, 2022 - We're on the very first day of June and the height of the Croatian summer tourist season is just around the corner. Split-Dalmatia County bookings are looking beyond excellent so far, with huge expectations for the summer. As Morski writes, all tourism indicators at this moment in time show that from the beginning of the year to the end of May, we're managing to reach around 80 percent of the traffic, in terms of overnight stays, that we enjoyed back during the record, pre-pandemic year of 2019. ''If we look at 2021, we've got three times…
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