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Friday, 1 July 2022

100th Anniversary of Most Precious Blood Parish in Queens

July 1, 2022 - On June 19, Croatian Catholics celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Most Precious Blood Parish - “The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Precious Blood of Christ” followed by a wonderful procession in the streets of Astoria. Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn presided, Music Coordinator Fr. Saša Ilijić, PhD, composed a wonderful new song “Alleluia”, especially for this anniversary, which was performed by klapa Astoria.      Most Precious Blood Church is a Roman Catholic Parish in the center of Astoria, NY, and home to a multicultural community made up of parishioners from diverse backgrounds united in their common walk of…
Friday, 1 July 2022

Golden Horn Beach (Zlatni rat) Named 12th Best Beach in World

July 1, 2022 - Global travel site Big Travel 7 has released its annual list of 'The 50 Best Beaches In The World', and Croatian Golden Horn Beach (Zlatni rat) has come in the 12th position. The list is now in its 4th year and ranks the world’s best beaches using aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations, social media popularity, and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team. Golden Horn Beach (Zlatni rat) in Brac, Croatia was named one of the Best Beaches in the World, coming in at 12th position on the list. "The Golden…
Friday, 1 July 2022

Air France Croatia Flights Boosted in July, Over 30 Flights per Week!

July 1, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Air France Croatia flights are significantly boosted this month to Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik airports.  French national airline Air France will significantly increase the number of weekly operations to Croatian airports in July from its main hub in Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport, reports Croatian Aviation.  In the first 10 days of July, Air France significantly increases the number of weekly flights to three Croatian airports. A second daily flight to Zagreb is being introduced, traffic to Split is being restored, and the number of weekly operations to Dubrovnik…
Friday, 1 July 2022

In Vino Veritas: Mini Wine Festival in Punat on Krk in July!

July 1, 2022 - The 'In Vino Veritas' wine festival in Punat on Krk Island will be held from July 15 to 17.  A weekend to enjoy! This is how you could describe the mini wine festival that will bring winemakers from Baranja, Erdut, and Ilok to the golden island of Krk from July 15 to 17 - and will undoubtedly attract visitors to the island. The idea of the festival "IN VINO VERITAS" was created to strengthen friendly and business relations of winemakers from the areas of Baranja, Erdut, and Ilok, with an emphasis on the municipalities of Punat…
Friday, 1 July 2022

Bluesun Hotel Chain Renovates Around 800 Rooms in 45 Million Euro Investment

July the 1st, 2022 - The well known Croatian Bluesun hotel chain which is based in Dalmatia has invested an enormous 45 million euros back into its impressive capacities, renovating approximately 800 rooms. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, summer is here and the height of the tourist season is rapidly approaching. As such, Bluesun Hotels & Resorts, one of the leading hotel chains in all of the Republic of Croatia, has invested more than 45 million euros in the renovation of six properties in its portfolio. The investment resulted in the renovation of almost 800 rooms in the Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa, Bluesun…
Friday, 1 July 2022

Lukewarm Expectations for Croatian Economy as Inflation Continues to Bite

July the 1st, 2022 - There are fairly lukewarm expectations for the Croatian economy, with inflation continuing and as such expectations are stagnating. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, this month, expectations for the Croatian economy have been rather rapidly stagnating. On the one hand, there is pessimism in the retail sector due to the overall reduced purchasing power of consumers, and on the other hand, there are also improved expectations in both the industry and the service sector(s). The European Commission's survey and the Economic Climate Index (ESI) in the Republic of Croatia rose by 0.2 points in June compared to…
Friday, 1 July 2022

Porec Tourism: Million Overnight Stays Achieved, Results Outdo 2019

July the 1st, 2022 - Porec tourism so far has been going beyond excellently, with one million overnight stays now having been realised, bringing in better results than the record, pre-pandemic year of 2019. As Morski writes, according to Croatia's praised eVisitor system for the registration of tourists, the gorgeous Istrian city of Porec achieved its millionth tourist overnight stay on the 28th of June, 2022. Since the beginning of this year, there have been 225,000 arrivals for Porec's tourism ''picture'', which is an increase of 5 percent compared to 2019, which is the pre-crisis year we all keep comparing…
Friday, 1 July 2022

Germans Purchasing Adriatic Property en Masse, Then Renting it Out

July the 1st, 2022 - Germans have been purchasing Adriatic property en masse, and then renting it out. While this trend is less than satisfying for many Croats living on the coast themselves, the Germans engaging in this are getting quick returns on their investments this way. As Morski writes, more and more Germans are snapping up Adriatic property along the Croatian coastline and then renting it out. Two such Germans sat down to talk about their experiences with builders, taxes and processes. Jens and his family from the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg have fulfilled their dream by purchasing Adriatic…
Thursday, 30 June 2022

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Croatia Loses in Slovenia 97:69 (54:35)

June 30, 2022 - Slovenia secures the next-round spot behind Finland, and Croatia needs help to stay alive in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. Tonight’s match-up being found at the bottom of Group C was a big surprise to most basketball fans. Finland and Sweden were able to celebrate big wins against highly-favored Slovenia and the expected runner-up Croatia earlier in the competition. With an 85:69 home win over Sweden, NBA youngster Lauri Markkanen’s team even secured position one in the group and a ticket to the next round of the qualifiers just before tip-off in Ljubljana. To make up…
Thursday, 30 June 2022

Five Must-Visit Croatian Religious Tourism Destinations

June 30, 2022 - Throughout its rich history, Croatia has preserved many religious traditions, including imposing cathedrals, pilgrimage routes, important shrines, and even a miracle certified by the Vatican. Get to know some of the many Croatian religious tourism destinations here. Something fascinating about Croatia isn't only the quantity but also the diversity of different tourists that arrive. Not everyone visits it for its countless beaches or its thousand (plus) islands (even if that's much more than reason enough), but also for particular objectives that are worth being recognised. From health tourism, due to the country's immaculate air in the northern…
Thursday, 30 June 2022

Finmin: Fuel Vouchers Being Considered

ZAGREB, 30 June 2022- Finance Minister Zdravko Marić said after a government session on Thursday that one of the measures being considered was the introduction of fuel vouchers, but added that he didn't want to prejudge anything. Since the decision to cap fuel prices at petrol stations not located on highways expires next week and since it is certain that oil prices will continue to rise on the markets, reporters asked Marić what further measures were being considered by the government, to which he responded that the government was waiting for all calculations regarding oil prices and that Economy and Sustainable Development…
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