Monday, 21 June 2021

Croatia To Promote Its Destinations On Lonely Planet And Culture Trip platforms

June 21st, 2021 -  The Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) has launched cooperation with leading global travel platforms and specialized travel media Lonely Planet and Culture Trip to provide the latest information on Croatian holiday destinations and tourism services in eight European markets.

"Cooperation with such important global travel platforms, which are followed by nearly 20 million unique visitors a month, is important in promoting Croatian tourism and travel destinations. This will give us additional visibility in key European markets from which we expect the largest number of visitors this year," HTZ director Kristjan Staničić said in a statement on Monday.

Cooperation with the Lonely Planet platform, which is visited by 11.5 million unique visitors a month and has about 32 million views a month, will cover the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. The focus will be on the culture and gastronomy of the continental regions of Slavonia and Baranja, Croatian nature parks, the southern island of Brač, and the coastal city of Zadar.

Cooperation with Culture Trip, which attracts about 18 million unique visitors a month and has about 8.1 million followers,  will focus on cycling, rural tourism, boating, island hopping, and cultural landmarks.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Lonely Planet Proclaims Kvarner Best International Destination for 2020

As Novac/Lea Balenovic writes on the 5th of November, 2019, at one of the world's largest tourism fairs which is currently being held in London, Kvarner was named the Best Travel Destination for 2020. In addition to that flattering title given to it by the Lonely Planet tourism magazine, it has been highlighted as a must go destination and listed among the Top 10 regions of the world.

Tom Hall, Vice President of Lonely Planet, found Kvarner worthy of such a high level of recognition in the fact that "Kvarner is a fantastic region where tourists have a lot to experience."

Croatian Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, as well as Kristjan Staničić, Director of the main office of the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ), agreed, while Zlatko Komadina, the prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, stated that along with natural beauty, a clean sea and air, rich historical and cultural heritage and excellent and diverse gastronomy in Kvarner, the offer of health tourism is to be especially emphasised.

''This is a reward for all those who work in tourism in Kvarner, but also for all of the residents of our county who are known for being good hosts and promoters of all that our region has to offer, and one of these things is certainly health tourism,'' Komadina stated, adding that Kvarner is known precisely as the region of health.

On the other hand, Irena Peršić Živadinov, director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, focused on cultural tourism that this particular Croatian region has to offer.

''The award and recognition from Lonely Planet are the result of many years of work, but also proof that all of our results don't just come by chance. From the hosting of the extremely important World SKAL Congress in October next year, the title of Rijeka as the European Capital of Culture, to the presidency of Croatia by the EU Council Presidency in 2020, it's clear to us that there is a crucial tourist moment for the Kvarner region,'' she said.

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Gari Cappelli Praises Residents and City of Zadar

The City of Zadar has always been a popular destination in Dalmatia, boasting the stunning sea organ, and, as Alfred Hitchcock himself once said, the most beautiful sunsets in the entire world. Now Gari Cappelli, the Minister of Tourism, has congratulated this ancient city on its success, stating that the very people of Zadar are the ones who give it its life.

As tourists flock to Zadar from all corners of the world, with numerous airline companies having taken it upon themselves to either increase their flights to this Dalmatian gem or to introduce new lines connecting major European cities to its thriving airport, the city goes from strength to strength across the spectrum, from its entrepreneur success stories to its tourism figures. It seems that Zadar's success hasn't gone unnoticed, at least not by Gari Cappelli, who expressed his warm feelings for both the city and for the ''happy people'' who live there and make it what it is.

As eZadar/Radio Zadar writes on the 23rd of November, 2018, upon welcoming the participants of the session of the Zadar City Council on the occasion of Zadar's city day, Gari Cappelli, the long standing Croatian Minister of Tourism, stated at the beginning of his address, among other things, that Zadar is a city full of of happy people who give it life.

Gari Cappelli recalled the very welcome fact that the highly respected Lonely Planet, one of the most popular and trusted travel guides in the entire world, included Zadar in its announcement of the prestigious ''Best in Travel 2019'' guide, in its recommendations on destinations which should be visited by tourists next year.

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Click here for the original article by eZadar/Radio Zadar

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018: Any Love for Croatia?

Lonely Planet came out with their annual selection of best travel destinations earlier this week. Can you guess which Croatian tourist hotspot made the list?

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Lonely Planet Picks Out Croatia’s 10 Best Beaches

Popular travel magazine Lonely Planet has recently published a list of ten best beaches in Croatia.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Moro Beach Club Stupe, Featured by Lonely Planet

Moro Beach Club Stupe opened at the beginning of the season with a makeover and it seems it has been a hit among sailors and travellers alike, even earning praise from the Lonely Planet.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Lonely Planet Offers Free Zagreb e-Book to Readers

"Zagreb is at once cosmopolitan and edgy, with its heady mix of Brutalist architecture and sun-splashed Austro-Hungarian squares brimming with coffee drinkers," Lonely Planet writes

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Lonely Planet Approved: Croatian Fashion Startup Continues to Impress

Unique Travel Set continues to impress in the fashion world and beyond.