Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Times and The Sun Nominate Croatia for Best Destination in World

August 11, 2020 - Croatia has been included in the selection for the prestigious Best Country award 2020, which is awarded by popular British newspapers The Times & The Sunday Times and The Sun to decide the best country in the world.

Awarded for the eighth time, the shortlist of nominees this year includes some of the world's best destinations, namely France, Turkey, the USA, Dubai, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Thailand, reports HTZ.

"We are extremely proud of this nomination by which we have strengthened the position our country enjoys in the UK market, while also confirming that our intensified marketing activities in the UK are yielding excellent results. I call on all Croatian fans to take the opportunity and give a voice to Croatia, which absolutely deserves to be on such an important list," said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Stanicic.

Voting will last until the end of October, and the final winner will be decided by readers who can vote via the following link (VOTE HERE) and thus also participate in a prize game in which they can win exclusive prizes such as a holiday in Barbados and the Dominican Republic. In addition to the best country category, you can vote in 12 other categories such as the best city, airline and tour operator.

The award ceremony will take place in November, most likely virtually, given the current epidemiological situation. Recall, The Times & The Sunday Times are currently the best-selling print newspaper in the UK, read by almost three million people a day, while The Sun is one of the most popular newspapers with a monthly reach of over 37 million readers.

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Monday, 8 April 2019

The Sun: Croatia More Expensive for Tourists than Other Destinations

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the departure from the European Union, British tourists have postponed their decision where they will go for their annual vacation, which has prompted some destinations to lower their prices in order to attract guests. Prices have fallen in some of the most popular destinations for British tourists, such as Spain, Cyprus and Bulgaria. But not in Croatia, specifically in Zadar, which has also been popular among Brits for the last several years. In fact, the prices here have risen, so Zadar is now the most expensive among the six destinations whose prices have been compared by The Sun, the UK's top-selling newspaper, reports Index.hr on April 8, 2019.

The most significant drop in prices occurred in Mallorca, where the cost of a week-long vacation for a four-member family dropped by 21.6 per cent, to around 2,700 British pounds. This includes accommodation, lunches, dinners, drinks and the like.

A slight decrease, with lower prices, has been recorded at Costa Del Sol, also in Spain, where costs for a week fell by 17.7 per cent, to 2,041 pounds.

Cyprus is also trying to lower its price and attract the Brits. In Paphos, the prices for this season are 10.5 per cent lower than in 2018, so a week of vacation at the destination would cost a four-member family around 2,378 pounds.

Among the selected destinations, the cheapest is Sunny Beach in Bulgaria where a week costs just 1,912 euros. Bulgarians have also lowered their prices compared to last year, by 9.7 per cent.

Turkey, which has started to return to the tourist market after political turmoil, has increased its prices. British tourists can spend a week in Marmaris for 2,286 euro, which is an increase of 4.6 per cent over the previous year.

The most expensive destination and the one with the highest growth prices is Croatia, or more precisely Zadar, where a four-family family, according to The Sun’s calculations, would need 3,188 euro for a one-week stay, an increase of 12.7 per cent compared to the last year.

Obviously, there is no fear of a possible decline in the number of British tourists coming to Croatia, or perhaps it is expected guests from other countries will replace them. In previous years, Croatia saw steady growth in the number of guests from the UK. In the period from 2011 to 2016, their numbers increased by 260,000, to 640,000.

Translated from Index.hr.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

"Shocking Footage": Behavior of Croatian Football Hooligans Highlighted by UK Media (Video)

To be fair, this is not the first time Croatian hooliganism has caught the eye of international media.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Split-Tacular: The Sun Names 7 Reasons to Visit Dalmatian Coast

The Sun, a popular daily tabloid published in the UK and Ireland, names 7 reasons you should visit the Dalmatian coast.