Monday, 29 April 2019

World's Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 37 - Primošten to Trogir (Kayak)

April 29, 2019 - Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 37 of this incredible 2011 adrenaline trip covering 2,500 km along the Croatian coast. 

The World's Biggest Welcome, an ambitious adventure tourism project in 2011 in Croatia enters Day 37 of this 2019 appreciation of one of the finest tourism promotion projects ever in Croatia.  

The plan? To showcase the diversity and fabulous offer of adventure tourism in Croatia by following a GPS route the length of the Croatian coast in the shape of the word 'Welcome' - thereby creating the biggest welcome in the world from a hospitable tourism country. 

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Day 37 moved from Primošten to Trogir.

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40 kilometres for the day: And really, just a smooth kayak ride from Primošten to Trogir to continue forming the ‘O’ in ‘Welcome’. 

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Day 37 kicked off from the coastal town of Primošten, which lies between the cities of Šibenik and Trogir. 

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The vineyards of Primošten.

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And then onto Rogoznica and the Dragon's Eye.

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Lacko continued making his way to Trogir by kayak.

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Though the strong wind made it difficult. 

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Lacko and his kayak. 

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Arrival in the UNESCO-protected town of Trogir with a great view of Kamerlengo castle. 

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The bridge to Čiovo

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Spotted: Lacko and his kayak at the Trogir marina.

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Lacko is pretty happy to be here. 

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And it's no wonder why.

A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day. 

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Trogir.

You can see the entire project on the Welcome website, as well as much more of Luka Tambaca's stunning photography on the Welcome Facebook page

Tune in tomorrow for Day 38, as Lacko moves from Trogir to Trilj by kayaking, climbing, and cycling.

To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

From Osijek to Makarska, Booking.com Users Rate Croatian Hosts

What do Croatian and international travellers think of their hosts when staying in private accommodation? How do they rate them, how much interaction is too much and are privacy and inside information the key?

As Lea Balenovic/Novac writes on the 9th of April, 2019, almost two thirds of Croats believe that the host is a key factor when staying in an accommodation facility, and those who are the best rated in the Republic of Croatia, both from domestic and foreign guests, can be found in in Rakovica, Osijek, Bibinje, Korenica, Kaštela, Makarska, Brela, Senj, Trogir and Podstrana.

They are the results of research conducted by the world's leading rental company, Booking.com, on a sample of 21,500 travellers worldwide. As the survey showed, 63 percent of international travellers and 62 percent of Croatian travellers think that their stay was better because of their engagement of the host who did everything they could to make it a better stay for them.

Most travellers want to feel "at home," as they have indicated in such surveys. For 62 percent of international travellers, the main advantage of non-hotel accommodation is the ability to take advantage of the knowledge and information available from the host and decide to stay in a property owned by someone who actually comes from the region in which the property is located. The same goes for 48 percent of Croatian travellers.

Nearly half of the international travellers who partook in the survey, or more specifically 45 percent of them, and 59 percent of Croatian travellers consider the local knowledge and information at their disposal from their host important for their overall budget because they hope to be given insider advice that will help them save some cash and avoid potential tourist traps.

However, while it seems that all travellers who took part in this survey generally consider the same things to be significant, each traveller is looking for a different type of engagement from their host. Therefore, some travellers are satisfied with a simple warm welcome, while others have slightly higher expectations from their hosts.

For example, 52 percent of international passengers and 40 percent of Croatian travellers believe that their host should only be seen once during their stay in order to make them feel welcome, and more than a third of international travellers and almost the same number of Croatian travellers expect their hosts to contact them only during their arrival, registration, and then again when they eventually check out and leave the premises.

What is often even more challenging to hosts is the fact that many travellers also expect them to have some sort of sixth sense and know just how much of a personal touch is needed for each traveller. 69 percent believe that hosts should intuitively know the right amount of time they should be spending with their guests, and that is also what 73 percent of Croatian travellers think. For four out of five international travellers and the same number of travellers from Croatia that means respecting their need for personal space, which means that the feeling of privacy is key.

The hosts also agree. Namely, nearly 80 percent of Croatian hosts think that the most important thing for guests is to be able to properly ensure their privacy.

"Our research reveals that it's very important for the owners and managers of accommodation facilities to find a balance which ensures the best experience, regardless of whether guests are staying in a vacation home, an apartment, in accommodation with their hosts or any other type of facility," explained Olivier Grémillon, the vice president of Booking.com, adding the fact thatt "what is crystal clear is that there is nothing like the ability of ordinary people to turn something into an unforgettable experience."

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle and travel pages for much more.

 

Click here for the original article by Lea Balenovic for Novac/Jutarnji

Saturday, 27 October 2018

5 Years Today: Croatia Remembers Trogir's Unforgettable Tenor Vinko Coce

Remembering the unforgettable tenor Vinko Coce, whose contribution to Croatia’s cultural heritage is unquestionable.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

1,000 Businesspeople from Europe to Sail from Trogir to Hvar

The largest business regatta in Croatia will take place in October.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Brodotrogir Delivers First Ship of Its Kind in the World

Another milestone for the Croatian shipbuilding industry.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Another Car Goes Swimming in Dalmatia

With summer finally well and truly here, it isn't only people going for a dip...

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Bridge Between Čiovo and Trogir to Finally Open Next Week?

It isn't quite Pelješac Bridge, but it is yet another we've been waiting a long time for.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Bridge Linking Čiovo to Mainland Finally Connected!

At least one bridge that everyone in Croatia has been talking about is finally on its way to completion!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Top 5 Čiovo: Best Beaches on Trogir Archipelago's Biggest Island

March 11, 2018- TCN continues looking at the best beaches in Croatia. This time here is Top 5 Čiovo, the best beaches on Trogir Archipelago's biggest island.

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