Monday, 15 April 2019

In Split for Easter? Check Out the Full Program of Events!

Easter, the largest Christian holiday, is creeping up. Because the spring holiday also traditionally marks the start of the preseason, Split this year will be decked out with colorful Easter eggs, traditional specialties and commemorative music organized by the Split Tourist Board, reports Dalmacija Danas on April 15, 2019. 

On Tuesday, the Association of Split War Veterans will paint Easter eggs on the Riva from 10 am to 2 pm. All of the youngest are invited to join and are encouraged to paint the most colorful egg to brighten up their Easter table.

Members of the "Trogir Musicians" Association will host a special holiday concert at the Vestibule on Monday at 5:30 pm.

The children's choir "Srdelice" will delight guests in Diocletian's basement on April 16 at 6:30 pm, and on Easter Day from 11 am to 2 pm, the Riva will play host to the manifestation “Delicious Easter Morning". In cooperation with the Split Tourist Board, the bakery Babić and the company Dalmacijavino, citizens and guests of Split can enjoy 1000 portions of cheese and 1000 glasses of Dalmatian dessert wine, Prošek. All visitors can also expect a music program by the "Transacoustic" band.

You can find the full Easter program for Split below. 

16.04. - 19.04. Coloring Easter eggs on the Riva

Every day from 10 am to 2 pm, the traditional Easter egg painting with children, citizens and tourists will be held in collaboration with the Association of Split War Veterans’ section of artists. Note: In the event of bad weather, the artists will hold the workshops at their studio, located at Šižgorićeva 1

15.04. Lent Concert at Vestibule at 5:30 pm

The Lent Concert performed by the Association of Trogir Musicians. 

16.04. “Way of the Cross: Museum of the City of Split: Cellars of Diocletian's Palace - West Riva 6:30 pm

Performance of the Children's Choir "Srdelice"

21.04. Delicious Easter Morning on the Riva (central stage) from 11 am to 2 pm 

The traditional distribution of 1000 portions of cheese, 1000 glasses of prošek, and colorful Easter eggs with a special Easter program including the “Transacoustic" band starting at 12 pm

22.04. Easter concert on the Riva (central stage) - 12 pm

Easter Concert of spiritual music performed by the "Combo Project" band

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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Director of TZ Split: If Quality of Life is Good for Citizens, It will be Good for Guests

Last week, a meeting of the Tourist Board directors of Split-Dalmatia County was held, which saw the director of the Split Tourist Board, Alijana Vukšić, also take part. Vukšić commented on the hot topic of weaker bookings for the upcoming tourist season, and what we should expect this year, reports Dalmacija Danas on March 24, 2019. 

“If judged by the results of the Split Tourist Board, in the first two months we recorded a 25 percent increase in arrivals and overnights. The reason for this may be the many events in the city during the winter months because we must not forget that behind us is the Split Half Marathon, numerous congresses, and fairs that are a good motivator for arrivals to the destination, but good results are also recorded in the surrounding cities. It's a great introduction to, hopefully, a successful tourist year, and judging by all presentations and programs that will be developed by individual tourist communities, we should not doubt it. On the contrary, we need to work intensely, the year will be demanding, no one disagrees, but that's why we create a lot of activities so our guests can experience the destination, to motivate them to come. So far, the city and county have had excellent results, and we hope we will have them this year too.”

Behind us is the ITB Fair in Berlin. What makes Split more interesting for Germans than some other destinations?

“I personally see the fair in Berlin as one of the best, and I have been in the tourist board system for the last 20 years. The presentation was exceptionally good because we presented it as the Split Riviera. We even made a brochure on the Split Riviera. Thus, in one booklet, there are all cities in the surroundings, as guests staying in Split for more than three days are looking for additional content. On this occasion, we offered other material in the surrounding destinations, which proved to be a good move. The interest was great. There were not only many business contacts and meetings but in the two days that were open to the public, the excitement was high. 

Of course, the reason for this was that you could taste our specialties such as pršut, cheese, and soparnik, but we also had a klapa that attracted many guests with beautiful singing to our booth and gave an additional Dalmatian tone. Even colleagues said that for the first time we surpassed the Italians because they give out ice cream free of charge and are always full. This time, the stand of Split-Dalmatia County, which included the Split Riviera, Makarska Riviera, and Zagora, was visited by more guests. Next year we have plans to develop altogether. We're trying to keep up with the international trends. All tourist workers know that we have been advertising in such a way for a long time - we would always bring klapas and food with us. When we cooperated with the Croatian National Tourist Board at a joint stand, we no longer had those opportunities because we had small spaces. By coming out of this great story, which we are still part of, we are not running away, but we have the opportunity to advertise individually both by product and by destination.”

The world trend is the idea of sustainable tourism. 

“Not only sustainable but also responsible. That is why our county last year implemented a capacity study to get information about the load we have and how we need to develop further; where it is necessary to disperse large crowds so that the guests in the destination get more pleasure for the money they spend, but it was primarily for our citizens. We must not forget if the citizens of one town live well, and in this case, we are talking about Split, then the guests will feel satisfied. First of all, we have to think about our citizens and if our quality of life is good, it will be good for our guests as well.”

How much is the country resisting our coast being apartmentized? 

“Tourism workers are aware that there are limits and that there are studies that show how many hotels and apartments there can be. If we follow the guidance from the strategy brought by the experts, we will surely have no problems in the destination. Still, we must be aware of the fact that in Split there are crowds even when there is no pressure from tourists. When we solve the tourist infrastructure, and we all work - from the city to the county, we are certain that the guests will be more satisfied.”

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Thursday, 7 March 2019

Heart of Adriatic: Split-Dalmatia County Presents Local Products at ITB Berlin

This year, the Croatian National Tourist Board is presenting the Croatian tourist offer at the world's leading travel fair ITB, which is held in Berlin from March 6 to 10. The Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli and the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić are also participating in the fair, where they will meet with representatives of key partners in the German market such as TUI, FTI, British Airlines, Eurowings, Jet2, Condor, and others. Split-Dalmatia County perfect Blaženko Boban and the director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Joško Stella, are also in Berlin, reports Dalmacija Danas on March 6, 2019. 

This year, Split-Dalmatia County is represented for the first time with an independent stand, which will be presented to numerous partners who will be able to taste local cheeses, prosciutto, and wine under the theme "Heart of the Adriatic”. 

In his speech, the Prefect welcomed Minister Gari Cappelli, Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristijan Staničić, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Germany Gordan Grlić Radman, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina and the Director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board Josko Stella.

“In Berlin, at the biggest tourism fair in the world, we bring a taste of the clearest sea, the air of the warmest sun and the soul of the noblest man, our Dalmatia.”

The Mayor of Sinj Kristina Križanac, Mayor of Hvar, Rikard Novak, Mayor of Stari Grad Antonio Škarpa, Mayor of Jelsa Nikša Peronja, Mayor of Bol Tihomir Marinković, Director of the Makarska Tourist Board Hloverka Novak-Srzić, Director of the Split Tourist Board Alijana Vukšić, Director of the Sinj Tourist Board Monika Vrgoč, Director of the Hvar Tourist Board Petar Razović, Director of the Marina Tourist Board Iva Dvornik, Director of the Agency for Coastal and Inland Transport, Paula Vidović, and the President of HGK Split Jozo Tomaš, as well as other valuable tourist workers from the private and public sector, were all in attendance. Split-Dalmatia County was also represented by distinguished bartender Jure Vojković and owner of Villa Dvor Petar Ćurlin who presented their eco-friendly products. The stand was visited by Mayor of Rijeka Vojko Obersnel, Mayor of Korčula Andro Fabris and the Prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County Nikola Dobroslavić with his associates.

“Croatia is still very interesting in the German market, and we expect tourism traffic at the level of last year. Germany and Croatia are friendly countries, and I particularly emphasize investments in the Republic of Croatia amounting to EUR 3.2 billion in the last ten years. Our goal is to strengthen our relationships further, and next year, Croatia will be the partner of the largest agricultural fair Green Week, which will be held in Berlin in early 2020. It will be an opportunity to present, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and HGK, what Croatian villages produce for Croatian tourism - that is what we want to strengthen,” said Minister Cappelli.

“Considering the importance of the ITB fair, which has positioned itself as one of the most important tourist exchanges in the world, and considering the importance of Germany as the strongest market for Croatian tourism, the appearance, and presentation of our offer at this fair is of great importance. According to the information of the partners with which we have so far held meetings, Croatia's position on the German market is stable, sales are intensified, but the peak is still ahead of us. Our goal is to repeat the results from last year when almost three million German tourists visited us, who achieved more than 21 million overnight stays,” said the director Staničić.

ITB Berlin is the world's leading tourism industry fair that holds its 53rd edition this year. The fair welcomes more than 180 countries worldwide and is visited by more than 150,000 guests annually. It is estimated that contracts worth over 7 billion euro will be agreed during the fair.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Day of Culinary Heritage to be Marked in Split with Soparnik!

November 9, 2018 - The public institution RERA, with the support of the Split Tourist Board, is organizing the Day of Culinary Heritage of Split-Dalmatia County, which will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 10 am to 8 pm at Prokurative (Trg Republike) in Split.

As part of the project, 'Poljički Soparnik' will be presented, which is a part of the protected intangible heritage of the Republic of Croatia.

What is Poljički Soparnik, you might ask? Soparnik is a savory pie with a filling of Swiss chard, onions and parsley. The famous dish originated from the 15th to 19th century, during the Ottoman Empire. 


Do you want to learn how to make and bake this popular pie?

Do you want to buy products with an internationally recognized symbol of tradition and quality of Croatia’s culinary heritage?

Come to Prokurative on Tuesday, November 13!

To learn more about Soparnik, click here

Thursday, 27 September 2018

World Tourism Day in Split: Free Virtual Reality Tour of Diocletian's Palace

In 2018, Split recorded an increase of 16% in arrivals and 15% in overnights compared to the same period last year.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

World Cup Photographer Yuri Cortez Enjoys Split

The World Cup photographer became the center of attention during Croatia's World Cup semi-final against England. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

British Student Offered Free Holiday Back to Croatia After Hostel Incident

26-year-old British student Laura Denmar has been offered a free holiday back to Croatia by the Tourist Board of Split. 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

See Split in Sneakers with SightRun, A New Mobile App for Sightseeing in the City

Split has received its first tourist application for sightseeing in the city - in sneakers! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Split Summer Colors: A Season of Concerts on Split's Riva

Split Summer Colors will continue through Septemeber 29th this year!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Split Gets a Tasty New Souvenir: Meet Diocletian's Palace, in White Chocolate

When Kraš is involved, you know it's going to be good. 

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