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Croatia voted Tourist Destination of the Year in QuebecCroatia has been voted the best travel destination of 2018 by the Quebec Travel Agents Association (AAVQ), the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) said earlier this week. The Uni-Vers award giving ceremony was held in Montreal's Theatre Rialto on Wednesday evening, and Croatia was declared the best destination in competition with Portugal, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. 21.10.2018. | News
Nautical guest spends 126 euros per day in CroatiaIn 2017, nautical tourists spent 126 euros per day in Croatia, which was by 40% more than the daily spending of the average tourist, and yacht charter is becoming the most propulsive tourist product, which has huge potential, according to information presented at the Biograd Boat Show that is taking place in that Dalmatian resort town on 18-21 October. The fair in Biograd has brought together over 300 exhibitors that are promoting over 300 vessels, including 33 luxury yachts. 18.10.2018. | News
Croatia's first Novotel hotel to open in Zagreb by end of 2020Croatia's first Novotel hotel is expected to open in Zagreb by the end of 2020 based on an agreement signed by the Zagreb-based Rox company and the Orbis SA hotel group, the exclusive licensor of the Novotel brand for Eastern Europe, Rox said earlier this week. Novotel is a leading global brand of modern hotels and tourist complexes in 59 countries. They are mostly located in city centres, business areas and in-demand tourist destinations. We believe that this hotel will be recognised as the central point for organising business events, as well as an oasis of peace for rest and relaxation, Rox CEO Ivo Kristic said. 14.10.2018. | News
Adriatic Health Platform, designed to develop health tourism in region, launchedThe Croatian Medical Group, a medical tourism consultancy, and its numerous partners from the EU have launched the Adriatic Health Platform to seek from the European Commission 3.8 billion euro for the development of health tourism in the financial period from 2021 to 2027. The platform, designed to strengthen medical tourism in Croatia and the Adriatic region, was presented at the second health and tourism investment forum of the Adriatic region, held in Zagreb on Thursday. 12.10.2018. | News
Croatian tourism presented at Rimini fairIn Italy, the promotion of Croatia's shoulder season tourism is focused on yachting, culture and health and it has aroused the interest of Italian partners at TTG Travel Experiences, Italy's biggest tourism fair, which opened in Rimini on Wednesday, Croatia's National Tourist Board (HTZ) said. Croatia is represented by HTZ and eight other exhibitors. The fair brought together 2,100 exhibitors from 150 destinations and closes on Friday. 10.10.2018. | News
Nature, Hunting, Fishing and Tourism Fair to take place in Varazdin on Oct 12-14The International Nature, Hunting, Fishing and Tourism Fair will take place in the northwestern city of Varazdin on October 12-14, with the participation of about 100 exhibitors from Croatia and abroad, organisers told a press conference this week. 09.10.2018. | News
Good Food Festival to be held in Dubrovnik on 15-21 OctoberThe fifth edition of Good Food Festival will take place in Dubrovnik on 15-21 October, with dozens of different events, including promotions of cuisines, workshops and wine tasting, local tourist authorities announced this week. The aim of the festival is to help extend the tourist season and ensure additional flights to Dubrovnik, Romana Vlasic said. 08.10.2018. | News
Interest in Croatia growing among senior tourists from SwedenThe interest in Croatia as a tourist destination is growing among Swedish senior citizens and that population group is an opportunity for Croatia to better position its tourism on the Swedish market, these are the reaction from the Senior Fair in Stockholm (Seniormassan) at which Croatia presented its tourism services. The biggest specialised fair for seniors was held on October 2-4. 08.10.2018. | News
Int'l ecotourism specialists test new tourist programme for Kornati National ParkInternational ecotourism specialists have tested a new tourist programme for Kornati National Park, which is based on tradition, nature and authentic experience, the national park's management said this week. The programme, called "Break from Civilisation - Back to Basics", promotes sustainable, environmentally-friendly tourism and aims to familiarise tourists with customs and life on the Kornati islands, the tradition of beekeeping, olive growing, dry-stone wall building and local cuisine. 07.10.2018. | News
Gov't endorses amendments to hospitality industry lawThe government on Thursday endorsed a final bill of amendments to the hospitality industry law which regulates the models and terms under which legal and physical persons can operate hotels, bars and restaurants, and whose goal is to bolster tourism development and competitiveness. Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said no additional funds would be required for implementing the amendments. 04.10.2018. | News