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Karlovac Aquatika joins Global Network of Water MuseumsThe Croatian public institution Aquatika - the Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium has recently joined the Global Network of Water Museums as the first Croatian institution to do so. The institution's head, Margarita Markusic Kulas, said Aquatika was extremely proud of becoming a part of the prestigious association. The Global Network of Water Museums was placed under the umbrella of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) in June 2018 by its Intergovernmental Council, composed of 36 member states.The new IHP initiative aims to reconnect people and water in all of its dimensions. It is expected to strengthen IHP’s communication and capacity to reach new audiences in order to deploy and enhance the benefit of formal and informal water education, according to information on the UNESCO website. 09.06.2019. | News
Croatia needs golf tourism because of its multiplicative effectsGolf tourism is one of the most competitive and profitable forms of tourism worldwide and Croatia definitely needs that type of tourism as it brings about additional values and multiplicative effects for the development of a destination and it also enables the prolongation of the tourist season, according to the conclusions of the 4th conference on golf tourism in the Istrian coastal town of Porec. As many as 173 new golf courses have been built in 26 countries in Europe. On the other hand, golf tourism is a fledgling tourist industry in Croatia, as against other Mediterranean countries where it is developed, said Drazen Slamar, one of the conference's organisers. 03.06.2019. | News
Croatia, Dubrovnik, Split record biggest jumps in popularity on TripAdvisorAccording to the global travel portal TripAdvisor, Croatia is among the countries with the highest increases in searches and popularity, by 27% in the first four months of the year, while Dubrovnik and Split were ranked first and second under that criterion, the National Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Monday. Citing just obtained data on the behaviour and visits by TripAdvisor users, HTZ said the popularity and searches for Dubrovnik and Split in the first months of the year jumped 46% and 41% respectively. 03.06.2019. | News
​Expert: Croatia has excellent conditions for development of equestrian tourismCroatia has excellent conditions for the development of equestrian tourism and in cooperation with all other stakeholders in the appropriate destinations for that type of tourism, such demanding guests can be provided with superb services and experience, an international expert, Renzo Tomi, has recently said during his visit to Croatia. Tomi, an Italian expert for equestrian tourism, arrived in Croatia to give a lecture at an international conference on this topic in Bjelovar. 02.06.2019. | News
Croatian's National Tourist Board to open office in Madrid in 2020The Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) plans to open an office in Madrid at the beginning of 2020 due to growing interest by Spanish tourists to visit Croatia and also because the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has its headquarters in Madrid. HTZ made the announcement after HTZ Director-General Kristjan Stanicic met with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, who is currently visiting Zagreb where the 64th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe and Workshop on Growth, Innovation and Partnership is currently being held. 30.05.2019. | News
​Croatian president, Prince of Monaco talk shared interest in tourism, green industriesCroatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday held a meeting with Albert II, Prince of Monaco, expressing hope that the two countries' shared interest in the fields of tourism, high technology and green industries would result in successful cooperation and conveying Croatia's interest in the transfer of know-how and best practices in water purification, a statement from the Croatian president's office said. Grabar-Kitarovic met with Prince Albert II on the margins of the "Energy Security for the Future" forum, and the two officials discussed ways of strengthening and expanding cooperation in areas of mutual interest. 30.05.2019. | News
​Gov't amends regulation on tourist campground concession feesThe Croatian government on Thursday amended regulations on models and conditions for granting concessions for tourist campgrounds co-owned by the state so as to precisely define the area considered to be used as a camping site. Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said that the changes had been made due to the calculation of the variable part of the concession fee which takes account of the level of development of local communities where camping sites are located. 30.05.2019. | News
European Tourism Ministers meet in Croatia to Advance Development, Innovation and PartnershipsInnovation, partnerships and managing rising tourist numbers have been top of the agenda at the 64th Meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Europe, held in Zagreb, Croatia this week (27-30 May). Croatia was unanimously chosen to host the annual meeting of the tourism ministers of UNWTO Member States in Europe. The country is one of the region’s tourism destinations, welcoming 20 million international arrivals in 2018, a 6.7% increase on the previous year. A strong partner of UNWTO, the country is home to the Zagreb Sustainable Tourism Observatory, part of the global UNWTO Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories. 29.05.2019. | News
Meeting of UNWTO Commission for Europe taking place in ZagrebA meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU), which is taking place in Zagreb on 27-30 May, was formally opened on Tuesday morning by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic who described the event as a compliment to Croatia and its tourist trade. The meeting, which is taking place in Zagreb for the second time, has brought together representatives of more than 40 countries and Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), who praised Croatia as a good example of the development of the tourist sector and of the whole country. 28.05.2019. | News
Zagreb to host UNWTO Commission for Europe conferenceThe World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Europe will hold its annual conference in Zagreb on May 28-29, including a workshop on growth, innovation and partnership, the Tourism Ministry has said. The event will also be attended by UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, who is expected to meet with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic. 25.05.2019. | News