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Development of health tourism requires government and private sector supportCroatia can be much more recognisable in terms of the quality of its health tourism services and can earn more, but that requires government support and a synergy with the private healthcare sector, a conference called "Health Spot Croatia" was told in Zagreb on Tuesday. Describing health tourism as an important lever of growth for the Croatian tourist industry as a whole, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said that  it would be included among the top three products in the next tourism strategy beyond 2020. 05.02.2019. | News
Tourism Days attracts 11K jobseekersThis year's Tourism Jobs Days, held for the third year in a row, attracted more than 130 employers and 11,000 job-seekers, a state secretary at the Labour and Pension System Ministry, Majda Buric, said on Friday in Split, where the event closed. 01.02.2019. | News
​Six new direct flight services to be established between France and Croatia in 2019The Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Thursday that six direct flight services between Croatia and France were likely to be established in 2019. The HTZ says that the Barcelona headquartered Volotea company is to introduce flight services from Lyon to Dubrovnik and Split and from Marseille to Rijeka and one more between Bordeaux and Pula. 31.01.2019. | News
Cappelli, Pocivalsek talk tourism cooperationCroatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli met in Ljubljana on Wednesday with Slovenian Economic Development and Technology Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek to talk about tourism cooperation, the Croatian Tourism Ministry said in a press release, adding that the two minister met at the 30th edition of Alpe-Adria -- International Fair for Green Active Tourism, Camping and Caravanning. 30.01.2019. | News
Croatia among top five travel destinations on US marketCroatia is among the top five travel destinations on the US market at this year's New York Times Travel Show, which took place from January 25 to 27, the chairman of the Croatian Tourism Board  (HTZ), Kristjan Stanicic, said. The show attracted over 560 exhibitors, including 170 representatives of national tourism boards from around the world, and over 30,000 potential travellers and representatives of the tourism sector. Among them were the tourism boards of the City of Zagreb and the Counties of Zadar, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva. 28.01.2019. | News
Croatia receives three Travvy AwardsCroatia has won three American Travvy Awards for 2019 -  the silver for Best European Destination and the bronze for Best Destination Overall, while the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) took the silver for Best Tourism Board in Europe, the HTZ said earlier this week. The annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia on the basis of votes by US tour operators and travel agents, recognise the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honouring travel companies, travel agencies, travel products and destinations for their outstanding achievement. 27.01.2019. | News
Croatian yacht charter companies attending New York Times Travel ShowFive Croatian yacht charter companies, backed by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), are among more than 600 exhibitors from over 170 countries at this year's New York Times Travel Show, the largest travel show in North America which is taking place from January 25 to 27, the HGK said on Saturday. The five companies - Nautika centar Nava, SunLife Charter, Adriatic Cruising, Phoebus and Nauticki centar Pina i Mare - have formed the Croatia Charter Experience group to present their services on the American market and "to promote Croatia as a perfect holiday and sailing destination," said Dragana Buzdovacic of SunLife Charter. 26.01.2019. | News
​Croatian Tourism Board wins award for best promotional video at Madrid travel showThe Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) won an award for best promotional video in competition with 58 videos presented by 11 countries at the Fitur international travel show in Madrid on Friday, the HTZ said. The video "Croatia, Full of Life" was promoted on the Spanish market under the title Los Embajadores del Turismo Croata, or Ambassadors of Croatian Tourism. It features footballers Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic, Dejan Lovren and Mateo Kovacic, tennis player Marin Cilic, basketball player Dario Saric, painist Maksim Mrvica and the duo 2Cellos. 26.01.2019. | News
​Hydrocarbon exploration in Dinaric Alps won't hurt tourism, minister saysEnvironmental Protection and Energy Minister Tomislav Coric said in Split on Friday the planned exploration of hydrocarbons in the Dinaric Alps would not affect the development of Croatian tourism. "Such exploration should not and there's no reason for it to harm tourism," he said responding to questions from the press. He met with representatives of Sibenik-Knin, Zadar, Lika-Senj and Karlovac countries in Sibenik on Thursday, when it was officially announced that a public tender will be advertised soon for licences for oil and gas exploration in the Dinarides. 25.01.2019. | News
​Eurostat: Number of nights spent in the EU and Croatia up in 2018In 2018, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.1 billion, up by 2.2% compared with 2017. In 2018, Spain (467 million nights, -0.9% compared with 2017) retained its lead, ahead of France (444 mn,+2.4%), Italy (429 mn, +1.9%) and Germany (419 mn, +4.3%), while Croatia recorded an increase of 3.9% with 89.4 million overnights. These early estimates, which include nights spent whether for business or leisure, come from an article issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. 24.01.2019. | News