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Croatia and China open ambitious chapter in economic and trade relations​Croatia and China on Wednesday opened a new, ambitious chapter in their economic and trade relations, which their prime ministers described as "a fruitful milestone". Twenty-seven years since the two countries established diplomatic relations, China is ready to increase investment in the newest EU member state and open its market to more Croatian products, especially agricultural ones. Trade between the two countries is about a billion euros annually, and 250,000 Chinese tourists visited Croatia last year. 10.04.2019. | News
EUR 135 mn luxury resort to be built on island of Solta in next few yearsAn upmarket resort settlement is to be built in  Livka Bay on the island of Solta off Split until 2023, and this project which includes a five-tar hotel, is estimated at a billion kuna. The project's first stage, estimated at 509 million kuna, is expected to be declared an investment project of strategic importance, says Milenko Bijedic, the director of of the Azurna Uvala company that represents the investor, Dolphin Capital Investors, a real estate investment company focusing on the residential resort sector in emerging markets. 10.04.2019. | News
Croatia to promote its maritime heritage at Gulf Week- Gulf of Morbihan festival in FranceA project titled "Croatia - Where Masts Write Stories", which will promote Croatia at a forthcoming European maritime festival in the French coastal city of Morbihan, was recently presented by Cronavis, an association for the promotion of Croatia's maritime heritage. 07.04.2019. | News
12.5% of tourists visit Croatia solely for culture, panel hearsOf all the tourists arriving in Croatia, 12.5% do so solely for the culture, and Croatia is full of excellent combinations of culture and tourism, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Friday at a panel on cultural heritage and the development of tourism. The panel was held in Miljana Castle in Krapina-Zagorje County and was attended, among others by Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Korzinek, Finance Minister Zdravko Maric, and Slovenian Economic Development and Technology Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek. 05.04.2019. | News
Prince Eugene of Savoy's castle in east Croatia to be reconstructedAgreements on partnership in the implementation of the renovation of Prince Eugene of Savoy's castle in the eastern town of Bilje was signed in the city of Osijek on Friday, setting the conditions for the renovation of this historical building. The documents were signed by the property's co-owners, Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anusic and the Bilje Mayor Zeljko Cickaj. 05.04.2019. | News
​Three tourism bills sent to parliament to upgrade tourist boards systemThe government on Thursday sent three tourism bills for a second reading in parliament - on tourist boards and tourism promotion, on tourist board membership fees, and on tourist taxes. The bills passed the first reading last year and are expected to pass the second reading in the second quarter of the year. 05.04.2019. | News
Osijek-Baranja County presents tourism and business opportunities to Chinese marketOsijek-Baranja County has presented its tourism and business opportunities at a three-day international conference on tourism cooperation, held in the Chinese city of Jiaxing last week, the Office of Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anusic said in a press release Wednesday. The purpose of the traditional tourism conference is to promote cooperation between Chinese and foreign travel agencies, state institutions and tourism associations. 03.04.2019. | News
Croatia sees 5% increase in Q1 tourist arrivalsFive percent more tourists visited Croatia in the first quarter of 2019 than at the same time last year, while the number of bed nights was roughly the same, National Tourist Board (HTZ) director Kristjan Stanicic said at a meeting of the Tourist Business Council at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. 03.04.2019. | News
Ministry of Tourism earmarks HRK 428,000 for 13 vocational school projectsThe Ministry of Tourism has earmarked HRK 427,700 to support 13 tourism projects in secondary vocational and art schools with the aim of promoting vocational careers, improving the quality of staff and training for tourism and hospitality occupations, the ministry said on Monday. The ministry has earmarked the grants following a tender which is part of a programme promoting and strengthening competencies of vocational occupations in tourism, which was launched in 2009 and as part of which the ministry has granted almost HRK 4 million for various projects in secondary vocational schools. 01.04.2019. | News
Croatia Airlines moves to summer flight scheduleCroatia Airlines is moving to its summer flight schedule as of Sunday, during which it will operate direct flights to 38 European destinations in 24 countries and Zagreb will be directly connected with 24 European destinations in 22 countries. The summer flight schedule begins before the Easter holidays, which traditionally mark the beginning of the tourist season in Croatia. At the peak of the season, Croatia Airlines will operate 105 flights daily on average. 31.03.2019. | News