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Chinese policemen to provide assistance to their compatriots in CroatiaMore and more Chinese tourists are coming to Croatia and they are in fifth place for the number of visits to Zagreb. This summer, two Chinese policemen will be patrolling the streets of Zagreb with their Croatian colleagues to provide assistance to Chinese visitors. This is the first time the City of Zagreb has joined the Interior Ministry's "Safe Tourism Season" project. 18.07.2018. | News
World Cup silver medalists arrive in main square, receive unforgettable welcomeCroatia's World Cup runners-up have returned home to a mass greeting in Ban Josip Jelacic Square in Zagreb on Monday, a day after losing the World Cup final 4-2 against France. A crowd of over 300,000 football supporters greeted the Croatian national team. 17.07.2018. | News
More and more tourists stay in Croatian campsitesThe number of tourists staying in Croatian campsites in the first half of 2018 rose by 7% compared to the corresponding period of 2017, and their overnight stays went up by 5%, the Croatian Camping Union (KUH) says. Most of the guests were Germans, Slovenians and Austrians, and the number of Poles and Czechs was on the increase. 15.07.2018. | News
​Six Chinese police officers to patrol with Croatian colleagues during peak tourist seasonA ceremony was held in Dubrovnik on Sunday to mark the deployment of six Chinese police officers in Croatia as part of the Safe Tourist Season project, launched in 2006. Over the next month, the Chinese police officers will be working with their Croatian colleagues at three locations: in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes National Park. Next year they plan to stay two months. 15.07.2018. | News
Number of tourist beds in Croatia up 6.5% to 1.13 millionAt the end of June, there were 112,500 registered commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia with a total of 1.13 million beds, which is a 12% increase in the number of facilities and a 6.5% increase in the number of beds compared with the same time in 2017, data from the eVisitor online tourist registration service shows. The increases are largely due to a rise in family-operated facilities. 14.07.2018. | News
More and more people visiting 19 Croatian national and nature parksIn the last six years, Croatia's 11 nature parks and eight national parks registered 17.4 million visitors, and in 2017 alone there were four million tourists in those destinations, it was said at a conference on Croatia's protected natural areas and tourism in Zagreb last Tuesday. Croatia boasts great biological diversity, according to the conclusions of the event, organised by the Jutarnji List daily. 08.07.2018. | News
​Eased visa policies facilitate cooperation between China and CEESerbia and China introduced the mutual visa-free regime in January 2017, and Serbia was the first European country to lift visa requirement for the Chinese traveling to the country while other countries in the Balkan region followed suit, the Chinese news agency Xinhua says in the news article headlined "Eased visa policies boost exchanges, cooperation between China, Balkan nations". 07.07.2018. | News
​New reform round to make tax system simpler, won't include lower VAT in tourismA lower VAT rate in the hospitality industry is not being discussed in current preparations for a new tax reform round set for 2019, but it will continue to be considered, Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said at a round table discussion on tax reform as a way of encouraging investments, organised by the Croatian Employers Association (HUP) in Zagreb on Thursday. 05.07.2018. | News
Tourists generate 10% more nights in H1In the first half of 2018, 6.4 million tourists visited Croatia, generating 25.4 million nights, up 10% and 12% respectively on the year, the National Tourist Board said on Wednesday, adding that in June alone, arrivals went up 4% on the year, while nights were the same. Foreigners accounted for 5.5 million arrivals (+12%) and 22.2 million nights (+10%). Germans, Austrians, Slovenians, Britons and Poles generated the most nights. Domestic tourists accounted for 10% more arrivals and 11% more nights than in the first half of 2017. 04.07.2018. | News
Dozens of foreign police officers assisting Croatian colleagues during summer seasonAs part of the project called "A Safe Tourist Season", 16 foreign police officers were introduced in Split and an additional 17 were introduced in Rovinj on Tuesday, and they will assist local law enforcement authorities in Split-Dalmatia and Istria Counties during the ongoing tourist season. Split-Dalmatia County has received police officers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and soon three more from Italy and France will join them, bringing their number in this county to 19. 03.07.2018. | News