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Partnership agreement inked by Bayern football club and Istria tourism boardThe Istria County tourism board and the Bayern Munich football club have recently signed an agreement on eight projects for mutual promotions. According to the agreement, the Istrian tourism board will have the right to use three Bayern players to promote Istria's tourism and Istria will be advertised on the football club's site. On the other side, some of Bayern's teams will conduct pre-season training sessions in this Croatian Adriatic area. 10.06.2018. | News
HUP, HGK welcome gov't decision to increase quotas for hiring foreignersThe Croatian Employers Association (HUP) and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) on Thursday welcomed the government's decision to increase this year's quotas for the seasonal employment of foreigners, notably considering the demand for workers in the sectors of tourism, agriculture and construction, but they noted that the quota system and the education system had to be changed to suit labour market needs better. Earlier in the day the government endorsed a decision to increase the quotas for the seasonal employment of foreigners to 35,500. 07.06.2018. | News
HTZ: Tourist overnight stays up 39% in May, 24% up in first five monthsLarge  increases in tourist arrivals and stays were recorded in Croatia in May, of 30% and close to 40% year on year respectively, which has resulted in the number of arrivals and overnight stays in the first five months of this year going up by 19% and 24% respectively, the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) said on Tuesday. According to data from the eVisitor and eCrew systems, 1.7 million tourists visited Croatia in May, generating 6.5 million overnight stays, while in the first five months 3.6 million tourists visited the country, generating 11.6 million overnight stays. 05.06.2018. | News
Croatia ranked among top ten countries for unconventional travelThe U.S. network of luxury travel agencies Virtuoso has ranked Croatia among the world's top ten destinations for unconventional family travel with authentic experiences, the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) said last Wednesday, noting that Croatia was increasingly attracting U.S. travellers seeking luxury travel and travel planned by experts. "That this is a significant indicator is evidenced by the fact that among the top ten countries in that category, aside from Croatia, is only one other European country, Iceland," the HTZ said, noting that Croatia's rating was based on an analysis of Virtuoso's current and planned bookings. 03.06.2018. | News
Becoming a golf destination is imperative for Croatian tourism, conference toldJoining the family of golf destinations is imperative for the Croatian tourism industry, because without it Croatia will remain a seasonal tourist destination, the first conference on golf tourism in Croatia said in the northern Adriatic town of Porec. Assistant Tourism Minister Robert Pende said that Croatia would not be able to  increase the accommodation occupancy rate significantly without making progress in the golf segment. He said that a lot had been done to adjust infrastructure as a prerequisite for any serious golf projects, especially on state-owned land. 28.05.2018. | News
Michelin publishes second edition of Red Guide to IstriaThe French publishing house Michelin has issued the second edition of its Red Guide to Istria, which is a great recognition for this region and its gastronomic and other tourism-related services, the Istria County Tourism Board said. Since Istria is defined as a small destination with a limited number of recommended addresses, the new edition of the guide confirmed one star for the region and added two more destinations: the restaurants Buscina and Badi, both in Umag. 20.05.2018. | News
Health tourism on islands great opportunity for local enterprisesHealth tourism on Croatian islands is developing spontaneously rather than systematically, and this development should be encouraged as it is a great opportunity for enterprises and revenues, consultant Leila Kresic-Juric said at a conference on health tourism held on the southern Croatian Adriatic island of Korcula. The conference, the first such event in Croatia, was held on May 17 and 18. 18.05.2018. | News
Tourism official says China strategically important market for Croatia's tourismThe director of the Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ), Kristjan Stanicic, said on Wednesday in Shanghai, where he is attending the ITB China travel exhibition, that China is a strategically important market for Croatia's tourism, adding that the number of Chinese travelers to Croatia rose by 40% this year. Croatia is presenting its tourism services at the ITB China as part of the large European Travel Commission stand. 16.05.2018. | News
Rural tourism stands good chance of developing in CroatiaThere are currently about 500 family-run farms which also cater for tourists, and this is still insufficient in comparison to the potential for developing agritourism, which will require a broader support, including an improved legislative framework, Dijana Katica, the head of the Croatian association for tourism and rural development has recently said in an interview with Hina. Katica says that out of those 500 family farms that also have agritourism as non-core business, only 20 per cent of them have farmhouse guest rooms for farmstay while other can provide visitors only with food and have no accommodation capacities. 13.05.2018. | News
​Croatia to be promoted in Germany as ideal wedding destinationThe Rijeka-based wedding agency  Wedding2Book has initiated cooperation with the German Agentur Traumhochzeit agency in order to promote Croatia as an ideal wedding destination. A promotional video about Croatia will be shown during fairs and other similar events in Germany, presenting desirable destinations for wedding ceremonies such as Durbovnik's Walls, Lopud, Brijuni National Park, the islands of Solta and Hvar, and the Kvarner coastal area. 13.05.2018. | News