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Croatia expects to welcome 120,000 guests during Easter weekendCroatia's tourism ministry and National Tourist Board whose acronym in Croatian is HTZ assess that the number of guests visiting the country for this Easter weekend will be approximately the same as during Easter holidays in 2017 when 120,000 visitors were registered. "We believe that this Easter tourist turnover will be  at least approximately the same as last Easter's turnover, however, one should have in mind that Easter was two weeks later then," Minister Gari Cappelli has said. 30.03.2018. | News
Cappelli: 2017 revenues best proof of progress in Croatia's tourism sectorTourism revenues in 2017, when 9.5 billion euro was earned from services provided to foreign guests, are the best proof of how much the Croatian tourism sector has advanced, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Friday. In his comment on statistics released by the Croatian National Bank on 9.5 billion euro revenues from foreign visitors, a 10% (nearly EUR 860 million euro) increase from 2016, Cappelli said that the number of foreign visitors last year increased by 14% to 16.5 million and their overnight stays by 12% to 90 million year-on-year. 30.03.2018. | News
​2017 current account surplus EUR 1.9 bn euros; record tourism revenue of EUR 9.5 bnLast year Croatia achieved a surplus in the current account balance of payments of 1.9 billion euros, which is HRK 695 million more than in 2016, and despite a big deficit in foreign trade, the surplus was mostly a result of positive trends in the services account, particularly tourism, which generated a record revenue of 9.5 billion euros, the latest data released by the Croatian National Bank (HNB) indicate. According to the information HNB released on Friday, the surplus in the capital account last year amounted to 237 million euros so that balance of the current and capital account indicates a surplus of 2.14 billion euros. 30.03.2018. | News
European parliament recommends establishment of financial line for tourismThe European Parliament has made a recommendation to the European Commission's Economic and Financial Committee for the establishment of a special financial line for tourism in the next multi-annual financial framework, Croatia's Tourism Ministry reported on Thursday, considering this to be a sign of support for Croatia and Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli's initiative for setting up such a financial line. "In its report the European Parliament has recommended to the European Commission Economic and Financial Committee to form a special financial line for tourism in the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period after 2020. The EP emphasised the importance of a single European tourism policy, underscoring that it can significantly contribute to growth and job creation in the EU," the ministry said. 29.03.2018. | News
​Leading hotels expect high occupancy for EasterLeading hotel companies in Croatia are satisfied with bookings ahead of the Easter holiday and expect a high occupancy. Most of them expect to open their hotels in April with somewhat higher prices compared to last year due to investments in raising the quality of their accommodation. Croatia's largest hotel chain, the Porec-based Valamar Riviera, has underscored that they are satisfied with bookings for Easter and the entire shoulder season and that they expect good results. 26.03.2018. | News
Year of Troy to be marked in Croatia with number of eventsThe Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has declared 2018 “The Year of Troy”, marking the 20th anniversary of including Troy in the UNESCO world heritage list, Turkish ambassador to Croatia Mustafa Babur Hizlan told a news conference in Zagreb on Monday. Croatia too will mark the Year of Troy which is dedicated to one of the most significant world archaeological sites, with a rich cultural programme. 26.03.2018. | News
​"Vukovar - Vucedol - Ilok" awarded EDEN prize in Brussels"Vukovar - Vucedol - Ilok" is one of 18 European destinations - recipients of the EDEN prize confirming the excellency of these destinations for cultural tourism, the Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) reported on Friday. The EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence for 2017 were presented in Brussels on Thursday evening and all 18 destinations were also national winners in that category in each of their respective countries. Congratulating Croatia on its award, HTZ director-general, Kristjan Stanicic underscored that Croatia was well-known in the world among other things for its exceptionally rich cultural and historical heritage.  23.03.2018. | News
Minister expects 7% rise in tourist trade in 2018Croatia's Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Friday that tourist trade would likely increase by 7% this year, with some destinations probably seeing double digit increases to up to 20%, however, the situation in the infrastructure could make the forthcoming tourist season more complex. "That would mean some 20 million tourists, with over 11 billion euros in revenues. However, the current state of affairs in the infrastructure will make the season more complex in organisational and other terms," Cappelli said, addressing a conference of the UHPA, a voluntary national trade association of Croatian travel agencies in the coastal town of Crikvenica. 23.03.2018. | News
​Tourists visiting Rijeka on cruise ships spend EUR 25 on average per dayTourists visiting the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on cruise ships spend an average of EUR 25 a day and 85% of them are satisfied which what Rijeka has to offer, according to a survey on the spending habits of passengers and crew members on cruise ships carried out by the Rijeka Maritime Faculty. The results of the survey, presented on Wednesday, show that 98% of the cruise ship passengers were first time visitors in Rijeka.  21.03.2018. | News
International conference on historical cities being held in Solin​The 4th International Historical Cities Congress opened on Wednesday in the historical city of Solin with more than 150 domestic and foreign participants who will speak about various topics on how to protect and present historical cities. Solin Mayor Dalibor Nincevic underscored that the congress was aimed at raising awareness of Solin and the ancient town of Salona and its importance for archaeological and historical tourism, adding that he wasn't pleased with how Salona was developing as a tourist attraction. 21.03.2018. | News