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Minister Bajs expects results of this year's tourist season to be as last year's or slightly lowerThe government commission coordinating and monitoring tourism-related activities in Croatia said on Saturday it expected the results of this year"s tourist season to be the same as last year"s or slightly lower. "We hope to achieve results that will be the same as last year"s or slightly lower, which, considering the present global economic situation, would be a success," Tourism Minister Damir Bajs said. Bajs also said that this year most tourists were staying in camps and in private accommodation, while the number of those staying in hotels was lower than last year.
23.12.2016. | Page
Croatian tourism minister and Chinese ambassador hold talks Chinese nationals with valid Schengen visas can travel to Croatia without any additional visas from 1 April to 31 October provided that their visits are organised in groups, Croatian Tourism Minister Damir Bajs said at a news conference in Zagreb on Tuesday after his meeting with Chinese Ambassador in Croatia, Lianqi Wu. Bajs recalled that the Croatian government had recently annulled visa requirements for Chinese visitors with valid Schengen visas who would like to tour Croatia from 1 April to 31 October 2010. The Croatian minister and the Chinese ambassador today discussed the importance of economic cooperation between their countries, notably in tourist trade.
23.12.2016. | Page
Three millionth passenger arrives at Zagreb airport

The three millionth passenger arrived at Zagreb's Franjo Tudjman airport on Tuesday and it is expected that by the end of the year, more than 3.1 million passengers will have arrived at the airport, which is 10% to 12% more than last year, Zagreb International Airport (MZLZ) Management Board President Jacques Feron said.

19.12.2016. | News
9.66 mln bed nights in September, up 11.5% y-on-y

In September this year 1.87 million tourists stayed in commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia which is 14.5% more than in the corresponding period last year and generated 9.66 million overnight stays, up 11.5% more than last year the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Tuesday. In the first nine months of this year there were 74.6 million overnight stays in commercial facilities which is an increase of 8.6% on the year. Foreign tourists accounted for 93.1% of these bed nights, which is 9.2% more than last year while domestic tourists accounted for 6.9% or an increase of 1.6% in the first nine months of 2016.

08.11.2016. | Page
British market important for Croatia's tourist trade

The Croatian tourism sector perceives the British market as strategically important and that market has been the seventh largest according to tourist turnover in Croatia, with great potential for further growth, Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) director Ratomir Ivicic said on Monday in London where he was attending the World Travel Market. World Travel Market London is a business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and international travel professionals. The event, now in its 37th year, generates more than £2.5 billion of travel industry contracts.

07.11.2016. | Page
UNWTO Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories welcomes Croatia Observatory

The Croatian Sustainable Tourism Observatory (CROSTO) has become a member of the UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). This Observatory, hosted by the Institute for Tourism in Zagreb, is responsible for monitoring sustainable tourism in the Adriatic Croatia. “Sustainable tourism development requires adequate measurement and evidence-based decision-making. We are very pleased to welcome the Croatian Sustainable Tourism Observatory to the UNWTO INSTO Network. We trust it can make a key contribution to support the vision set by Croatia for the future of its tourism sector; a sector that contributes to the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “Through its membership in INSTO, Croatia is also sharing the global strategic commitment to act responsibly and with care towards the space we live in,” mentioned the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia, Gari Cappelli.

01.11.2016. | Page
Tourism Minister Gari Capelli to continue current projects

Croatia's new Tourism Minister Gari Capelli on Thursday took over from his predecessor Anton Kliman, saying that he would continue those projects that had already started and that he would do everything for tourism to develop even better. After the handover ceremony Capelli and Kliman underscored that they had already cooperated successfully in the Croatian Democratic Union's (HDZ) tourism committee and also during the past year, in a project involving the airport in Mali Losinj, when Capelli was the mayor of that town and the president of the local tourism board.

23.10.2016. | Page