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Bright prospects for Croatian tourism in 2018Croatia's tourism expects a 5% rise in turnover in 2018 and also more investments whereby 15,000 more people can be employed in this sector compared to 2017. The outgoing year with the estimated revenues of 11.5 billion euros, of which 10 billion whave been made by foreign guests, which was EUR 1.5 billion more than in 2016, will be remembered for those records. 30.12.2017. | News
Current account surplus in Q3 up 16% y-o-yIn the third quarter of 2017, Croatia had a current account surplus of EUR 3.87 billion, up 16.3% on the year, owing to, despite a bigger trade deficit, positive trends in services, notably tourism, which generated nearly EUR 6 billion, the central bank said on Friday 29.12.2017. | News
Croatian National Tourist Board marks 25th anniversary of its establishmentThe Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) on Monday held a ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of this national organisation whose main task is to enhance Croatia's tourist trade, and addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that the HTZ had done much in promoting Croatia's tourism worldwide and in branding the country as a desirable destination. 19.12.2017. | News
Sunflowers of Rural Tourism awarded to 50 farm and tourism projectsA Croatian association of tourism and rural development on Tuesday celebrated 20 years of existence and of the annual Sunflower of Rural Tourism award to the best rural tourism businesses and rural tourism and development projects. The celebrations in Zagreb were attended by stakeholders from throughout the country. 19.12.2017. | News
Ministers give Mali Losinj former military barracks, money to renovate luggerState Assets Minister Goran Maric and Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli on Monday signed a grant agreement for a project to renovate Losinj luggers and presented the town of Mali Losinj on Losinj island with a decision gifting a former military barracks to the town. 18.12.2017. | News
Number of foreign cruise ships visiting Croatia down 16.3%A total of 644 foreign cruise ships visited Croatia in the first ten months of 2017, down 16.3 percent compared with the same period in 2016, carrying 892,200 passengers or nearly 13 percent fewer than last year, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show. 18.12.2017. | News
HGK: Outlook for tourism in 2018 positive, but with many challengesThe outlook for Croatia's tourist trade in 2018 is positive, but the industry should be ready for many challenges that lie ahead, such as the activities of competitor countries and the capacity of local infrastructure for further tourism growth, the Tourism Business Council of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) warned at a meeting this past week. 17.12.2017. | News
EasyJet announces new routes from PulaBritish low-tariff airline EasyJet is continuing its expansion to the Croatian market by launching seven new routes from Croatia, including four from Pula -- to Basel, Liverpool, London Southend and Milan Malpensa, Pula airport said in a statement earlier this week. 17.12.2017. | News
fDi Magazine commends Croatia's efforts to attract investors in tourismFDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment.  According to the fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards, Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight. 11.12.2017. | News
Croatia records 12.4% increase in number of tourists in OctoberSome 850,300 tourists stayed in commercial accommodation in Croatia in October 2017, an increase of 12.4% compared with the same month last year, generating 2.5 million overnight stays, up 11%, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).Some 850,300 tourists stayed in commercial accommodation in Croatia in October 2017, an increase of 12.4% compared with the same month last year, generating 2.5 million overnight stays, up 11%, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS). 10.12.2017. | News