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GAST tourism, food and wine fair to be held in Split from Feb 28 to March 3The 23rd GAST tourism, food and wine fair opens in Split's Paladium Arena on Wednesday and is expected to attract 700 exhibitors from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia, organisers told a press conference on Monday.  26.02.2018. | News
Increasing number of tourists visiting Croatia in self-organised tripsTourists visiting Croatia in self-organised trips accounted for two thirds (that is 56 million) of the total number, that is 86.2 million, of overnight stays registered in the country during 2017, and they also accounted for 64% (11.1 million) of the overall number of arrivals, 17.4 million, last year, according to figures recently released by the national statistical office (DZS). 25.02.2018. | News
Croatia promotes tourist trade at Munich travel showThe Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) is promoting the Croatian tourist trade at the most important Bavarian travel and leisure fair,, in Munich this week, the HTZ said on Friday. "Croatia is one of the favourite destinations for Bavarians and this year we expect about five percent more tourists from this German region. We are also increasing our promotional activities across Germany," HTZ director Kristjan Stanicic said. 23.02.2018. | News
Dubrovnik tourist guides mark 80th anniversary of organised toursThe association of tourist guides "Dubrovnik" on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of organised tours in Dubrovnik and the 40th anniversary of its establishment. 21.02.2018. | News
One more Croatian hotel company raises wages of its employeesPlava Laguna on Tuesday signed a few agreements and an annex to the collective agreement whereby salaries of employees of that Porec-based hotel company would increase by 7% on average. The rise in salaries and other entitlements are a result of negotiations held between the management and two trade unions that insisted on equalising the entitlements of Plava Laguna and the Istraturist company after the latter was acquired by Plava Laguna. In addition, Plava Laguna will also invest 50 million kuna in the improvement of its workers' accommodation. 20.02.2018. | News
Valamar Riviera to increase employee salariesThe Valamar Riviera hotel company has decided to increase its wage budget by 11.5% in 2018 with focus on a rise in salaries of basic occupations in the company and the increase has been agreed to with two trade unions in the company, the Porec-based company stated in a press release on Monday. Following agreement with social partners, the base wage rate will rise by 4%, whereas 7.5% of the total wage budget will be additionally invested in raising salaries for occupations such as chefs, cooks, waiting staff, room maids and cleaners, Valamar Riviera stated. 19.02.2018. | News
Croatian minister proposes setting up special EU fund for tourismCroatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli proposed at the Tourism and Economic Growth conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, the establishment of a special EU fond for tourism and task force within EU institutions, the Croatian Tourism Ministry said in a press release on Wednesday. The Sofia conference, organised within the Bulgarian chairmanship of the European Union, was held on 12 and 13 February, bringing together tourism ministers and their associates form all 28 EU member states. 15.02.2018. | News
AHF forum: Hotel&Tourism industry has to brace for GDPR regulationThe sixth two-day regional Adria Hotel Forum (AHF) ended in Zagreb on Thursday, with a recommendation that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have to be implemented at the EU level and enters into force at the end of May and that the hotel&tourism industry has to prepare itself well for the regulation. AHF as the largest hotel investment conference in southeast Europe attracted 350 participants who discussed many topics including the sector's readiness for GDPR in the tourism sector. 15.02.2018. | News
Croatia promotes its tourism in South KoreaThe Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Tuesday it had presented Croatia's tourism to 40 South Korean partners as part of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, emphasising that it expected more South Korean tourists this year. The HTZ presented Croatia's tourism together with Slovenia's Tourist Board, which presented Slovenia's tourism, as part of joint presentations on remote markets. 14.02.2018. | News
Croatia sees 13% increase in number of tourists in commercial accommodationSome 17.4 million tourists stayed in commercial accommodation in Croatia in 2017 and generated 86.2 million overnight stays, which are increases of 13% and 10.6% respectively compared to 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Tuesday. About 90% of the tourists were foreigners. Their number increased by 14% to 15.6 million and the number of overnight stays generated by them rose by 11.3% to 80.2 million. 13.02.2018. | News