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Travel agencies bring 2.2 mn foreign tourists in Croatia in 2017Croatian travel agencies arranged trips with overnight stays in Croatia for 2.2 million foreign tourists, who realised 13.6 million tourist nights. Foreign tourists realised an average of six tourist nights in Croatia, according to the national statistical office (DZS). In 2017, the number of foreign tourists whose travels to Croatia were organised by Croatian travel agencies increased by 9.0% and the number of tourist nights by 7.0%, as compared to 2016.  06.05.2018. | News
Ultra Europe music festival to enjoy government support until 2022The Croatian government decided on Friday to financially support the Ultra Europe electronic music festival in Split until 2022 because of its positive multiplier effects on the national economy and promotion of Croatia as a tourist destination. Since 2013, when it was first held in Croatia, the festival has brought numerous benefits to Split, the tourist industry and the state budget, as shown by a study which the Tourism Ministry commissioned from the Institute of Public Finance, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said at a cabinet meeting in Split. 04.05.2018. | News
​First Marriott hotel in Croatia to be opened in Split in 2019Marriott International, a global hotel chain, is going to open its first hotel in Croatia and the "Courtyard by Marriott" will be located in the Dalmatia Tower high-rise building, according to a press release issued on Friday by the Westgate Tower investor that is constructing the high-rise building. The Westgate Tower project in the biggest Croatian Adriatic city of Split consists of two towers. One of them houses headquarters of OTP Splitska Banka Group. The other tower is being now extended and it will be the tallest edifice in Croatia once it is finished. 04.05.2018. | News
10% more tourists registered in Croatia in first 4 months of 2018As many as 1.9 million tourist arrivals were registered in Croatia from the start of 2018 until 30 April, which was a 10% rise year on year, and the number of overnight stays increased by 9% to 5.1 million, the National Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Wednesday, citing data from the eVisitor and eCrew tourist registration systems. Broken down by region, Istria and Kvarner (broader Rijeka area) registered 1.4 million and 791,000 overnight stays respectively. Split-Dalmatia County followed with 664,000. Broken down by nationality, the largest number of overnight stays were made by the Slovenians (565,000), German passport-holders (559,000) and Austrians (435,000). 02.05.2018. | News
Tourism season should be good but lack of labour existsIndications on the market and the results of sales promise a good tourism year which has already been seen in turnover in the first few months of the year however the problem of the lack of staff is bothering a lot of companies, particularly smaller companies in hospitality, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) said on Tuesday. The lack of labour in the tourism sector was one of the main topics at a meeting between the HGK and representatives from the tourism sector. Hospitality and restauranteurs underscored that for months noone has responded to vacancies for waiters, particularly in continental parts of the country, including Zagreb. 26.04.2018. | News
​Croatia's tourism presented at Arabian Travel Market in DubaiThe Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) will present Croatia's tourism services at the Arabian Travel Market which, this year is celebrating 25 years as the leading global event for the Middle East travel industry. The Arabian Travel Market is the market leading, international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. This year's event is being held on April 22-25 in Dubai and it is expected to bring together approximately 40,000 representatives of the tourism sector from around the world. 26.04.2018. | News
EUR 1bn expected to be invested in Croatian tourism industry this year, mostly in hotelsNearly a million euros is expected to be invested in the Croatian tourism industry this year, which is 15 percent more than last year and 40 percent more than in 2016, and most of the investment will go towards 4- and 5-star hotels, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Thursday. Cappelli was speaking at the start of the 24th international conference "Tourism and Hospitality Industry 2018: Trends and Challenges", organised by the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the northern Adriatic town of Opatija. 26.04.2018. | News
Club Adriatic sold to Swiss-based Immo Invest for HRK 54 mnThe Restructuring and Sale Centre (CERP) on Wednesday signed a HRK 54 million (EUR 7.3 million) contract with the Swiss company Immo Invest Partner on the sale of three business stakes or 100% of the founding capital of the Club Adriatic tourism company. The contract on the transfer of Club Adriatic shares was signed by CERP director Milan Plecas and the managing director of Immo Partner AG, Dzek Djoric, CERP reported on its web site. 15.04.2018. | News
Zadar becomes part of Maritime Silk RoadThe port of Zadar this year officially became part of the Maritime Silk Road, as confirmed by a final declaration signed at a conference on cooperation in cruise tourism on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, held at the ASEAN business forum in Bo'ao, China, Zadar County said on Thursday. A Zadar County delegation attended the Boao Forum for Asia, the biggest economic forum in Asia, and earlier this week signed a letter of intent on the establishment of friendly relations with Hainan province. 12.04.2018. | News
​Gov't gives consent for annex to Kupari 1 contractThe government on Tuesday gave its consent to the State Assets Ministry to sign with the Avenue Ulaganja investment company an annex to a contract on the Kupari 1 tourism development project, defining new deadlines for submissions of a letter of intent from the new hotel operator and physical planning data. In March 2016, the government signed with the bidders Avenija Ulaganja and Avenue Osteuropa a contract the realisation of Kupari 1, a project estimated at over HRK 700 million. 10.04.2018. | News