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Zagreb marks Chinese New Year with "EU-China Light Bridge" projectZagreb will mark the Chinese New Year with a number of activities on 12-16 February, including the EU-China Light Bridge project, which is the contribution of the Croatian capital to the EU-China project, the EU project promoting EU and China tourism in 2018, the Zagreb Tourism Board (TZGZ) said on Monday. The TZGZ organised the activities with the City of Zagreb and the Chinese Embassy to Croatia. 12.02.2018. | News
​Croatia records fewer visits by foreign cruise ships in 2017The number of foreign cruise ships visiting the Croatian Adriatic was down in 2017 compared to 2016. A total of 691 foreign cruise ships visited Croatia in 2017, down 16.2 percent (135 cruise ships) compared with 2016, carrying 947,300 passengers or 13.3 percent fewer than the year before, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show. 12.02.2018. | News
Losinjska Plovidba Holding to invest EUR 60M in three projects on Losinj islandThe Losinjska Plovidba Holding company, whose core businesses are maritime transport, shipbuilding and hospitality services, has recently announced three major projects estimated at 60 million euros, and they include the construction of a new hotel in the town of Mali Losinj, the establishment of a nautical services centre within the Privlaka marina, and the revamping of the Lopari and Rapoca camping facilities, also on the island of Losinj. 11.02.2018. | News
​Tourist arrivals and overnight stays see double-digit rise in JanauryAs many as 217,000 tourists visited Croatian destinations during January, which was 20% more than in January 2017, and their overnight stays climbed by 17% to 612,000, according to the statistics provided by the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) on the basis of figures collected by eVisitor and eCrew systems. 07.02.2018. | News
​Indices close in the greenThe main Zagreb Stock Exchange indices on Monday increased, with the most traded stock being the Valamar Riviera tourism company, and the Adris Group also recorded a high turnover after it was announced that it had purchased a 77.7% share in Expertus, the majority owner of the HUP Zagreb hotel group. 05.02.2018. | News
Croatia one of top 20 European destinations for holidays in 2018 – ETCThe European Travel Commission (ETC) has described Croatia as "a royal choice for a holiday" where stunning magnetic attraction can be felt, and recommended Croatia as one of the 20 best holiday destinations in Europe in 2018. The online edition of the ETC's Europe-Visit Europe magazine cites Croatia among 20 destinations that include entire countries, cities and regions and that "bring something new in terms of accommodation, different attractions and more." Croatia is recommended as a country that is unique in many aspects, with rich cultural and historical heritage, splendid sea beaches, rivers, mountains, lakes and very popular music and film festivals. The magazine recalls that Croatia is the birthplace of inventor Nikola Tesla, the necktie and the Dalmatian dog. 04.02.2018. | News
Losinj included among 11 must-visit destinations for 2018The northern Adriatic island of Losinj expects a continuation of positive tourism trends this year and the recent recommendation of Losinj as a must-visit destination might contribute to this, the Mali Losinj Town Tourist Board says. The US website Food, Wine & Travel Magazine has included Losinj among the 11 best travel destinations for 2018, putting it in second place on its list, behind Tokyo and ahead of Abruzzo, Italy; Fredericton, Canada; Bordeaux, France; Capri, Italy; Sri Lanka; Lake Constance, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Jordan; and the Solomon Islands. 04.02.2018. | News
Croatia expects 10% more Spanish tourists this yearLast year 256,000 Spanish tourists visited Croatia, 13 percent more than in 2016, and this year their number is expected to increase by a further 10 percent, travel agencies and air carriers say. "Already now the number of queries shows we will certainly have more arrivals," says Jelena Babic, head of marketing at Abacus Tours travel agency, who attended a recent international travel show in Madrid. 28.01.2018. | News
Private tourist accommodation providers expect further growth, better state treatmentRecategorisation, more favourable Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development loans, better treatment by state institutions and turnover growth are the key expectations for this year by providers of tourist accommodation in households, Danijela Cavlovic of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has told Hina. 27.01.2018. | News
More than 80 employers at Tourism Jobs DaysMore than 80 employers are taking part in Tourism Jobs Days, an event aimed at promoting hospitality and tourism jobs and tourism as a sector with job opportunities, held in Zagreb on Friday. Labour and Pension System Minister Marko Pavic said the government had taken every measure to activate domestic labour. 26.01.2018. | News