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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
Tourism board expects double-digit figures for Polish visitors to CroatiaThe Polish market is important for Croatia's tourism and this year a double-digit rise in the number of Polish visitors to Croatia is expected, it was said on Thursday at a Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) business workshop in Warsaw, which was attended by 50 participants from Poland and 26 participants from Croatia. 26.01.2018. | News
Russian tour operators recommend early bookings for CroatiaRussian tour operators are recommending early bookings for summer holidays in Croatia. "If you don't take care of your accommodation in time, you won't be able to book a desired hotel. Package deals currently on sale are until mid-August and tourists are actively using the early booking option," Irina Turina, spokeswoman for the Russian Travel Industry Union, told Interfax news agency. 25.01.2018. | News
Eurostat: Croatia among 3 EU countries with biggest increase in overnightsCroatia, Latvia and Slovenia have recorded a substantial increase in the number of nights  in 2017, according to figures provided by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In 2017, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.2 billion, up by 5.1% compared with 2016. 25.01.2018. | News
HTZ attending Duesseldorf boat showThe Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) is participating in the Boot boat show, which is taking place in Duesseldorf on January 20-28, the HTZ said on Tuesday. HTZ Main Office head Kristjan Stanicic, who visited the show, said that Croatian marinas recorded more than 470,000 arrivals and more than three million overnight stays in 2017, an annual increase of 15% both in arrivals and overnight stays. 23.01.2018. | News
Number of foreign cruise ships visiting Croatia downThe number of foreign cruise ships visiting the Croatian Adriatic was downin November, as well as in most of the months of 2017, compared to 2016. A total of 677 foreign cruise ships visited Croatia in the first eleven months of 2017, down 17 percent (136 cruise ships) compared with the same period in 2016, carrying 936,500 passengers or 14 percent fewer than last year, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show. 21.01.2018. | News