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​Leading hotels expect high occupancy for EasterLeading hotel companies in Croatia are satisfied with bookings ahead of the Easter holiday and expect a high occupancy. Most of them expect to open their hotels in April with somewhat higher prices compared to last year due to investments in raising the quality of their accommodation. Croatia's largest hotel chain, the Porec-based Valamar Riviera, has underscored that they are satisfied with bookings for Easter and the entire shoulder season and that they expect good results. 26.03.2018. | News
Year of Troy to be marked in Croatia with number of eventsThe Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has declared 2018 “The Year of Troy”, marking the 20th anniversary of including Troy in the UNESCO world heritage list, Turkish ambassador to Croatia Mustafa Babur Hizlan told a news conference in Zagreb on Monday. Croatia too will mark the Year of Troy which is dedicated to one of the most significant world archaeological sites, with a rich cultural programme. 26.03.2018. | News
​"Vukovar - Vucedol - Ilok" awarded EDEN prize in Brussels"Vukovar - Vucedol - Ilok" is one of 18 European destinations - recipients of the EDEN prize confirming the excellency of these destinations for cultural tourism, the Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) reported on Friday. The EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence for 2017 were presented in Brussels on Thursday evening and all 18 destinations were also national winners in that category in each of their respective countries. Congratulating Croatia on its award, HTZ director-general, Kristjan Stanicic underscored that Croatia was well-known in the world among other things for its exceptionally rich cultural and historical heritage.  23.03.2018. | News
Minister expects 7% rise in tourist trade in 2018Croatia's Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Friday that tourist trade would likely increase by 7% this year, with some destinations probably seeing double digit increases to up to 20%, however, the situation in the infrastructure could make the forthcoming tourist season more complex. "That would mean some 20 million tourists, with over 11 billion euros in revenues. However, the current state of affairs in the infrastructure will make the season more complex in organisational and other terms," Cappelli said, addressing a conference of the UHPA, a voluntary national trade association of Croatian travel agencies in the coastal town of Crikvenica. 23.03.2018. | News
​Tourists visiting Rijeka on cruise ships spend EUR 25 on average per dayTourists visiting the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on cruise ships spend an average of EUR 25 a day and 85% of them are satisfied which what Rijeka has to offer, according to a survey on the spending habits of passengers and crew members on cruise ships carried out by the Rijeka Maritime Faculty. The results of the survey, presented on Wednesday, show that 98% of the cruise ship passengers were first time visitors in Rijeka.  21.03.2018. | News
International conference on historical cities being held in Solin​The 4th International Historical Cities Congress opened on Wednesday in the historical city of Solin with more than 150 domestic and foreign participants who will speak about various topics on how to protect and present historical cities. Solin Mayor Dalibor Nincevic underscored that the congress was aimed at raising awareness of Solin and the ancient town of Salona and its importance for archaeological and historical tourism, adding that he wasn't pleased with how Salona was developing as a tourist attraction. 21.03.2018. | News
Adventure tourism new attraction for visitors in central DalmatiaAdventure tourism can help central Dalmatia extend the peak season notably for guests who want more than sunbathing and swimming, it was said at a conference on adventure tourism in central Dalmatia, held in Split this past week. Thus, two protected climbing routes, each 300 metres long, will be included in the attractions. One of them is in the town of Omis and the other one is on Perun Hill overlooking the village of Strozanac. 18.03.2018. | News
Adventure tourism new attraction for visitors in central DalmatiaAdventure tourism can help central Dalmatia extend the peak season notably for guests who want more than sunbathing and swimming, it was said at a conference on adventure tourism in central Dalmatia, held in Split this past week. Thus, two protected climbing routes, each 300 metres long, will be included in the attractions. One of them is in the town of Omis and the other one is on Perun Hill overlooking the village of Strozanac. 18.03.2018. | News
French sales for summer package arrangements in Croatia rise 45%The demand for vacations in Croatia is rising in France again this year, with a 45% jump in sales and bookings of summer package arrangements, Croatia's National Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Friday, based on information from the French market and this week's world tourism fair in Paris. Croatia is attending the March 15-18 Salon Mondial du Tourisme, one of the biggest tourism fairs in France featuring over 500 world destinations. "France represents a very potent market for Croatia where we have been recording excellent tourist turnover results in recent years. Together with key partners, we are working on increasing the number of flights, which is one of the key prerequisites for further growth and keeping up the positive trends," said HTZ director Kristjan Stanicic. 17.03.2018. | News
​Police Museum in Split displays counterfeit art piecesThe Police Museum in Split staged an exhibition of counterfeit products and forgeries as part of the two-day international conference "Security of Historical Cities 2018 - Challenges of Tourism" which ended on Saturday. The collection of counterfeit art pieces, paintings, and sculptures of well-known Croatian artists seized on the black market included forgeries of paintings by Edo Murtic, Zlatko Prica, Mersad Berber, Dimitrije Popovic, Vasko Lipovac, Ivan Lackovic Croata, Ivan Rabuzin, Ivan Getaldic and other prominent artists, and counterfeit sculptures by Dusan Dzamonja and one by Vojin Bakic.  17.03.2018. | News