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ACI doubles its net profit in 2017​Croatia's nautical tourism company Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI) last year generated a net profit totalling HRK 20.3 million, which is nearly 86% more than in 2016, ACI said in a press release on Wednesday. ACI's total revenues in 2017 amounted to HRK 201.1 million, while total expenditures reached HRK 176.1 million. The company's gross profit reached HRK 25 million, up 77% on the year. Business revenues, namely revenues from nautical activities, amounted to HRK 190 million, up one percent on the year. The company's biggest investment project in 2017 was the complete overhaul of the ACI marina in the northern Adriatic resort of Rovinj, the press release said. 28.02.2018. | News
Croatian, Maltese chambers of commerce sign cooperation agreementThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry on Monday signed a cooperation agreement in Zagreb as part of a business forum, underscoring the big potential for cooperation, particularly in tourism. The agreement was signed by the chambers' presidents, Luka Burilovic and Frank Farrugia respectively, in the presence of Croatian President Kolinda-Grabar Kitarovic and Malta's President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who is on an official visit to Croatia. 26.02.2018. | News
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, f.re.e, 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