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Croatia reports record tourism figures for 2017Last year 18.5 million tourists visited Croatia and generated 102 million overnight stays, which are increases of 13 percent and 12 percent respectively compared with 2016, and revenues are expected to exceed those from the previous year, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli told a press conference in Zagreb on Monday. "We expect revenues for 2017, from both domestic and foreign tourists, to reach about 11 billion kuna. We are also pleased that the Fitch ratings agency has noted the excellent results of the tourist season, along with the stability of the economy, as one of the reasons for increasing Croatia's rating after many years," Cappelli said. 15.01.2018. | News
Croatia successful at Vienna tourism fairCroatia had a successful presentation at Austria's biggest tourism fair Ferienmesse in Vienna on January 11-14, the director of the Croatian Tourist Board's office for Austria and Switzerland, Ranko Vlatkovic, told Hina on Sunday. Croatia was one of the 850 exhibitors from 80 countries that attended the most visited tourism fair in Austria. Croatia, Italy and Spain are popular this year, said Helga Freund of the Vienna tourist office. 15.01.2018. | News
TripAdvisor, Airbnb include Rovinj, Zagreb among trending destinations for 2018The travel website TripAdvisor and the accommodation booking website Airbnb have included two Croatian cities - Rovinj and Zagreb - on their lists of trending destinations for 2018, predicting higher tourist demand and better results than last year. Rovinj was included on TripAdvisor's list of the top 10 destinations on the rise, ranking 8th. The list is topped by Ishigaki, Japan, ahead of: Kapaa, Hawaii; Nairobi, Kenya; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Gdansk, Poland; San Jose, Costa Rica; Riga, Latvia; Rovinj, Croatia; Nerja, Spain; and Casablanca, Morocco. 14.01.2018. | News
Fitch upgrades Croatia's credit rating to 'BB+' with stable outlookThe Fitch agency reported on Friday that Croatia's credit rating had been upgraded from 'BB' to BB+', with outlooks being stable on the back of the excellent tourism season and improved public finances, and this has been the first upgrade in the country's credit rating since 2004. Explaining key rating drivers, the agency says that "strengthening tourism revenues have underpinned a sustained improvement in Croatia's external position." 12.01.2018. | News
​Free guided tours to be organised on occasion of Croatia's Int'l Recognition DayThe association of Croatian tour guides (ZVTDH), in cooperation with the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ), will organise free guided and sight-seeing tours  in more than 40 cities and towns across the country on Sunday, January 14, on the occasion of Croatia's International Recognition Day. 11.01.2018. | News
​Nov 2017 sees 9% more tourists y-o-yCroatia's commercial accommodation facilities reported 308,000 tourists in November 2017, up 9.1% on the year, and they generated 663,000 nights, a rise of 9%, the national statistical office said on Monday. Foreign tourists accounted for 195,000 arrivals, up 11.2% from November 2016, generating 437,600 nights, up 11.7%. Domestic tourists generated 112,000 arrivals, up 5.5%, and 225,000 nights, up 4.2%. 08.01.2018. | News
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County sees increase in tourist arrivals, overnight staysIn 2017, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County saw 2.9 million visitors, an increase of 8% from 2016, and 18.5 million overnight stays, an increase of 9%, the Kvarner Tourism Board has said. 08.01.2018. | News
In 2017 Opatija records best tourism results since 1991A total of 403,373 tourists visited the northern Adriatic resort of Opatija in 2017, generating 1.12 million nights, which was a 2% increase in arrivals and a 5% increase in nights in comparison with 2016 and the best results achieved since Croatia gained independence in 1991, the town's tourist board has said. 07.01.2018. | News
2017 - record tourist season for Dubrovnik​The coastal resort of Dubrovnik in 2017 saw 1.18 million tourist arrivals, 17% more than in 2016, and 4.21 million overnight stays, an increase of 13%, which is a record result, the local tourism office said. Of the 1.18 million arrivals, 1.12 million were foreign and 56,000 domestic arrivals, while 36,000 were visits by boaters. 02.01.2018. | News
Hvar to celebrate 150 years of tourism, like nothing seen beforeThe city of Hvar will dedicate all of 2018 to celebrating 150 years of organised tourism in that city on this southern Adriatic island with the expectation that that will contribute to the continuation of investment and tourism trends recorded this year when 197,000 tourists were recorded to have visited the city by  the end of October, which is 15% more on the year. 01.01.2018. | News