10th April 2020.
American Airlines cancels service to Dubrovnik for all of 2020

American Airlines has cancelled its summer service to the Croatian city of Dubrovnik for 2020 and will resume next year, the airline announced. more

16th January 2020
2019 best year yet for Croatian tourism

2019 was the best year yet for the Croatian tourism industry, with nearly 21 million arrivals and 108.6 million overnight stays, up by 5% and 2.4% respectively, while 2020 is expected to see a continuation of positive trends, with tourist turnover increasing by 3-5%....more

16th August 2019.
Zadar Among Top Five Busiest Small Airports in Europe
European industry trade association 'ACI Europe' released the statistical reports for June and the first six months of this year on Wednesday, which revealed even more exciting news for the already record-breaking Zadar Airport. more

23th Decembre, 2014.
Croatia host the 100th Session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 27th-29th May , 2015

ZAGREB: The Government of the Republic of Croatia confirmed the decision of the Ministry of Tourism granting the approval to host the 100th Session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to be held in Rovinj from 27th to 29th May, 2015. more

Wednesday, 19th December 2012.
Ryanair open their base in Zadar

Budget airline Ryanair is set to open its first base in Croatia.The company said it planned to operate out of Zadar Airport from April 2013 with one based aircraft and planned to cover seven routes to/from Dublin, East Midlands, Gothenburg, Haugesund, Liverpool, Paris and Wroclaw in the $70m investment.
The low cost airline celebrated its new Zadar base by launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £8 for travel across its European network in January which are available for booking until midnight on 20 December.Ryanair's seven new Zadar routes will begin in April and went on sale on Wednesday.(Croatiantimes/HIC)

Thursday, 25th October 2012
Split-Dalmatian county supports new trends in tourism
The Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatian County is supporting this year's International Travel And Destination Expo (ITDE) that will take place in Split on 25 and 26 October. Tourist Board director Josko Stella has announced the event in Mestrovic Gallery in the Adriatic port of Split "will be useful for all those working in the promoting of tourism". "The event will help attendants to use online advertising and social networks in improving their business results", ITDE's director Josko Nikolic announced. Lecturers like those from Google or Tripadvisor will take place. Entrance over the two day event is free of charge.

21 th September 2012.

Lighthouses new hit in Croatia's exclusive tourism market


A Croatian company is looking to cash in on the country’s tourism popularity by turning lighthouses into luxury accommodation. Plovput says it has 45 lighthouses on the Adriatic, 12 of which they have already transformed into top end apartments for tourists. Most date back to the 19th century. Despite prices soaring up to a whopping 2,300 GBP per night, Plovput director Darko Mestrovic says to Dalmacijanews.com,this summer they saw 98 percent occupancy. Croatian Times

Wednesday, 12 th September, 2012
Jadrolinija closes tender on four ferries next week

There is less than a week to go before an international tender to build four ferries for the Croatian national liner Jadrolinija ends.

The company based in the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka opened the tender on August 6 and it closes on September 17.

The company wants to build four RO/RO ferries for 142 cars and 600 passengers.

The total investment will be 32 million Euro.

Jadrolinija is expected to choose shipyards before the end of this year, so ferries can be ready for the 2014 summer season. Croatian Times

hotel Aristos Zagreb, tjedan restoranaFriday,31st August 2012.
Hotel Aristos Zagreb received Halal certificate
Hotel Aristos is four star business hotel, located in Zagreb that offers a true taste of hospitality, luxurious ambient, a cutting edge conference facility, wellness and spa, 150 elegant comfortable rooms and top quality business service. In July 2012, Hotel Aristos became first hotel in Zagreb and surroundings that provides Halal quality in preparing and serving meals and accommodation for guests who require Halal service. Halal Certification was a step forward to meet needs of guests and improving the quality of service.  www.hotel-aristos.hr


Thursday, 26th July, 2012
More British tourists in Dubrovnik than anyone else again
For several years in a row, tourists from the United Kingdom are the most numerous in the southern Dalmatian hot spot of Dubrovnik. From the start of 2012 there have been more 45 thousand Brits arrive, a massive 40 per cent more than last year.
Weekly from the British Isles aircrafts are landing in Dubrovnik from companies British Airways, BMIbaby, Jet2com, Thomson fly, Wizzair, Easy jet, Monarch and Croatia Airlines from nearly all major cities in the UK, writes website index.hr.
The increase in the number of tourists from the start of the year is proof that there is becoming an increased interest in Dubrovnik as a destination not only in summer, but also during winter and spring for the Brits. Croatian Times

Friday, 13th July, 2012
Big Game Fishing Challenge starts off the island of Vis
Fourty-two teams of anglers are currently competing in the annual big game fishing IGFA OFFSHORE CHALLENGE CROATIA 2012 in the waters in front of Komiza on the island of Vis in the southern Adriatic.
The total quota during the tournament, which finishes on Saturday, for fishing tuna is 700 kgs. During the first and second days of competition it is permitted to catch 250 kgs per day and 200 kg on the final day of competition, reports daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.
Offshore Challenge Croatia also features music performances, dancing, promotional models, elegant dining cuisine, gift bags, fireworks, fair of homemade local products, fair of nautical and fishing equipment, and much more. Croatian Times

Garden Festival in Tisno6th July, 2012.
An electronic music festival "Garden Festival" in Tisno 4. to 11. July 
At least two thousand young party-goers mainly from the UK, Australia and South Africa have descended on the small Dalmatian town of Tisno for this year's 7th edition of The Garden Festival, which opened on Wednesday, reports Croatiantimes.com .
The electronic music festival has got bigger each year and this year it is expected that close to 20,000 people will turn up throughout the festival which is on until 11 July, bringing a massive economic boost to the small town of around 3,000 residents."We are expecting between 20,000 to 25,000 people, which will be around 100,000 overnight stays and will mean an extra one million kuna (140 thousand Euros) to the Tisno council budget. Becasue of Garden Festival we have had more than 60 applications from locals to rent out their accommodation," said Tisno mayor Ivan Klarin.

... "After our search up and down the Adriatic coastline we have once again found a hidden gem and can safely say our new Garden Festival home will be another musical paradise, with everything you expect & more. Just a 10 minute stroll around the coastline to the stunning town of Tisno, our new home is set in a magnificent private bay and boasts its very own sandy beach" (organizer).

NOTE: last year Festival was in Petričani near Zadar city in north Dalamtia.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2012
Tourist wave in Dubrovnik
The wave of tourists over the Easter holiday period in Dubrovnik on Croatia's Dalmatian coast has seen the local record rise by 16 per cent due to the growth in visitors in the first half of 2012 compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by the County's Tourist Board.
Over 7,000 visitors spent the Easter break in Dubrovnik. Guests mainly from Spain, France, Germany and the UK descended on the city famous for its stone wall. The excellent traffic over Easter was partly credited to new flight connections put in place from European destinations to Dubrovnik.
Large crusiers also sailed into the city bringing thousands of tourists. Dubrovnik's Tourist Board for the Easter holiday period had organised a series of commemorative programmes for the residents and their guests, reported Croatian radio television. Croatiantimes

Tuesday, 17th April, 2012
Tourism Minister predicting 7 billion Euro season
Croatia's Minister of Tourism Veljko Ostojic expects this year's tourist season to produce a better financial result than last year and predicts earnings to reach 7 billion (bn) Euros this season, reported Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
Ostojic, who was in the Adriatic coastal town of Opatija yesterday (Mon) talking about the expectations of this year's tourist season told tourism officials to carefully define their pricing policy for this year due to the recent reduction of VAT on tourism services made by the government.
"Prices are key to our competitiveness," said the Minister of Tourism, who added that he would be satisfied if the number of tourists entering Croatia this year was on the same level as last year, although he expects better financial results this season. "I am expecting Croatia to reach 7 billion Euros in earnings from tourism this season," Ostojic said.
Ostojic concluded by saying that it was hard to predict exact numbers for this season as two thirds of bookings are done not more. Croatiantimes

Dubrovački vrtovi sunca

Dubrovnik Sun Gardens holds its owners in high regard and as such has paid special attention to creating a number of unique perks and privileges to make their stays as attractive and hassle-free as possible. Situated between landscaped gardens and terraced walkways close to the water’s edge, the Residences at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens pride themselves on offering some of the most competitive owner packages in the region. more

20th July 2011.
Villa Andrea Hotel in Dalmatia
The Villa Andrea Hotel is located in Dalatia in the Tučepi town right by the sea and it is only 400 metres away from the town centre which makes it a perfect choice for your vacation. Besides comfortable and luxurious hotel rooms, you will enjoy beautiful ambience of the àla carte hotel restaurant. more

Tuesday, 26th July, 2011.
Tourism results up over last year
Croatia will finish this year's season with better figures than last year, but two-digit growth should not be expected, Minister Damir Bajs has said.
"Croatia had two goals this year – to be better than the neighbours and to keep the domestic guests on its territory. In both cases it was successful," Bajs said after a meeting with the representatives of the public and private tourism sector.
Bajs warned that next season would be especially demanding and would require good preparation.
"Next year Europe must compensate for the tourism sector debt of 70 billion Euros, so European destinations will fight even more zealously for every guest," Bajs said.
Croatia must be aware of three things, the Minister said – France, Greece and Italy will intensify their fight for their share of the tourism pie, European states will implement tourism recovery measures aimed at keeping domestic guests at home, and instability in the so-called Eurozone will lead to more careful vacation planning. Croatia must prepare well, portal Business writes.Croatiantimes.com

Tuesday, 5th July, 2011.
Summer is in full swing on Croatia´s shores
The main tourist season has started off with a bang, with car convoys stretching deep into Slovenia, waiting for four hours at the border crossings to come in.
Split airport, city port and bus station have been breaking records. Some 50,000 passengers arrived on Saturday alone, half of them destined for the mid-Dalmatian islands. Ninety airplanes bringing 20,000 people primarily from the Scandinavian countries landed at the airport.
Director of Split Tourism Board Vedran Matosic said he was very pleased with the start of the season.
"Split is full," he said, adding that he expected the season to break records, topping last year's numbers by 10 per cent.
Northern Istria is a host to some 170,000 visitors, with 15 per cent of them choosing to stay in romantic Rovinj. The picturesque town took in 20,000 people in the last days, 25 per cent more than last year, daily Vecernji List writes. (Croatiantimes)

Tuesday, 24th May 2011
hotel Katarnina Dugopolje : Luxury and comfort just a step away from Split...
In creating its recognisability by comfort, luxury and quality, the Hotel Katarina will surely become a centre for business and social events of both the area and its wider surroundings.Hotel Katarina is a newly built 4* hotel with 74 accommodation units and 170 beds in Dugopolje, close to the highway exit to Split. The distance to Split is 12 kn, approximately a 10 minutes ride. It is the first hotel in the Dugopolje area and due to its position it guarantees a fast connection to the city of Split and the fast growing Dugopolje business area.

Tuesday, 17th May 2011
Zagreb has 22 per cent more tourists in April
The number of visitor to Croatia's capital grew by 2 per cent compared to last April, the latest data from Zagreb Tourist Board shows.
Some 52,350 visitors came to Zagreb in April of this year, realising 90,280 overnight stays. That is an increase of 22 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively, over 2010.
The majority or 40,180 were foreign tourists with 68,873 overnight stays, up 35 and 29 per cent from last year.
The majority of guests came from Germany followed by Bulgaria, Italy, United States and Austria. Croatiantimes.com

12th March 2011
hotel Aristos Zagreb
Hotel Aristos is a modern 4* hotel, situated on hallway between Zagreb Airport and City Centre, only 200 m walking distance is a bus station and direct bus line to Downtown. The interior combines a modern design and elegance, pervaded with a sense of luxury, pleasant and warm atmosphere which gives you a completely new experience of a hotel. Hard work and a sense of beauty are woven into interior along with a collection of 400 works of art. All that is united in the Aristos Hotel with the art of life and creation, pleasant atmosphere, comfortable accommodation, modern congress centre, gastronomy, wellness and spa experience. Staying at the Aristos enables the guests to experience the travel through Croatian cities, beautiful landscapes, landmarks of world capitals all through the art with the beautiful feeling of creation and space. The vision of the Aristos Hotel is to be a hotel to which the guests will return and feel it like their second home during their travels.
Accommodation rate includes rich breakfast, free parking and hotel garage, free usage of e- business center, free Internet in room and WLAN in all public areas, free usage of gym. At guests disposal are spacious and elegant rooms, Lobby bar, restaurant Tiara with gastronomic offer of national and international cuisine, Lounge Bar Momento, Summer terrace, Wellness & spa center, Exchange office, Hair dresser and modern Congress center.  All rooms are air-conditioned with excellent sound isolation, equipped with mini bar, sat TV, LCD TV, sos/card security system, smoke detectors, electronic safe, direct dialing phone, work desk with electrical outlet for PC’s and other services. You can enjoy in spa zone of Wellness & spa Aristos with heated easychairs, whirlpool, steam, infra-red and bio sauna or relax in zone with cromotherapy or revitalize your body and skin with various type of massage. You can start morning on the summer terrace on a breeze with espresso, croissant and during day refresh with fruit salads, cordials, fresh squeezed juices and light bits.
During your stay you can experience great cuisine, pleasant and relaxing atmosphere and top service. Hotel Aristos was recognized and rewarded by Croatian Tourist Board and Croatian Chamber of Commerce, in category „The best quality 4* hotels in continental Croatia 2009 “.www.hotel-aristos.hr

Wednesday, 9th March, 2011
Croatia hopes for more German tourists this year
Early tourist season indicators show that German guests will remain the number one visitors to Croatia in 2011, with the Adriatic country being one of their top five preferred destinations.
Some tour operators report an increase in demand between 20 and 100 per cent for vacations in Croatia, the daily Vecernji List writes.
The interest was growing even before the unrest in Tunisia and Egypt, but it seems that the turmoil in those countries is forcing vacationers to choose alternatives.
Although some estimates call for 100,000 more German guests than last year, the Ministry of Tourism would be happy with more moderate increases.
"We would be happy if last year’s growth of 4.2 per cent continued," the Minister of Tourism, Damir Bajs said. Croatiantimes.com


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