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Croatia creates a buzzzz. Wine. Dine. Play.

Who would have suspected that this small feisty country that was a socialist republic with a communist system until 1991 would emerge in a short period of time to become the 18th most popular global t

Croatia set for 2013 tourism boost

LONDON, England - Croatia is expected to see a large increase in tourism this summer thanks to its admittance to the EU and the announcement of a 15% sales-tax cut on tourist services which came into

Minister: Best tourist season in Croatia’s history

Croatia's tourism sector, a driving force in the country's ailing economy, registered record figures during the first eight months of the year, a minister said on Friday.

Croatia tourism builds on record-breaking momentum of 2011

The Croatian tourism industry has managed to build on the momentum achieved during a record-breaking 2011 by realizing 6.66 million arrivals and 35.87 million overnights in the first 7 months of 2012.

Croatia and IIPT sign memorandum of understanding

DUBROVNIK, Croatia - At the beginning of February, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) and Folk Ensemble Lindjo from Dubrovnik, Croatia, have signed a Memorandum of Understand

Croatia and Slovenia: Israeli tourists wanted

Delegations from Croatia and Slovenia are visiting Israel as part of the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) conference, held this week in Tel Aviv.

Dubrovnik tourism official fired for “drunk and crazy” tourist rant

Derogatory comments about drunken New Zealand and Australian visitors led to a firing of Dubrovnik tourism official.

Tourism and the media

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) would like to remind the media of the opportunity to participate in the first UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media, which will take place in Z

Zagreb’s open-hearted people are the pulse of the country

Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, is one of the oldest European cities and is yet one of Europe’s youngest metropolises.

Zagreb Tourist Board brings dance evenings to life

ZAGREB, Croatia – The Zagreb Tourist Board organized an event, “Dance Evenings,” at Zrinjevac Park, as part of the “Zagreb Time Machine” project, which began on Friday, July 1.

Tourism in Zagreb on the upswing

ZAGREB, Croatia – In June 2011, Zagreb saw 68,594 tourist visits and 115,283 overnight stays, which marked a 21% increase in visits and a 24% increase in overnight stays in respect to 2010 when the

Croatia emerging as new destination for Asian tourists

The Republic of Croatia is emerging as a new European destination for Korean and other Asian visitors, offering what France and other so-called ``tourism powerhouses’’ cannot.

Zagreb – the most promising new destination

ZAGREB, Croatia – The Zagreb Tourist Board presented Zagreb at the TTF & OTM (Travel Tourism Fair & Outbound Travel Mart, www.ttfotm.com ) fair, which was held in Mumbai (India) from February 18–2

UNWTO and Croatia strengthen collaboration

UNWTO and Croatia have agreed to further advance sustainable tourism and maximize its contribution to economic growth, job creation, and development in the country.

2 Polish tourists killed when scuba tank explodes

Two Polish tourists were killed and two seriously injured in scuba diving tank explosion on a Croatian island of Vis.

German and Austrian visitors boost Croatian tourist numbers

ZAGREB — Croatia's tourism industry, a vital part of the country's recession-hit economy, registered growth during the first eight months this year, officials said on Wednesday.

Croatian Prime Minister expresses full support for the tourism sector

UNWTO Secretary-general, Mr. Taleb Rifai, met with the Croatian Prime Minister, Ms. Jadranka Kosor, and the Minister of Tourism, Mr.

Destination news: Croatian tourism to benefit as tourists shun Greece

Croatian tourism, accounting for about a sixth of the Balkan nation’s economy, will grow around 5 percent this year as Greece’s crisis drives visitors north, analysts at Zagrebacka Banka d.d.

Montenegro tourism campaign seen as strike against tourism in Croatia

A new campaign to attract tourists to Montenegro, under the motto “99 euro for 10 days” is seen as a marketing trick and a strike against tourism in Croatia, according to Croatian media.

Croatia’s tourist numbers shrink slightly

ZAGREB — Croatia's key tourist sector, weakened by the economic crisis, shrank slightly in the first 10 months of the year from activity in the same period of last year, official data showed on Wedn

Croatian leading hotelier’s revenue rising despite crisis

ZAGREB - Croatia's leading hotelier, Valamar VLHO.ZA, sees revenues rising 7 percent this year, with hotel upgrades helping it buck the global sector downturn that has dented tourism worldwide, a comp

Pumpkin festival could draw Halloween tourists

Halloween fans searching for the perfect break this month may want to consider Croatia, where a pumpkin festival will be held on October 30th and 31st.

Croatia wants its share of medical tourism market

RIJEKA, Croatia - Maria Giudita Coffen did not mind driving for three hours to get her teeth fixed at half price in Croatia.

Croatia train derails, killing 6

A two-car, high-speed train carrying about 90 passengers derailed near the village of Rudine in southern Croatia today, Friday, July 24, killing six people and injuring at least 55, officials said.

ETOA makes statement on tourist guides in Croatia 

The tourism authorities in Croatia had expressed concern that unqualified and untrained “guides” were operating in the cruise ports and other heritage sites.

Bomb blast in Croatia injures two tourists

SIBENIK, Croatia - Croatian police said three people were injured, two of them tourists, when a bomb exploded on the waterfront in the central Adriatic port town of Sibenik.

Croatia launches summer tourist drive

ZAGREB — Croatia launched a drive Tuesday to promote itself as a summer tourist destination in the hope of minimising losses in the crucial sector caused by the global economic crisis.

Croatia complains about tourist warning

ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia Thursday protested a warning issued by Britain's Foreign Office that tourists visiting Croatia be aware of threats from organized crime.

Figures: fewer foreign guests, more guests from Slovenia

In the first two months of 2009, there were 3 percent fewer arrivals of tourists in Slovenian accommodation facilities and 2 percent fewer nights spent than in the first two months of last year, the S

Croatia is calling

Leading US tour operators call Croatia one of the top destinations for 2009. This comes after December’s USTOA conference held in Palm Desert, California on Dec 3-5.