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Michelin publishes second edition of Red Guide to IstriaThe French publishing house Michelin has issued the second edition of its Red Guide to Istria, which is a great recognition for this region and its gastronomic and other tourism-related services, the Istria County Tourism Board said. Since Istria is defined as a small destination with a limited number of recommended addresses, the new edition of the guide confirmed one star for the region and added two more destinations: the restaurants Buscina and Badi, both in Umag. 20.05.2018. | News
Health tourism on islands great opportunity for local enterprisesHealth tourism on Croatian islands is developing spontaneously rather than systematically, and this development should be encouraged as it is a great opportunity for enterprises and revenues, consultant Leila Kresic-Juric said at a conference on health tourism held on the southern Croatian Adriatic island of Korcula. The conference, the first such event in Croatia, was held on May 17 and 18. 18.05.2018. | News
Tourism official says China strategically important market for Croatia's tourismThe director of the Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ), Kristjan Stanicic, said on Wednesday in Shanghai, where he is attending the ITB China travel exhibition, that China is a strategically important market for Croatia's tourism, adding that the number of Chinese travelers to Croatia rose by 40% this year. Croatia is presenting its tourism services at the ITB China as part of the large European Travel Commission stand. 16.05.2018. | News
Rural tourism stands good chance of developing in CroatiaThere are currently about 500 family-run farms which also cater for tourists, and this is still insufficient in comparison to the potential for developing agritourism, which will require a broader support, including an improved legislative framework, Dijana Katica, the head of the Croatian association for tourism and rural development has recently said in an interview with Hina. Katica says that out of those 500 family farms that also have agritourism as non-core business, only 20 per cent of them have farmhouse guest rooms for farmstay while other can provide visitors only with food and have no accommodation capacities. 13.05.2018. | News
​Croatia to be promoted in Germany as ideal wedding destinationThe Rijeka-based wedding agency  Wedding2Book has initiated cooperation with the German Agentur Traumhochzeit agency in order to promote Croatia as an ideal wedding destination. A promotional video about Croatia will be shown during fairs and other similar events in Germany, presenting desirable destinations for wedding ceremonies such as Durbovnik's Walls, Lopud, Brijuni National Park, the islands of Solta and Hvar, and the Kvarner coastal area. 13.05.2018. | News
Croatian cuisine presented in RomeA Croatian and Molisan gourmet performance has been held at Rome's Hotel Regina Baglioni, the largest gastronomic show of its kind ever held Italy, where top chefs from Croatia and the southern Italian region of Molise showed through four recipes the diversity and distinctiveness of the two cuisines, the Croatian Tourism Board said on Friday. Croatia was represented by Ivan Pazanin and Renato Kraljev and Molise, which has a small community of ethnic Croats, was represented by Filindo Russo and Colombo Vincenzi. 11.05.2018. | News
​City of Hvar to celebrate 150 years of organised tourismThe 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 this will contribute to the continuation of investment and tourism trends recorded in 2017 when 198,000 tourists visited the city, an increase of 15% on the year. The focal celebrations will be held from 10 to 15 May because it is on that date in 1858 that the first tourist community was established. 08.05.2018. | News
SightRun mobile app, invented by Croat startup, helps tourists discover GrazThe application SightRun developed by the Croatian startup SightRun has been added to programmes offered to tourists in the Austrian city of Graz, the co-founder of the Croatian startup, Sandra Bortek, said on Tuesday. SightRun is a mobile app for audio guided running tours. According to information provided on the company's web site, "with SightRun App you can run in a new city whenever you like." The application can help tourists discover a new city. 08.05.2018. | News
Conference on rural tourism in Supetar to bring together 250 participants from 15 countriesThe fourth edition of an international conference on rural tourism will be held in Supetar on the Adriatic island of Brac on May 9-13 and is expected to attract about 250 participants from 15 countries under the slogan "A new age - An age for rural tourism". Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Dijana Katica recently underscored the cooperation with the Faculty of Tourism Management and Hospitality in Opatija and the support of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and the tourist board in Supetar, too. 07.05.2018. | News
Travel agencies bring 2.2 mn foreign tourists in Croatia in 2017Croatian travel agencies arranged trips with overnight stays in Croatia for 2.2 million foreign tourists, who realised 13.6 million tourist nights. Foreign tourists realised an average of six tourist nights in Croatia, according to the national statistical office (DZS). In 2017, the number of foreign tourists whose travels to Croatia were organised by Croatian travel agencies increased by 9.0% and the number of tourist nights by 7.0%, as compared to 2016.  06.05.2018. | News