21.03
2019
business tourism increase in Croatia

Business Tourism Is Increasing In Croatia

Croatia attracts millions of tourists yearly looking for a place to relax and spend their holiday. However, recently, Croatia is not only showing an increase in holiday seekers but also, business tourism. The beauty and peacefulness of Croatia enchants any tourist that visits the country, regardless the trip purpose.

According to the Business Destinations magazine, Croatia is attracting more and more business conferences and meetings yearly. The tourism infrastructure the country currently has in place, accommodates and receive this subgroup of visitors.

Constant developments and investments are constantly improving the infrastructure, in order to provide and attend all the needs that a business tourist might encounter during their stay.

business tourism increase in Croatia

Zagreb Business Hub In Croatia

The main cities of Croatia are considered the conference hubs for business tourism. Zagreb, for instance is becoming increasingly popular with MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourists. The new passenger terminal of the “Franjo Tuđman” officially opened on the 19th of March 2019, giving it more options for business tourists to reach the country’s capital. The airport also introduced Emirates Airlines, giving the possibility of over 150 new connections to other countries.

Zagreb Art Pavillion
19.03
2019
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

Burj Khalifa Enlightened With Croatian Colors

Burj Khalifa is known for being nothing more, nothing less than the tallest skyscraper in the world. And this month, this magnificent architectural piece was proudly enlightened with the Croatian flag.

Burj Khalifa is also known as Khalifa Tower, received the name in order to honour the president back at the time. Burj Khalifa has an impressive 162 floors and a height of 830 metres.

The act of enlightening Burj Khalifa with the Croatian flag, was undertaken in honour to the mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić one day after his arrival to Dubai. The reason for the mayor’s trip was to meet with Dawood Abdul Rahman, the director-general of Dubai Municipality. Who holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and construction technology. Started his career at the same year as a town planning engineer in the Planning Department.

Burj Khalifa with Croatian colors. Picture by Damiur Korjenić
07.03
2019
Revolut revolutionise the banking experience in Croatia

Revolut Will Revolutionise The Croatian Banking Experience

Revolut was launched in 2015, having in mind that people nowadays either people are too busy to manage and control their finances by going to the bank. Or they are not settled in one place, but having business or based in many different places.

Revolut is backed by some of Europe’s most well-known investors. They’ve invested in household names like Facebook, Dropbox and Skype.

Revolut revolutionise the banking experience in Croatia

The good news is that apart from other infrastructure, real estate and tourism development that Croatia has been showing. Now it is time to improve and revolutionise the Croatian banking experience with internet banking.

01.03
2019
international real estate Croatia

Croatia Is One Of The Best International Real Estate Opportunities

According to the listing of the best international real estate countries to look to, Croatia is on the top as shown the renowned magazine Forbes.

As the Brexit approaches, there is a predictable impact on the international real estate demand. Companies that are currently based in the United Kingdom might start migrating their offices and headquarters to other countries in Europe.

Also, there might be an impact on the local real estate prices, and investors are already predicting and aware of the consequences of this change.

international real estate Croatia

Some Valuable Data Confirms The Prediction

Whilst London, Geneva, Paris and Monaco continue to command Europe’s highest property prices, other cities are emerging as increasingly popular with international real estate buyers, offering excellent investor returns. Our increasing popularity in emerging European markets is testament to the growing importance of international investors in these cities.

Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President of LeadingRE

LeadingRE is a consortium of almost 600 international real estate brokerages in 70 different countries. They provided this data exclusively to Forbes magazine.

What is more impressive is that Croatia, in particular Zagreb, is ranked at the top of the list, showing an increase of 20% on prices. Also, a 30% increase of adverts on the main rental portals, such as Airbnb. And the estimative of 20% of the purchases being made by international real estate buyers.

13.02
2019
Croatia sunny weather

Weather Today In Croatia: The Forecast Is Promising

The weather today can determinate the destination and the itinerary of your planned trip. Apart from national holidays or other festivities, such as Christmas. Most people decide to go away and take a break from the daily tasks and stress during the sunny months of the year.

For that, Croatia has perfect holiday weather, and it is one of the best and most preferred holidays destinations in Europe. According to Virtuoso, a renowned network of the best luxury travel agencies. In 2017 Croatia featured on the second place on list of top emerging destination, amongst Japan, Portugal, Cuba and Iceland.

Croatia weather today

Tourists who come to Croatia, are used to the bright sunny weather and pleasant days. However, even in Croatia this climate will depend on the time of the year you decide to visit.

The weather temperatures can really drop during the winter months in Croatia. In Istria for example, the weather fluctuates between 3 to 7 degrees. Don’t get this low number wrong, because Croatia is still beautiful to visit also during the cold months.

Despite this fluctuation, the istrian region is still blessed with great weather specially during the high summer season. In Istria, the temperatures can reach the maximum average of 28 degrees. And during the summer peak, the temperature can go up to 38 degrees.

average weather in Croatia
06.02
2019
Safest countries in Europe

On The List Of The Safest Countries In Europe, Croatia Is On A Safe Position

Croatia is one of the safest countries in Europe, yes. Apart from being blessed with astonishing nature, landscapes, fresh and rich gastronomy, and fantastic weather. The country also ranked the 22 position on the list of the safest countries in the world.

Coming to Croatia for holidays is already a delightful experience. But knowing that you could come to Croatia and not worry about the dangers a big city offers, is truly unique.

Safest countries in Europe

Safest Countries In Europe: The List

The well known Global Finance Magazine, released the up to date list of the safest countries in the world. Even more, in this list Croatia occupies the twentieth second position globally.

But in fact, according to the same list, the country appears on the 16 position of the safest countries in Europe.

Safest countries in Europe: Global Finance list
Safest countries in the world: Global Finance list
05.02
2019
Blockchain network

Blockchain: Croatia Is Embracing The Idea

Blockchain technically started around 8 years ago, but the technology really took off around 3 years ago.

The fact that a number of investors are buying cryptocurrency and chit chatting about them on social events more often, is a proof of this increase.

Business man holding bitcoin

Why Is Blockchain Attractive?

What is attracting investors to make this move into the blockchain is the idea of not having corporations intermediating transactions and publicly transparent proof of each transfer of units made in the blockchain.

Also, the fact that the blockchain technology eliminates any fees and interest you would have to pay to a bank for example. Reducing bureaucratic procedures also sounds good to the majority of population.

Blockchain network
28.01
2019
Croatia Vacation, Air Serbia

Croatia Vacation: You Have Now A Couple Of Extra Options To Reach Paradise

Coming for a Croatia vacation sounds perfect in every way.  Regardless if you are planning on reaching the country by car, ferry or train. If you are coming to Croatia by plane, then you will have two more options to land in this beautiful paradise.

Croatia Vacation, Air Serbia
Croatia Vacation, Air Serbia

Air Serbia Opens New Doors

This year, Air Serbia, is providing two new routes to the ones who wish to come for a Croatia vacation. The lines will operate from Belgrade, both to Rijeka and Zadar.

Flights During The High Seasons in Croatia

Air Serbia already have flights operating during the high seasons, bringing visitors to Croatia during the warmest months of the year to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. The most common itinerary, is for visitors to visit Croatia during the summer months.

24.01
2019
Croatia Road Trip

Croatia Road Trip: Motorway Improvement Ahead

If you once came to Croatia, you know that the country is one of the most wonderful holiday destinations in Europe, perfect for a Croatia road trip.

If you live near and are lucky enough to reach this wonderful country by car, then the news is even more exciting for you.

Large developments and investments, were towards the improvement of the motorways in Croatia, making them pleasant to drive on and keeping them well maintained.

Croatia Road Trip
Croatia Road Trip

Large Investment On The Main Istrian Motorway

A significant investment of €165 million, to go ahead and improve the motorways in Croatia, happened last year in 2018, in the Istrian peninsula with the Istrian Y.

The Istrian Y motorway is fundamental for the access and mobility in the peninsula. It is responsible for the connection of Istria, with international motorways.

Istria attracts a great amount of tourists that decide to visit the country. Investments in Croatia and improvements easing the access to the region, are extremely important for the overall picture.

The concession of Istrian Y was extended to Bina-Istra till the year of 2032. With the actual motorway improving, the way of payments and charging the users of those motorways are also looking to a future improvement in Croatia.

23.01
2019

Discover Istra: The Best Location For Your Investment Property

The region of Istra is situated on the west part of the Republic of Croatia. It is the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea.

A strategic geographic position makes Istra the most attractive part of Croatia.

The climate of the Istrian peninsula is a typical Mediterranean climate; dry and very warm summers, with the average number of some 2.400 sunny hours a year. Winters are mild and pleasant.

Video by Croatia Full of Life and Visit Istria

The sea temperature reaches its lowest in March, around 11°C, and its highest in August with 24°C.

Istra is generally the richest region in Croatia; in terms of finance, stability, tourism and  international business activity.

Distances And Neighbouring Countries

The Region of Istria covers the surface of 2.820 square kilometres. From the north part of the peninsula to the southeast peak there is a distance of around 100 km2.

If we measure the distance from west coast to south coast it would be around 50 km on the longest line.

Istria has a strategic position within Europe and benefits from the vicinity of Slovenia and Italy, the neighbouring countries. Large tourist markets, Germany and Austria, are also very near and within a car reach.

Flag of Slovenia
Flag of Slovenia
Flag of Italy
Flag of Italy
Flag of Austria
Flag of Germany

Transport

There are few ways to reach Istra; by car/bus, by plane or by boat. The Istrian motorway system has two main branches that form a “Y” letter shape.

Overview of Istrian Y Toll Motorway
Overview of Istrian Y Toll Motorway

The east line of the motorway connects Pula with Rijeka and the west line connects Pula with the Slovenian border.

Although it is fastest to travel on the motorway, scenic roads run along the eastern and western coasts, making them perfect choice for bikers and cabrio lovers.

The main airport in Istria is the Pula International Airport, and it is located just 2 km from the motorway and 7 km from the ancient city center.

Pula Amphitheatre, Istra
Pula Amphitheatre, Istra

Pula airport is connected with around 60 destinations with direct flights, hosting around 700.000 guests each year.

Most of the flight lines are seasonal. And within a 300 km range we have other 5 internationl airports: Rijeka, Trieste, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Venice.

The most important fast boat line is the one connecting Venice with Pula, Rovinj, Porec and Umag. The other standard line is connecting Pula and Zadar, with stops on Kvarner islands.

Sail boat on sunset
Sail boat on sunset