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.
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.
If you are coming for your holidays in Croatia, there might be a few tips you can find interesting and also very useful during your trip. One of the most important factors and maybe the first question you ask yourself when you are on holidays in Croatia or anywhere else in the world is that.
Is Croatian Tap Water Drinkable?
Luckily, drinking tap water in Croatia is safe. Nearly 90% of the population in Croatia have connection to the public water supply. Sometimes, due to entirely personal reasons, some people prefer the tap water taste in some regions other than others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Bublé is coming for his first concert in Croatia, at the Arena Zagreb. If you haven’t been to Croatia yet and are a fan of the singer, this is the perfect opportunity for you to make a visit and book your ticket.
If you already know the country and love spending your holidays in Croatia. This is also an opportunity for you to book some tickets for this superb concert.
Michael Bublé is a four-time Grammy Award-winner, meaning that the concert is quality entertainment guaranteed. Also, the atmosphere and beauty of the city and the Arena Zagreb, will really enhance the experience of the concert.
This concert will be one of the numerous concerts that Michael Bublé will do in his big world tour. The tour starts in Florida and promotes his album Love. The album is dedicated to his young son, who was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Again, the Chinese keep showing interest for Croatia and are willing to make this link even stronger and closer.
This link has started centuries ago, around 700 years. But this time the focus is the coast of Croatia, in particular Rijeka with a China investment opportunity.
A noticeable increase of Chinese visitors to Croatia took place in 2017. More than 57% tourists flew to the country, putting China on the 5th place of tourists arrivals in Zagreb.
In 2018, the European Travel Commission has approved funds to Croatian and Slovenian tourism authorities for their joint promotion in China.
The campaign was named “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”, the aim of the campaign was, introducing Croatia and Slovenia as the European top holiday destinations they are to the Chinese. The campaign cost was over €200,000, half of which was co-financed by ETC.
In 2017, the data showed the impressive number of 18.5 million tourists visited Croatia, that generated 102 million overnight stays.
According to Eurostat (Statistical office of the European Union), in comparison to 2016, it was an increase of 13% of visitors to the country. And consequently, the number of arrivals also generated a substantial increase of overnights stays in 2017.
Croatia not only broke the record in tourism last year, 2018, with the impressive number of 19.7 million tourists. But also made a new record.
Once Again, A New Record
Croatia is among the top EU countries by tourism results growth. In 2018, Croatia featured on the second place on list of top emerging destination, amongst Japan, Portugal, Cuba and Iceland.
Not surprisingly, 2018 in comparison to 2017, the records were broken also at the croatian airports.
The number of people willing to reach the country by plane to spend their holidays increased by 10.3% in comparison to the previous year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Resulting on 10.2 million passangers arriving by plane to the country.
Croatia has a massive potential for new technologies and is home of a few major startups that are now global, attracting the interest of angel investors.
For example Infobip, the first to be mentioned. Started in 2002 by a group of friends and developers in Vodnjan, they fully recognized its potential after it made its first business deal for delivering 14,000 SMS greeting cards to the entire city in 2003.
Currently, Infobip is a global IT and telecommunications company that provides cloud services for business with more than 50 offices worldwide, although one of the headquarters is still in Vodnjan.
Rimac has also a huge role on Croatia’s technology sector development. It was founded in 2009 in Zagreb, by Mate Rimac.
In the next year of its foundation, Rimac designed an electric vehicle that outpowered convencional cars on a race, after that Rimac focused on implementing the technology on supercars and that was the creation of Concept-One model.