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
12.03
2019
Croatia bike: cycling in Croatia, exciting bike trail

Cycling In Croatia: Time For Some Active Holidays

Many tourists come to Croatia to try the spectacular mediterranean gastronomy, fresh sea food and sunbathe on some of the stunning beaches along the Croatian coast. But others, come to the country willing to spend their free time cycling in Croatia.

Croatia bike: cycling in Croatia, exciting bike trail

Cycling in Croatia And Crossing The Borders

If you classify on the second group of people that is willing to come cycling in Croatia, The TransDinarica is definitely a bike trail you should try. It currently connects Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. And for those who might think cycling only in Croatia is not enough cycling. The TransDinarica bike trail has plans to add five more countries to its route: Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia.

Different Itineraries

TransDinarica offers the Trans Croatia itinerary, which goes from Zagreb to Zadar in 8 days. The course is approximately 362km long. Throughout the bike trail, you will be staying in a variety of hotels, farms and b&bs. While you are cycling in Croatia, the tour offers a luggage transfer from hotel to hotel,so you can enjoy the experience without having to worry about your luggage.

Don’t worry when you feel hungry after all the cycling. Throughout this fantastic experience, you can enjoy the spectacular cuisine the country has to offer whilst cycling in Croatia. Between the stops, surely you will be able to taste the most beautiful wines and food the country has to offer, whilst overlooking some of the most magnificent landscapes.

11.03
2019
is it safe drinking tap water in Croatia?

Drinking Tap Water In Croatia Should Be A Problem?

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 it safe drinking tap water in Croatia?

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.

04.03
2019
Michelin star restaurants in Croatia

Michelin Star Restaurants In Croatia Are A Must Go

That Croatian food is particularly delicious, fresh and rich a lot of people know. However this year, the Croatian gastronomy was even more appreciated and recognised by 5 Michelin Star restaurants that were awarded.

Discover the enchantments of flavour and scent of this wonderful country in which, as Cassiodorus wrote in 537, “patricians lead the lives of Gods. A table filled with seafood brought to the surface from the turquoise depths of Poseidon, here is as cultivated as the humble asparagus and legendary truffle, the underground treasure taken right from the plates of Hades. Crust of home-made bread is dipped into the golden liquid of the best olive oil in the world, while the palates are ennobled by the finest of wines

Official Tourist Board website of Istria

The quote that better translates the Croatian cuisine experience comes from the Official Tourist Board website of Istria, a reliable source of information.

Either way, if you are looking to taste some typical and traditional dishes, you will surely be pleased with what Croatia has to offer you. Or, if you would like to have a more gourmet and gastronomic experience, you can also find a range of Michelin star restaurants to visit.

Zagreb Spot, Noel

In Zagreb, you can visit the Michelin star restaurant Noel. Located in Dukljaninova 1, the restaurant offers a contemporary cuisine that focus on the seasonality of the local ingredients. This Michelin star restaurant offers great attention on the decor and tableware. It will guarantee you a superb gastronomic experience.

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
07.02
2019
Music concert in Croatia

Michael Bublé Is Coming to His First Concert In Zagreb, Croatia

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.

Michael Bublé, concert in Croatia, Arena Zagreb

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 LoveThe album is dedicated to his young son, who was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago.

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
01.02
2019
Ironman Croatia

Ironman: Are You Tough Enough?

Croatia offers plenty of beautiful landscapes, activities, and healthy and delicious gastronomy all year round. This year of 2019, the town of Poreč, together with Funtana, will host an exciting event. The Ironman 5150.

Ironman competition exists for 41 years. In 1978, the first event was held in Oahu, Hawaii. 

Ironman Croatia

“We’re thrilled that we brought the Triathlon 5150 series race to this wonderful part of Croatia, and we’re sure that the athletes from the entire EMEA region will have a great event, but also an amazing weekend in Poreč”

Stefan Petschnig, director of Ironman Europe

The owner of the license for the event, World Triathlon Corporation, signed a contract, valid for two years, with Plava Laguna, one of the biggest hospitality and tourism companies in Croatia.

The event in Istria is an Olympic Triathlon, that includes swimming, cycling, and running. The event is going to take place in a few months time, May.

The intention is to present Istria as the active region it is, to athletes and enthusiast all over the globe. Plava Laguna will be responsible for organising such an event. And the municipalities will provide the infrastructure, the .