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
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
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.

16.01
2019
Adriatic sea

China Investment On The Coast

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.

Adriatic sea
Adriatic sea

First, Tourism

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.

14.01
2019
cpu processor

Impressive Robotics in Croatia Attracts Angel Investors

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.

cpu processor
cpu processor

Promising Startups

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.

Infobip

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.

Rimac Automobili Concept One
10.01
2019
Croatia's economic growth

Croatia’s Economic Growth Is Positive

Croatia’s economic growth is very positive, with the rise of investments and developments taking place. The country is becoming more and more attractive.

Due to this fact, the The World Bank, which is formed by five institutions working for sustainable solutions to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries, has positive perspectives about Croatia’s economic growth this year.

Croatia's economic growth

Croatia Economy

The prediction of this year is, an increase of 2,8% Croatia’s economic growth, according to what The World Bank has revealed this Tuesday.

“The World Bank projects that Croatia’s economic growth in 2018 was 2.7%, revising upwards the projection from last June by 0.1 percentage points, while upholding the growth projection for 2020 at 2.8%. The projection shows that in 2021, the growth is to slow down to 2.6%.”

09.01
2019
dog-friendly Croatia beaches

Croatia is Dog-friendly

Croatia has fantastic weather and perfect Croatia beaches for you to enjoy on your own, or with your family, and yes even with your dog if you wish to.

dog-friendly Croatia beaches
dog-friendly Croatia beaches

Most of Croatia beaches allow you to bring along your dog for a swim. However, if there is a very visible sign you might not be able to enter the premisses with your furry friend.

No dogs allowed sign
No dogs allowed sign

There is definitely a lot of coast

1,800 kilometres of coastline in the entire country, with its islands and turquoise Adriatic, makes it a perfect holiday scene for everyone.

The sea is fantastic and the good news is that most of the beaches in Croatia that allow dogs are located on the northern part of the country. So, near by your Candy Brick  luscious investment property, you can find many spots where you can take your dog to.

08.01
2019
Refinery

INA investment in Rijeka

The wave of investments in Croatia, didn’t stagnate on the last year. This year 2019, the company INA, which is a medium-sized European oil company, with a leading role in Croatian oil business and a strong position in the region, plans to invest heavily, around 4 billion kunas or more, in order to improve and modernize the largest refinery they own, and turn the second largest into an industrial plant.

Rijeka, Croatia
Rijeka, Croatia

The investment is going to be placed in Rijeka. A charming Croatian port city on Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic Sea.

It’s known as a gateway to Croatia’s islands. The city is captivating with plenty to do during the day, and a energetic and active nightlife.

From 2019 to 2023

Despite the fact that “The final investment decision is planned for 2019, provided all preconditions assuring return on investment are met,” INA said. The modernised refinery should be ready to operate in 2023.

Refinery
Refinery