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HTZ TV Spot

A TV spot of the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) representing Croatia as an ideal vacation destination has recently received an important recognition. According to a monthly survey conducted by Munich-based IMAS, it is the second best TV spot in effectiveness. This recognition is all the more important since it is a result of IMAS psychometric testing of 120 people who have altogether assessed 19 TV spots. The results for every spot are a combination of the index of the effect of what the spot shows and the achieved response. …

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Eight Golden Medals to Croatian Wines

What many visitors to Croatia could already have experienced for themselves has now been confirmed at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Known for their high quality, Croatian wines were awarded with as many as eight golden, five silver, and 11 bronze medals, as well as with three recommendations. Red wines produced on the Adriatic coast received numerous compliments from judges. However, it is Croatian sweet white wines that were this year’s absolute favourite, and the chief judge Angela Muir has proclaimed them a true discovery. The golden medal went …

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Hotel Regent Esplanade on the Golden List

Readers of the prestigious magazine Conde Nast Traveler have chosen, for the second year in a row, the eminent Zagreb hotel Regent Esplanade Zagreb to be part of the guide of the world’s best tourist facilities, the so-called Golden List. Almost 33 thousand readers were polled, assessing the accommodation, location, design, quality of service, food and drinks, ranking the Regent Esplanade Zagreb 33rd out of 100 hotels in southern Europe. Hotel Esplanade, operating today under the international Regent hotel chain, was originally built in 1925 for the travellers of the …

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Hotel Afrodita Receives Important Recognition from TUI Visitors

Visitors travelling through the German tour-operator TUI have chosen Hotel Afrodita, located in the well known tourist destination Tučepi on the Makarska Riviera, as one of the 100 most popular hotels in the world. The hotel received this award, the TUI Holly, in a competition against 6,000 other tourist facilities from all over the world. Afrodita received the biggest compliments from visitors for the best “time in the year” they have spent on a holiday. Tučepi is an eminent tourist destination in mid Dalmatia, and is located right next to …

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The Beach “With a View” Among the Most Beautiful in the World

Dubrovnik, a city that has conquered the hearts of many visitors and world celebrities, can add one more recognition to the long list of awards it has received this year. The web page Skyscanner has ranked the Dubrovnik beach Banje among the ten most beautiful city beaches in the world. Out of the ten beaches, five are located in the USA, Canada, Israel and Australia, which makes Banje one
of the top five European beaches. Though to everyone who has visited this pebble-stone beach any explanation is unnecessary, Scyscanner cites the …

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Green Istria Increasingly Attractive to Visitors

The Istrian interior is increasingly attractive to tourists, especially those whose ideal vacation is a stay in nature and the tranquillity provided by authentic Istrian houses, combining effectively the traditional way of life with the needs of the contemporary visitor. However, green Istria is also perfect for excursions to its medieval city-castles located on hills, which truly have a mystic atmosphere about them. A walk around these “acropolic” towns, Motovun, Labin, Vodnjan, Grožnjan, Hum and Oprtalj, and a tour of their castles, old churches and squares, will provide visitors with …

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The Spectacle of the “White Sails” in Split from September 15th to 19th 2009

This year, the Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI ), in cooperation with its Yacht Club Croatia, is organizing the 23rd annual prestigious and world-known event, the ACI Match Race Cup, to be held beneath the Sustipan park, in the Split aquatorium, from September 15th to September 19th, 2009. The city of Split, the cradle of Croatian sailing with its unique natural grandstands from which the competition can be viewed – the Sustipan park, offers viewers and the media a special atmosphere for viewing the battle in the sea. 12 of …

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Meet the City on Four Rivers

The city of Karlovac has recently introduced an interactive guide, available to visitors on their mobile phones. Touring around this city on four rivers, visitors can find out everything about its cultural and culinary offering, events, accommodation possibilities, entertainment and get around the city with the help of an interactive map. Thanks to the mobiExplore, you will literally have in the palm of your hand all information about the history of Karlovac, its eminent figures, and its cultural and historical monuments Karlovac is located around 50 km from the capital …

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Cultural Monuments for Half the Price with the Tourist Card

The City of Dubrovik, the destination of numerous visitors in the summer as well as year-round, has decided on one more way of saying welcome to its visitors: by introducing the tourist card for the price of EUR 15. The card enables visitors to take a tour of the remarkable city walls, three museums, the fortress Revelin, the Dubrovnik art gallery, the home of Marin Držić and the Dulčić – Masle – Pulitika gallery with a 50% discount compared to regular ticket prices, making cultural monuments of the city more …

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Sailing – Ideal for Individual and Team-Building Programs and Regattas

For those who wish to sail or would like to take their business partners sailing, there is now a company in Croatia specialized in organizing regattas or sailing lessons throughout the year. On the island of Cres, the ASI Sailing Center Cres has recently opened its doors, offering the possibility of mastering the skills of sports or recreational sailing to sea and wind enthusiasts. Visitors can, at the same time, enjoy in the beauties of the Cres aquatorium and the unique insular climate. Visitors can choose between 20 programs, intended …