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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Hotel Doubletree by Hilton should open its doors in Zagreb in October of this year. This hotel brand of the well known luxury hotel chain Hilton will be located in the Green Gold skyscraper complex, which will have offices, shops, gastronomic and entertainment facilities on around 80000 square metres. The Doubletree hotel will hold four stars and will offer accommodation in around a hundred rooms across ten floors. This facility will also have a congress hall, a wellness and fitness centre and a park with artificial lakes. The total value …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Famous designers Felder&Felder, who presented their new collection at Zagreb Fashion Week this year in May, have recently praised the beauty of Zagreb in the British edition of Harper`s Bazaar.
The designers advised on where to sleep in Zagreb, where to shop, have lunch and of course where to go out in the evenings. For accommodation they recommended the Palace Hotel, which they described as a beautiful place close to the main town square, surrounded by museums and a beautiful park. For shopping they recommend Croatian designer stores. As an …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

From 12 – 13 September the capital city of Croatia will host the first international conference dedicated to the relationship between tourism and the media. The conference will be organized by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Croatia and under the slogan `Tourism as Headline News`. The conference will address the question why tourism, despite the fact that it is one of the leading and fastest growing world’s economic sectors, rarely finds itself in the media headlines or economy sections of newspapers. As an export category, tourism holds a fourth …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Zagreb’s position on the world map of congress tourism is rising. This is best shown through data of the International Congress and Convention Association, by which the main Croatian city has gone from 171st to 79th place on the list of 309 cities as world congress destinations. According to this data, Zagreb holds an even better, 42nd position, on the European list, by the number of organized conventions last year among 159 European convention destinations.
Overall, in the congress and convention sense, Croatia is in 40th place in the world, with …

Hotels, Tourism »

[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Hotel Stella in Zagreb has joined one of the largest hotel chains in the world, Best Western. This modern three star hotel has recently been known as Best Western Hotel. The hotel is located not far from the airport, on the main road that leads towards the city centre. Beacuse of its excellent location, the hotel is ideal for business travellers, tourists and transit travellers. The hotel is four years old, has 44 modern rooms and a conference hall for 100 persons equipped with the latest audio-visual technology.

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The marketing films of the Tourist Board of Zagreb, ‘Zagreb, Zagreb’ and ‘Moonlight Sonata Zagreb’, have recently won the Grand Prix Italia award for the best tourism videos at the international festival of tourism films, the Tourfilm Festival in the town of Lecce. Participating in the festival were 14 films from Croatia, competing with tourism films from 60 countries from around the world, in ten categories.
The film Zagreb, Zagreb won the Arara de Bronze award in the «People, Cultures and Traditions» category at the international Tourfilm festival in Brazil …

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[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

For as long as fifteen years, a group of enthusiasts has been thinking up innovative ways of fun on the streets of Zagreb, as part of ‘Cest is d` Best’ festival (‘cest’ is a variation on the word ‘cesta’- meaning street). It is a festival at which, for ten days, Zagreb`s central streets become a happy circus and the world of street theatre. The city is never more colourful and jolly in spirit than when it has clowns and entertainers walking through it, among which any come from the furthest …

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[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Theatres from all across the world have been participating for years at the international festival of new theatre, Zagreb`s popular Eurokaz. This festival, which is not limited by genre, enables the guests of Zagreb an insight into recent movements in contemporary theatre art. The rich production, quality performances and international collaboration are the key factors due to which this festival has been recognized in the world.
The first Eurokaz was held in 1987, as part of the cultural program of University Games after which it became a standard annual manifestation. The …

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[10 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Did you know that the last European witch was burned at the steak in Zagreb during the dark middle ages? Why and where were they burned, did they stand trial and which traditions accompanied this dark deed? All of these questions are important parts of Zagreb`s history which tourists can from now re-live as participants of the latest sightseeing tour under the name «Vještičje Kolo» (Dance of the Witches). Participants of this program will literally be dragged into the mysterious witch hunt, just like between the 14th and the 18th …

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[10 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The renowned New York Times has recently, in its Travel section, introduced American readers to the Zagreb restaurant ‘Klub Gastronomada’, in whose specially prepared seasonal menus he specifically mentions dishes from the Istrian ‘boškarin’ (Istrian autochthonous cattle, bull).
«This is a place for everyone who understands that each ingredient has its origin and history», describes Robert Ripli, one of the three owners of this Zagreb restaurant, which was opened in 2009. In the weekly travel section the reporter from the respected American daily newspaper, Alex Crevar, introduces his readers to the …