CROATIA GAINS THREE MORE PRESTIGIOUS MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS
Croatia has gained three more prestigious MICHELIN star restaurants. Namely, the restaurants Nebo (Rijeka), Alfred Keller (Mali Lošinj) and Agli Amici (Rovinj) were awarded with one MICHELIN star, while the restaurants Pelegrini (Šibenik), 360º (Dubrovnik), Monte (Rovinj), Noel (Zagreb), Draga di Lovrana (Lovran), Boškinac (Novalja) and LD Terrace (Korčula), kept their stars. The country now has a total of ten restaurants with a MICHELIN star, i.e. a total of 79 restaurants with at least one designation in this prestigious gastronomic guide.
NUMBER OF TOURIST BED NIGHTS IN AUGUST AT 93% OF THE FIGURE FOR AUGUST 2019
Croatia recorded 30.7 million tourist bed nights in August 2021, which is 46% more than in August 2020 and 93% of the result from August 2019. A total of 4.3 million tourists visited Croatia in August 2021, which is an increase of 59% in 2020 and 86% of the result from August 2019. Foreign tourists generated 26.7 million bed nights and domestic tourists 4 million.
LEADING BRITISH TOUR OPERATOR INCREASES CAPACITIES TOWARDS SPLIT AND DUBROVNIK!
In response to the continuous growth of demand for Croatia as a tourist destination, the leading British tour operator Jet2holidays and Jet2.com is increasing its capacities towards Split and Dubrovnik. These increases in capacity are especially pleasing because Croatia will be able to host British guests during September and October.
DIGITAL NOMADS SEEN AS A NEW DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR CROATIAN TOURISM
‘’Croatia is an ideal destination for digital nomads who are provided with a quality internet network in our country and can enjoy its fascinating scenery, pleasant climate, and overall safety, and this is a new development opportunity for Croatia's tourism’’, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac said at the Digital Nomad Conference in Opatija held on September 3. Croatia is one of the first EU countries to regulate a one-year temporary residence status for nomads. That has resulted in about 200 applications for digital nomad status in Croatia.
CROATIA SEES HUGE INCREASE IN BED NIGHTS BY TOURISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
There were more tourists in Croatia in the first eight months of this year, and they stayed longer than in the comparable period in 2020, coming from more than 70 different countries. Hina's analysis of the Croatian Tourist Board's (HTZ) figures from the eVisitor and eCrew systems indicates that once again, the largest number of tourists came from Germany, both with regard to arrivals and bed nights.