Displaying items by tag: Croatia http://ttgbalkans.com Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:02:59 +0000 en-gb Croatia showcases a host of seasonal festivals http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1057-croatia-showcases-a-host-of-seasonal-festivals.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1057-croatia-showcases-a-host-of-seasonal-festivals.html Croatia showcases a host of seasonal festivals

With the closing of the month-and-a-half long Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Croatian National Tourist Board is also promoting various festivals being hosted in the country.

Having begun August 25, until August 30, 2014, this year's Vukovar Film Festival in its eighth edition will present a record number of 87 new films in seven different locations, including winners of some of the recent prestigious international film festivals.

August 27-31, 2014 sees the Dimensions Festival return to the Punta Christo fortress in Štinjanu, near the city of Pula for the third year running.

All the while, beginning the very next day, from August 28-31, the Renaissance Festival is the largest event of its kind in this part of Europe, bringing together lovers of music, dance and food of that period.

In September 4-8, for film fans, Kinookus food film festival (Kinookus FFF) is an international film festival that promotes open-air cinema culture and aims to preserve cultural and environmental awareness in young people.

And for youngsters, or the young at heart, from September 3-7, visitors can attend the city of Pula hosting the Outlook festival, the largest European bass and sound festival which takes place on the Punta Christo fortress in Štinjan, near the city of Pula.

For those who are more traditionally inclined, September 12-21 will see the Vinkovačke Jeseni festival in its 49th edition will present the rich history of the Slavonia region under the theme of 'Wide Slavonian Meadow'.

And finally, from 18-21 September, the international lace festival promotes the tradition of the value of lace as ethnographic treasure and it has been taking place since 1997.

pmarkides@ttgmena.com (Panayiotis Markides) Leisure Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:37:39 +0000
Surge in British tourists to Croatia http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1052-surge-in-british-tourists-to-croatia.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1052-surge-in-british-tourists-to-croatia.html Surge in British tourists to Croatia

Croatia witnessed an 11 per cent jump in British visitors from January to July, 2014, compared to the corresponding period last year.

A 16.5 per cent rise was also witnessed in Irish visitors. In total, between January to July 2014, 231,794 Brits travelled to Croatia, with 25,776 of those hailing from Ireland.

Adding to this, July welcomed a year-on-year rise with 13 per cent more British tourists heading to Croatia, while there was also a 22 per cent rise in Irish visitors.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:37:02 +0000
Discover King's Landing in Dubrovnik http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1051-discover-king-s-landing-in-dubrovnik.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1051-discover-king-s-landing-in-dubrovnik.html Discover King's Landing in Dubrovnik

Chosen as the location where much of the US' hit TV series, Game of Thrones, has been shot, the capital city of Croatia, Dubrovnik, is now welcoming fans to enjoy a taste of life in the fictional Seven Kingdoms through a specially designed package by Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik.

The property has launched an experiential package whereby guests are provided with luxury accommodation in a classic sea view room for two and a welcome amenity upon arrival, including a bottle of Croatian wine, illustrating the love for the alcoholic beverage made evident throughout the TV show.

In addition, guests are given a replica of the 'key to the city' of King's Landing along with an all-access Dubrovnik City Card, which unlocks all doors to the top museums, galleries and experiences in the Old Town.

Daily breakfast feast for two at Vapor restaurant, or in-room dining, also comes as part of the special package alongside airport transfers fit for the King or Queen of the Iron Throne in a BMW 7 series or Mercedes E class.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Leisure Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:10:11 +0000
Park Plaza Belvedere Hotel completes refurbishment works http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1047-the-park-plaza-belvedere-hotel-completes-refurbishment-works.html http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1047-the-park-plaza-belvedere-hotel-completes-refurbishment-works.html Park Plaza Belvedere Hotel completes refurbishment works

Situated in the former fishing village of Medulin in Istria, Croatia, the Park Plaza Belvedere Hotel has recently undergone and completed an extensive refurbishment project.

The hotel has expanded to house 429 keys and now also boasts a restaurant equipped to accommodate 700 people, a bar, a conference hall as well as three meeting rooms offering state-of-the-art technology.

Adding to the list of developments are new indoor and outdoor sea water swimming pools; a spa and wellness centre with saunas, massage rooms and whirlpools; a fitness studio; and a gym.

Guests to the hotel can also enjoy outdoor sport courts, a beach and a chill-out terrace on site.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Accomodation Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:22:59 +0000
Hotel Bellevue in Mali Lošinj welcomes first guests after renovation project http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1046-hotel-bellevue-in-mali-losinj-welcomes-first-guests-after-renovation-project.html http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1046-hotel-bellevue-in-mali-losinj-welcomes-first-guests-after-renovation-project.html Hotel Bellevue in Mali Lošinj welcomes first guests after renovation project

Following a €50 million renovation and redevelopment project, the five-star Hotel Bellevue in Mali Lošinj, Croatia, recently welcomed its first guests.

Located in Čikat, an elegant bay in Mali Lošinj, Hotel Bellevue now boasts 185 rooms and 21 suites, a lounge area plus more.

Services available include private jet services, special spa rejuvenating treatments and anti-stress immune care programmes. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools with seawater and an array of bars and restaurants to choose from.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Accomodation Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:02:12 +0000
Select Croatia launches adventure package http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1044-select-croatia-launches-adventure-package.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1044-select-croatia-launches-adventure-package.html Select Croatia launches adventure package

Travel specialist, Select Croatia recently unveiled a brand new, five-day package from Venice, for travellers wishing to experience Croatia's cuisine, landscapes, medieval villages and hospitality.

In recent years, Istria, Croatia (only a few hours from Venice), has received a lot of media attention for its multifaceted touristic offering. Select Croatia's Istria Experience kicks off with a two-hour private chauffeured transfer from Venice to Umag, a picturesque fishing village situated in the north-western part of the region, for a stay in the five-star Melia Coral. The day after, guests will be granted the opportunity to explore some of the historical towns of Pula, Rovinj and Porec.

The third day can be spent enjoying hotel amenities or going on various excursions. The final day is reserved for a truffle hunt in the hinterland of Istria. Following the last night at the Melia Coral, a private driver will conclude the experience.

Commenting on the package was director – Croatia and Mediterranean, Yacht Charter, Maja Gudelj: "This is a great package for all those looking for something different as a pre- or post- cruise option from Venice or even the other parts of Croatia.

"Istria is close enough to Italy to be a convenient addition to any trip, and it is a whole other world that travellers can discover, from the amazing food enhanced by high-quality white and black truffles, to the stunning landscape and fascinating history. It is a region yet to be discovered and is an oasis of rich culture and peaceful landscapes in which to rest and relax for a few days."

The package comprises four nights at the Melia Coral; tours and tastings accompanied by certified English speaking guides; transfers from and to Venice with an English speaking driver; breakfast and dinner every night at the Melia Coral; and all entrance fees and taxes per itinerary.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Leisure Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:42:37 +0000
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic introduces summer offer http://ttgbalkans.com/more/promotions/item/1020-kempinski-hotel-adriatic-introduces-summer-offer.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/promotions/item/1020-kempinski-hotel-adriatic-introduces-summer-offer.html Kempinski Hotel Adriatic introduces summer offer

Kempinski Hotel Adriatic has welcomed a considerable increase in the number of visitors hailing from the Czech and Slovak Republics, due to more flights arriving in Pula, Croatia and Croatia's accessibility.

As part of an initiative to attract visitors from Central and Eastern Europe, the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic has announced a special 'Tune in to Summer' promotion, which offers reduced prices on stays for a minimum of seven nights in July and August, and for a minimum of five nights in September.

General manager, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Peter Knoll commented on the summer promotion: "It is great for me to be able to welcome visitors from Central Europe and, particularly, the Czech and Slovak Republics, as I have such fond memories of my time in Prague and I am always happy to see the friends that I made there. I am hoping that the "Tune in to Summer" promotion will attract even more people from these two countries to visit us this summer and will look forward to making them as welcome as they made me back in Prague."

The Kempinski Hotel Adriatic is just a short drive from both Pula and Trieste airports.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Promotions Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:11:35 +0000
The Villa Meneghetti recognised in Booking.com's World Top Ten http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1013-the-villa-meneghetti-recognised-in-booking-coms-world-top-ten.html http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1013-the-villa-meneghetti-recognised-in-booking-coms-world-top-ten.html The Villa Meneghetti recognised in Booking.com's World Top Ten

Croatia's The Villa Meneghetti hotel recently celebrated the news of its listing in Booking.com's 'The Best of Booking's Best' list for 2014.

Situated in Bale, Istria, the property came in at number eight in the world on Booking.com, having scooped an average score of 9.5 out of ten from its guests.

The booking website recognised the property for its rustic aesthetics infused with contemporary amenities and chic décor.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Accomodation Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:02:15 +0000
Hotel Lone welcomes new beach club concept http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1010-hotel-lone-welcomes-new-beach-club-concept.html http://ttgbalkans.com/accomodation/item/1010-hotel-lone-welcomes-new-beach-club-concept.html Hotel Lone welcomes new beach club concept

Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia, a member of Design Hotels, has launched a brand new beach club concept, Mulini Beach, which offers guests light bites, cocktails, sunbeds and music.

Designed by Croatian architects 3LHD, Mulini Beach was constructed out of white concrete and natural stone. As the first man-made beach in Rovinj, 3LHD adhered to a strong mandate to create an area that mirrored the area's natural coastal beauty. Reflecting the hotel's design, Zagreb-based designer, Lana Cavar, implemented the same sleek and visual identity.

The beach club features white sun loungers with stained wood providing an organic aesthetic. The hotel's commitment to its Croatian ties continues with textiles and staff uniforms designed by I-GLE, the same team responsible for the fibre arts seen throughout the 248-room property.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Accomodation Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:22:40 +0000
Pula route introduced by Air Serbia for Summer 2014 http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1009-pula-route-introduced-by-air-serbia-for-summer-2014.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1009-pula-route-introduced-by-air-serbia-for-summer-2014.html Pula route introduced by Air Serbia for Summer 2014

Air Serbia recently announced the introduction of its new summer route between Belgrade and Pula, marking its third summer network to the Croatian Adriatic coast.

The flights will run three-times weekly on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays.

This new route, running from June 19 until September 21, 2014, will offer connections to those travelling from Belgrade as well as holidaymakers from Russia, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

Adding to this, the Pula flights will offer excellent connections from Nikola Tesla Airport to key destinations spanning Europe (Stockholm, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Prague, Stuttgart, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Moscow) and Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

From Pula, Air Serbia passengers also can reach other summer destinations in Istria, including Kopar, Portorož, Poreč, Vrsar, Rovinj.

ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:22:19 +0000