Eco Heritage Task Force volunteers in Nin

first_imgFrom July 23 to August 12, 40 young volunteers are staying in the city of Nin, organized by the Croatian Heritage Foundation, the City of Nin, the Tourist Board of the City of Nin and in cooperation with the Nin utility company Komunalac Nin doo, Elementary School “Petar Zoranić” Nin and Solana Nin.Volunteers work on preserving the heritage and preserving the natural and cultural beauties of the Nin region in several different locations. Project participants came from 15 countries: the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, South Africa, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Spain, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and are mostly descendants of Croatian emigrants.Through the ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE project, the need to preserve our natural and cultural heritage has been emphasized, so the partner in the implementation for many years is the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and the local community where the project is implemented. This year it is the City of Nin, which is rich in its historical contents and is a tourist destination that will be introduced to young people from all over the world through the project of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.The ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE project began in the midst of Croatian war suffering in 1992, and the emigrant youth accepted it, enriched it and continued to maintain it with great enthusiasm to this day. Recognizing the value of this program, every year Croatian friends from abroad and representatives of Croatian national minorities from neighboring countries are joined by their friends from all over the world. This year, too, the voluntary program ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE is traditionally organized, in which young people over the age of 18 work on environmental protection, restoring parts of the Croatian natural-monumental and cultural-historical space. The need to preserve our heritage is a challenge, so the inclusion of young emigrants is a natural need because they also come from Croatia and have a desire to contribute to the preservation of its natural environment and assets and thus get to know the homeland better.The project has so far been held in Plitvice, Skradin, Trsteno, on the island of Ugljan, in Daruvar, on Školjić, in Pula, Motovun, Duga Resa, Bakar, Zaostrog, Koprivnica, Rovinj, twice in Ston, Vis and Šibenik.last_img read more

Education and popularization of science in tourism – Get involved in the project “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”

first_imgI am embarking on new challenges and initiatives all with the goal of positive change. I move by simply moving, a small step forward, but with a clear goal and vision.”Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start” rekao je jedan od najtraženijih govornika na svijetu Simon Sinek. Tako je krenuo portal, a tako kreće i ovaj novi izazov radnog naziva – Znanje je moć.He personally believes that scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations are excellent quality papers and sources of interesting information, thinking and research. Precisely with the aim of constructive discussion, education, positive development of tourism and popularization of science in order to gain important research, analysis, tools and thinking as many readers as possible and most importantly to give valuable work new added value.I invite all interested authors who wish to publish their scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to contact us by e-mail at: [email protected] Also, I invite interested faculties that have a study of tourism, to join the project, and with the approval of the author, to publish papers on the portal. It will be an opportunity for young colleagues and future tourism workers to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work. I also call on the faculties to work together with the aim of better connecting science and the tourism sector.The long-term goal and imperative is to gather all scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations in tourism in one place.On the portal, a special category will be placed on the cover, where all published works will be located. Each paper will be presented through a short abstract or article, and the entire paper will be attached in pdf. format, for those who want to get a broader story and read the whole paper.See examples of papers published so far:Example 1: DO KEY STAKEHOLDERS PERCEIVE THE TOURISM OF THE TOWNS OF SPLIT, ŠIBENIK AND ZADAR AS EFFICIENT AND FUNCTIONAL?Example 2: SEASONALITY OF HOTEL BUSINESS – WHAT IS THE WAY TO COMBATING THE EXTREME SEASONALITY OF BUSINESS?What is extremely positive, the whole project before it started, has already generated new values. Namely, as the whole story has been in my head for a year, I had the opportunity to publish several scientific papers, and so one paper generated a new friendship and potential cooperation between the two institutions, thanks to the publication of a scientific paper.Vrijednosti projekta je već prepoznala vodeća poliklinika u Hrvatskoj – Polyclinic Bagatin, which is a proud partner of the project.PROJECT PARTNERSDo you think that education and knowledge is the most powerful weapon we can use for positive change? Do you agree with the statement that two heads are smarter than one? Do you encourage constructive and argumentative thinking, creativity and lifelong learning? Do you agree that knowledge must be available to everyone? Do you invest and encourage young people to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work?If these values ​​are compatible with your business and personal philosophy, support the popularization of science in tourism and the Knowledge is Power project, which aims to popularize science and educate tourism professionals and encourage constructive and argumentative discussion because only then can we develop as individuals and as a society.Proud project partner: Polyclinic Bagatinlast_img read more

Dubrovnik’s One Suite Hotel the best newly opened hotel in 2017

first_imgOpened in June 2017, the One Suite Hotel delighted with its approach and story in a short time and found itself on many esteemed hotel lists from National Geographic Traveler, The Guardianian to Telegraph Travel. And now in Kiev at the International Hospitality Awards ceremony he received another recognition – the award for the best newly opened hotel in Eastern and Central Europe.The International Hospitality Award has been given every year since 2011, and valorises the best hotels according to their annual results. In the category Opening of the year, hotels opened in the past year compete and through the award they get the opportunity to present themselves to the hotel industry. The nominees were judged by an expert jury, but their votes could bring the candidates only 50% points, while the rest of the influence on the final selection of winners was brought by the guests with their ratings on and Out of a total of 315 hotels from 21 countries, the One Suite Hotel won the “Opening of the year” category.Photo: FB One Siute HotelThe philosophy of the hotel is to offer a special experience of hospitality through a modern way of life, which implies an ecological and healthy way of thinking and acting. This concept includes solar panels, charging stations for electric vehicles, recycling to which they are dedicated in the hotel, but also a gastronomic offer based on seasonal and organic foods of local origin. The uniqueness of the hotel is its own mobile application suitable for all smart devices through which guests can open room doors, order in the room, communicate with hotel staff, open a garage, access the pool or gym, plan and book excursions, navigate all local recreational routes with help with GPS or buy souvenirs online. “The soul of this hotel are the people who are dedicated and happy to create One Suite Story on a daily basis. Praise and awards belong to them, which is why guests leave the best grades and comments“Stand out from the One Suite Hotel.One Suit hotel investment is 34,5 million kuna, of which 9,38 million kuna is non-refundable EU funds and has 18 accommodation units, 16 suites and two premium rooms with a total capacity of 64 people, and most importantly it is open all year round .last_img read more

New collective agreement signed: Aminess offers one of the largest bases for calculating salaries in tourism

first_imgThe President of the Management Board of Laguna Novigrad, Zrinka Bokulić, emphasized that Aminess nurtures a culture of work that values ​​collegiality and rewards the innovation and personal commitment of each employee. “This is supported by the fact that we are one of only two tourism companies that are holders of the Employer Partner certificate, while the practical attitude towards work is confirmed by a high rate of return of employees of as much as 70%. ”Concluded Bokulić.The union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia is satisfied with the new collective agreement Marina Cvitić, president of the Tourism Committee of the Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia Trade Unions, and the future president of the Union said that the employer respected almost all union requirements and the arguments show a high degree of mutual understanding and respect.”At the end of my union career, I must point out that Laguna Novigrad is one of the better companies in which it has been pleasant to negotiate in recent years because there is a strong social component in the company’s management. This company, even when other companies did not, increased the material rights of workers, at least in a minimal amount. In terms of material rights of workers, Laguna Novigrad is at the top in this activity, although at the national level the average salary of workers is about 20 percent lower than the average salary in the Republic of Croatia. That is why there is a problem of lack of workers in tourism, because some employers, where Laguna Novigrad is certainly not classified, still think that they can make a profit on low labor costs. A worker must have a job and a salary all year round, because one has to live for 12 months, not just during the season. Many employers should look up to the way of doing business at Laguna Novigrad, because the season almost never ends there. “ said union president Bruno Bulic.Related news:CONSENSUS OF SOCIAL PARTNERS ACHIEVED: NEW COLLECTIVE CATERING AGREEMENT CONCLUDEDLAGUNA NOVIGRAD UNDER THE NEW TOURIST BRAND AMINESSAMINESS HOTEL AND CAMP EMPLOYEES EDUCATED FROM THE BEST GOURMET EXPERTS</p>
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<p> The Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia and the company Laguna Novigrad dd, which manages the tourist brand Aminess Hotels and Camps, have signed a new collective agreement which provides the largest basis for calculating salaries in the tourism industry in Istria.For the employees of the Novigrad company that has hotels and camps in Istria and Dalmatia, it has been agreed to increase the basic gross salary by a total of 5,5%. Of that, 1,5% falls on “savings” caused by changes in the ordinance on income tax, regarding the taxation of accommodation and meals for seasonal workers, while 4% represents a real increase, so from May 1, 2018, the lowest basic salary is multiplied by the corresponding job coefficient to increase from the previous amount of HRK 3.820,00 to the amount of HRK 4.030,10.Aminess points out that this is the largest basis for calculating salaries in the tourism industry in Istria, and certainly among the largest in Croatia, and adds that in the future they are ready to transfer funds saved on reduced benefits to the state to increase salaries. Workers will also be entitled to a non-taxable amount of HRK 2.500,00 in December. The Christmas bonus in the full non-taxable amount will also be realized by seasonal workers who have been employed for more than 9 months, while workers who have worked from 6 to 9 months would be entitled to a proportional part.Workers will also be paid a gift in kind in the non-taxable amount, which for this year amounts to HRK 600,00, and the right to a gift in kind is exercised by all workers who will be employed in November. If the planned results are achieved, the workers will be paid an additional HRK 500,00 net for July and August, which are the most labor-intensive. As every year, in December, Aminess will pay a gift to a child under the age of 15 to a child under the maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 600,00, Aminess explains.last_img read more

“Sit and ride” revolution on bicycles: 20 cities in just five years!

first_imgRelated news:VUKOVAR AMONG SEVEN SEVEN CITIES IN CROATIA THAT INTRODUCED THE NEXTBIKE PUBLIC BIKE SYSTEM [SPIN CITY & NEXTBIKE] BY JOINT COOPERATION TO COMPLETE CITY TRANSPORT SERVICE IN ZAGREB What is nextbike? Nextbike it provides citizens, students and tourists with the most affordable, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport. Once registered, nextbike bikes can be used in more than 150+ cities around the world! Nextbike price list is tailored to the needs of users. There are three options for the user to choose from. The user can activate an annual subscription for 200 kuna and can use an unlimited number of free rides lasting 30 minutes every day. In addition to an unlimited number of free rides lasting 30 minutes, the user has an added 1200 bonus minutes available. For users who do not need an annual subscription, there is an option of 7 days subscription for 100 kuna. The weekly subscription includes an unlimited number of 30-minute rides and an additional 600 bonus minutes. In addition to the above subscriptions, this year there is an option without a PAY AS YOU GO subscription, which is charged by credit card according to the price list for 30 minutes equal to 5 kuna. Nextbike is ready to welcome new cities and companies that are investing in sustainable mobility and continuously investing in new technologies and improving the user experience. In order to feel safer in traffic, Nextbike, in cooperation with partners, organizes several cycling schools every year and encourages cities to improve their cycling infrastructure. In just five years, the nextbike system of public bicycles has won 17 cities in Croatia and 3 cities in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by the summer nextbike will be able to be used in Jastrebarsko and on the stretch between Drnis and Krka National Park, project initiators announced.Croatia is the third country in the number of nextbike cities in Europe, right after Germany and Poland, and Zagreb, Porec, Sarajevo and Banja Luka are the most successful in the region. The Nextbike system of public bicycles in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has more than 30.000 registered users who have recognized it as the most affordable, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport. The system of public bicycles significantly reduces emissions, noise, traffic jams and parking problems, while cycling has a positive effect on the psychophysical health of all users, which can be confirmed by anyone who goes to work or college by bicycle. The next step is to move to other countries in the region.”Our mission five years ago was to introduce a system of public bicycles in public city transport, modeled on the world’s major metropolises. We have achieved this goal, and our vision by 2020 is the integration of all public transport service providers through a single mobile platform. From the pilot project in Zagreb to 20 cities in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina with unprecedented interest from new cities from the entire region, not bad”, Were the introductory words of the initiators of the project, Krešimir Dvorski and Ante Gustin, at a press conference held at the Bowling Alley in Zagreb.Nextbike is ready to welcome new cities and companies that are investing in sustainable mobility and continuously investing in new technologies and improving user experience. The 30.000 registered users in the region, with the opening of new stations in existing and new cities, will soon become a critical mass in creating the awareness of the entire public. The reasons are self-evident: sustainable mobility, increasing environmental awareness of citizens, the use of public bicycles, carsharing and similar services are finally becoming “mainstream”. It’s not so much fun to start a car from home to a cafe, not to mention the parking problem. Cycling raises endorphin levels, reduces stress, and many loves are also born on two wheels.Nextbike provides citizens, students and tourists with the cheapest, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport, and once a registered user can use nextbike bicycles in more than 200 cities in the world for only 150 kuna per year membership fee! For tourists, there is a 7-day package for only 100 kuna, and the Pay As You Go option allows you to rent bicycles for up to 30 minutes for only 5 kuna.last_img read more

CNTB website records an increase in visits of 250%

first_imgSo far, the excellent performances of the Croatian national football team have significantly contributed to the promotion of the whole of Croatia, not only as a tourist destination, but as a country as a whole, and the highlight of the promotional effects was last night’s entry into the World Cup finals. And entering the finals of the football championship will certainly provide us with the best possible marketing campaign, ie the world’s attention will be on Croatia.Of course, this kind of global media attention towards Croatia also raises the issue of a positive impact on the economy as well as on the branding of the entire country. And how did the CNTB cope with the whole story and take advantage of this situation?As they point out from the CNTB, the CNTB website ( ) otherwise our main tourist platform, records a large increase in visits by more than 250%, and the highest traffic is recorded from the markets of Italy, USA, Russia, India, Germany, UK, France, Poland and the Netherlands.”Croatia’s entry into the finals of the football championship is a historic result that has put our country in the focus of the world public. This is a great opportunity for additional promotional activities. We created an abbreviated version of the promotional video Ambassadors of Croatian Tourism, in which we left only those shots in which Croatian football players appear. The video was fantastically accepted during and after the match with England. Positive promotional effects are also visible on the CNTB website, where we record an increase in visits of 250% compared to the same period last year. The highest visits to the site are recorded from the markets of Italy, USA, Russia, India, Germany, UK, France, Poland and the Netherlands.” said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”During implementation yesterday’s mini campaign na YouTube the channel used geolocations and the focus before and during the match was on the area around Luzhniki Stadium, and after the match in the whole area of ​​Moscow. On that occasion an abbreviated version of the promotional video viewed over 250.000 times, and after Croatia’s victory and entering the finals, the “view rate” of the video increased by 161%. The campaign was also conducted on the social network Facebook with focus to Luznhiki Stadium, and the promotional video garnered an excellent 74.000 views during and after the game. Promotional activities were also carried out on social networks Instagram and Twitter, where the CNTB has intensively monitored all previous matches of the Croatian national team, thus establishing two – way communication with numerous fans around the world. These posts on social networks receive a large number of comments, shares and likes, so for example on Twitter received over 2 million impressions, and over a thousand congratulations and messages of support were received through this social network. Global results are also recording excellent results Facebook CNTB page where the posts were seen by more than a few million people, and excellent results are recorded by Facebook pages for the markets of Poland, Germany and Italy. The visibility of posts of one million people in one day was achieved on the social network as well Instagram, they conclude from the CNTB. But the main question is: Have we used the best possible marketing campaign in the world, ie the focus of all global media in the right way? Two years ago, in 2014 to be precise, we had a great opportunity to promote our tourism on the world stage through the Football World Cup in Brazil. The opening and the first game in which we played against the hosts, only through small screens (not counting other media as well as the Internet), according to FIFE as the organizer, was watched by over 47 million viewers worldwide and 1,5 million television viewers in Croatia. An opportunity that we unfortunately did not take advantage of, and today the story is much broader and with a much greater media reach.What story did we tell about Croatia? About our tourism? Were we ready and prepared how to strategically position Croatia, both economically and through tourism? How have we positioned our brand?Issues that we will analyze in detail soon, after the end of the World Cup in Russia.last_img read more

HRK 5 million has been provided for the development of cycling tourism on the continent this year as well

first_imgThe funds of the Cyclotourism Development Program on the continent are intended to strengthen bike tourism on the continent through tracing, arranging and marking bicycle routes and are available to the public sector – regional self-government units, ie the following counties: Bjelovar-Bilogora, Brod-Posavina, Karlovac, Koprivnica -križevačka, Krapinsko-zagorska, Ličko-senjska, Međimurska, Osječko-baranjska, Požeško-slavonska, Sisačko-moslavačka, Varaždinska, Virovitičko-podravska, Vukovarsko-srijemska and Zagrebačka. “Tourism development activities on the continent, where active tourism has an important role, have been the focus of the work of our Ministry, but also of the entire Government of the Republic of Croatia since the beginning of its mandate. Through joint activities of line ministries and through cooperation with the public sector and regional self-government units, we are working on a more balanced tourist development of destinations throughout the twelve months and positioning Croatia as a destination with a diverse and rich tourist offer. The cyclotourism development program on the continent is just one of the positive examples in which we provide continental counties with funds for the development of one of the most important forms of tourism, cycling tourism, which has almost 60 million fans across Europe and spends up to 30 percent more than the average tourist. should ultimately contribute to the development of each tourist destination. “, said the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gary Cappelli, during the announcement of the public invitation. Photo: TZ Samobor According to the previously prepared Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism in the County (2017-2020), the following is co-financed: Preparation of traffic studies for the purpose of tracing and marking cyclotourist routes;Production / installation of signalization / info boards along cycling routes, including the EuroVelo route sign;Arranging / equipping cycling routes and setting up bicycle repair service stations along cycling routes;Development of standards for “bed & bike” accommodation facilities;Installation of bicycle movement / traffic counters at border crossings (entry / exit of EuroVelo route), on other international routes of bicycle routes (Sava route, Drava route, Pannonian road of peace route, etc.), in cities on the main bicycle routes, at the main tourist attractions at remote points in rural areas, etc .;Arranging cyclotouristic rest areas / lookouts on cycling tourist routes (smart rest areas, canopies, bicycle stands, installation of smart benches, installation of info boards about rest areas and relevant information about the locality / destination, etc.). Attachment: Public call for “Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019” HRK 5 million  The Ministry co-finances up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The minimum amount of support is HRK 100.000,00, and the maximum is HRK 500.000,00.  The public call is open until March 13, 2019. More information on the conditions, find out in the attachment. The Ministry of Tourism has announced a public call for grants under the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2019, for which the Ministry of Tourism has provided HRK 5 million in the budget this year as well.  We would like to remind you that in 2017, the Ministry of Tourism, through the Program in question, co-financed the development of Operational Plans for the development of cycling tourism for 14 continental counties. The operational plans provide clear guidelines and priorities for the development of cycling tourism in each county and lay the foundations for the development of cycling tourism on the continent. Cover photo: Davor Rostuhar / Source: CNTBlast_img read more

PP Papuk opened the season and announced new investments

first_imgThe capacity of the bus will be sufficient to visit two school classes of average number, ie one group of 50 visitors, as it is organized on average in package arrangements in the agencies with which it intends to cooperate. Camp Duboka – ranger camp The first tourist season at the Duboka camping resort attracted over 200 visitors who spent 320 nights, while in 2018 that number doubled. There were about 450 tourists staying in the camp, who spent over 600 nights. The structure of visitors is dominated by foreign guests from Western European countries. It is interesting to note that these are guests who are just looking for campsites located in areas with preserved nature, and the Duboka campsite meets all their requirements. PP Papuk also announced a new tourist attraction – balloon flight. Namely, the Papuk Nature Park, as part of the UNESCO Geopark Geoprice project, provided the purchase of balloons that will play the role of promoting the Park, as well as a new tourist product that will offer its guests through a unique experience of seeing Papuk from a completely different perspective. The peculiarities of the Duboka Camping Resort have been recognized by the Croatian Camping Association, and it has been included in the list of 38 best small campsites in Croatia as part of the OK Mini Camps quality standard certification project, a project to encourage camp quality and education supported by the Ministry of Tourism. Mario Fabek (Auto Hrvatska doo) and Alen Jurenac Camp Duboka The camp was opened in 2017 when 2,8 million kuna with VAT was invested in it, through the project “PARKS“Funds from a grant from the Global Environment Facility, the beneficiary of which is the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program in Croatia (UNDP). Source / photo: PP Papuk The camp environment provides many recreational opportunities such as hiking, sport climbing, cycling or jogging. The camp is well connected to the main hiking and biking trails in the park. The project “Geo stories of the UNESCO Geopark“By the end of May this year, the Duboka Adrenaline Park will be built, which is an integral part of the Papuk Nature Park Management Plan. Adrenaline park Duboka as a new product of PP Papuk will contribute to the overall attractiveness and attractiveness of the existing and new tourist infrastructure. “Apart from the fact that our Nature Park prides itself on the natural beauties that make it unique in beautiful Croatia, we are proud to be the first to recognize the opportunity to contribute to the quality of the Park’s tourist offer, all for the benefit of our visitors. I would also like to mention that our project UNESCO Geoparks Geoparks is among the ten largest projects currently being implemented in the Republic of Croatia”, Said Alen Jurenac, director of the Park. PP Papuk is a real example of continuous sustainable development and investment, and after the Krka National Park, it is definitely the most active NP or PP in Croatia. Today, this nature park is an indispensable part of the tourist offer of the whole of Slavonia. Also, a contract was signed for the purchase of a panoramic bus that will connect all parts of the Park and be at the service of all visitors whose number is growing rapidly day by day. Papuk Nature Park has thus become the first among nature parks and national parks to boast of such an endeavor. The value of the procurement is almost 3 million kuna, delivered as part of the aforementioned project “Geopriče UNESCO geoparka” which is funded through the program “Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage in national parks and nature parks.” Camp Duboka is located on the edge of the Papuk Nature Park in Velika. It is located in a natural oasis of the valley of the Dubočanka stream and covers an area of ​​2,3 hectares and can accommodate up to 200 campers. The camp has 11 arranged pitches for campers and caravans with electricity and water connections. One part of the camp is intended for guests to stay in tents. Guests of the camp use a shared bathroom and a small kitchen.last_img read more

Luxury boutique hotel Florian & Godler opened in Karlovac

first_imgKarlovac is richer for the new hotel – Boutique hotel Florian & Godler. The hotel construction project included the reconstruction and extension of an existing residential building and the equipping of a new hotel. It was approved within the tender “Support to the development of small and medium enterprises in tourism” funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The name of the hotel was explained by the owner Tomislav Hrastovšćak. “Florian because in the future we will try to develop a flower story, a green story in our hotel, and if you take a look at the history of this location, you will find that Mr. Godler had a restaurant called “K veselom Hrvatu”. So we decided to merge Florian and Godler.” The total investment in the hotel was around HRK 20 million, and the construction was co-financed from the European Union through the Ministry of Regional Development with HRK 5,3 million. The Karlovac company Star Turist, whose director and owner is Tomislav Hrastovšćak, has invested almost fifteen million kuna in the construction of a new Florian & Godler hotel.center_img Source / photo: Karlovac Tourist Board; KAportal The hotel has 32 rooms and is located in Karlovac’s Banija district. The rooms are luxuriously equipped, have two rooms, and in the hotel there is a mini wellness with Turkish and Finnish sauna, relax room, jacuzzi and the like. Hotel Florian & Godler currently has 15 employees, mostly counting on foreign guests.last_img read more

Habits of festival visitors in Croatia: An interesting and useful analysis of MasterIndex on interest in festivals in Croatia

first_imgStreet festivals remain arguably the most popular Interest in festivals abroad has not increased significantly. This number is slightly higher among young people between 18 and 29 years of age (10%), Istrians (10%), residents of Zagreb and the surrounding area (11%) and respondents with a monthly income of more than 9.000 kuna (18%). Cost is the most important criterion for deciding to visit the festival among respondents aged 18-29 (77%) and those aged 30-39 (66%), especially among female respondents (73%).  Festivals are usually attended by a couple or a small group of friends  Photo: Zagreb Burger Festival After the festival boom in Croatia, which peaked in 2018, according to the results of the MasterIndex survey in May this year in Croatia, the interest of respondents in festivals is declining (11% compared to 2018). Thus, a total of 47% of respondents visit festivals today – 39% choose those in Croatia, while 8% opt for festivals abroad.  Respondents still most often visit street festivals (44%) followed by pop music festivals (30%), rock and metal music festivals (29%), gastronomic festivals (25%), electronic music festivals (24%) and various other cultural festivals. manifestations.  Rock and metal music most popular in Istria and Zagreb The use of accommodation during the festival is on the rise. Older respondents (50-55 years old) are more likely to choose hotel accommodation, as well as those with higher incomes. The people of Zagreb mostly opt for apartments, boarding houses or bed & breakfast options. The youngest respondents prefer accommodation in apartments and festival camps.  Accompanied by a partner, in a percentage of more than 60%, members of the age group 30+ most often go to festivals, mostly Slavonians (72%). Members of the youngest group of respondents aged 18 to 29 most often go to festivals in a smaller group of friends. The next group of respondents, aged 30-49, travel more often in the company of family members. Young people, men from Istria, Primorje and Dalmatia, prefer to go to festivals alone. Rock and metal festivals are more popular with residents of Istria, Primorje and Gorski Kotar (42%) and Zagreb and its surroundings (35%) than residents of other regions. Festivals of electronic and alternative music are most often attended by respondents aged 18 to 39 (33% and 24%), while festivals with the theme of cultural heritage are most popular among respondents older than 50 (33%). Men (64%), Zagreb residents and residents of the Zagreb area (77%) will decide to go to the festival depending on the program and the list of performers. In addition to the program, cost is an important criterion for the youngest respondents (69%)   In addition to cost and program, weather conditions are the most important element when deciding to visit the festival Staying in the destination of the festival is becoming more and more frequent  Festivals are spent on food and drink, spending on accommodation is on the rise The atmosphere at the festival is also important for the respondents older than 55, men and residents of Lika, Kordun and Banovina and northern Croatia. Weather conditions and seasons are becoming an increasingly important criterion, especially for the oldest group of respondents and Slavonians. Cost is, as expected, the main criterion when deciding to visit festivals among respondents who have no income (80%), and among those with income up to HRK 2.800, the percentage is even higher (87%).center_img Street festivals are more popular among older respondents than young ones, and the highest number of visits to street festivals is among non-income or low-income respondents. Also, street festivals are most often visited by respondents from Zagreb (59%), Northern Croatia (58%) and Lika, Kordun and Banovina (66%). The lowest percentage of visits is in Dalmatia (20%) and Istria (28%). Photo: Press Poreč Open Air Festival Wendy Wei, The cost of accommodation is on the rise (an increase of 10%), especially among those under 39 (42-43%) from Zagreb (52%). The festival scene is increasingly interested in women (42% compared to 35% last year). They are still mostly visited by young people aged 18-29 (45%) and highly educated (47%), and among them respondents from Northern Croatia. By far the most common form of payment at festivals is cash (92%). However, bank card payments (6%) and the use of festival bracelets (35%) and festival cards (17%) are on the rise, by 11% compared to last year. Bank cards are most often used by men (39%) from Zagreb and Zagreb County (43%) and Lika, Kordun and Banovina (42%). Wearing festival bracelets is most often among the youngest group of respondents, those aged 18-29 (24%), residents of Istria and the Littoral (25%) and Zagreb and Zagreb County (24%). They are the ones who use festival cards more often (17%). Consumption is similar to last year – most respondents spend up to HRK 500 (60%) at the festival, while 17% of them spend more than HRK 1000 per festival. The largest consumers are men, citizens of Zagreb, Dalmatians, respondents aged 30-39 and those with a monthly income above HRK 12.000.  Pop music festivals are most often attended by the youngest group of respondents (40% of them), among whom women predominate (37% of women opt for pop festivals, followed by rock and electronic festivals in terms of popularity among music festivals).  As many as 40% of respondents stay in the destination even after the end of the festival, a day or two (76% of them). Most often they are younger than 50, Dalmatians and Zagreb residents. As many as 93% of respondents who visit festivals consume some kind of drink, and 80% also spend on food at festivals (the percentage is highest in the age group of 30-49 years). Transport is an important item in the budget, especially in the group of older respondents, those over 50 (67%) and among the inhabitants of northern Croatia (67%). Documentary, thematic and festivals of alternative, low-budget films are less well attended (8%, 7%, 3%). Source: Mastercard / / / The MasterIndex online survey on the habits of using financial services in Croatia and attitudes towards payment cards was conducted in May 2019 by Mastercard in cooperation with the market research agency Improve, on a sample of 1.009 users of banking services in Croatia aged 18 to 55. Cover photo: Wendy Wei, Souvenirs and memorabilia (28%), tobacco products (21%) and tourist attractions at the festival location (19%) in smaller percentages represent additional costs during the festival.last_img read more