Articles tagged “croatia”

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We've been talking about overtourism for a while now and it's good to see cities getting more creative when it comes to managing numbers. Visitors are going to keep coming to the likes of Barcelona, Dubrovnik, and Amsterdam, and therefore these places are going to have to get smarter about managing the flow of people, whether they already live there or not.

1 month ago

Croatia Wants to Lure Bigger Spenders to Help Curb Overtourism

Croatia Wants to Lure Bigger Spenders to Help Curb Overtourism

Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Bloomberg

More destinations are realizing that while it's nice to see plenty of tourists enjoying the sites, their bottom lines really boil down to how much those people are spending rather than how many are hitting the streets.

8 months ago

Anti-Uber Protesters Block Roads in Croatia at Height of Tourism Season

Anti-Uber Protesters Block Roads in Croatia at Height of Tourism Season

Associated Press

Croatian authorities are considering legislation to regulate Uber but taxi drivers see their jobs threatened and aren't waiting for politicians to step in. For Uber, this is a nagging problem it has been facing sporadically in some jurisdictions around the world.

9 months ago

Tourism and Movies Collide Again in Dubrovnik as ‘Star Wars’ Comes to Town

Tourism and Movies Collide Again in Dubrovnik as ‘Star Wars’ Comes to Town

James M. Gomez and Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Bloomberg

Everyone comes for the old city, but development restrictions need to be loosened so that the city does not turn into a set that only tourists and film crews love.

2 years ago

Croatian Summer Tourism Under Threat From Wildfires

Croatian Summer Tourism Under Threat From Wildfires

Associated Press

3 years ago

Croatia Doesn’t Know if It Should Bet on Oil or Tourism

Croatia Doesn’t Know if It Should Bet on Oil or Tourism

Dusan Stojanovic and Darko Bandic, Bloomberg

It can't choose both.

3 years ago

Game of Thrones Tourism Supports Europe’s Weakest Economies

Game of Thrones Tourism Supports Europe’s Weakest Economies

Jason Karaian, Quartz

Destinations have seen the impact that a successful series can have on their economy and are offering as many incentives as possible to attract the next hit.

3 years ago

Croatia Tourism Seeks to Profit on Issues in Greece, Turkey and Egypt

Croatia Tourism Seeks to Profit on Issues in Greece, Turkey and Egypt

Jasmina Kuzmanovic , Bloomberg

The global travel business can be a cutthroat affair. Croatia is a case in point as the destination seeks to turn troubles in Greece and Turkey into incremental tourism profits.

3 years ago

Summer Destinations Look for Solutions to Tourists’ Seasonal Stereotypes

Summer Destinations Look for Solutions to Tourists’ Seasonal Stereotypes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Marketing beaches in the winter is a difficult task, suggesting destinations looking to break out of seasonal stereotypes need on-the-ground product development to give visitors a real reason to reconsider a place besides off-season prices and a smart ad campaign.

3 years ago

Croatia’s New Tourism Campaign Strives to Make It a Four-Season Destination

Croatia’s New Tourism Campaign Strives to Make It a Four-Season Destination

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Destinations like Croatia can fall into a niche for their reputation of beaches and sunsets. Successfully breaking out of the summer stereotype can significantly boost arrivals and spend throughout the year.

3 years ago

Visit Croatia Taps Tourists’ Photos for New Social Media Campaign

Visit Croatia Taps Tourists’ Photos for New Social Media Campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Destinations are foolish not to tap tourists' social updates for their own promotional purposes. The content is authentic allowing the destination to build trust and prolific allowing it to be picky in what visuals it picks.

4 years ago

Trying to Escape the Long Shadow of Chuck Norris in Croatia

Trying to Escape the Long Shadow of Chuck Norris in Croatia

Charles Buhman, Miami Herald

The soft power of the U.S. entertainment industry should never be underestimated, even when you're deal with a hard ass like Chuck Norris.

5 years ago