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Newsletter No. 4-19 EN

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Dear business partners, dear friends,

every new week of spring brings us an increasing amount of sun and warmth, which is why there is a growing number of tours, walks, sightseeing and enjoyment in our cities and towns during the first vacations of this year. For the Easter holidays that are before us, we will traditionally welcome the first larger groups of pre-seasonal guests, for which our local people organized a series of traditional, religious, cultural and entertaining events to make their stay content-packed.
In order to show them our immense appreciation for their selection of Central Dalmatia as their spring vacation destination, this year's April is a great opportunity for our guests to see and participate in centuries-old processions of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, in Our Lady's Lament on Maundy Thursday, but also in the traditions of guarding the tomb of Jesus. The days of a varied Easter program organized by tourist boards are before us, as well as a series of new cultural and entertaining programs and events, which will, in addition to the warm spring days, fill the stay of our guests in Central Dalmatia this April with new discoveries and activities.
The entire range of upcoming interesting events in April and at the beginning of May will provide something for our every guest. Business conferences, cultural and entertaining programs, fairs, exhibitions, celebrations and sports competitions as well as gastronomical events will make Split-Dalmatia County the leading region this spring when it comes to gatherings of guests of various business interests, but also the place of their vacation and fun. New top-grade hotel facilities will open for our guests this spring, and the quality and originality of their offer are yet to be discovered. This is the time when numerous study groups of travel agents, business partners and foreign journalists are staying with us, inspect our region, so to speak, which is why we have a big responsibility to maintain and improve our high position in Croatian tourism.
 The period of the busiest foreign promotional activities for our region and appearances at tourism fairs during which we have done numerous marketing steps towards an even better awareness of our partners and potential guests is largely behind us. There are numerous ongoing internet campaigns and advertisements in various printed media, designed to help our guests choose Central Dalmatia as their summer vacation of choice. There is a series of events, parties, conferences and projects before us, some of which can be found in this newsletter, and this will be of crucial importance when making the decision whether to travel to Central Dalmatia.  
With the desire to head toward new achievements by working together every day, I wish you lots of business and personal satisfaction and a happy Easter

stella 2015


Joško Stella, Director of Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board

Presentation of Split-Dalmatia County tourism in London

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In cooperation with the Croatian Embassy in London, on 8 April a presentation of the tourist offer of Split-Dalmatia County with special emphasis on the cultural offer of the county was given at the Croatian Embassy in London for the representatives of British tour operators and the media, business people and partners, including the renowned businessman John Sainsbury, organized by the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and the British Croatian Society. The event was opened by the Croatian ambassador in the UK Igor Pokaz, who stressed the importance the British market has for the Croatian tourism.
Joško Stella, Director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, presented Central Dalmatia as a destination with all tourism features that can be interesting to British guests, while focusing on the county as a region of world cultural heritage. In addition to natural beauties, it was pointed out that there are two towns protected by the UNESCO within the clearance distance of 35 km (Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the historical core of the town of Trogir) and that Split-Dalmatia County was recognized as the shooting location for Game of Thrones and Mamma Mia. Head of the Conservation Department in Split Radoslav Bužanić presented the cultural and historical heritage of Salona, and Professor Domagoj Bebić presented his book Cybertourist in English. This was yet another opportunity to strengthen the market position of Central Dalmatia in Great Britain, which accounted for 17 percent of overnight stays last year.

The presentation of the Sacral Heritage of the Island of Brač brochure in Zagreb

sakralna 4 2019The presentation on the topic of Sacral Heritage of the Island of Brač will be given through tourist itineraries on the premises of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb on 26 April 2019, organized by the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board. With 116 church buildings defined by various stylistic expressions, Brač certainly occupies a special place in the Mediterranean with respect to this cultural heritage segment. Itineraries are designed in line with the cultural, religious, historical and spatial characteristics within every topic and every individual monument. A special brochure issued by the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board has also been printed so that the suggested itineraries provide the option to visit the monuments that are the most interesting to the visitors and explorers of the Brač heritage.

Welcome desk at the Split Airport in Kaštela

infopult 4 2019On 25 March, the Split Airport in Kaštela reopened its Welcome desk – the information desk which will allow the guests to receive all necessary information regarding the tourist offer of Split-Dalmatia County immediately upon arrival at the airport. The Welcome desk was initiated by the Kaštela Tourist Board with the support of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, the Town of Kaštela and the Airport. It is located across the international arrivals and offers various brochures, maps and information leaflets as well as the most basic information about bus, ferry and train timetables and rent-a-car services. Similarly, guests can receive information about the special features of the tourist offer of the areas they are planning to visit, including gastro recommendations, sightseeing suggestions, interesting destinations and other relevant information regarding Split-Dalmatia County. The Welcome desk is open on Sunday and Monday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and from Tuesday to Saturday between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. From the beginning of May to the end of November, the info desk will be open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Air France introduces flights to Split

air france 4 2019The French national carrier Air France introduces their first route to Split into their summer flight schedule for 2019. The new air route Split-Paris, which will include landing at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, will operate with Airbus 318 and Airbus 319 airplanes three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 16 July and 1 September. This year, the Split Airport will also be connected to France with a new flight from Lyon which will be introduced by the Volotea air carrier..
Air France

Two Central Dalmatia beaches included among the most beautiful in Europe by the Guardian

guardian 4 2019The British daily The Guardian has announced this year’s summer with their selection of the most beautiful European beaches. The list of 40 beaches, mostly in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece, contains as many as five Croatian beaches, two of them in Split-Dalmatia County. Unlike previous years, this time the newspaper included some hidden and less popular beaches, and according to them, and many would certainly agree, the most beautiful beaches are Maslinica on Šolta and Murvica on Brač.
The Guardian

Public bicycle system of the project REMEDIO coming soon to Split

remedio 4 2019Preparations have begun for setting up the surfaces for terminals – stations for public bicycles which will be installed to eight locations in Split by the end of April. This is the result of the partnership of the City of Split for the EU project REMEDIO, which is focused on encouraging the usage of low-carbon traffic systems in urban areas overloaded with traffic. As a part of the pilot activities of the project, Split will get eight locations with a mixed contingent of 20 electric and 30 classic bicycles. The bicycles will be available on the city promenade in front of St. Francis (2 bicycle racks), on Split 3 parking lot, Žnjanski plato parking lot and the parking lot in front of the Joker shopping mall. Also, at the Sukoišanska railway station, Stari plac parking lot, near the Spinut dormitory and near Campus.

XCM Cycling Island Hvar - Jelsa

xcm 4 2019From 12 to 14 April 2019, Jelsa on the island of Hvar will host the XCM Cycling island Hvar - Jelsa race of the Union Cycliste Internationale for the first time, which is organized by the Tourist Board of Jelsa and the Spalatum cycling club.
The competitors will be able to register for five races, one of which is a children's race. The XCM Cycling island Hvar - Jelsa race will be the perfect opportunity for all who compete in cycling to test their form with their colleagues from numerous countries.
Friday, the first day, will include a welcome drink and a special music program, and before the race itself, the Tourist Board of Jelsa will host a breakfast for all the contestants and
a get-together with all the participants in the race. Cycling enthusiasts and participants will also get the opportunity to attend an outdoor party with a diverse musical and gastronomic
offer. On the final morning of the competition, there will be a bike tour for all professionals and amateurs - said Marija Marjan of the Tourist Board of Jelsa.
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MEDITERRANEAN 365, the health tourism fair in Split

hotelpark 4 2019The MEDITERRANEAN 365 fair, held from 13 to 14 April at the Park hotel in Split, will gather representatives in the fields of medicine, dentistry, aesthetics, beauty centers, wellness, representatives of medical and tourist equipment sales, tourist agencies and hosting service providers, in order to exchange experiences and get new ideas for creating new health projects in relation to tourism development. Several lectures will be held in the fields of health care, dentistry and aesthetics. The purpose of the fair is connecting experts, service providers and associations involved in health tourism (through fairs, conferences, lectures, seminars, forums and workshops), offering help and facilitating access to end-users and connecting them to health tourism service providers, as well as development of health, dentistry and aesthetic tourism, and its promotion on the local and foreign market. The fair is organized with the support of the Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, and guests from Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary and Switzerland are expected to attend it.

WINE VIP EVENT – the International Wine Conference

wine vip event 4 2019Organized by the Dantes – Ricerca Mercato company, the Park hotel in Split will be the host of the WINE VIP EVENT – the International Wine Conference on 17 April at 2:30 p.m. The events primarily include lectures from renowned representatives of the profession, wine and hospitality experts, but also social engagements with the featured speakers while tasting and enjoying their products – wine, prosciutto, truffles, cheese and other delicacies. For the third year in a row, WINE VIP EVENT – the International Wine Conference will be held in several destinations, which is significant for our tourism and the improvement of its offer and service, and for the hospitality professionals who are working on their knowledge, as well as offer and service quality.
WINE VIP EVENT – the International Wine Conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts.

TNT SPLIT - Tourism and Technology conference

tnt 4 2019TNT Split conference, held on 29 and 30 April at the Radisson Blu hotel in Split, is completely oriented toward the latest technologies and digital trends in tourism, and it is organized by Cezar.hr and Travel Code, in cooperation with Split-Dalmatia County and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board. The conference will include big and small hoteliers, renters and tourist agencies who will be able to directly learn about the most important technological solutions which can improve the tourist offer and the complete experience of the guests, learn how to streamline capacity management and how to better promote and more efficiently sell on the local or foreign markets. IT and telecommunication companies will give live demonstrations of already established and lesser known state-of-the-art solutions, created exclusively for tourism industry companies. The conference is the place where tourism and IT professionals meet for the purpose of doing business, presentation of new products and technologies on the market and education of all participants of the conference by the renowned experts and speakers. The visitors of the conference are hoteliers, tourist agencies, marketing experts, developers, private renters and other tourism, marketing and IT professionals. The organizer expects over 1000 visitors to arrive

Easter in Split

uskrs split 4 2019This unique event taking place in the open streets and squares of the city of Split, organized by the Split Tourist Board, will start on 14 April and last until Easter Monday. During that time, every day on the promenade Easter eggs will be colored with children, citizens and tourists, in cooperation with the Association of Croatian Defenders – the section of artists. The Lent concert will be held on 15 April at 5:30 p.m. at the Vestibul, performed by the Trogir Musicians association. Musical and theater reenactment of the Way of Cross performed by the Srdelice children's choir will take place on 16 April in the basements of the Diocletian's Palace and the City Museum of Split.
‘Delicious Easter Morning’ is an event which will be held on the promenade at the central stage on Easter from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the traditional sharing of 1000 sirnica (pastry with cheese), 1000 glasses of prošek (dessert wine) and colorful Easter eggs accompanied by the Eastern program of the Mihovil church choir at 12:00 noon. Eastern Monday will include an Eastern concert of religious music performed by the Veritas Aeterna vocal-instrumental group on the promenade at 12:00 noon.

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Easter in Baška Voda 18-22 April 2019

This year, in addition to the traditional religious events in the area of Baška Voda Municipality, such as the centuries-old 20-kilometer processions of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, Our Lady's Lament on Maundy Thursday and guarding the tomb of Jesus by Žudije – sailors, the guests and visitors of Baška Voda will be able to attend the Easter program organized by the Baška Voda Tourist Board and the Baška Voda hotel. The Cod Festival will be held on 18 April on Maundy Thursday at the Grand Hotel Slavia, and on Good Friday, 19 April, the cod will be made by the hard-working members of the Urania football club during the break of the procession of the Way of the Cross.
The visitors will be able to see the exhibition of old photographs of the Way of the Cross of Baška Voda in the center of the town. On Easter the Local brass orchestra will perform a concert at 6:00 p.m. in the center of the town, and on Easter Monday the Baška Voda hotels will be preparing an Easter breakfast with live music and diverse offer of the local products.

May Day morning in Baška Voda

International Labor Day is traditionally celebrated in Baška Voda since the 1960s in an especially entertaining way. This year the party starts on 30 April with a concert by Jelena Rozga, and it will be continued in the morning on 1 May with brass music, folklore songs and dances, live music and the essential fun games like the international donkey race, the tallow beam game, wheelbarrow alka and other amusing competitions, in which tourists can also participate. And all of it topped off with a rich offer of pašticada stew and grilled lamb, as well as other specialties.

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Handicraft fair and the Spalatum Expo tourist destination fair in Split

spalatum 4 2019Warm weather, tourism pre-season and Sudamja celebration bring the traditional events of Domestic Split Festival from 1 to 5 May and Spalatum Expo 2019 from 9 to 12 May which will be held on the Split promenade.
- Both events promote the offer of original souvenirs, healthy food, natural cosmetics, family farm products, gastronomic offer, handicrafts and traditional crafts, while the number of participants, of which many are winners of high honors for their work, increases every year. During the events, traditional workshops of handicrafts and traditional crafts for children and adults will be held. Such events during the pre-season are especially interesting to a large number of tourists who arrive to Split in cruise ships during May and are an important segment of the tourist offer - claims the Spalatum DMC company.

Celebrating the Day of the city of Split and the Holiday of St. Domnius

svduje 4 2019As every year, numerous cultural, entertaining and sporting events will help in honoring the holiday of St. Domnius, the patron saint of Split, on 7 May, and the programs will begin in the middle of April and last until the middle of May. Split will again be filled with numerous religions and public events honoring the holiday of the patron saint, and the central event is the procession of religious people which will go through the city streets at 10:00 a.m., from the Cathedral to the plateau in front of the Church of St. Francis, ending in a large Solemn Mass outdoors. On the same day, the traditional raffle will be held on the promenade, as well as an evening concert with fireworks.

Information published in the Newsletter considered accurate and reliable at the time of their publication. The Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County warns that this information should not be considered as the basis for making important personal or business decisions and that you agree to not consider Split-Dalmatia County TB responsible for possible failure of your expectations. Split-Dalmatia County TB fully disclaims all liability for any user action use or misuse of the contents of this newsletter for any damages that may arise for the use or any third party in connection with the use or misuse of the said content















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