How to find cheap holidays to Croatia for 2019 including top deals

A guide to finding cheap holidays to Croatia for 2019 including some of the deals that you won’t want to miss and booking tips Croatia holidays have fast become a firm favourite with Brits. After all the country boasts heaps of incredible things to see and do from its bustling cities for short breaks to the spectacular national parks. Oh, then of course there are the beautiful beaches and islands...

Health tourism seen as a chance to extend Croatia’s tourist season & attract higher-profile tourists

Health tourism is a great opportunity for Croatia to extend the tourist season, increase its off-season services and attract higher-profile tourists, it was said on Thursday at the formal opening of the annual meeting of the European Spas Association (ESPA), the umbrella organisation that promotes health tourism, which is taking place in the northwestern spa town of Tuhelj until May 10. The conference...

Meadow larks: orchids and alpine views in Slovenia

Fields of wild flowers, and a festival to celebrate them, plus fantastic food … The mountains of Slovenia really are bursting Meadow flowers, mountain fishing, food from one of the best chefs in the world. All are on offer in Slovenia, though from the looks of my fellow passengers on the late-night flight, few will venture far from Ljubljana’s bars and throbbing club scene. My companion and I,...

A primitive atoll lost in the shimmering blue sea of Croatia

Living a few days without a car is a bliss, a reminder of all we’ve lost – rather than gained – with progress. When we were cave men we walked around on our own bare feet, then got smarter and used animals to pull charts. Later on, perhaps out of whim and laziness or just to make a profit, we invented engines. But there’s an atoll in Croatia that has stayed primitive and preserved its...

Why Adria Airways and Sukhoi deal went wrong?

When, after a year of negotiations with Russian plane manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), Slovenian Adria Airways announced cancellation of its SuperJet 100 order days before planned delivery – the decision might have looked slightly controversial. What stipulated the sudden deal annulment and how common are the last minute aircraft order cancellations? AeroTime examined the situation...

Postojna Caves: Abseiling into an underground river in Slovenia

There are cave tours and there’s Slovenia’s Postojna cave system where you abseil into underground rivers in search of prehistoric beasts. Nick Redmayne braces himself Tales of monsters inhabiting the fearful gloom of Slovenia’s caves stretch back through history. Legends abound of perpetual mist drifting from dark caverns and peculiar half-formed creatures washed into rivers by storm...

Combine Sailing & Yoga on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Sailing is probably the best way to see Croatia’s coast and its islands, and if you’re a yoga enthusiast, or would like to become one, this week might be your perfect summer holiday. The sailboat will set sail on August 28th from Split on the Dalmatian coast, for a week called Joie de vivre, or the Joy of life – the name says it all. The facilitator Nina Vukas, an internationally recognised Vinyasa...

Building a Better Mountain Guide in the Balkans

The Adventure Travel Trade Association and USAID work together to train tourism professionals in Southeastern Europe For most, getting out into nature sits pretty high on the bucket list. Many of us, however, don’t count getting lost in the mountains as our definition of fun. That qualifies as a time to call in a rescue helicopter. What separates bucket-list adventurers from that chopper ride? Well-trained...

SLOVENIA: Where reality meets fairy tale

Slovenian ski resorts blend the best of regional culture with superb views and authentic food at a price that can’t be beat in neighbouring Austria and Italy A light snow fell as I stood waiting for my instructor outside the ski rental shop. Skiers came to a stop outside the chalet, laughing easily as they placed their skis on the rack outside. All around I could hear lively Italian voices and one...

Explore Zagreb in 24 Hours on your Business Trip

For business travelers Zagreb is one of the most visited destinations in Croatia. As a business traveler, after achieving your aim of attending the event or activity associated with your business, you may want to cross over into leisure travel. Good idea would be to stay at a hotel in Zagreb close to airport to save more time on your travel. Although Zagreb has excellent public transportation that...