The Total Croatia Tourist Portal is officially launched in 15 languages!
May 4, 2021 – The Total Croatia tourism portal is officially launched in 15 languages!
The Total Croatia tourist portal (which you can visit HERE) was presented on Monday in Dubrovnik, with over 130 subpages bringing together key information about Croatian destinations in 15 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Chinese but also Croatian. Leading tourism companies in the country have already recognized its value.
The portal was presented as a new web platform with various information about Croatia in a hybrid press conference (live and online) by its founder Paul Bradbury, a Briton who lived in Croatia and promoted the Croatia for years, and communication experts Krešimir Macan and Nikolina Vicelić, who also called the portal a “national tourist portal”.
According to Bradbury, the portal has been part of the Total Croatia News (TCN) family, where it has been publishing articles, news and everything related to Croatia for around 18 years. He underlined that many want to go to Croatia, for which they need precise and quality information.
Thanks to Total Croatia, anyone planning a vacation in Croatia will be able to easily and in one place find all the necessary and useful information – in their own language – on this new Croatian tourism portal which, together with the award-winning community Viber Total Croatia Travel Info , represents a kind of virtual reception of Croatia, said Paul Bradbury.
According to Bradbury, journalists and writers such as Marc Rowlands, former English Guardian and Time Out Croatia reporter, Morana Zibar, HTV Potjera quiz stars and gastro blogger, Nikola Pezić, anthropologist, translator and founder of Eat Istria and many others write for the portal. This unique project has already been recognized by eminent companies such as Sunčani Hvar, Hilton Hotels in Zagreb, Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences, Punta Skala, Savills Real Estate de Dubrovnik, Adriatic Weddings Croatia, Algebra, and discussions are currently underway with other interested tourism companies. and small businesses in some destinations.
The aim of the new portal is that by properly planning the keywords and using other Google tools, the information published on Total Croatia becomes the first choice for visitors planning a vacation in Croatia, as it is about of the top ranked Croatian overseas tourism website on Google. languages.
At Monday’s press conference, Bradbury stressed that the portal offers the best and timely tourist information about Croatia and answers questions that visitors to Croatia want to know more about in their own language.
“We create exciting content about Croatia that we see through the eyes of visitors, using local knowledge and advice,” Bradbury said.
“Many have wanted to come to Croatia for a long time as digital nomads and tourists, and during a pandemic, but they lack real information in their language. Now it is offered on a new portal in which we have been guided by the “innovation and communication. The most important thing is to give tourists what they want. Among other things, it is certainly information about the destination in their language, which we prepare in collaboration with the local population,” said Bradbury.
Bradbury mentioned Romanian tourists, adding that he “does not know if the Croatian National Tourist Board has ever had information for them in Romanian”. He also referred to the weakness of public-private cooperation in tourism in Croatia and mentioned some exceptions of good practice, such as those of Dubrovnik and Zagreb, where he met with cooperation with tourist offices and municipal administrations.
He added that they did not need anything from the Croatian Tourist Board and were cooperating with many hoteliers and destinations, noting that a “new wave of tourism” was expected in Croatia.
Krešimir Macan, communication expert from Manjgura and Mediacor and winner of this year’s HUOJ International Grand Prix Crisis Communication Award, stressed the importance of using new digital communication tools in the tourism industry, especially during the current coronavirus crisis.
“Last year the whole world faced the challenges of COVID-19 for the first time, but, regardless of the pandemic, the world did not stop and all the tourists who wanted to visit Croatia found a way to come. The Viber Total Croatia Travel Info community was an invaluable source of data for all customers who received all the necessary and accurate information and answers to questions in their own language and in real time, whether they came from New York, Toronto or Budapest. Experience of working with the Viber community, Total Croatia is a further step forward. We will meet all those who are planning to come to Croatia using modern digital communication tools. Paul creates the platform whose the 21st century tourism needs! ”says Macan.
Total Croatia offers a different take on Croatian beauties seen by someone who loves Croatia, Paul Bradbury, who replaced the cold Manchester 18 years ago with the sun of Hvar. He has won numerous tourism awards such as the Marco Polo Fiet Prize for the International Promotion of Croatia for 2014, the Marco Polo FIJET Prize for the Promotion of Advent in Zagreb in 2017, the Medical Travel Media Awards for the best article online in Kuala Lumpur in 2019, and the International Medical Travel Journalist of the Year award from the Medical Travel Media Awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2020.
Bradbury has also written two tour guides, Hvar: an insider’s guidee and Split: an insider’s guide. Paul writes often or is quoted in many English media and is an occasional columnist for the Index.hr portal. He founded the news portal www.total-croatia-news.com, which is often the starting point for many international media that have visited Croatia, such as the New York Times, Sunday Times, Travel & Leisure, and many others. Last year, the valuable promotion of Croatia and Dubrovnik was provided by the American television channel ABC, whose reports on Croatia, the only EU country to receive American tourists in the summer of 2020, have been watched by millions of Americans. The ABC team’s first contact regarding their visit to Dubrovnik immediately after the first wave of the pandemic was the Viber Total Croatia Travel Info community.
To learn more about traveling to Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN page.