September 21, 2020 – Croatia features on Safe Harbor, a show on the Nautical Channel, as a safe and desirable nautical destination.
HRTurizam reports that the Croatian Tourist Board promoted nautical tourism on the TV show “Safe Harbor”, which airs on the Nautical Channel and is watched by more than 200 million viewers in over 100 countries around the world.
A total of 20 five-minute shows will be broadcast from various Croatian nautical destinations to present Croatia as a safe and desirable nautical destination, attracting as many sailors as possible to our country.
Destinations that will be promoted through 20 shows on the Nautical Channel are Vis, Dubrovnik, Cres, Korcula, Rovinj, Split, Mali Losinj, Primosten, Rab, Brac, Skradin, Makarska, Pag, Murter, Omis, Vodice, Ugljan, Ston, Sibenik and Dugi Otok.
As pointed out by the Croatian National Tourist Board, in addition to the tourist offer of the destinations themselves, the shows will present various attractions for boaters, safe ports and bays, marinas, and a rich Croatian eno-gastronomic offer. Special emphasis was placed on Croatia’s excellent traffic position and proximity to important markets, and staying on nautical vessels was highlighted as one of the safest forms of accommodation.
The Nautical Channel was created in 2011, by merging the Sailing Channel and the Yacht & Sail channel, and is broadcast via hundreds of well-known international platforms. The content of this program is focused on sailing and nautical sports, surfing, kite-boarding, nautical news, travel, and interviews with famous athletes.
As we know, nautical tourism is the first to open and close the tourist season in Croatia, with a fleet of over 4,300 vessels, more than 140 nautical ports with over 17,000 berths and over a million cruise passengers, Croatia is certainly a nautical superpower and one of the most important nautical destinations not only in the Mediterranean but also globally.
The average consumption of nautical tourists is 126 euro per day, and in the charter, 183 euro per day. More than 30 percent of that money is spent on other forms of tourism, from the cultural to wine and gastronomic offer, according to the research TOMAS NAUTIKA YACHTING 2017.
In the summer, nautical charter achieved 70 percent of last year’s result, and only in the previous part of September, almost 200 nights in the nautical charter were realized.
This year, we also finally experienced an upgrade of Croatian nautical tourism.
Namely, the e-Citizens system, which currently has over 800,000 users, has been enhanced by three more e-services since the beginning of this year. One of the novelties, at least as far as tourism is concerned, is a new service via “e-Nautika”.
Thus, from now on, through the “e-Nautika” service of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, online registration of the arrival of a foreign vessel or Croatian boat in Croatian territorial waters is possible, for the purpose of payment and taking over the electronic confirmation of payment of the navigation safety fee. It also finally allows boaters to pay tourist tax online.
Thus, this year, a multilingual portal nautika.evisitor.hr was opened, which guides boaters in a simple and clear way through the process of registration and payment of tourist tax.