One of the world’s most dynamic airlines with a global footprint and ever-growing reputation Emirates launched a daily service from Dubai to Zagreb starting June 1, 2017.
Opening of the New passenger terminal of Franjo Tuđman Airport attracted a lots of media attention and was positioned as „the event of the year”, mainly because NPT project is one of the most significant foreign investments in Croatia, worth more than 300 million EUR. Gala event on the occasion of the opening of the New passenger terminal was held on March 21 and a week later the terminal started with regular operations.
After the official part of the program with speeches by PM Plenković and other representatives of the Government and the Concessionaire and a guided tour of NPT. VIP and other guests have had the opportunity to enjoy in a unique musical and entertainment program specially created for this exclusive event.
International cycling race Tour of Croatia brings together teams of the highest rank of UCI classification and some of the world's biggest cycling stars who compete in six stages. Tour of Croatia brings many benefits for the promotion of cities, national parks and the regions. With the desire to become an important part of the overall tourist offer and one of the main motives of the further development of cyclo-tourist segment, Tour of Croatia is a unique tourist product in Croatia, adding to the image of Croatia in the world.
Arena of Tour of Croatia is the entire country; the race is held at more than 1000 kilometres, including 12 host cities, and passing through more than 100 different sites, with more than 600 minutes of live TV broadcast. With the start in Osijek and grand finale in Zagreb, Tour of Croatia was live broadcasted by HRT and Eurosport, and many other TV stations on 6 continents – Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
In 2014, HEINEKEN Hrvatska started a cooperation with local producers and farmers in order to purchase a domestically grown barley for Karlovačko beer. One of the main reasons for starting this cooperation were contribution to the domestic economy and quality raw materials supply. The company established cooperation with producer of barley malt “Slavonija-Slad” as well as barley supplier “Poljoprivredno prehrambeni kompleks (PPK) Nova Gradiška”. Moreover, “Poljoprivredni institut Osijek” added a scientific component to the project, through seed, barley cultivation and its own barley varieties. In addition, “Karlovačko barley producers club” was established in 2016, with the aim to increase competitiveness, barley yield and quality, as well as to support local producers through education and sharing experiences.
In the first three years of the project (from 2013/14 till 2016/17), the amount of purchased barley was almost doubled (an increase of 84%), the number of family farms (OPG) rose by 18%, while the surface of barley fields in Croatia was increased by 21%. After achieving those results, a communication campaign was conducted in 2017.
Dukat has launched the project “Breakfast is more than just a meal" to encourage healthy habits and to revive family breakfast rituals. As a starting platform, for this socially responsible project, Dukat used the national creative drawing competition “I love milk!” which Dukat has been running since 2012. During the six years of the competition more than 14,000 kids from elementary schools and their teachers have participated in the competition. In December 2017 www.dorucakjeviseodobroka.hr web site has been launched and the content was created in cooperation with relevant experts – a psychologist, a nutritionist and food bloggers. Free "Breakfast is more than just a meal" manual was also created as part of the project. This manual contains texts about the importance of the daily family breakfasts for proper physical and emotional growth and development of the kids. It also included a lot of useful tips on how to introduce small changes into the morning routine and numerous recipes for healthy breakfasts. In the first three months of 2018, Dukat has distributed more than 50,000 copies of the manual. All the parents whose kids participated in the 6th creative competition "I love Milk!" got the manual along with many other parents who expressed their interest. As part of the project “I love Milk!”, a survey about morning eating habits and behavior was also conducted. It was done among students from elementary schools, and it showed that only 24% families have regular, family breakfast each day, and only 41% of them eat breakfast together during the weekend. With this project, Dukat has encouraged a discussion about the topic that is very important to our society, where an increasing number of obese children and the children with unhealthy eating habits are reported.