CroatiaThere was a massive boost for the up and coming Croatian tourism sector in early March, after a video by the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) finished first place in the ‘Music Video category’ of the 11th International Festival of Tourism Films and Multimedia Works, which was held in Berlin, Germany.

The HTZ won the prestigious “Tourism Oscar” after putting together a promotional piece named “Ode to Joy”, featuring well known Croatian cellist Ana Rucner performing the musical masterpiece. It focused on the traditional and contemporary elements of what has been labelled ‘the new tourism star of the European Union’, whilst also highlighting the country’s vast cultural, historical and natural heritage.

In the 4 minute clip, there are snippets of beautiful, stretching beaches, proud Croatian residents and the balmy Mediterranean climate. It provides more than enough persuasion for any of those thinking about visiting whilst on their solo holidays, the ideal location to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

Image credit: Ben Outram.