Kvarner newsletter / no 5

Tradition in the service of tourism

The resorts in the Kvarner area celebrate many important anniversaries in 2008, attesting to the region's long tradition of tourism and providing the basis for high-quality tourist services and facilities.

One important anniversary is the celebration of 130 years of tourism in Novi Vinodolski, the centre of the Novi Vinodolski Riviera, which will take place in August. Also, the town of Crikvenica celebrates 120 years of tourism. The almost two-kilometre long beach of Vela plaža in Baška on the island of Krk, which had the first public baths on that island, this year celebrates its 100th anniversary, just like the Punat Bathing Society. Dobrinj, another resort on the island of Krk, also celebrates 80 years of tourism this year.

In addition to these, there are many more anniversaries celebrating individual historical documents and other events. It’s worth mentioning some of the most ancient: 720 years of the Vinodol Law (the oldest legal text in the Croatian language, one of the most important legal documents of medieval European law) and 620 years of the Vrbnik Statute that includes rules for everyday life written in the Croatian language using Glagolitic script.