TBCI statistics

In the area of ​​the Tourist Board of Central Istria, according to data from the eVisitor system, in 2022 there were 47.660 arrivals and 360.413 overnight stays, which is 15.7% more arrivals and 18.8% more overnight stays than in 2021. The numbers from 2019 were also exceeded (17% more arrivals and 20% more overnight stays), so we can no longer speak of that year as a record year.

Also, in 2022 we completed several large projects, four new hiking trails were opened, a considerable number of awards were won for promotional films of our area and we entered 2023 with new ideas and with faith in an even better tourist season!

We would like to thank everyone for their support and to the landlords and stakeholders in tourism from our area for their hard work and dedication, without you these results would not be possible!

Tourist board of central Istria won the Golden Goat Award

Yesterday, after two challenging and difficult years, the Golden Goat - Capra d'oro award ceremony for 2021 and 2022 was held at the Lone Hotel in Rovinj. The Golden Goat Award - Capra d'oro is awarded by the Tourist Board of the region of Istria to an individual or group for exceptional contribution in the field of marketing activities in the tourism of Istria in four categories: (1) events, (2) innovative products, (3) tourist products and (4) visual communications.

We are happy to inform you that the Tourist Board of Central Istria has won an award in the visual communication category in 2021 and 2022.

For 2021 our promotional film Dare to explore was awarded and for 2022 the promotional film Authentic Istria - Good mood / Good food was awarded. Promotional film Authentic Istria - Good mood / Good food was realized within the activities defined by the Agreement on Association of Tourist Boards of Towns and Municipalities from Central Istria entitled "Authentic Istria", which consists of the Tourist Board of Central Istria, the Tourist Board of Barban, Buzet, Kanfanar, Svetvinčenat and Žminj.

Both films are directed and produced by the Labin company Level 52.

The second phase of the Pazisnka jama climbing area was presented

On November 28, 2022, in Hotel Lovac, above the Pazin abyss was held a press conference in which Nada Prodan Mraković - Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County and Sanja Kantaruti - Director of the Tourist Board of Central Istria participated. At the conference they presented a second phase of arranging the climbing area in Pazin abyss. The goal of arranging the Pazin abyss climbing area is to develop the tourist offer of active tourism and increase the number of climbers. In this phase, 18 sport climbing directions were set and now the climbing area has 46 directions in total.
The arrangement and marking new climbing routes is co-financed with the funds of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County based on the Program for encouraging projects and products in less developed tourist areas in 2022.

Autumn on a plate in central Istria

The event Autumn on a plate in central Istria will take place from October 8 to 30, 2022 in catering facilities in the area of the TZ of central Istria. In the mentioned period, restaurateurs will offer various traditional dishes of Istrian cuisine made from the autumn ingredients, all with the aim of strengthening the gastronomic offer of central Istria and further connecting OPGs and restaurateurs in the off-season period.
More information about this event is available here.

International prosciutto fair (ISAP) in Tinjan

After a two-year break, the event dedicated to (Istrian) prosciutto is returning to Tinjan - the International Prosciutto Fair Tinjan (ISAP). On the third weekend in October (October 14 - 16, 2022), Tinjan will host many producers of this cured meat product, and all visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy its flavors. In addition to good prosciutto, you will also enjoy a great entertainment program! Also, a recreational program will be organized - walking, cycling and running.
Find all the details about this year's ISAP here.

Drive In cinema central Istria

Watching movies from the comfort of your own car is often shown on American movies and for all of you who have fantasized about this new and different way of watching movies, we have great news - Drive In cinema is coming to central Istria, for the second year in a row! The Tourist Board of Central Istria organizes a free Drive In cinema in Tinjan and Pazin according to the following schedule: on Friday, August 12, 2022, in Pazin (plateau below the Hotel Lovac) - movie "Bohemian Rhapsody", on Saturday, August 13, 2022. in Tinjan (a large football field) - movie "A star is born".
Screenings start at 9 p.m. and are free for all visitors but the number of cars is limited to 50. Therefore, the arrival must be announced via e-mail [email protected] with the mandatory indication of the desired location and car model and license plate number. Car entry is possible from 8:30 p.m.

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