Welcome to Total Croatia News, the latest (and most ambitious) member of the Total family.
The Total Project started in October 2011, when British writer Paul Bradbury decided to try and improve the information service on Croatia's premier island of Hvar. With five tourist boards on the island who rarely spoke to each other, Bradbury's guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide was an attempt to unite the island's information. The book was followed by a website with the same ideal, and Total Hvar has since become the premier source of information about the island, with more than 7,000 articles about all aspects of life there.
In November 2012, in an attempt to address the poor information available in English about the Dalmatian capital, Total Split was founded, with accompanying guidebook, Split: An Insider's Guide (co-written with Mila Hvilshoj), and the work of both sites was recognised at the National Society of Journalists in December 2014, as Bradbury won the FIJET 2014 Marco Polo Award for best international promotion of Croatia.
In the first official Total partnership, the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, local tourist boards of Zagora and the Ministry of Tourism helped found Total Inland Dalmatia in late 2013 thereby bringing the rich potential of this fascinating region under one roof in English for the first time. The first international website, Total Munich will start in earnest after the 2016 season.
In July 2015, we launched Total Croatia News, the first daily news portal with Google News accreditation covering politics, business, sport, tourism and lifestyle. A political and business newsletter was added soon after.
Following the success of Total Croatia News, we have decided to expand our information websites into sectors of Croatian life, as there is an obvious need. The first such website was Total Croatia Cycling, followed by Total Croatia Wine, two very important areas which can help the sought-after 12-month tourism to Croatia.