A working meeting of key stakeholders of the tourist system was held in Rovinj before the main part of the tourist year 2018

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism held a working meeting in Rovinj with representatives of the tourist system of the Republic of Croatia in order to get direct information on the current situation and activities related to the continuation of the tourist 2018 in the run-up to the main part of the tourist year.The meeting was attended by numerous stakeholders of the tourism public and private sector of the Republic of Croatia, ie representatives of tourism associations, travel agencies, airports, hoteliers, private accommodation, caterers, public institutions, representatives of chambers, county tourist boards, emergency medicine associations, protection and rescue as well as representatives of the Ministries of Environmental Protection and Energy, Interior and Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure who work together all year round for the purpose of a quality and safe tourist year.”We are facing another challenging, but I am sure, successful tourist year in which we will confirm that Croatia has become one of the world’s tourism leaders. According to previous announcements from the field, ie based on talks with domestic and foreign representatives of airlines, tour operators, Croatia is again in the focus of interest of tourists from around the world and the demand is growing. The perception and motives for the arrival of guests have changed significantly in recent years, so Croatia has become recognizable not only as a destination of sun and sea, beautiful nature, but rich gastronomy, diverse and quality offers and tourist products. This success is due to all tourism workers and stakeholders in Croatian tourism who make a great contribution to creating the overall tourist story in our destinations. ” pointed out Minister Cappelli.A short report on the current situation in its scope of work and activities was presented by the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance, Josip Zaher; President of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies Tomislav Fain; President of the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association Ronald Korotaj; Assistant Director of Police Krunoslav Borovec; State Secretary at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Mrakovčić Kostelac; President of the Croatian Camping Association Tihomir Nikolaš; President of the Guild of Caterers and Tourist Workers of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts Nenad Šepak; Director of Pula Airport Svemir Radmilo; Director of the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine Maja Grba-Bujević; Vinko Prizmić, head of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and many others. “When compared to other countries, Croatia has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, and therefore our guests are less exposed to crime than elsewhere and feel safer. This year, 18 countries will be included in the “Safe Tourist Season” program, which is the most so far. This is an action that is extremely important to us because of the quality of police service in terms of speed, courtesy and obtaining information. We are glad that this year we will be joined for the first time by police officers from China who will be staying in Split, Dubrovnik and Plitvice. Also, this year, for the first time, a headquarters based in Zadar will be formed, which will function as a communication point with other services.” said Assistant Police Director Krunoslav Borovec.The importance of joint cooperation was emphasized by the director of the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine, Maja Grba-Bujević, emphasizing that in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, they had provided a helicopter and police service. “The availability of ambulance teams is extremely important in order to save the lives of locals and tourists especially during the summer months when there is a larger influx of guests. In order to increase the availability on the islands, we have also started the procurement of six ships for the medical service, which I believe will significantly contribute to increasing the efficiency of interventions.. ”  “The tourist year started well, and it is certain that the good announcements are the result of numerous activities of the Croatian Tourist Board, from appearances at the world’s largest fairs, to the implementation of key marketing and PR campaigns. The focus is on positioning Croatia in distant markets through the opening of new representative offices in the markets of China, South Korea and the USA, and also a significant increase in airlines, which are one of the basic prerequisites for positioning our country as a quality year-round destination.” said after the meeting the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić.After the meeting with the representatives of the tourism sector in Croatia, a meeting was held with the directors of foreign missions of the Croatian Tourist Board who presented the situation in the markets in which they operate and briefly outlined the projects and challenges they face in their work. Also, tomorrow in Ruvinj will be held the 33rd session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board, which will discuss the adoption of proposals for decisions on marketing cooperation with Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, as well as marketing and PR activities within the project “Sports Croatia”. Also, council members will adopt the proposal Decisions on announcing vacancies for managerial positions in representative offices in the markets of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and China.last_img

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