Croatian National Tourist Board is once again presenting Croatian tourism offer at the World Travel Market (WTM), one of the largest tourism fairs in the world, taking place from 4 to 6 November, 2019 in London.
Croatian tourism delegation in London is led by Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, who during the first day of the fair met with the representatives of important partners such as Jet2.com and Jet2Holiday, EasyJet, History Channel, SAGA and InkMedia. The Croatian stand was also visited by British Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Helen Whately.
“The appearance of the Croatian National Tourist Board at the London fair can be seen as the beginning of promotional activities and preparations for the 2020 tourist year. We received very good announcements from representatives of Jet2.com, our most important partners in the UK market, who bring us the largest number of UK tourists. Next year, they announce an increase in demand for Croatian tourism offer of 11 percent, four new airlines and a longer flight season to Croatian destinations” said Staničić, adding that the five-year agreement,that has been signed today, between Pula Airport and EasyJet will contribute to the positive trends from the British market too.
The Kvarner Tourist Board, together with Lonely Planet, is presenting itself to the British media through the prestigious ‘Best in Travel Award‘ for 2020. Representatives of the Split-Dalmatia County, who organized a large eno-gastronomic tasting of well-known Dalmatian products as part of their stand, are also taking a part in this year’s WTM.
The Croatian tourist offer is presented at a 330 square meter large booth, which is located in a very attractive and visible position. As many as 23 co-exhibitors present themselves as part of the Croatian booth and what attracted a special attention of visitors are the virtual reality goggles, namely, many visitors enjoyed a virtual walk in Dubrovnik, rafting on Zrmanja river and cruising around Kornati islands.
The World Travel Market in London is a leading three-day event bringing together key stakeholders from the global tourism industry and the travel sector on trends, challenges and innovations in tourism. It is estimated that this year’s fair will be visited by more than 50,000 representatives of the tourism and business public, varying from agents, investors, media representatives, digital influencers to ministers and other senior officials of the tourism industry from around the world.