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Virtual press conference held across 10 markets for 90 media representatives

12.06.2021. | Interesting news from tourism

The Croatian National Tourist Board organized a virtual conference for foreign media, which was held at the same time across 10 markets, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. 90 representatives of leading media in the mentioned markets were greeted by the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac and the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, who conveyed this season's key messages to the press about Croatia,s readiness for the tourist season.

The online conference in each country, was organized with the support of the CNTBs partner PR agency Aviareps, and was led by directors of Croatian National Tourist Board offices for each respective market, and the main topics covered were conditions and protocols for entering Croatia, the current epidemiological situation with an emphasis on vaccination of the general population and tourism workers, organization of destinations in terms of testing points and medical support, the project "Safe Stay In Croatia", the campaign "Trust me, I've been there", but also novelties in the Croatian tourist offer, airlines and investments.

"Croatia's excellent position on the world tourism stage is underpinned by this virtual conference, which gathered a large number of renowned journalists from reputable and popular media. This is an excellent opportunity to once again inform our target public about all the news in the Croatian tourist offer, as well as all the current protocols under which the realization of tourist travel to Croatia is possible. Current booking trends, but also the information we receive every day from our key markets, give us optimism before the high-season in which we expect the greatest intensity of tourist traffic", said Director Staničić, adding that Croatia can take the position of the leading Mediterranean tourist destination.

Among the media present were, for example, German RND, Spiegel, Frankfurter Neue Presse, B.Z., Austrian Der Standard, Die Presse, Kleine Zeitung, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Tiroler Tageszeitung, British Independent, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Czech Lidové noviny, MAFRA (Můj svět), Český rozhlas, Swiss Blick, Travel Inside, Travelnews, Slovak Plus 1 deň, Slovenka magazine, Pravda, Dutch Ron Reizen, Villa d'Arte, National Geographic Traveler and others.

Minister Brnjac said that Croatia is ready for the arrival of numerous guests and that a stable epidemiological situation is the best invitation to visit our country. „Croatia is prepared to welcome guests, and steady improvement of the epidemiological situation is the best invitation. I believe that we have put in place all necessary measures to make Croatia a safe holiday destination. This year in Croatia, we are focused on a quality and highly diversified tourist offer, along with a high level of security for our guests. Escape from mass tourism, safety, peaceful environment and authentic gastronomy are the new components of luxury which Croatia offers to tourists. In addition to high quality hotels and secluded holiday homes, there is an excellent offer of camping and glamping. Croatia also has the world's largest charter fleet to sail around a thousand beautiful islands in the turquoise sea, which makes it a perfect nautical destination. Our beautiful nature, plenty of outdoor activities at the coast and inland and our attention to safety of our guests are excellent reasons for choosing Croatia as a holiday destination“, said Minister Brnjac.