Croatian minister says Chinese visitors interested in Slavonia as tourist destination

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Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said at the international tourist industry trade fair ITB Berlin on Wednesday that five eastern Croatian counties were planning to form an association of the Slavonia region as a Destination Management Organisation to boost tourism development. "The Chinese are interested in Slavonia and tours that last several days and we are talking to China about a joint conference on tourism, possibly this summer when we will be opening a Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) office in Shanghai," the minister said. Cappelli was talking to reporters at the HTZ stand at ITB, which was opened this morning.

He said that a pilot project for tourism development in the region of Imotski in the Dalmatian hinterland and a new tourism development strategy were underway, adding that a mini tourism congress would be held in the northern Adriatic resort of Rovinj in late March.

The minister also announced plans for the Brijuni archipelago, adding that bids for the concession could be invited by 2020. He added that the Kupari project continued as planned.