Croatian tourist offer is again presented this year at the largest tourist fair for the general public in France “World tour salon“, Which takes place from March 15 to 18 in Paris.The fair is visited by more than 100.000 visitors every year, and the tourist novelties are represented by about 500 tourist destinations in Europe and the world. In addition to the Croatian Tourist Board as the main exhibitor, the tourist boards of the City of Zagreb, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties also present their offer at the fair. The Croatian stand was also visited on the first day of the fair by the Croatian Ambassador to France, HE Filip Vučak with associates.According to Danijela Mihalić Đurica, director of the CNTB Representation in France, arrivals from the French emitting market are constantly increasing “In 2017, there were more than 540.000 arrivals of French tourists in Croatia, which is an increase of 9 percent and a record 2,1 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 5 percent compared to 2016. Especially cheerful and realized increases in the pre- and post-season periods in regions where the French have not been present in large numbers so far, which has certainly contributed to the numerous promotional activities in the regions from which direct flights to Croatia are being introduced.”, Pointed out Mihalić Đurica.In recent years, the International Tourism Fair in Paris has been associated with the fair “Destination Nature“Which is dedicated to active tourism. Thus, for the price of one ticket, visitors have the opportunity to visit two fairs, which is why the interest in these fairs is constantly increasing, which is evident in the extremely high attendance of the Croatian stand during the first day of the fair.Photo: HTZ”France is a very potent market for Croatia, from which we have been achieving excellent results in tourist traffic in recent years. Together with key partners, we are working hard to increase airlines, which are one of the key prerequisites for further growth and maintaining positive trends. We are extremely pleased with the data of the Association of French Tour Operators (SETO) according to which the demand for package deals for Croatia is constantly increasing, while the sale and reservation of summer package deals for Croatia is increasing by as much as 45%”, Said the director of the CNTB Main Office Kristjan Staničić.According to the CNTB, the Croatian tourist promotion on the French market will continue next week with a performance at the active tourism fair in Lyon, followed by the presentation of Croatian tourist and maritime heritage at the event “Escale à Sète“, Which takes place in the south of France in the city of Sète. Croatia, along with Italy, will be one of the honorary countries of this year’s edition of the event, which annually attracts about 300.000 visitors, who have the opportunity to see more than 130 boats. Thus, as part of the Croatian presentation, the arrival of several Croatian traditional boats was organized, such as Kvarnerski guc, Lošinj regatta pasara, Condura Croatica, Komiška sandula, Neretvanska lađa and trupica.
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