December 5, 2018 – On Wednesday, December 5th, as part of the permanent tourist promotion, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, in cooperation with Turkish Airlines and the Tourist Board of Sinj, welcomed the arrival of eight prominent internationals journalists in Sinj.
Journalists Dixon Carole Leigh, Shi Crystal Han, Pollock Elizabeth Ann, Hiromi Suzuki, Ryoichi Sato, Dominick Siddle, Khairul Izwan Bin Nan, and Low Siew arrived from the United States, Canada, Japan and Malaysia. In this study trip, they first visited Zagreb, then Zadar, Trogir, Split, NP Krka and Sinj.
The theme of their study trip is devoted to this year’s Advent and the vibrant tourist offer of Croatia, the selective forms of tourism – including cultural, natural and gastronomy – as well as the opportunities available for active vacations.
The tour of Sinj began at King Tomislav Square, where they were welcomed by the director of the Sinj Tourist Board, Monika Vrgoč. There they met the rich past of the town of Sinj, and in particular, the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and the Alka. They visited the church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and the Archaeological Collection of the Franciscan Monastery accompanied by the leader, Fr. Mirko Marić. This was followed by a tour of the city and a visit to the Sinj Alka Museum accompanied by the curator of Tomislav Barhanović. The journalists did not spare words of praise.
As the entire program is largely dedicated to gastronomy, the journalists received a traditional gastronomic offer and the recipes of the most famous dishes of the region such as uštipak, Sinj arambaša, and roast veal “under the bell”. The reporters were delighted and surprised by the offer of Sinj, showing an extraordinary interest in continuing to cooperate through selective programs for cultural tourism and traditional eno-gastronomic offer.