Tourism Minister Cappelli to Visit Great Britain

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Gari Cappelli will meet with government representatives and the British tourism sector.

Croatia’s Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli will next week officially visit the United Kingdom. He will be in London on 19 and 20 April to hold a series of meetings a6t the British Parliament and with British tourist companies, announced on Friday the Ministry of Tourism.

“The aim of this visit is to strengthen cooperation with Britain, which has become over the last few years one of the major markets for Croatia, with average annual growth in the past five years of 20 percent,” added the Ministry.

On Wednesday, the Minister will visit Parliament of the United Kingdom where he will attend the Prime Minister Theresa May’s questions, and will also meet with Minister of Sport, Tourism and Heritage Tracey Crouch, president of the Committee for Culture, Media and Sports of the House of Commons Damian Collins, Member of Parliament and former Secretary of State for Culture John Whittingdale and Member of Parliament Fabian Hamilton.

Also on Wednesday, the Minister will meet with Patricia Yates, director of strategy and communications of Visit Britain, an institution established to promote the development of Great Britain and the British tourism industry.

On the second day of his visit, on Thursday, Minister Cappelli will meet with the directors of the hotel group Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and discuss their investments in Croatia. He will also meet with representatives of the Arena Hospitality Group.

The Tourism Ministry pointed out that tourists from Great Britain are the seventh most numerous foreign tourists in Croatia. Last year, their number reached 630,000, or 22 percent more than in 2015. They realized 3.3 million overnight stays, which was an increase of 25 percent.

They mostly visited Dubrovnik-Neretva County, followed by Split-Dalmatia County and Istria County, with major destinations being Dubrovnik, Konavle, Split, Pula and Poreč. They most often stay in hotels (53 percent) and in private apartments (27 percent).


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