Representatives of the Croatian Tourist Board organized the workshop “Sell Croatia” in Moscow on January 24.
In an effort to promote the many Croatian tourist destinations within the Russian market, the Croatian Tourist Board organized “Sell Croatia” in Moscow which was attended by 29 active Croatian tourist companies and 80 Russian partners – which were mainly tour operators and agencies. Among them were some of the largest including Pax, TUI, Coral, Russian Express, Balkan Express and PAC group, reports HRTurizam on January 29, 2017.
Like last year, the workshop was attended by the director of ATOR (Association of Russian Tour Operators) – Mrs. Maya Lomidze – who once again emphasized the importance of the workshop for the representatives of the Russian tourism sector and their interest in the many Croatian destinations. Prior to the workshop, a press conference was held which was attended by about 40 representatives of the Russian media and by representatives of Croatian and Russian tourist companies.
During the press conference, which was moderated by the director of the Russian branch of the Croatian Tourist Board Rajko Ruzicka, the results of the successful 2016 year in Croatian tourism were presented – including plans and activities for 2017 – along with the potential of the Croatian tourist destinations for Russian tourists. The mobile application “Croatia Full of Life” was also shown which was launched in late December 2016.
The presentation on the subject of visas, the visa regimine and accreditation for the Russian Agency was held by Sinisa Ivanec, Consul General at the Croatian Embassy in Moscow.
Feedback from both Russian and Croatian representatives was generally very positive and optimistic, and the overall opinion is that the positive trend in the number of Russian visitors from 2016 should continue this year.
The “Sell Croatia” workshops will continue in the Czech Republic, France, China, Hungary, USA, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Great Britain. You can find more information on the upcoming workshops here.