September 22, 2018 – Another high-profile event for Hvar Town as it celebrates 150 years of organised tourism in Europe, with this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism taking place there on October 24 and 25.
A nice late-season boost for Hvar Town, as this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism will take place in the town on October 24 and 25. Originally announced back in May, as Hvar celebrated its special birthday of the oldest organised tourism in Europe, 150 years after the founding of the Hvar Health Society on May 15, 1868, the Ministry of Tourism has now confirmed the dates and programme of the two-day event, which will be hosted largely by leading hotel group Suncani Hvar. In addition to Suncani Hvar’s conference facilities, the event will also be hosted at Hotel Riva, with additional venues around the town including the City Loggia, Veneranda and Arsenal.
Around 1000 tourism professionals are expected to attend this year’s event, with tickets costing 690 kuna per person via the Ministry of Tourism website. In addition to an evening awards ceremony where various tourism destinations and workers are recognised and rewarded, Days of Croatian Tourism comprises a series of workshops, lectures and panel discussions involving tourism workers and exports from Croatia and abroad.
Key discussions this year include discussing Croatian tourism and the film industry, following the rise of Croatia’s importance as a filming location, with recent successes including neighbouring Vis with Mamma Mia 2, as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones. Also under discussion will topics such as building Croatia as a national brand, Croatia as the new gourmet icon of Europe, and the influence of travel bloggers. There will also be a presentation by Split-Dalmatia County on sustainable tourism.
The full programme (in Croatian) can be found below.
In addition to the late season tourism boost to Hvar, it is also an opportunity for the destination to showcase its credentials to an influencing audience at the end of the season. Suncani Hvar Hotels is the leading conference tourism provider on Croatia’s islands, with an increasing number of clients taking advantage of the attractive combination of state-of-the-art conference facilities set in one of the hottest destinations in the region. The successful implementation of a 1,000 delegate conference in late October will be one more string to that conference bow.