Honorary Consulate of Spain Opens in Split to Strengthen Ties, Serve Tourists

Daniela Rogulj

The Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Spain opened in Split on Friday. Mirko Tunjić was appointed the Honorary Consul, and said that the Consulate would contribute to strengthening the overall diplomatic ties between the two countries and serve Spanish tourists and guests coming to Croatia, reports Splitski Dnevnik on March 16, 2019. 

“Last year, more than 250,000 tourists from Spain visited Croatia, and their number is growing each year. This Consulate will cooperate with Croatian institutions regarding Spanish tourists,” Tunjić said.

According to him, the increase in the number of tourists from Spain contributes to better flight connections between Croatian and Spanish airports. Recall, Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling will operate between Barcelona and Split this year. Spain’s national carrier Iberia will also increase operations to Croatia by 44.6% in 2019 and will fly from Madrid to Split five times a week in July and August this summer. 

He also stressed that there are significant and untapped potentials for economic cooperation between the two countries, particularly in tourism where the Spanish experience can also be used for Croatia.

“Croatia can look at the Spanish model of tourism development based on culture, history and gastronomy,” Tunjić added.

Recalling that Spain has developed transport infrastructure in road, rail and sea traffic, he said that Croatia could apply these experiences in the development of its smart infrastructure.

Honorary Consul Tunjić’s experience and connection with Spain lasts more than 20 years, and during this period, has developed cooperation between two countries in several branches of business. The most critical projects are related to the investments and construction of wind power plants in Dalmatia and wind energy production.

The opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate in Split was attended by, among others, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Croatia, Alonso Dezcallar de Mazarredo, and Split Mayor Andro Krstulović Opara.

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