ZAGREB, 28 January 2020 – A BBC travel series dedicated to the most attractive tourist destinations around the world has finished filming in Croatia.
BBC show Getaways will showcase the region of Kvarner in the next episode which screens on 30 January on BBC Scotland at 8 pm. It will also be repeated on BBC Scotland and Northern Ireland on 3 February at 7:30 pm and on BBC iPlayer which has over 17 million monthly viewers in the UK and 426 million worldwide.
“British TV presenters Jennifer Reoch and Joe Lindsay will introduce viewers to the historical significance of Opatija – “the old lady of Croatian tourism” – and highlight all the benefits of health tourism in this part of Croatia. Villa Angiolina will be shown and also the first hotel on the Croatian coast, Hotel Kvarner, and the BBC crew will also sail along the Lungomare Promenade.
The show will also feature Rijeka, which starts its tenure as the European Capital of Culture and highlight the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, the Peek&Poke Museum to Trsat and the Trsat Castle. The episode also features a visit to the island of Krk, where the hosts will taste the sparkling wine from the sea Valomet, and present the entire Kvarner region as a year-round destination.
“Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020 is our most important cultural initiative this year, which we use to further promote Croatia on the important British market for us, where we are also conducting our first brand campaign this year. I am convinced that our numerous marketing activities among the British will result in an additional affirmation of our country as a desirable tourist destination with a diverse offer, “said Croatian Tourist Board Director Kristjan Stanicic.
The filming of the BBC show was organized by the office of the Croatian National Tourist Board in London, and the tourists boards of Kvarner Rijeka and the Island of Krk.