ZAGREB, 20 January (Hina) – The Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) and the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) signed an agreement on Wednesday awarding Croatia the status of a “Preferred Destination,” meaning that the association will actively commit to promoting Croatian tourism, HTZ has reported.
With this agreement the ECTAA and HTZ will commit to actively work together to bring back tourism to Croatia in 2021, ECTAA reported on its web site.
About ten years ago ECTAA selected Croatia as a preferred destination, which according to ECTAA president Pawel Niewiadomoski contributed to stronger ties between Croatia and other ECTAA members.
“We are proud that Croatia, after almost ten years, has been re-elected as the preferred destination of this significant European association. This is a great program and an opportunity to present Croatia as a safe and attractive destination to 70,000 travel agencies and tour operators across the Europe. At a time when the tourism sector and travellers around the world are eagerly awaiting the return of travel, we will emphasize the safety and proximity of Croatia as a tourist destination, the richness of Croatian tourist offer, beautiful nature, unique heritage and diverse gastronomy”, said the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.
ECTAA represents some 70,000 travel agencies and tour operators in Europe, which provide consultancy and sell transport, accommodation, leisure and other tourism services as well as combined products to leisure and business customers.