Croatian Tourism Wins Two Awards at ITB China Travel Exhibition

By 19 May 2019

ZAGREB, May 19, 2019 - Croatian tourism won two prestigious awards at the ITB China travel exhibition which took place in Shanghai on May 15-17, for the "Game of Thrones" film tour in Dubrovnik and for the cooperation with the Slovenian Tourism Organisation, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) has said.

Croatia's products were presented as part of the European Travel Commission stand together with 22 other European subjects, including the Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture and the Zagreb Tourist Board.

Croatia won the award for the "Game of Thrones" film tour in Dubrovnik as part of the "It's My World Travel Awards 2019" in the "Amazing Travel Experiences of the Year" category. The awards are presented by ITB China and Qyer, a portal aimed at Chinese tourists which is used by over 100 million people around the world, the HTZ said.

The HTZ won the "CTW Chinese Welcome Award" together with the Slovenian Tourism Organisation for the "Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia" project in the "Internet & Media“ category. The award is presented by the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute.

The two awards were accepted by HTZ director Kristjan Staničić, who said they held special importance in 2019, which was declared the Croatian-Chinese Year of Culture and Tourism.

The northern Adriatic city of Rijeka was presented as the 2020 European Capital of Culture as cultural tourism is one of the most in-demand products on the Chinese market, Staničić said, adding that the Chinese turnover on the Croatian market this year so far was 60% higher than at the same time in 2018.

Staničić also met with representatives of the Chinese tourism sector.

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