The Croatian National Tourist Board is considering opening a branch office in Dubai. The ATM – Arabian Travel Market – travel fair is still continuing in Dubai and Croatia and its tourist offer is being presented.
The travel fair in Dubai is the largest and most visited tourist fair in the Middle East, and is being held this year for the 25th time, around 40,000 tourism professionals are expected to visit this fair.
"The travel fair in Dubai is far more than just the exhibition. It is one of the biggest global events and is of great economic and cultural significance, and represents a great opportunity for Croatia. Our intention is to open a General Consulate in Dubai and also to represent the Croatian National Tourist Board and Croatian Chamber of Commerce in the United Arab Emirates,” commented the Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli.
In relation to the United Arab Emirates, the Croatian tourism sector achieved 8,600 tourist arrivals and more than 23,000 overnights in 2017. This represented a growth of 78 percent in arrivals and 72 percent in overnight stays compared to 2016.