Croatia can expect another wave of interest from British tourists in 2020 after a major travel opened this week in Split. All of the big names of the UK’s travel industry, from British Airways, Thomas Cook, EasyJet and Visit Britain took part in the conference in Podstrana, near Split, at the Institute of Travel and Tourism congress.
Around 800,000 British tourists visited Croatia in 2018 and that number looks like growing this year. Around a third of these tourists came to Dubrovnik. The hosts of this international conference are the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ), the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and the city tourist boards of Split and Hvar.
This is an annual conference organised by the British association of tourism professionals, the ITT, whose members are general managers and leaders in the British tourism industry. The 2019 Conference will be held at the five-star Le Meridien Lav, Split Resort.
Speaking to HINA, the ITT president Steven Freudmann said that leading British managers see Croatia as a main destination but also as an opportunity to make a profit and that is why they aim to bring as many guests as possible. He said that the beauty of the nature and the islands is attractive to those who love nature and natural beauties.