The specialized magazine for business tourism “Kongres Magazine” has published their list of the best congress destinations in Central and Southeast Europe "Meeting Experience Index 2021", and Dubrovnik was named the best congress destination in the category of up to 1,200 participants.
"In the circumstances of the global pandemic, business tourism is one of the parts of the tourist offer that has suffered the most. In the next year, we expect the recovery of business trips and gatherings to continue, which is especially evident in the pre- and post-season periods," said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board emphasizes that the proclamation of Dubrovnik as the best congress destination is also a great reward for all stakeholders operating in business tourism.
And whilst tourism has returned in Dubrovnik this year the congress and conference is still lagging someway behind. The first major international conference in Dubrovnik was held back in June this year with around 150 American travel agents in the ASTA group. This tourism sector, obviously due to the number of people involved, will be one of the last to fully recover from the pandemic.
However, the fact that Dubrovnik has been recognised as a leader for conferences in a publication that covers this region of Europe is certainly welcome news. Until the end of the year, numerous conferences, corporate events and professional gatherings will be held in Dubrovnik, while next October the M&I Forum for professionals in the congress industry will be held.
Let us add that in addition to Dubrovnik, which was declared the best congress destination in the category of up to 1,200 participants, the best destinations in other categories were also declared, so Vienna was named the best in the category of more than 2,000 participants, Tallinn in the category of up to 2,000 participants, Bohinj in the category of up to 2,000 participants.