In agreement with the Croatian National Tourist Board, ECTAA will distribute promotional materials, newsletters, as well as all relevant information relevant to Croatian tourism, while during the cooperation period the Croatian National Tourist Board has the right to use the ECTAA logo on promotional materials with emphasis on ECTAA’s Preferred Destination “, Conclude the CNTB. At today’s session, the members of the Tourist Council also adopted the proposal Public call for expression of interest for the implementation of special promotional projects and advertising activities in emitting markets in 2020 for the implementation of which HRK 9.250.000,00 has been provided for projects and activities in 15 markets, including Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. ECTAA to identify Croatia as a preferred destination The mega events in 2020 include the Snow Queen, Ultra Europe Festival, INmusic festival and the ATP Croatia Open Umag tennis tournament. “Actively, from the very beginning, in cooperation with our representative offices, and especially with colleagues in China, South Korea, and now in Italy, we are monitoring the situation related to the corona virus. We are in constant contact with numerous partners in our most important emitting markets, and we continue to monitor the situation with the further implementation of marketing and promotional activities. Of course, if necessary, we are ready to react in accordance with the new situations in terms of redirecting activities and redistribution of budgets to emitting markets.”Said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić. The Tourist Board also adopted a proposal for cooperation with the European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ECTAA) in 2020. The campaign by which ECTAA will identify Croatia as a “Preferred Destination” starts on July 1, 2020, and over a six-month period ECTAA will provide visibility to the Croatian National Tourist Board by applying the Croatian tourism logo on all materials and platforms that include the website, social networks , all written and electronic communication according to membership, press releases, research, public and annual reports, public presentations, etc. This tourist year will be specific for several reasons, which is why we want to focus even more clearly and focused on national tourism promotion, said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, adding: As sport is one of the important factors of recognition, this year within the Sportska Hrvatska project we will finance several top sports events that occupy a significant place at the national level due to their sporting character and importance in the international arena, and which stand out for their uniqueness. stronger media coverage and coverage. In addition, we are working to increase the recognition of Croatia in the international arena by designing new creative arrangements that are becoming a motive for arrival, and for this purpose this year we grant grants for development programs and the introduction of complex tourist products that enrich the tourist offer. season, reducing seasonality and creating a recognizable image of Croatia as a destination of tourism of special interest “said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. The 61st session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board was held today, at which the members of the council adopted a proposal for a decision on marketing and PR cooperation within the project. “Sports Croatia”, as well as proposals for cooperation with the organizers of mega events in Croatia, which have been successfully organized for many years and which are the motive for the arrival of a large number of guests in the destination. Photo: Mint The proposal was also adopted at the session Public call for grants to programs of destination management companies in 2020, through which funds will be allocated for programs and tourism products that contribute to the activation of unused tourist resources and the creation of new motives for tourist arrivals throughout Croatia, but with special emphasis on the pre- and post-season periods and the continent. At the end of the session, the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli he looked back at the situation around the corona virus. “There is no room for panic, the Government headquarters is managing the situation in real time and all services are fully prepared”.