The main motives of the Spaniards’ travels are rest and recreation, and they usually travel by plane

first_imgWhen traveling abroad, Spaniards most often travel by air and the direct air connection between Spain and Croatia is improving from year to year, especially in the summer flight schedule. Let us add that research shows that the main motives for Spaniards to travel abroad are leisure, vacation and recreation, with a total share of 54 percent, followed by visits to friends and family with 26 percent and business trips with a share of 14 percent. Spaniards most often travel by plane Last year, 315 thousand arrivals and more than 708 thousand overnight stays were made from the Spanish market, which is an increase of 10 percent compared to 2018. “When we talk about Croatia, the favorite destinations of the Spaniards are Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Hvar and Plitvice Lakes. This year we plan to further improve the network of the CNTB’s representative office by initiating all the necessary procedures for opening an office in Madrid due to the extremely important Spanish market and the fact that leading international tourist institutions have their headquarters here.” said director Staničić and added that Spaniards often and gladly travel and discover new destinations, and this is exactly the opportunity that we need to take advantage of in 2020. After Utrecht, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Vienna and Berlin, the Croatian National Tourist Board and its partners represent the Croatian tourist offer at FITUR. In addition to the CNTB, ten co-exhibitors present their offer at the fair, including the tourist boards of the City of Zagreb and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, as well as Abacus Tours, Ilirija – Camp Soline, Atlas, Olivari, Nave Travel, Uniline, Valamar and HUP Zagreb. Photo: “Together with France, Spain is the leading country for the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Program, which will work in cooperation with governments, destinations and tourism companies to reduce the impact of tourism on the environment, which is an important prerequisite for Croatia in future tourism policy. We used our stay in Madrid, the capital of one of the most visited countries in the world and the seat of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to exchange experiences in conducting sustainable development policies, which are the backbone of the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council in the field of tourism. The experiences and examples of good practice we exchanged during the meetings with leading tourism authorities and officials will be of great benefit for the development of a new National Tourism Development Strategy based on quality and responsible and sustainable business using modern technologies as creative solutions for the future.”, said Minister Cappelli. Currently, three airlines operate in the winter flight schedule: Croatia Airlines, Iberia and Vueling Airlines on the route Barcelona-Zagreb, Madrid-Zagreb and Barcelona-Dubrovnik. Madrid Fair FITUR is the largest and most important tourism fair in Spain, and this year it is held today, January 22, until January 26. RELATED NEWS: THIS YEAR, THE CNTB OFFICE IN MADRID IS OPENINGlast_img