With ten sites under the protection of UNESCO, eight national parks, 11 nature parks, and many other examples of an outstanding cultural and natural heritage, Croatia is in the eyes of many the most beautiful European garden. Therefore, it is not surprising that the country is the choice of many congress organizers, for business meetings and team-building and incentive programs because in Croatia they will have all of the necessary preconditions for a successful event.
This vibrant European country is perfect for combining business with pleasure and ensuring successful business events. Surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty, endless coastlines, diverse gastronomy, adventure, sports and wellness, Croatia offers ideal conditions for business events. Year after year, on a global scale Croatia is becoming a well-known European business events destination. The country is becoming increasingly attractive for organizers of business meetings, whether they are focused on conference and congress or incentives. Investments in congressional capacities have sensibly elevated the quality of Croatian business events offers. With increasing capacity growth and spectacular results achieved year on year nationally, it is safe to say that this tourism segment is booming in Croatia.
This is underpinned by research, such as that of the specialized portal Business Tourism according to which as many as 70 percent of the hotels specialised in conference and incentive tourism expected the growth of business meetings and the revenues they bring. The advantages of business events tourism in Croatia are direct accessibility, an excellent road network and of course the hotel offer which is very respectable in 4* and 5*. Numerous investments for an estimated total value of 800 million euros are planned for 2017 in the hotel sector, with numerous luxury hotel establishments along the Croatian coast and charming boutique hotels. But, as is often the case, experience often offers a much more colourful picture than the statistics, so you can say that - when your country has been chosen as a destination for companies like Google, Dell or Mercedes, better proof of the attractiveness of the Croatian business events offer is not required.
So, whether exploring the old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, island-hopping around the Split archipelago, truffle hunting in Istria, paragliding across the Plitvice Lakes, delving into Zagreb’s streets and hidden passages, birdwatching in Kopački rit, partying the night away at Zrće beach in Novalja or taking a walk along world famous Opatija promenade, there truly is something for everyone in Croatia.
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