The fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism on Brač has been announced

first_imgMore than 250 experts from 15 countries, scientists, tourism workers will gather from 9 to 13 May in Supetar at the largest conference on rural tourism in CroatiaPanels on international tourist cultural routes, the role of emigrants, returnees and national minorities in rural, and the role of LAGs and LAGURs in sustainable tourism, lectures, presentations, workshops, Sustainable Development Festival, exhibitions, Eco-ethno trade show, innovative dinner Brač specialties, are only part of the rich program of the Fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism “New Time – Time for Rural Tourism”.”Rural space covers 92 percent of Croatian territory, and rural tourism accounts for only two percent of the total tourist traffic. Professional gatherings like this Congress aim to increase that share and bring us closer to countries where it ranges between ten and twenty percent. With about 500 family farms that are additionally engaged in tourism, at least twice as many entrepreneurs in rural tourism and an innovative offer, we can equally stand by the side of the most developed countries. “, said Dijana Katica, President of the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development “Selo Members Club”, at the presentation of the congress in the Zagreb restaurant Dva goluba.”We are extremely pleased that the Split-Dalmatia County is hosting the International Congress on Rural Tourism. This form of tourism is increasingly attractive to foreign and domestic guests. We ourselves are taking a number of measures and actions to encourage it, which is evident in the Imotski area, where rural tourism is the main driver of economic development. “, pointed out Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board.In addition to the scientific and professional public, the congress is intended for tourist farms and entrepreneurs in rural tourism, LAGs, and LAGURs who will be introduced to the latest trends in the field of rural tourism at workshops and trainings. And according to these trends, guests are increasingly interested in the history, culture and tradition of the destination where they stay, they want to get involved in local life during the holidays. “For the city of Supetar and the island of Brac, this congress has a special significance. With it, an era of Supetar tourism ends and a new one begins. Namely, as of this spring, Supetar has a new conference center Waterman Forum in which this congress will be held, which has positioned us as a new destination for business meetings.”, Said Ivan Cvitanic, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Supetar.Rural space, household holidays, local gastronomy, active holidays in nature are of interest to socially and ecologically aware guests who expect the tourist offer to be in line with their beliefs. They come on holiday mainly outside the main tourist season, they are looking for an authentic experience, as a rule they have higher purchasing power and they come to the destination by their own car. Rural tourism is an increasingly sought-after form of offer with great tourist potential throughout the year, which generates new jobs, new facilities and economic development in rural areas, while creative and authentic offer is in focus.For more information on the International Congress on Rural Tourism on Brač, see HERElast_img

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