The Croatian Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli is to officially visit London this week for a series of bilateral meetings with high political representatives and British tourist companies.
The aim of this visit is to strengthen cooperation with the UK, which has become one of the most important tourist markets for Croatia in recent years, with an average annual growth of around 20 percent.
During the first day of his visit on the 19th of April, Minister Cappelli will visit the British Parliament and attend Prime Minister Theresa May's Questions. He will also meet with Tracey Crouch, the State Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage, Damian Collins, the president of the Committee for Culture, Media and Sports of the House of Commons, John Whittingdale, the member of the Parliament and the former Minister of Culture, as well as with Patricia Yates, the director of strategy and communications at Visit Britain, the British institution which was found with the purpose of promoting the UK and development of the British tourism industry.
On the second day of his visit on the 20th of April, Cappelli is to meet with the directors of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in order to discuss investments in Croatia, as well as with Reli Slonin, the CEO of the Arena Hospitality Group.
According to data from the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, the tourist market of Great Britain is one of the most important emissive markets for the tourism industry in Croatia, whilst British tourists are the seventh most numerous guests in the country. Last year they realized 630,000 arrivals (+22%) and 3,3 million (+25%) overnight stays in comparison to 2015. The most visited destinations were Dubrovnik, the Konavle region, Split, Pula and Porec.