As part of the Chinese delegation's multi-day stay on the occasion of the China + 16 summit, Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Lu Shugang and Croatian Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli signed a "Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Special Forms of Tourism". After the signing of the Memorandum, at a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Tourism, it was concluded that this, but also every next, year of tourism in China and Croatia, reports the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia.
"We have once again confirmed the good cooperation, and Minister Shugang invited us to China this fall to be special guests of the International Tourism Fair, which is attended by representatives of 100 countries.", Said Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli and stressed that the signing of the Memorandum clearly shows interest and a sign that both China and Croatia recognize potential cooperation, which is also the foundation on which to build future concrete activities in tourism. This is supported by the activities prepared and agreed as part of the celebration of 2019 as the "Year of Culture and Tourism of Croatia and China".
"We will work together to promote cooperation between our countries, strive to establish stronger transport links and exchange experiences in the field of special forms of tourism. In addition, Chinese investors are interested in investing, especially in health tourism", Cappelli pointed out and added that the Chinese market is extremely important because it is about tourists who are not motivated by holiday tourism, but by the cultural offer, gastro-eno and other special forms of tourism.
Recall, Chinese tourists in 2018 realized 234.111 arrivals and 344.083 overnight stays, or 46 percent more arrivals and 45 percent more overnight stays compared to 2017.