At the 79th online session, the members of the Tourist Board of the Croatian Tourist Board adopted the Decision on the selection of partners and approval of funds for implementation of marketing cooperation with organizers of international sports events and top Croatian athletes in 2021, which approved the amount of 8 million kuna stupid to implement these collaborations with selected partners. The session was chaired by the Minister of Tourism and Sports and the President of the Croatian National Tourist Board Nikolina Brnjac in the presence of the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.
As he pointed out director Staničić, out of a total of HRK 8 million, the amount of HRK 4,3 million was approved for cooperation with top Croatian athletes and national sports federations, while the amount of HRK 3,7 million was approved for marketing cooperation with organizers of international sports events.
"In addition to maintaining a high level of security, which in these circumstances is a basic prerequisite for the realization of tourist traffic, a very important part in creating content in destinations have quality and attractive events. To this end, funds will be allocated for marketing cooperation with organizers of sports events that bring a large number of competitors and audiences to Croatia, as well as Croatian athletes and sports federations whose successes and performances around the world significantly contribute to the promotion and visibility of Croatia as a tourist country., said director Staničić.
Thus, in the category of athletes and sports federations, cooperation was approved with the Croatian water polo team, Croatian volleyball team, Croatian judo team, brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, brothers Šimo and Mihovil Fantel, Sandra Perković, Tonči Stipanović, Dino Levačić and others. in the category of organizers of international sports events, cooperation approved for ATP Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, CRO Race, Pannonian Challenge, WACT Zagreb 2021. Hanžeković Memorial and Ivan Ivančić Memorial, etc.
“With this Decision, we approved 18 collaborations in the category of organizers of sports events and 12 in the category of top athletes and sports federations. By providing support to sports events, athletes and sports federations, we emphasize their value for the promotion of the Republic of Croatia. Apart from the sporting significance, all these events contribute to the quality and diversity of the tourist offer, while the successes of our athletes are an additional invitation to come to our country. I call on all event organizers to take maximum responsibility and respect epidemiological measures, because a good epidemiological situation is crucial for the further interest of guests and the success of the tourist season. ", Minister Brnjac said.
Let us add that the members of the council also adopted the decision to extend the applications in the category of TOP events Invites to express interest in marketing collaborations with the organizers of TOP events in 2021, which will be open from 7 to 21 July 2021.