Croatian offer of health tourism at EXPO 2020 Dubai

As part of the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai, a specialized business workshop "Full of well being" on the topic of health tourism was held in the Croatian pavilion



2. February 2022.

As part of the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai, a specialized business workshop was held in the Croatian pavilion "Full of well being" on the topic of health tourism. This is a workshop organized by the Croatian Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and with the support of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of the week "Health & Wellness". 

"Health tourism is a product that has a strong resource base and rich tradition in Croatia, and this specialized business workshop was a unique opportunity to further strengthen the demand for health tourism services. Namely, Croatian businesses presented their health tourism offer, exchanged experiences and agreed on future cooperation with almost 50 partners from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Russia and India.In addition to new business cooperation and projects, we expect that our country's participation in the EXPO in Dubai will have a positive impact on economy ", said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the supply of health tourism in the global context is recording a continuous increase in demand.

The workshop was attended by about 15 of the most important Croatian representatives of health tourism providers, top experts in various fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and spa and wellness industry. Holders of international certificates, winners of prestigious awards and leading Croatian entities in the implementation of certain medical procedures presented their offer.

"Croatian business entities in the segment of health tourism at the world's largest exhibition EXPO 2020 in Dubai presented their services to potential partners and colleagues from the international environment and also presented the benefits that Croatia offers to tourists when it comes to health and wellness tourism. Health tourism is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism in the world and one of the leading motives for tourist travel in the last decade. Given all the predispositions, but also the funds available, in the period ahead, we want to further strengthen health tourism, brand stronger and position Croatia as a health destination. ", said State Secretary Tonči Glavina.

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After the workshop and the end of the official, participants had the opportunity for additional informal socializing and conversations in the exhibition area of ​​the Croatian pavilion where they got acquainted with the beauties of Croatia, visited the first Croatian serial electric hypercar Rimac Never and Experience tunnel representing great Croatian minds and athletes. they also got acquainted with the offer of Croatian health tourism through promotional films of wellness, medical and health tourism. 

Let us add that the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai is one of the largest global, non-commercial events of economic and cultural significance. 192 countries are taking part in the exhibition, which is a unique opportunity for the Republic of Croatia to present the country's overall offer to a multimillion-dollar audience, ie numerous businessmen, investors, international institutions, the diplomatic corps and others. During the exhibition, which will be open until March 31 this year, there will be numerous business meetings, events, diplomatic meetings, exhibitions and more.

Photos: Croatian National Tourist Board


2. February 2022.