Danijel Marušić, Brod-Posavina County: Tourist results are getting better, we offer guests an authentic experience

Attractive and pleasant to live in, that's how prefect Danijel Marušić sees Brod-Posavina County, which is increasingly being discovered by domestic and foreign guests. The trend of tourist growth present for the last year and a half, ...
Brod-Posavina County
Photo: Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board

Attractive and pleasant to live, so prefect Danijel Marušić vidi Brod-Posavina County which is increasingly being discovered by domestic and foreign guests.

The trend of tourist growth present for the last year and a half has been briefly stopped by the pandemic, but optimism returns this spring when Brod-Posavina County hosted the International Kayak Canoe Regatta and the Croatian Supersprint Duathlon Championship.

Thanks to these and similar events in the first days of May, the number of overnight stays increased by 236,30 percent, and the number of arrivals by as much as 480 percent compared to the same period last year. Although special measures due to the pandemic and Covid 19 are still in force in some form, we are still supported by the fact that this year there are no barriers in terms of banning traffic between counties within Croatia as it was last year.

"It is evident that quality sports and tourist events generate good tourist results. We hope that the epidemiological situation will improve with warmer weather and that we will realize most of the events and fairs starting from June until the end of the year. The Tourist Board of Brod-Posavina County has just announced Internal call for event grants and posted it on website. Also, the Tourist Board of Brod-Posavina County will announce and promote all major events and fairs that are the motive for the arrival of visitors to our County in national and local media and through social networks., points out the prefect Marušić.

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Photo: Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board

The county is continuously investing in the development of tourist facilities, products and infrastructure, so the project was announced at the beginning of the week Natural and cultural resources in the function of tourism which in an innovative way combines tourism, culture, education and environmental protection.

The project puts protected areas along the Sava River into a tourist function. Due to their authenticity and ecological preservation, they are extremely interesting to modern tourists who spend more and more time in nature. 

"We are in the phase of drafting project-technical documentation for three locations: Cultural and educational zone for children and youth "Šištat", Visitor Center "Prašnik" and Info Center "Dvorina". The project, worth about 6,5 million kuna, is co-financed with more than 5,5 million kuna from the European Regional Development Fund. The holder of the project is the Brod-Posavina County, and the partners are the Public Institution "Natura Slavonica", the Municipality of Sibinj and the Municipality of Klakar. By the end of November 2023, the protected areas of Prašnik and Gajna will receive tourist infrastructure, and more than 18 hectares of the former military-warehouse complex in Gromačnik will become a cultural-tourist-educational center. ", says the prefect.

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Photo: Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board

He adds that Brod-Posavina County can very well meet the demands of tourists in search of authentic, indigenous and green oases. This can be seen from the increase in overnight stays on farms, family farms and ranches, where in May there was an increase in overnight stays of as much as 303,85 percent compared to the same period in 2020. "There is great potential in this segment of our offer. ”, concludes the prefect.

From the walls of old Cernik, to the border balconies along the Sava, from one rural household, ranch or holiday home to another, Slavonian Posavina is an ideal destination for all those who want to charge their batteries in a different way.

Vrodsko Posavska County invites you to discover its hidden corners, away from the stress and bustle of the asphalt. Beautiful nature, rich table, hosts for whom hospitality is a way of life and tradition, are a combination that make this area worth not only stopping by, but also staying. The gentle landscapes of the Posavina lowlands and Slavonian hills are an ideal scenography for a vacation.

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