English





The Government of the Republic of Croatia to host the 100th Session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization in Rovinj, Croatia

ZAGREB, 23.12.2014.

The Government of the Republic of Croatia confirmed the decision of the Ministry of Tourism granting the approval to host the 100th Session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to be held in Rovinj from 27th to 29th May, 2015. Upon this decision, the Organisational Committee for the Preparation of the Session will be established gathering the representatives of all relevant ministries, tourist boards and cities in Istria, airports and public institutions. UNWTO is the specialized of the United Nations for tourism.

Rovinj was chosen as a venue of the 100th jubilee session by the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at its meeting held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in June 2014 which was also attended by the delegation from the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia led by Minister Darko Lorencin. Croatia contended to host the 100th jubilee session with Egypt and Jamaica.

It is an immense honour and privilege for Croatia to host the 100th jubilee session as well as the acknowledgement of its participation in the work of the World Tourism Organisation and the conformation of the reputation our country enjoys in this umbrella tourism organisation. I believe we shall justify the outspoken confidence in May of the next year and Croatia will be chartered in the itinerary of the top-notch tourism professionals and experts from all over the world, Minister Darko Lorencin accentuated and added that the relevant session would be the opportunity to present Croatia also as a high-end destination for congress tourism.

We are very happy to count on the excellent support of the government of Croatia to host this landmark session of the UNWTO Executive Council, said Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General. Croatia is a leader in tourism development and we look forward for a very enriching meeting.

The session will assemble around 300 participants representing, Ministries of Tourism from around the world. Along with the working sessions which will last for two days, May 28th to 29th, rich programme is envisaged to present and promote the wealth and authenticity of Croatia’s and Istrian’s tourism offer. For more information on UNWTO.

  Print