Croatian tourism, products to be presented in Budapest next week

ZAGREB, 19.5.2017.

A promotional sale of Croatian products will be held in Budapest on May 23-25 as part of "Croatian Market", an event launched by the Croatian Tourism Ministry, the Croatian Tourist Board's Hungarian office, and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK).

The three-day event will be held at Nagy Vásásrcsarnok, Europe's most beautiful marketplace, showcasing Croatia's culture, gastronomy, tourism and typical products ahead of the summer tourism season, Croatia's Agriculture and Tourism Ministries and the HGK said on Wednesday.

"Croatian Market" will be opened by Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic and Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli. On the second day, the "Breakfast from Croatian Farms" event will be held.

"Tourism is a horizontal activity and achieving our full tourism potential depends on other sectors too," Cappelli said, underlining the importance of linking products and stimulating cooperation between all participants in the sector and other industries.

HGK vice president Josip Zaher said the HGK would bring about 30 Croatian companies to the event in Budapest, including those whose products bear the "Originally Croatian" and "Croatian Quality" labels.

Tolusic said the months-long "Breakfast from Croatian Farms" campaign, aimed at promoting and stimulating the consumption of domestic products, had resulted in a fall in imports of milk, poultry meat, frozen pork, cheeses and eggs.

He said Croatia imported large quantities of food despite its high production potential. "Let's turn this negative trend around together and transform Croatia into a country producing enough food not only for its own population but for exports too."