64th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe opens
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The 64th meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) started today in Zagreb. During the opening, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković welcomed all participants in the meeting to Croatia, where important decisions for the future of European tourism will be made. He announced the opening of an office of the Croatian Tourist Board in Spain, Madrid, where it is also the seat of the World Tourism Organization, which will enable even better cooperation between Croatia and the World Tourism Organization. The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is being held in Croatia for the second time after we hosted the meeting of the Commission held in Cavtat in 2002, and hosting the 64th meeting of the Commission for Europe in Zagreb is especially important because Croatia currently chairs the said Commission. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli He pointed out that the role of the UNWTO since its inception and even today, to serve as a global forum for tourism policy and other issues related to tourism, and therefore it is extremely important that Croatia, as one of the flagships of tourism in the world, actively pursues a policy of promoting importance. tourism and participates in discussions on challenges and opportunities in tourism together with all partners and members. “Through membership in the UNWTO, we have the opportunity to contribute to the development of responsible, sustainable and universally acceptable tourism in the global context, and holding this meeting in Croatia is another opportunity to present ourselves and continue to strengthen our position on the world stage not only as a destination. but also as a leader in world trends in tourism management and development. “, concluded Minister Cappelli. He also pointed out that Croatia wants to present numerous other treasures from the entire territory of Croatia, ie except on the coast and on the continent, highlighting Plitvice Lakes and Slavonia as examples. Therefore, the next largest tourist gathering, the Days of Croatian Tourism, will be held in Slavonia this autumn, which will include special events in five Slavonian counties in order to achieve a balance between Croatian regions. “In addition to sustainable tourism, we want to find space to strengthen continental tourism and combine everything that Croatia has to offer, a wealth of cultural and natural heritage and a diverse and quality service” said Prime Minister Plenković. Tomorrow, as part of this event, a UNWTO workshop on “Growth, Innovation and Partnership” will be held to discuss key priorities for the development and innovation of European tourism. UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili He said that he was extremely pleased to hold today’s meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, which is already in many ways a model for the rest of the world in terms of tourism. ” “This is my first time in Croatia, but with the hope that I will come more often in the future, I want at least one UNWTO event to take place in this beautiful country, which is already a model for the rest of the world in terms of tourism. Today’s meeting is a great opportunity to work together on solutions and discuss the challenges aheadUNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili stressed. Today’s meeting will discuss, among other things, the implementation of the Work Program for the period 2018-2019 and the proposal for the period 2020-2021, the report of the UNWTO Secretary General and the report related to job creation, education and employment. Namely, the UNWTO declared 2019 a year focused on education, skills and job creation, focusing on the possibilities of creating new jobs in accordance with market needs, strengthening competencies and sustainability of tourist destinations. Then, the meeting will elect representatives to the statutory bodies and bodies to be confirmed in September 2019 at the UNWTO General Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will choose the venue for the 65th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. . Prime Minister Andrej Plenković also emphasized that tourism represents 20 percent of Croatia’s GDP and reminded that last year, with a record tourist season, Croatia generated 12 billion euros in tourism revenues, with almost 20 million arrivals and over 106 million overnight stays. “With continuous investment in the tourism sector, we have raised the level of service, and with the competitiveness of the Croatian coast, in the last few years we have been systematically promoting continental tourism” He said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and added that, in addition to the cities inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, many destinations on the coast have become even more popular, especially due to numerous festivals and other cultural events.