10 May saw the yearly Zadar tourism promotion event in at the Tottenham Hotspur football ground in London. The event, run by the Croatian National Tourist Office and the Zadar Tourist Board showed off the town to assorted media people. Tottenham Hotspur player Luka Modric was in attendance, and the CBR editor managed to meet him.
Zadar does not have the prominence other Croatian cities such as Dubrovnik and Split and so its good that the town takes matters into its own hands and promotes its magnificent historic parts such as the splendid St.Donat’s church. There are modern delights as well like the sea organ. And for the younger crowd there is the Garden Festival music event.
We certainly recommend a visit. And we do suggest that other areas of Croatia perhaps demonstrate what they have to offer. The island of Vis could do attract people interested in military history with its 18th century British forts, World War 2 Tito era history, as well as its communist era installations. Even Vukovar could attract visitors due to its more recent, sad, history – the town is certainly keen to welcome such visitors. Further, places like Zagreb could promote more its city break value all year around.
There are many parts of Croatia that could see an increase in tourism – adding to the country’s overall tourist revenue.