Mar 3, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – An Indonesian health official said today that four more people have died of H5N1 avian influenza over the past month, as an Indonesian newspaper reported two more deaths possibly due to the disease.Bayu Krisnamurthi, head of Indonesia’s National Bird Flu Commission, gave few details about the four victims . Two were siblings from the city of Bogor in West Java province, and the two others were women from Bekasi, a suburb of Jakarta, and Surabaya in East Java province, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the cases, the country’s count will rise to 145 cases and 119 deaths. For now, the total stands at 141 cases and 115 deaths.Krisnamurthi said all four of the victims were believed to have had contact with sick poultry. He told Reuters that all four died in February.Mike Coston, who authors the Avian Flu Diaryblog, provided a round-up today of additional details about the four cases, based on information that he and flu reporters at the FluWiki and FluTrackers blog sites have gleaned over the past several weeks from Indonesian media reports and other online sources.He wrote that the siblings from Bogor appear to have been a 30-year-old man and his sister who died in mid January. A third sibling reportedly had a high fever, but refused medical treatment. The woman from Surabaya was most likely an 18-year-old who died at Sutomo Hospital in Surabaya in late January, Coston wrote. He added that five healthcare workers there were reportedly quarantined with severe flulike symptoms, but there was little follow-up news other than that two of them tested negative for the H5N1 virus.Several reports of suspected H5N1 cases have come out of Bekasi over the past 2 months, making it difficult to infer the identity of the Bekasi woman mentioned in Krisnamurthi’s total today, Coston wrote.Indonesia’s last H5N1 cases were reported on Jan 22. One was in a 29-year-old woman from Tangerang district in Banten province who died in mid December, and the other was in a 5-year-old girl from Bekasi who got sick in late December and died on Jan 2.Last June, Indonesia announced that it would no longer provide immediate announcements of individual avian flu deaths, opting instead to give periodic updates.In other developments, the Indonesian Republika newspaper today reported two more H5N1 deaths, both which occurred over the weekend near Jakarta, Reuters reported. The patients were a 5-year-old girl from Depok and an 8-year-old boy from Bekasi. The National Bird Flu Commission said the children’s samples were sent to Jakarta to confirm the cause of death.Indonesia has had more H5N1 cases and deaths than any other nation. The WHO’s current global H5N1 count, which doesn’t yet reflect the four Indonesian case-patients, stands at 409 cases, 256 of them fatal.See also:Mar 3 Avian Flu Diary blog postJan 21 CIDRAP News story “2 Indonesian cases push global H5N1 death toll over 250″WHO global H5N1 case count
Publication of the Ministry of Tourism and the Archaeological Museum “20 top archaeological destinations in Croatia” presented
Croatia needs to promote its historical-cultural-archaeological sites more and better, because it can achieve even better recognition and strengthen tourist traffic, concluded the presentation of the first publication created by the cooperation of the tourism and archeology sector – “20 top archaeological destinations in Croatia”.The publication was published in Croatian and English, in 1.000 copies, in cooperation with the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb and experts, by the Ministry of Tourism at the initiative of Vlasta Klarić and Dora Kušan Špalj, and shows archaeological destinations in the coastal and continental parts of the country. and UNESCO destinations.The publication is presented in the coastal part of Pula, NP Brijuni, Kvarner – Rijeka and Krk and Lošinj and Cres, Zadar, Nin, Solin and Vid, on the continent Krapina, Zagreb-Ščitarjevo (Velika Gorica), Varaždinske Toplice, Sisak, Vinkovci and Vukovar , and among UNESCO destinations Poreč, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. In addition to descriptions and curiosities, they are accompanied by location signs and the possibilities of how to get there, with recommendations for events, travel agencies and cultural institutions where visitors can get more detailed information. “It is a publication in the form of a kind of guide to carefully selected 20 locations, which with their historical-cultural and scientific importance can attract many tourists interested in the cultural offer and because of its attractive potential.”, Said the director of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Sanjin Mihelić, saying that something like this was missing to create a quality partnership of archeology and tourism in which he sees a lot of room for cooperation.www.vucedol.hrAs Danijel Petković, director of the Vinkovci City Museum, points out, the development of cultural tourism in Croatia is one of the priorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia determined by the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020 and the Ministry of Tourism by issuing this publication, recognizing the importance of a focused approach to tourism. in this case, especially the archeological one, it gives an additional impetus and contribution to the recognizability of Croatian destinations. “In accordance with the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020, the publication aims to point out the best archaeological sites open to the public, create an effective tool for business users, travel agencies and tour operators, expand the range of business users of archaeological resources for innovative programs. sustainable tourism in destinations and at archeological sites, expand the time span of visits to destinations, network resources, business and private users, and in addition create an attractive signpost for individual visitors. We are pleased that this publication lists two sites from our county: Vinkovci and Vučedol, thus giving importance to the quality and opportunities for tourism development in our county, which are supported by all local tourist boards, says Petković, adding that for an uninterrupted period of 8 years. In the Vinkovci area, settlements of different inhabitants are inherited, which is why Vinkovci is one of the most important archeological sites in continental Croatia, so Vinkovci can also boast of two eponymous cultures – Sopot and Vinkovci culture. one of the largest hoards of late antique silverware was found in mid-2012. ” Petković points out.By publishing this publication, the Ministry of Tourism, recognizing the importance of a focused approach to the tourist valorization of the best in heritage, in this case especially archeological, gives additional impetus and contribution to the recognizability of Croatian destinations, it was pointed out at the presentation. The publication of the publication was encouraged given that this form of tourism is gaining in importance in the world, and archaeological tourists are generally happy to visit the Mediterranean and other countries that successfully present their heritage.An indicator of interest in the archaeological heritage is the fact that Italy typically records 38 million tourist visitors a year with its archaeological attractions and museums, Turkey approximately 10 million visitors a year, and Greece 14 million visitors to sites and museums. The record in total visits to all cultural institutions is certainly recorded by the United Kingdom with approximately 80 million visitors a year. Croatian localities and museum institutions are visited by a total of about 5 million visitors a year, which is a challenge and a need for stronger affirmation of this strong potential, especially through tourism.You can view and download the publication “20 top archaeological destinations in Croatia” in digital edition in Croatian here, and in English at link
The Crikvenica tourist company Jadran dd continues to raise the quality and improve its tourist offer. By meeting strict criteria, it received a halal quality certificate that adorns their three hotels: Katarina, Omorika and Esplanade, and thus made an important business step into the halal market worth two trillion US dollars.Jadran dd from Crikvenica, a tourist company that owns eight hotels, two campsites and a tourist resort on the Crikvenica Riviera, has met high requirements for implementation and received a halal quality certificate – which guarantees guests Katarina, Omorika and Esplanade accommodation, gastronomy and wellness by strict halal standards. After complying with the sophisticated halal rules on Thursday, September 14 in the congress hall of the Esplanade Hotel, the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Dino Manestro was solemnly presented with a halal quality certificate awarded by the Center for Halal Quality Certification at the Islamic Community in Croatia.This important business step towards the markets of Arab-Islamic countries whose high-paying clientele requires halal services and gastronomy is a consequence of the development and investment cycle that has been intensively implemented in the company Jadran dd since 2014 with the aim of raising the quality of hotel facilities from 2 * to 3 * that is, at 4 *. ‘Raising quality and enriching tourist facilities with halal services and gastronomy is a strategic business move, as it is a market whose global economic scope – according to the world’s leading agency Thomson Reuters – has exceeded the annual value of 3,6 trillion US dollars. Of that, $ 1,66 trillion goes to food, cosmetics and tourism, and the remaining $ 4 trillion goes to the Islamic financial sector. Halal market is definitely confirmed as the fastest growing market in the world where we see our motive and opportunity to position ourselves in this market with our three newly renovated hotels Katarina 4 *, Omorika 4 * and Esplanade 4 * and fight for our share of the cake. In addition to the new challenging market of Arab – Islamic countries, we are focused, of course, on attracting halal clientele from the European Union and our neighborhood. An additional motive of the Management in achieving this goal is to position the newly renovated Hotel Katarina with a new XNUMX-star categorization on the market as a hotel for health tourism ‘, said Dino Manestar, President of the Management Board of Jadran ddDuring the demanding process of obtaining a halal certificate, three hotels from the Crikvenica company Jadran dd had to meet six strict settings necessary for the certification of halal products and services. For halal (permitted) products, it is necessary to control and prevent the risk of their mixing and contact with those who are considered ‘haram’ or illegal in the Islamic world. When it comes to food products, Crikvenica’s Katarina, Esplanade and Omorika hotels have pledged to provide critical control points for ‘haram’ in order to prevent or eliminate the possibility of ’embarrassment’ of halal products. At the same time, this implies supervision that ensures that food is procured exclusively from certified suppliers. The authorized person then checks whether all the required conditions have been met, and only after this check can the food with a visible halal label be stored in a space that must be physically separated from the ‘haram’ of the food.In order to maintain the prestigious halal certificate, an important link in the chain are the chefs and support staff who must take care to use only halal raw materials when preparing meals and not to mix them with illegal (haram) raw materials. It is crucial to thoroughly wash and disinfect utensils and dishes, tools and machines used to prepare halal dishes. Namely, the same utensils and dishes and tools and machines for preparing halal dishes cannot be used for ‘haram’ dishes at the same time. These procedures should be physically or temporally separated to avoid contamination and ‘embarrassment’ of the food. Also, before serving halal dishes (buffet) they must be additionally marked with the halal quality mark and must not be served in the same dish together with other dishes.Hotels that have a halal quality label must also take into account the services they offer to their target clientele. Namely, when preparing accommodation in a hotel room, the direction southeast (direction of rotation during the prayer ceremony) must be marked with a pointing arrow that reads Qibla. A prayer mat (serjada), a prayer book (Quran) and a rosary (tesbih) must be provided in the room, and the exact schedule of daily prayers (vakti) must be ensured.It is extremely important to empty the mini-bar in the room of alcoholic beverages and change the price list of the mini bar in accordance with the changed content. Then, halal-certified personal hygiene products should be provided in the bathroom. Also, paintings with portraits or faces of persons that Islamic believers consider forbidden are not allowed in the room because according to their interpretation they belong to the imitation of God’s creation.The sixth setting necessary to ensure halal quality in the three Crikvenica hotels concerns wellness services that include a swimming pool, spa, beauty salon and gym. Accordingly, wellness centers should provide a separate section for women and men, and if this is not possible it is necessary to provide a different timetable for the use of services for women and men. It is also necessary to follow strict rules that female staff take care of female guests and male staff take care of male guests. In this case, too, the staff in the wellness centers should take care that all cosmetic and other products they use should be halal certified.
Potpisan memorandum o razumijevanju o uspostavi partnerstva za naukovanje u Hrvatskoj – “Partnerstvom do kvalitetnijeg naukovanja”
The Ministry of Tourism reports that yesterday the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli participated in the signing ceremony of the “Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a partnership for apprenticeship in the Republic of Croatia” which formalized the establishment of a partnership for apprenticeship between the signatories: Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship. and Crafts, the Ministry of Science and Education, the Ministry of Labor and Pension System, the Ministry of Tourism, the Agency for Vocational Education, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Crafts.The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts is implementing the Erasmus + project “Join EP4A: European Partnerships for Apprenticeship”, which aims to promote apprenticeships by building partnerships between relevant stakeholders in vocational education and training, and its president, Dragutin Ranogajec The Chamber of Crafts has been taking care of education for crafts for 25 years, together with its craftsmen, with the support of the ministry in charge of crafts.Minister Gari Cappelli emphasized in his address the importance of the apprenticeship partnership for Croatian tourism. “Tourism is a dynamic industry that requires flexibility and rapid adaptation to market changes. That is why this project is extremely important because practical knowledge is a crucial factor for competitiveness in tourism. I believe that through this partnership we will strengthen and more effectively implement work-based learning and strengthen entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial thinking with an emphasis on innovation and thus make a great contribution to the success of Croatian tourism, and thus the entire Croatian economy.Said Cappelli.Photo: MintThe importance of the document, which will give new impetus to cooperation in order to promote the importance of vocational education and training, was recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, which was confirmed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister, Ph.D. Martina Dalić, who announced the amendments to the Law on Crafts that should be in the legislative procedure during the second quarter of this year, and which will be aimed at restoring good but forgotten practices, especially those related to passing exams and supervision of professional classes with craftsmen, ie in the economy.Minister of Science and Education prof.dr.sc. Blaženka Divjak, expressed satisfaction with the signing of the Memorandum and pointed out: “We have launched the long-awaited reform of vocational education. Amendments to the Law on Vocational Education are in the parliamentary procedure, which will provide almost a billion kuna from EU funds for the Centers of Competence. Vocational education reform will provide modern schools and advanced learners and ultimately link education to the labor market.”Minister of Labor and Pension System mr.sc. Marko Pavić, welcomed the signing of the Memorandum, which he sees as a step forward in the direction of harmonizing the education segment with the labor market. “The issue of ensuring a quality and sufficient workforce in the labor market is the biggest challenge for employers in Croatia. The government has provided 2,5 billion kuna for employment programs, of which 1 billion for active employment policy measures. Almost all measures to encourage employment include education, and some are focused on apprenticeships and crafts. This kind of support is a signal that this Government is seriously working on it, and I am sure that we will succeed in that.“, izjavio je.At the end of the meeting, a “Statement of Support to the Apprenticeship Partnership” was signed by representatives of the Croatian Employment Service, vocational schools, the county and employers.
In February 2018, Croatian airports recorded 229 thousand passengers or 13,9% more than in the same month last year, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).The largest passenger traffic was realized by Zagreb Airport, with 170 thousand passengers (increase of 10,0% compared to February 2017), followed by Split Airport with 29 thousand passengers (increase of 28,5% compared to February 2017) and Dubrovnik Airport with 24 thousand passengers (an increase of 6,2% compared to February 2017).The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 61 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 17,7% compared to the same period last year. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in February 2018 was 4, which is an increase of 098% compared to February 2017. </p>
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The Airbus A319 aircraft was solemnly greeted with the traditional “baptism” of water cannons of the fire brigade, while the director of Zadar Airport, Josip Klišmanić, expressed his satisfaction with the established cooperation with Germany.We are very proud of the arrival of a new company in Zadar and a new line to Zurich. It is extremely important that Zadar Airport has a connection to such an important European airport hub as Zurich.Said Klismanic.Germania’s planes will connect Zadar and Zurich three times a week, on Wednesdays and two rotations on Saturdays. On Wednesdays the plane arrives from Zurich at 09:20, and the return is at 10:05, while on Saturdays there are two routes on offer. Arrival from Zurich is at 09:20 and departure at 10:05. The evening plane from Zurich arrives at 20:20 and departs at 21:05.German Finance Director Jörg Adenmatten pointed out that the expansion of the flight network to Croatia is becoming an increasingly important part of Germamia’s strategy. “The establishment of this line is a new and important step in expanding our offer in this beautiful region. There are long ties between Croats and Swiss throughout history. We are proud to be able to offer a direct flight to the large community of Croats in Switzerland, and to the citizens of Switzerland who come in large numbers to Croatia on vacation.”Zadar twice a week connected with FrankfurtAfter Munich, this is the company’s second line to Zadar Airport and the ninth destination of the Lufthansa Group. From today, Zadar will be connected to Frankfurt twice a week by Airbus A319 aircraft, on Saturdays and Sundays.After last year’s record of 589.000 passengers at Zadar Airport, this year is expected to be between 5 and 7 percent higher traffic compared to 2017. This Saturday, May 12.05.2018, XNUMX, the independent airline Germania established a new route to Zadar Airport and connected this part of Croatia with Zurich.
In the period from January to May 2018, 40 foreign cruise ships sailed into Croatian seaports, making 145 cruises. There were 208 thousand passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 308 days.The largest number of trips was made by ships under the flag of Malta (31 voyages) and Italy (30 voyages), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships under the flag of Italy (69 thousand passengers) and Panama (61 thousand passengers).Out of a total of 145 round trips, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (57,2%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (20,7%), which is a total of 77,9%. The remaining 22,1% of trips were made in the following counties: Istria (8,3%), Zadar (7,6%), Šibenik-Knin (4,8%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (1,4%).Source: CBSThe most visited was the port of Dubrovnik, followed by the ports of Split and Zadar The port of Dubrovnik (112 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (62 visits) and Zadar (29 visits).Fewer trips and days of stay of foreign cruise ships, and more passengersIn the period from January to May 2018, the number of trips of foreign ships for cruises decreased by 3,3%, and the total number of days of stay of ships in the same period decreased by 11,2%. In the mentioned period, the number of passengers on these ships increased by 17,0% compared to the same period in 2017.Related news: IN THE PRE-SEASON, MOST ARRIVALS FROM GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SLOVENIA
The goal of this measure is for tourists to bear the high costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water as well as one of the responses to mass tourism that is literally destroying Venice. Also, this measure mostly applies to tourists who come for one day and do not pay the sojourn tax because they do not spend the night, which is most true for guests from cruise ships. The City Council of Venice on Saturday made a decision on charging the entrance to Venice for tourists, for all tourists, both for day tourists and for those who spend the night. By the way, over 30 million tourists visit Venice every year The ticket will cost from 2,50 to 10 euros per person, depending on the travel season and with some exceptions such as a ticket for students, people who travel briefly to Venice, etc.
RELATED NEWS: Šibenik Fortress is also seen as the backbone of the tourism strategy by the Mayor of Šibenik, Željko Burić. “My friend the architect Nikola Bašić once said that Šibenik will experience a tourist renaissance when all our fortresses are connected. It is my dream and I hope that this project, if nothing else, will at least start to be realized in my tenure because it would be something that would forever mark our city. Opening of the Fortress of St. Nicholas is just the wind behind that idea”, Said Buric. The ticket price includes: organized boat transport from the Šibenik waterfront to the fortress through the significant landscape “Kanal-Luka in Šibenik” and contact zone, escort on board and at the fortress, use of multimedia guides with headphones and return to Šibenik according to the established schedule of regular departures from the Šibenik waterfront , every day from Monday to Sunday, as well as visitor insurance. All ships for the Fortress of St. Nikola leaves and returns to the Šibenik waterfront, near the intersection of the Croatian Navy Coast and the Dr. Franjo Tuđman Coast. At the Fortress of St. Nikola, in the last two years, the first phase of the necessary works has been carried out so that the landmark can be put into operation at all and so that its tourist, cultural and economic potential can finally be exploited. In the past three years, about five million kuna has been invested in the reconstruction, of which four million kuna from the budget of Šibenik-Knin County, while the rest was financed by the Ministry of Culture. Works were carried out on cleaning the facility, necessary rehabilitation and safety of visitors. The ship’s pier and ramp at the main entrance have been repaired, security fences have been set up, accumulated waste has been removed and safe and organized access to the site has been provided. The two-hour visit will include an attractive boat ride through the Šibenik Channel and a tour of the fortress accompanied by trained staff and the use of a multimedia guide. The daily maximum capacity of visits is limited due to the limited number of places on board, safety conditions and protection of monuments, but also the quality of the experience of all visitors. This season, it will be possible to visit the fortress only by an official ship departing from Šibenik. “We are happy that the fortress, which really has a special meaning for all of us, will open its doors today to visitors from all over the world. After investing millions of kunas in the most necessary rehabilitation, we realized that we had to design a system of organized visits. This is necessary for the safety of visitors, the protection of cultural monuments and the quality of the experience. And that is our commitment to UNESCO. That is why this year the Fortress will be able to be visited exclusively by an organized boat departing from the Šibenik waterfront. Our concept and guiding thought in the planning, past and future implementation of projects is the integrated management of natural and cultural heritage. At the moment, it is the only system that guarantees the safety of visitors and the preservation of UNESCO monuments. And here we are today – at the opening of the fortress, which will receive its first guests from tomorrow”, Pointed out Anita Babačić Ajduk, director of the Public Institution Nature, which manages the entire fortress renovation project. Šibenik is the fifth city in the world to have two sites inscribed on the UNESCO list of tangible cultural heritage – the fortress of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of St. Jacob. One of the most beautiful Renaissance fortresses in the Mediterranean, protected by UNESCO in 2017, Fortress of St. Nicholas in Šibenik on Saturday (June 15th) opened its doors to all visitors for the first time. “A visit to the Fortress of St. Nicholas designed and organized in this way is a first-class tourist attraction worth every penny. Today, the story sounds almost unreal and unimaginable. Until only ten years ago, this whole area was a symbol of unrealized potentials and a source of frustration. Currently, two projects worth about thirty million kuna are being implemented in this area, which will bring new contents, new infrastructure and new documentation, and which will result in new projects, new investments.”, Pointed out the prefect of Šibenik-Knin County, Goran Pauk. Tickets will be available at the point of sale on the Šibenik waterfront and online at www.kanal-svetog-ante.com. ŠIBENIK ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC TENDER FOR A CABLEWAY THAT WOULD CONNECT ŠIBENIK FORTRESSES
Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism
“Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism. Efforts around the Action Plan for the development of cultural tourism have resulted in the fact that today we have a very rich cultural offer, which is also a quality tourist offer. All world trends are in our favor, our paradigm small is beautiful it works great and is becoming more and more attractive to the sophisticated world market. All stakeholders of domestic cultural tourism are aware of the heritage and space in which they live, they live from culture and therefore want to attract guests who can consume this culture in a suitable and sustainable way.”, She pointed out Suzana Markovic, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Suzana Marković, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce The session also presented the Lazarus project related to the revitalization of Croatian musical heritage, the work program of the Šibenik Fortress of Culture, the Nikola Tesla Network cultural route, the new Medvedgrad Visitor Center, work on preserving the underwater cultural heritage of the Adriatic by the Croatian Chamber of Diving Association. tourist positioning of Atelier Ivan Meštrović. Head of the Sector for Special Forms of Tourism in the Ministry of Tourism, Vesna Rajković, spoke about the implementation of the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism. “More investment is needed in the recognition and promotion of cultural routes in order to attract as many visitors as possible. As far as religious tourism is concerned, it will only come into strategic focus, but in the meantime we must develop guidelines for its development, educate guides for quality guidance on sacred facilities to be opened to tourists, discuss sustainable ways of financing these facilities and support religious events. tourism “, said Rajković, adding that one of the priorities will be a stronger involvement of creative and cultural industries in the ministry’s programs. “Today we had a meeting in the ministry on the topic of film tourism, it is a very interesting branch according to which we have been institutionally restrained so far, but it is becoming more and more recognizable in the world and brings concrete benefits to the local population.”, Concluded Rajković. Irena Kregar Šegota, Director of Partnership and Communications TD Rijeka 2020 presented in more detail the plans related to the project Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020. „This project is important for the whole country, not just for Rijeka. Our tourism has grown significantly and there is great interest in everything that is happening in the city. We will measure the effects of the project until 2025, although they are already visible now. We will address topics that are relevant to Europe, and there are three main ones: water, labor and migration. You know that we have problems with water, work occupies us from the aspect of modern shifts and trends, and we have been known for migrations for a long time because we are a port city. The program will have seven directions that are our narrative framework, and within them our guests will be able to enjoy art, gastronomy, city history, programs for the youngest, but also numerous concerts and parties.”, Explained Kregar Šegota. Yesterday, a session of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, at which projects and examples of good practice of cultural tourism in the public and private sector were presented. By the way, the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2004, and its goal is the development of continental areas of Croatia as a year-round quality and attractive destination, but also the development of new views and new coastal facilities. One of the main successes of the Community is the Museum Night initiative, which is still, years later, one of the most successful cultural projects.