With the aim of promoting the Warsaw-Zadar flight, the Polish national carrier LOT together with the Croatian National Tourist Board, that is the CNTB Representative office in Poland, the Zadar County and Zadar Tourist Boards and Zadar Airport, organized the arrival of 180 guests and representatives of the Polish tourism sector to Croatia. Among the passengers on the flight were the representatives of 17 Polish airports, the most important Polish tour operators and agencies, and 22 journalists from top Polish media, who will be in Zadar and Zadar County on May 28th and 29th.
"The Polish market is a top five market for Croatia, and this visit of influential Polish guests to the Zadar County will further strengthen the tourist ties between our two countries. LOT has announced eight flights from Poland to five Croatian airports this season, so I believe that in the coming period we can expect very good numbers from Poland, especially in Dalmatian counties that Poles traditionally prefer, "said the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić upon the arrival of the Polish tourist delegation.
Visitors to Zadar County included, the President of the Management Board of LOT Rafał Milczarski, a Member of the Management Board of LOT Michał Fijoł and the President of the European Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA) and the Polish Chamber of Tourism Paweł Niewiadomski. In addition to Director Staničić, the guests were welcomed at Zadar Airport by the Director of Zadar Airport Josip Klišmanić, the Mayor of Zadar Branko Dukić, the County Prefect of Zadar Božidar Longin and Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Monika Udovičić.
After greeting the guests and expressing gratitude for such a warm welcome, the LOT’s Board President Mr. Milczarski emphasized that their passengers fly safely within Poland, but also around the world. "We who flew here to Zadar, on this special flight, want to show everyone that Croatia is open and that we believe that Croatia is a safe destination," said Milczarski, adding that he will personally spend this summer with his family in Croatia.
"According to the latest research, 79 percent of Poles want to travel to Croatia, which, you will agree, are great results. With more and more good flight routes, a large number of charter flights and standard car traffic, we can expect a really large number of Poles in Croatia this year", said ECTAA President Niewiadomski.
Let us add that all participants of the trip will be divided into six groups that will individually visit Pag, Vrana Lake and Pakoštane, the island of Ugljan, Starigrad - Paklenica, Biograd, Nin and Zadar. In addition to the natural beauty of the destinations, participants will be introduced to the traditions of Pag lace and salt, the eno-gastronomic offer and numerous cultural and historical sites from the Zadar County.
"I am very happy that the Zadar County will be able to present all its beauties to the Polish tourism sector and journalists on this occasion. I sincerely hope that this visit will contribute to the development of tourism and good relations between the tourism industry of our countries, "said the director of the CNTB Representative office in Poland Agnieszka Puszczewicz, thanking everyone who helped in the execution of this project.