The Croatian National Tourist Board presented itself at the business fair for the first time OTM in the Indian city of Mumbai, otherwise the largest tourism fair in the Asia-Pacific region.And as they point out from the CNTB, the organizer of the fair recognized the positive marketing step of Croatia in the large Indian market by awarding Croatia an award in the category “Most promising new destination”, ie recognition for the most attractive new destination. In addition to business people and representatives of tour operators working on the Indian subcontinent, the Croatian stand was also visited by the Minister of Tourism of India. Jaykumar Rawal, who spoke with representatives of the Croatian tourism sector at the fair.The OTM fair is a great opportunity to meet and build long-term business relationships. The fair was attended by 1.300 exhibitors from 60 countries, and in addition to the Croatian Tourist Board, the tourist boards of the City of Zagreb, Dubrovnik-Neretva and Zadar counties also presented their offer. From the Indian market in 2017, more than 56.000 arrivals and 128.000 overnight stays were realized, which compared to 2016 represents a high double-digit increase of 65% in arrivals and 60% in overnight stays.Promotion of the Croatian Tourist Board at the BOOT nautical fair in DusseldorfThe Croatian National Tourist Board is once again participating in an important nautical fair this year BOOT, which takes place in Düsseldorf from 20 to 28 January. The fair was also visited by the director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić, who met with representatives of the German Sailors’ Association and influential representatives of the German media specializing in nautical, which further explained the increase in sojourn tax for boaters for 2018.The importance of nautical, as an integral part of the overall Croatian tourist offer, was emphasized by director Staničić. “Appearance at the BOOT fair in Düsseldorf represents an excellent opportunity for additional positioning of the Croatian nautical offer in this, for us, very important market. Namely, in 2017, more than 470.000 arrivals and more than 3 million overnight stays were realized in the nautical charter in Croatia, which represents an increase in arrivals and overnight stays of 15 percent. It was from the German market that the largest tourist turnover was achieved in this segment, ie 76.000 arrivals and 569.000 overnight stays, which also represents an increase of 15 percent compared to 2016.” said director Staničić and added that this year he expects the continuation of positive trends from the German market and even better positioning of Croatia as an attractive nautical destination.The Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and ACI, organized a business gathering for partners with the Croatian eno gastro offer as part of the Croatian stand. In addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board as the main exhibitor, as part of the Croatian stand, five co-exhibitors presented their offer at the BOOT fair: Angelina Yachtcharter, Burin Yacht Charter, Croatia Yachting, Marina Muroskva and The Yachting Club.