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February 02, 2009

No-Cost Tourism Promotion Opportunity Croatia International Tourism Fair

Interested in attracting foreign tourism and bringing U.S. dollars to your city and state? The U.S. Commercial Service in Croatia is offering a no-cost intensive promotional campaign for U.S. destinations at the CROTOUR International Tourism Fair, the premier travel and tourism show, held in Zagreb, Croatia.

Attracting foreign visitors increases business income, creates jobs, and maintains tax revenues in these tough economic times. U.S. Commercial Service Croatia is organizing a U.S. Pavilion to highlight U.S. destinations, and will showcase and distribute promotional literature on your behalf. This is a unique opportunity to reach travelers throughout the growing South East European market and expand your destinationís exposure in a cost-effective, highly-targeted manner.

Through "virtual participation" in this campaign, you will receive:

  1. No-cost promotion at the U.S. Pavilion at the CROTOUR International Tourism Fair, the premier travel and tourism show that attracts regional tour suppliers, held April 1-5, 2009;
  2. Press releases on U.S. destinations sent to daily newspapers, magazines and other publications;
  3. Publicity in travel industry newsletters and publications on U.S. destinations; and
  4. Exposure at the U.S. Embassy where visa applications are made.
  5. For a fee, Commercial Service can also develop a separate, specific Single Company Promotion for your destination, targeting audiences built to your specifications. For more information on this opportunity, please contact us.

Please register today at http://www.buyusa.gov/croatia/en/crotourregistration.html

Space is limited, so donít miss this no-cost opportunity to identify new, developing markets and promote your destination overseas! To participate, you will need to send 250 promotional packets and 25 press kits (optional) with photo CDs to share with interested journalists. We also welcome promotional DVDs, giveaways and destination posters. Materials are due by February 15, 2009.

For additional information:

Please visit the CroTour website at: http://www.zv.hr/sajmovi/147/index_en.html or contact Travel & Tourism Specialist Ms.Dalila Uzelac at Dalila.Uzelac@mail.doc.gov or Senior Commercial Officer Ms. Pamela Ward at Pamela.Ward@mail.doc.gov. To exhibit in your own booth at CroTour, please contact Project Manager Ms. Vlatka Bosancic at e-mail VBOSANCIC@zv.hr.