Croatian National Tourist Board this year as well presents the Croatian tourist offer at fair ITB Asia 2019., the leading tourism fair for the Asia-Pacific tourism industry, which brings together international exhibitors from the MICE, leisure and corporate tourism segment and takes place in Singapore from 16 to 18 October. As they point out from the CNTB, as part of the first day of the fair, were held meetings with Christian Brumby, Director of International Partnerships OTT a globally renowned online travel platform for learning about tourist destinations that is the primary source of knowledge for travel professionals around the world. The meeting was also held with Gianluigiem Bazziniem, commercial manager Skyscanner, one of the world’s most famous tourist search engines for flights, accommodation, car rental, travel agencies, which has over 100 million individual visits per month. Possibilities for future joint cooperation were discussed, as Skyscanner has been part of Ctrip, the largest agency in China and the second largest travel agency in the world, since 2016. “Participation in ITB Asia 2019 is a continuation of CNTB activities aimed at a very important Asian market, given that Asian tourists mostly travel in the pre- and post-season periods and have a great influence on the further affirmation of Croatia as a year-round tourist destination. This year’s focus is on presenting the entire Croatian tourist offer in distant markets such as Australia, the USA, China, South Korea and Singapore, because our goal is to reduce the dependence of Croatian tourism on traditional European markets.“Pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić and added that the major tour operators Holiday Tours & Travel Singapore, Pacific Leisure Group, Globe Travels and C&D Global Tourism Group, Inspiring Vacations, and Wings Away Travel have already confirmed increased interest in Croatia in 2020. Tourists from Asia on average opt for two to three overseas trips a year, in addition to one long haul a journey lasting 10 to 21 days. Most people come to Croatia in June, and their favorite destinations are Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split. So far this year, the Asian market has achieved a growth of 10 percent in arrivals and overnight stays compared to the same period last year. This year, ITB Asia has attracted over 1300 exhibitors from 127 countries, the fair will be visited by over 13.000 tourism professionals, and participants can choose from 200 lectures with over 260 renowned speakers. With a primary focus on new travel trends for next year, this year’s conference lectures bring a range of topics from corporate travel, Chinese travelers ’preferences, destination marketing, sustainable destination development and halal tourism to innovative travel technology solutions.