In addition to its standard tourism offer, Central Dalmatia is becoming increasingly important as a conference and trade fair destination. With several quality hotels appearing in Split and elsewhere in the region in recent years, the ability of the region to host major events is increasing year by year.
Next week sees the start of the 18th GAST international food and beverage fair in Split. It is an extremely popular event, both for the visiting public and businesses in the hospitality industry. In the words of the official website (please click here for more details):
Split,March 6th-10th, 2013.
The most significant gastro event in Croatia!
18th International Food fair
18th International Beverages fair
18th International Hotel and hospitality equipment fair
18th DIONIZIJANA – Wine fair
8th Coffee fair
8th FURNITURA - Furniture fair
7th SATURN - Tourism fair
6th GAST AROUND THE WORLD
GAST fair is a meeting point of numerous food, beverages, hotel and hospitality equipment producers and merchants, and it is recognized as a key spot of touristic season logistical contracting. This manifestation has a yearly growth trend of 35% for all elements included - the exhibition area, number of exhibitors and the number of visitors, as well as the number of contracts, which is an extreme rarity in Croatian fair industry.
Please find below a report from last year's fair, where there was a seminar on eco-ethno tourism in Dalmatia, including a presentation from current Central Dalmatia Tourist Board director Joško Stella.