Zagreb: a great destination also for the meeting industry
Zagreb is a destination with an excellent leisure offer, but is also becoming a supreme meetings and event destination for business travelers and the meeting organizers. Businessmen, PCOs, DMCs, event and congress organizers will be amazed.
The Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau promotes the city of Zagreb and its territory on the bleisure market. Thanks to a longstanding experience in the hospitality world, to the quality and variety of services offered and to the richness of its historical and cultural heritage, the Croatian capital is a very interesting destination to discover and rediscover in MICE key, as well. Since 2000, it has been chosen as the setting for important international conferences by associations and multinational companies.
Zagreb Tourist Board and Convention Bureau is a non-profit organization promoting Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, as an ideal destination for meetings, incentives and corporate events. ZCB offer assistance and support to meeting planners and conference organizers in all aspects of their effort to bring business events to Zagreb. Venue finding service, assistance with preparation of bid documents, hosting of familiarization trips and site inspections, suggestions for choice of PCO or DMC, assistance with local transportation and provision of Zagreb promotional materials are free services included in Zagreb Convention Bureau offer. The members of the Convention Bureau are hotels, PCOs, DMCs, historical and modern venues, etc. Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau is a member of ECM and ICCA and regularly represent Zagreb at travel trade and MICE industry shows such as IBTM, IMEX, IMEX America, WTM and ITB, etc. Due to constant improvement of Zagreb meetings industry quality, a growing number of international meetings and events are hosted in Zagreb.
An accessible and developing destination
The city is evolving and improving in every aspect, starting from accessibility: Zagreb airport now boasts international connections to the main destinations. Croatia Airlines has also expanded its range of routes, inaugurating four new routes in 2017 from and to Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Bucharest, and the development plan provides new routes for the end of 2018 in response to the growing demand of business and leisure travelers from all parts of the world. Moreover, from June 2017, Emirates offers daily flights from Zagreb to Dubai, thus enlarging the range of destinations that can be reached and from which you can easily get to the capital.
Zagreb is a human-sized city: easy to discover walking, it’s splitted in two part, the higher and lower city, connected by a funicular and public transports with which you can reach, in a short time, every part of the city .
What's new in 2018
- The offer of hotel facilities in the capital is very wide and varied, able to satisfy every taste and requirement; among the new entries, since January there is also Le Premier hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the city, located in a prestigious historic building of the 1920s.
- At the beginning of 2018, the Zagreb 80's Museum opened in an old building, in the historical part of the city, a few steps from the main tourist sites. The museum was founded with the aim of telling the Eighties in a new and original way, through an interactive path that reconstructs the daily life of the former Yugoslavia.
- For the third consecutive year, Zagreb is confirmed as a favorite Christmas destination for its famous Christmas markets, winning, again this year, the "European Best Christmas Market" award.
Did you know that...
- Esplanade Zagreb Hotel and the Orient Express
In the early decades of 1900, the Orient Express, along its historic Paris - Istanbul route, stopped off in Zagreb. The Esplanade Zagreb Hotel was built in 1925 to accommodate passengers stopping in the city. Hearth of the city and a point of reference for the society of the country, for years, the hotel has hosted important personalities from the artistic, cultural, entrepreneurial and political world, including Josephine Baker, Charles Lindbergh and Orson Welles, just to name a few .. .
- Synchronized with the Gric Cannon
Every day, at noon, the Gric Cannon fires a shot from the Lotrščak tower inviting all the inhabitants of Zagreb to synchronize their clocks. The legend tells that during the period of the Ottoman raids, a cannon shot was fired and reached the Turkish camp beyond the Sava river, hitting a dished cockerel that the cook was bringing to the Pasha... the Turks immediately escaped!
- Zagreb underground tunnels
Zagreb is a mysterious city and hides many secrets, including its underground part. During World War II, a dense network of tunnels was built, a series of linked galleries, of which the most famous today is Gric. The network was closed until the 1990s, when it was reopened to be used as a shelter during the Croatian War of Independence. In 2017, the Gric tunnel was completely renovated and opened to the public, thus becoming a new attraction. This, of course, is not the only tunnel in the capital, many others are just waiting to be discovered.