The International Association of Tourism is planning to open its Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia tours to South of the Sfax River, after the region’s tourism and tourism industry had seen its share of economic challenges in recent years.
According to the association, the project will take advantage of the region´s natural resources, which offer attractive destinations for tourists and a rich cultural experience.
The project, which will open for business in 2017, will also have a “major impact on the tourism sector”, which is already under pressure from the financial crisis, according to the Association.
Croatia and Serbia are the most visited countries in Europe and the two countries are also part of the EU.
They are part of a bloc that includes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegros and Macedonia.
Croatia has seen a series of major economic downturns since the Balkan conflict, as well as the Eurozone crisis.
The Association said the project is one of the largest tourism projects in Europe.
“The Croatian project will bring a major boost to the economy of the South of Serbia and Montenegro,” said Ante Cibisic, head of the Croatian Association of International Tourism, the body responsible for tourism development.
The project, a collaboration between Croatia and the Balkana Regional Development Agency, will be based in the city of Tuzla, close to the border with Serbia and the Black Sea.
The association said the first tours will be launched in 2017.