Udaan to promote Croatia
Providing more choice to Indians, Udaan India will promote Croatia. Rajan Dua, MD, Udaan India says they’ll promote the destination primarily among MICE and FIT passengers.
So far, Indians coming to Croatia have just been coming through an arrangement with neighbouring countries like Italy, Austria and Hungary, but now the time has come that Croatia becomes a destination for Indians. This statement by Amir Muharemi, Ambassador of The Republic of Croatia to India, set the tone for the launch of Namaste Croatia, an initiative by Udaan India, in association with Uniline to promote Croatia in India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Talking about Croatia’s potential as a tourist destination and the India market, Muharemi said, “Croatia is a country that caters to tourists and we welcome Indians to Croatia. We have very long coasts, Croatia is famous for 1,247 islands, so as a tourist destination it is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with tourists, tradition and capacity. Whoever comes from India falls in love with Croatia. Unfortunately, so far we have not put in so much effort, we haven't worked with tour agents and did not have organised travel from India. But now we intend to make efforts to bring Indian tourists in an organised way.”
Even before the launch, Udaan India has started getting queries for Croatia and Rajan Dua, MD, Udaan India, is happy with this positive response. He said, “Our key players are MICE and FIT passengers. There is a lot of untapped potential, as Indians are always looking to discover a new destination. The countries that have become popular among Indian holidayers in the last 5-6 years are destinations that weren't promoted in India. Croatia’s advantage is that it is in Europe and because of this also bookings will pick up. Also, it is a very safe destination, the people are warm, the infrastructure is superb, the heritage culture what they have maintained is also very good. I don’t think the country lacks anything.”
Talking about visa issues, he said, “Schengen visa is valid for Croatia which is now a part of the European Union. In the next 6-7 months time, they will be a part of Schengen, people who don't have a Schengen visa can apply for a visa in the embassy of Croatia in Delhi, they also have an honorary consul in Mumbai.”
Schengen visa is valid for Croatia which is now a part of the European Union. In the next 6-7 months time, they will be a part of Schengen, people who don't have a Schengen visa can apply