The new president of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was elected at the election session held on February 28 in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Suzana Markovic, director of marketing and sales of Ban tours from Zagreb, and they were elected vice presidents Josipa Kovačić, from the Illyricum agency from Split and Renata Nevidal, from the company Globtour Event from Zagreb. She has been appointed Business Secretary of the Community Saša Zrnić from the Sector for Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.”I consider the community of cultural tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce extremely important for all of us who are in this industry, especially for travel agencies that organize trips for which culture is a significant content in the products they sell. I will advocate for the promotion of cultural content through adequate tourism products designed in cooperation between the private sector and cultural institutions and establishments. The ultimate goal is for the agencies to attract as many cultural tourists as possible to Croatia, who will know how to appreciate and be able to properly consume the rich cultural heritage of Croatia. Through the HGK Community platform, we will continue to cooperate even more intensively on this issue with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture. “, pointed out Suzana Markovic.Presenting the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism Vesna Rajković from the Ministry of Tourism pointed out the establishment of an inter-ministerial Working Group for the implementation of the Action Plan. “We need to do much more to facilitate the sale of cultural tourism products and speed up procedures in this area,” said Rajkovic, adding that the Action Plan and the Working Group seeks to achieve joint action of all stakeholders in cultural tourism, achieving strategic goals related to infrastructure. product packages, marketing, partnership and education in this activity.”The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, declared by the European Commission under the slogan “Our Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future”, includes an initiative at European, national and local level, and a synergy of all European initiatives in the field of culture is expected. One of the initiatives within the announced year is the Tourism and Heritage initiative”, Said Anuška Deranja Crnokić from the Ministry of Culture, presenting the European Year of Cultural Heritage, within which the Ministry of Culture will organize about twenty events at the national level and activities included in the European Heritage Days program.