The conference will be held on a slightly smaller scale, in order to comply with all measures of the national headquarters and maintain the safety of visitors and hosts. About 150 American agents and advisers are expected, which is an extremely great success in the current crisis and restrictions on flights from the United States to Croatia. At the meeting attended by the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, ASTA, Amcro Travel, Hotel Valamar Lacroma, Elite Travel and HIT Dalmatia agreed that the ASTA conference is the most important step for tourism due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. the same optimistic and strong message to the entire travel industry. ASTA is the largest association of travel agents in the world with over 12 travel agents in the United States alone, and have a major impact on travel trends. ASTA “Destination Expo” is a conference held once a year outside the United States with the aim of promoting the host country, and this year it is Croatia. By the way, Croatia was declared at the annual ASTA Global Live convention “International destination of the year 2020.“. This is a prestigious award given by the Association of American Tourism Experts ASTA, which is invaluable for the promotion of Croatia. Great news from Dubrovnik. The holding of the conference “ASTA DESTINATION EXPO 2020” has been confirmed, in the previously agreed date, from 3 to 6 December 2020, at the Valamar Lacroma Hotel. Croatian travel agencies, hotels and other tourism service providers have expressed great interest in exhibiting at Trade shows and B2B meetings as part of the ASTA conference, and US agents will stay in Croatia for an average of 7-10 days, traveling through other parts of our country. countries before and after the conference. Find out more about the ASTA conference HERE The American market is the second most important emitting market for Dubrovnik after the British market, and last year 159 American tourists stayed in Dubrovnik (146% more than in 16), and 2018 overnight stays were realized (442% more than in 256). The “ASTA DESTINATION EXPO 2020” conference is a unique opportunity to promote Dubrovnik and Croatia, and hosting about 150 American tourism experts in Dubrovnik, who will negotiate deals directly with Croatian tourism service providers at B2B meetings, will surely make this conference the most important tourist destination. event for Croatian tourism in 2020.