The 17th Croatian Camping Congress, held at the scenic Hotel Olympia in Vodice, begins today, November 14 until 16, Thursday, marking a significant milestone in the outdoor holiday industry.
The event commenced with the arrival of participants and registration, accompanied by a welcome coffee and an exhibition of mobile homes and camping equipment, setting the tone for an engaging and informative event.
Organized by the Croatian Camping Association (CCA), the congress attracted a wide array of attendees. The first day includes a CCA Executive Committee meeting and a Regular Assembly of CCA members, fostering a sense of community and collaboration among the participants.
As per the event’s website, the congress’s agenda was packed with conferences and round tables, delving into pressing issues like climate change, artificial intelligence, and innovative housing designs. The opening speeches on the second day set the stage for in-depth discussions on these critical topics.
A highlight coming for the event is the roundtable on the current state and future trends in Mediterranean camping, offering insights into the region’s development. Another roundtable focused on mastering the camping markets of Poland and the Czech Republic, reflecting the congress’s international scope.
Keynote speeches cover topics like the Law on Tourism and the impact of climate change on campsites. The importance of international OTA channels for the camping business and the new classification and price trends by ADAC were also discussed, providing a comprehensive view of the industry’s landscape.
The exhibition area will showcase the latest in mobile homes, glamping tents, and camping equipment. The event also honored the best in the industry with awards like Naj Kamp Adria 2023 and Croatia’s Best Campsites & OK Mini Camps 2024, recognizing excellence and innovation in camping.
The congress’s application process was designed to be inclusive, welcoming participants from various sectors of the camping industry. The registration fee included access to all key events and discussions, ensuring that attendees could fully engage with the congress’s rich program.
Participants had the option to stay at the Hotels Olympia & Olympia Sky, which offered special rates for the event. These accommodations were not just about comfort; they were about experiencing the hospitality of Vodice, a town that perfectly blends the charm of the Croatian coast with modern amenities.
The congress’s schedule was meticulously planned, offering a balanced mix of professional discussions, networking opportunities, and social events. This structure fostered an environment where ideas could be exchanged freely, and lasting connections could be made, further strengthening the camping community.
The congress’s discussions and outcomes are set to have a lasting impact on the camping industry. By addressing current challenges and exploring future opportunities, the event played a crucial role in shaping the direction of the camping sector, both in Croatia and internationally.