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A Taste of the Village

New walking tour helps Croatian villagers benefit from tourism

tourists eating tapas in IgraneRestaurant owners in Igrane and Zivogosce villages are gaining greater benefits from the Karisma-owned Sensimar hotels on their doorsteps thanks to a new ‘Taste of the village’ tour.

The itinerary was designed following research into hotel guests’ expectations and personal preferences. It gives tourists the opportunity to experience Croatian culture, and to contribute to the local community along the way.

With so many restaurants keen to participate, the first visitors on these tours were somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of food! They enjoyed treats including Dalmatian cured ham and Pag cheese on toasted bread.

TUI Destination Services have also changed their welcome meeting script to promote the excursion and include information about food and wine in the local villages.

So far, the feedback from small business owners is overwhelmingly positive. The excursion will create better relationships between the hotels and local people, and attract more tourists to the restaurants and bars.

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