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OVERLOOKED DESTINATION

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

To most people, the extreme north-eastern part of Croatia is the most marginal, border, multi-faith, multicultural and the most poorly known region. Its character is carved by the Drava and Danube rivers along with its symbolic, functional and aesthetic value. Its self-image is one of isolation and the feeling of living on a desert island of convention tourism, in which only a small number of meeting planners and organisers are interested. Because of its geographic position, it is economically and politically far from the capital and as a consequence also undeveloped as a convention destination. The focus of the problem is a stereotypical feeling of neglect. Overlooking this, Osijek is one of the freshest and most sustainable Croatian meetings destinations with no real competition in the region.

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MTLG INDEX / 2020 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 700
  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 8
  • Banquet hall maximum capacity: 300
  • The largest hall in the city (in m2): 480 m2
  • Destination population: 108,048
  • Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 450
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2020

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings1,25
ACI Airport Connectivity Index1,96
Numbeo Quality of Life Index3,67
Numbeo Safety Index4,59
Index Banquet/Theatre150,00
Index Hotel Rooms/Theatre64,29

MTLG CATEGORY

S MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host up to 500 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

OSIJEK INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2020 
Natural and cultural factors:4.39
General and transport infrastructure:4.27
Tourist infrastructure:4.43
Meeting infrastructure:4.00
Subjective grade:4.45
Marketing Buzz:3.70
ICCA index:1.25
Numbeo quality of life Index:3.67
Numbeo Safety Index:4.59
ACI Airport Connectivity Index1.96
DESTINATION MARK:3.67
SOURCEKONGRES MAGAZINE
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A long-time meetings industry addict, Gorazd is the Founder and owner of marketing and event agency Toleranca Marketing. He has many years of experience in planning, preparing and carrying out large international meetings and exhibitions. As the founder of the "Power to the Meetings" methodology, he still firmly believes in the power of live events and human to human communication. He is also the author of numerous articles and editor-in-chief of the meetings industry magazine Kongres Magazine.