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Interview

DRAŽEN GEČEVIĆ

DRAŽEN GEČEVIĆ, Secretary General of the CYHA We spoke to Dražen Gečević, Secretary General of the Croatian Youth Hostel Association (CYHA), about trends in youth tourism, plans for further development of hostels in Croatia, and the advantages of this type of accommodation. Conducted by: Željka Kunštek Photos: archive of the Croatian Youth Hostel Association (www.hfhs.hr)

We need hostels in Croatia's interior tip: The hostels in Zagreb and Zadar are at fantastic locations and those who are looking for a somewhat more intimate atmosphere should visit the CYHA hostels in Rijeka and Veli Lošinj, located in late-19th century villas.

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roatia has a long tradition of youth tourism. What most attracts young travelers from all ends of the world to Croatia? For young travelers, Croatia presents a relatively new and challenging destination, which has over the past six, seven years established itself as a destination rich with natural and cultural heritage and beautiful, diverse, and preserved nature. However, Croatia has just as successfully become famous as a destination that satisfies the needs of travelers who are on the lookout for excitement and various events for youth,

as well as those oriented at recreational activities in nature. The interest of young people to visit the entire region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro) is also on the rise, which also affects them visiting Croatia, since, on average, young travelers visit several countries. How many hostels are there in Croatia and how are they distributed territorially? Over the past six years, the number of hostels in Croatia has rapidly grown, so we started this year with 121 registered hostels in Croatia. Since the CYHA still

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