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In late January 2016, the Tourism Development Strategy for the Zagreb County was presented in Zagreb, and by 2020, the county plans on the additional development of countryside-based tourism, with relaxed and active vacations, as well as the increased quality of the offer, spending, and overnight stays of five to ten percent per year. The development of a countryside offer is planned for the eastern part of the county, near Ivanić Grad, Vrbovec, Dugo Selo, and Sveti Ivan Zelina. The western part of the county, near Zaprešić, Samobor, Jastrebarsko, Krašić, and other places, would be focused on lifestyle and a hedonistic offer, which includes wine and food, wine roads, activities, and enjoying nature.

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Tourism strategy of the Zagreb County: The countryside, relaxed and active

The new (EU) 2015/2302 Directive of the European Parliament and Council dated November 25, 2015 on traveling in package arrangements and associated travel arrangements was presented in early February 2016 in the Croatian Chamber of Economy in Zagreb. The new Directive applies to package arrangements salespeople offer or sell travelers, and the associated travel arrangements salespeople enable travelers to buy. The Directive also marks the official entry of tourism into the digital era by including online sales channels and non-traditional travel packages that clients create on their own by choosing the elements of their journey. The Directive is valid as of July 1, 2018.

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Tourism entering the digital era

Czech Airlines returning to Croatia

Lufthansa: New Zagreb - Frankfurt flight As of March 28, 2016, the Lufthansa airline company is introducing an additional morning flight to Frankfurt. The new flight departs Zagreb at 6:35 AM and lands in Frankfurt at 8:05 AM, therefore allowing travelers an excellent connection with Lufthansa's wide network of destinations, especially with the rest of Europe and North America. The return flight departs Frankfurt at 9:20 PM and arrives in Zagreb at 10:45 PM. On this flight, passengers will be flying in a two-engine Bombardier CRJ900, which seats 84.

After a four year break, the Czech national airline company, Czech Airlines, is returning once again to its traditional market. Czech Airlines will connect Zagreb and Prague four times a week in the summer schedule, and offers passengers the possibility of further connecting flights to other European destinations from Prague. The ticket costs 72 euro for a oneway ticket, and a return ticket costs 141 euro with all taxes included. The first arrival from Prague is planned for April 27, 2016. Two flights a week are planned from Zagreb, on Mondays and Thursday, as well as two from Prague on Wednesdays and Sundays. During the summer season, another two flights will be added per week. The flights last 90 minutes, and seats will be offered in economy and business class.

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