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Three, already traditional, specialized international tourist and cultural manifestations are in front of us: 16th INTERSTAS/European Club of Merited in Tourism, 12th ITF ’CRO, and 8th AEFP/EFE-CRO – presentation of Croatian candidates for “Entente Florale Europe – Golden flower of Europe”. During the past few years, manifestations have built respectful position as an important business, tourist and cultural event. They are held in the very convenient autumn period, from 14th to 18th October 2009, in Split, Croatia, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Stjepan Mesić.

  These, already traditional, internationally orientated manifestations, INTERSTAS, ITF ‘CRO and KEA/Entente Florale Europe-CRO,  members and partners of world associations for traveling, tourism film and journalism; ITCO, FEST, FIJET, AEFP and EUROPEAN CLUB, have gained reputation of very dynamic and important manifestation in the scope of tourism, tourism film, ecology and sustainable development in this region. With its reputation and organization, they actively contribute to the faster growth of the world traveling markets, and are becoming respectable factor of the international tourism traffic, with very rich and creative additional activities.

  16.INTERSTAS 2009, since 2004. has left the fair conception till then, and on the initiative of F.E.S.T., European Federation of Tourist Press with headquarters in Rome, Italy, and by the decision of the Board of Directors and the manifestation Council, it has become the headquarters of “European Club of Merited in Tourism”. In this new INTERSTAS business conception, with the accredited national and international business visitors, within the exhibit area, are presenting (exclusively) the Exhibitors nominated for the prestigious international awards; INTERSTAS certificate, F.E.S.T. charter “Merits in Tourism”, and the nominated towns and villages, candidates for the AEFP/Entente Florale Europe – Golden Flower of Europe award, which is awarded by the by the AEFP/ European Association for Flowers and Landscaping from Bruxelles. In two business days (Thursday and Friday), with meetings and establishing new partnerships, special attention is given to the presentation of the services for and in tourism, ecological projects, sustainable development.

  On 11th ITF’2008 CRO/ International Tourism and Ecology Film Festival, this year are expecting to  have around 40 countries participating with

over 130 applied tourist, travel-documentaries, cultural, historical and ecological films. They compete for one of the Festival awards and Grand Prix of Festival. The best Croatian “national tourist film” will be awarded with highly respectable Festival award named “Baldo Čupić”, established in 2002. in remembrance of the deceased, of one of the most awarded author at our Festival and world wide Tourism Film Festivals, members of ITCO.

  7. K.E.A./EFE – CRO/Landscaping European Association – Croatia, will be presentation of Croatian cities, villages, and centers, for GOLDEN FLOWER OF EUROPE '2009, and special award „dr. Lucija Čikeš“, as a part of the project „Croatia - With flowers in United Europe”, as a full member of A.E.F.P./ EFE – European Association for flowers and landscape, Bruxelles, Belgium.

  Special awards will be handed in by the leaders of the world journalism, film festival and tourism associations, F.E.S.T., F.I.J.E.T. and A.E.F.P./Entente Florale Europe, on the final ceremony, on Friday, October 17th 2008., together with INTERSTAS certificates. Highly prestigious international tourist F.E.S.T. recognitions will be handed in to meritorious individuals, companies and organizations “Merited in Tourism” and “Contribution to the development of Tourism”, for their contribution and activities in development of tourism at different levels. Also, official nominations for the European award “Entente Florale Europe – Golden Flower of Europe’2009” and special award “dr. Lucija Čikeš”

This multimedia project in sector of tourism, culture, sustainable development and cinematography, is creating an opportunity for making contacts that normally are not possible to be done. With its program, including the traditional 15th Tourist Forum, exhibition of tourist photography and tourist design and attractive trips for accredited participants, project is attracting more and more domestic and international participants, business visitors, interested for business in Croatia, which is becoming more important tourism market of the regional surrounding, especially in the Central Europe and Mediterranean countries

  Therefore, welcome to the 16th INTERSTAS, 12th ITF`CRO, and 8th AEFP/EFE-CRO 2009, from October 14th – 18th 2008 in Split, Croatia.


VOJKO PLESTINAPresident of Fiscalis Board



Fair and festival Committees and Manifestation Council

Honorary President of festival Split