On the 19th of November 2019, Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster is celebrating its 5th anniversary. It can be said that the past five years were very successful and fruitful.
Today, Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster has 30 members, has attended various fairs. Conferences, workshops, presentations and workshops all over the world - in the United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland, Norway, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia and of course Croatia.
For its members, the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster also organized many training courses. Some of the topics on these courses included Google AdWords and Google Analytics tools, risk management, and business process and quality certification.
Moreover, the Cluster was the organizer of one of the largest health tourism events in the world - the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit, which in April 2017 brought together more than 200 health tourism professionals from 30 countries in Opatija. The Cluster, traditionally in November, is organizing Crikvenica International Health Tourism (CIHT) conference with its members, Crikvenica Tourist Board, and Thalassotherapia Crikvenica. This year's 7th CIHT conference has gathered a large number of health, tourism, marketing and education professionals from the US, UK, Slovakia and various parts of Croatia.
It should be noted that the Cluster was also a leading partner in the INTERREG V-A Slovenia - Croatia cooperation program under the name + Health. The main objective of the + Health project was to strengthen the partnership between public authorities and stakeholders in the health sector, in order to jointly develop new cross-border procedures and unique certification of institutions - which was successfully achieved at the end of the project.
Of course, that's not all. Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster is just getting started and does not plan to stop any time soon. The Cluster continues with the same intensity towards accomplishing its mission of improving the range and quality of Kvarner's overall health and tourism offer as a health destination, through joint placement of services on the health tourism market, for the purpose of raising the degree of capacity use and overall prosperity of the Kvarner tourist destination as a whole.