Speaker: Alfred Franković, Cluster Manager
Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, based in Opatija – Croatia, is an association with a goal to promote the Kvarner region as a health tourism destination, with the aim to connect the leading experts in fields of health, tourism and related supporting activities in order to improve the overall health tourism offer while being competitive on the international market.
The Cluster members are medical facilities, educational-scientific institutions (Faculties), travel agencies, hotel management companies and the Tourist Board of Kvarner.
The Cluster with its members can provide a full range of medical, educational-scientific and tourism services. Medical facilities provide a vast range of services – various types of preventive medicine programs (annual check-ups), rehabilitation, dental services, general and plastic surgery, as well as various health care programs dedicated to reaching a better state of mind and body.
The faculties of the University of Rijeka have international programs for students and may offer cooperation on scientific projects with similar entities.
The travel agencies and hotels, as part of the Cluster, may provide travel and accommodation services, as well attractive holiday programs, from cruising, sport and cultural programs.
Our mission is to take the advantage of the great natural resources of our region which has four national parks and a mild temperate climate throughout the year. Our excellent medical services may compete with any global health tourism destination.
We are ready to cooperate in the areas of medical tourism, between medical and scientific institutions, exchange of students, medical staff and scientists, joint projects and investments.