“By opening the TIC in Novi dvori, we get a strong platform for the construction of new tourist products related to the story of Ban Josip Jelačić. Because it is up to us in the town of Zaprešić, the town that was the home of Ban Jelačić, the greatest responsibility to tell the story of the ban. ” Ganjto emphasized and announced the project of educational trails that will be open in the spring. Foreign guests realized 87.817 arrivals and 138.937 overnight stays, while domestic guests realized 22.071 arrivals and 42.640 overnight stays. Most arrivals, followed by domestic guests, were made by guests from China and other Asian countries, followed by guests from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and the USA. The most visited cities in the first nine months were Velika Gorica, Samobor, Sveta Nedelja and Jastrebarsko. The director of the Tourist Board of the city of Zaprešić, Toni Ganjto, pointed out that the Tourist Board of the city of Zaprešić decided to open the tourist information center in Novi dvori to emphasize the importance of reviving and managing the Jelačić estate complex. These are souvenirs of Vršilnica, Ban Josip Jelačić, the coat of arms of the city of Zaprešić and I love Zaprešić, which were obtained through 3D printing from eco friendly material. Thus, for the first time, Zaprešić got a visitor center where you will be able to buy souvenirs, get all the necessary information about the city and sights, as well as download the necessary promotional materials. In the first nine months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, Zagreb County achieved 15 percent more tourist arrivals (109.888 arrivals) and 14 percent more overnight stays (181.577 overnight stays). Continuous growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays Photos: Pepper Atelier When asked what makes new souvenirs smart, Gnjaro points out that the unique geometry of souvenirs is achieved by additive 3D printing technology. “They are made entirely of “eco-friendly” material – PLA plastic obtained by processing corn starch, which makes these souvenirs biodegradable, and the idea, design and production are 100% Croatian. Our souvenirs are the embodiment of a new era of modern art which, in addition to aesthetic beauty, also contributes to the preservation of the environment. ” Ganjto concluded. As part of the opening of the TIC, new souvenirs of the so-called Zaprešić were presented. smart souvenirs the town of Zaprešić. TONI GANJTO NEW DIRECTOR OF ZAPREŠIĆ TOURIST BOARD Director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board Ivana Alilović pointed out at the opening that she supports the creative turn in the program of the Zaprešić Tourist Board and noted that storytelling as a concept is crucial for the development of tourism in every area, including the city of Zaprešić and Zagreb County. The Tourist Information Center of the city of Zaprešić was ceremoniously opened last night on the ground floor of the Matija Skurjeni Museum, in Novi dvori. RELATED NEWS: “Thinking about how to be special and different from others when it comes to souvenirs, we decided to combine traditional values and modern technology and call our souvenirs smart in the wake of a smart city and smart tourism.Says Ganjto.