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In the last several years there has been more interest in new segments of tourism, such as business tourism,
on the international tourist market. This share of tourist market represents an exceptionally important segment
of tourist offer, especially within the context of tourist season prolongation, increasing the attractiveness
level of a tourist destination and certain economic effects that are achieved by developing this share
of the tourist market. Specific forms of tourism, such as business tourism, require specific rooms, services,
products, in a word, specific tourist destination, so the strategy of a tourist destination’s positioning for this
segment of tourism must start with the fact that competition is strong and tourist needs are very heterogeneous.
In the last few years, tourism of Istria County has recorded increasing orientation towards the
segment of business tourism. The aim of this paper is to assess, examine the level of business tourism development
in Istria County through the factors of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Based on the analysis of
the current business tourism offer, the paper attempts to indicate the necessity of qualitative improvement
of the business tourism product, and make proposals, visions and goals of the system by which one could
contribute to the development of Istria County as a business tourism destination, which would definitely
attract higher demand, make additional financial effects and reinforce its image on the world tourist market
of business events.