That continental tourism is an absolute hit is evidenced by the growing number of guests visiting Srijem and Slavonia. In the first eight months of this year, there was an increase in overnight stays of 59,07 percent and arrivals of 54,11 percent, compared to the same period last year. Good tourist results will be contributed by the fact that the destination Vukovar – Vučedol – Ilok, this year’s national winner for European destination of excellence (EDEN) on the topic of cultural tourism.”Vukovar-Srijem County is an attractive destination for year-round tourism. The last few years we have been extremely attractive to cyclists and boat cruisers. Tradition, events, the Danube, castles, food and wine are the backbone of the offer of Srijem and Slavonia. Over the past few years, the level of quality and diversity of content has significantly increased, among which everyone can find something to enjoy.”, Said Rujana Bušić Srpak, director of the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County at the presentation of the tourist offer of the easternmost part of Croatia in Rijeka.”The title of national winner of EDEN will contribute to the promotion of our destination as a desirable tourist destination. We are expected to present ourselves in Brussels next year, and until then we will work intensively on further enriching the content of the destination.”, Said Jasna Babic, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Vukovar.Botel Marina was not randomly selected. Here, the representatives of the tourist boards of this county felt at home, because six rivers flow through their area – the Danube, Vuka, Sava, Biđ, Bosut and Spačva. Martin Božanović, who came to Rijeka in a double role, was introduced to all the secrets of Bosut and Spačva, as a representative of the Tourist Board of the Nijemci Municipality and as the captain of the river catamaran Sveta Katarina, which sails Bosut and Spačva. “Legend has it that the ancient Romans said that the Bosut flows in one direction until noon and in the other in the afternoon. Indeed, the Bosut flows so calmly that even with the slightest wind, the water moves in the direction in which it blows. Here you can relax in solitude catching carp, pike or one of the twenty species of fish that live in the rivers, and if you visit the resort Sopotac, from its observatory you will enjoy the rich bird life and beautiful nature.”, Says the captain from the Germans and points out that Srijem is a real paradise for nature lovers.Continental Tourism Forum announced Martina Matković, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Vinkovci announced the 52nd Vinkovci Autumns which last from 8 to 17 September, and as part of this event, 13 and 14 September organized by HGK-ŽK Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, in Vinkovci Hotel Slavonia will be held and Croatian Continental Tourism Forum on “Gastronomy – a tourist product of Croatia”. Along with the well-known Croatian gastronomic expert Rene Bakalović and one of the most widely read Croatian gastro bloggers Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish, representatives of tourist boards, hoteliers and chefs will also participate.A better place than Vukovar-Srijem County to hold such a gathering could not have been imagined, given that eastern Croatia is known for its hospitality, excellent food and wine. To come to Srijem and Slavonia, and not to taste kulen, kulen seka or sausages, is almost a sin.