has a very big potential for the positive influence on Macedonian
Macedonia separated from Yugoslavia in 1992 with no gun fired the
tourism dropped down from far over 100,000 Dutch visitors years to
nearly zero! Its our believe that when international tourist again
will visit Macedonia also international investors will come.
Macedonia has no financial means to world wide
advertise on international media. In prime time on Dutch television
one second of air time will cost 4000 euro per second! DCC has
succeeded to have free advertised television and radio air time of
over 2 hours in the past two years! Far over 20 prime positive main
cover stories where published by main Dutch news papers and
Bad news about the
war in surrounding countries and lots of “No Fly” zones made the
airfare too expensive for those who knew that the war was as far
away from Macedonia as Amsterdam – Copenhagen! DCC president and
journalist Peter J Bosse made beginning a tactical plan for which he
received an award from Head of USAID MCA Mrs.
S. Hagen for his efforts in bringing the international
tourist back to Macedonia. Peter Bosse took a key role in the MCA
USAID tourist cluster and took also a key role in the organization
and handling of the first international tour operators visit to
We succeeded to do
A Tourism pro
mission and direct talks with Dutch Tour operators in 2003. Place
date September 2003
chamber of commerce. In cooperation with MCA.
Tourist fair Utrecht Holland in January
2003, 2004 & 2005
We where present
on the official Macedonian stand and cooperated with the Macedonian
ministry of economics, sector tourism.
Dutch biggest Dutch newspaper (daily 1,3 million copies soled)
Telegraaf. Journalist Bert Huisjes toured around with Peter J Bosse
from Mavrovo, Ohrid to Bitola. Result has been a full colored front
page article with the opening text: “Macedonia the hidden pearl” To
sleep like Alexander the Great! The article has been published in
2005 on the same date of the first presentation movie Oliver Stone
about Alexander the Great to the Dutch cinema’s around. Booking by
GoGo – Sunweb – Macedontours (a Dutch PSOM grant from the EVD) went
up by over 50%!
May 29, 2006 a monument for Dutch
writer A den Doolaard has been created in Ohrid the town and the
founder of the Cyrillic and early Christianity, and the book so
known in Holland by this writer. Two books were written entirely
about Macedonia by him: Orient Express and the Marriage of the seven
gypsies. For more information please follow the
For the year 2007
DCC has planned more events to promote Macedonia on the Dutch and
Belgium market for an update please contact our office or mail us.