Rasim Ljajic, Serbia’s Trade, Tourism and Telecommunication Minister, said on Thursday that his country tourist offer would appear on the ‘Fliggi,’ Alibaba’s online travel agency platform, as of September 20, the Beta news agency reported.
The offer will mainly focus on Chinese tourists’ interests.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited, founded in 1991, is a Chinese multinational, conglomerate specialising in e-commerce, retail, Internet and technology.
Chinese CCTV has started broadcasting two series, especially meant for those who think about making films in Serbia.
Ljajic has said an aim is to attract a part of the film industry thanks to favourable prices and attractive locations.
“I hope that we can be compatible in that field as well and to develop that kind of tourism to attract Chinese guests,” Ljajic said.
Even though the European Union is not delighted with Serbia’s relations with China, Ljajic says that “everyone tends to get ‘cheaper money,’ but that the EU remains Belgrade’s priority both politically and economically.”
“On the other hand, we are developing relations with China; we want to have a completely transparent relationship and to realise numerous infrastructural projects. Who offers the best conditions we’ll do business with,” Ljajic said.