Travel & accommodation
Welcome to Istria, Croatia!
Many will say this is the most beautiful town in Istria. Located in the middle of its western shore, with first settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, Rovinj is one of Istria’s top tourist destinations with significant industrial and cultural heritage that spans centuries and languages.
Once a major port and a shipping, fishing and tobacco industry town, Rovinj reimagined itself in the 21st century to become a popular tourist and convention industry destination. Drawing upon its multicultural and multilingual roots to attract varied audiences and some of the largest brands in the world chose it as their event venue.find out more about rovinj
WAS #8 delegates get discounted rates in one of Rovinj’s top resorts:
Maistra - Amarin Hotel & Resort
To make the WAS #8 experience as enjoyable as possible, a non-stop, hop-on hop-off transport from the hotel to the venue and back is provided for all delegates and staff at no charge during the event.
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Rovinj is well connected to major European road links, with several international airports in the vicinity.
Transportation services from international airports nearby are organized by Infobip and Kompas travel agency at discounted rates in cooperation.
Please note that organized transport at discounted rates is available for arrivals from 5-8 October and departures from 11-12 October.
Click the link below to go to the transport booking page with transfer options and pricesBook transfer
All the information on transportation and accommodation options will also be distributed via GSMA WAS group newsletters.
Getting to Rovinj by plane
- The closest international airports to Rovinj:
- Pula (CRO) – 35min drive
- Trieste (ITA) – 1h 30min drive
- Rijeka (CRO) – 1h 30min drive
- Ljubljana (SLO) – 2h 20min drive
- Zagreb (CRO) – 2h 30min drive
- Venice (ITA) – 3h drive
Preferred airlines of WAS#8
When making a reservation, enter the promo code ZAGWAS8 here. Valid until 12 October for outbound flights from 27 September to 12 October and inbound flights to be completed on or before 22 October 2018.
When making a reservation for your Lufthansa flight ticket, enter the promo code HRZQMBD here, or check when booking with your IATA/ARC travel agent.
AIR FRANCE / KLM
To reserve your Air France/KLM discounted ticket click here. Book until 17th October for departure dates between 2nd October and 17th October 2018.
Getting to Rovinj by car
- From the North (Austria via Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- Ljubljana – Koper – E751 route – Kaštel border crossing – Buje – Rovinj
- From the North (Venice via Trieste)
- Venice – E70 route – Monfalcone – Trieste – Koper – E751 route – Kaštel border crossing – Buje – Rovinj
- From the North (Villach, Austria via Trieste)
- Villach – Udine – Monfalcone – Trieste – E751 route – Kaštel border crossing – Buje – Rovinj
- From the East (Zagreb via Rijeka)
- Zagreb – E65 route – Rijeka – Učka tunnel – E751 route – Kanfanar – Rovinj
|Approximate travel times by car|
|Munich to Rovinj||6h|
|Venice to Rovinj||3h|
|Zagreb to Rovinj||3h|
|Ljubljana to Rovinj||2h 20min|
|Budapest to Rovinj||6h|
|Milano to Rovinj||6h|
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