Speaking of Lika's destination, it is a destination that covers the area of Lika-Senj, Karlovac and Zadar County, and considering that over 60% of the area covers the area of NATURA 2000 ecological network the emphasis is on protected areas of nature. Even 10% of the total number of tourists visiting the Republic of Croatia visits the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the visit of the Plitvice Lakes National Park during the summer season leads to big crowds. In cooperation with the Park and Cluster Lika Destination in June 2018, a destination info point was established at the entrance to the Park. At the info point, visitors could get information about other locations in the destination, focusing on protected areas of nature, as well as instructions on how to get to them. So tourists are advised to visit other, less well-known locations in the destination instead of long queues for visiting lakes (all within a distance of 20 to a maximum of 130 km) and return in the afternoon, during a less crowd. Thus, for the first time visitors to NP Plitvice Lakes could get information about the rest of the destination.
A step further was taken with the joint ticket of Lika destination. By buying a common ticket, tourists could have a unique price from 300 kn for adults and 200 kn for children (7-18 years) visit all the protected areas of Lika destinations. It is therefore a total of 8 entries in:
National park Plitvice Lakes
National Park Paklenica
National Park North Velebit
Velebit Nature Park (Zavratnica Bay)
Grabovača Cave Park
Croatian center for indigenous karst water fish and crab varieties
Memorial Center "Nikola Tesla" Smiljan
Vouchers to visit protected areas of nature and landmarks can be used by visitors by October 31, 2019.
This creates the distinctiveness of the destination as a protected area which, along with the world famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, has a wealth of other natural resources. The aim is to preserve the protected areas of nature, and tourism to develop on a sustainable development model.