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​INHERIT - sustainable tourism strategies to conserve and valorise the Mediterranean coastal and maritime natural heritage The INHERIT project has been approved for co-financing within the INTERREG V-B MEDITERRANEAN Programme 2014-2020, Priority Axis 3: Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources, Specific Objective 3.1: To enhance sustainable the development policies for more efficient valorisation of natural resources and cultural heritage in coastal and adjacent maritime areas of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the MED Area. 03.08.2018. | News
​Government increases tourist tax for 2019 by 25%The Croatian government on Thursday decided to introduce, as of 2019, a higher tourist tax in the peek season, raising tourist taxes, paid per person per night, in all accommodation facilities except camping sites by approximately 25%. "Even with the proposed increase, Croatia still has the lowest tourist tax of all its peers," Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said. Under the government's decision, the tourist tax should go up 25% in all accommodation units except camping sites, from HRK 8 to HRK 10 per person per night.  02.08.2018. | News
Croatia signs rental agreement for pavilion at Dubai EXPO 2020Croatia has selected and signed a rental agreement for a pavilion at the EXPO 2020 fair in Dubai which will be held between 1 October 2020 and 10 April 2021, the Tourism Ministry said in a press release on Monday. The pavilion will be used by Croatian business people for promotional purposes at the fair which expects more than 180 countries, the ministry said. 01.08.2018. | News
ACI marinas gross HRK 10M in profit in H1Croatia's nautical tourism company Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI) posted a 12% annual increase in revenues in the first half of 2018, which totalled HRK 93.04 million, while expenditures decreased by 1% to HRK 83 million, making the gross profit HRK 9.99 million, as against a loss of HRK 895,000 in H1 2017, according to a financial statement released on Tuesday. 31.07.2018. | News
​Saudi investors interested in Croatia's tourismThe president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Luka Burilovic, met with business people of the Square One Business Initiatives from Saudi Arabia earlier this week who are interested in cooperation in the tourism sector. Square One Business Initiatives is doing business in  numerous sectors, from real estate to the IT sector. 30.07.2018. | News
Minister advocates higher salaries in tourism sectorTourism Minister Gari Cappelli on Sunday reiterated that it was necessary to raise salaries in the tourism sector to prevent the brain drain phenomenon in that sector, suggesting that the government could reduce tax burden and employees could find extra money in their reserves. He however, stressed that he never mentioned a 30 percent increase and that he was misquoted. 29.07.2018. | News
Dubrovnik voted top Eastern Mediterranean cruising destinationDubrovnik has been voted best cruising destination in the Eastern Mediterranean for the second year in a row by Cruise Critic, the website specialising in cruise travel. "Judging by overnight stays throughout the year, Dubrovnik is the most popular Croatian tourist destination, which generated more than four million tourist nights last year alone. This city has also been the most in-demand destination so far this year, with more than two million overnight stays recorded," Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) director Kristjan Stanicic said. 29.07.2018. | News
Croatia's tourist industry expects to be short of 15,000 workers next yearCroatia's tourist industry will be short of 15,000 workers next year, and the demand will partly be covered by retraining people who are currently out of work and, if necessary, by increasing the quota for foreign workers, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. He was responding to questions from the press about the problem of labour shortage in tourism. 26.07.2018. | News
EasyJet proclaims Croatia destination of the yearBritain's Easyjet airline has proclaimed Croatia as destination of the year, confirming this in the July edition of its inflight magazine which for the first time in the company's history is entirely dedicated to just one country - Croatia, the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Monday. The magazine is expected to contribute to the further promotion of Croatian destinations as it is read by six million passengers each month, HTZ said in a press release. 24.07.2018. | News
HGK: Huge potential for economic cooperation with IsraelThe potential to improve economic relations between Croatia and Israel is huge in many sectors, including defence, agriculture, tourism and IT, the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), Luka Burilovic, said during a working breakfast with an Israeli business delegation in Zagreb on Tuesday. "Croatia and Israel are two friendly countries with excellent political relations, but we cannot be satisfied with the economic cooperation, which last year amounted to merely EUR 65 million," Burilovic said. 24.07.2018. | News