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Tourism revenues in Q1 rise 14% y-o-yTourism revenues in the first quarter of 2018 totalled EUR 450.2 million, up 14% on the year, the Tourism Ministry said on Friday, citing Croatian National Bank figures. With this revenue, tourism accounted for 4% of GDP, up 0.2 percentage points from the first quarter of 2017. Commenting on the revenues and their rise, Minister Gari Cappelli said they were a confirmation of the focus of the public and private sectors on competitive year-round tourism. 30.06.2018. | News
Rijeka Natural History Museum included in EUR 930,000 Innocultour projectThe Natural History Museum in the seaport of Rijeka and three more partners have been given the green light for their inclusion in a HRK 6.87 million European project called Innocultour, aimed at strengthening cultural tourism through making bonds between small museums in Croatia and Italy stronger. 25.06.2018. | News
Austrians prefer to go on holiday to CroatiaThis year again Croatia is the number one destination in the world for Austrians, according to the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) reported on Thursday. According to a survey taken in spring 2018, which included more than 800 respondents, Croatia was the number one tourist destination for Austrians. Italy ranks 2nd, while Spain was the third choice. A total of 18% of Austrians prefer to holiday in their own country. 21.06.2018. | News
Tourism ministry wants to increase tourist tax in 2019 by 25%The Tourism Ministry has proposed introducing, as of 2019, a higher tourist tax in the peek season, and under the proposal, the tax would be raised from HRK 8 to HRK 10 per person per night. Under the ministry's proposal, the tourist tax should go up 25% in all accommodation units except camping sites, from HRK 8 to HRK 10 per person per night. Even with the proposed increase, Croatia still has the lowest tourist tax of all its peers. 21.06.2018. | News
Workforce shortage can be solved only with long term immigration policy, experts sayCroatia's tourism and all other industries increasingly depend on foreign labour, which is why the government last week doubled the quota of 4,660 foreign workers, but the problem cannot be resolved without complex measures regulating the long term immigration policy, experts believe. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) estimates that between 15,000 and 20,000 workers will be needed in tourism this summer. According to the Croatian Employment Service, the most sought after workers in the first four months of the year were in accommodation, food preparation and serving, retail and wholesale. 17.06.2018. | News
Headquarters for tourist season security measures set up in ZadarThe centre for implementation of security measures during the peak of the tourist season in Croatia's coastal and island destinations was officially opened in Zadar on Saturday by Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic who said that the Zadar headquarters and other relevant services and institutions would collect information about all that was going on in Croatia's Adriatic region in summer so as to beef up security in this way, too. 16.06.2018. | News
Over 30 foreign journalists visiting eastern CroatiaMore than 30 journalists from Europe and the US, whom the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) has presented with the Zlatna Penkala award for writing about Croatia and its tourism, have been visiting eastern Croatia's Slavonia and Baranja region this week. For the 14th year running, the HTZ awarded the foreign journalists for the best reports on Croatia as a tourist destination. 16.06.2018. | News
Vojvodina wants to attract more tourists from Istria and Croatia overallThe fourth edition of Vojvodina in Istria Days - a three day event - started on Thursday in Pula at which 10 towns from Vojvodina will present their tourist trade. "It is our intention to reduce the virtual distance between Novi Sad and Pula, Palic and Motovun, Ucka and Fruska Gora - between the one-time Panonian Sea and the Adriatic," the director of the Vojvodina Tourism Board, Natasa Pavlovic told a press conference. 14.06.2018. | News
​Cappelli's initiative supported by 13 EU member statesCroatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli's initiative to position tourism better in EU institutions was supported by 13 EU member states,  the Tourism Ministry said in a press release on Wednesday. Thirteen member states -- Italy, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Greece, Bulgaria and Slovenia -- have already sided with Croatia, the press release said. 13.06.2018. | News
​Annex to Kupari tourism project agreement signedAn annex to a HRK 1 billion agreement on the Kupari tourism project was signed on Tuesday by State Assets Minister Goran Maric and the director of the Avenue Ulaganja investment company, Ivan Paladina. The investment company heads a community of bidders together with Avenue Osteuropa from Vienna. 12.06.2018. | News