The Croatian tourist industry is very likely to end this successful year with more than 91 million overnight stays or 10 million more in comparison to 2015.
Considering the positive trends in demand and announced new investments the tourism sector will probably raise the figures to more than 93 million overnights in 2017, three years earlier than it was planned with the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy untill 2020.
"After a very successful tourism year, we expect positive trends to continue in 2017 and tourist turnover to rise by 3 or 4 percent, which is slightly more than the European projections", said the Croatian Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli.
He also announced that in 2017 he would focus on encouraging new innovative content, the development of tourism products and special forms of tourism such as health tourism, culture tourism, business and nautical tourism as well as the development of the CRO card.
‘’The success of tourism mostly depends on the cooperation of public and private sector. It is extremely important to continue to create new projects and products that will make our tourism industry even more competitive on the world market’’, concluded Cappelli.
The revenues from the tourist turnover in 2016 will be made public by the Croatian National Bank in March 2017, however, they are likely to exceed the revenues of 8 billion Euros posted in 2015. Around 9,5 billion Euros of revenue is expected this year.