The Croatian Ministry of Tourism has announced that it will allocate almost 25 million Kunas of grants for over 600 projects aimed at boosting the competitiveness of the tourism economy.
The Ministry has published the results of the program for grants allocation in 2017 under the title ''Competitiveness of the Tourism Economy'' for supporting 606 projects with 24.9 million Kunas.
The funds are intended to increase the quality and the additional offer of hospitality facilities, the development of new products in a destination, sustainable development, internationalization of business, usage of new technologies etc. Beneficiaries are small business entities (non-public sector companies, crafts and cooperatives), family farms that provide hospitality and/or tourist services, and physical persons-private renters.
The Croatian Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli has emphasized that this year, apart from projects on the continent; special attention is paid to the development of tourism on Croatian islands as well as to sustainable development and the usage of new digital technologies for connecting agriculture with tourism, i.e. destinations with a local offer of domestic products.