Croatia’s impressive start to the 2018 tourism season continued with news from the Ministry of Tourism that revenues from tourism are well up on last year’s figures. In the first quarter of 2018 direct revenue from tourism amounted to 450.2 million Euros, which is an increase of a healthy 14 percent when compared to the same period from last year.
"It's also proof that, by creating new, quality offers and, thereby, reasons for tourists to arrive outside the summer months, excellent results can be achieved quickly. This year almost €1 billion is being invested in tourism, which will certainly add momentum to destination development and, thereby, Croatia's economic growth," commented the Croatian Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli.
Tourism is one of the most important branches for the country’s economic situation and the income from the first quarter made up 4 percent of the country’s GDP for the first quarter.