From the beginning of 2021, Dubrovnik will introduce a tourist fee for cruise ships in international maritime transport, ranging from two thousand to 40 thousand per ship, depending on the capacity of passengers per ship - Seebiz writes.
The decision on the introduction of such a fee for cruisers was made by the City Council of the City of Dubrovnik at its September 23rd session. This is a tourist tax for cruise ships in international maritime transport when the ship is at a port or anchorage in the Dubrovnik area.
-Pursuant to the current Law on Tourist Fees of the Republic of Croatia, the decision will come into force on January 1st, 2021, and the funds that the City of Dubrovnik will receive from that fee will be used for the improvement of the city's communal infrastructure – it’s stated from the City of Dubrovnik.
According to that decision of the Dubrovnik City Council, the minimum amount of tourist tax per boat from two thousand kuna will be paid by cruisers with a capacity of 50 to 200 passengers, while for those with 201 to 500 passengers it will be five thousand kuna. For cruisers from 501 to 1000 passengers the tourist tax will be ten thousand kuna, and for those from 1001 to 2000 passengers 20 thousand kuna – Seebiz explains, adding that the largest amounts of tourist fees of 30 thousand and 40 thousand kuna will be paid by the largest cruisers, whose capacities are from 2001 to 3000 passengers, or from 3001 and more passengers.
This is the first time that this type of tourist fee has been introduced in Croatia, and it was announced earlier this year by Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic, with the aim of generating additional revenue and better management of tourism in the city. The City of Dubrovnik is also supported by the International Cruise Company Association-CLIA, with which it has been intensively and successfully cooperating for the last two years.