New Council to improve Croatia’s tourism offer

The Ministry of Tourism and Sport in Croatia has set up a Council for Recovery and Development of Tourism, focusing on implementation of tourism in 2021 and improving the country’s tourism offer. It brings together all relevant stakeholders in the tourism sector.

Croatian tourism is a vital economic sector accounting for 20% of GDP. Recognising its importance, the country is now seeking to create new foundations for tourism development, with new strategic frameworks for tourism.

The main task of the Council for Recovery and Development of Tourism is to consider:

  • Implementation of tourism in 2021 under the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The most effective promotion of Croatian tourism.
  • Providing tourism and hospitality services in accordance with all epidemiological measures.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Programmes and operational plans for Croatian tourism recovery.

It will include looking at what investments and reforms are needed, in relation to:

  • The Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy for the period until 2030.
  • The National Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development from 2021 to 2027.
  • The National Reform Programme.
  • The Operational Plan for Recovery and Resilience.
  • The Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027.

The Council consists of representatives from many organisations, including from the health tourism sector.