On the occasion of World Tourism Day, marked on 27 September, Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac said on Monday that she had met with the task group for the recovery and development of tourism and that apart from this season’s good results, they also discussed preparations for the next tourism season.
“World Tourism Day is an opportunity to reflect on this year’s results but also on the people, without whom tourism would be nothing. Hence, congratulations to everyone in the sector for the good results this year and on their day,” Minister Brnajc said.
She underscored that the topic of this year’s World Tourism Day, Tourism for inclusive Growth, means including young and vulnerable groups in tourism, keeping jobs and employment, the community’s sustainability and the like.
Considering that since spring this year, Croatia had been actively involved in the activities of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regarding sustainability, it will have an opportunity to participate in creating a global direction for the sustainable development of tourism, she said.
“We expect investments in tourism to continue. The sector is already now preparing for the next 2022, and we are hoping for the best,” she said.
Brnjac said that in September Croatia’s tourism had surpassed 70% of the overall turnover in 2019 and the positive fiscal trends in September were encouraging. She announced that October would be Croatia’s tourism month.