This year, Croatia’s tourist industry has achieved excellent results, however, the fact that Croatia is currently red on the ECDC map could adversely affect preparations for the next season, Tourism Ministry State Secretary Tonči Glavina told the parliament on Thursday.
“This year’s tourist turnover has reached about 75% of the turnover in the record high year 2019. We are preparing for the next tourist season, however, the fact that we are red on the ECDC epidemiological map causes concern,” Glavina said during a discussion on amending legislation regulating the hospitality industry.
He explained that preparations and bookings for organised tourism are made in winter and that therefore all should do their best to improve Croatia’s epidemiological situation.
Concerning the draft amendments, he said that they would extend the validity of temporary permits for the legalisation of properties and premises for hospitality businesses until 31 December 2024.