The Tourism Ministry is launching the drafting of a sustainable tourism strategy until 2030 and a 2021-27 national sustainable tourism development plan as long-term frameworks for tourism development, Minister Nikolina Brnjac said at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
The drafting of a new strategy is in line with the government’s programme and the Competitive and Innovative Economy strategic goal in the draft national development strategy until 2030.
A strategic environmental impact estimate will be drawn up for the first time as part of the strategy, Brnjac said.
According to the ministry, the strategy, the plan and the estimate are expected to be drawn up by the end of 2021 and the aim is for the strategy to be coherent with other sectors’ public policies.
“We have embarked on the creation of strategic frameworks so as to focus our activities as well as possible on the sustainability and development of the tourism sector, and the common goal of all actors should be the positioning of Croatia as a high quality, safe and, according to economic criteria, increasingly successful destination,” said Brnjac.