Minister of Tourism Cappelli: Next year we expect 350 million euros of investment in health tourism

first_imgMinister of Tourism Gari Cappeli held a press conference in Banski dvori today, at which he further clarified the Bill on the provision of services in tourism, which the Government sent to the Croatian Parliament at today’s session.The Minister said that this is an important law, which should enter into force in the seventh month of 2018. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, Minister Cappelli singled out the provision of services in health tourism. He emphasized that for the first time in the Republic of Croatia, the issue of tourist arrangements concerning health tourism will be resolved. “Travel agencies will be able to provide packages of health services in institutions in the Republic of Croatia, such as special hospitals, spas and private clinicse “, said the Minister and pointed out that in this way a new investment opportunity will be opened, which is planned for next year, in the amount of 350 million euros of prepared projects in health tourism, and the completion of these investments will open approximately 2.000 new jobs. places.Minister Cappelli explained that the aforementioned law and accompanying regulations related to professional exams and protected localities will regulate the issue of tourist guides, from education to the possibility for foreign tourist guides to provide services in Croatia. Also, the provision of car rental services will be regulated and the administrative barriers related to the business of travel agencies will be relieved. The Minister gave the example of an agency that had to have ten managers in ten branches in the Republic of Croatia, and from now on one company will have one manager, while in the remaining branches it will not be necessary.Announcing the Days of Croatian Tourism, the Minister reminded that the Republic of Croatia had the best tourist season for the first time in history. “Today we have somewhere around 98,5 million overnight stays and 17,3 million visitors and that is somewhere between 12 and 13 percent more than last year. It is important that the financial results are very good, in the first half of the year there were over 11 percent more income from tourism than last yearHe told youThis year, investments in tourism of around 800 million euros were realized, Cappeli said, adding that according to their surveys, they expect investments of around 930 million euros next year. “This is about 15 percent more than this year and almost 40 percent more than in 2015, which is proof that Croatia is recognizable not only as a country for the arrival of tourists but also as a country for good and quality investments in tourism.”, Concluded the Minister of Tourism.Related news: PROPOSAL OF THE LAW ON PROVISION OF SERVICES IN TOURISMlast_img read more