"The 2018 CNT budget estimates 12 percent more revenue in relation to the plan for this year or nearly 290 million kuna, due to the already good announcements of both foreign and domestic markets for next year, as well as the expectations for a rise in income from tourist tax about 26 percent of GDP is expected from the state budget, HTZ expects this year to be about 44 million kuna, while tourist taxation will cut about 2 percent lower revenues, due to its decrease, ", said Minister of Tourism and HTZ president Gari Cappelli.
He stressed that they have decided on the Council, and the Parliament confirmed that two more representatives of the HTZ - Seoul in South Korea and Shanghai in China - will be opened, and by the end of this year will be a 'real' office of representation in New York and to the end next year in Rome and Los Angeles to boost presence in the Italian, North and South American markets, and especially Canada, where very good announcements are coming from.
"In cooperation with the Embassy in China and the HGK, we are planning to open a representative office in that country, in Shanghai, as more and more tourists come from China, as well as from South Korea, and by the beginning of next summer, together with HGK, we will open an office in Seoul. We will work even more seriously on these two distant markets, as China has declared the year of Europe's tourism a year ago and recommends its tourists to go to Europe. Croatia also has a great opportunity, moreover, that it will host the Chinese in the early summer presiding over a summit to be held in Dubrovnik, which will include 16 ministers from the EU and the region, ", said Minister Cappelli.