According to the latest data from the eVisitor system, Croatia has registered 1.8 million foreign tourist arrivals so far this year, which is about 51 percent of last year's mark. Overnight stays stand at 14.7 million, which is down 41 percent from 2019.
Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac announced on Tuesday that given the situation with the coronavirus, Croatia can be happy with the results achieved by the tourism sector so far. Current forecasts predict that in 2020 the tourism sector will take in about 50 percent of last year's revenues, which were roughly ten billion Euro. Minister Brnjac also believes that Croatia should already be looking to prepare for 2021.
"We have to prepare for the Recovery and Resilience Facility. This part of the 22 billion Euros Croatia will receive from the EU, meaning from the Next Generation EU recovery fund. We have to sit down, prepare, have a quality discussion with the entire tourism sector, consult with the National Reform Program and prepare for the fall, but also for next year," Brnjac concluded.
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