According to a report by the Financial Times for Business, Croatia is the seventh destination in the world to invest in tourism

first_imgFirst edition of the report Global tourism locations of the future 2017/2018 (Global Tourism Destinations of the Future), the leading British publication of the Financial Times for Business fDi Magazine, ranked Croatia in the high seventh place of the destination with the greatest potential for investment in tourism.Croatia, among 43 world tourist destinations, received a special recognition “Editor’s Choice Awards” as one of the countries with the greatest progress in improving tourism infrastructure, accommodation, tourism development initiatives and investing in hotels and cruising nautical tourism. In addition, when it comes to special forms of tourism, Croatia is especially prominent as a destination for film tourism.You can find the full report at the following link: Tourism Locations of the Future 2017 Investments in the tourism sector in 2018 worth 940 million euros  Next year, 15 percent more investments in tourism are expected in Croatia, while this year alone investments in tourism of around 800 million euros have been made. Minister Cappelli points out that almost 40 percent more is invested in tourism than in 2016. “Croatia, as a tourist destination, achieves better results every year, and what makes us especially happy is that with such results we are continuously working on innovations and encouraging further investments. Such announcements are the best indicator that Croatia is not only an attractive tourist destination, but also attractive for investments.” he stressed Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli emphasizing that he is especially proud of the recognition he received and the positioning of Croatia in the high seventh place in the world when it comes to investments in tourism.By the way, the Ministry of Tourism has prepared a survey of investments in tourism for next year. The survey covered all counties and tourist companies, and it is a survey with entered data that were submitted to the Ministry of Tourism by the end of November 2017.According to the submitted data in Croatian tourism in 2018 it will be invested 940 million euros. Companies will invest around 628 million euros in their tourism projects, while the public sector, ie counties, cities and municipalities will invest over 311 million euros. The announced investments in the private sector include investments in hotels, camps, nautical and other types of accommodation facilities, facilities and attractions, and investments in the public sector include investments in visitor centers, beaches, promenades, etc. Investments according to the survey in 2017 amounted to are 817 million euros, and in 2016 676 million euros.Next year, the realization of some of the largest tourist investments in recent years is expected, such as the construction and reconstruction of Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik with a total value of over 900 million kuna and the project of investment bank Arqaam Capital and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Brizenica Bay. the island of Hvar worth about 1 billion kuna.fDi’s Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18:In 2018, Maistra expects the completion and opening of the Park 5 * Hotel in Rovinj worth HRK 539 million. A large number of investments are planned in Istria, where the Valamar company in the Girandella Resort in Rabac is investing in the construction of the Maro Hotel, and the reconstruction of the existing Valamar Argosy facilities in Dubrovnik and Valamar Pinia Suites in Poreč. The Blue Lagoon will start the reconstruction of the Laguna Park hotel and tourist resort in Poreč next year, and the company Istraturist Umag has announced the reconstruction of the Hotel Sol Umag and the AC Stella Maris camp.Also, numerous investments in the continental part of Croatia have been announced, including the construction of Ivan’s home, the reconstruction of the Arcadia annex, and the reconstruction of the Swiss villa within the Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Daruvar Spa. The listed accommodation capacities will be in the 4 * category. In addition, the reconstruction of the Panorama Hotel in Prelog is expected, through which the hotel will be recategorized from 3 * to 4 * and accommodation capacities will be increased.Side dish: fDi Global tourism locations of the future 2017/2018 <br />
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