Tourism Minister: SDP Has Confirmed That I Am Right

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ZAGREB, July 23, 2019 – Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli commented on the press conference by the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Monday, saying that they confirmed what he himself had been saying, that a VAT cut would help the Croatian tourism industry.

The SDP said earlier in the day that increased wages and investment in quality tourism facilities and services, along with a reduced VAT on hospitality and accommodation, were strategic objectives for the tourism sector.

“The SDP said at the press conference what I have been saying about the need to increase the quality and about too many facilities that are not good. They did me a great favour by confirming everything what I have been saying and that I am right,” Cappelli told reporters before a meeting at government headquarters.

Asked to comment on the SDP’s demand for a lower VAT on hospitality and accommodation, he said that a fourth round of tax cuts was being prepared and that this matter would be given consideration.

Cappelli said that a VAT reduction would help Croatia in relation to its competitors, recalling that he had said last year that this year Croatia would be “on the edge” of last year’s tourism results, which he considered “a huge success”.

Reporters also asked Finance Minister Zdravko Marić about the SDP’s demand, and he said that a fourth round of tax changes was in the pipeline and that specific measures would be announced in the coming days.

More news about Croatian tourism can be found in the Travel section.


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