Božinović: Croatia’s Security Impacts Tourists’ Choice of Holiday Destination

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ZAGREB, September 17, 2019 – Interior Minister Davor Božinović on Monday closed the headquarters for the implementation of security measures during the 2019 tourism season that was opened in Zadar at the start of the summer, saying that this year the number of tourist arrivals was up five percent compared to last year and that foreign tourists chose Croatia as their destination because of the country’s security.

Božinović presented the results of the “Safe 2019 Tourism Season” project.

During the tourist season in Croatia, there are four to five tourists to one Croatian, and despite this increase, the police and other services managed to do a good job, Božinović said.

“The fact that when something occurs it makes it into the media and I do not have anything against that, that needs to be talked about, however that does not indicate a negative trend. The trend is positive, in the end we can see that the number of arrivals once again increased by 5%, which means that foreign tourists choose Croatia, and Croatia’s security is certainly one of the elements that influences their decision when choosing a destination,” said Božinović.

Foreign police come to Croatia during the season to help local police offices and this year there were 256 of them as part of the security project.

Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin believes that safety is Zadar’s brand.

The security headquarters during the tourist season was first established in June 2018 in an effort to coordinate the work of police departments in an effort to better implement security measures during the season.

More tourism news can be found in the Travel section.


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