Sustainable Tourism in Croatia – Government Adopts New Plan

Katarina Anđelković

Image: @Nikolina Brnjac official Facebook Page
Image: @Nikolina Brnjac official Facebook Page

August 25, 2023 – For a while now, we have been wondering if there is such a thing as sustainable tourism in Croatia. Fear not, as the Croatian Government has adopted the National Plan for Sustainable Tourism until 2027 and an action plan for its implementation. The Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac stated that almost one billion euros from the EU and the state budget are available for the implementation of the planned measures.

The National Plan for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2027 and the Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Plan for the Development of Sustainable Tourism for the period until 2025 were drawn up on the basis of the Law on Systems of Strategic Planning and Development Management of the Republic of Croatia, reports Index.

One billion euros for the implementation of the plan

“The national plan defines the implementation of the goals of the sustainable tourism development strategy and the national development strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2030 in the tourism field, and it is harmonized with the basic documents and policies of the EU and Croatia,” said Brnjac, adding that the document contains 10 special goals and associated measures.

The action plan for the period until 2025, on the other hand, defines the implementation of measures and activities in more detail, and includes 21 measures, as well as a framework for their monitoring and evaluation, she added.

“For the implementation of the measures of the National Plan, a total of almost one billion euros is planned, and the main source of project financing will be EU funds in the 2021-2027 financial perspective, as well as the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and state budget funds,” she said.

Financing Through the Tourism Fund

She added that an important source of financing will be the Tourism Fund, with funds based on the law on unassessed construction land and the decree that is in the process of being adopted. Brnjac assessed that the provided financial resources represent a significant step forward in investments in the strategic development of domestic tourism and enable the development of tourism in the direction of sustainability.


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