Remember CRO Cards? Ministry of Tourism and Sports Reveal Future

Daniela Rogulj

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CRO Card

For those who don’t remember, CRO Cards are Croatian tourist cards that work as an electronic voucher with the functionalities of a debit card, reports RTL.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports told RTL that the Croatian tourist card is available to issue and use. The same was confirmed by Hrvatska poštanska banka (HPB), along with Podravska banka.

“Hrvatska poštanska banka participates in the Croatian Government project with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to issue the CRO Card, which is issued and used as in previous years. The CRO Visa card of HPB is available as a debit, contactless card linked to a transaction account for special purposes that users can open in any Hrvatska poštanska bank branch. The card is issued according to the requests of natural persons and business entities who decide to pay compensation to their employees via the Croatian tourist Visa card, according to the same rules as before,” they stated.

The Ministry adds that HRK 18,710,000 was paid to tourist cards during the last two years, and 74,500 transactions were carried out.

“In the past year, the Ministry encouraged conducting a survey among employers related to using the card, and based on the collected data, it will decide on future steps, especially taking into account the fact that one of our strategic goals is to encourage domestic tourism,” they said.

They also remind that payment of services with the Croatian tourist card is possible in all catering facilities that provide food preparation and beverage services (restaurants, cafes, fast food, etc.) and in all facilities that provide accommodation services (hotels, campsites, guesthouses, private renters, etc.) that accept payment via bank cards.

With the Croatian tourist card, it is possible to pay for charter services (boat rentals) and other tourist services in Croatia through tourist agencies everywhere that accept bank card payments.

In addition to other non-taxable rewards that employers can pay to workers in one calendar year, such as holiday pay, the CRO Card also enables the use of catering, tourist, and other services worth HRK 2,500.00 per year tax-free. Furthermore, you can find the catering and tourist service providers with additional discounts on the CRO Card website, they concluded.

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