Special Committee for Tourism Established in Istria

Daniela Rogulj

April 23, 2020 – A special committee for tourism has been established in Istria to adopt decisions quicker and ensure better coordination and planning. 

Thus, HRTurizam reports that by the decision of the deputy prefect of Istria County, Fabrizio Radin, the Tourism Commission for Istria County was established today in 2020, as the expert and advisory body of the prefect.

The Commission will actively monitor and analyze the epidemiological situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region, the Republic of Croatia and the main markets of Istria County and its implications for the tourist season in Istria.

The Commission will coordinate its activities related to the tourist season in Istria County and coordinate with the County Civil Protection Headquarters. They will also propose measures to the Government of the Republic of Croatia to support the tourism sector in all segments and problem solving, as well as measures for Istrian cities and municipalities to support entrepreneurs to maintain business and retain existing jobs.

The Commission will coordinate the public and private sectors in taking measures and activities aimed at maximizing results in saving the tourist season. In addition, it will design measures, activities and marketing projects according to the most significant markets, and, if necessary, perform other tasks entrusted to them by the prefect.  

The President of the Commission is prefect Fabrizio Radin, and the following members were also appointed: Boris Miletić, Mayor of Pula and representative of all local self-government units in the County; Veljko Ostojic, director of the Croatian Tourism Association and a representative of hotel and camping tourism; Boris Žgomba, President of the Association of Travel Agencies at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce; Marijan Ritossa, representative of small family-run hotels and private accommodation; Sean Lisjak, president of the Association of Marinas at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce; Denis Ivošević, director of the Istria County Tourist Board; Valter Flego, a former Istria County prefect and current Member of the European Parliament; Ivan Jakovcic, a former prefect of Istria and a former MEP; Anton Kliman, former Minister of Tourism and current Member of Parliament, and Darko Lorencin, former Minister of Tourism.

Nada Prodan Mrakovic, Head of the Tourism Department in the region, has been appointed as the secretary of the Commission, since the mentioned Administrative Department will perform the expert and administrative tasks for the Commission.

Istria is ahead of everyone once again, and will certainly recover the fastest once the coronavirus crisis ends.

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