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Tourism more important for Croatia than other EU states

Croatian Times

Tourism is very important for Croatia, more so than for any other European Union state, new research shows.

Part of a tourism development strategy report "Croatian tourism and competitive surroundings" shows that tourism participated in Croatia's GDP with 8.3 per cent, more than in any other state. For example, in Spain tourism forms 6.3 per cent of GDP, in Austria 5.4 per cent and in France, four per cent.

When the entire economic activity influenced by tourism is taken into consideration, the share in GDP grows to 15 per cent, while in Spain it is 11 per cent, news website Tportal writes.

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  • wrote on 25. 03. 2012 from

    Hi there, tourism is one of the most important single economic segments in Croatia - a pitty Croatia has one of the shortest seasons in Europe - there is a lot of potential which can and eventually certainly will be captured.


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