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Croatia hopes for a boom in tourism in 2013

Croatian Times

Croatia is hoping for a boom in tourism next year after it joins the EU in July.

And Tourism Minister Veljko Ostojic says he will be introducing a sales-tax cut on tourist services to 10 percent from 25 percent in January.

"These two factors will make Croatian tourism more competitive in the Mediterranean region," he said.

He added that the government would also increase the sale of state-owned tourist companies such as  Club Adriatic and Brijuni Rivijera.

After three years of recession Croatia hopes the measures will boost its economy, with tourism accounting for one-fifth of its economy.




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