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The Croatian Tourism Business Club Holds First Meeting

The Croatian Tourism Business Club has held its inaugural meeting. The club, consisting of the owners of Croatia’s largest tourism companies, was convened by the nation’s Tourism Minister Veljko Ostojic as the government aim to devise plans to make Croatian tourism more competitive on the world market.

 The Tourism Business club was also set up with the aim of developing relations and cooperation between the public and private tourism sectors in Croatia.

Ostojic outlined key projects in 2013 at the first meeting, new development and investment models, as well as the importance of destination management, the state of affairs in the capital market, growth and development factors. Prominent market positioning of Croatia, possibilities for granting credit lines to tourism projects, and more effective marketing activities were also discussed at the meeting, reported the Ministry.

Members of the Tourism Business Club, which include Mr. Jako Andabak, Mr. Boris Ivesa, Mr. Franz Lanschutzer, Mr. Andelko Leko, Mr. Frano Lukovic, Mr. Davor Luksic, Mr. Otmar Michaeler, Ms. Ivana Soljan, Mr. Ante Vlahovic and Mr. Veljko Zupan, welcomed the clubs’ establishment. The current Tourism Business Club members employ over 9,000 people, generating over 4 billion kunas (520 million euros) in revenue in 2012, and they plan to invest more than 1,54 billion kunas (200 million euros) in 2013. Meetings will take place on a regular basis.

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