Strategy for the promotion of nautical tourism in Croatia adopted
Last month, the Croatian government adopted a strategy for the promotion of nautical tourism in Croatia over the next ten years, according to which no more than 15,000 berths would be built during that period, as opposed to 33,000 as initially planned by regional authorities.
The Strategy specifies 15 new top locations including Rovinj, Pula – St. Katharine, Rijeka – Porto Baroš, Novalja -Pag, Pakoštane, Zadar, Šibenik – Mandalina, Dugi Rat, Split – Žnjan, Marina, Vis, Dubrovnik – Gruž, Slano, Orebi? and Vela Luka.
The Strategy also predicts within the next 10 years the construction of 5 thousand new berths in existing ports and 5 thousand berths in new locations along the Croatian coast and islands as well as 5 thousand sites for the accommodation of vessels on land.
Further plans include the building of marinas for mega-yachts close to airports and large cities where the already existing infrastructure is not able to accommodate large vessels.
All the mentioned steps are expected to secure during the next ten years an income of HRK 15 billion based on a planned annual growth of 9.8 percent (source:hina.hr)