Growing Croatian Tourism Creates New Opportunities
- New Europe Investor
- April 06, 2016
The number of foreign tourists visiting Croatia in January of 2016 grew by 8.8% compared to the same month of 2015.
The number of overnight stays grew by 10.7% according to figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
In January, 84,000 foreign tourists visited Croatia with domestic tourism also up significantly at 72,000, representing a rise of 9.6%.
The rise in tourist numbers has opened up the possibility of Croatia taking advantage of old Yugoslav military bases for visitors and development.
The Muzil peninsula, a former military base near the coastal town of Pula has received two international bids according to reports in the country.
On the peninsula, is a base which once belonged to the Yugoslav National Army with its ownership then transferred to the Croatian Office for Management of State Property DUUDI.
It is estimated that the total value of sites inherited from the Yugoslav Army in Croatia could be as much as €10 billion.