Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac met today in Zagreb with the delegation of the Tourism Committee of the German Parliament (Bundestag), led by President Jana Schimke, who is on a three-day visit to Croatia. The meeting discussed the consolidation of cooperation in the field of tourism between Croatia and Germany, the exchange of experiences in the development of sustainable tourism, and the joint activities achieved so far.
"I introduced President Schimka and the members of the Tourism Committee to our reform of the management of tourism development, the guidelines prescribed by the Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy until 2030 and the framework of the first Croatian umbrella Act on Tourism. We are proud that our direction of sustainability is recognized in other member states EU, and such cooperation and exchange of experiences additionally contribute to the achievement of all our strategic goals", she said Minister Nikolina Brnjac.
The German representatives showed special interest in the application of the Law on Tourism and strategic guidelines at the local and regional level, the method of financing projects of special importance for destinations, as well as the possibility of charging an ecological contribution, and welcomed the solutions presented to them.
Croatia and Germany nurture a long-standing partnership and cooperation in the field of tourism, which is regulated within the framework of the Action Plan on enhanced cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports continuously cooperates with the German provinces within the framework of the Permanent Croatian-Bavarian Commission and within the framework of the Joint Governmental Commission Croatia - Baden-Württemberg, as well as within the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).