A comparison of the results of the assessment of marinas for the first eight months of 2019 compared to 2020 showed that this season the utilization of marina capacity four percent the smaller, the connection price is reduced by 23 percent, while the total revenue per connection fell 16 percent., is the conclusion of the analysis of the current nautical season within the Session of the Association of Marinas of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.
At the election session of the Association of Marinas of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, he was re-elected president of the Association Sean Lisjak who immediately articulated the demands of the industry.
"Our priorities are the extension of concessions for concessionaires who meet contractual obligations and the release of concession fees, fixed and variable. This would free up funds to prepare for next season, as well as to help charters and other tenants. We are also asking for a reduction in VAT. ", pointed out Lisjak.
When asked what he expects for the next tourist season through the prism of nautical tourism, Lisjak points out that he is optimistic about the next season. "I think it will be much better because nautical is the future of our tourism, not just because of the crown. I hope that the state has learned something from this experience, that it will recognize us and help us in our recovery through easier access to financing and correction of the NKD. ", Lisjak emphasized.
The session also discussed the Law on Maritime Property, which he criticized Goran Raznjevic, President of the Management Board of Ilirija and a member of the Council of the Association of Marinas of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, who believes that this issue is inadequately regulated and that urgent amendments to the law are necessary to encourage investment and give additional concessionaires additional legal certainty.
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