At today's 22nd Congress of Hoteliers, Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac pointed out that a new package of measures worth 2,1 billion kuna was presented yesterday, which seeks to help entrepreneurs and preserve jobs and that they have launched a new state aid program. tourism sector and related activities
"We are aware of the challenges facing the tourism sector. In order to provide additional assistance to your business, we have launched the activity of drafting a new Program for the allocation of state aid to the tourism sector and related activities, which we will soon send for approval to the European Commission, then for adoption by the Government of the Republic of Croatia.", Said Brnjac in her speech and explained that the goal of this program, initially estimated at 1,5 billion kuna, guarantee schemes and interest subsidies to provide financial support to entrepreneurs with emphasis on measures to ensure liquidity and facilitate access to finance, all in order to conditions have been created for a faster recovery from the current crisis.
More details about the Program for the allocation of state aid to the tourism sector and related activities will be known soon, when it will be presented for adoption to the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
In her introductory address, Minister Brnjac pointed out that the Ministry of Tourism and Sports has started preparing a ten-year Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development, taking into account the principles of sustainable development, and a seven-year National Plan necessary analytical bases for better positioning of tourism in the EU budget for the period from 2021 to 2027.
"The process of drafting these strategic documents is as important as their final adoption. It is important that all of you, as well as other stakeholders in tourism, be involved in all stages of development. To this end, we have envisioned an inclusive and transparent process. It is very important to decide together what kind of tourism we can and should develop and to jointly set goals that we need to achieve. Only in this way can we have an applicable Strategy for the forthcoming period in which we will find solutions to the challenges that are imposed on us, but also solutions for the way forward in tourism after the COVID crisis. ", said Brnjac.
New Government measures worth 2,1 billion kuna - to preserve jobs, cover fixed costs and Covid loans
At yesterday's 25th session of the Government, new measures to help the economy were announced. Namely, the measure for preserving jobs will continue, part or all of the fixed costs will be covered during the work stoppage for the sectors that are now affected by the new measures, if they have a revenue drop of more than 60% in December and in cooperation with HAMAG BICRO , prepared a new package of so-called covid-loans in the amount of HRK 1,3 billion.