Good tourist figures are expected for the holidays Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković pointed out that the City of Dubrovnik is satisfied with the support they have from the Ministry of Tourism and the fact that the Minister of Tourism recognized that Dubrovnik has really shown certain changes in destination management and sustainability of the tourist destination. Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković and Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, with their associates, held a meeting in Dubrovnik today. The Minister of Tourism also commented on the number of arrivals and overnight stays, both at the level of the year and for the upcoming holidays. As he said, in the “first package” for the first six months the increase was 15 percent, in the “second” July and August, we recorded a five percent increase in tourists, and in the “third”, and these are the last four months we have a constant five up to a six percent increase. ”We will observe and approach these three periods in the future. We can say that we will end the year with five percent more tourists and two percent more overnight stays. The plan was achieved. Today we have two billion kuna more than last year fiscalized in accommodation, catering and tourism services, which is some eight percent”Concluded Gary Cappelli. Also, Minister Cappelli commented on the issue of solving, ie improving the tourist infrastructure in Dubrovnik. ”We see that large projects are being prepared for everything that this government has recognized as a crucial problem of Dubrovnik, and that is the tourist infrastructure, sewerage and everything that goes with it, along with solving the issue of cruisers. The big problem is the bypass from Župa dubrovačka to the airport. This was discussed and Minister Butković told me that he was taking it seriously, that he was talking to the prefect and the mayor. Further development, tourist development, any development of the city of Dubrovnik, the whole county, survives practically on that bypass which is very important. If we know that we have about 3 million passengers who came to Dubrovnik Airport, that the big problem is the bottleneck at the traffic lights in Župa, if we know that tomorrow we are talking about investments in Kupari and if we want a congress center there, then we are really getting into a problem. primarily addressed infrastructurally”, Also pointed out Minister Cappelli. DUBROVNIK FINALLY DEVELOPED THE PROGRAM “WINTER IN DUBROVNIK” SENSELY AND CONNECTEDLY “The city of Dubrovnik is satisfied with the support we have from the Ministry of Tourism. Namely, the Minister mentioned the fact that the introduction of a cruise tax was allowed, which is extremely important for Dubrovnik because we will use the entire tax exclusively for the improvement of transport infrastructure in the area of the City of Dubrovnik. As far as the issue of sustainability is concerned, just as the issue of the excessive number of guests in the destination did not come overnight, so the issue of sustainability alone cannot be resolved overnight. However, with a systematic solution, step by step, we are going in that direction. I am glad that the world’s leading organizations have got involved and that now UNESCO itself says that Dubrovnik is an example of how to approach solving a certain problem. There is still a lot of work ahead of us but I am sure we are going in the right direction”, Said Mayor Franković. AFTER 13 LONG YEARS, DIRECT AIRLINE BETWEEN DUBROVNIK AND BUDAPEST IS BEING INTRODUCED AGAIN Cappelli: Solving the bypass would ensure the day-to-day tourist development of Dubrovnik and the entire region DUBROVNIK EXPECTS OVER HRK 10 MILLION IN REVENUE FROM THE TOURIST FEE FOR CRUISES “The season for Dubrovnik is not over yet, the numbers are good, the preparations for this season have started well. I am glad that with our new package of laws on tourist boards we have managed to do exactly what Dubrovnik has certainly benefited from, and that is the introduction of an additional tax for cruisers. I am particularly pleased that this was their proposal, and we are considering some more decentralization proposals that we have discussed now.”, Said Minister Cappelli after the meeting with Mayor Franković, noting that there was a decentralization of the package of laws on residence tax, which are passed by the decision of the city councils. In their statements for the media after the meeting, they referred to current issues related to the current situation and further development of this most important economic branch for Dubrovnik. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DUBROVNIK TOURIST WINTER 2019/2020? When asked about the Dubrovnik tourist winter, he added that last year they had a good increase in airlines and this was reflected in the increase in the number of guests in the destination of 20 percent compared to the winter before. “This year it will be even more. We are connected to London, Spain, Poland, Istanbul and Frankfurt. We have a connection with all international centers and we believe that this season will be good and successful. As for the offer we have, we have the problem of closed catering facilities, although now present to a lesser extent, because the city has forgiven the lease of public space to those who are open in winter. With the new contracts, all those who will be in the city will have the obligation to work in the winter and thus our offer will be more complete.”Concluded Fanković. “We talked about further decentralization, about the issue of private accommodation. It is very desirable, but it needs to be solved better ”, said Minister Cappelli also explaining that his proposal in some future law will be to allow city councils to make a decision on limiting the number of private accommodation facilities on the mayor’s proposal due to infrastructure capacity and destination absorption. Photo: City of Dubrovnik Cover photo: j_nnesk_sser, Pixabay.com RELATED NEWS:
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