Minister of Tourism Cappelli in Rovinj
Croatian Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli visited Rovinj and the construction site of ACI marina Rovinj
Minister Cappelli visited the construction site of Park Hotel and ACI marina Rovinj.
Over the weekend, Croatian tourism has achieved historic tourism results. The long-awaited and anticipated record of 100 million overnight stays has been recorded for the first time in Croatian history by the eVisitor system, which includes tourism turnover realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system).
“We are exceptionally proud of the fact that we have achieved such a high and historic figure and thus confirmed once again that Croatia is a true breakout tourist destination. This is the result of work and cooperation of all tourism stakeholders and therefore I congratulate everyone on this historic achievement of Croatian tourism, „said Minister Cappelli, adding:” This result is also the confirmation that tourism in Croatia does not happen by itself, but is achieved through good-quality planning, marketing activities and organized work throughout the entire year. Croatia is and can be far more than just a summer destination, and the large number of new and quality offers and excellent results in the pre and post season can confirm this.”
By visiting the Region of Istria, that occupies a significant place on the Croatian culinary map, Tourism Minister Cappelli recalled that the development of tourism in Croatia is based on the development of selective branches of tourism such as health, business, sports, nautical and rural tourism. Gastro–tourism is increasingly evolving and has been in recent years one of the main motifs for arrivals, especially during the summer months.
During his visit to the Istrian region, Minister Cappelli visited the construction site of the Maistra Group Park Hotel and of the ACI marina in Rovinj, which is currently under full reconstruction. The aim of these investments is to achieve harmony of the exclusive complementary services of the facilities located in the attractive Monte Mulini tourist area.
ACI marina Rovinj is currently undergoing complete reconstruction in the land and sea part. The project is worth HRK 160 million and will represent a significant step forward in the standards of nautical tourism in Croatia. In the sea part, the reconstruction will divide the waters in two “pools”: one of which will be partially used during the summer season for smaller charter and transit vessels. The new marina will have the capacity of 196 berths to receive boats of an average length of 17 meters instead of the current 11 meters. The marina will be able to accommodate yachts of up to 35 meters long on annual berths, and a dozen berths have been intended for accommodating even larger vessels in transit.
During his visit to the construction site, Minister Cappelli emphasized: “The year-on-year increase in investment suggests that Croatia is an attractive investment destination. This year €817 million have been invested in Croatian tourism, and the announcements for next year are even more optimistic since we predict €940 million worth investments. I believe we can be satisfied with the pace of investments in the Croatian tourism sector. “