Croatia plans to increase the tourists flow from Russia to 200 thousand in 2017
“Croatia intends to increase the number of arriving Russian tourists to 200 thousand people in 2017”, - reports the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the Minister of Tourism of the country Gary Cappelli. During the round table in Moscow, the Minister said that Croatia aims to increase the tourists flow from Russia to 200 thousand people per year against 120 thousand people in 2016. "The question of subsidizing of charter flights from Russia to Croatia is being considered. If it will be realized, the tour operators will gain an advantage in order to load the low season and to provide flow to non-beach resorts", - the ATOR reported. The new program of promotion and cooperation with Russian tour operators is under discussion, the Ministry plans to submit its final version in late May - early June. According to the Head of the representative office of the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia in Russia Raiko Ruzicka, among 120 000 Russian tourists, who visited the country in 2016, 22 000 people received a Croatian visa, while the others traveled with Schengen visas.