Posted: 02.02.2023 13:01:00

Croatia likely to face surge in tourism after joining the EU

On January 1st, Croatia became the 20th member of the Eurozone and the 27th member of the Schengen zone, and its Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said an unprecedented increase in tourism is expected in this regard, RIA Novosti reports


Mr. Plenković believes ‘everything will develop positively’ in the country's tourism sector. “82 percent of visitors come from the Schengen zone, and 20 percent of our GDP is accounted for by tourism. With this in mind, I expect to see an unprecedented rise in the industry in 2023,” he said.

The PM added that GDP growth in Croatia is expected to reach 6 percent, and inflation may settle at a level slightly above 10 percent.

Since January 1st, 2023, the Euro is Croatia’s main currency.