Yesterday, the 4th session of the Tourist Business Council at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held in Zagreb, at which the current year was analyzed, as well as the expectations from the tourist year 2018.In the first nine months of 2017, there were 18,1 million arrivals and over 100 million overnight stays in Croatia, and despite the fact that this number includes commercial and non-commercial overnight stays, this is a great result, said the director of the Sector for Market Research and Strategic Planning at CNTB. in Igor Borojević and added that more than 85 percent of the turnover was realized in commercial accommodation, 12 in non-commercial, and 3 percent in nautical. “December will also be good, due to well-established Advent programs. Virtually all of our traditional markets have brought highly positive arrival and overnight numbers, except for Italy. The strongest growth was recorded by family accommodation with 20 percent more arrivals and 15 percent more overnight stays, hotels grew by 8,8 and 5,6 percent, and camps at similar rates”, Borojevic points out.Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism Ivo Bašić congratulated everyone on the good tourism results and stressed that the results this year and plans for next indicate the fulfillment of 4 strategic goals of the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy, ie investment growth, new employment, accommodation quality and changes in structure the same and increase revenue. He additionally pointed out that in 2018, the preparation of the basis for the new Strategy for the Development of Croatian Tourism for the period from 2020 should begin.”The tourist year 2017 was a good one, and I am extremely glad that some of the measures were launched for 2018 as a result of the activities of the Tourist Business Council, which pointed to key issues burdensome for the entire tourism sector. In 2018, it is necessary to continue with activities aimed at solving key problems of the sector, primarily the high tax burden with emphasis on VAT on accommodation and catering, further solving the problem of labor shortage, enacting the necessary new legislation based on proposals and needs of the profession and the issue of environmental protection as our most competitive advantage“Concluded the President of the Tourist Business Council at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (TPV) Franco Palma at the 4th session of the TPV.