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Croatia Set for 2013 Tourism Boost Following EU Admittance and Tax Cuts

February 6, 2013

LONDON, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Croatia is expected to see a large increase in tourism this summer thanks to its
admittance to the EU and the announcement of a 15% sales-tax cut on tourist services which
came into effect in January. These changes mean Brits wanting to holiday in the
Mediterranean country could find themselves a better deal on trips with the savings being
passed on to holidaymakers.

Michael Bond of 121carhire.com [http://www.121carhire.com/246.html ] said: “Croatia is
taking great steps to boost its tourism and economy to help it compete with traditional
holiday hotspots such as Spain and Turkey. With over 2,700 hours of sunshine per year and
its white sandy beaches, it is fast becoming a popular place to holiday. Our recent
figures found that the most popular places in Croatia for car hire to date are Dubrovnik,
Pula, Zagreb and Split airports respectively, and we are preparing for an even higher
demand in these areas this summer.”

Croatia, which has more than 1,000 islands dotted around its coast, has reportedly
seen a 43% increase in bookings for 2013 already. This follows the news from its Tourism
Minister, Veljko Ostojic, that sales tax on tourist services will be reduced from 25% to
just 10%. Tourism currently accounts for one fifth of the nation’s economy, half of that
of Spain, and the country has been recovering from a three-year recession.

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