New tourist registration system to go live as of 2016

A new tourist check-in and check-out information system, called eVisitor, will be launched in Croatia at the beginning of 2016, covering more than 60,000 registered accommodation providers, 300 tourist boards, and the state administration in charge of tourism.

Accommodation providers will be obliged to enter information on a tourist's arrival and departure within 24 hours, and the system will also enhance the collection of tourist tax, it was said at the presentation of the eVisitor system in the Tourism Ministry on Wednesday.

Work on the system took more than a year and the system has cost more than HRK 2 million so far. It includes the Tourism Ministry, the National Tourist Board, local tourist boards, the tax and customs authorities, the Tourism Inspection Office, the Interior Ministry, and the national statistical office.

The system is also expected to suppress the grey economy in tourism and enhance the collection of tourist tax, which brought in HRK 360 million last year, plus an additional HRK 25 million from boaters.

 

(EUR 1 = HRK 7.62)

Last update: Wed, 25/11/2015 - 16:54
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