Anton Kliman

Minister forecasts 90 million tourist nights, EUR 9.5b in revenues

About 90 million nights and about EUR 9.5 billion in revenues are expected in Croatian tourism this year, including over EUR 8 billion from foreign tourists, Tourism Minister Anton Kliman said on Tuesday on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

Ministers inform Istrian entrepreneurs of support schemes

Croatian entrepreneurs will this year have about three billion kuna at their disposal from European Union structural funds, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts Darko Horvat and Tourism Minister Anton Kliman told Istrian business people on Wednesday at a presentation of planned support programmes.

Croatia could attract 500,000 pilgrims for the Feast of the Assumption

The tourism ministry said in a press release on Friday that more than 500,000 pilgrims could visit Marian shrines around the country on the Feast of the Assumption and Minister Anton Kliman believes that religious tourism has great potential for development.

Minister says very satisfied with start of tourist season

Caretaker Tourism Minister Anton Kliman has expressed satisfaction with the start of this year's tourist season and figures showing that arrivals and overnight stays have gone up 5-6% and 7.5% on the year respectively.

Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion marks its tenth anniversary

A ceremony was held in the northern Adriatic city of Pula on Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion.

Croatia condemns stoning of Rakitic's holiday home

Croatian tourism minister Anton Kliman on Saturday both condemned and played down the stoning attack on the holiday home of national football star Ivan Rakitic, the daily Jutarnji List reported.

Minister for lower VAT in tourism

Caretaker Tourism Minister Anton Kliman on Thursday said that a lower Value Added Tax (VAT) for tourism was being negotiated so that Croatia's tourism industry could be more competitive on the international scale.

Croatian and Slovenian ministers meet to discuss cooperation in tourism

Croatian Tourism Minister Anton Kliman and Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technologies Zdravko Pocivalsek met in the central Adriatic resort town of Biograd Na Moru on Friday to discuss cooperation in the tourism sector.

Minister announces bill on land for tourism purposes by year's end

 A bill on land for tourism purposes should be prepared by the year's end, Tourism Minister Anton Kliman said on Friday in Funtana in Istria County, where he was attending a meeting of the Croatian Camping Union (KUH).

Croatian tourism minister talks Slovenia's panel border fence

Kliman said that Slovenia was putting up a fence for no real reason but out of fear. "It says more about the one putting it up than about us. It won't be a pretty picture for tourists."

Apoxyomenos Museum to open 30 April in Mali Losinj

Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic said that he was pleased that the Apoxyomenos would arrive home where it belonged and that he would be even more pleased if a copy was to 'find' its way to the ministry and the idea was well accepted by Mayor Capelli.

Croatia expects about 6% more German tourists this year

Based on bookings and announcements, Croatia can expect 5-6 percent more German tourists this year, which is a considerable increase compared with last year, Tourism Minister Anton Kliman said at the ITB travel show in Berlin on Wednesday.

Tourism ministry plans to attract larger number of Russian tourists

The Croatian Tourism Ministry and the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ), together with the HDZ office in Moscow, have been conducting additional activities this year again to attract Russian tourists, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Minister announces 670 mln euro investments in tourism

"Investments this year in the tourism sector are planned at 670 million euros or 35% more than last year," Kliman said. 

Minister supports transforming unpromising military facilities as tourism investments

We will prepare an action plan so that unpromising military facilities could be transformed into tourism investments, Kliman told reporters.

Minister says gov't to do its best to increase tourism competitiveness

Underlining that a better investment climate and greater investments were among the strategic guidelines of the new government, Kliman said that there was the political will to remove obstacles to investments.