Croatian and Hungarian officials discuss ways of boosting domestic tourist spending

ZAGREB, 31.5.2016.

Croatian Tourism Minister Anton Kliman and Hungarian Government Commissioner for Tourism Gusztav Bienerth met in Budapest on Tuesday for talks on how to boost consumption in the tourist trade, according to a press release issued by the Croatian ministry.

 One of the topics discussed was Hungary's experience in encouraging Hungarians to visit domestic destinations as part of the Szep Card scheme, which replaced formerly used holiday vouchers for local guests.

In 2015, when 14.3 million tourists visited Croatia, up 9.3% from 2014, the number of Hungarian holiday-makers in Croatia was 436,000, up 19%, who spent 63 euros on average daily, according to a press release. (Hina)