Tourism Minister on results in low season

ZAGREB, 10.6.2012.

On the Croatian coast and in Zagreb there were 1.8 million tourists and 6 million overnights in the first 5 months of 2012, which is 9 per cent more tourists and 13 per cent more overnights compared with the same period last year, according to preliminary figures of boards of tourism.

Tourism Minister Veljko Ostojic has said the results are excellent and that he is optimistic that this tourist season could be financially better than last year by 3 to 5 per cent.

Ostojic said the excellent results were achieved despite the relatively bad weather and the holiday schedule in the low-season.

Ostojic was asked by the press about his thoughts on gay tourism in Croatia ahead of Saturday Split Pride 2012 parade. The Minister responded by saying that Croatian tourism has no fence, and that all tourists in Croatia were welcome. (Hina)