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NATO ‘OFFERS’ EUR 2BN TO CROATIAN COMPANIES
RUSSIANS ARE HIGH CLASS TOURISTS - CLAIMS MINISTER
HOTEL AND NAUTICAL COMPLEX TO BE BUILT IN SIBENIK
GLASS MUSEUM OPENS
CROATIA FAVOURED BY AUSTRIANS
NEW SCHEME TO ENCOURAGE CROATIA TRAVEL
Croatia’s NATO membershipopens a possibility to the localcompanies to compete for deals worth as much as EUR 2 billiona year. Only in Croatia, NATOcould invest around EUR 40million in the next five to tenyears. The Government took this opportunity seriously, soa special task force will meeton Monday to prepare and en-courage Croatia’s companiesto take part in internationaltenders for NATO’s projects.With representatives of mini-stries of transport, economy and defense, the task force alsoincludes a Croatian Chamberof Economy’s representative.NATO’s military budget thisyear is EUR 1.3 billion, whilethe civilian budget amountsto EUR 201 million. The infra-structure program NSIP alonehas a yearly budget of EUR 640million, said head of the task force Djurdja Adlesic, who stre-ssed that such deals are espe-cially important in the time of crisis and recession. A new tourism initiative hasbeen set up to try and encoura-ge more people across Europeto holiday in Croatia. Conduc-ted by the Croatian NationalTourist Board, the scheme hasbeen launched in a number of neighbouring countries, reportsJavno.com. Different messageshave been used in each nation’sindividual marketing campaign,offering different reasons to cho-ose a vacation Croatia-style. Theadvertisement being displayedin Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbiaand Macedonia states: “Whenthe heart says summer, it says Adriatic!” However, the sloganfor the scheme in Ukraine andRomania is more specific to Cro-atia. “Experience the beauty of diversity”, it says, before adding:“Croatia: So beautiful, so close.”Meanwhile, Poland’s campaigngoes with: “When the heart sayssummer, it says Croatia!”Croatian Tourism MinisterDamir Bajs has praised Russiantourists as “high class” as a visarequirement for them to travel tothe country was lifted. The go- vernment has said Russian andUkrainian citizens will not need visas to travel to Croatia duringthe summer tourism season as itlooks to boost tourism revenues.Bajs said after meeting Deputy Russian Ambassador to Croa-tia Boris Medvedev yesterday (Weds): “Russians are high cla-ss tourists. Around 80 per centof those who come to Croatiahave a university education. Anaverage Russian tourist spendsmore than 100 Euros a day whi-le other tourists spend around56 Euros. “ A 100 millions Euros ho-tel and nautical resort is to bebuilt in Sibenik, it has beenreported. A consortium of theTurkish company Dogus Group, American company Island Glo-bal Yachting and the NauticalCentre Prgin in Sibenik toget-her with the city authorities of Sibenik are to back the projectin Mandalina in the Adriaticcoastal city. “There is no doubtDogus will take part in this in- vestment. We expect to sign thedeal later this month,” IvanaPrgin, the director of NauticalCentre Prgin said to SlobodnaDalmacija daily. A museum dedicated to an-tique glass has opened in Zadar.The Museum of Antique Glass which opened on Tuesday willdiplay unique glass works fromZadar County as well as otherCroatian cities such as Zagreb,Pula, Split, Osijek, Sibenik and Dubrovnik. It also holdsa library, congress hall and workshop for designing glass.Museum boss Ivo Fadic said:“This museum could become acentre in both Croatia and allof Europe for the study of glass-making.”When Austrians choose aholiday, Croatia is often amongtheir top choice of destination,it would seem. According tothe Austrian Times, Croatia isone the “favourite summer ho-liday destinations” for the peo-ple of Austria. Judging by thenewspaper’s statement, many of the holidaymakers choosingapartments in Croatia this sum-mer could well be from the cen-tral European region. With bea-utiful cities such as Dubrovnik,Split and Sibenik, as well as hostof islands in the Dalmatia holi-day region, there are a numberof options for all Europeans hea-ding to the country for a holiday this year and beyond.