About Us

Tourism Committee

Chair: Mr. Goran Rihtarić
EX-ALTO d.o.o.
Froudeova 1
10000 Zagreb
phone: +385 1 667 8082
e-mail: goran@ex-alto.hr

Vice Chair: Mr. Siniša Topalović
Horwath HTL d.o.o.
Ulica grada Vukovara 269a / 14
10000 Zagreb
phone: +385 1 4877 200
e-mail: stopalovic@horwathhtl.com

Mission statement:
  • act as a private sector, multi-disciplined interest group that can provide balanced support for local and national government tourism agencies in Croatia
  • to serve as a consultative body as required by those agencies
  • to assist in shaping and developing long-term, destination-specific tourism strategies and associated action plans

2017 POLICY ISSUES

1. Health Tourism
• Development of health tourism in Croatia is based on private sector initiative and Government support is needed to fulfill the potential of this competitive industry

2. Mobility Services in Tourism
• Mobility of tourists visiting Croatia is currently ensured through established means of transportation (trains, buses, taxi services etc.) There is a need for more flexible and cheaper transport solutions based on digital platforms to improve mobility of tourists between and within tourist destinations

3. Destination Management
• Destination management as key to improving competitiveness of the Croatian tourism industry

4. Education & Employment
• Private sector involvement in educational curriculum-design for tourism related school/university degrees, including mandatory provision of practical education (internships) aligned with the needs of the industry employers
• Labor market measures/incentives to counter the negative effects of seasonality on human resource availability and retention, and improve the attractiveness of the tourism industry to students as a potential long-term career opportunity

Committee members:
Abbott Laboratories d.o.o. - Sanja Matić
Addiko Bank d.d. - Igor Vukasović
Adecco d.o.o. za privremeno zapošljavanje - Bojan Poljičak
Aion d.o.o. - Nada Burić
Anterra d.o.o. / Hertz Croatia franchisee - Vladimir Banović, Daniel Drenški
Atlas d.d. - Nikolina Frklić, Tomislav Varga
Bolnica za ortopediju i rehabilitaciju “prim.dr.Martin Horvat” Rovinj - Marinko Rade
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Podružnica Zagreb - Hrvoje Bardek
Crowe Horwath d.o.o. - Dubravka Lacković Smole, Maja Blažević
Esplanade Oleander d.o.o. - Esplanade Zagreb Hotel - Ivica Krizmanić
EX-ALTO d.o.o. - Antonia Radić, Goran Rihtarić
Horwath i Horwath Consulting Zagreb d.o.o. - Siniša Topalović
Odvjetničko društvo Župić i partneri d.o.o. - Mirna Pavletić Župić
Poliklinika Bagatin - Alka Uroda, Ognjen Bagatin
Poliklinika Terme - Ivan Brozičević, Vlasta Brozičević
RIT Croatia - Domagoj Nikolić
Sheraton Zagreb Hotel - HUP-Zagreb d.d. - Mario Šušak
Supetrus hoteli d.d. - Marion Duzich, Silva Sekulo
The Westin Zagreb - Darko Radetić
Uber Croatia - Davor Tremac
Udruga EU Centar - Domagoj Vidaković
Udruga za istraživanja i razvoj ODAS - Ivana Božičević
Upravljanje hotelima P.B. d.o.o. - DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb - Josipa Jutt Ferlan
Valamar Riviera d.d. - Ivana Budin Arhanić, Deana Stipanović
Vlahović Grupa d.o.o. - Vlahovic Group Government Relations - Damir Vucić
Woodsford Grupa d.o.o. - Krešimir Špoljar
Zagreb City Hotels d.o.o. (DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb) - Josipa Jutt Ferlan