Croatian digital platform for medical tourism
The new Croatian digital platform ZagrebMed to promote medical and health tourism will be launched in October. Designed to promote the city of Zagreb, it will bring together around 20 leading healthcare institutions in various fields of medicine. The plan is to promote Croatian medical tourism in general but specifically to focus on Zagreb.
Are already registered on the platform:
- IVF Zagreb
- Svjetlost Clinic
- LF Medical
Croatia receives a large number of patients from Italy, mainly for the dental tourism offer, but fears losing out to competitors in Albania, Hungary and Serbia.
Large sums of money from Croatia’s recovery and resilience plan should be invested in the country’s medical and wellness tourism offer, which is a sector with enormous growth potential.
Funding of projects in the Croatian tourism sector through the National Program for Public Sector Recovery and Resiliencefor which Croatia will have 132 million US dollars, will support larger projects at a high stage of readiness, and most of the money will go to spa, wellness and other tourism-oriented projects about health.
The projects are divided into three groups. The first and most generous is the development of health and wellness tourism, and this includes the construction, reconstruction, renovation and/or equipment of infrastructure, whether in terms of accommodation or other equipment.
For all projects the amount of co-financing is 100% of the eligible costs for projects which do not contain State aid, while for investments in projects which already contain State aid the amount is regulated in accordance with the rules for granting state aid
Bjelovar awaits the money for its spa complex with Olympic-sized, outdoor and indoor pools and a water park, relying on sustainable energy and geothermal sources.