At the beginning of 2018, a significant legislative change was introduced in Croatia, which will have important and positive implications for the future of health tourism. One of the major innovations is the regulation of the provision of health tourism services, which extends the number of providers of tourism services in health tourism – besides specialized hospitals and spas, such services to other healthcare institutions and healthcare companies.
This is a multi-year work in defining the way of development of this branch of tourism, whereby the HTI Conference participated through numerous initiatives and proposals, resulting in the introduction of concrete measures that will create chances for faster and better development. Also, large international investments are also being launched in Croatia, such as the Daruvar hospital, the Lovran project, the Chinese investment in Krapinske Toplice and so on.
Croatia, which continually increases the number of tourists, is gradually becoming the country for large and high-quality investments.
This year’s edition of the HTI Conference will be an opportunity to introduce participants with new investment opportunities in Croatia, as well as the place to report on major changes at European level that will improve investors’ opportunities due to the announced increased funding from health tourism funds. International Journal of Healthcare Management (IJHM) in cooperation with Princeton Healthcare International (PHI) will organize a special B2B Workshop for financing health tourism projects in Europe moderated by J. Paulo Moreira.