U Novigradu je svečano otvoren novi Design Boutique hotel Rivalmare, a istog dana otvoreno je i turističko naselje „Narcisa ago – Čiže“ u Trvižu kod Pazina, u središnjoj Istri. Tako je Istra u jednom danu povećala svoje smještajne kapacitete, a važno je naglasiti kako su svi novi objekti visoke kategorizacije.Hotel Rivalmare is the only project from the Istrian County that received the green light in the tender intended for funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the amount of 7,12 million while the total value of the project is 17,62 million kuna. The hotel has 12 double rooms and one suite, with a total capacity of 26 beds. It is planned that the hotel will be open for at least ten months a year, and in order to enable that, it will have additional facilities such as wellness, fitness, sauna and bicycle rental.Minister Kliman also took part in the opening ceremony, emphasizing that the Croatian tourism sector relies heavily on the accommodation and catering offer and that one of the priorities is a further step forward in their quality. “Such investments, which represent development, innovation, raising tourism to a higher level, are exactly what we need in order for Croatian tourism to become even more recognizable, of better quality and more competitive on the world market.”Minister Kliman points out.According to the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020 and national programs, a particularly prominent investment in hotel facilities, such as swimming pools, wellness, sports and recreation, entertainment, etc., was detected, all with the aim of attracting in the pre- and post-season periods and strengthening the offer. during the main part of the season.On the same day, the tourist resort Čiže, the company Narcisa ago in Trviž in central Istria, was opened in Pazin. It is also a greenfield investment, considering that the resort was built on once barren agricultural land of 3 hectares. The resort has two holiday homes of 95m2 each, a boarding house with 5 double rooms, a swimming pool, a kitchen and a restaurant and a camping rest area. All facilities are built according to the 4-star quality standard. Total investments in this project amount to over HRK 8 million, of which the loan from the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) amounted to slightly less than HRK 4 million.