The arrival of the World Rally Championship brings Croatia a whole range of positive effects. This was shown by independent expert studies, which took Portugal as a reference point, a country that annually achieves one and a half million overnight stays from the WRC race. Organizing Croatia Rally in April would bring quality content that would awaken the pre-season in Croatia.
Also, there is a high probability that a part of visitors from foreign countries would extend their stay, choosing one of the destinations on the Adriatic coast after the end of the rally, which will be held in the northwestern part of the country.
"By the most conservative calculations made by independent experts from faculties in Pula and Zagreb based on WRC Portugal, income could be as high as 45 milion euro. Croatia would make direct profit of 5 milion euro through taxes. The indirect profit of the project through media effects is more than 40 million euros. It significantly exceeds the total annual investment in the promotion of Croatia and Croatian tourism. On the other hand, Croatia offers the WRC new challenging tracks in a beautiful environment, the concept of a race with more than 300 kilometers of special stages, an excellent eno-gastronomic offer with glamor and entertainment", emphasizes the president of the Organizing Committee of Croatia Rally Daniel Saskin.