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The Croatian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a series of trainings for the application of the new one Law on the provision of services in tourism which came into force on January 1, 2018, and the first trainings were held in Zagreb and Pula.”Representatives of all 14 associations and communities in the Tourism Sector, from the Adventure Tourism Community to the Diving Tourism Community, have participated in working groups for this Act in recent years and we must thank the Ministry of Tourism for cooperation and acceptance of economic proposals. Of course, we cannot be satisfied with everything, something is necessarily included in the obligation to implement EU Directives and other regulations, but we believe that the maximum use of space to improve and enable tourism service providers to work better. We are also happy that in the future, for the first time, tourist inspectors will only issue warnings to entrepreneurs for irregularities and give them a deadline for elimination, and not immediately punish them, which professional associations have been asking for for many years.”, Said the director of the Tourism Sector of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Antonia Urlić, opening the training for the implementation of the new Law on the provision of services in tourism, which entered into force on January 1, 2018.Operativnu primjenu novog Zakona prezentirao je predavač na visokim školama Aspira i Vern Željko Trezner, istaknuvši da su temeljna obilježja nove regulative deregulacija pojedinih usluga, nove odredbe za pružanje određenih usluga kojih do sada nije bilo te transpozicija direktive EU 2015/2302. Kritična područja primjene EU direktive bit će praktične implikacije primjene definicije paket-aranžmana i povezanih putnih aranžmana, definiranje izuzeća od primjene direktive te pitanja zaštite od nesolventnosti.// Related news: A NEW LAW ON THE PROVISION OF TOURISM SERVICES HAS BEEN ADOPTED”From experience I can say that I have never experienced such an easy and peaceful start of the application of the Law, and this gives me the right to claim that the changes that came into force really deregulated some unnecessary regulations from previous regulations and made it easier for travel agencies. Of course, not everything from the new law is good, but progress is certainly visible”, Said Trezner, adding that it is especially important that the regulations on the identification code and minimum technical conditions for the operation of agencies that only created administrative problems were abolished on January 1. The institute of the book of complaints and the Register of Tourist Representation and the Register of Tourist Agencies were abolished.Under the new Act, more entities can provide services in tourism, but in special parts of the business and meeting all the necessary conditions as well as agencies. “In my opinion, there will be no significant changes in the market“, prokomentirao je Trezner. Jasenka Štiglec, načelnica Samostalnog sektora Turističke inspekcije Ministarstva turizma, pojasnila je prekršajne odredbe Zakona. „The new law introduced the application of the principle of opportunity, ie mitigation of inspectors’ treatment of service providers who violate the rules. It is possible for them to eliminate the deficiencies identified in the supervision without punishment, and it is precisely prescribed even when the principle of opportunity does not apply“, naglasila je Štiglec, dodajući kako se kazna neće naplatiti ako je, primjerice, nadzirana osoba do donošenja rješenja otklonila utvrđene nedostatke.They follow education in Split on March 15, Dubrovnik on March 16 and in Osijek on March 27, 2018.