“The minister and the government completely ignored the multiple appeals that have been going on for weeks to help the tourism sector solve this problem, which caused a shock in the entire sector because these are technical changes that do not require any additional budget investments but only the good will of the administration. understands the needs of the economy ” The Croatian Employers’ Association and the Croatian Tourism Association point out in a joint statement. In the fall of 2018, the Croatian Employers’ Association and the Croatian Tourism Association welcomed the timely decision on quotas and their increase, emphasizing the importance of timely preparation for tourism 2019. Then they warned that importing foreign workers is only a short-term solution to labor shortages. how to implement this measure it is necessary to reduce administrative barriers in order for it to be effective. On the eve of the beginning of the main tourist season, the situation with the workforce is critical and the opening of certain tourist facilities as well as restaurants and cafes is endangered. “Unfortunately, now that the season of struggle for each guest is heating up, we are facing two key problems: quotas have been used up, which means that there is no one to work, regardless of the fact that workers from abroad have already arrived in Croatia. and the administrative implementation of the use of quotas are not efficient, and the processing of applications takes several weeks ” emphasize from HUT and HUP and add that the tourism sector lacks manpower and if possible the employment of local-domestic workers is always in the first place, but there is no availability and interest and are now in the throes of labor shortages and inability to import workers because of unemployed people who do not want to work in tourism. There are no local employees, and quotas for import of foreign workers have been used up and an urgent reaction of the Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Government of the Republic of Croatia is needed, point out the Croatian Employers’ Association and the Croatian Tourism Association. there are no workers, which directly endangers the tourist season. The biggest loser in this case is the state because tourism accounts for 20 percent of GDP and the Croatian economy depends on the tourist season. “The fight for each guest ends if there is no staff to provide him with tourist service. As a result, the budget loses both revenue from employment and from services not provided. In the announcements of the season, we emphasized that the repetition of last year’s results should not be considered a failure, and Croatian tourism is now prevented from achieving those results. ” conclude from HUT and HUP.