“The challenges for our industry are becoming more intense day by day, from current events in the country and in the most important emitting markets for us, to the search for innovative tourism products and the application of new technologies that will bring our offer closer to both existing and new consumers. In order to meet these requirements, it is necessary to harmonize domestic business conditions as soon as possible, first of all the adoption of a more flexible Labor Law, lowering the VAT rate in tourism in line with our competing Mediterranean countries and adequate regulation of special taxation of travel agencies.”, Pointed out Žgomba. At today’s election session of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce held in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Split County Chamber, he was elected president of the Association for the second time. Boris Žgomba, CEO of Uniline. He was elected vice president Jurica Glavina, director of the Split company Eklata, while she was elected secretary of the Association Saša Zrnić from the Sector for Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Also, Žgomba said that the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is the right place for dialogue on these issues and the development of the best proposals to facilitate state institutions to pass the highest quality laws in the field of day-to-day operations of travel agencies. He also called on all members to be actively involved in the work of the Association for the Benefit of Croatian Tourism and all its stakeholders. The Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has 1768 members, is a member of the European Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA), where Boris Žgomba also serves as a member of the Management Board. In addition to the elections, the key topic of the session was changes in the insurance regulations of travel agencies. The parts of these regulations concerning agencies were presented to the audience by a HANFA representative. Some of the key activities of the Association in the last year were trainings to adapt to legal changes that occurred in the amendments to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism, preparations for the implementation of the EU Directive on Package and Related Arrangements, GDPR and activities related to special taxation of travel agencies. om.