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Croatia to construct luxury hotels

Croatia will boost its tourist industry by two new five-star luxury hotels on the Istrian peninsula.

The the country's tourist office said the hotels will add 350 bedrooms, suites as well as apartments and villas along the peninsula's west coast. Visitors staying overnight in Dubrovnik and Brač this summer will also be able to take advantage of new luxury accommodation. Construction work has also begun on a new luxury holiday home estate in Malinska on the island of Krk. Last year more than 8.6 million people visited Croatia. German tourists made up the single largest group with about 1.6 million of them going to Croatia on holiday in 2006. (