Croatia ranks fourth in the world on this infamous scale, and Haiti, Venezuela and BiH are in a worse situation. Also on the scale below Croatia are Romania, Yemen, Moldova, Northern Macedonia and Serbia. But let’s get back to the topic. Croatia is the fourth in the world after the departure of the educated “Brain drain” (brain drain) is a specific form of population migration that refers to the departure of highly educated professionals, scientists and intellectuals of a country abroad. Logical, brain drain it occurs from underdeveloped or developing countries to developed countries. When we talk about human resources in tourism as well as the burning issue of the workforce in our tourism, a big “fight” is being waged and how to attract and retain existing staff in middle and senior management. A topic that is little talked about in public, and which is also extremely important and more than current. In a 4-star hotel where high quality of service is expected, and accompanied by a “high” price of accommodation, the receptionist can not work for a salary of 5.500 kuna, without knowing two or three foreign languages, has extensive experience, high communication skills etc.… One with the other just doesn’t go. Quality tourism, the future and sustainability are not built on labor imports. The Economist magazine, using data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) according to the Global Competitiveness (WEF) report for 2018, published on its LinkedIn profile an infographic listing the countries where brain drain occurs most. The future is not built on the import of labor, and without domestic labor there is no sustainable development In Germany March 01, 2020 new laws for skilled labor come into force in That is why a new law has been passed which expands the possibilities for qualified professionals from countries outside the European Union to come to Germany for employment. Germany is chronically short of skilled workers / Croatian citizens in Austria will be able to find employment without a work permit Since the beginning of July, Austria has been opening its doors to work and the restriction on the Austrian labor market has been lifted for Croatian citizens. Until now, workers from Croatia did not have full open access to the Austrian labor market and it is almost impossible to get a work permit in Austria today, but now everything is changing. From 1 July all Croatian citizens in Austria will be able to find employment without a work permit. With that date, Germany will be able to immigrate not only skilled workers and professionals, but also those who would be employed there according to their qualifications. And as we all know, it has been happening in Croatia for a couple of years, where a good part of the citizens moved to some other countries, looking for a brighter future, even though they had their housing and business issues resolved. However, they were not satisfied with the quality of life in Croatia, not with the opportunities for professional growth and development, with the general state of society, ie they did not see their future and perspective in Croatia. The reasons are many, and the facts are exact. It will be more than interesting to follow the Census to be held in 2021, especially since unofficial estimates say that Croatia’s population has fallen below 4,000.000. Source: The Economist, If we want to build tourism on quality, we also need quality workers, and they, as in any sector, cost money. The borders are open and the law of the market is simple.