Tourist agency Adriagate, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Kastela and the Tourist Board of Pag, are organizing a free training “How to achieve a successful season” for private renters and others who want to rent accommodation in the future, which will be held on October 29 at the Rector’s Palace in the town of Pag starting at 17 pm, or on October 30 at 17 pm, in the Vitturi castle in Kaštel Lukšić. Places for training are limited, so prior registration is required. For any additional questions about education or application, those interested can contact the address EMAIL. The training is intended for private landlords and anyone who plans to rent accommodation in the future. You can apply on the application forms for the city P and city KAŠTEL LUKŠIĆ. Topics to be discussed at the training are tourism in numbers, what guests want, laws and obligations of private renters, what trends we can expect next year, tips and recommendations on landscaping, quality photography as the key to good sales, friendly host as the most important step for good reviews, how to react in crisis situations, business through social networks, portals and travel agencies and others. Source / photo: Adriagate Travel Agency; Pexels
Observing the announcements of tourist traffic in the Adriatic counties, about 126.000 arrivals and 383.000 overnight stays are expected on the coast during the Christmas and New Year holidays, which represents a growth of about 2 percent, while on the continent about 100.000 arrivals and 211.000 overnight stays are expected. turnover growth of about 6 percent. “Domestic and foreign tourists are increasingly recognizing and praising the quality offer of Croatian destinations in the winter, both on the continent and on the coast, but also on the islands. This is exactly the right direction in the effort to position Croatia as a destination with an attractive and diverse offer throughout the year, ie in a more even distribution of the realized tourist traffic throughout the year.” pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. According to the results of a survey conducted by the Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with the system of tourist boards, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, ie in the period from December 20, 2019 to January 6, 2020, at the level of the whole of Croatia is expected around 227.000 arrivals and 594.000 tourist nights which compared to the same period last year represents the expected growth of tourist traffic of about 4 percent. The largest tourist traffic on the coast is expected in Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties, while on the continent the largest tourist traffic is expected in Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje and Karlovac counties. Cover photo: Fuliranje
The panelists emphasized that the sports industry brings in 300 billion euros, or 2% of GDP in the European Union, while according to estimates in Croatia it participates with 1,4%. It was concluded that sports tourism can provide more income and extend the season, but a prerequisite is to attract investment in sports infrastructure. A significant increase in investment in the offer, and quality sports infrastructure, are a prerequisite for the development of sports tourism in Croatia. This could be heard from the participants of the 15th Debate on Tourism on the topic “Sports tourism in Croatia – can we do more and how?”. They participated in it Tonči Glavina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Zlatko Mateša, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC), Goran Sprem from Uniline, Tomislav Popović, President of the Management Board of Maistra, i Sanda Čorak, research associate at the Institute of Tourism. In this context, the participants pointed out Istria as one of the positive examples of a region in which the existing infrastructure enables and supports the development of this specific form of tourism. The four key areas where progress can be made, it could be heard, are: recreation, preparation of athletes and various camps, organization of major sporting events, as well as promotion that includes our successful athletes. As a concrete project for the development of sports tourism in Croatia, Sprem pointed out the project “Croatian country of sports”, which aims to attract athletes from around the world to prepare for Croatia and a better position of Croatia on the map of sports destinations. It was also heard at the discussion that great potential lies in the use of European funds for the construction of sports infrastructure that Croatia has not yet begun to use, and the example of neighboring Slovenia, which has so far withdrawn 100 million euros from the funds for the development of this segment.
So, if you want to know the latest information or maybe you can give it and thus help community members, accept the invitation and join the Viber group on this connectors. The whole idea and story about founding a Viber community started soon after Bradbury was on the Slovenian border, after which he met, as he says, two very smart young trainees learning how to build a Viber community. “Razgovarao sam s raznim ljudima koji su povezani s najnovijim informacijama i imamo sve kontakte nadležnih ministarstava. Stoga smo odlučili pokrenuti Viber zajednicu, Total Croatia Travel INFO, gdje ćemo objavljivati najnovije informacije koje imamo”, said Bradbury, adding that he would try to answer all the questions asked in this group, ie the community, and if they do not have them, he will provide contact information of the competent ministry or official body to be discussed. Total Croatia Travel INFO is the name of the community Total Croatia News, news portal with news from Croatia, in English, wants to provide those interested with answers to simple questions such as: who can cross the border, what is the procedure, where to find information about bus travel, etc. According to portal owner Paul Bradbury, more and more people confused by the lack of information, so as he himself says, it is time to change direction.
The initiative received almost 600 applications from around the world. Of the 600 applications, 39% were filed from America, then 28% from Europe, 18% each from Africa and the Middle East, and 15% each from Asia and the Pacific. Top 30 finalists he will win scholarships for graduate or master’s courses on 30 different catering programs. All of them are hosted by Sommet’s internationally known institutions specializing in catering and culinary arts: the Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches and École Ducasse. In June this year World Tourism Organization and Sommet Education launched the Hospitality Challenge. The challenge of hospitality is designed to identify ideas and individuals that can accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector after the COVID-19 pandemic. A large number of high-quality projects that promote inclusiveness and sustainability to rediscover the hospitality of tomorrow, also provide fresh ideas for the tourism sector. This will enable tourism to continue to contribute to the overall socio-economic recovery. The Hospitality Challenge focused on four categories. Hotels and hospitality it was the most popular, the category followed Luxury travel, goods and services, then the category Food and drink and at the end Smart real estate category. The analysis of different categories shows great interest in improving the operational side of the hotel through its social impact, and many projects aim reducing unemployment and better management of hotel staff. Scholarships are intended accelerating the personal development of gifted individuals which will build the hospitality of tomorrow. The three best entrepreneurial projects among 30 winners will receive an initial investment from Euraze. The winners will be announced in March 2021. Putting people and the planet first Photo: Pixabay Four eminent trends emerged among the four categories: waste reduction and sustainability, jobs and education, safety and travel experience, as well as income and productivity. Almost 50% of projects are related to the goal of sustainable development – decent work and economic growth. Many projects also offer new perspectives on the response to COVID-19. Nearly 600 applications for the Hospitality Challenge Source: UNWTO
Bob Lindinger’ Oct. 9 letter correctly faults David Gillikin’s Sept. 14 letter for stating that “the science is settled” in regard to global warming. He points out examples of times when received scientific theories, such as Newtonian physics, have been overturned.But, looking carefully at Mr. Gillikin’s letter, the reader can see that he’s not claiming he has a settled theory. He’s pointing out facts that are settled because they are verifiable: Seas are rising and acidifying, temperatures are rising, the strength of hurricanes is increasing. He then advances the theory, held by 99 percent of all climate scientists, that CO2 [carbon dioxide] from burning fossil fuels is the main cause of these facts.You can argue with all those scientists about the theory if you care to (I don’t), but you can’t argue with the facts.Elizabeth PorebaNew LebanonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
The supposed goal is to protect and create American jobs.But as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello told us, it would actually kill American jobs in Puerto Rico, devastating an already struggling economy.“Unconscionable,” he said of the proposals, pointing out how members of Congress have traveled to Puerto Rico, seen the catastrophic damage and promised help. “True hypocrisy,” he said.Full details of final legislation being worked out by House and Senate negotiators have yet to be released, so it’s unclear how the residents of Puerto Rico will be treated.Here’s an idea: How about treating them like the Americans they are?Drop these unfair taxes and, while Congress is at it, approve the federal aid needed to get Puerto Rico on its feet.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Editorial, OpinionDuring his visit to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump hailed the low number of people killed.“Sixteen people certified. Sixteen people versus in the thousands,” he said with some relief about the official death toll, a number that has since been raised to 64.It is now becoming increasingly clear, though, that those numbers are inaccurate. Far more people died as a result of the storm, and others remain imperiled by life-threatening conditions as Puerto Rico still struggles to recover from back-to-back storms that hit three months ago.The island — home to more than 3 million Americans — needs all the help it can get.But the bad situation there threatens to get even worse if Republican lawmakers persist with a tax-reform bill that would devastate Puerto Rico’s economy with crippling new taxes.The magnitude of the damage suffered by Puerto Rico was underscored with a report from the New York Times that called into question the official death count from Hurricane Maria.Data analysis by the newspaper found that 1,052 more people than usual died on the island during the 42 days after Maria made landfall on Sept. 20.People suffering from certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes, died at higher rates, and there was a surge in deaths from sepsis, a complication of severe infection.Delayed medical treatment and poor conditions in homes and hospitals — notably lack of power or access to safe drinking water – are suspected as playing a role. While there has been some progress, conditions are still grim.Only 64 percent of the power grid has been restored.The human impact of that statistic was poignantly detailed by “Hamilton” creator Lin- Manuel Miranda in a Washington Post op-ed, which describes his uncle going 85 days without being able to turn on a light, stock a refrigerator or take a hot shower.Times reporter Sheri Fink visited a senior-citizen complex without power where vulnerable residents have fallen in the dark, medications are missed and special diets go by the wayside.Such situations would not be tolerated in any mainland American city or state.The disgraceful treatment of Puerto Rico as an afterthought is evident in tax measures being proposed by the GOP in its overhaul of the tax code.Both House and Senate bills would impose new taxes on U.S. companies with operations in Puerto Rico, lumping the U.S. territory into the same category as foreign countries.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere ought to be a law that prohibits naming public spaces after living politicians. Those spaces belong to all of us — not just to the political party that happens to be in power at that particular time. Turning public spaces into advertisements for a political brand is reprehensible and undemocratic.For a case in point, consider the actions of the all-Democrat Niskayuna Town Board after Democrat Supervisor Joe Landry, a 10-year incumbent, was booted out of office last November by Republican Yasmine Syed, a political newcomer. She left him in the dust more than 500 votes behind. Yet, the Town Board’s reaction was to vote to rename the town’s ball fields after him. What a travesty. That land is community property — not Democrat (or Republican) property.Syed swamped Landry by an official tally (provided by the Schenectady County Board of Elections — a very helpful outfit) of 3,774 to 3,021. These results are even more impressive when you consider the fact that registered Democrats in Niskayuna outnumber registered Republicans by 6,287 to 4,044.The fact that Landry’s two running mates on the Democratic ticket won re-election to the Niskayuna Town Board makes it clear that voter dissatisfaction was aimed directly at him. So the vote was not against a particular party. It was a vote against a particular person (and for a strong opponent). To then affix his name to a public space defies logic and fair play.Peter Van AveryNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
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