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Split, Zadar and Šibenik will soon be connected by a fast ferry line

first_imgSplit, Zadar and Šibenik from April 01, 2019. they should be connected by a fast regular ferry line. Namely, the mentioned planned line is in the process of approval for 2019 by the Agency for Coastal Liner Shipping. As planned according to the sailing schedule, the high-speed line Split-Šibenik-Zadar and vice versa would be active from April 01 to October 31, 2019.years. Find out the list and price list of all regular, as well as planned, which are in the process of approval, maritime lines in 2019 on the website Coastal Shipping Agencies. According to the published price list, a passenger ticket from Split to Zadar would amount to HRK 158,00, and from Zadar to Šibenik and from Split to Šibenik a total of HRK 110,00. center_img It is unfortunate that the news of the introduction of a ferry line between Split, Zadar and Šibenik delights us today. The mentioned line should be something normal and in function for decades. Why? Because it is logical and natural to connect three big cities in Dalmatia by sea. So much for the strategic development of tourism, right? But again better ever than never. Every day from Split at 09.00 a fast ferry line would depart towards Šibenik, where it would then depart from Zadar from 10:35 where it is planned to arrive at 12.40. The line from Zadar would leave at 17.30 pm with arrival in Split in the evening. last_img read more

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The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world celebrates its sixth edition – Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia

first_imgThe rally is of an international character, and the participants are all foreigners, mostly Swiss and Germans, and Austrians and Scandinavians, most of whom have never been to Croatia, and their participation in the rally is their first contact with our country. The rally is taking place for the sixth year in a row, and over 8 days, 50 teams will drive a 1.500 km long route through beautiful landscapes with many attractions on the route, which is also the official “Green Highway” with charging stations for electric vehicles. The race starts on 12.05 in Novi Vinodolski, then goes through Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Ston, Imotski, Šibenik, NP Krka, Skradin, Smiljan, NP Plitvice Lakes and 19.05. arrives in Zagreb.  Find out more information about this great tourist story and the most beautiful technological-tourist postcard in Croatia at the official web site. The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2019” this year starts from Novi Vinodolski on May 12, and ends on May 19 in Zagreb with a spectacular race in the street Hrvatske bratske zajednice (at NSB). “By combining e-mobility, ecology, technology and tourism, we have created a completely new tourist product now globally recognized as “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia”, which gives Zagreb, where the number of tourists is growing from year to year, a unique opportunity to brand through it. as an “e-mobility friendly” tourist destination in the homeland of Nikola Tesla, whose initiative we launched in 2014.”Concludes Kolovrat. No location during the rally was chosen by chance but with the aim of showing the best that Croatia has to offer, he points out Tina Kolovrat from EVA Blue doo, race organizer Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia and adds that during all these years after the race they initiated the installation of charging stations at each stopping point of the rally, in order to attract as many guests with electric vehicles to our country and provide them with the necessary charging.last_img read more

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The City of Masters has announced a competition for a new director

first_imgThe moment it was made new brand strategy The City of Trogir is looking for an expert who will manage the tourist potential of one of the most beautiful coastal cities with more than 100 years of tourism tradition. “Trogir is a jewel with huge tourist opportunities and potential, not in terms of mass but in terms of quality of offer and extension of the season. We have all the prerequisites for that, from the beautiful UNESCO-protected old town that still lives and is not just the scenery, to our three islands, the hinterland, a solid restaurant offer, small family farms…, but all this must and can be better. Whoever is at the head of our Tourist Board will also be in sweet trouble, but they will also have high criteria set for the direction we want to go in the future. Tourism is one of our main industries and we hope to attract and bring a quality person who will know how to capitalize on that potential.”Said Mayor Ante Bilić. At the beginning of December, Trogir recorded 148 thousand arrivals and 611 thousand overnight stays. Compared to last year, growth in both categories is about four percent, but despite the good work of tourism workers so far, the City of Trogir says that growth is not and should not be the only measure. “For a year and a half, we worked on a new branding strategy of the city, which opens up huge opportunities for positioning in the domestic and Mediterranean market. We believe that we need to know how to respond to the needs of modern tourists and provide them with a motive to come at least ten months a year, and with the project of branding the destination we have taken it seriously. I am proud that we were the first in Croatia to start this project so comprehensively, while it is still being talked about at the national level. That is why we want the best and most competent professionals to apply for the top position of our Tourist Board “Said Mayor Bilic. RELATED NEWS: Find out more about the competition as well as the new brand strategy of Trogir in the attachment. In addition to the implementation of the recently presented branding strategy based on old and modern Trogir masters, through the creation of new content and offers and through quality communication and promotion on modern channels, the new director will work on developing a brand store whose opening is planned for 2020. , which Trogir will also have as the first city in Croatia. “We hope that candidates for this job will show knowledge of the concept of ambitious projects we have embarked on, a good level of marketing and digital knowledge and that their enthusiasm will follow our plans and desires. Yes, we want hardworking, creative and energetic people because they are very much needed in the public sector as well. I invite everyone who meets the conditions of the tender and is seen in the projects we have launched to contact us”Concluded Bilic. Side dish: Competition for a new director of the Trogir Tourist Board The tender was published in the Official Gazette according to clearly defined criteria that apply to all tourist boards, and lasts until 28.12.2019. The Tourist Board of the City of Trogir has announced a competition for a new director.  The city of Trogir presented a new branding strategylast_img read more

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Is the Russian billionaire selling the old Belvedere Hotel?

first_imgAfter failing to make a new investment on the site of the war-torn Belvedere Hotel for eight years, it seems that Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg is a little tired and that he could sell Belvedere to a new investor, writes Novac.hr. These days, investors from the USA visited Mayor Mato Franković because they are interested in opening a five-star hotel in Dubrovnik, ie renovating the old Belvedere, a complex for which Vekselberg had plans to demolish in order to build a new but more luxurious hotel in its place. of the architectural office of 3LHD. As Jutarnja has learned from unofficial sources, potential American investors have reportedly not started negotiations with the owner of Belvedere, Viktor Vekselberg, and they find out that, apart from the Americans, French and domestic investors are also interested in the project. Their source claims that the American delegation wants to get acquainted with the complete spatial-planning situation of the project, ie to get information from the city administration about the types of interventions that could be done in the area of ​​that hotel. “They arrived with visuals of reconstruction and studies, but first they wanted to see how the project stands spatially – planned, that is, to check what can be done within the area. They are interested in the reconstruction of the existing project, in the existing dimensions, and the advantage is that there are construction and use permits for the project, while investors should obtain a permit for reconstruction.”, Said Franković, who believes that the reconstruction of Belvedere is realistic. As Mayor Mato Franković told Jutarnji list, he was visited on Thursday by a delegation from a renowned American hotel chain, which is interested in renovating the Belvedere.last_img read more

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Possible Croatian tourist directions in 2021: Croatian tourism desperately needs new energy

first_imgSomewhere in the background, opportunities for creating tourism for seniors or so-called silver generation of the third age which has the financial possibilities and the need to spend its third age meaningfully and profitably for us.  Especially painful is the decline in group arrivals from the markets of South Korea and China, which brought life and liveliness in the pre- and sub-season period throughout Croatia, especially in Zagreb. That would mean pivotal shifting the focus and investment of the operational national tourism market strategy and emerging tactics to the markets of Europe and the United Kingdom.  In the case of Croatia, these are air arrivals from the Far and Middle East and North and South America, but also the potential acceptance of ships in Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. Uncertainty in assessments of the type “what will happen if there will be” introduces considerable uncertainty and business neurotics and can lead to reaching for the whole arsenal of insufficiently thought-out decisions and even more hasty moves. AND haste brings, as usual, direct and not small economic damage. The solution is to create the conditions for every destination to become and be – ”safecation ” or translated, “safe location”. It is, as you probably guessed, a two-word coin – “safe” and “location”. This also indicates that we cannot, figuratively speaking, have apples and pears. In the current game, which is nota bene imposed on us, not everyone can be satisfied and we cannot court all the domestic actors of the offer and at any cost. The only thing that is certain is that after September follows October, after October November, after November December. And here we are in the tourist 2021. Which just shows that time is inevitably running out. Like sand in an hourglass. third, experientially more specialized, and less “general practice”. In my opinion – we have no other choice for now. Without denying the previous main factor of Croatian tourist advantage, ie those famous tourist ones 4 S: Sun – Sea – Sand – Sex, it’s time to really, step by step come to life and long ago mentioned 6 E tourism: Escape – Education – Ecology – Entertainment – Excitement – Experience. In the approach to the offer, the key substitution of theses is – shorter becomes longer and time – more intense. We understand that now the need for the longest possible total tourist year is really opening up, and not just 3-4 hit tourist months. Our specialized trump cards are now in order nautical, eno-gastro, cultural, sporty (with the inevitable cyclotourism as a sub-segment) and adventure tourism. If the day is known in the morning, the following are likely, of course three tourist tactics orientations in the currently “floating and diffuse” 2021: Forum: Pixabay.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr At the same time, this situation requires the most intensive and day-to-day monitoring of the situation (business intelligence) of harmonized and focused national external representations – from the Croatian Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce to the Croatian embassies.  Let’s pull up and roll up our sleeves. Now Croatian tourism desperately needs new hope, emotion and energy. And let’s communicate it clearly, decisively and proactively to all stakeholders in the tourism sector – public and private! They are in the same basket. And let’s not forget – The world loves winners though!  So let’s try to see the cool heads that are to be expected and – what we have to do. At least as far as the initial focuses are concerned. Reports and evaluations of the situation should be performed in the most intensive dynamics and, if at all possible, through standardized forms and consolidated in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in the established for that occasion. a specialized task-force team, who will be able to have review the game in a weekly rhythm. And thus open space for the Government of the Republic of Croatia, ie the Minister of Tourism and Sports and the Prime Minister himself for faster and more efficient concrete measures in all tourism complementary areas and in ministerial departments – from finance, sea, transport, infrastructure and health. We are talking in principle about “Slow motion” tourism, which in the era of current uncertainty takes the current primacy over “party tourism”. Not every evil is for evil. “Slow motion” tourism opens a new opportunity for innovation and creativity to new and conceptually fresh entrepreneurial generations in tourism.center_img Emotionally more geo-locationally closer, and less locationally farther away The world loves winners  At the same time, this does not mean and does not imply sacrifice at any cost of other markets, but let us remember the old thought that “the broad front also crushed Napoleon.” Perceived more specialized, and less “general practice” The concrete interests of serious investors for the construction and commissioning of a premium resort for this type of audience along the Adriatic, but also in the interior, are already being expressed. Which further strengthens and creates fertile ground for the true revival of health tourism in the full possible scope, which has so far proven itself most in the field of dentistry, ophthalmology and orthopedics. Which, by the way, we are constantly talking about, and there is no way to make a concrete step forward, that is, to invest significantly and specifically in a targeted way – from enlarging the range of offers to targeted and more intensive effective marketing. We have already written about the model of vertical, horizontal and spectral measures of anti virus measures (https://hrturizam.hr/covid-19-era-trazi-moderne-metode-i-nove-tehnologije-za-zastitu-gostiju-i-prostora/) and should not be repeated, but should repeated and uncompromisingly consistently implemented such and other measures. There really is no discussion. Otherwise we will pay a higher price again than we need. Let’s just remember how in the first days of opening after the so-called “Lockdown” humbly wiped the surfaces of tables in the catering industry and even disinfected the seats very often in order to gradually start giving up more and more on the principle “We will easily! They don’t want us here either! ” first, emitting more geo-locationally closer, and less on, The destinations themselves, on the other hand, must introduce a “safecation policy” as consistently as possible, both in the service delivery zone and in internal and external communication.  We are now aiming snipers, not heavy artillery. A decisive battle begins for each individual guest, as announced in the last few years by those who know tourism to the core and who did not allow themselves to be deceived by the successive seductively fluttering repetition of “tourist pluses”. The only question is whether we are mentally and functionally ready for that in the destinations themselves or not. else, receptively more destination-safe, and less debauched, and Talking to colleagues who work in tourism and following everything that is currently being said in our country and in the world about tourism in 2021, I conclude: Only one thing is certain – it is known that – nothing is known.  If we look beyond the horizon, then most of these selective types of tourism have the potential to become an appropriate additional communication and sales platform for the sale of certain types of Croatian products such as nautical vessels and equipment, food and beverages. If the conditions of their production we know, of course, adequately relax, not suffocate. In a pandemic situation, intercontinental or, in the vocabulary of tour operators, “long haul” trips with flights longer than 3 or 4 hours and especially more transfers suffer first, which is logical and well known to everyone. The same goes for cruising. Entrepreneurs and destinations, who live from “party tourism”, must start thinking about how to respond to this challenge. Receptively more destination-safe, and less unbridled  Why are we writing this? Uncertainty breeds insecurity, insecurity brings procrastination, procrastination leads to despair. And hopelessness is the mother of all failures.last_img read more

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Carwiz expands despite global crisis: Contracts signed with new global franchise partners

first_imgCarwiz has thus entered into a partnership with Leos Groups of Companies, which has been in business since 1983, whose mission is to be the most professional car rental company in Cyprus by offering full service and developing relationships with customers and suppliers based on trust and honesty. By the way, Carwiz rent a car is a Croatian company which, after opening the first branches on the Croatian market, soon started to conquer the global market through a franchise business model. Although this crisis has hit them hard, Cariwz is still expanding and with its own franchise model they are present on as many as four continents, ie 20 countries with more than 60 branches. Although the rent a car industry, like all economic entities, and above all those operating in the travel industry, is facing a challenging and difficult year, Carwiz rent a car has proven that it is still possible to continue expanding its business. Although there are relatively few of them on the market compared to other tourist branches, about 15 rent a car companies in Croatia generate a total of over one billion kuna in annual revenues and are responsible for the purchase of 25 new vehicles a year. The loss of financial income in the car rental industry is 90 percent Despite everything, Carwiz is expanding with a new franchise partnership in Cyprus and expanding the franchise network to eastern Mediterranean! Any authentic brand, and Carwiz certainly is, who cares about its customers and business partners can maintain the strength of the brand even in a crisis, provided it reacts quickly, accepts change and has a real team of people behind it who follow trends and accept change. When asked how to gain trust around the world that results in partnership and global expansion at a time when the world is increasingly closing and every country and business is focusing on the domestic market, Carwiz gave a concrete answer with their example. A difficult year for the entire tourism sector, including the car rental industry, which is directly dependent on tourism. The car rental industry is an important part of the mosaic of the Croatian tourist offer, especially in the context of air traffic, extension of the tourist season and raising tourist consumption. center_img “Their brand strength fits perfectly into Carwiz’s mission and vision even during a crisis as the new franchise partner operates in every major city in Cyprus including the Larnaca airport branch ” points out Krešimir Dobrilović, director of Carwiz.  The importance for the tourism sector is clearly shown by the fact that more than 90 percent of users of the car rental industry in Croatia are foreign tourists. “It is very important to change the way of doing business, educate and keep a clear direction of business. For business in crisis, it is important to establish stability and efficiency of business, adjust the service and offer, and meet new needs and desires of customers. Most of the responsibility is certainly on the sales teams, but it is very important to consider how to reorganize the entire business in order for it to maintain its success in the short and long term, given the uncertainty that the crisis brings us.”  they say in Carwiz. Find out more about the Carwiz franchise model in the attachment: CARWIZ BECAME A CROATIAN TOURIST EXPORT PRODUCT! THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL IT IS EXPANDING TO THE GLOBAL MARKET It is strong brands that have the trust of customers, the crisis continues to communicate and have visibility, deliver added value, will recover first and foremost as soon as the recovery of the economy and the tourism sector begins. Brand power Although we do not yet know the long-term consequences of the crisis caused by the coronavirus, one thing is certain – business needs to be adapted, embrace new ways of doing business and prepare the company for crisis business. last_img read more

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Impressed by talk with juror assistant

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I was recently summoned to serve as a juror in Schenectady. The potential trail for this jury turned out to be a civil matter. It was settled out of court and the summoned were excused.After going through this process, I had several concerns. So I phoned the commissioner of jurors, Nicole M. Salamone and talked to her assistant about my concerns.She told me that Nicole may call me back. In about an hour, I received a call from Nicole. We had a nice conversation and it soon became apparent to me that this woman really cares about her responsibilities. She really wants to do the best job possible for the citizens of Schenectady County.I’m not easily impressed, but this woman is impressive. If we had more public servants like her, we could be in much better shape. Thanks, Nicole.Thomas SingerSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 21

first_imgGet yourself tested for cervical cancerJanuary is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to take action against cancer.Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21 and is covered under most health plans. But one key reason women don’t get screened is that it’s too difficult to take time off from work.HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer and several other cancers. HPV vaccine prevents about 90% of HPV-related cancers, including cervical. The vaccine is recommended for boys and girls beginning at nine through age 26.CPiA works to increase cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination rates in our community. We help employers develop a paid time off benefit allowing employees time off for screenings such as cervical, breast, and colon cancers without having to use accrued time. Studies show this type of benefit is cost-effective; helps employers with a healthier, more productive workforce; lowers direct medical, workers’ compensation and disability costs; and has fewer costs with recruitment and training of new workers.CPiA provides education about the importance of the HPV vaccine to health care providers, dental professionals, parents, and young adults. Since the HPV vaccine has been in use, HPV-related cancers have dropped 71% among young adult women.Learn more about the CPiA program, which is supported with funds from the state of New York and how you can take action against cancer, contact 518-770-6815.Kelsey CarpeAmsterdamThe writer is health education promotions coordinator, Community Cancer Prevention in Action of Fulton, Montgomery & Schenectady Counties.Everyone should reread Trump letterOn Jan. 17, the Gazette printed a letter by Mr. Don Demarco entitled “Trump rescued us from sleazy politics.” It is truly a letter worth rereading.I, for one, was impressed by Mr. Demarco’s sophisticated mastery of the gray area between good and evil in politics, his appreciation of nuance and, of course, his firm grasp upon, and analysis of, the whole host of relevant facts which bear upon the current political situation.I urge The Gazette to reprint the letter in full so that we, the unenlightened, can learn from Mr. Demarco’s stunningly lucid statement.Bill MacTiernanSchenectadyForgiving student debt raises issuesBased on a Jan. 6 column on Betsy DeVos (“Why is it so hard for DeVos to offer relief to students?”) I would ask, is the forgiveness of a debt an act of kindness, relief from the pressure of predatory lenders, a way to make life easier on the borrower that got in over their head, or simply another way for the IRS to declare the debt relief as income to the borrower and tax it as such?Just because it’s student debt doesn’t really differentiate it from any other debt at all. You can argue they were trying to build their future, but isn’t that the same as defaulting on a loan to start a business and having the lender forgive your debt? They are both for building a future.Here’s an example: Let’s say I own a business, buy a building and rent out my business to myself under another corporate name. I charge rent to myself, but in the course of a year things didn’t go as expected and I decided not to pay the rent. I then decide to forgive myself of the debt and move on. No money has ever changed hands, yet it becomes income to me on my tax return.Why should it be any different for student debt? In my opinion it shouldn’t. However, could this be part of the ramifications of forgiving student loans and what is making the whole issue so complicated? There’s more to this issue than meets the eye.Bob BeliveGlenville Regarding the Jan. 15 Gazette article “NAACP calls for city to employ diversity training.” We notice that nowhere in this article is the full name of the NAACP spelled out. Is that because “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” contains the very phrase at the heart of the current controversy embroiling the City Council?It is ironic, if not downright hypocritical, that Councilman John Polimeni is being lambasted for almost-but-not-quite saying “colored people” while actually lauding the council’s diversity as a positive development. He quickly corrected his verbiage, to no avail.In the meantime, perhaps that venerable organization should consider changing its name to “National Association for the Advancement of People of Color.” At the very least, this would avert misunderstanding among the ill-informed, and tidily bring the nomenclature in line with the tenor and temper of the times.Mike FoleyRotterdamRestore Crosstown blood donation siteI was a long-time blood donor, giving 20-1/2 gallons. I quit giving because they closed the donor office in the Crosstown Plaza. I have to stop one medication for 30 days before I give. I need a stable time and place. That is why I don’t give, as I now have to go to different places and I never know when or where. My wife and I would preregister when we gave blood that way. We gave five or six times a year. A lack of giving may be your own doing.David CaseScotiaArena football can still thrive in AlbanyOn Aug 21, 1999, my friends and I were among some 13,000 Albany Firebirds fans cheering them to victory in Arena Bowl XIII. Little did we know that would be their next-to-last season in Albany.The Arena Football League of the early 2000s could never leave well enough alone and had to move any remaining mid-level market teams to major markets, in the quest for the almighty dollar.The Firebirds’ ill-advised move to Indiana came to their inevitable folding in 2004. Meanwhile, we waited 18 years for the return of top-level arena football.And after two years … poof. It was a sad, but predictable end for the AFL. But to those current and prospective sports franchise owners in the Capital Region, I ask, why let Albany’s arena football history die with the AFL?The National Arena League is an East Coast league with seven teams, including former AFL teams in Jacksonville and Orlando. There is even a team in Worcester. Just a thought.Any takers?Michael FondacaroAlbanyGrateful for donors adopting soldiersOn behalf of the non-profit Operation Adopt A Soldier (OAAS), my sincere thanks to all who donated during the run-up to the holiday season. Your concern and love for our troops represent the best in America, and everyone should be proud they brought them some Christmas cheer.We sent more than 1,000 comfort kits to soldiers so they’d arrive before Christmas, and each included a greeting card from area residents — from young students to senior citizens.We informally adopted sailors on a U.S. battleship, whose commanders via social media said the ship couldn’t find even basic necessities at their ports of call. We sent everything from cases of toilet tissue to toothpaste and toothbrushes to snacks, food, games and sports gear.It would be impossible to list all the caring citizens, businesses, organized groups, schools and others that donated.For example, Walmart on Route 9 in Queensbury, in cooperation with OAAS sponsor Nemer Ford, graciously allowed our volunteers to twice collect money and material donations from shoppers. Every donation was accompanied with a smile, holiday wishes and a thank you from the donors. It was especially touching to see parents provide their children with a teachable moment.A special thank you to the Gansevoort post office branch for collecting packages and sending them on a timely basis.Please continue helping OAAS in its year-round effort on behalf of our soldiers, because we’ll be here “until they all come home.”Cliff SeguinSaratoga SpringsThe writer is founder and chairman of OAAS. 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Raising the game

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Israeli bank enters City scene with £55m scheme

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