FAO launches disease crisis center

first_img The campaign covers all of the country’s 40,000 elementary and secondary schools. The curriculum will help ensure that children understand what they can do to help prevent the spread of avian flu, such as washing their hands frequently and reporting sick or dead poultry. Oct 12, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – To speed emergency responses to avian influenza and other animal and plant diseases, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) inaugurated a new crisis management center (CMC) at its Rome headquarters today. If a suspected outbreak is reported, the crisis management center can dispatch experts anywhere in the world in less than 48 hours, the FAO said. The center can react quickly to emergencies involving plant pests or food safety, as well as diseases, officials said. The center, founded with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), is supported by advanced communication technology and will operate around the clock, 7 days a week, the FAO said in a press release. The center is staffed by up to 15 specialists and veterinarians who will continuously update and monitor disease information. Oct 12 FAO press releasehttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000421/index.html Thailand has the third highest number of human H5N1 cases (25), and the disease has killed 17 people, including 11 children younger than 18. The United States donated $5.1 million and three veterinarians to the CMC; other donors include Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabian, China, Greece, and Jordan. See also: Speed is of the essence in the international fight against avian flu, Diouf said. “Alert must be lighting quick. Reaction must be immediate in combating a disease, which can move across borders and continents terrifyingly fast.” Four million posters and pamphlets containing prevention and awareness messages will be distributed; elementary schools will receive 300,000 bars of soap. The campaign was produced by UNICEF and funded by Japan. Oct 11 UN press releasehttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=20215&Cr=bird&Cr1=flu Meanwhile, Thailand and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a school-based campaign this week to protect children and their families from the spread of avian flu, according to a United Nations announcement yesterday. The CMC is headed by Dr Karin Schwabenbauer, Germany’s former chief veterinary officer. Dr Gary L. Brickler, from the US Department of Agriculture, is deputy director. Animal health emergency response will be handled by the FAO’s chief veterinary officer, Dr Joseph Domenech, and the FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division will handle the CMC’s operational support. “The CMC represents a significant leap forward in FAO’s ability to help member nations prevent and cope with disease outbreaks,” said Dr Jacques Diouf, director-general of the FAO, in the press release. Jul 14, 2006, CIDRAP News story “USDA, FAO to launch animal disease crisis center”last_img read more

Hectic season exposes gaps in flu preparedness

first_img Some say this flu season has more lessons to teach. In Florida, emergency physician Ramirez—also a disaster-readiness consultant—ticked off the components: a significant flu-virus drift, a vaccine-manufacturing system that could not keep up, seriously ill patients, and an overwhelmed healthcare system. In some cases, physicians said, the false sense of security produced by the less-effective vaccination may have contributed to patients’ illness. Because they believed they were protected against flu, they assumed their respiratory symptoms were caused by something less serious, and so did not seek help until they were beyond the 2 days in which antiviral drugs are most likely to reduce symptoms. Lessons for pandemic planningIn the meantime, however, clinicians are concerned about the impression that the vaccine mismatch and the resulting flu cases will leave. Several times over the past decade, flu-vaccine problems—manufacturing problems, late vaccine delivery, an early-arriving season—have dented flu-vaccine uptake the following year. “We did not have a viable egg isolate that could be used by the manufacturers. And so it was necessary to continue to use the [existing] virus in the vaccine,” Dr Nancy Cox, director of the CDC’s Influenza Division, said in a Feb. 22 press briefing. See also: But it has also left them worried over weaknesses that the season exposed in public health’s ability to anticipate flu’s behavior, and over doubts raised among their patients by the flu vaccine’s diminished effectiveness. But to the dozen family and emergency physicians who spoke to CIDRAP last week, “widespread” does not begin to capture their flu season experience. “Severe” and “slammed” are more like it. Many cases in vaccineesTroublingly, many of the flu patients coming to the healthcare system received flu shots. Their illnesses represent a mismatch between the strains that were chosen for the vaccine a year ago and the strains that actually caused illness this season, a development the CDC acknowledged in early February. The mismatch has been significant: Last Friday, the CDC said that the rates of match between the current flu vaccine and flu isolates analyzed so far this winter were 77%, 14%, and 7% for the three flu strains. The soaring demand for flu-related care is backing up entire local healthcare systems. It has added hours to the time that all patients—not just those with suspected flu—wait before receiving an emergency department evaluation or before being admitted to a hospital bed. In some areas, physicians said, rates of “elopement”—patients leaving before being seen—have risen sharply; in others, it has led to increased ambulance diversions. Dr. Michael Sauri, an occupational and infection-control physician outside Washington DC, was so impressed by a late-January uptick in flu cases among patients who insisted they had been vaccinated that he put a post on the international disease-warning listserv ProMED. “We’ve admitted a lot of elderly patients to the intensive care unit,” said Lipson, in Michigan. “I sent one [influenza] patient to the emergency room recently with meningitis.” Around the country, physicians recounted local overloads, from a 30% increase in patients at a rural Virginia emergency department to a 15% hike in call volume for a central-Colorado ambulance service, all of them due either to lab-confirmed flu or to flu-like illnesses. Mar 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Friday’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that influenza appears to be slowing down has left medical personnel relieved for the imminent end of a harsh flu season. “These are exactly the things we ought to be prepared for in an influenza pandemic, and we were not prepared,” he said. “We ought to consider this flu season as a warning to healthcare and industry. This is a gunshot across our bow.” The doctors experiencing the influx of flu patients all said they were impressed by how sick patients have been, recounting very high fevers, frequent pneumonias, and uncommon symptoms such as stridor, a high, whistling breath sound that indicates a partially obstructed airway and is an emergency in children.center_img The flu onslaught is not limited to healthcare institutions. Prisons around the country have experienced huge flu outbreaks, according to media reports in several states, including the California Correctional Center and High Desert State Prison, both quarantined in February, and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in Virginia, which last week banned visits and required staff to wear masks. On Friday, the Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe, Calif., banned movement in or out of the institution after 546 in a population of 3,147 fell ill and two died. Many are concerned as well for what the bad season demonstrates about the healthcare system’s lack of surge capacity, and for the lack of nimbleness in the vaccine-production system that forced distribution of a suboptimal vaccine. “I got quite a bit of response from all over the United States, Egypt, Australia, the Caribbean,” said Sauri, who estimates that 25% of his flu patients represent vaccine failures. In one hospital where he works, flu cases have doubled from this time last year, he said. The possibility that this year’s vaccine would not match this year’s flu strains has been known to public-health insiders all year. It was a calculated risk taken by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) during spring 2007 vaccine-component discussions, after it became clear that a new vaccine strain could not be produced in time to insert it into the fall 2007 vaccines. The gamble did not pay off; the circulating virus drifted far enough from the vaccine strain to cause significant amounts of illness. That ought to underline the need to forge ahead on new vaccine technologies that would confer broader protection and would not be held hostage by the current 6-month manufacturing timeline, said Dr. Arnold Monto, a noted flu researcher and professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Feb 6 CIDRAP News story, “US seeing flu strain not matched by vaccine” Feb 22 CIDRAP News story, “FDA panel endorses overhaul for 2008-09 flu vaccine” Emergency departments overcrowdedThe CDC has not floated any adjectives to describe this year’s flu season, though the agency said Friday that 47 out of 51 jurisdictions (the states plus Washington, DC) are experiencing “widespread” flu—two fewer than the week before. Feb 22 CIDRAP News story, “CDC says flu is widespread in 49 states” “In four weeks, we went from a ho-hum flu season to ridiculous overcrowding,” said Dr. Maurice Ramirez, an emergency physician who works in several institutions in north Florida. “We have had so many people that we have them, not in beds in the hallway, but in chairs with a number taped to the wall over their heads.” “We will need to really clearly and plainly explain that each year, the experts make their best educated guess . . . and some years are spot-on and some years are a mismatch,” said Dr. David Kimberlin, professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “The burden is on the medical community to say that, if we do not have a complete match, you are still getting some protection, and it is better to have partial protection than none.” Feb 8 CIDRAP News story, “CDC says influenza B strain doesn’t match vaccine” “We’ve seen a tremendous amount of flu—from an anecdotal standpoint, a much busier season than in recent years,” agreed Dr. Peter A. Lipson, a private practice internist in southern Michigan who also sees patients at a walk-in clinic.last_img read more

Tourist activity of the population of the Republic of Croatia in 2016

first_imgIn 2016, 1,6 million people or 44,0% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over were on at least one private multi-day trip, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).Thus, in 2016, a total of 3,8 million private trips were realized, of which 2,5 million (67,8%) were in Croatia and 1,2 million (32,2%) abroad. Most people traveled abroad to Bosnia and Herzegovina (21,5%), Italy (13,7%), Germany (12,0%), Austria (11,3%) and Slovenia (9,1%).The most common motives for going on a private multi-day trip are a visit to relatives and friends (1,2 million trips or 32,7%) and a vacation at sea (1,1 million trips or 28,3%).Most nights spent in unpaid accommodation The population of Croatia made a total of 23,1 million overnight stays on private multi-day trips, of which 16,8 million overnight stays (72,8%) were realized in Croatia and 6,3 million (27,2%) on trips abroad. On one trip, an average of 6,1 overnight stays were realized. On average, 6,6 nights were spent on trips in Croatia and 5,2 nights on trips abroad.According to the type of accommodation, most overnight stays were realized in unpaid accommodation facilities (16,5 million overnight stays or 71,5%), of which 8,6 million overnight stays were with relatives and friends, and 7,3 million in own houses and holiday flats (cottages) million overnight stays.The average cost was HRK 1 per trip Total expenditures on private multi-day trips amounted to HRK 6,5 billion, of which HRK 3,1 billion (48,8%) in Croatia and HRK 3,3 billion (51,2%) abroad. The average cost per trip was HRK 1.In 2016, 56% of the Croatian population did not travel, mostly for financial reasonsIn 2016, 2,0 million or 56,0% of the population of Croatia aged 15 and over did not travel on private multi-day trips. The most common reasons for not going on private multi-day trips (possibility of multiple answers) were: lack of financial resources (61,6%), health reasons (24,3%) and lack of free time due to family obligations (15,9%).Business travels more abroad In 2016, there were 318 thousand people or 8,8% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over on at least one business multi-day trip. A total of 784 thousand business trips were made, of which 380 thousand trips (48,5%) were in Croatia and 403 thousand (51,5%) abroad.Almost 7 million day trips were made  In 2016, the population of Croatia aged 15 and over made 6,8 million one-day trips, of which 6,1 million (88,8%) were private and 765 thousand (11,2%) business.For the first time in history, 100 million overnight stays were realized in CroatiaCroatian tourism achieved historic tourist results this weekend.The long-announced and long-awaited record of 100 million overnight stays was recorded for the first time in Croatian history in the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system).This is the case from January 1 to October 29. In 2017, according to the first data, there were 17.8 million arrivals and 100.1 million overnight stays in Croatia. This is an increase of 13 percent in arrivals and 12 percent in overnight stays. The highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic, and looking at destinations, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Umag. Analyzing the turnover by type of accommodation, in the mentioned period most overnight stays were realized in household facilities (about 35 million), hotels (about 24 million) and camps (about 19 million).* The article is also available in Englishlast_img read more

DHT accompanying program: SHOR (t) cut to the best party in Slavonia

first_imgWith the ceremonial opening of the Day of Croatian Tourism in the Eltz Castle, on October 2 in Vukovar and the traditional awarding of tourist prizes on the Kunjevci estate, on October 3 in Vinkovci, socializing in this county does not end. In Vukovar on October 2 from 14 pm to 17 pm and on October 3 from 10 am to 17 pm, in the City Museum (Eltz Castle), the Franciscan Museum, the Museum of Vučedol Culture and the Birth House of Lavoslav Ružička, and on October 3 from 10 am to 17 pm Guided tours are organized every hour in the Museum of the City of Ilok (Odescalchi Castle), so before or after sailing on the Danube, take the opportunity and get to know the rich history of Srijem and Slavonia.  Attachment: Sailing on the Danube and Bosut, carriage rides, bird watching, free museum tours, gourmet route… – in Vukovar-Srijem County everything is ready for DHT, and they have published an accompanying program within DHT. Entitled SHOR (t) cut to the best fun in Slavonia, the hosts offer a rich accompanying program that leads to the most attractive tourist routes.  There are seven restaurants on it, bearing the label “Tastes of Srijem and Slavonia”, which have created traditional menus for promotional prices for the Days of Croatian Tourism. Traditional meeting of tourist workers and all stakeholders in the tourist system of the Republic of Croatia – Croatian Tourism Days (DHT) will be held, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce since October 2 to 4, 2019 in Slavonia.  Inevitable stations Whoever chooses sailing on the Danube on October 3, will discover the beauty of Vukovar from a completely new perspective. On the same day, you will sail along this river in Ilok, and how different than with a guided tasting of selected wines from the Srijem vineyards and delicious snacks from the Danube Hotel, which is also recommended by the famous Michelin guide.  On October 3, Vinkovci will welcome guests in togas in the “Roman Corner” of Lenija Park, where they will revive history from the time of Roman emperors – born in Vinkovci, brothers Valentijan and Valens. For all who want to get to know the rhythm of this city, two guided tours are organized – the morning “Baroque center of Vinkovci” and the afternoon “I visited all the pubs”. Gourmet route – 7 restaurants with the label “Tastes of Srijem and Slavonia” “Applications for each program are accepted until September 25 in our mail visit@vukovar-srijem.eu, and with the presentation of accreditation, for the participants of the Croatian Tourism Day, all programs are free. We have chosen the most attractive part of the rich year-round tourist offer of Srijem and Slavonia”, Says Rujana Bušić Srpak, director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board.   More about the program of events and the list of restaurants as part of the additional program SHOR (t) cut to the best fun in Slavonia, as part of DHT in Vukovar-Srijem County, find out in the attachment. The grand opening of the event will take place on Wednesday 2 October starting at 18.30pm at Eltz Castle in Vukovar. The awarding of the Annual Croatian Tourist Awards will take place on October 3, 2019, starting at 19.30 pm Vinkovci on the property of the Hunting Lodge Kunjevci while the closing ceremony of the TOP 10 awards of Croatian tourism will be held in Osijek at the Fortress on Vatroslav Lisinski Square on October 4, 2019, starting at 20.05:XNUMX p.m. ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM: SHOR (t) cut to the best party in SlavoniaGourmet route in Vukovar-Srijem County / Seven restaurants with the label “Tastes of Srijem and Slavonia” Opening in Vukovar, the second day the program moves to Vinkovci, while the final ceremony will be held in Osijek  More attached: PROGRAM ANNOUNCED AND OPEN APPLICATIONS FOR DHT IN SLAVONIA PROGRAM ANNOUNCED AND OPEN APPLICATIONS FOR DHT IN SLAVONIA And that the people of Srijem and Slavonia know what good customs are and what is expected of them when it comes to food and drink is confirmed by the “Gourmet Route”.  On October 3, the Germans will ride in carriages, visit the Birdwatching Center at the Sopotac picnic area and sail the Bosut on the most famous catamaran east of Zagreb. Danube in Vukovar and Ilok On the same day, the colors of the county area will be defended by Snaša’s housekeepers in picturesque Gradište, the Stjepan Gruber Museum in Graničarski čardak in Županja and the Forestry Museum in Bošnjaci. In this last picturesque place, it is mandatory to stop at two more stations – Matkova pecara and the Aquarius restaurant.  Cover photo: Mario Romulić / Source: Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board / Illustration: HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more

The cycling tourist off-road route “Put vinograd” from Vukovar to Šarengrad was presented

first_imgLast year, the parish invested in five bicycle stations, one lookout located in Šarengrad and three bicycle rest areas. “One rest area is in the forest Šumanovci, one in the city of Vukovar and one in the city of Ilok. There are also several traffic studies that are the basis for further development with markings and a route that is also on the app that our cyclists can download and ride on our trails. ” In the Vukovar-Srijem parish, a new cycling off-road route “Put vinograd” was presented, which stretches for about 30 kilometers through nature and vineyards from Vukovar to Šarengrad. Cover photo: LAG Bosutski niz / FB Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County Budimir points out that there are more plans for the development of cycling tourism in Vukovar-Srijem County, which is an integral part of continental tourism. “Among other things, in the study we marked one route which, in addition to being cycling, is also a walking and equestrian route, and is located in the area of ​​Cvelferija. We hope that with this improvement we will be able to offer our cyclists more and show the beauties of our county. We would like to continue with projects related to the development of cycling tourism because that is where we see the future. An interesting fact is that ordinary tourists spend about 15 EUR per day, while cyclists spend about 50 EUR per day. Also, data from 2013 show that there are close to 60 million cyclists in Europe who travel around Europe in this form of tourism. So, that tourism is something that is still in development, one of the newer branches of tourism. We think that our country is very suitable for this form of tourism, not only because of nature but also because of the entire offer that includes gastronomic and cultural offer. Our county is rich in numerous events and sights. We have something to show!”Budimir concluded. This year, 5 smart rest areas (Vrbanja, Privlaka, Drenovci, Nuštar and Županja), 3 rest areas for cyclists (Vukovar, Ilok, Šumanovci), a bicycle traffic counter in Ilok and a lookout point in Šarengrad have been set up in Vukovar-Srijem County. traffic study for future bicycle routes in the area of ​​Vukovar and Cvelferija, and a new off road route was marked “Vineyard Road”,.   Head of Tourism of Vukovar-Srijem County, Marija Budimir she pointed out that the entire route leads through nature, through vineyards, through family farms (OPG) and near the Museum of Vučedol Culture. “As the road to Ilok is quite dangerous, the traffic is heavy, trucks drive and it is not very suitable for cyclists, we came up with the idea to create an off-road route in cooperation with the Coordination Body for the Development of Croatian Cycling Tourism, and that is this route “Put vineyard “which passes by our Museum of Vučedol culture and leads all the way to Šarengrad.” The Vukovar-Srijem County is crossed by the EuroVelo 6 route, and in addition to the newly mentioned route, the county also has the “Danube” cycling route as well as the “Srijem” route. “The “EuroVelo 6” route is our most important route because cyclists from abroad come to us via this route. We expect local routes to be used by cyclists who come on weekends on a daily basis and these are our tourists, for example from Osijek, from Zagreb. These routes are not only for cyclists coming from Europe, but also for our local population. “last_img read more

Korcula is becoming a university town for nautics, shipbuilding and business economics-tourism

first_imgWith the realization of this cooperation with the University of Dubrovnik, the city of Korčula becomes the first island student city in the Republic of Croatia. By investing in education, sustainable development, complementary studies with the development strategy of the county, by educating able-bodied staff, the City of Korčula is galloping into a prosperous future. With this agreement on business cooperation, the City of Korčula becomes a dislocated location for undergraduate university studies in Nautics, Naval Architecture and Business Economics, Department of Tourism, University of Dubrovnik, and also the first island university student city in Croatia, reports Dubrovnik Herald. With this agreement on business cooperation, the City of Korčula becomes an extended arm and a branch office of the University of Dubrovnik, which is in line with the development strategy of the City of Korčula and fits perfectly into the County Development Strategy 2016-2020. to achieve a higher level of education on the islands, educating the islanders, but also all other interested population in complementary studies with the locality. Nautics, Naval Architecture and Business Economics in the field of Tourism are complementary to the development strategy, which will make the City of Korcula a significant step towards higher education by introducing a step on the path to a complete university education. Source: Dubrovnik Herald Photo: Pixabay.com The city of Korcula will remain written in history as the first island where the accredited program of the established Croatian University, the University of Dubrovnik, will be performed. Administrative, professional and financial assistance of the University of Dubrovnik will facilitate the protocol and organizational procedures of the City of Korcula around the start of studies, and the City points out that for the study will replace the primary space in the city pool with spaces from the conceptual design in the “Old School in Dominč”. necessary documentation and execution of adaptation works. The agreement was signed by the Mayor of the City of Korcula Andrija Fabris and the Rector of the University of Dubrovnik Nikša Burum. last_img read more

The importance of a broader context and storytelling in tourism

first_imgThe Center is entered through a tunnel leading to the ring road. With special light effects and the sounds of a horse pounding in the trot and the sound of a spear when it hits the ring. Then the path leads the visitor to a room where Diminić’s sculpture of a ring bird is displayed on a pedestal in the middle, and horsemen’s spears are placed around it. You then come to a circular room where the video will be projected in a circle – 360 degrees. And finally the round ends with a hall in which 3 D animation will be subsequently installed. Visitors equipped with a spear (joystick) and virtual reality goggles, can try their hand at the Ring Race, reliving the tension before the race in an authentic ambience and with authentic sounds. Excellent sales point for the visitor to come and experience the real race. For the 55th year in a row, Vinkovci Autumns have been proudly preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage. Vinkovci Autumns are a stage of original traditional Croatian folklore, where about 8000 participants perform – guardians of their tradition and culture. All these materials are also the basis used for communication throughout the year, which most events do not do, but communicate most often a month before the event. Cover photo: FB Ring Race And that’s why the story or video “30 seconds” produced by Level52 is extremely important in the whole tourist mosaic. We are the main narrators and we must do our best to explain the importance of our tradition and ultimately the event to make it more important. It is not the fault of others if we do not tell them the story ourselves. This is the first prerequisite. By the way, the Ring Race is a folk equestrian competition launched in 1976 in Barban, and the race has become a trademark of Barban and one of the TOP and must see manifestation in Istria. Precisely in honor and with the aim of further promotion of the race, the first Barban Visitor Center was opened in Barban last year, dedicated to the Ring Race, but also to the Barban tradition, folklore and way of life. Often event organizers do not understand the importance of quality photo / video materials before, during and after the events as well as communication. Indeed, if the event lasts for several days, it would be good to have short video stories like last day’s resumes or teasers. Because when the event lasts, then there is an opportunity to record all the stories in the current setting and collect raw material that you can then play with later in the year. When the manifestation passes, then it is too late. A blend of history and tradition interpreted through new technologies. New technologies like AR or VR are just new tools / media for telling stories, in fact, embrace them. But what is a fact, no photo or video can replace a real experience. And it is the experiences, emotions and stories that are the very essence of tourism. That is why people travel to meet and experience a new way and culture of living. The whole marketing and promotion comes down to one thing – for visitors to come and experience the event live. And that’s why it’s important to communicate throughout the year, not just publish one poster.center_img But when we add to that the tradition, story and storytelling, which every tourist of Istria, and especially a visitor to the race should know, then it is another story. There is the power of storytelling and the importance of telling stories, which give meaning, value, respect to each tradition. But if we don’t. that story and we don’t provide that information then we can’t even expect others to understand, appreciate and respect us. People often do not know the broader context and depth of a story or tradition. We have reason to be proud and that is why we must make sure to apologize for it. Do you know about the traditional Ring Race in Barban? She let the horse race where the riders have to hit some lap. At first nothing special, some would say? Or is there something deeper in the whole story after all? As you can see from these two examples – the narrative and the story are extremely important – because they make sense. This is another proof of the importance of making such promotional films, as well as hiring professional production companies. We are the narrators and we have to make sure to tell our story, to all current and future visitors. Like, say, Vinkovci Autumns. Folklore festival, maybe not very interesting to many at first, but… Meet the Ring Race / 150 meters in less than 12 seconds Let us respect our tradition, identity and way and culture of living, because if we do not respect ourselves, the dream will not be respected by others. Let’s tell a story, our authentic stories. Now the Ring Race represents some new value, emotion and story, right? The video clearly shows the importance of the wider context and storytelling in tourism. Personally, I didn’t know the whole story, but now I know. last_img read more

For the first time, a representative of the landlord was elected to the Tourist Board of the Zadar Tourist Board

first_imgIn addition to the members of the Assembly and the Tourist Board of the Zadar Tourist Board, members of the Zadar County Tourist Board were elected from among the members of the Tourist Board, Messrs. Ivica Katic, Miljenko Rajic and Josip Djurin.  Along with the mayor, who in accordance with the Law holds the position of President of the Tourist Board, the newly elected members of the Assembly of the Zadar Tourist Board in the term 2020-2024. years are as follows:  Klaudio Grdović  – private landlord,  Grgo Peronja  – private landlord,  Lozivka Župan  – private landlord,  Hrvoje Šestan  – Hotels Zadar dd,  Danijela Stanic Halapija  – Intermod doo- hotel Pinija,  Toni Šimac  Doo,  Allen Barjašić  – Borik dd,  Lovre Lovrenčić  Ltd., Punta Skala doo Goran Sremec  Ltd., Punta Skala doo Tomislav Fain  – Terra Travel Ltd. Melita Surać  – Spar Croatia doo,  Dario Ćoza  – Crodux derivati ​​dva doo,  Luka  Ramic – Crodux derivati ​​dva doo,  Josip Klišmanić  – Zadar Airport doo,  Miljenko Rajic  – Agram Yachting doo  Branimir Peša  – OTP banka dd,  Ivan Rajić  Doo , Interigre doo | Ante Rados  – Jadrolinija,  Jelka Milosevic  – Beta doo Considering that the total share of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the city of Zadar in private accommodation is as much as 51%, for the purpose of more active involvement of renters in the work of the Tourist Board, the President of the Family Accommodation Expert Group sir Klaudio Grdović. According to the adopted Agenda, the newly elected members of the Assembly of the Zadar Tourist Board voted on the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly, membership of the City of Zadar as a voluntary member in the Zadar Tourist Board and a proposal to amend the Work Program with financial plan for 2020.center_img In accordance with the new Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, which entered into force on January 1, 2020, the Electoral Assembly of the Zadar Tourist Board was held today in the Great Hall of the City of Zadar, chaired by the Mayor of Zadar Branko Dukić. From 2020 to 2024, nineteen members of the Zadar Tourist Board were confirmed. At the same time, a new convocation of the Tourist Council was appointed for a term of the same duration. Travel agencies will be represented by Ms. over the next four years Mirjana Šarin from the company Mia Trade doo The current members of the Council are representatives of hoteliers, gentlemen Jasna Čurković i Hrvoje Šestan, trade representative Mr Mario Božulić, transport activities are represented by Mr. Slobodan Erslan, the representative of the caterer is a gentleman Dubravko Milin, and a representative of culture Mr. Renato Švorinić. last_img read more

German market trends: Poor prospects for the autumn holidays

first_imgJust after German politicians called on people to stay in the country to avoid the risk of coronavirus, a survey was conducted on the thoughts of German tourists about travel in autumn and winter, reports the German fvw. With the decline in average daily interactions with clients by 19% (–90% on an annual basis) and bookings by 13% (–81% compared to 2019), the situation in travel agencies is getting worse and worse in the German market. Meanwhile, DER Touristik is the latest German tour operator to extend the season for Greece with new package deals for Kos, Corfu and Crete until the end of November. The second largest German group of tour operators has launched special offers for islands that can be booked until October 21 for departures until November 30. The FTI and Vtours have already pulled similar moves in recent weeks. “Avoid unnecessary vacations abroad”Said recently German Health Minister Jens Spahn, who advocates domestic travel in the fall and winter and who pointed out on German television that many COVID-19 infections during the pandemic involved people returning from other countries. “I think we can learn from this in terms of the fall, winter and Christmas holidaysSpahn added. Overall, 70% of Germans have no travel plans for the autumn holidays at all, which suggests that fear of travel is present in Germany. Of course, one survey does not reveal much, but similar results suggest a similar survey in the last quarter of September. TUI has decided to continue package deals in the Canary Islands in October due to school holidays, he explained. “Our goal is to offer a solution for the fall holidays to guests who still want to travel to the Canary Islands,” he said. TUI will set the flight schedule based on actual demand. By the way, Germany revised the other day list of risky countries, and so it is Zadar and Šibenik-Knin counties more they are not on the red list. The search data on the question: Are the borders open in certain countries are also interesting. The data confirm the greatest interest of German tourists in Austria, the Netherlands, then in Poland, Spain and Greece. DER Touristik expands the capacities of Greece Thus, according to a survey, only 5% of Germans are planning a holiday abroad this fall, and few consumers are thinking about domestic travel, ie within Germany, says a survey by YouGov, which surveyed more than 5.000 people in Germany between September 25 and 27. . Demand for the coming months is lower, according to the survey, but there is more interest in December, including Christmas time and the turn of the year, especially for three destinations – Germany, Egypt and Spain. The same destinations are also among the favorite holiday destinations in the spring of 2021. Even for the third week in a row, Greece continued a series of losses with a 16% drop after losing 9% and 10%, respectively, in previous weeks. For all other destinations analyzed, the situation was less dramatic: Poland (–10%) and sunbathing and beach destinations Spain (–10%), Turkey (–5%) and Egypt (–3%). With new travel warnings for destinations abroad, the demand for domestic travel has benefited from the fall of neighboring destinations Austria and the Netherlands. As for major destinations, France continued its decline with an additional 63% drop in demand after having already lost 42% a week earlier. After almost the entire country was declared a risk area, demand for France is in free fall. Austria is in a similar situation: since the German government issued a travel warning for Vienna, Tyrol and Vorarlberg, the popular destination for German tourists has been steadily losing demand with two weeks of double-digit reductions (-25% and -22%). Source: TrevoTrend TUI is once again offering a holiday in the Canary Islands By the way, Trevotrend provides weekly data of interest for destinations, travel periods and hotels based on inquiries from German users in thousands of travel agencies and hundreds of Internet portals, so the research is considered extremely relevant. Only one in 20 people plan to travel to another country during the upcoming autumn school holidays in October, while 9% plan to travel within Germany. Source: TrevoTrend “We want to give guests the choice of whether to go on vacation or cancel or book for free (on another date)A company spokesman told the DPA news agency. “We do this because customers want it.” Germany, Austria and the Netherlands account for more than 85% of interest. With the exception of Germany, all travel inquiries were significantly reduced, with five of the eight focused destinations (Croatia was not the subject of the survey) suffering a double-digit decline in interest compared to the previous week. The results are the latest study Trevotrend which analyzes search queries of German consumers. However, the German tourism industry hopes to demand over the next few weeks. For example, TUI plans to offer a holiday in the Canary Islands again from October 3, although the government still warns against traveling to the Spanish islands. Photo: Life of Pix On the other hand, when it comes to travel abroad, according to data from 02.10.2020. the greatest interest of the government is in Austria and Poland. Decreased interest in travel is also visible in the graph last_img read more