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

Edo FA Awards Hold in Benin City Today

first_imgAs dignitaries gather for this evening’s football Awards Nite organised by the Edo Football Association, stakeholders have been commending the association for the bold initiative to reward excellence in football development and administration.Chairman of Chairmen, and a member of the NFF Executive Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, described the Award Nite as commendable and worthy of emulation.Gusau, who was present at the maiden edition last year at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, says the football house is pleased with the initiative of Edo State Football Association to reward those who have contributed to the development of football in the state. “The Edo State Football Association deserves all the commendation for initiating this award. There is nothing as good as your efforts and contributions being recognized and rewarded.“I was in attendance last year and I must say the turn out and the general organization was very impressive.”Speaking in the same vein, veteran coach, Alabi Aisien, said football stakeholders owe the present Edo FA Board a lot of commendation for this noble initiative.“I must once again commend this board for this great innovation. This board has continued to put things right in the state and there is every hope that under this dispensation, football will return to its prime position in Edo State.“Frank Ilaboya has given us hope that we still have a great and exciting future ahead in this state.The Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, popularly called Denco also commended the FA for a job well done. “I feel very proud to chair this great Awards where you have collection of football personalities past and present.“I’m highly encouraged by this great move by the football house in the state to reward excellence, and events like this will bring back Edo State to its number one status as the sports hub of the federation,” he added.This year’s Awards Nite comes up at Excalibur Hotels, Etete, Benin City by 6pm today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

KC radio host, company ‘part ways’ after comments about Chiefs coach Andy Reid

first_imgMORE: NFL coaches vote Reid SN’s 2018 Coach of the YearUnion Broadcasting said when it suspended Kietzman that his comments “were clearly not to his or our standards.” The company apologized to Reid, his family, the Chiefs and listeners.Kietzman apologized to Reid on the air, but he also insisted that he was only speaking about the Chiefs and Reid failing to “fix” players and employees, most recently wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Britt Reid is a Chiefs assistant coach and Garrett Reid also served on his father’s staff; those hires, according to Kietzman, made referencing Reid’s family history relevant.MORE: Chiefs reportedly hopeful after ‘positive’ meeting between Hill, NFL He told Awful Announcing: When Reid decided to hire his sons to try to help them, it ceased being a personal, private matter in my opinion. When a tax payer supported football team hires convicted felons, it is absolutely worthy of scrutiny. Andy Reid has hired several convicted criminals in his career and asked fans to trust him. Some have worked out, many have not.Kietzman has also noted he has done charitable work in preventing teen suicides.Kietzman hosted “Between the Lines” on WHB, in which he is an investor, for 22 years. A Kansas City sports radio host is out of a job less than a week after making comments about Chiefs coach Andy Reid that were roundly criticized.Kevin Kietzman and Union Broadcasting, Inc., parent company of station WHB, “mutually agreed to part ways,” the company announced Friday. Kietzman had been suspended since Tuesday after saying on the air that some of Reid’s past attempts at being a disciplinarian “did not work out well in his family life.” Reid’s son Garrett died of a heroin overdose in 2012; another son, Britt, has served time in prison on gun and drug charges.last_img read more