MARINA PUNAT on the island of Krk is the best Croatian marina according to guests and won first place at the Golden Anchor 2017. This award is the finale of the summer campaign “Nautical Patrol of Jutarnji list” which lasted from June 23 to August 18 this year.The action covered 32 marinas from Umag to Dubrovnik with a total of 11.500 berths. The aim of the action was to determine and compare the quality of services of Croatian marinas in order to improve the quality of Croatian nautical tourism.ACI MARINA SLANO won the award for second place while OLIVE ISLAND MARINA on the island of Ugljan won third place. According to boaters, the special award “My favorite marina” went to ACI MARINA CRES. A special award for exceptional contribution to the development of Croatian nautical tourism and wholehearted help and support to the organization of the Nautical Patrol of Jutarnji list 2017 was awarded to Adriatic Croatia International Club dd – ACI.Namely, the evaluation was performed on the basis of survey questionnaires filled out by guest sailors in each marina, answering 7 questions about the tidiness, organization and cleanliness of the marina, the kindness of staff, catering, entertainment and sports facilities, ratings from 1 to 5 for each category . This accounted for 70 percent of the marina’s overall rating, while 30 percent was made up of the patrol rating as a jury, also 1 to 5, but for the overall impression of the marina.In the first eight months, growth of 15 percent in nautical tourismAccording to data from the eVisitor system, which contains data from the eCrew system, in the first 8 months of this year 345.460 arrivals were recorded, which is an increase of 15% compared to the same period last year and 2,338.032 overnight stays, which is an increase of 16% more boaters in the charter segment.The highest number of overnight stays was recorded in the Split-Dalmatia County (approximately 1 million, which represents + 18%). All coastal counties recorded a double-digit increase in nautical tourism, and a particularly strong growth was recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (+ 58%). The largest number of foreign tourists was recorded from Germany, Austria, Great Britain, while a remarkable shift was seen among guests from America, whose growth was almost 54%, and from Australia, which recorded an increase of 33%.
The traditional meeting of tourism workers and related industries begins in two days, and the rich program of this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism will bring together the main actors of the Croatian tourism story and foreign lecturers on October 24 and 25 on the island of Hvar in the town of Hvar. “What future awaits Croatian tourism”. The sun and the sea are no longer enough, how Croatia positions itself on the foreign market, how much it provides in the field of film and gastro tourism, how much attention it pays to sustainable development and what kind of brand it represents, through educational lectures, workshops and round tables. world tourism experts, opinion makers and influencers from business and social life.How attractive Croatia is already on the foreign market with an emphasis on the American market will be given as part of the Croatian Tourism Day Al Merschen, president and founder of MMGY Global, a leading PR and marketing group in the United States. Merschen, a welcome guest at world-class professional gatherings, will present trends in global travel, show a cross-section of the US market, thoughts and motivations for choosing the destination of the average American tourist, how Croatia ranks in the United States and what are the tactics for tourism investment in the US market.What Croatia has to offer, apart from the classic tourist offers, and how it is presented in the world, can best be confirmed by those who represent it to the world, a kind of ambassadors in different areas. As part of the panel “Croatia – a small country, a big brand” under the moderation of a communication expert God Jump, well-known Croatian experts from several fields will give their suggestions through previous experiences: Kristjan Staničić (Croatian tourist agency), Davor Bruketa (Bruketa & Žinić & Gray), Sandra Perković (Croatia athlete), Jadranka Primorac (Special Hospital Sveta Katarina / HUP-Association of Private Polyclinics, Hospitals, Spas and Health Care Institutions), Marin Pucar (Podravka) and Aleksandra Dojčinović (Lei Lou).The Croatian creative tourism industry was confirmed by the representative jury of Citizine Networks and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), which awarded the promotional video of the Croatian Tourist Board “Croatian Tourism Ambassadors” with the prestigious “Travel Video Awards” in the category “Best Video by a Tourism Organization”. A video starring the most famous athletes, musicians and artists. The director and founder of Citizen.tv will explain why the video attracted so much attention from the media, tourists and the profession at the Days of Croatian Tourism. Philip DeBevoise. In addition to the above panels, this year’s gathering is also dedicated to favorite free activities of most people: food and drink, the film industry and the Internet. The connection between them as creative industries and tourism will be confirmed through a rich program of this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism by world-renowned experts. Croatia as a new gastronomic icon of Europe is the vision of Croatian gastronomy and the name of the panel of the same name on which, under the moderator Snježana Boranić Živoder from the Institute of Tourism, to speak Head Rudolf Stefan from Croatian, and world-renowned restaurant Pelegrini, director Gault & Millau Croatia Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, Boris Lovrenčić from the hotel house Sunčani Hvar and the CEO Tourist boards Alba Bra Langhe Roero, Mauro Carbone. The two-day program of this event will be crowned with the awarding of prizes and recognitions to the best in the actions of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Days of Croatian tourism are held this year with the support of the hosts of the City of Hvar and the Tourist Board of the City of Hvar, which this year marks 150 years of organized tourism.DHT HVAR: Professional CupsDHT EVENT PROGRAM
And that the sun and the sea have not been enough for a long time, they are aware on the island of Rab and pay special attention to the development of various events, such as: Kantuna, Underwater Photo Marathon, Kanata and the Most Beautiful Advent in Rab to the Sand Sculpture Festival, Pumidorfest, Krumpirfest Samba Festival, etc .. all the way to the Rab Fair as a top event that develops from year to year. The island of Rab was one of the favorite destinations for tourists this season as well, so it achieved more than two million overnight stays. Representatives of the island expect excellent results in the upcoming season, and many tourists on the island, with clean sea, lots of sun, sports trails and famous Rab gastronomy, expect a variety of interesting destination events. “We are continuously working on the development of our events, which are increasingly becoming a motive for the arrival of tourists throughout the year. We really offer something for everyone, from cultural, entertainment and sports to gastronomic events, and I would especially like to emphasize the coming of age of Fjera, which will celebrate its 130th edition in this jubilee year, when we celebrate the 18th anniversary of tourism. I am also happy that this year we will have a number of investments in accommodation facilities, which ultimately means raising the quality of the destination itself, and thus further work on repositioning it. “, said Ivana Matušan, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Rab. Representatives of the Tourist Boards of Rab and Lopar announced today in Zagreb the tourist season on the island of Rab. On Rab, they see their opportunity in sports tourism. As of this year, the island of Rab bears the flattering title of European Sports Island, the first of its kind in history. Thus, in accordance with the development of sports tourism, an outdoor offer of content and sports events such as Rab island trail and 4 Island MTB are being developed. At the presentation in Zagreb, there was a real island atmosphere for which the Draški white masquerades, masquerades from Lopar and folk singers were responsible. They presented to the guests and citizens of Zagreb a part of the masquerade customs and carnival events on the island of Rab, as well as their guest offer. At this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism in Hvar, the most famous Rab event, Rabska Fjera, was declared the tourist event of the year, and in September the Tourist Board of Rab won the award for the greatest contribution to the development of nautical tourism in Croatia. “Just as the island of happiness is special among the Adriatic islands, so on Rab is the town of Lopar unique for its 22 sandy beaches. The most famous of them is Paradise Beach and if someone can’t find a beach for themselves in Lopar, then they can’t go anywhere on the Adriatic. We have something for everyone, from Robinson beaches to those for pets. In order to additionally brand our beaches, we have been organizing the famous Sand Sculpture Festival for years, which attracts more and more tourists from all over the world every year, and among other events we would highlight the Paradise Samba Festival, Lopar Night and Our Lady.. “, Pointed out Marin Mušćo, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Lopar. By the way, the people of Rab have a number of reasons to celebrate this year.
At the Founding Assembly held two days ago (April 02, 2019) in Samobor, the Association of Croatian Public Liner Bus Operators (UHAJLP) was established with the aim of representing the common interests of bus carriers in public regular transport. The Assembly was attended by 29 public bus carriers, which together employ 4018 workers, have 2045 buses and perform over 80% of the county’s public bus services in the Republic of Croatia.After the adoption of the Statute of the Association, the bodies of the assembly were elected at the assembly. Mr. was elected president of the Association. sc. Hrvoje Meštrović (Meštrović prijevoz) and members of the Board of Directors of the Association Ivica Presečki, M.Sc. (Presečki Group), Dražen Divjak (Arriva Croatia), Berislav Saraja (Čazmatrans), Hrvoje Pejković (Brioni), Franjo Grgurić (Autoturist) and Igor Tomašić Traffic Makarska). The reason for gathering carriers in the Association is the unsustainability of the existing public line transport system in Croatia, and the basic principles of the Association are advocating public line and integrated transport in the Republic of Croatia, sustainability of public line transport and cooperation with government institutions and NGOs in organizing and implementing public line transportation.The key problem of public line transport is unprofitable lines, departure of workers and the existing financing model, which is no longer sustainable and the abolition of lines can be expected, he pointed out Hrvoje Mestrovic, the newly elected President of the Association and added: “Currently, regular bus carriers are discriminated against in relation to city carriers and HŽ passenger transport because they have not concluded public service contracts in accordance with the directive. We must comply with EU Regulation 1370/2007 on public rail and road passenger transport services, which has an implementation deadline of 03 December 2019. “He also announced that the carriers will start negotiations with trade union representatives to improve working conditions to reduce driver departures. “Cooperation with public institutions is necessary in order to improve public transport, because with their help public transport can be cheaper, more accessible and of better quality. The carrier’s proposal is that the ticket price on the shortest routes is 4 kn, and that it be standardized throughout Croatia. The aim of carriers is to make their service more accessible to citizens and thus to increase the use of the public regular passenger transport service”Concludes Meštrović.
Given that the Partnership Program also envisages new partnerships that contribute to the well-being of children, UNICEF has recognized the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board as important partners in promoting children’s rights with an emphasis on the tourism sector. The Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, pointed out that the Ministry of Tourism will soon start drafting a new Tourism Development Strategy, which will focus on raising quality and sustainability, because “only with quality and responsible tourism management can we remain competitive and stimulate the entire economy.” The development of a new Tourism Development Strategy will begin soon The director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, emphasized the importance of promotional activities. “Today, we adopted proposals for very important public calls for cooperation with domestic and foreign partners in the promotion of Croatian tourism for 2020. The emphasis is on the activities of joint destination advertising, but also on strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets”, Said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, adding that public calls are expected in early September this year. An invitation to express interest in implementing strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2020 will be sent to all travel organizers from foreign markets in all forms of organized programs for Croatia, and the emphasis will continue to be on joint campaigns in the public media. Cooperation with UNICEF UNICEF-Republic of Croatia Partnership Program 2017-2021 includes a number of objectives and activities on which UNICEF cooperates with line ministries. The main goal of the cooperation is joint action aimed at ensuring equal opportunities for children and promoting their rights in tourism, as well as support for UNICEF programs agreed with the Government of the Republic of Croatia. To this end, based on the signed agreement, we will work on strengthening the capacity of all involved in understanding and implementing children’s rights in tourism, increasing care for children by the tourism sector, raising funds for programs for the most vulnerable children in Croatia and further strengthening the positive image. Croatian tourism. As pointed out by the CNTB, the CNTB representative offices, as in the previous year, will collect all applications from interested partners, give their proposal for the selection of partners and campaigns for their market. The call will be published in late August / early September this year. At the just held 53rd session of the Tourist Council, decisions were made on announcing a public call for joint advertising in 2020, a proposal for the concept of the Call for expressions of interest for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2020 and a decision on cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism and Croatia. tourist boards with UNICEF. The decision to issue a public call for joint advertising in 2020 determined that it will include three different models: joint destination advertising of the tourist board system through which the CNTB with the system of tourist boards will conduct destination promotion; in the second model cooperation with bidder entities in their destination will work on a system of tourist boards that submit their application to the CNTB for approval, while the third model includes joint advertising of the nautical tourism offer conducted by the CNTB with entities planning serious marketing campaigns. The call will be published at the end of August / beginning of September this year with an application deadline of about a month.
HUT: Three additional types of measures for vulnerable business people in tourism Photo: HUT The Croatian Tourism Association welcomes today’s decision of the Croatian Employment Service approving the payment of HRK 3.250 per worker for a maximum period of the next 3 months in activities affected by coronavirus, they point out in a statement from HUT. Exemption, not just postponement of payment of fiscal and parafiscal levies for vulnerable businessmen in tourism at all levels of government until 01.07.2021. (at least 50%);Significant reduction of taxes, especially VAT, for which we propose a reduction to 5% by July 01.07.2021, XNUMX;Non-refundable financial assistance for vulnerable businessmen in tourism to the extent that will enable the retention of employees and the necessary level of economic activities for the preparation and conduct of this and next tourist year. So from HUT they suggest additional ones three types of measures: from lowering VAT to 5% to exemption, not deferral, of fiscal and parafiscal levies. “Fully aware of the current situation and bearing in mind that it is not realistic to expect a rapid return of tourist traffic, and wanting to keep employees and economic activity, we call for the rapid adoption of three additional types of measures”Points out Veljko Ostojić, director of HUT, and adds that they want everyone to get out of this situation as soon as possible. They also welcome the previous decisions of the Government of the Republic of Croatia which go in the direction of preserving jobs and liquidity of companies in vulnerable sectors of the economy, but believe that they are not enough, and propose additional measures for vulnerable businessmen in tourism.
Side dish: Instructions for sending a signed application for deferment of payment of flat income tax In the attachment we bring you step by step. Lump sum INCOME TAX Taxpayers of lump-sum income tax according to the Income Tax Act, given that the annual lump-sum income tax and surtax on income tax are paid quarterly, may submit to the competent tax administration a request for deferral of payment due to special circumstances Instructions for sending a signed application for deferment of payment of flat income tax /link to the document/Request for deferral of payment due to special circumstances /lnk on Request/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:TAX INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EMERGENCY CAUSED BY THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS A lot of renters and entrepreneurs in tourism contact us with an inquiry on how to send a request to defer the payment of a flat income tax.
Also, Arena Hospitality Group, as part of this year’s World Tourism Exchange WTM in London, received recognition from the world organization “Responsible Tourism Partnership” for responsible tourism and coping in the covid-19 pandemic. Thus, Arena Hospitality Group (AGH) offered special offers for digital nomads, in its camps Arena Grand Kažela and Arena Stoja, which are open all year round, as well as in the Park Plaza Histria hotel in Pula. For digital nomads from the Arena Hospitality Group, they provided the minimum necessary: self check-in, contactless payment, super fast internet, Netflix application, OTT iPTV service for watching TV channels in every part of the camps via mobile devices and a mobile application for guest experience ”. “Arena Hospitality Group is always open to new market challenges, ready to provide our guests with the complete service they need not only for the purpose of vacation but also for the purpose of doing business during their stay in hotels and camps. It is the stay in the camps Arena Grand Kažela and Arena Stoja that enables such an escape from the hectic, dynamic and regular rhythm that has become our everyday life. Untouched nature enables you to experience the beauties of autumn and winter, and at the same time perform all business tasks and obligations unhindered “, stand out from the Arena Hospitality Group. This fact was recognized and quickly adapted by the tourism sector, and many hotel companies, both global and Croatian, offered special offers targeting digital nomads, ie opened their hotels for business guests who use the hotel as an office. The current crisis situation caused by the global pandemic has shown that, thanks to the application of digital technology, we can do most of the work both in the office and anywhere else. It is enough to have a laptop, a mobile device and a quality internet connection. In the mentioned open camps, high-quality digital infrastructure is provided throughout the year, which, in addition to the existing quality of mobile home accommodation, satisfies both private and business needs. / / / Arena Hospitality Group received world recognition for responsible tourism
I’ve lived long enough to remember when “taking a knee” could have meant genuflecting in a profound act of respect before a high altar or the cross, as well as an act of humility and seeking redress from a supreme power. Thus, POTUS 45 could be criticizing a quiet act of religious supplication. To trample the right to pray would be hypocritical, since he ran on a Christian platform with much ballyhoo about his religious convictions. He would do himself and his nation a service to consider that there are other possible interpretations. Some of us hope that stating our goal in public supports its scope. In this vein, I noted and accepted that some professional athletes were “taking a knee” during our National Anthem and patriotic displays. It surprised me to hear our president characterize the act as disrespectful and abhorrent and to make a prolonged public issue of it. I admit to being naïve on football, but no one can be so naïve that they believe that there is, in the United States, “liberty and justice for all” at all times and places. Many of us proudly repeat those words with our hands over our hearts as a hope and a promise and a commitment to the value of a communal goal. We also feel pride and gratitude that the opportunities for liberty and justice are manifold in our lives and in our nation. What I dislike the most is the fact that average Americas are being asked to regard this peaceful and quiet act as unpatriotic or even civil disobedience. This is language perversion and madness promoted by, no surprise, our chief perverter and divider. ScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation BETTY PIEPER Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs this is no longer the Republican Party of my father, George “Tom” D’Annunzio, I have, after 50 years as a registered Republican, changed my party affiliation. My dad would be saddened to see how all the elected officials in Congress are behaving — mostly concerned with their own pockets and getting re-elected. These officials have lied to us and, inadvertently or not, stolen from us. I have switched to “Independent,” not that anything I, “GQ Citizen,” does would matter to anyone in Congress.Carlie D’AnnunzioRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation