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Sony A8H 4K HDR OLED TV Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 2,79,990

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first_imgThe Sony A8H TV has an Ultra-HD (3840×2160-pixel) OLED display, which support HDR up to the Dolby Vision format. The TV also supports various audio formats up to Dolby Atmos, with sound output using Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio technology. In this television, the screen itself is the speaker, using four drivers for a total sound output of 30W.The television runs Android TV, with 16GB of internal storage for apps and app data. Apart from built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store for apps, Apple AirPlay 2 is also supported on the Sony A8H. The TV uses Sony’s X1 Ultimate picture processor, along with the company’s Triluminos picture enhancement technology. The TV has a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz at Full-HD resolution and 60Hz at 4K.Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sony A8H Ultra-HD HDR OLED TV has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 2,79,990 for the 65-inch version. The new OLED TV is the latest in Sony’s premium television range, and has an Ultra-HD (3840×2160-pixel) OLED display, with support for HDR up to the Dolby Vision format. The TV is available now through Sony offline retail stores, major electronics stores, Sony’s online portal shopatsc.com, and Amazon. Although only available in a single 65-inch screen size for now, Sony has mentioned that a 55-inch variant will also be going on sale soon.Sony A8H OLED TV price vs competitionThe Sony A8H OLED TV is priced at Rs. 2,79,990 for the 65-inch version, placing it in the premium segment for televisions in India. The Sony TV goes up against premium competition from brands such as Samsung and LG. In the OLED segment, Sony’s new televisions specifically go up against competition from LG, which has a range of OLED TVs available in India at around the Rs. 3,00,000 price mark.Sony A8H OLED TV specifications and features- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Merokeety Leopard Print Sweater Dress Wins Cozy Fall Fashion

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first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.There’s a fashion myth that dresses can only be worn when it’s warm out. Well, we’re not afraid of breaking the rules — and just so happen to be completely obsessed with wearing dresses year-round. Why? They’re the foundation of the easiest outfits — all you have to do is choose which dress you want to wear! Once that’s out of the way, selecting complementary shoes and accessories is a piece of cake.- Advertisement – This sweater dress is made from a super soft knit that’s bound to keep you toasty. If it’s particularly cold outside, you can throw on a pair of tights or even leggings to keep your legs covered. This dress will look adorable with any pair of knee-high or thigh-high boots. We would choose a black pair, but brown boots would work just as well.This dress fits slightly on the loose side, which makes it incredibly relaxed. It essentially feels like wearing an oversized sweater — and what’s better than that? It has a large leopard-print design that’s totally trendy. Leopard is everywhere right now, so you’ll look like an Instagram influencer in this flirty frock!MEROKEETY Women's Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater DressMEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress AmazonSee it!- Advertisement – Now that we’re in the thick of fall and quickly approaching winter, we’re shifting our focus to sweater dresses. They’re comfortable, cozy and keep Us warm all day long. When they’re as cute as this option from MEROKEETY, it’s only natural to click “Add to Cart” immediately!MEROKEETY Women's Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater DressMEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress AmazonSee it!Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress for prices starting at just $25, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress for prices starting at just $25, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.There are currently four different colors available, all of which feature the leopard-print motif: beige, black, brown and grey. The size of the print may vary depending on the shade that you select, but they’re all just as adorable as the next! Every single version of this dress is a success, and we can’t wait to see it hanging in our closets.See it: Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress for prices starting at just $25, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from MEROKEETY and shop all clothing, shoes and jewelry available at Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at ShopWithUs@usmagazine.com. Happy shopping! – Advertisement –last_img read more

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CDC, CSTE release online H5N1 readiness course

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first_imgMay 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) today released a 3-day online course to teach state and local public health officials how to respond to human cases of H5N1 avian influenza.The course, titled “CDC/CSTE Rapid Response Training: The Role of Public Health in a Multi-Agency Response to Avian Influenza in the United States,” is available on the CSTE Web site. It consists of six modules that cover surveillance, case management, personal protective equipment, poultry farm investigation, management and public health action, and laboratory issues. The downloadable materials include lectures, presentations, case studies, tabletop exercises, and other items.Jennifer Lemmings, deputy director of programs for the CSTE, told CIDRAP News the materials are freely available to individuals or groups and are designed to meet the multidisciplinary needs of a wide range of public health professionals. Though the course is intended to provide 3 days of group instruction, the modules can be shortened or modified to meet the needs of different public health workers.The online course was developed from courses that the CDC and CSTE conducted early this year in Washington, DC, Denver, and Atlanta. A key component of the training is coordination between veterinary and human public health agencies at all governmental levels, the CDC said in a press release today.”The unique aspect of the training is that it brings together human and animal health professionals, who would work together as part of a multidisciplinary response to an avian influenza threat,” said Joshua Mott, an epidemiologist in the CDC’s influenza division who led the course development. “Importantly, this training also teaches public health response skills that are applicable to other emerging diseases.”The CDC and CSTE developed the online curriculum with educators at the North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness. Support for the regional courses and the online adaptation came from a $2 million grant from the CDC.No human or avian infections with the lethal strain of H5N1 have been reported in North America. Birds in 58 countries have tested positive for the virus, while 12 countries have reported human H5N1 cases.See also:May 15 CDC press releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2007/r070515.htmlast_img read more

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H1N1 flu viruses growing more resistant to Tamiflu

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first_imgAug 25, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – With influenza season well under way in the southern hemisphere, one of the three kinds of seasonal influenza virus is becoming increasingly resistant to the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the World Health Organization (WHO) reported last week.Thirty-one percent (242 of 788) of influenza A/H1N1 isolates from 16 countries that were tested in recent months carried a mutation associated with oseltamivir resistance, the WHO said. In South Africa, all of the 107 isolates tested had this mutation, known as H274Y, the agency reported.Other countries and areas that tested 10 or more isolates and found resistance included Australia, 100% (10 of 10 isolates); Ghana, 20% (2 of 10) Hong Kong, 17% (97 of 583); and Chile, 13% (4 of 32 isolates).The findings strengthen a trend that that was first observed last January in Norway and subsequently in many other countries. Overall for the last quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of this year, 16% (1,182 of 7,528) of tested H1N1 isolates carried the resistance mutation, according to WHO figures. Resistance was found in 35 countries, mostly in the northern hemisphere, including in 12% of tested US isolates and 26% of tested Canadian isolates.”What we’re seeing is the evolution of the resistance gene and the distribution of it throughout the world,” said Lance Jennings, a clinical virologist with the Canterbury District Health Board in Christchurch, New Zealand, and chair of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee on Influenza, as quoted in an Aug 22 Bloomberg News report.In South Africa, Terry Besselaar, director of the National Influenza Centre in Johannesburg, said, “The patients are from across the country, so the resistant strain is widespread,” according to the Bloomberg report.The WHO said only 1 of the 107 patients in South Africa was taking oseltamivir, and no unusual clinical features or underlying conditions were found.No increase in oseltamivir resistance has been reported in the other two types of seasonal flu viruses, A/H3N2 and B. Recent WHO updates have not indicated which types are most common overall in the southern hemisphere this season, but the Aug 20 statement said flu was widespread in New Zealand, with H3 and B viruses predominant. The statement also cited sporadic flu activity in Argentina, with H1 viruses most common.Many countries have stockpiled oseltamivir, which is used to treat people infected with the H5N1 avian flu virus and is generally considered the most promising antiviral to use in case H5N1 evolves into a human pandemic strain. The WHO statement did not mention any reports of resistance to zanamivir (Relenza), the other drug in the neuraminidase inhibitor class.A spokeswoman for Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, said H5N1 viruses remain sensitive to the drug, according to the Bloomberg report. The spokeswoman, Claudia Schmitt, said the company plans to conduct surveillance on resistant and susceptible flu viruses during the 2008-09 flu season.In a summary of H1N1 resistance to oseltamivir in the the 2007-08 flu season, the WHO said in June that no link between “oseltamivir exposure and resistance at the individual patient level was noted.”The increasing oseltamivir resistance in H1N1 viruses has puzzled experts. In an editorial published by Eurosurveillance in January, authorities said resistant viruses with the H274Y mutation had been seen in previous flu seasons but were rare and did not spread easily. But the more recent H1N1 isolates with the mutation were “fitter” and were spreading in the community, they wrote.A recent update by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) observed, “At this stage the significance of these [resistance] findings remains uncertain. The emergence of drug resistance in the context of limited drug use is unexpected, and the extent of future circulation is difficult to predict.”See also: Jun 13 WHO statement on H1N1 oseltamivir resistance in 2007-08 seasonhttp://www.who.int/influenza/patient_care/antivirals/oseltamivir_summary/en/Feb 1 CIDRAP News story “Europe says Tamiflu-resistant virus seen in 9 countries”last_img read more

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Federal officials link E coli outbreak to raw cookie dough

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first_img The FDA statement didn’tspecify the states that are reporting illnesses, but some states—includingColorado, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington—have confirmed they have sickpatients and are involved in the outbreak investigation. “In looking at the ingredients, there are not any obvioussources of potential O157 contamination, but as we saw with PCA [PeanutCorporation of America], this may be difficult to rule out,” he said. The recall applies to all varieties of its Toll houserefrigerated cookie, brownie, and bar dough that is packaged in rectangularpackages, tubes, and tubs. Medus told CIDRAP News thatthe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Washingtonwere the first groups to pick up on the connection between sick patients andthe exposure many of them had to the Nestle raw cookie dough. As more statesbecame involved in the investigation, the connection to the dough became evenmore striking, she said. Nestle didn’t specify in its recall notice where it makesthe cookie dough products. However, the Virginia-based Danville Register Bee quoted a company spokeswoman who said Nestle makesthe majority of its refrigerated cookie dough at a plant in Danville, whichalso makes refrigerated pasta. She said Nestle has stopped production of thedough, but not the pasta products. See also: Hedberg said investigators are also likely to weigh otherpossibilities such as potentially contaminated flour, untreated groundwaterentering the plant, or dust from a cattle facility that can serve as a transfermechanism for E coli O157:H7. Medus added that E coli O157:H7 can sometimes survive in dry environments such as flour, orperhaps there was a breakdown in pasteurizing the milk fat used to make thedough. Jun 18 CDPHE press release Two other states havereported cases, according to media reports. Washington reported 5, and Texasreported 3. Carlota Medus, PhD, MPH, anepidemiologist in the MDH foodborne illness unit, said in the statement thatthe outbreak illustrates the risk of eating any raw cookie dough. “Cookiedough, whether purchased in a tub from the store, or made at home from scratch,should not be eaten raw,” she said. “There are so many possibilities; it’s just too earlyto know,” she said. “But something went really wrong, whether it wasintentional or not.” Because the infectious agent and food product combinationis so unusual, FDA investigators might consider the possibility of intentionalcontamination, Hedberg said. “Whether it were a disgruntled employee or anattack on an iconic American product, the potential needs to beconsidered,” he said. Patients tend to be youngOfficials from the ColoradoDepartment of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a statementyesterday saying five cases from three counties have been linked to theoutbreak. Two patients were hospitalized, and one developed HUS. Four of thepatients interviewed so far by Colorado authorities reported eating the rawcookie dough the week before they got sick.center_img Craig Hedberg, PhD, afoodborne disease expert at the University of Minnesota, told CIDRAP News thatpublic health officials are puzzled how E coli O157:H7 could contaminate refrigerated cookie dough. Though FDA officials haven’t revealed many details abouttheir investigation, Hedberg said they will probably explore if the processingplant or plants are located near dairy or beef feedlots that could present arisk of contamination through water, dust, flies, infected workers, orcross-contamination from hands and clothes. Jun 19 Nestlerecall notice A few hours before the FDAwarning, Nestle issued a voluntary recall of its Toll House refrigerated doughproducts. Company officials said that, though the E coli outbreak strain has not been detected in any of itsproducts, it recalled the dough out of an abundance of caution. E coli O157:H7 outbreaks are most often associated withground beef and, in recent years, fresh produce. The strain produces a toxinthat causes diarrhea—often bloody—and abdominal cramps but typically no fever.The illness usually resolves in 5 to 10 days, but it can cause hemolytic uremicsyndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney condition, in 2% to 7% of patients. The Minnesota Department ofHealth (MDH) said today in a press release that it is investigating sixillnesses, all caused by E coliO157:H7 with the same genetic fingerprint that it identified during routinemonitoring. The patients range from 2 to 18 years old and became ill betweenMay 3 and Jun 11. All reported eating raw Nestle Toll House cookie dough. Onepatient was hospitalized, and all recovered. The FDA, in a statement,advised consumers that cooking the dough could still present across-contamination risk and that they should throw away any prepackaged Nestledough they have in their homes. Jun 19, 2009 (CIDRAP News) –The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers today not to eatNestle Toll House refrigerated raw cookie dough, as state and federal officialsinvestigate 66 Escherichia coliO157:H7 illnesses, many of them children, across 28 states that they suspectare linked to the product. Contamination sourceunknownMinnesota officials saidinvestigators haven’t determined how E coli contaminated the cookie dough, but the FDA is workingwith Nestle to identify the source. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture istesting Nestle dough collected from stores and the homes of sick patients. Jun 19 FDApress release The FDA said that, of the 66illnesses reported, 25 people were hospitalized and 7 developed HUS. Nofatalities have been reported. The younger age of thepatients also stood out as an unusual outbreak feature, she said. However, sheadded that age range nationally is a little broader and more skewed towardfemale patients.last_img read more

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The Ministry of Tourism provided HRK 24,6 million to strengthen the competitiveness of the tourism industry

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first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has announced a grant program for raising the competitiveness of the tourism industry for 2018, which provides for HRK 24,6 million in grants from the state budget.Funds will be allocated through a series of measures to increase standards, quality and additional offer of catering facilities, development of new products in the destination, sustainable development, internationalization of business, use of new technologies and other activities to increase the competitiveness of the tourism industry.This year’s program is a continuation of all previous activities of the Ministry of Tourism aimed at encouraging the attractiveness and competitiveness of Croatian tourism, the Ministry of Tourism points out and adds that special attention is paid to it. development of tourism on the continent, Dalmatian hinterland and islands, sustainable development, use of new digital technologies and connecting agriculture and tourism.The funds are available to small businesses (companies outside the public sector, crafts and cooperatives) and family farms that provide catering and / or tourism services. “Croatia is recognized in the world as an attractive tourist destination which, in addition to its natural beauty and preserved cultural heritage, is increasingly attracting visitors with a quality and wide range of tourist products. With this program, we provide financial support to tourism workers in order to be able to offer new and innovative solutions to the market and thus further strengthen the offer, ensure a high level and occupancy of tourist accommodation, and thus strengthen consumption in the destination. We believe that the projects that will result from this program will ultimately achieve a more balanced tourism development of our country and contribute to the development of tourism throughout the twelve months.. “, said Minister Cappelli, presenting the program “Competitiveness of the tourism industry”, which will additionally connect the stakeholders in tourism, primarily local producers, and strengthen the international recognition of Croatia.The grant scheme is composed of four measures, each of which has a different purpose of co – financing.MEASURE A Through measure A supports the increase of standards, quality and additional offer of accommodation facilities of the type: hotels, camps, other catering facilities for accommodation and family farms, by co-financing eligible project activities, such as: raising quality subject to reaching a higher category, development and improvement of additional facilities, thematic definition of accommodation capacities, investment in green entrepreneurship, construction of a new camp or camp resting place in the continental part of Croatia, the Adriatic hinterland and on islands where such facilities do not exist, activation of mountain and hunting lodges, construction or arrangement of Robinson and bike & bed accommodation conditions for the stay of persons with disabilities, arranging picnic areas, tasting rooms, wine shops, and the development of ethno, traditional, hunting, fishing, equestrian and other additional facilities on farms.MEASURE B Through measure B encourages the development of special forms of tourism such as cyclo-tourism, active and adventurous through investments in infrastructure, services and equipment, arranging the necessary infrastructure and investments in equipment for caves, rafting, climbing rocks, lookouts, adrenaline parks, golf practice, and promotional activities for the existing offer. This measure also supports amusement, adrenaline and theme parks, traditional small floating hotels, renovation and arrangement of traditional wooden excursion boats, and the creation of a package of new tourist products for special interest markets.MEASURE C  Measure C refers to the availability and safety of tourists, through co-financing of publicly available defibrillators (medical devices for rescue and resuscitation) in catering facilities, with education, with priority given to catering facilities on islands and other parts of the Republic of Croatia that do not have health facilities nearby. lead companies and crafts engaged in the hotel industry on islands without water supply, and encourages innovative IT technologies in tourism.MEASURE D  Measure D refers to the recognizability, so the placement of island products will be financed by equipping sales and exhibition spaces in restaurants on the islands and the implementation of thematic routes and the creation of package deals on “Croatian island products”. This measure will also co-finance larger international gatherings in Croatia related to investments in tourism.Grants are awarded in the range of  20.000 to 400.000 marten per project, depending on each measure. The public call is open until March 20, 2018, and the full text of the program can be found in the attachment.Attachment: PUBLIC INVITATION / COMPETITIVENESS OF THE TOURIST ECONOMYlast_img read more

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ECTAA: Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and Bulgaria record good package sales, while Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia recover

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first_imgDespite a slight decline in bookings during May and June, most European markets recorded good travel sales for the summer of 2018, the conclusion is ECTAA-e.According to the results of a short telephone survey conducted by the ECTAA office on June 11, 2018, the markets of the 10 countries for which ECTAA received data are recording good sales. Representatives of several markets said a slight drop in bookings was felt during May and June, most likely due to people being less inclined to travel due to the World Cup and mostly good weather in Europe. In addition, representatives of national associations of travel agencies that participated in the survey, pointed out problems related to the specific situation in certain markets (announcement of strikes, security, overbooking, etc.).Travel sales statusMarkets that recorded good sales of the arrangement are Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Bulgaria, etc. The markets of Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia are recovering. The stagnation of travel sales was recorded for the markets of Spain and the USA. The reasons may be in the earlier and direct reservations of passengers and, in the case of suppliers, the lack of capacity in air transport, which has appeared, for example, in the Austrian and Swiss markets due to the insolvency of airlines. More details on the results of the survey can be found in the attachment.Attachment: Booking trends for summer 2018 & general market trendsBooking trendsEuropean Commission Tourism Report for the first quarter of 2018 (ETC 1st quarter report) provides an overview of international tourist arrivals in Europe. In 2017, there was an increase of 8% in international tourist arrivals. Turkey and Iceland achieved the highest growth with 28% and 24%, respectively. Very good results were achieved by Montenegro (+ 19%), Serbia (+ 18%), Malta (+16), Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, etc.The ETC predicts that, thanks to favorable economic developments, travel growth will continue in 2018. However, airfare and hotel accommodation prices are expected to rise, making it more expensive to travel to Europe. Growth will continue, but more slowly. Read more in the attachment.Attachment:1.ECTAA: Travel Sales Survey for Summer 20182. Table of Statistics – European travel agents and tour operators RELATED NEWS:ECTAA: PRESS RELEASE ON BETTER PROTECTION OF PASSENGERS IN AIR TRANSPORTBORIS ŽGOMBA RE-ELECTED IN THE HIGHEST BODY OF ECTAAlast_img read more

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The old town on Hvar decided to ban the opening of new hostels

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first_imgStari Grad on the island of Hvar has decided to ban the opening of new hostels, with the aim of managing the development of quality and the offer of accommodation facilities.Namely, recently at the session of the City Council with the third amendments to the spatial plan of the city of Stari Grad, it was decided that it will no longer be possible to build or arrange existing real estate for the needs of hostels, reports Morning paper. The decision was made through the argument that guests staying in a hostel generally stay much shorter in the destination and spend much less. Therefore, the opening of new hostels in the Old Town is prohibited, and currently there are two existing hostels, with a capacity of about 200 beds.”We were not even sure if this idea would work for us, but we realized that we do not want to have “problems” like our colleagues in Hvar or Novalja, where mass party tourism has developed, as we would like. avoid. Stari Grad is a place with 2400 years old history and culture, the center is under UNESCO protection and we decided in time to intervene to direct tourism towards cultural tourism and high quality tourism. Mayor Antonio Škarpa told Jutarnji list.The decision to prohibit the construction or arrangement of existing real estate for the needs of hostels was included by the city fathers in Articles 89 and 90. Amendments to the Spatial Plan of the Old Town stating that “hotels, boarding houses and other catering and tourist buildings other than hostels may be built ”, And“ within the zones of catering and tourist purposes, only hotels, tourist resorts, camps and tourist moorings, such as pontoons, piers, piers and moorings, can be built or arranged ”.Photo: Stari Grad Tourist BoardThe attempt of the city authorities to influence the development of accommodation capacities of the destination is currently visible only in the case of hostels, and the city administration will announce measures to raise the quality of private accommodation in the near future. accommodation, offers and infrastructure.On the one hand, we can certainly praise the need and desire for strategic and sustainable development of the tourist destination, but on the other I must emphasize that such moves cannot be made through a single decision, ie by limiting only one part of the accommodation. Strategic and sustainable development must be defined through various elements and everyone must have a clear vision of destination development through the Master Plan for the development of a tourist destination. One-off measures can certainly never, even in this case, yield concrete results.Certainly, quality accommodation is one of the first preconditions for the development of high quality tourism, but the motive for coming is not accommodation but a tourist destination. So, from the arrangement and offer of the entire content of the tourist destination, and so of course the offer of quality accommodation. The first question is what kind of tourists do we want and what can we offer them, apart from the sun and the sea? Do we have facilities and offerings at that level that will satisfy their needs and desires? etc.… Without a long-term development strategy that accurately defines all processes, there is no quality and sustainable success.last_img read more

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Maybe it’s time for the people of Lika to organize a study trip for us? The

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first_imgChallenge the potential and offer of Lika as a tourist destination (or any other region) only because we do not know enough about it and at the same time share our personal opinion, attitude or inclination as misinformation, thus degrading the destination only because we do not like it or do not know it enough, it does not harm only that destination or location, but the overall offer of Croatian tourist products, especially because it is and can be very diverse and rich, and thus even more attractive to all future guests. Ako otvorimo stranicu turističke zajednice regije Lika, pronaći ćemo ne mali broj trasiranih biciklističkih staza, koje prolaze što kroz naselja, što kroz šumske puteve, seoske ceste pa čak i zahtjevnije, “divlje”staze. Ljubitelji adrenalina imaju priliku isprobati zipline koji je među najdužima u Europi ili se pak proljuljati na divovskoj ljuljački, koja se nalazi tek 10-15 minuta vožnje udaljena od rodne kuće jednog od najvećih genija u povijest čovječanstva – Nikole Tesle. We rarely talk about the responsibility that tourism professionals have (or should have) when informing about destinations. The recent situation that happened within an FB group, when a colleague who introduced himself as a tourist worker with 20 years of experience, almost made fun of the future guest of the city of Gospić, arguing that there is nothing to “be” or “do”, prompted me to think and commenting on just this topic. ‬It is already known that tourist trends suggest that “being” and “working” as a tourist in a city no longer means only the sun and the sea, large resorts and / or cities. We took Lika as an example, so let’s move on to her. In this part of Lijepa naša there are three national parks, one of which (Plitvice Lakes) is under the protection of UNESCO, just like the beech forests of Northern Velebit and Paklenica, which are included in the same list as the original beech forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe. . Velebit, our longest mountain, which is also a nature park, is adorned with beautiful hiking and mountaineering trails. Hiking enthusiasts certainly know about the “Premužić trail”, and in addition, the locations on the network of trails “Via Dinarica” ​​are marked. Barać’s caves, Grabovača Cave Park, Cerovac Caves will surely be found in the itinerary of all those who are interested in the mystical world of the underground and karst. Author: Martina Ljuština, Experiences.hr Over 20 cheese dairies and family farms are located in this region and offer their products and tourist story to visitors, in accordance with the popularly known openness and cordiality of Lika hosts, abundant portions and the culture of brandy toasting. Isn’t this an experience that authentically tells the story of tradition, culture and gastronomy? Aren’t these the expectations of today’s tourists? This is not all that Lika can and offers, this is not all that hardworking tourism workers create, this is not all that Lika visitors can experience here. ‬ Maybe it’s time for the people of Lika to organize a study trip for us? Thelast_img read more

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UHPA: A meeting with umbrella associations in tourism was held in Brussels

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first_imgLast week, from 1 to 3 July 2019, UHPA, as part of the project of a planned study trip to Brussels with other representatives of Croatian tourism associations (UPUHH – Croatian Hotel Employers Association, HFHS – Croatian Hostel and Holiday Association, KUH – Camping Association Croatia and OMH – Family and Small Hotels) and the Trade Union (STUH – Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia) met with representatives of leading EU associations in tourism and participated in a round table on establishing a single communication platform between national and European stakeholders. From the demands of employers in relation to the workforce and related challenges of increasing mobility and limited skills of the workforce, through the regulation of online platforms to promote socially responsible business and raise the sustainability of Croatian tourism – the project platform will certainly result in a comprehensive national campaign coordinated by employers. in tourism as well as the line union. The project, which aims to connect key stakeholders in the tourism sector at the national level, gathered representatives of EYCA (European Youth Card Association), EFCO & HPA (European Federation of Campingsite Organizations and Holidays) at the Brussels headquarters of the umbrella hotel association, HOTREC. Park Associations) and ECTAA (European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators Association). An integral part of the project visit to Belgium was an organized tour of the so-called. European Quarters – The Croatian delegation was conducted through the main town hall of the Parliament, the building of the European Council and the Commission. At the invitation of UHPA, the workshop was answered on behalf of ECTAA by the Deputy Secretary General of ECTAA, Ms. Christina Russe. Referring to the activities of ECTAA in the context of dynamic business conditions of travel agencies, Russe stressed the importance of coordinated action of stakeholders who share common goals, while welcoming the initiative of Croatian associations and unions on this project. “Tourism is the third largest branch of the European economy with over 13 million jobs and a 10% share of the European Union’s GDP – as such, it is an important factor in socio-economic development. ” Russe pointed out clarified that the Tourism Commission does not have a separate area, strategy or budget, but is managed through other policies. “Such circumstances make it difficult to oppose certain decisions, prevent quality monitoring of development and slow down useful initiatives. The only thing left for us is to act in coordination, using a common language that will be heard by all relevant authorities – from national legislatures to decision-makers and regulators in the Brussels institutions. ” Russe pointed out. As pointed out by UHPA, in the coming period, and continuing on the educational cycles held so far, the project partners will focus the focus of public discourse on the topics discussed in the Brussels workshop and round table. In addition to a unique opportunity to discuss current sectoral policies and development challenges with colleagues in Brussels, on this occasion Croatian employers’ representatives directly exchanged information on status issues that will certainly determine the further development of tourism, both in Croatia and other EU member states. Source: UHPAlast_img read more

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