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September is the favorite of tourists in the age group of 55 to 64 years

first_imgAccording to the Central Bureau of Statistics, in September 2017, Istria County was the first, and the Split-Dalmatia County the second in terms of overnight stays.The highest number of tourist nights in September 2017 was realized by the County of Istria, 3,1 million overnight stays, which is 31% of the total number of overnight stays. Most overnight stays were realized in the groups Camps and camping sites and Hotels and similar accommodation (36% each). This is followed by tourist nights realized in the Split-Dalmatia County, 2,1 million nights, which is 21% of the number of nights spent. The highest number of overnight stays was recorded in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, 58%, followed by the group Hotels and similar accommodation, 34%.An increase in foreign arrivals and overnight stays, and a decrease in domestic arrivals and overnight staysIn September 2017, 2 million tourists came to commercial accommodation facilities, which is 6% more than in September 2016. Tourists realized 9,9 million overnight stays, of which 4% were realized by domestic tourists and 96% by foreign tourists. Compared to September 2016, tourists realized 3% more overnight stays. Domestic tourists came 6% less and realized 6% less overnight stays than in September 2016. Foreign tourists came 7% more and realized 3% more overnight stays in September 2017 than in the same period last year.The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in September 2017 was realized by tourists from Germany (32%), Austria (10%), the United Kingdom and Poland (7% each), the Czech Republic (6%) and Slovenia (5%).Compared to September 2016, the increase in overnight stays was recorded by tourists from Great Britain (27% more), Poland (9% more) and Germany (3% more), while the decrease in overnight stays was recorded by tourists from Slovenia (18% less), Austria 4% less) and the Czech Republic (3% less).Rovinj also had the most overnight stays in SeptemberIn September 2017, Rovinj realized the highest number of tourist nights in Croatia, more than 465 thousand, of which 3% were realized by domestic tourists and 97% by foreign tourists. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (202 thousand overnight stays or 45%). In the group Camps and camping space, the highest number of overnight stays was realized, 231 thousand overnight stays, which is 50% of the total number of overnight stays in Rovinj.Source: CBSDouble-digit increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first nine months In the first nine months of 2017, tourists made 16 million arrivals and 82 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is a 13% increase in tourist arrivals and an 11% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2016.Of the total number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, foreign tourists realized 14,5 million arrivals and 77,1 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 14% in arrivals and an increase of 11% in overnight stays. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (24%), Slovenia and Austria (9% each), Poland (8%) and the Czech Republic (7%). In the period from January to September 2017, domestic tourists realized 6% more arrivals and 3% more overnight stays than in the same period last year.Most nights spent in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homes In September 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homes, 4 million overnight stays, which is 41% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to the same period last year, the number of arrivals in these types of accommodation increased by 15% and the number of overnight stays by 7%. This is followed by overnight stays in hotels with 2,8 million overnight stays, which is 28% of the total overnight stays.Most rooms and permanent beds available in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks In September 2017, tourists were offered 345 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with a total of 909 thousand permanent beds. Of the total number of rooms and permanent beds offered, most rooms (183 thousand rooms, which is 53% of the total number of rooms offered) and permanent beds (491 thousand permanent beds, which is 54% of the total permanent beds) were offered in the group Resorts and similar facilities for a short break. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, a total of 79 thousand rooms and suites with a total of 164 thousand permanent beds were available to tourists. The average occupancy of rooms was 76% and permanent beds 73%.September is the favorite of tourists in the age group of 55 to 64 yearsIn September 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists in the age group 55 to 64, 1,9 million overnight stays, which is 20% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 65 and over with 1,8 million overnight stays, which is 18% of the total overnight stays.last_img read more

Investors from Dubai return seaplanes to the Adriatic?

first_imgThe experience of ECA, which took 13 years to launch seaplane flights on the Adriatic, should not be neglected in the whole story, for which the company’s director, Klaus Dieter Martin, himself a former pilot, directly called out the slow and corrupt bureaucracy. The first flights, after more than a decade of visiting the competent authorities, were launched from Split only in 2014, and four “Twin Otters” maintained, for a longer or shorter time, lines to numerous islands, including the northern Adriatic Pag, Rab and Lošinj.In just two years, ECA expanded its business, increasing the number of employees to over 140, but then the maintenance affair broke out, which was initiated by the employees themselves, ie former employees of the company. After inspections, the Agency grounded all the company’s planes, in the middle of last year’s tourist season, when the highest earnings were expected, which the ECA failed to survive, although a good portion of the permits to fly were eventually returned. A lawsuit followed against the Republic of Croatia, from which European Coastal Airlines is demanding over five million kunas.The caution of both investors and the Port Authority is somewhat understandable, if we recall the fiasco with the ECA, which on several occasions announced, initiated and then suspended flights from Rijeka, only to be completed in August last year, after inspections by the Agency for civil aviation identified a number of irregularities in aircraft maintenance, which is why they were assessed as unsafe for the maintenance of air traffic.The greatest damage was caused to the island population, especially the tourist offer on the islands, which was emphasized last summer by numerous mayors and mayors of island towns and municipalities, from Lošinj to Lastovo, pointing to the need for such fast and efficient connection of larger towns with larger coastal towns. , but also to those on the Italian side of the Adriatic. Seaplanes could take off from the port of Rijeka again next summer, after last year’s collapse of European Coastal Airlines (ECA), whose seaplanes were grounded due to maintenance deficiencies, and the company ended up in a pre-bankruptcy settlement with a debt of fifty million kuna. This time, the newly established company Airways Europe, which is allegedly backed by capital from Dubai, intends to launch seaplane lines along the Adriatic, and possibly via, to Italy, writes Novi List.Denis Vukorepa, director of the Rijeka Port Authority, confirmed this to Novi List, saying that the company had shown interest in maintaining seaplane lines from the port of Rijeka, for which there are technical preconditions, in the form of a pier set up for ECA seaplanes on Adamic Pier. ”Market interest in putting this resource into operation is certainly welcome. We cannot yet talk about specific lines or other details, before the company obtains all the necessary permits and other documentation, and the possible conclusion of the contract, Vukorepa was brief. According to him, the basic precondition for seaplane flights from the port of Rijeka is a concession agreement with a new company, and in order to conclude a new contract, it is necessary to terminate the existing one with ECA. ” Vukorepa pointed out.last_img read more

Ante Ančić became the director of sports development of the BTravel agency

first_imgUntil recently, the director of the European Handball Championship for the City of Zagreb, Ante Ančić, became a new member of the BTravel agency, one of the fastest growing Croatian and regional tourist agencies.Ante Ančić in BTravel is engaged in the position of director for sports development and one of the main projects he will develop is the placement of Croatia on foreign markets as an ideal destination for sports preparations, but also for sporting events. Ante Ančić will also be responsible for taking over some new acquisitions of BTravel in Croatia.”Ante Ančić’s invaluable sports experience and contacts with people from various sports segments will greatly contribute to the development of our business processes. In addition to sports, we see this acquisition as a powerful way to enter certain emitting markets where people are very attached to their sports clubs, whether they are active athletes or support sports in various other ways.. “, pointed out Dalibor Bilić, President of the Management Board of BTravela.Ante Ančić started his professional career in sports circles in 2012 as the technical secretary of the Zagreb Handball Club, and since 2013 he has taken the position of club director. He is also known to the public for his position as the director of the competition during the World Handball Championship in Zagreb in 2009, but also as the director of the European Handball Championship for the City of Zagreb.In addition to business and incoming tourism, and the MICE segment, an important part of BTtavel’s business is sports tourism, ie co-organization of events and service for clubs and associations. In this business segment, BTravel plans to grow by 100% this year compared to the previous year. The basis of sports tourism that BTravel works and develops is the presentation of Croatia in the world as a destination that has all the necessary sports infrastructure for the organization of sports preparations, camps, events, etc. for foreign clubs and associations. In the past two years, we can boast of organizing several major sporting events with more than 1000 participants, point out BTravel.Related news: DALIBOR BILIĆ, BTRAVEL: WE SEE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS THAT WILL CONNECT SOCIAL NETWORKS, TOURISM AND WELLBEINGlast_img read more

A new analysis of the situation and trends in the food and beverage industry has been published

first_imgThe new issue of Sectoral Analyzes of the Faculty of Economics brings an analysis of the situation and trends in the food and beverage industry.The subject of the analysis are the main sectoral indicators: production activity, employment, wages, prices, exports and imports. In addition to an overview of the operations of leading companies engaged in the production of food and beverages in Croatia, the author Petra Palić in this issue analyzes the latest trends in the European Union.Sector analyzes are an online publication that monitors the situation and trends and business events in the sectors: tourism, retail, chemical industry, telecommunications, food and beverage, pharmaceutical industry, construction, transport and energy. In addition to the analysis of the basic indicators of the sector for Croatia, a comparison is made with the indicators for the European Union. In addition, the analyzes provide an overview of the financial indicators of the leading companies in these sectors in Croatia and the expected trends in the current and next year, respectively.Sector analyzes are published once a month, from March to June and again from September to December. Each issue is dedicated to one of the sectors.Read the entire research in the article: Sector analysis / food and beverageslast_img read more

The 13th Congress of Croatian Camping with a rich program has been announced

first_img Adriano Palman, Director of KUH / Photo: Nel Pavletic / PIXSELL The offer will be especially emphasized at the congress domestic and foreign manufacturers of glamping tents and mobile homes and their new models for 2020. The camping equipment industry has been growing stronger in recent years and is becoming a major export potential that will be highlighted at the congress. Traditionally, the best camps will be awarded special recognitions for the quality of camps -Croatia’s Best Campsites, OK mini camps and Slovenian awards for the quality of camps Naj Camp Adria 2019. Key stakeholders of Croatian camping will gather from October 22 to 23, 2019 in Sveti Martin na Muri, organized by the Croatian Camping Association He will present himself at the congress research results Thomas conducted among 1.500 campers in more than 50 campsites in the seven coastal counties, but also in several continental campsites. The survey provides answers to questions about the profile, characteristics, satisfaction and consumption of guests in our campsites this year. The research will be presented by Zrinka Marušić, from the Institute of Tourism. It was highlighted as a new trend in the program cryptocurrency payment trend in campsites, which can be an additional tool for domestic campsites to attract younger guests who follow technological-innovation trends. Miroslav Vegh, founder and director of Diligio from London, a company specializing in the prevention of cryptocurrency crime, forensics and insurance of cryptocurrencies, will talk about the possibilities of using cryptocurrencies in camps. “The congress will have a professional and exhibition-fair part in which representatives of various activities related to camping, decision makers and tourism professionals will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, present best practices and trends that await us in the future – from the latest models of mobile homes and glamping tents to various equipment and service offers in camping”, said Adriano Palman, director of the Croatian Camping Association.  The Croatian Camping Association will gather the leading people of the Croatian camping industry at the 13th Croatian Camping Congress this year to summarize the results of this season and talk about new trends, promotion opportunities, opening new markets and developing new technologies, as well as problems of the sector. highlights the issue of tourist land. center_img THOMAS RESEARCH IN CAMPS In addition, the methodology and procedure of conducting inspections, the profile of the Slovenian and Polish markets, the results of the camps in the period 2017-2019 will be discussed, and a number of other professional topics will be covered.  You can find the application for participation in the Congress and more detailed information on the website www.camping.hr/kongres. This year’s 13th Congress of Croatian Tourism will be held at the LifeClass Hotel Terme Sveti Martin, from October 22 to 23, 2019. The partners of the congress are the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism. Cover photo: Valamar camping Krklast_img read more

Guc Belona placed under the preventive protection of the Ministry of Culture

first_imgSource / Photo: Museum of Betina wooden shipbuilding Belona is a traditional boat intended for fishing, transporting cargo, livestock and people, 5,60 m long and 1,80 m wide. Although, according to the registration documents, it was introduced under the type of gajeta, Belona is classified under the type guc due to its construction forms. The lines of the ship are mild, and the stern is much narrower than that of the gajeta. The documentation of the current situation was prepared by Katarina Batur and Luciano Keber, members of the Institute for Maritime Heritage Ars Nautica.After preparing the documentation, the ship was transported to the Ćiro Shipyard. The renovation was carried out under the supervision of Nikola Papeša Mačka and lasted for 8 months. Almost all parts of the ship have been replaced, except for two shutters reminiscent of the former state of Belona, ​​the Museum of Betina Wooden Shipbuilding concludes. It was built in 1928 in the shipyard in Kali, and the shipbuilder of Belona Božo Končurat in 1908 learned the craft from Mate Filipi in Betina. For over 60 years, Belona was owned by the Kolanović family from Privlaka, and in 2016, in a dilapidated state, it fell into the hands of Viljem Glavan, who decided to prepare the documentation of the existing ship and renovate it. Guc Belona has been placed under the preventive protection of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Museum of Betina Wooden Shipbuilding proudly points out. last_img read more

The largest tourism companies are proposing an additional 4 measures for tourism, which will be valid until the spring of 2021.

first_imgIn a situation of complete absence of tourist traffic, with completely closed accommodation and catering facilities across the country, and growing uncertainty about the course of the main tourist season, the largest domestic tourist companies gathered in the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) have drafted measures to preserve employment and businesses sector that generates almost 20 percent of Croatia’s total GDP. After the start of work, specifically with the opening of 50% of available capacities, the mentioned benefits are paid in the amount of 30-50% in order to enable the beneficiaries of these benefits to “survive” and dispose of funds exclusively for the necessary functioning.  HUT supports the primary goal of the Government expressed in the presentation of the first set of measures to help the economy, primarily through the preservation of jobs and businesses in these extreme conditions, because they believe that this is the only way to make a quick return as soon as health and market conditions are created. The fourth group of measures refers to rescheduling of existing credit commitments for all entities that need it for business survival. The measures have been sent to the Government, and the HUT expects them to be considered and adopted through the announced new package of assistance to the economy, which is necessary for the survival of the overall economy. The measure should be secured by next spring when we expect the start of business normalization.  The first priority is save jobs until next spring.  “In these conditions of the fight against the coronavirus-caused pandemic, it is completely certain that a significant part of tourist revenues will be absent this year. In such conditions, and due to the exceptional seasonality of Croatian tourism, which in four summer months generates 85 percent of total traffic, it is realistic to expect that the tourism sector will drag business problems until the spring of 2021. ” points out Veljko Ostojic, director of HUT. The second group of measures relates to payment of taxes and contributions and various fees. center_img While on hold, workers should receive a minimum wage compensation of 60%, which is otherwise unemployment benefit, and employers would not pay taxes and contributions since workers do not work.  The third group of measures refers to liquidity financing and preparation for the next tourist season, therefore, it is proposed to provide grants and / or to provide favorable loans for this purpose through HBOR and commercial banks.  For that, we need formal and material preconditions, and we propose the urgent formalization of the institute of “waiting workers”, which realistically reflects the current position of the vast majority of workers in the hospitality industry.  Namely, we are all aware that this year’s tourist traffic will be significantly reduced and it is completely logical for employers to be exempt from paying such taxes. The delay in payment alone does not make sense, because it is already obvious that there will be no possibility of payment, but employment and business systems should be preserved until the resumption of full business.  Therefore, the HUT proposes additional measures for tourism, which are divided into four groups. This payment system is valid until 01.05.2021.  Our proposal is that taxes and contributions and fees and mandatory membership fees (utilities, maritime property, tourist land, water fee…) are not paid until the catering facilities are open. last_img read more

Give Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi their chance

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI cannot wait to see the election ballot for the 2020 presidential election. My guess is the Chuck and Nancy ticket. It seems that they can run our country better than anyone. They’re always pointing the finger and blaming everyone for whatever. Remember, when you point your finger at others, there are three fingers on that same hand pointing back at you.I think Sen. Chuck Schumer has done good for many issues, but it seems he wants to disagree with any ideas that are not his. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems to agree with everything. What a team. Ever wonder why we have never had Chuck’s name on any presidential ballot?Paul St. OngeCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Holocaust memorial should be welcomed

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I can’t believe the negative way people have responded to the Holocaust memorial. This is such a learning opportunity and a piece of history that should be shared. I am an African-American Catholic, so I know all about people trying to stifle touchy issues. Then when someone suggested putting it in some remote location, I was flooded with some of the same emotions I felt when, as a teenager, I couldn’t attend parties because kids’ parents didn’t want me in their house or when people criticize my faith.  This museum should be welcomed. I would be proud to live near it, even if it meant an increase in traffic. I don’t believe people will drive through your yard or living room to get there.Claudia FennicksSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashlast_img read more

Quintain notches up third takeover deal

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