Sep 8, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – West Nile fever, usually considered a relatively benign manifestation of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, can be a prolonged, serious illness, according to a study published Sep 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.The authors, led by John T. Watson, MD, MSc, of the Chicago Department of Public Health, write that most West Nile studies have focused on patients who contract meningitis or encephalitis. However, three serologic studies in the United States and Romania showed that those conditions occur in only about 1 in 150 infected people, the researchers note. Of the approximately 20% of infected people who have symptoms, most have West Nile fever only.West Nile fever is generally described as a febrile illness of sudden onset lasting 3 to 6 days, with malaise, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, eye pain, headache, sore muscles, and rash. Interviews with 98 Illinois residents who contracted nonparalytic West Nile fever in 2002, however, revealed a more debilitating, longer-lasting illness.The authors located former West Nile patients through public health agency records. The Illinois Department of Public Health tested cerebrospinal fluid and blood specimens submitted for suspected arboviral infection in 2002 and notified local health authorities of the results. People with positive results who didn’t have paralytic fever, meningitis, or encephalitis were considered to have West Nile fever; 331 cases met this definition. One hundred forty of those people lived in the jurisdictions of cooperating health departments. Of that number, the authors were able to contact and interview 98.The authors report that 63% of the respondents said they had symptoms for at least 30 days, and the median time for full recovery was about 2 months. Fatigue was the most commonly reported symptom. Ninety-four respondents said they had felt exhausted for a median of 36 days. More than half of respondents reported fever, headache, muscle pain, muscle weakness, rash, neck pain or stiffness, and difficulty concentrating, the study said. The median duration of muscle weakness was 28 days.West Nile fever also kept people home, causing 57 respondents to miss a median of 10 days of work or school. Thirty respondents had been hospitalized, with a median stay of 5 days. The rest received outpatient medical care, and nine people reported having physical or occupational therapy.The researchers suggest that the severe illness reported might be due to changes in the virus. They recommend mandatory reporting of West Nile fever to facilitate timely public health interventions such as mosquito control.Watson J, Pertel P, Jones R, et al. Clinical characteristics and functional outcomes of West Nile fever. Ann Intern Med 2004:141(5):360 [Abstract]
University of Minnesota breaks flu-shot world record
Oct 30, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The University of Minnesota on Oct 28 blew past the single-day Guinness world record for administering seasonal flu vaccine, delivering 11,538 shots at four campus locations.The previous record of 3,271 was set in November 2006 by a hospital in Sanford, Fla., according to a press release from the university, which has campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The flu shots—free to all students, staff, faculty, and dependents age 18 or older—were dispensed by the school’s Boynton Health Service with help from the School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the Medical Reserve Corps, and the Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association.The immunization drive also allowed the university’s Medical Reserve Corps to test its emergency plan for quickly delivering vaccines or other medication to the public in the event of an influenza pandemic or other health threat.Ed Ehlinger, director and chief public health officer at Boynton Health Service, said in the press release that the event was a wonderful success. “Not only have we broken the record, but we vaccinated so many people and raised awareness about the importance of flu vaccines when it comes to the health of college students,” he said.”We needed to find some way to raise the whole issue of immunizations among college students, and we figured what better thing on a college campus than to go after a world record. College students responded to it,” he said.He said the emergency exercise was also a success. “If we need to mobilize our Medical Reserve Corps to deal with an influenza outbreak or a smallpox outbreak, we’ll have had the training with this event to allow us to do that,” Ehlinger said.As for world records, a move by a friendly competitor added a dramatic touch. One week before the university’s event, the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., the school’s neighbor 70 miles to the southeast, announced that it had immunized 7,401 employees in a single day. However, the Mayo Clinic said its goal wasn’t to break a world record, according to an Oct 24 report in the Rochester Post-Bulletin that was headlined “Mayo beats U flu-shot record before it’s even set.”Priya Sampathkumar, MD, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic, told the Post-Bulletin that she hoped the University and other institutions would top Mayo’s total. “We hope this record is broken many times over by medical centers across the country. The message we want to send is for people to get vaccinated, especially children, at-risk adults, and healthcare workers,” she said.Dave Golden, director of public health and communications at Boynton Health Service, told CIDRAP News that the flu vaccination team will probably have its debriefing meeting later, but they have already pulled some useful lessons from the experience. The clinic sites were open from 8 am to 5 pm, but the one located closest to the hospital and clinics should have opened an hour earlier to accommodate the earlier schedules of the healthcare workers, who formed a long line before the site opened.Also, he said the team wishes it had controlled access to the sites a bit better. Golden said at one point, media cameras were inside the perimeter of one of the clinic tents.The communication campaign before the event worked well, but as the day drew close, officials decided to send out a Facebook invitation to students and make a YouTube video promoting the flu clinic. Golden said next time, the team will use communication tools like Facebook earlier. “We got 1,000 yeses and about 1,000 maybes,” in response to the one social networking request, he said.The YouTube video shows the University’s Goldy Gopher mascot in a lab coat, frenetically chasing students down and pretending to give them flu shots with a comically large syringe.Logistically, the immunization event went very smoothly, Golden said. Even during the busy times, people got through the process in about 5 to 10 minutes. The team had the capacity to deliver 20,000 immunizations, and they had to make a small supply shift at only one of the sites.Both the traditional injected vaccine and the nasal-spray FluMist were available. Golden said the team delivered 850 doses of FluMist, which they ran out of at three of the four sites. He said about 40% of the recipients opted for the inhaled vaccine while it was still available.Golden also invited other institutions to top the University of Minnesota’s total. “I can’t wait for this record to fall,” he said.See also:Oct 28 University of Minnesota press releaseUniversity of Minnesota flu shot event YouTube video
Michelin chefs in Opatija revealed the secrets of success
Famous chefs Michelin Lionel Levy and Filippo Saporito arrived in Opatija at the invitation of the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the Croatia 365 Gourmet project and shared their knowledge of masterpieces and trends in the kitchen.After a successful workshop in Split, culinary virtuosos Lionel Levy, head of three restaurants at the InterContinental Hotel Dieu in Marseille and Filippo Saporito, head chef and co-owner of La Leggenda dei Frati near Florence, shared their knowledge with Opatija’s caterers at a workshop in Hotel Ambassador. Two world-renowned Michelin chefs arrived in Opatija at the invitation of the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the Croatia 365 Gourmet project, which introduces caterers to world culinary trends in gastronomy.Chef Levy, known as the leader of the new Mediterranean cuisine, who learned the craft from internationally renowned chefs such as Eric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse, presented himself with a traditional French dish bouillabaisse, but prepared in his own, modern way. It is a kind of fish soup with a modern name Milk-shake bouillabaisse. “By the way, I am a supporter of the traditional, but in a different, innovative way. This is what I like in Croatia, which is a country of authentic regions where your chefs should really take care of that heritage, but also give it a breath of ‘freshness’. As a concrete example, I would like to single out your dishes under the baking lid, which are excellent, but which can be even more interestingly prepared in a new, more modern way. I return to Croatia every year, and next time I will try to convince your chefs of that possibility as well. ” announces Levy.I always teach young chefs and advise them to use the highest quality ingredients and to work hard, Levy points out, adding that this is a forum for success. “Only hard and persistent work can earn you a Michelin star. When preparing meals, try to stick to three to four basic flavors and do not overdo it, he advises. It also has several ingredients without which it ‘can’t’. Citrus, marjoram and allspice d’Espelette are three ingredients that give dishes an irresistible note and are irreplaceable in my kitchen. ” reveals a famous chef who claims to eat all the food, and advocates local ingredients in the preparation. “My region is my refrigerator. The most important thing is to respect the country and work with local products. You can’t thrive in the kitchen if you don’t master regional recipes – it’s part of the culture, without that the country’s identity is lost“Concludes Levy.Photo: HTZItalian colleague Saporito, who advocates an ethical approach to cooking, ie the use of the best local ingredients you have in your country, grown in an organic way, made one of the ten courses that he normally offers in his restaurant. The dish is based on cod, but what was most intriguing was its tendency to make meals in plastic, vacuum-packed, heat-resistant bags. “To is something that has been a growing trend in culinary art for the last ten years. Cooking in this way retains all the flavors of the food because the flavors do not evaporate. Also, dishes prepared in this way, such as soups, can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time, are hygienically protected and will not touch other foods. It is also worth mentioning the economic advantage of this kind of cooking, more specifically, from a kilogram of steak cooked in this way and finally thrown on the grill, you will get 950 grams of pure meat because the weight will not be lost by evaporation. 2 pointed out Saporito. Prominent sommelier Mira Šemić and Sandi Paris, a four-time winner of the national championships of the best sommelier who represented Croatia at numerous European and world sommelier competitions, explained that a good bite does not go without a good drop of wine, and that they agreed on several important items: white before black , dry before sweet, light before dark, lighter before heavier, cooler before that at room temperature. Although, they emphasized, wine should not be enslaved by rules like the one that richer red wines are always drunk with prosciutto. ” Wines and dishes can be paired in the most diverse and surprising ways, but if you are in doubt – rose goes with everything, while with dishes with cognac you will never go wrong with orange wines ” emphasized the charismatic Mira Šemić.Detailed insight into world culinary trends, but also into local cuisine, which can be part of high gastronomy, was rounded off by Elena Schipani, who as a brand manager for food and beverage promotion works for numerous institutions and companies, and who taught guests the best ways to promote. restaurant promotion and management. Michelin stars were also a topic, so the participants learned what they mean, how to reach them and how to preserve them.The workshop in Opatija is the second in a series of four workshops that will be organized in 2017 in Croatia. The last two workshops will be held during the autumn in Osijek and Zagreb. The concept of all workshops is the same and they are primarily intended for chefs. They have an educational role, and the main goal of the workshops is the presentation of top knowledge in the field of eno-gastronomy.
EasyJet and Volotea are introducing five new lines for Istria
In the summer flight schedule for 2018, the British low-cost airline EasyJet is introducing seven new routes to Croatia, including four to Pula.New routes to the Istrian airport in Pula open from Basel, Liverpool, London (Southend Airport) and Milan (Malpensa Airport) and start at the end of July:26/7/2018 Basel – Tuesdays and Saturdays29/7/2018 Liverpool – Wednesdays and Sundays28/7/2018 London / Southend – Tuesdays and Sundays25/7/2018 Milan / Malpensa – Mondays, Wednesdays and FridaysWith two new lines from London / Southend and Venice to Dubrovnik and from Berlin / Schönefeld to Zadar, EasyJet offers a total of 46 lines to Croatian destinations – Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Pula. The leading European airline Easyjet thus continues to expand into the Croatian market, connecting European capitals with Croatian destinations. Let us remind you that in 2017, the company introduced eight new flights to Croatia. “We are very excited to launch seven new routes from Croatia next year, offering over a million points for sale during 2018 to and from Croatia. We expect a record summer with more than 3.100 flights and more than 540.000 seats that we offer for sale to and from Croatia in July and August 2018. ” points out Ali Gayward, the company’s director for the United KingdomThe airline has transported a record number of passengers to and from Croatia in the last twelve months, or more than 910.000 passengers, an increase of 35 percent over the previous year. EasyJet flies with a fleet of over 279 aircraft on more than 880 routes through 140 airports in 31 countries. It connects Croatia with six European countries and more than 23 destinations across Europe.Flights from Nantes to Pula in 2018In 2018, Volotea will introduce a new route from France to Croatia, which will connect Nantes with the Istrian peninsula.Volotea planes will land at Pula Airport for the first time, and the regular line will operate once a week, on Wednesdays, from May 30 to the end of September. He will arrive in Pula around 11am, and the return flight to Nantes is at 11:30am. “It is a great success of four years of efforts and joint actions of the Istrian Tourist Board, Pula Airport and the Paris office of the Croatian Tourist Board. The Tourist Board of the Istrian County, in cooperation with the airline Volotea, has prepared additional media space for the promotion of Istria on the French market, and it is agreed to appear at the tourist fair in Nantes, from 26 to 28 January 2018.”Point out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian County.The Spanish Volotea is the fastest growing airline on the French market, for which Croatia is one of the key destinations, which is shown by the increase in seats from European to Croatian destinations by as much as 44 percent in 2018. These are a total of six new airlines, and from France, in addition to the line to Pula, the one from Nice to Split is also opening.Germania, the world leader in renting boats online Globasialor, and Thalasso Numero1 and OVoyages, the most important French tour operator specializing in wellness tourism, which has announced its arrival in Croatia in 2018, have also shown great interest in Croatia on the French market.
Find out why Istria Wine & Walk is one of the best tourist stories in Croatia
We are constantly talking about the quality content that is so lacking in our tourist destinations, and I wonder how long we will only sell the sun and the sea. Don’t we want to extend the tourist season? Don’t we want to increase tourist spending? Do we not want to ultimately, most importantly, delight our guests with their content so that they come back to us and be satisfied with their fulfilled vacation of 7 or 14 days?Especially when we talk about extending the tourist season because seasonality is one of our main problems, and quality, different and authentic content is the solution to the problem and the answer to the question: How to extend the tourist season, when we have no sun and sea as a motive for arrival. Content, content and only quality and authentic content and a unique experience.Exactly one such tourist story has been told more than successfully in northwestern Istria for a couple of years now.To simplify, it is a simple and ingenious concept – a leisurely 7-kilometer walk in nature through vineyards and the beautiful interior of Istria, a visit to local wineries and of course a tasting of local wines and dishes. So simple, logical, natural, authentic and unique. Unforgettable. So, this is a successful project Colors of Istria, cluster of northwestern Istria, which has been successfully organizing Istria Wine & Walk for a couple of years, and this year it has experienced its extensions through Wine & walk by the sea and Sweet Wine & Walk.I had an idea of what to expect, but the level of performance and the whole atmosphere exceeded all my expectations. I was so thrilled that for the first time in 2 years and 4 months it happened that on Saturday I did not publish not five news, as many as I publish daily on the portal, but not a single news. I was and still am thrilled. Another proof that tourism consists of emotions, experiences and stories and that technology (VR, AR) will never endanger tourism. Rather, technology is there only as a medium and promotional tool to help us, use it to tell your story.But let’s go in order, this is a Sweet Wine & Walk that took place in Momjan, and which aims to promote local winemakers and their Muscat Momjan and of course an unforgettable tourist experience of northwestern Istria. A story experienced by 300 participants, which was sold out long before the very beginning. And through the Internet, ie through a web platform for selling content in northwestern Istria – Istria Experience.At the old registration you get a back bag (which will later be more than practical and shows how much the organizers pay attention to every detail), which contains a bottle of water, a brochure with a map and all the information about the walk and a small bag around the neck , in which there is a wine glass. Otherwise, each participant gets their own wine glass and proudly wears it around their neck, which gives the whole story an extra interesting element.In a pleasant walk of 7 kilometers, we visited four wineries (Sinković, Kabola, Kozlović and Prelac) where, in addition to the host and their wine, we were greeted by indigenous Istrian gastronomic specialties. Thus, each participant was able to taste young cheese, honey and walnuts, Istrian plate, pljukanci with herbs from Vala and Istrian cake. All local and indigenous. Of course with each winery after tasting dry and sweet muscat you can talk to the owners, visit the wine cellar, enjoy the phenomenal scenery and buy the wines of each winemaker.Casualness and spontaneity as the key to success The whole event lasted until 10.00:17.00 to 10.00:12.00, although when I left some more participants came to the last winery. And it is in this fact that lies the greatest magic of the whole story – “organized disorganization”. The leisure and spontaneity of the whole walk was what especially thrilled me, as well as all the participants, because the only thing that was given was to start in the period from XNUMX to XNUMX, the rest was at the will of each participant. There is no walking as a group, no schedule when you have to come to a winery or how long we have to stay in each winery, everything is left to the will of the participants. So some walked in pairs, some alone, some in small groups, without any obligation, which gave the whole story that relaxed and casual feeling of freedom. Some lay on the grass and drank wine enjoying the view of the vineyards, while others explored the wine cellars.Light and stress-free, as it should be.Photo: FB Sweet Walk & Wine / HrTurizamAnother lesson is how various details and small things are not a cost but an investmentWhen we talk about the organization of various manifestations and events, it is too often the case that there is a lack of souls in the environment and many fall for small things (various inventory and details that fill the space) because they see them as a cost, not an investment.The organizers of Sweet Wine & Walk demonstrated and scored in this field. Namely, as I mentioned, each participant received a branded bag, a small glass bag and a wine glass that were branded, ie the logo of the event was printed on them. Also, there was an A4 brochure that was printed on glossy paper in color on both sides. And yes, it all remained as an eternal memory to each participant. Many organizers would not go into this cost because they are looking at how to only reduce fixed costs rather than investing in ambience and added value. This is exactly the difference and the “handle”.Also, signposts have been set up all along the road, but literally at every bend, and at every location where a short walk along the local road there is a promoter with a reflective vest that warns both road users and drivers of pedestrians along the road. In addition, between the third and Thursday wineries, the road took us uphill past Kaštel Momjan where there were four costumed musicians playing medieval music. They even played AC / DC at the request of the participants, which was a special experience. In front of each winery was a flag of the event, which marked a certain small goal, ie each wine station, and at the end of the whole story we were greeted by a local young band with a live concert. Another “cost”.Investing in details is not a cost, but an investment. An investment in the ultimate experience.All these little details make this event more than successful, and a glass of wine proudly stands on my wall in the living room so the story of Wine & Walk will continue to be told, and my memory of the same will not fade. Investing in details and small things is an investment, because it contributes to the overall environment, which is very important, if not the most important, and it is these “small” but big things that make the difference between successful and less successful events.Yes, at the beginning of the article I mentioned a bag that played a key role. The bag later served excellently for bottles of wine we bought at each winery. Details that saved me. The very thought of having to carry a bag of purchased wine in my hand all the way would surely ruin everyone’s whole experience. But the organizers also meant that detail and “cost”. I personally bought five wines, although I don’t know exactly how many wines were bought on the doorsteps of the wineries, what I saw and what I’m sure everyone bought at least one wine. If we know that there were 300 participants, otherwise this is the maximum number of participants imagined by the organizer (too many participants “suffocated” just that casual experience, another awareness of the organizers of the importance of performance and final experience), I can assume that each participant in bought an average of three wines. So I come to the overlooked sale of 1.200 bottles of wine on the doorsteps of wineries through one event.Win — Win for everyone, both winemakers and participants, because they tasted those wines a moment ago. Good promotion and sales, right? With a smile on our face we spent the extra money and we are still happy, in fact, he would come back again and repeat everything from the beginning. Well, that’s business, that’s tourism. An unforgettable authentic experience that I cannot experience anywhere else but in Momjan. It is remembered and told, not the accommodation, because it is the authentic content that is the motive for coming.And yes, tourists come only to the weekend in northwestern Istria from Zagreb, Austria, Slovenia, Italy for Truffle Days, Asparagus, Wellness Days, Gourmet Festival and many other events… because everything is connected and networked with various events, activities, taverns, wineries , olive groves, family farms… with authentic facilities both by the sea and inland – the whole circle is closed.Personally, I think that the interior of Istria is the cube that the entire tourist mosaic of Istria lacks. The interior of Istria is an authentic story and quality content that perfectly complements maritime tourism. This great phenomenal story about Wine & Walk speaks for itself. I could draw a lot of parallels and positive examples from this story, and I would certainly point out that we do not have to invent hot water, but use and be what we are, because our culture, history, identity, culture and way of life is our best tourist product. Also, this is another proof and example of how the story is sold in the pre- and post-season and how the quality content is right and the only formula.As I stated at the beginning, my expectations were absolutely exceeded, and it is a real experience that is remembered and that is impossible to convey through text, image or video, but needs to be experienced. 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For the fifth year in a row, Valamar Riviera has opened a tender for the award of a thousand Donations on the Adriatic Sea
For the fifth year in a row, Valamar Riviera has been implementing the “Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea” donation program and enables children without adequate care, children from low-income families, with certain health problems and children with special needs to spend their holidays in Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik.The competition is open from April 10 to April 20, 2018., a uvjeti natječaja i prijavnica mogu se preuzeti s korporativne Valamar Riviere website www.valamar-rivera.com. Participants in the competition can only be institutions, schools and registered associations based in the Republic of Croatia. The results of the competition will be announced no later than May 10, 2018.By the way, in 2017 alone, more than a thousand overnight stays were donated for more than 300 children and leaders, and in the past four years of the project, more than 1500 children and leaders from all over Croatia spent their summers in Valamar’s facilities. The project is recognized nationally by both professionals and citizens, so Valamar Riviera is the only company in Croatia that received the “Pride of Croatia” award for this program last year, and this year the award of the Croatian Public Relations Association Grand Prix for communication. donation program.”A Thousand Days on the Adriatic Sea” is implemented within Valamar’s socially responsible business program “Big Heart of Valamar”, through which Valamar Riviera actively and continuously supports associations and initiatives in the local community, cares for the most vulnerable and needy and contributes to the culture of reciprocity.Gdje ste vi u priči o društveno – odgovornom poslovanju? Koji je vaš pozitivan utjecaj u lokalnoj sredini?</p>
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The city of Crikvenica has made a decision on a special traffic regime during the summer season
During the summer season, due to the high influx of guests on weekends, the settlements of Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo face difficulties and difficulties in functioning. The city center, pedestrian crossings, beaches and parks are overloaded with large numbers of people, public services in charge of the functioning of the system with all the efforts can not do their jobs well, which creates dissatisfaction among tourists and residents.In order to solve these problems, and improve the quality of the entire tourist offer of the City of Crikvenica, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica and the bodies in charge of tourism, they made a proposal.Decisions on stopping and parking tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica”Which aims to limit and reduce the number of entries into the City of bus carriers during the busiest days, in the period from 15.06. to 15.09.2018. with special emphasis on zones of special traffic regime. The City Council of the City of Crikvenica adopted the said decision at its session held on May 17, 2018.”In the area of the City of Crikvenica during the summer tourist season, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, the arrival of a large number of tourist buses with several thousand tourists was noticed. It was assessed that the arrival of buses and one-day tourists should be reduced to an acceptable level, having in mind the sustainable capacity of roads, public areas, especially beaches. New traffic regulations, as well as additional conditions related to stopping and parking tourist buses in the zone of special traffic regime will enable uninterrupted daily life of citizens and increase the quality of service for both day guests and guests staying in Crikvenica for a long time.”, Said the deputy mayor Mrs. Silvia Crnić.It is also important to note that the “Decision on stopping and parking tourist buses in the City of Crikvenica” does not apply to tourist buses that bring or take away guests who have secured accommodation in accommodation facilities in the zone of special traffic regime.The decision on stopping and parking tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica “see in full HERE
Split-Dalmatia County achieved the highest growth in 2018
The Split-Dalmatia County, measured by the growth of tourist traffic in the off-season months, is the overall winner of this season because in its area from March to the end of December the growth of tourist arrivals was constantly the highest in the country, with Split double-digit growth. arrivals and overnight stays throughout the year. “Record investments in accommodation capacities for the 2019 season in the Split-Dalmatia County in the amount of 197 million euros, with the city of Split being the most attractive to investors will raise the quality of service and give new reasons for further extension of the season.” Stella concludes. “Numerous Advent events in the towns and cities of our county attracted a large number of visitors in December, so the Split-Dalmatia County hosted more than 33 guests that month, achieving an increase in the number of overnight stays in commercial accommodation in December and New Year’s holidays by as many as 18 percent, and arrivals by 34 percent. Thus, we ended the business year in the best way by continuing the excellent trend by which we recorded significant increases in tourism throughout the past year, and the largest in the pre-season and post-season months, which, along with increasing service quality, was our main goal. “Points out Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, and adds that the goal is to position Central Dalmatia even better as a desirable and irreplaceable destination for rest, entertainment and relaxation throughout the year. In the area of the Split-Dalmatia County, as much as 197 million euros will be invested in tourism next year, with the city of Split being the most attractive to investors, with as many as eight four- and five-star hotels being built. / / / NEXT YEAR IN EUR 197 MILLION INVESTMENT IN TOURISM IN SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY According to eVisitor data, in 2018 in the Split-Dalmatia County there were 19.110.498 overnight stays and 3.698.159 million tourist arrivals in commercial and nautical accommodation, which is an increase of 9 percent compared to last year in arrivals and 5 percent in overnight stays. In the Split-Dalmatia County, the Split Riviera had the largest share in overnight stays, followed by the Makarska Riviera. The largest increase in traffic last year was recorded in Zagora, which had 15 percent more overnight stays than last year. Thus, Central Dalmatia firmly positioned itself as the second strongest tourist region in the country, just behind Istria, and ahead of Kvarner, which for decades held the second place in terms of traffic in the country. The Split-Dalmatia County has a share of almost 20 percent in the total tourist traffic of Croatia, ie every fifth guest of Croatia spent the night in commercial accommodation in Central Dalmatia. This is also the highest growth achieved in all coastal tourist counties in 2018. In 2019, investments of 197 million euros in accommodation capacities were announced / / / SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY PRESENTS STUDY OF ACCEPTANCE CAPACITIES OF TOURISM
CNTB: List of fairs and congress exchanges for 2020
Find out more about the exhibition conditions and other details HERE The Croatian National Tourist Board has published a list of fairs and congress exchanges in 2020, which are organized by the CNTB. A bit of a strange decision, either funds will be provided or not. This way, it will turn out that funds will be provided for some (those who call first), and not for others. The conditions for all must be the same, this will create unnecessary dissatisfaction and a sense of inequality. Namely, at the CNTB stand at fairs during 2020, the co-exhibitor pays the rent for the appearance at the CNTB stand, which is defined by the fair organizer and 50% of the arrangement cost defined by the technical contractor selected through a public tender, while the remaining amount is arranged by the CNTB as follows. : with 50% of landscaping costs at general fairs (general, nautical, camping) and with 100% at congress exchanges. FAIRS AND CONGRESS EXCHANGES 2020 These fairs for 2020 are tourist fairs for the general and / or business audience and specialized fairs – camping, nautical fairs and congress business exchanges. As they point out from the CNTB, since the funds for the costs of arranging co-exhibition places in the CNTB budget are limited, it will be able to be used by entities that will submit contracts / application forms until the funds are exhausted. If the funds are spent before the end of the applications for co-exhibition, the CNTB will no longer be able to bear the costs of arrangement and co-exhibitors will be obliged to pay the full cost of arrangement for their co-exhibition place, emphasize the CNTB. The novelty this year is that the CNTB will bear 100% of the cost of arranging the stand on the congress exchanges, although not in full, but until the secured financial resources for that purpose are spent. CONGRESS EXCHANGES 2020 LIST OF FAIRS 2020
Japanese airline ANA returns with direct flights to Ljubljana and Dubrovnik from Tokyo and Osaka
Earlier this year The Ministry of Tourism stated that “the strategic goal of the Ministry is to develop Croatia as a destination that is accessible to various airlines, especially before and after the peak of the summer season. That is why we are turning to the Asian market, primarily Korea, Japan and China. ” Source: Association of Croatian Travel Agencies In relation to the introduction of regular routes to Croatia and the acceptance of the Air Service Agreement between Croatia and Japan, the first round of bilateral negotiations took place in November last year. The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed that there is a stable demand for air connections between Croatia and Japan in the future, as well as JTB Travel, the largest Japanese travel company. The first flight from Osaka to Ljubljana is expected on August 31, and the first flight from Tokyo to Ljubljana on September 14. The first charter will fly from Dubrovnik to Tokyo on September 7, and to Osaka on September 21. Passengers will be transported by Ana’s Boeing 787-9 which has a seating capacity for a maximum of 395 passengers. The largest Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) is returning with charters to Ljubljana and Dubrovnik from Tokyo and Osaka organized by the largest Japanese tour operator, JTB Travel. The number of Japanese tourists visiting Croatia is constantly growing. Thus, a total of 159.574 tourists from Japan were recorded last year, which is an increase of 12,3 percent compared to 2017. Most of them remained in Dubrovnik, followed by Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split and Opatija.