HRK 18 million in grants for projects in Croatian tourism have been secured

first_imgThe 37th session of the Tourist Board of the CNTB was held at the Ministry of Tourism, at which the members of the Council adopted a plan for marketing and PR cooperation on the project “Ultra Europe 2018”, Aid to the tourism sector for security was also voted through the program “Safe tourist season in 2018” and financial support was provided for events, development of tourism products and initiatives in underdeveloped areas of tourism. The members of the Tourist Board of the CNTB were also presented with information on the course of the season and the situation on the markets, as well as a proposal for cooperation with the Slavonia cluster and the Imotski Tourist Board in the development of tourism development strategies in these areas. For the development of the tourism sector in 2018, the decision of the Tourist Board provided 13 million kuna of minimum aid, which is 2,5 million more than in previous years intended for entrepreneurs to co-finance the costs provided by the Program. Also, today’s decision to award grants to events in 2018 in the total amount of HRK 9 million; out of a total of 650 registered, 246 national, regional and TOP events and events in the pre- and post-season will be co-financed.However, it has not yet been announced which projects will be co-financed, so we are waiting for a response from the CNTB, and as soon as we receive them, we will publish them.Ultra EuropeOn that occasion, Minister Cappelli pointed out that the Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the CNTB, allocates significant funds to strengthen the supply of the country’s tourist product, which contributes to the growth of tourist demand. “The tourism results so far are the result of numerous projects and activities carried out in all segments of tourism. Today, Croatia is a recognizable tourist destination, and a large role in this is played by numerous events that take place throughout the year. In addition to creating additional motives for the arrival of guests, the events have multiple positive economic effects for entire destinations, and this value has been recognized by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Croatia is also recognized in the world as one of the safest destinations, so I am extremely glad that this year, for the thirteenth time in a row, the project “Safe Tourist Season” will be realized. The stay of foreign police officers on our coast during the summer months, along with Croatian colleagues, greatly contributes to the additional sense of security of tourists and thus affects the strengthening of the competitiveness of our country.”Said Minister Gary Cappelli. This year, as part of the “Safe Tourist Season” project, in addition to 80 foreign police officers from 17 European countries, police officers from China will participate for the first time.The Tourist Board adopted a proposal for cooperation with the company MPG live doo in the amount of 4,2 million kuna in marketing and PR activities of the project “Ultra Europe 2018” in order to further promote Croatia as a festival destination, its natural beauty, cultural heritage and gastronomic offer through Ultra Europe Festival. It is a support to the seven-day Ultra Europe festival, which has been held in Split, Bol on the island of Brač, Hvar and Vis since 2013 and attracts more than 150.000 people from over 140 countries every year. “The Croatian National Tourist Board supports quality projects that add value to Croatian tourism through the award of grants. This year, through four programs, we are co-financing a total of 464 projects with almost 18 million kuna. These are funds allocated to those projects that are the bearers of the current and future overall Croatian tourist offer.Said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić Slavonia tourism marketing plan strategy Photo: TZ PožegaThe members of the Tourist Council made a decision on cooperation and co-financing of the relevant documents “Strategy of the marketing plan of Slavonia tourism with the branding plan” of the Slavonia cluster (Vukovar-Srijem, Osijek-Baranja, Virovitica-Podravina, Požega-Slavonia and Brod-Posavina counties) and the subject document “Tourism Development Strategy of the Imotski Krajina Tourist Board of the Imotski Region. The aim of these programs is to encourage the association of tourist communities to manage tourist visits, tourist experience and tourist product using unique strategic resources throughout the year, on the continent as well as in the coast based on profession and knowledge. “The Croatian continent is an integral part of our overall tourist offer and has exceptional potential. It is precisely the balanced tourism development of our country that is one of the goals of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, so we set out to develop a “Strategic Marketing Plan for Slavonia Tourism with a branding plan” to realize the tourism potential of one of our richest regions.Said Minister Cappelli.There were 19% more arrivals and 24% more overnight staysAccording to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system) for the previous part of the year (January-May), they show that interest in Croatia is at a very high level, and a similar trend is expected during in the coming months. Thus, in the period from January to the end of May, 3,6 million arrivals (+ 19%) and 11,6 million overnight stays (+ 24%) were realized in Croatia. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 3 million arrivals (+ 27%) and 9,8 million overnight stays (+ 27%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 10% and in overnight stays by 7%. In May, there was an increase in arrivals and overnight stays from all markets, and a significant increase in the number of arrivals and overnight stays was recorded from the German market, followed by Hungary, Austria, Ukraine and the long haul markets of China and Canada.last_img read more

FCPPL Wrap: Oly frustrate Kotoko as Olele goes 270 minutes without conceding

first_imgScorers: Richard Baffour, Noah Martey Striker Stephen Baffour Asare’s 44th minute penalty strike ensured Berekum Chelsea secure a 1-0 win over Hasaacas at the Golden City Park.On Saturday, goals from Petrus Shitembi and Emmanuel Osei saw AshantiGold defeat Inter Allies 2-0 at the Len Clay Stadium and stretch their lead at the top of the 16-team standings to 6 points. Heart of Lions stays second on superior goal difference despite a 0-2 loss to Bechem United in Bechem. Richard Baffour scored the first goal with in form midfielder Noah Martey scoring in the 82nd minute. Great Olympics managed to frustrate Kotoko in a thrilling 0-0 game at the Baba Yara Stadium with veteran goalkeeper Richard Kingson maintaining a 270-minute run without conceding in his return to local football. Scorers: Martin Antwi, Kennedy Kissi Koranteng Striker Nathaniel Asamoah continued his rich run of form by scoring a brace as Medeama defeated Aduana Stars 2-0 at the Tarkwa Park. Asamoah who won the player of the month for April now leads the scorers’ chart with 9 goals from 13 games. Medeama now lie 8th while Aduana maintain their third position. read more

FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon federation

first_imgThe organisation of the tournament has been complicated by a power struggle at the heart of the Cameroonian Football Association after Tombi Roko Sidiki’s controversial victory in the 2015 race to be chief executive was annulled by the country’s national Olympic and sports committee.The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that decision, agreeing that the electoral process had contained irregularities and FIFA said Thursday it had put in place an interim committee until new elections can be held “no later than” February 28, 2018.“The Bureau of the FIFA Council has today decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT),” FIFA said in a statement released Wednesday.Continental football chief Ahmad Ahmad warned this month that Cameroon was “not ready” to host the 2019 tournament, which will be expanded to 24 teams for the first time and held in June and July.“Cameroon isn’t ready to welcome even four teams,” said Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).That drew a pledge from Cameroonian President Paul Biya that his nation “will be ready when the day comes”.CAF spokesman Junior Binyam said FIFA’s decision did not mean the Cameroonian federation was banned.“It’s just the executive that is (no longer) existing,” Binyam said.A number of countries, including Morocco and Algeria, have said they are prepared to stand in to host the 2019 Cup of Nations.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Continental football chief Ahmad Ahmad warned this month that Cameroon was “not ready” to host the 2019 tournament, which will be expanded to 24 teams for the first time and held in June and July © AFP/File / STRINGERYAOUNDE, Cameroon, Aug 24 – FIFA has appointed a committee to run crisis-hit Cameroonian football as doubts grow over the country’s ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Cameroon is struggling to complete the necessary infrastructure projects to host the three-week event.last_img read more