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

Police seek help in `thrill’ slaying

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POMONA – The metallic blue Chevrolet Blazer pulled up swiftly under the glow of a gas station’s fluorescent lights.A man in a beige shirt paced with his hands in his jacket pockets just feet away, and suddenly turned and walked to the car.As the man stood talking to the occupants of the Blazer, the sound of a gunshot burst through the station’s background music and the man – 24-year-old Andre Laurent – fell backward to the ground.The exchange took nine seconds.Police showed a videotape Friday of the fatal shooting of Laurent, a San Dimas man who was on his way to the movies with friends when he became the victim of a random shooting.“Somebody knows something, and we’re pretty sure these cowards are going to brag about what they did,” said Pomona police Detective Danny Kono.The shooters remained at large two days after the shooting, but police continued to pursue leads in the case. Meanwhile, am-pm Mini Mart, the business where the shooting occurred, posted a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunmen.Investigators also revealed they believe the shooters opened fire in the parking lot of the Strip Joint at 1405 E. Mission Blvd. 10 minutes before they came to the gas station.The men were escorted out of the business after they got into an argument with one of the dancers, Nelson said. They left and then returned, firing numerous shots, but not hitting anyone, police said.Nine members of Laurent’s family attended the news conference to plead for someone to help police find the shooters. A tearful Mary Laurent, the victim’s mother, dabbed her eyes with tissue as she stood before the microphones.“Please help us find these people so they don’t do what they did to my son to anybody else,” she said.Laurent and two friends were driving to the movies when they pulled off the Pomona (60) Freeway and stopped at the am/pm Mini Mart at 2488 S. Reservoir St.While he was putting gas in the car, two men in the Blazer drove up and one of the men inside said something.Because the area is frequented by truck drivers, it was difficult for Laurent to hear what the man said, so he approached the car.Laurent asked what the man said and the man answered, “Do you have a problem with me?” Kono explained.Laurent said no. The man then asked why Laurent was staring at him and asked Laurent if his friends had a problem with him. Laurent again said no.The man in the Blazer then fired one shot, striking Laurent. Laurent’s two friends were not wounded. The Blazer sped away and Laurent’s friends ran inside, asking the clerk in Spanish to “Call somebody.”Police say the video surveillance is important because it captured the Blazer, which has either a custom or a rare type of baby-blue paint job. It also has whitewall tires and chrome rims.“If that car passed you today and you looked over, you would say, `That’s the car.’ That’s how strongly we believe this car is recognizable,” said Detective Bobby Nelson.The shooting was apparently a random act because there was no evidence of a robbery, and the victim wasn’t tied to gangs, police said. Police are investigating whether the shooters might be gang members.Kono and Nelson, partners in the case, said they have investigated many homicides and this is one of the few that appears to have been done for no reason.“In this case, we have absolutely no motive,” Kono said. “As far as we know, it could have been a thrill kill.”Anyone with information about the shooting can call Pomona police detectives at (909) 620-2174 or (909) 620-2358. m_pinion-whitt@dailybulletin.com(909) 483-9378last_img

RALLY SET TO KEEP DONEGAL’S LOCAL ECONOMY ON THE RIGHT ROAD!

first_imgThe 41st Topaz Donegal International Rally kicks off today and there is a huge buzz across the county.It is expected that 70,000 people will come into the county and generate a whopping €25 million for the local economy.The three day event shows no signs of slowing down with both the number of visitors and participants remaining steady. Chairman of the Donegal International Rally, Damian Crawford, said the rally is as popular as ever.“We are the only three day rally event in Ireland and I’m delighted to be able to say it is as strong as ever.“We may be suffering economically but the rally is certainly showing no signs of letting up.“All the bed and breakfasts are sold out and the number of drivers taking part is also holding steady. “We’re looking forward to a great weekend with a huge emphasis on safety,” he said.A total of 141 cars will take part in the main rally while a further 20 cars will compete in the historic section and a further 15 in the junior category.Eamon Magee, who is the clerk of the course for the first time, admits he is a little bit nervous.“There’s a huge amount of planning has to go into the event and I am seeing that first hand now.“Without the hard work of so many people it simply could not go ahead,” he said. One famous rally name will not be behind the wheel this weekend but rather in front of the camera!Driver Toni Kelly is not competing but she will certainly be in the thick of the action as presenter for UTV’s RPM rally programme.“I am really looking forward to it. It will be different but I’ll still be in the middle of all the action.“I am hoping for a great rally and I’m looking forward to some great driving. “Most of all however I am hoping for a safe rally and I would encourage everyone to take things easy following the rally and to listen to the marshals,” she said.RALLY SET TO KEEP DONEGAL’S LOCAL ECONOMY ON THE RIGHT ROAD! was last modified: June 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more