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

Inquiry has come from as far away as Switzerland for this commanding Brisbane home

first_imgParts of the home look largely the same as they did decades ago.The original home is the only Brisbane example of the domestic work of renowned Sydney architects Eaton and Bates.It has stained glass windows, 13 foot high ceilings, three fireplaces, chandeliers and polished timber flooring,There is a commercial-grade cold room in the kitchen and the main bedroom overlooks the veranda with river and mountain views.There are two outdoor entertainment areas including an outdoor fireplace, barbecue and 13 metre self-cleaning swimming pool.Downstairs in the home is a refrigerated wine cellar which can hold 3000 bottles and is next to a private dining area with a double-sided dumbwaiter. This area leads to a private office and media room.The home has ornamental octagonal rotundas each with an individual dome-shaped roof.It will be auctioned this afternoon at inroom auctions at Level 1, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane at 12.30pm. Former Fone Zone CEO David McMahon with his wife Tracey will auction their home, Cremorne, on October 5.UPDATE: One of Brisbane’s most commanding and prestigious homes has sold at auction today.The landmark colonial property, Cremorne, at 34 Mullens St, Hamilton, was owned by Fone Zone co-founder David McMahon and his wife, Tracey.The couple listed the circa 1905 home in September 2016, but they made a renewed push to sell it as they have now moved to Aspen, Colorado. The modern extension.Property records reveal the home last sold in December 2015 for $6.625 million.At auction on Thursday, it sold for $5.975m. There were four registered bidders.Before the auction, marketing agent Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba said interest had been strong in the property, particularly once they had set an auction date. Three bidders had registered as of yesterday afternoon.One was Brisbane based and lived on his own, one was a farming family out west, and another was a Brisbane based family.“Yesterday we had someone fly in from Melbourne to see it before the auction desperately,’’ she said. The home last sold in December 2015 for $6.625 million.“And if you look at what is on the market on Hamilton Hill there is some beautiful modern homes on smaller allotments but if you look at some of these large properties, they just aren’t there. That demand for large parcels of land, big properties is definitely there and anyone who is looking at this, it is a time term buy. It is for their next life stage.’’The five-bedroom home sits on 2435sq m of land on Hamilton Hill and has 180 degree river and city views.The two-level award-winning home retains its heritage Queenslander exterior but inside it has undergone a complete contemporary restoration and heritage approved pavilion extension. The work received the 2009 State Residential Architecture Houses Award. Inside one of Cremorne’s living areas.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“We have had a bit of expat inquiry as well from Switzerland, so it is just all over the place who is looking at it and I don’t know who will be the purchaser.’’One potential buyer had told here they considered it a “once in a lifetime opportunity’’ to buy the home.Mrs Hackett said stock at that end of the market was down about 18 per cent on where it would be expected to be.“There is a lot less choice for top end buyers,’’ she said.last_img read more

Ebola Rescue Drama Thrills MacDonald Street Residents

first_imgThe Ebola infected man sat with his head bowed and apparently in pain as he emitted sounds of uneasiness.  Further from him, a woman, his wife, began to shout through a public address system, (PA), “Please husband don’t die.” It was evident that the fear of the unusual transmission of the deadly Ebola virus was central to the woman’s fear to go near her husband. All she was saying was, “Please don’t die,” when in fact he was losing it gradually. He was dying because out of her frustration, she had not followed the instruction to call the 4455 to get assistance from the Ebola Response Team to save her husband’s life. Meanwhile, another man, aware of what to do in such a situation, pulled a mobile phone from his pocket and began to call the Ebola Response Team.  “Yes,” he said, “there is a man who is suspected of having the Ebola virus here.” After some back and forth discussion on the phone, he turned to the woman and assured her, “Don’t worry they are coming to give the help your husband needs.”  In a few minutes, the Ebola Response Team arrived, and a man dressed in white, personal protective equipment (PPE) gear against the Ebola virus jumped out of the jeep.  “We are here to help you,” he assured the woman, who seemed very much confused.  “If you take my husband away,” the woman wanted to know from the man in white, “you are not going to take his kidney and sell it?”  “No,” the man said, and he began to address the woman’s misconceptions. “We don’t take kidneys from anyone who is suspected of suffering from this disease.” “It is that true?” the woman asked, her face askance, unsure what to believe. “You are not going to kill him, are you?” “No,” the man said, “we don’t do that to anyone who is taken to the Ebola Unit. We provide them with proper care and we make sure that they are fine.  “Early detection is the best way to give anyone suspected of suffering from the virus and it is a good chance for him to survive it,” the man in white reassured the lady.  Doing away of her disbelief, the woman said, “So all the bad things I heard about what you do to Ebola patient is not true?”  “Yes,” the man reassured her.  The man in Ebola protected gear held the suspected Ebola victim and slowly led him to the waiting jeep to be transported to a recognized Center for testing and supervision.   Meanwhile, many bystanders watched the scene from afar as this drama unfolded.  It was an awareness campaign by the Medical Renaissance League performed yesterday on MacDonald Street, near the Daily Observer newspaper’s offices.  The brief drama, according to the organization’s administrator, Ms. Theresa Praud, is part of her group’s Ebola Awareness Campaign in Montserrado County in the fight against the deadly disease.  Bystanders enjoyed the drama and, for a minute they behaved as though they were convinced that the message had been effectively communicated.  “I now know what the medical people are doing to help us,” said a woman who said she enjoyed the drama.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more