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

PCL Regional 4-Day 2020| Batting could be X-Factor in Jaguars record-chasing season

first_imgDEFENDING Regional 4-Day champs, Guyana Jaguars, have signalled their intentions early via their batsmen, who looked close to being in peak form following their ultra-aggressive approach when the season bowled off.The Jags continued to stress on their batting agenda which was to score heavily and more consistently, following their successful pair of practice games during which they flexed their prowess with the bat.After the likes of skipper Leon Johnson, openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul and all-rounder Chris Barnwell, all showed good signs of things to come in the warm-up games.The senior core maintained their purple-patch with the bat and cashed in during round 1 with a string of half-centuries which allowed them to rack up almost 400 runs batting first. Hemraj and Johnson both hit tons in the last practice game, while Chanderpaul warmed up with a gritty fifty.Leon JohnsonBarnwell, who was the leading run scorer in the Super50, continued to score significantly as he ended the first game as the top-scorer with 82 from just 106 balls. Hemraj and Chanderpaul hit 52 and 60 respectively while Johnson made 59.Outside of the half-centurions, star all-rounder of the Jaguars championship team, Raymon Reifer, made a brisk 47. A returning Devendra Bishoo, a renowned West Indies Test night-watchman, also flexed his duality as he too chipped in with a useful 40 while batting with the tail.The sum of the fears held by the other franchises could be soon realized should the Jaguars main players continue to find their rhythm after looking ominous after just one round.Barnwell, Johnson, Hemraj, Chanderpaul, and Reifer are the current in-form stars who will play themselves into further form as the round progresses. The Jags, however, will be keen to see more from Vishaul Singh and Anthony Bramble, two of the major run-getters for Guyana since their reign began back in 2013/14.Bramble, Guyana’s main run-scorer over the past few seasons with over 1,000 First Class runs, missed out as he recorded a single run while the gritty Singh looked good for his 25 but would be eager to make up going forward.In all, should Guyana be blessed with the services of their West Indies stars in Keemo Paul, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd and Sherfane Rutherford at any point in the season, it is likely that Guyana could retain/win the title for a record 6th time solely due to their star-studded batting order. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more