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first_img Tottenham forward Heung-min Son is at the same level as Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, says Gary Neville Jose Mourinho’s side are only a point behind leaders Leicester City after eight games. Mourinho described Son, who has eight goals and two assists in all competitions so far this season, as world class “season after season”.Son joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has built a formidable partnership with club captain Harry Kane. Mourinho credited his character as a reason why his performances occasionally go unnoticed.The 28-year-old has three years left on his current contract at Tottenham and Mourinho is confident the club can reach an agreement in time for a new deal to be done as he wants the player to become “part of the furniture”. 0:32 Heung-Min Son celebrates after putting Tottenham ahead at Burnley – Advertisement – Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has been named the Premier League player of the month for October.The South Korean attacker scored four goals across October, including an impressive double in the 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford and a late winner at Turf Moor against Burnley, as Tottenham climbed up the Premier League table.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Human bird flu cases reported in 3 countries

first_imgApr 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt and Indonesia each reported a new human case of avian influenza today, while the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a suspected case in Azerbaijan.An 18-year-old Egyptian woman from the northern governorate of Menufiya is that country’s 12th victim of the avian flu virus, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. She was hospitalized today and remains in stable condition, AFP added.Although details were scant, the news service said she contracted the illness 4 days ago after handling infected poultry.All of Egypt’s 12 human infections have been reported in the past 3 weeks, AFP noted. Of those patients, 3 have died, 5 have recovered and 4 are under treatment, AFP reported in a statement attributed to Egyptian health officials.In Indonesia, a 23-year-old man in Sumatra has a confirmed H5N1 infection, Reuters news service reported today. His illness has been confirmed by a WHO collaborating laboratory, Hariadi Wibisono of the Indonesian health ministry told Reuters.The man had been working at a chicken farm in West Java before becoming ill, the story said. He is the 33rd person in Indonesia to suffer avian flu, of whom 23 have died, an AFP story said.United Nations avian flu coordinator David Nabarro, attending a meeting in Jakarta today, told reporters he would not recommend mass culling of birds in Indonesia, Reuters reported. Indonesia has not conducted the mass culling seen in some other nations, nor has it conducted a thorough mass vaccination campaign.Teenager recovered in AzerbaijanIn Azerbaijan, follow-up tests at a WHO lab have confirmed an additional human H5N1 infection, the WHO announced today. The patient, a girl, 17, fell ill on Mar 11 but has since recovered and left the hospital. Her 15-year-old cousin also had an H5N1 infection, which had been confirmed earlier. They are neighbors from the Daikyand settlement in Salyan rayon, where seven of the country’s eight cases originated.”Active house-to-house surveillance in the settlement has failed to detect any further cases,” WHO said in a news release. This brings Azerbaijan’s human tally to eight cases, of which five were fatal.WHO also updated its case count to reflect the confirmed case in Azerbaijan, with the deaths remaining at 109 and total cases climbing to 193.A 41-year-old woman who has been hospitalized in southern China with pneumonia symptoms is undergoing testing for H5N1 infection, AFP reported today. She is from Guangzhou, just north of Hong Kong.A Bloomberg news service report cites the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong as saying that the Chinese government has banned reporting of the woman’s suspected illness.Authorities asked local media to await an official government statement on the woman, whose surname is Li. She has been hospitalized since Mar 25, according to Bloomberg’s report, which relied heavily on the Hong Kong newspaper.The woman works in a public market, about 20 meters from a livestock area, according to Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, WHO spokeswoman in China, who was quoted in the Post.The woman has been diagnosed as having pneumonia of an unknown cause and is in stable condition, according to an AFP report today. AFP quoted Bhatiasevi as saying that testing would take 2 to 3 weeks.Mixed news elsewhereElsewhere in the world there was mixed news about the impact of the virus on people.In Afghanistan, no evidence of avian flu was found in birds in a remote village where three children recently died, Reuters reported yesterday. However, 20 other samples from seven provinces have tested positive for an H5 avian flu, although the neuraminidase has not yet been determined.The deaths of the children, all from the same family in the central province of Ghor, prompted fears of avian flu, Reuters said. Samples were not taken from the children before their burial, the stories noted.The lack of samples left investigators to rely on bird samples. Officials found no evidence of disease among about 1,000 chickens in the village, Reuters said.News from West Africa was more worrisome, if a Reuters report from Nairobi yesterday is any indication. A WHO official, Honore Meda, told Reuters at an avian flu seminar in Nairobi that human cases of H5N1 may be occurring undetected in Africans.”So far, there is no confirmed human case of avian flu virus infection in West Africa, but this is not a reason to say there is no human case,” Meda said. “There is a risk and probability of human cases occurring in West Africa but there’s no evidence to say there is or there is not a human case.”WHO in February tested samples from four Nigerians, including a woman who died. The samples did not yield a clear result, Reuters reported. Four West African countries have experienced or are experiencing avian flu outbreaks in poultry.In India, seven poultry farmers committed suicide because the H5N1 virus destroyed their livelihood, according to an AFP report that cited information from a farmers’ organization.The H5N1 infections and subsequent culling that have swept India have cost the industry $1.8 billion in 6 weeks, the National Egg Coordination Committee said today.The seven suicides are not an unheard-of response to the stresses of farming in India. The AFP story noted that nearly 9,000 people in four Indian states are thought to have killed themselves in connection with rising costs, debt, and repeated crop failures in the past 5 years.See alsoApr 11 WHO situation update on Azerbaijanhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_04_11/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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Tamiflu protects ferrets in avian flu study

first_imgMay 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) can prevent deaths in ferrets infected with H5N1 avian influenza, according to reports today from an avian flu conference in Singapore.News of the study’s findings came as the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Egypt’s 13th human case of H5N1 illness.The oseltamivir study was reported at a 2-day meeting sponsored by the British journal The Lancet. In the experiment, a group of ferrets was infected with H5N1 and, 4 hours later, was given half the oseltamivir dose recommended for humans, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. Treatment continued for 5 days.A second group of ferrets received a higher dose of oseltamivir starting 24 hours postinfection. All of the treated ferrets survived, while none of the untreated animals did, the AP reported. Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD, of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, presented the findings.Oseltamivir has been widely touted as one of two neuraminidase inhibitors that show the most promise in fighting H5N1, and countries worldwide are stockpiling the drug in the face of a potential flu pandemic. However, its effectiveness against avian flu in humans is unknown, and Govorkova’s research is designed to help predict optimal dosing for humans in the event of a pandemic, according to Roche, the manufacturer of Tamiflu.Ferrets provide good models for testing, because they are very susceptible to influenza and experience symptoms similar to humans when infected.In Egypt, the avian flu patient is a 27-year-old woman who had recently visited a house where many chickens were slaughtered. Tests conducted by both the national public health laboratory and the Cairo-based US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 produced positive results for H5N1, according to the WHO.The woman was admitted to a hospital with bilateral pneumonia on May 1 and is reported to be in stable condition. Hers is the first confirmed case in Egypt since early April, the WHO said.The case brings the WHO’s worldwide avian flu tally to 206, including 113 deaths.In other developments, an expert at the Singapore conference today said people infected with the H5N1 strain may possess genetic susceptibility, according to a Reuters report.Among the 205 people reported infected since late 2003, there have been family clusters of blood relatives, such as father or mother and children. “So there has to be certainly a genetic aspect to it,” said Robert Webster, PhD, of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as quoted by Reuters.Hiroshi Kida, DVM, PhD, director of the Research Center for Zoonosis Control at Hokkaido University in Japan, said there have been no case clusters involving husband and wife, which increases the suspicion of a genetic role.Kida offered a possible explanation, according to Reuters. He said that people infected with H5N1 have a carbohydrate receptor—alpha 2,3—lining their throats. This receptor is predominantly found in birds, and avian flu viruses bind to this class of receptor. Human flu viruses usually bind to a receptor called alpha 2,6, which is dominant in humans, he said.Kida emphasized, however, that other explanations of why the avian flu virus does not as yet transmit easily between humans—such as the theory that it lodges deep in the lungs—may also be tenable.See also:WHO statement on Egyptian casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_05_04/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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Salmonella outbreak increases to 329 cases

first_imgFeb 22, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A prolonged Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter has expanded to 329 cases in 41 states, an increase of 41 cases since the outbreak was announced on Feb 14, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers not to eat any Peter Pan peanut butter produced since May 2006 or any Great Value brand peanut butter with a product code on the lid that begins with 2111. Both products are made at the same ConAgra plant in Sylvester, Ga., and epidemiologic studies have linked both with Salmonella enterica infections, according to the CDC and FDA.S enterica typically causes fever and nonbloody diarrhea that resolves in a week. Of 249 patients for whom clinical information is available, 51 (21%) have been hospitalized in the outbreak, but no deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates, known for 224 patients, ranged from Aug. 1, 2006, to Feb. 2, 2007, according to the CDC. Sixty percent of the illnesses began after Dec 1.Two closely related DNA fingerprints of S enterica serovar Tennessee have been associated with the outbreak, the CDC has said.The current outbreak is the second known instance of Salmonella infections traced to peanut butter. In 1996, 15 people were sickened after eating peanut butter that was contaminated with S enterica serovar Mbandaka, according to a 1998 report published in the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Investigators traced the contamination to roasted peanuts.One earlier salmonellosis outbreak was linked to a snack that contained peanut butter. The outbreak, which involved more than 2,200 children in Israel, England, and Wales in 1994 and 1995, was traced to contamination of a peanut butter–coated snack popular with children in Israel.In an investigation of peanut butter contamination, Sima Yaron, PhD, a senior lecturer at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and her colleagues studied heat tolerance of three S enterica serovars. In the November 2006 issue of the Journal of Food Protection, they reported that the Salmonella strains could survive peanut butter pasteurization processes. They suggested that the pathogen may have increased heat resistance in foods that have low water and high lipid content, such as peanut butter and chocolate.Yaron said that because Salmonella contamination is less common in peanut butter than in animal products, food companies and consumers don’t approach peanut butter with the same level of caution. “However, the very low infection dose related to this product might cause extensive outbreaks in the few cases in which the peanuts are contaminated, as indeed happened this time or in many other countries in the past, including Israel,” she told CIDRAP News in an e-mail message.The findings about Salmonella’s survivability in peanut butter have prompted recent interest from food companies, Yaron said. She added that her group is studying alternative pasteurization methods and the mechanisms Salmonella organisms use to survive in foods with low water and high lipid content.See also:Feb 21 CDC press releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/salmonellosis_2007/outbreak_notice.htmCIDRAP overview of salmonellosishttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/causes/salmoview.htmlScheil W, Cameron S, Dalton C, et al. A South Australian Mdbandaka outbreak investigation using a database to select controls. Aust NZ J Public Health 1998 Aug;22(5):536-9Shachar D, Yaron S. Heat tolerance of Salmonella enterica serovars agona, enteritidis, and typhimurimum in peanut butter. J Food Protec 2006 Nov;69(11):2687-91 [Abstract]last_img read more

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Study: Media can distort public’s views on infectious diseases

first_imgNov 5, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Media coverage of infectious diseases such as avian influenza can create the impression that the conditions are more of a threat than they really are, according to a recent study from Canada.However, media stories that include factual information on disease symptoms, mortality, and infection rates leave readers with a more accurate view of the risks, according to the authors, who published their findings in the Oct 29 issue of Public Library of Science One (PLoS One). The study group is from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.Meredith Young, lead author and graduate student in McMasters’ Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior, said in a university press release that the media focus on rare and dramatic events. “When a certain disease receives repeated coverage in the press, people tend to focus on it and perceive it as a real threat,” she said. “This raises concerns regarding how people view their own health, how they truly understand disease, and how they treat themselves.”Looking for readership trendsThe researchers compared reader impressions of 10 infectious diseases. Five have frequently appeared in the print media—anthrax, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and avian influenza. The other five are rarely mentioned in news stories—tularemia, human babesiosis, yellow fever, Lassa fever, and hantavirus.In two different experiments, undergraduate psychology students and then medical students were asked to rate the seriousness of the diseases; judge the likelihood that each condition was actually a disease, ie, how “disease like” it was; and estimate how many of their peers would contract the disease in the ensuing year.To assess if immediately available information can skew perceptions of well-known diseases, the authors randomly assigned some volunteers in each group to make judgments based only on the disease name and others to base their assessments on the disease name followed by a short description. They included a medical student group to assess if the disease perceptions were more accurate in a better informed group.Frequency skews severity impressionsBoth the undergraduates and the medical students rated the “high media frequency” diseases as more serious than the “low media frequency” diseases and gave similar ratings for disease-like status. However, the medical students estimated lower prevalence rates for the diseases.The disease descriptions tempered the media effect in the undergraduates, but not in the medical students, the authors found. They said a possible reason for this difference is that the medical students may have already had more knowledge about the diseases.In a third experiment, the authors paired similar disorders—for example, human babesiosis and Lyme disease—based on label-free disease descriptions and asked 12 graduate students to rate severity. These students rated the low-media-frequency diseases as worse than the more heavily covered conditions.The results suggest that disorders more likely to be covered by the media are not considered to be objectively worse, the authors reported.The group concluded, on the basis of the three experiments, that repetitive media coverage can bias the public’s perceptions of diseases.”The media function as a critical interface between the scientific community, government, and the public, with a responsibility to strike a careful balance between raising awareness of issues of public concern and irrationally alarming the public at large,” they wrote.Expert weighs in on media coveragePeter Sandman, PhD, a risk communication expert based in Princeton, N.J., told CIDRAP News that the findings are familiar and stretch beyond infectious diseases. “You find that public concern and media coverage are strongly correlated with each other and that neither is strongly correlated with technical seriousness,” he said.However, Sandman questioned the group’s assertion that the media alone influence the level of concern and suggested that the decision to cover a topic is more complex and dynamic. He pointed out that journalists typically cover issues their readers and viewers consider important. “Public concern influences the amount of coverage, the amount of coverage influences public concern, and both are influenced by other characteristics of the disease or risk in question,” Sandman said.Placing a priority on novel diseases can be useful, because sometimes rare and dramatic occurrences are sentinel events, he said. “SARS at first looked like every virologist’s worst fears come true. It took a while to learn that super-spreaders were rare and the disease was susceptible to traditional epidemiologic measures.”Other aspects besides seriousness are relevant to a disease’s newsworthiness, such as the bioterrorism potential in anthrax and the pandemic risk posed by avian influenza, Sandman said.”Note also that newsworthy diseases often break policy ground that affects a society’s preparedness for less newsworthy diseases as well,” he said. “Anthrax, for example, has had a big impact on bioterrorism preparedness policy—which certainly includes preparedness for a tularemia attack.”Sandman said the bottom line is that the media gravitate toward new diseases that have unsettled policy implications and might lead to a natural or manmade disaster.Early media emphasis on a new infectious disease, before many people die, can help society take early, appropriate precautions, he said. “Sometimes the media miss these potentially serious risks until they become serious in the here-and-now, but sometimes they do their job right,” Sandman added.With avian influenza, the media problem isn’t that people have an inflated impression of its risk, he said. “It (media coverage) has died down too quickly, and avian flu hasn’t been hooked clearly enough to the pandemic threat.”Young ME, Norman GR, Humphreys KR. Medicine in the popular press: the influence of media on perceptions of disease. PLoS One 2008 Oct 29;3(10):[Full text]See also:Oct 29 McMaster University press releaselast_img read more

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Hoteliers have announced a pay rise for seasonal workers

first_imgHUP-Association of Hospitality and Tourism initiated changes in the tax treatment of accommodation costs and hot meals for seasonal workers so that they would not be treated as a salary in kind but as necessary operating costs.Employers in tourism therefore welcomed the Government’s decision that the costs of accommodation and hot meals for seasonal workers will no longer be taxed as wages in kind. Leading tourist companies, led by Valamar Riviera, Maistra and Plava Laguna, have decided to redirect the funds resulting from this tax relief to increase the material rights of workers.According to the Association, the salary increase is necessary to increase the attractiveness of tourism and prevent further departure of employees from Croatia, and many tourism companies will use this tax relief to increase salaries and improve working conditions in preparation for another successful tourist year.It was employers in tourism who stressed the importance of further fiscal relief in order to open space for wage increases in the sector. With the joint cooperation of HUP members, with the support of the relevant Ministry of Tourism, this initiative has been successfully implemented. In December 2017, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted a package of measures for retaining and increasing employment, through which a decision was made on tax relief for all entrepreneurs who provide accommodation and hot meals for their seasonal workers. Through the adopted amendments to the Ordinance on Income Tax, the Ministry of Finance envisages that taxpayers will be relieved of an additional HRK 266 million.Related news:last_img read more

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UberBOAT is also available in Šibenik this summer in Croatia, in addition to Split and Dubrovnik

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Uber in Croatia presents a unique UberBOAT service that will be available exclusively on the Dalmatian coast throughout the summer.This year, UberBOAT will be able to be ordered in Split, Dubrovnik, Šibenik and on the islands in their surroundings.Last year, the service was used by tourists from more than 40 countries, and its presentation to Croatia brought the attention of the world’s most relevant media, which is a clear indicator of how much Uber has helped promote Croatian tourism around the world.This year, UberBOAT will have two different options: transfer and trip. Through the Uber application, users will be able to order a speedboat for transfer from the coast to the island, and vice versa, as well as for excursions at the request of the user in agreement with the captains. “UberBOAT is a unique service with which tourists can easily, quickly and reliably get to know the most beautiful side of Croatia. Tourists of more than 40 nationalities who used the UberBOAT service last summer, sent the most beautiful pictures from our coast to their homelands and became the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. UberBOAT will be available to them again this year to experience their best vacation with us and continue to promote Croatia around the world”, Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Transfer from the mainland to any island and vice versa will be available for a maximum of eight people and in addition to the transfer, it will be possible to choose the option of excursions for which users will be able to decide where they want to go. Both mentioned options provide residents and tourists with the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of the Croatian coast with such an important connection as well as the possibility of fast and personalized transfer.It is also important to point out that all service providers are licensed occasional maritime transport companies, whose captains have valid commercial transport licenses.last_img read more

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Croatia is a nautical superpower and we are one of the most important nautical destinations on a global level

first_imgThis year, about 400 exhibitors are exhibiting at the Biograd Boat Show, who will present themselves with numerous vessels and nautical equipment, and European and world premieres of new vessels will be held, which will be in the focus of interest of the world media. As part of the first Croatia Charter Expo, a new two-day Business to Business event, charter companies will meet with agents, brokers and suppliers. Kovačević emphasized that these data clearly outline the potential and importance of the development of nautical tourism for the overall development of the Croatian tourist product. “That is why we must protect our coast and sea, but also remove obstacles, especially legal ones, for stronger investment and competitiveness of the nautical sector. The key is in the urgent procedure of adopting the Amendment to the Law on Maritime Property and Seaports, in order to create legal security, which is a precondition for new investments and development.”, Said Kovacevic.  Attachment: ISTRAŽIVANJE – TOMAS NAUTIKA JAHTING 2017. “Hrvatska je nautička velesila i jedna smo od najznačajnijih nautičkih destinacija ne samo na Mediteranu već i na globalnoj razini. To jasno potvrđuju i brojke – imamo flotu od 4.300  plovila, više od 140 luka nautičkog turizma s preko 17.000 vezova i milijun putnika na kruzerima. Prosjek potrošnje nautičkih turista je 126 eura dnevno, a u čarteru 183 eura po danu. Više od 30 posto tog novca se troši na druge oblike turizma, od kulturnog do vinske i gastronomske ponude“, pointed out the vice president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Dragan Kovacevic at the opening of the Biograd Boat Show and the third Nautical Days of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. In the coming period, everyone in tourism will have to invest significantly more effort than in previous years in attracting guests, including charter, which has had a significant increase in capacity relative to demand growth. Therefore, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce organized a panel as part of the Nautical Day program “Is Croatia still the leading charter destination in the world?”, in which the Assistant Minister in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure participated Andjelko Petrinic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina, Head of the CNTB Market Research and Strategic Planning Department Sasa Popovac, President of the Association of Accommodation Providers on Boats – charter HGK Paško Klisović, Director of Sales and Marketing of one of the world’s leading boat rental platforms, MMK Systems Martina Hršak and editor-in-chief of Magazine More Braslav Karlić.  Glavina said that charter is a particularly important segment of our overall tourist offer because we hold almost 40 percent of the world’s charter fleet. “With the continuous growth of income, there is a growing interest of investors for the Croatian coast, including the construction of new marinas and the expansion of the nautical offer. Our goal and common task is to continuously raise standards in the quality of content and service. We also focus on sustainable development in order to be not only an even more competitive tourist destination in the future, but also to preserve our natural heritage, “said Glavina.  Organizer and host of the Biograd Boat Show and President of the Management Board of Ilirija Goran Raznjevic stated that the company is a pioneer of nautical tourism in Croatia. “Our further contribution to the development of nautical tourism is reflected in the organization of the fair, which in these twenty years with its continuous growth and development has grown into the days of Croatian nautical and congress of the nautical industry, which significantly contributed to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce”, Said Raznjevic.  At the first fair in 1999, only 5 exhibitors exhibited, and today it has grown into one of the leading nautical fairs in Europe. This is the 21st Biograd Boat Show, which takes place from October 17 to 19 in Biograd na Moru. As part of the event, sessions of professional associations of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce will be held: tourist shipping companies, small shipbuilding, marinas, ports, charters and adventure tourism, as well as numerous professional presentations. By the way, Zadar County is an important Croatian nautical center, which is confirmed by the awards of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board at this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism, where Zadar was named the best nautical destination and Olive Island Sutomišćica the best marina in Croatia. Also, Sukosan’s D-Marin Dalmacija was named the best in the category of large marinas, while Ilirija’s marina Kornati, where the fair takes place, was a finalist of the same category, and charter company Angelina from Biograd was a finalist for the charter company of the year. Klisovic cited significant fleet growth as the most significant challenges at the moment, with an increase in operating costs, mainly through an increase in the cost of connections. “There are measures and tools to achieve and maintain moderate growth through licensing of charter companies or at least the implementation of the existing regulations on charter operations, planning and construction of new berths and a stronger presence in insufficiently processed emitting markets. The intention is to open these topics through professional events on the BBS, agree on key problems and possible solutions, and launch the system in that direction, “Klisović explained.  State Secretary in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Josip Bilaver said that nautical tourism stimulates the economic growth of the Zadar region, but also the entire country. “In addition to the already known tourist benefits of this type of tourism, it should be noted that the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure takes care of the development of nautical tourism ports, as well as the protection and preservation of the marine environment. Preservation of the sea and marine resources, safety of navigation and protection of human lives are the backbone of our work. Due to all the above, we are recognized as an excellent and safe nautical destination. “said Bilaver. As the manufacturer of the largest yacht charter booking system in the world, MMK Systems has data on 620 fleets and 8.500 vessels from all over the world that use this booking system. Hršak points out that these data clearly show the dominance of Croatia as the top destination for yacht charter in the world. “S obzirom da mi u MMK-u imamo flote iz  preko 35 država, primjećujemo da je, što se tiče razvijenosti industrije i uređenosti samog poslovanja, Hrvatska tu također lider s obzirom na jasna pravila oko boravišnih pristojbi, fiskalizacije, crew lista i sl., što u ostalim destinacijama često nije slučajShe asserted. last_img read more

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Visitor Center opened in Makarska

first_imgThe visitor center on a total area of ​​130 m2 will have two info desks and will offer all the information about the heritage and diverse tourist offer of Makarska. From gastronomy, excursions, recreation, accommodation to the presentation of autochthonous Makarska desserts and souvenirs. HRK 600 was spent on the reconstruction and arrangement of the Visitor Center, of which HRK 700 was provided by the Ministry of Tourism, and the rest by the City of Makarska and the Tourist Board. This morning, the Tourist Board reopened the doors of this space, but completely renovated and sophisticatedly equipped. All customers, renters and of course tourists can get all the information about accommodation, but also the sights, wealth, beauty and specialties of Makarska and its surroundings, rich gastronomic offer, accommodation facilities, energy… The area of ​​the Makarska Tourist Board on the Coast of King Tomislav 16 received a new look today after the renovation through a new multimedia center for visitors, reports from the city of Makarska. “We are very proud that with this redevelopment of a truly dilapidated space and unsuitable for a tourist pearl where about a million and a half nights are realized, with this significant project, that has changed forever. Makarska received a representative presentation center” istaknula je Hloverka Novak Srzić, direktorica Ureda TZ grada Makarske.last_img read more

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