Adria Hotel Forum is once again bringing key international hotel and investment actors to Zagreb

first_imgAdria Hotel Forum is one of the leading European hotel investment conferences, which every year brings together investors, representatives of the largest hotel groups, government agencies, hoteliers, consultants, financial institutions and others.The sixth Adria Hotel Forum will be held on 14-15. February 2018 in Zagreb at the Sheraton Hotel on the topic: OUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY. The reason for this year’s theme is the geopolitical and security situation, which in all European countries greatly affects tourism results. And while the whole region is recording a significant increase in tourists, but also investment, it is unquestionable that there will be a recovery of North Africa and Turkey.This is why the Forum will focus on two key issues:Are we responsible for the growth achieved or is it happening to us on its own?Are we competitive? This year, too, the Forum is pushing the boundaries and bringing experts to Zagreb who have not visited the region so far, and who are leading the development of the world’s largest hotel management companies in their positions. Along with them, investors interested in investing in the region also confirmed their arrival.The panelists of the sixth Forum are:Christian Giraud (Senior Vice President of Development for Europe, Accor Hotels)Keith Evans (Vice President of Hotel Acquisitions, Starwood Capital Europe)Marybelle Arnett (Senior Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe Development, Hilton Worldwide)Otmar Michaeler (Director, Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group AG)Wolfgang Gold (Global Franchise Director, EasyHotel)Damian Harrington (Director, Head of Research for the EMEA Region, Colliers International)Jaume Tapies (Director, Aina Hospitality)Marc Finney (Head of Consulting for Hotels and Resorts, Colliers International)Thomas Emanuel (Director of Business Development, STR)Andrew Sangster (owner, Hotel Analyst)and many othersIn just five years, the Forum has become a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience of contemporary practices and an unavoidable meeting place for leading hoteliers and global experts. So far, the Forum has gathered more than 1500 participants, 200 panelists and 140 partners.You can find out more about the Forum here.<br />
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The opening of the CNTB consulate and office in Dubai has been announced

first_imgHrvatska turistička zajednica (HTZ) i ove godine predstavlja nacionalnu turističku ponudu na sajmu ATM – Arabian Travel Market, koji se održava u Dubaiju od 22. do 25. travnja.Turistički sajam ATM Dubai najveći je i najposjećeniji turistički sajam na Bliskom Istoku koji se ove godine održava po 25. jubilarni put. Na sajmu se očekuje oko 40.000 turističkih djelatnika i dužnosnika iz cijelog svijeta, a procjenjuje se da se tijekom sajma ugovore poslovi vrijedni oko 2,5 milijarde američkih dolara.Uz Hrvatsku turističku zajednicu, kao glavnog izlagača, na sajmu svoju ponudu predstavlja i šest suizlagača: TZ grada Zagreba, TZ Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije, Lošinj Hotels & Villas, Uniline, Amathus Travel Croatia te Abacus Tours.”The EXPO in Dubai is much more than an exhibition. This is one of the largest global, non-commercial events of great economic and cultural significance, which represents a great opportunity for Croatia, which was recognized by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, and Croatia will present itself at the EXPO for the first time since 2010. Our intention is to open a Consulate General on the eve of the EXPO, and possibly a representative office of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which would give a big impetus to the entire economy.”, Said Minister Cappelli.Photo: CNTB”The presentation of the Croatian tourist offer on this market, as well as the further improvement of cooperation with key partners, is of strategic importance for Croatian tourism. Connecting Croatia and the UAE has multiple effects for Croatian tourism and economy. In this context, the established and well-filled airlines of Emirates and FlyDubai, which connect Dubai with Zagreb and Dubrovnik, come to the fore, which opens many other distant markets, such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and others. . As our goal is to ensure an even better future and continuous development based on sustainable tourism, we must open new markets that offer great potential, especially in the pre- and post-season. “, said Director Staničić after meetings with Emirates representatives and FlyDubai’s Chief Commercial Officer Hamad Obailall, adding that he was pleased with the excellent feedback from key partners in this market, which should contribute to further growth of tourist traffic from the UAE market.During the meeting with the representative of investors in the Four Season complex on Hvar, Dennis Wijsmuller, Minister Cappelli emphasized that the project will contribute to even greater competitiveness of Croatian tourism and that he believes that this and similar projects will attract other investors. The Minister added that this is an environmentally sustainable project to which the Ministry of Tourism will give maximum support for its more efficient implementation. Thomas Cook India, India’s largest tour operator, emphasizes that they are interested in further investments in the development of offers to Croatian destinations, which is why it was agreed that their key representatives will participate in a study trip to Croatia at the end of the year. .Direct airlines Dubai-Zagreb and Dubai-Dubrovnik achieved growth of tourist traffic from the market of the United Arab Emirates this yearRegarding the United Arab Emirates, the Croatian tourism sector generated 8.600 arrivals and more than 23.000 overnight stays from this market last year, which is an increase of 2016% in arrivals and 78% in overnight stays compared to 72. Positive trends have been maintained so far this year, with more than 1.000 arrivals and 2.500 overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents high three-digit increases of 134% in arrivals and 149% in overnight stays.The CNTB points out that in addition to appearing at the ATM fair, this year, in cooperation with one of the largest agencies in the UAE, Dnata, a presentation on Croatia will be held. Business workshops are also planned to be held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi during November, as well as study trips for journalists, bloggers, influencers and representatives of travel agencies and tour operators. The planned organization of the arrival of 30 agents from the UAE market at the Central European Tourism Summit (CETS), a fair that will be held in Zagreb on December 4 and 5, 2018, will also contribute to the positive trends.Related news:DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY EXPECTATIONS EXPECT TO GROW TOURISTS FROM DUBAIFLYDUBAI INCLUDED DUBROVNIK IN THE SEASONAL SCHEDULEEMIRATES INTRODUCES ZAGREB-DUBAI DIRECT AIRLINE FROM JUNE</p>
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Entering the new year, the sojourn tax increased

first_imgAccording to the new Decree, in the A-class tourist resort in the main summer part of the season in hotels and similar accommodation, the fee increases from HRK 8 to HRK 10. The paid means of the sojourn tax are delivered to the users according to the following schedule: 1% The Red Cross, 2,5% it is paid into a special account of the Croatian Tourist Board, intended for development projects and programs for creating new tourist programs in underdeveloped tourist areas, 65% the tourist board of the municipality, city, town, 10% the county tourist board and 25% Croatian National Tourist Board. Also, sojourn tax for persons providing catering services of accommodation in the household and on the family farm increases by 15% ie it is determined in the amount of HRK 345,00 per bed and camping unit., in B class HRK 293,25, in C class places HRK 241,50, and in D class HRK 172,50. Attachment: Decree on determining the amount of sojourn tax for 2019center_img The lump sum of the sojourn tax paid by the owners or users of the vessel for themselves and for all persons who spend the night on that vessel (sailors) is determined in the following amounts: With the entry into the New Year 2019, the tourism sector has undergone many legal changes, and one of them is the increase in the sojourn tax, which is higher by 25 percent.last_img read more

The Business Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was established

first_imgCroatia currently holds the presidency of the EU Council, and as the organization of the presidency largely revolves around a quality offer of congress and related content, the CNTB in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses the opportunity to further brand our country as a safe and quality congress destination. Jasmina Bilać / Photo: HGK Bilać called on the members of the Association to become more active in the realization of their needs, but also in educating experts in order to raise the standard of the profession even more. “I want us to be as recognizable as possible in the world, not only as a destination for sun and sea, but also for a quality congress offer. Therefore, promotion and education are our priorities, and we will place great emphasis on cooperation with other institutions such as the competent ministry and the CNTB. “, Bilać pointed out. Assistant Minister of Tourism Robert Pende He emphasized that the product of business meetings according to the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020 is considered one of the potentially more important tourist products of Croatia. Head of the CNTB Congress Department Karla Brnobić Vojvodić welcomed the establishment of the Business Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and announced a quality future cooperation. “CNTB has been systematically supporting congress tourism since its establishment, and in recent years we have been investing more and more intensively in this segment. “, said Brnobić Vojvodić and announced plans for 2020 which include a wide range of activities – from participation in world congress exchanges, through the organization of workshops and presentations to foreign buyers, to the organization of study and inspection trips and marketing activities. Business tourism is becoming more and more interesting to the domestic profession because it cures our biggest pain – seasonality. Therefore, the Business Chamber of Business Tourism was established in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the aim of which is to strengthen and develop this segment of the tourist offer. center_img “Despite occasional oscillations, market trends point to globally stable growth of this product, which is reflected in the performance in Croatia. We are perceived as an attractive and desirable destination for business meetings, and they are ideal for extending the season, better use of hotel capacity and increasing tourist spending. We must not neglect the opportunity to generate new holiday demand by converting business guests”, Pende pointed out. Jasmina Bilać from the ProConventa agency was elected president of the Association Jasmina Bilać, owner of the travel agency ProConventa, has been elected president of the newly established Business Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and her deputy will be Pavle Marković from Ban tours.  Cover photo: Congress Center FORUM Zagreblast_img read more

133 hotels and 65 campsites have been opened, and most hotels are expected to open in June

first_imgThis weekend, 133 hotels and 65 camps were opened, which started a stronger activation of domestic tourist capacities for the beginning of the main tourist season.  To continue opening the capacity, it is crucial to reach precise agreements with the countries that make up our main emitting markets on unhindered travel to Croatia and back, and this is expected by mid-June at the latest, as announced by the Minister of Tourism. Therefore, the plan to open tourist facilities envisages that camps in Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia will be opened by the end of May, as well as additional hotels, HUT points out, adding that most hotels and all other tourist services are expected to open in June. in destinations.  Photo: Arena Hospitality Group Obzirom na ukupnu situaciju možemo biti zadovoljni prvim turističkim brojkama, izjavio je Veljko Ostojić, direktor Hrvatske udruge turizma te dodao kako je kvalitetna epidemiološka situacija temelj ostvarivanja rezultata ove godine i tu smo među najboljima u Europi. “We need to make the most of this in the coming period, starting today. Nothing will happen by itself, we need to start communicating intensively in key markets to attract guests. Simultaneously with the finalization of the agreement on a simpler and faster procedure for the entry of tourists from key emitting markets, we must launch coordinated and targeted promotional activities in these markets. ” HUT: It is necessary to launch a targeted promotional campaign as soon as possible U HUT-u naglašavaju kako je nužno što prije pokrenuti ciljane promotivne aktivnosti na ključnim tržištima, i to na način da se koordiniraju aktivnosti privatnog i jasnog sektora. “Successful promotion is key to ensuring greater demand for coming to Croatia and achieving the maximum possible tourist results in this extraordinary year” zaključuje Ostojić. last_img read more

Take steps to ensure wolves are protected

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Right now negotiations are being held on an appropriation rider that de-lists the wolf in the western Great Lakes. Not only one federal judge, but the highest appeals court in the nation, with Bush-appointed judges, found that USFWS violated delisting rules for wolves, and now, this rider takes away our legal challenge to keep agencies accountable. We certainly need that more than ever. The Northeast region is a potential wolf habitat, but we have no confirmed wild wolves living here. Restoring wolves to this landscape is really a way to complete and perfect the ecologic order. By resolving the public’s concerns, showing the economic, environmental and social benefits, along with carrying out the purpose of the Endangered Species Act in a strategic and effective manner, the gray wolf could be a success story.But here’s the catch. If wolves are delisted by this rider, it virtually eliminates the chances of natural recovery because of the violent and aggressive wolf-hunting seasons. Wisconsin wolves have the highest probability of getting to New England, but they certainly can’t do it if the population is killed off by trophy hunters.Wolves don’t know state lines, and that’s not how populations are able to recover. Until wolves recolonize suitable habitat nationally, we must stop delisting attempts. Congress shouldn’t be in the business of picking off species to delist. Western Great Lakes wolves are everyone’s wolves, no matter where you live in the United States.Please contact your senator and ask that wolves remain protected.Jacqueline de WittNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Stop blaming flight attendants

first_imgMy daughter is a flight attendant for United with over 20 years experience and has many tales to tell about demanding, disrespectful and rude passengers. I’m sure the cartoon was meant to refer to the recent passenger complaints about their treatment on flights. Perhaps these passengers should spent some time acquainting themselves with the airline and FAA rules about passenger behavior, carry on baggage, and animals. Do what you are asked to do by the attendants — take you seat, have your child sit in his/her assigned seat with restraint attached (not on your lap), baggage in the overhead compartment, no concealing of small dogs or pets in your carry on baggage, etc.The flight attendants are not there to harass you. The attendants are required to undergo extensive training to insure the safety of you and your fellow passengers. If your failure (or ignorance) to obey the rules or attendant instructions cause you to be inconvenienced or removed from the flight, learn a lesson — duh.How smart is it to hide a small animal (dog) in your carry on bag, have it put in the overhead compartment, have the animal suffocate and then blame the airline for causing the animal’s death. Really?Stop blaming the flight attendants who are doing their job to protect you and your fellow passengers. You can always drive, take a train or boat — consider the safety and comfort of your fellow passengers (and also yourself).FRANK LONGORotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Is your March 17 cartoon on the Opinion Page meant to depict a “witch” or “tramp” as a United Airline flight attendant? If so, it’s highly offensive. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Why are investment funds only investing 5% in property?

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Vital statistics

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