Qatar’s new ambitious tourism project presented

first_imgMore on “Qatar. You can find the Qurated for You campaign HERE. Official website / Launched in fifteen priority markets worldwide, the campaign is localized in eight languages ​​on a variety of platforms, including television, print, digital and out-of-home, and aims to reach 250 million people. The campaign aims to present many authentic experiences that the country offers to travelers and position Qatar among the five best tourist destinations globally. The first television commercial for the campaign featured a handful of Qatar’s iconic tourist attractions. The second campaign was launched in February on Qatar’s National Sports Day and includes one of the world’s leading football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, with which the Qatar Tourism Council has a strategic partnership. According to Adam Byars, CEO of Grid, “Qatar is a fascinating country. In its efforts, it has succeeded in presenting the typical trends of the Middle Eastern country, and a number of initiatives have been implemented to increase the tourist infrastructure and provide tourist experiences at the world level. It has abolished visa requirements in as many as 80 countries and has therefore been declared the most accessible country in the Middle East by Forbes. In addition, the country has invested significant resources in infrastructure, including the construction of eight top stadiums in an effort to host the 2022 World Cup.” Prominent photographer Erik Almas was commissioned to photograph a number of attractions, including Souq Waqif, Doha’s oldest market, Khor Al Adaid, the inland sea, on the border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the National Museum of Qatar, Doha Corniche, a 7-kilometer waterfront. the horizon of Doha and the sculpture “East-West / West-East” by artist Richard Serra. Almas ‘photos are featured in the campaign’ s printed and offline advertising material. The goal of the Qatar Global Marketing Initiative, launched in late 2018, is to position the country as an attractive tourist destination offering a unique experience. The campaign is called “Qatar. Qurated for You ”is the idea of ​​Grid Worldwide on behalf of the National Tourism Council of Qatar. Grid, Byars says, tried to understand what tourists were looking for from the trip. American travelers, for example, are looking for adventurous experiences, while British tourists are more interested in the catering and gastronomic offer. These insights were then implemented into key evidence points to create personalized campaigns by country. Visual Campaign / Youtube: Visit Qatar Although the campaign is still in its infancy, it has already interested Qataris. “We have become very invested in Qatar and very passionate about the country and this campaign”, Concludes Byars. From Grid they sought to communicate and convey the essence of the country itself. The agency has done this through a philosophy that embraces the past to inform the future with the “warmth of the soul” – a concept that encompasses the country’s history and heritage – along with the “spirit of vision”. Photo: Visit Qatarlast_img read more

The Royal Blue Hotel opened in Dubrovnik as part of Importanne Hotels & Resort

first_img906.232 overnight stays were realized in hotels, 7% more than last year, and 399.823 overnight stays in households, 15% more than in the first five months of 2018. The fifth hotel in a row to complete the construction of five ‘five stars’ hotels – Royal Blue, the company Importanne Hotels & Resort. Importanne Hotels & Resort consists of 5 hotels in Dubrovnik: Neptune, Ariston, Royal Palm, Royal Princess and Royal Blue. The last hotel – Royal Blue, completed the construction of five ‘five stars’ hotels in a row. The hotel has 81 luxuriously decorated rooms and two a la carte restaurants, La Castille and Zoë. Most overnight stays were made by guests from the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, Croatia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Spain, China, Canada, Sweden, South Korea, etc.center_img During May 2019, there were 230.695 arrivals in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 8% more than in May 2018 and 749.089 overnight stays, 1% more than in May 2018.  “The company Importanne Hotels & Resort ‘has been providing its guests with an unforgettable holiday experience for years, as evidenced by the high medals won at the Days of Tourism by placing in the top three positions within the category of five and four star hotels. they point out in a statement. During the five months of 2019, 512.954 arrivals were registered in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1.487.453 overnight stays. Compared to 2018, arrivals increased by 23% and overnight stays by 9%.last_img read more

HUT welcomes amendments to the Law on “Tourist Land”

first_imgGet involved: eCONSULTING: DRAFT LAW ON UNPRECEDENTED BUILDING LAND Therefore, HUT will actively monitor the process of adopting a new legislative proposal and will study the announced new legislative proposal in detail and support the adoption of the best legal text through constructive participation in the discussion.  HUT has repeatedly pointed out that the unresolved issue of tourist land is one of the key obstacles that needs to be removed in order to open the full investment potential of the tourism sector.  “The existing legal solution from 2010 does not solve the issue of tourist land in an adequate way and this has been hampering the stronger development of tourism on the coast for years, especially camping tourism, which has extremely great potential in Croatia. Therefore, we are pleased with the initiative of the Government, and in the process of adopting a new legislative proposal we will actively participate in order to set the best possible framework for the development of the overall tourist offer of Croatia. We would like to emphasize that the total investment potential of the tourism sector is estimated at 3-5 billion euros and we expect that the new bill will provide on the one hand stability and certainty in business and a stimulating environment for new investments, and on the other hand maximum protection of space. tourism and stable revenues of the state budget and the budget of local self-government units ”, said Veljko Ostojić, director of HUT, and added that quality solutions to the said law will enable additional development of the hotel offer, which should be encouraged in the coming period. The Croatian Tourism Association (HUT), the umbrella association for the tourism sector in Croatia, welcomes the Government’s initiative to launch a process to change the existing Law on Tourist and Other Construction Land unvalued in the process of transformation and privatization.last_img read more

A new five-star camp has opened in Terme Tuhelj

first_imgNamely, in the first six months, revenue of HRK 32,8 million was generated, which is even 20 percent more than in the first half of 2018, and by the end of the year, revenue is estimated to increase by about 18 percent. More than half of the visitors come from Western Europe, and since the beginning of the year until the last days of June, Terme Tuhelj has had about 51 overnight stays. Thirty more houses are announced Indoor and outdoor pools, wellness offer within the Well hotel, gastronomic facilities of numerous restaurants, excellent wines, cultural heritage, unique nature and proximity to the highway, are additional advantages of the new camp and Terme Tuhelj which are recording better results from year to year. “Since camping is extremely popular in the world, our camp is another strong tourist trump card, especially attractive to the younger, trendsetter population. They are not only looking for a vacation in nature, but also a handful of additional facilities, great entertainment, good food, proximity to urban centers, relaxing treatments, and this is exactly what we offer them.”, Says Vasja Čretnik, one of the directors of Terme Tuhelj. The attractive design of the Vita camp, the first five-star camp in this part of Croatia, is signed by Abstracto Studio, which has woven a recognizable urban stamp into every detail of the camp. Emphasized cozy With its atmosphere, this place is ideal for all visitors who want relaxation and unique treatments in Terme Tuhelj. All camp guests have unlimited swimming on the Water Planet – from indoor to outdoor pools and fun water attractions. Source / photo: Terme Tuhelj “With the opening of the Vita camp, the first phase of the renovation of the former camp in Terme Tuhelj was completed. Next year, the second phase will follow, which will include the construction of a luxury resort with another 30 luxury houses, as well as additional facilities that will provide families with a real experience, and couples can enjoy wellness facilities in nature.”, Emphasizes Florjan Vasle, one of the directors of Terme Tuhelj and points out that the total value of the investment will be between 2,5 and three million euros, depending on the share of the strategic partner. On more than 20 thousand square meters are two zones with a total of 56 camping pitches and an additional two night for a short stay. The good news is that 20 pitches are open to visitors all year round. There is a restaurant and bar designed for true hedonists, a camping service, a swimming pool for pets, sanitary facilities adapted for the disabled, family bathrooms, changing rooms, a children’s playground, mini golf and tennis courts. All guest profiles were meant, which gives this camp the epithet of inclusion and special care for guests.last_img read more

WWF: UNESCO nominated for Mura-Drava-Danube Five-State Biosphere Reserve

first_imgThe rivers Mura, Drava and Danube, which flow through five countries, form a green belt 700 kilometers long and connect over 930.000 hectares of a unique area with a significant natural and cultural heritage, forming the so-called. European Amazon. Cover photo: Photo: WWF Adria The joint nomination is the result of the work of the ministries and public institutions for nature protection of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia, the commissions of the UNESCO program. Man and the biosphere, as well as the efforts of WWF, EuroNatura and many other nature conservation organizations in all five countries. “Cross-border nomination is a strong indicator of strengthening regional cooperation and unification of countries with a unique goal of nature protection. Working on a joint nomination is an excellent example of interstate cooperation on such an important issue”, Said Petra Remeta, director of the nature protection program of WWF Adria.The core area and the area of ​​influence of the biosphere reserve extends to 280.000 hectares and includes 13 protected areas, and is surrounded by 650.000 hectares of transition area. Rare floodplain forests, sand and gravel banks, river islands and oxbow lakes form a unique river and cultural landscape. Also, European Amazon It is home to the largest population of bald eagles in Europe with as many as 140 pairs, as well as other endangered species such as little terns, black storks, otters, beavers and sturgeons, but also an important area for more than 250.000 migratory birds.  “The declaration of a biosphere reserve is an important step away from harmful projects such as the construction of new hydropower plants or the excavation of sediment. Sustainable coexistence of people and nature is the direction we must go if we want to mitigate the inevitable consequences of climate change, which we already feel”, Said Ivana Korn Varga from WWF Adria.  Not only is it home to numerous plant and animal species, but almost 900.000 inhabitants depend on the Mura, Drava and Danube. Floodplains protect settlements from floods and provide drinking water supplies, while exceptional river landscapes increase the potential for the development of sustainable tourism.  Additional support for the management of the Five-State Biosphere Reserve are projects worth a total of 14 million euros, co-financed by the European Union, and contribute to nature protection and development of the entire area. So it is as part of the initiative coop MDD established cooperation of protected areas of all five countries with the aim of cross-border management, while the focus of the project Amazon of Europe Bike Trail establishing a model of sustainable cycling tourism. On the other hand, concrete river revitalization measures are being implemented through other projects, in order to create new habitats and recreational zones along the rivers.  The joint nomination of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia, sent to UNESCO on September 30, is the last step of the puzzle for the proclamation of the world’s first Five-State Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve. UNESCO approval is expected in June 2020.last_img read more

Coca-Cola’s free academy for chefs, waiters and bartenders – Raise the Bar

first_imgProject Raise the bar was launched with the aim of providing highly educated staff for the following professions: chef, waiter, bartender and manager. With this, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia wants to contribute to the further development of the Croatian tourist offer and to solving the problem of the lack of qualified labor force in the hospitality and tourism industry. One part of the selected participants Raise the bar academies with lecturers: Andrej Čapko, director and owner of Zmajska pivovara; Andrea Klemenčić, catering manager and Kruno Rozić, Coca-Cola brand ambassador / Photo: Coca-ColaHBC Croatia Academy Raise the bar over the next five years it will provide more than 250 highly quality educated people to help improve the quality of supply and services in the sector. In the first cycle of the academy, 15 participants will have the opportunity to learn from the best catering experts and master the most modern techniques recognized by the Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and European Bartender School certificates. “With this project, we want to create a base of talented and excellent people who, we are convinced, will gain useful knowledge and their energy and creativity to help further improve the hospitality offer and in this regard strengthen the competitiveness of Croatia. Catering is one of our most important sales channels and that is why we want to support its further development with an educational program based on practical knowledge and the latest trends, thus continuing our investments in the community.”, Said the General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC for Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, Ruža Tomić Fontana. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate from Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and a reputable school for bartenders European Bartender School, a program partner. On the one hand, the certificate will strengthen the competitiveness in the labor market of all participants who successfully complete the program, and on the other hand it will make it easier for employers to search for a quality workforce because it will guarantee a high level of knowledge and skills of future employees. In order to contribute to solving the problem of lack of skilled labor in the hospitality and tourism industry, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia has launched a free educational program, the Rasie the Bar academy for additional training in the hospitality industry in line with the latest world trends.center_img Applications for the second educational cycle of the academy Raise the bar they are open until January 31, 2020, and anyone interested can apply HERE Participants in the program will be taught by Andrea Klemenčić, manager with more than eighteen years of experience in catering management, Andrej Čapka, director and owner of Zmajska pivovara, Ivan Jug, manager and co-owner of Noel restaurant, and Kruno Rozić, Coca-Cola’s brand ambassador and bartender. In order to enable participants to acquire knowledge applicable in real business conditions, Coca-Colin is an educational center equipped with modern equipment, all the necessary aids and components for practical classes. With the academy Raise the bar and cooperation with high schools Coca-Cola HBC Croatia as well as cooperation with the foundation Be Foodie seeks to contribute to the improvement of tourism and hospitality. So they are at this year’s regional congress of gastronomy and catering Chef’s Stage in Šibenik, also within the project Raise the bar, awarded the first three scholarships for young talents in gastronomy and catering intended for training in the world’s best programs – Le Cordon Bleu in Istanbul, Academia Intrecci Alta Formazione and the Lavonne Academy in India.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Sep. 13

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSanders is leader in climate change fightOn Sept. 4, during CNN’s Climate Crisis forum, Americans had an opportunity to compare 10 Democratic presidential frontrunners’ positions on climate change. All the candidates took the “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.”Thanks to a question from someone in the audience, we learned that Biden had agreed to attend a pricey fundraiser the following day co-sponsored by Andrew Goldman, co-founder of a fracking company. Can Biden be trusted to hold polluting industries accountable if he violated the above pledge? His plans to deal with climate change were short on specifics.Unlike Biden, Bernie Sanders’ answers to questions were received with enthusiasm. He emphasized the importance of tackling the crisis over the next 11 years, when scientists say carbon emissions must be cut in half to avoid runaway climate change.Although Sanders’ $14 trillion Green New Deal Plan, to be invested over a 15-year period to fund a transition to renewables, has been called unrealistic, he said it was “an emergency that could make the whole planet uninhabitable.”He cited the $400 billion in oil subsidies and the over $1 trillion spent on nuclear weapons as expenditures that would be better spent on dealing with climate change.Sanders is a leader who grasps the gravity of this environmental crisis. He respects the climate scientists who have warned us for decades that greenhouse gas emissions are heating up the planet at an unprecedented pace.It’s no wonder the DNC was opposed to a debate on just climate change. Joe Biden would’ve lost.Barbara TrypalukSaratoga SpringsKnow the pros, cons of facial recognitionFacial recognition software is a newer technology that is now widely available to the general public.Once a thing of science fiction novels, this software is capable of identifying individuals from a distinct image or video frame found online.You can find it almost anywhere, from the cameras in the streets that watch us to the phones in our hands. This technology, like any other, has its pros and cons.Some of the obvious pros are that it can identify criminals, terrorists, and felons from an image saved in its database.This is a vital way of spotting dangerous people before they do something dangerous to hurt themselves or others. Another pro is that this system is non-contact, meaning that you don’t have to touch it for it to recognize you.These facial recognition systems are extremely fast and accurate, while finger ID can be slow and sometimes inaccurate.While efficiency and accuracy might be great, some people find their privacy is at risk with these cameras in use.In China, a wanted criminal was at a concert with 50,000 other people. Using this technology, the police were able to find and arrest him during the concert.This might seem like a seemingly fantastic invention to catch criminals but what if people began to abuse this technology?In other countries, it could be used to end all crime while in others it could be used to hunt down political enemies or people who don’t agree with one’s ideas.Dean ButtaciAverill ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

DTC outperforms rival Savills with French aid

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North-east – Talk of the towns

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