The most visited seaports are Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar

first_imgForeign cruise ships in the period from January to October 2018 made the same number of voyages as in the same period in 2017, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In the mentioned period 2018, the number of passengers on these ships increased by 9,4%, while the total number of days spent was lower by 6,8% compared to the same period in 2017.A total of 644 cruises of foreign ships were realizedIn the period from January to October 2018, 72 foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, with 644 cruises. There were 976 thousand passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 1 days.The largest number of voyages was made by ships flying the flags of the Bahamas (167 voyages) and Malta (147 voyages), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flags of Panama (257 thousand passengers) and the Bahamas (213 thousand passengers).Source: CBSOut of a total of 644 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (56,5%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (24,7%), which is a total of 81,2%. The remaining 18,8% of trips were made to the following counties: Zadar (6,2%), Istria (5,4%), Šibenik-Knin (5,0%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (2,2%).The most visited seaports are Dubrovnik, Split and ZadarThe port of Dubrovnik (487 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (224 visits) and Zadar (111 visits).last_img read more

HGSS: Dear tourists, you are beautiful and without dangerous selfies from the top of the cliff

first_imgThis time from CMRS-a warn of the danger of taking selfies from dangerous locations. Although the messages of the HGSS are comical and entertaining, even hilarious, they are certainly not just a joke of the HGSS, but important messages that mean life. The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) has been declared one of the best communicators in Croatia, and I don’t know how many times they have shown that with a new warning for tourists. #deartourists Let’s keep Croatia full of life. Part three Source: FB HGSS Unfortunately, we are witnessing day by day that various people are ready to do anything for a good selfie, and thus endanger their lives, just to catch a good shot and a good photo. Unfortunately, some are killed. last_img

Travel agencies are introducing vouchers. Passengers will realize paid trips, and agencies will ensure the continuation of business

first_img “Therefore, we offer a solution that should satisfy both parties – to enable passengers to make trips, and to ensure that agencies continue to operate.. In the hope that we will quickly overcome this crisis and get out of it with our heads held high, we join the appeals of the Civil Protection Headquarters to follow the instructions issued by”Fain emphasizes. Travel agencies are introducing vouchers that will enable passengers to realize already paid trips, while agencies will thus ensure the continuation of business The spread of the coronavirus has caused unprecedented disruptions in daily life, many industries and the economy – including the travel industry. UHPA President Tomislav Fain emphasizes that the money paid has not been lost, and that travel agencies in Croatia, as part of UHPA, plan to introduce vouchers. Photo: UHPA The consequences of the current situation are also felt by passengers – individual guests and groups, business people on trips and organized congresses, schoolchildren and their parents, and everyone else. All of them have duly paid for their trips, which due to force majeure, in these extraordinary circumstances, will not be realized and they expect compensation. From the recommendations of the competent institutions to temporarily postpone travel to the suspension of regular traffic lines, closing of borders and complete ban on travel of any kind, the coronavirus dealt a strong blow to travel agencies, travel organizers and tourism service providers. “We plan to start issuing vouchers to passengers for paid arrangements which, in the amount of the paid amount, they will be able to use for another trip, when all this is over, and as our colleagues in many European countries are already doing.Fain emphasizes. Travelers must know that their money did not remain in the travel agency’s account but was forwarded to the hotel, airline, carrier… therefore the working capital of a travel agency, mostly small or medium business, is limited and refunds to the service user it would be fatal for many of them.last_img read more

The Vukovart project once again turned Vukovar into an art port

first_imgPresenting street food and craft beer from the vicinity of Vukovar and a concert Guitar, this year’s 4th Vukovar was completed on Saturday. Meet 5 new residents of the city of Vukovar Boogie – Boogie Down VukovarCounty Road 108 – 110 See a list of locations from all 23 murals HERE OKO – Because He’s Mister Strength, Courage and HealthHomeland War Street 36 The project is literally transforming visual identity of the city and makes it a nicer place to live, but also which is crucial – it creates added value in the tourism sector through the so-called Outdoor gallery. Otherwise, this is a phenomenal project Vukovar – port of art which promotes Vukovar as a place that accepts all artists, ie creators of new values. With five new murals by top artists: AROUND – Croatia, Tea Jurišić – Croatia, Eugen Varzic – Croatia, Boogie – Switzerland and Arsek & Erase – Bulgaria, the open-air gallery now consists of 23 murals that send a positive and some other message to the world from Vukovar. In addition to lectures by Dubravko Mataković, Domagoj Jakopović – Ribafish, films, concerts and presentations of street food and craft beer, a panel discussion “Street Art in Croatia” was organized with the participation of Zen Opuzen, 43 Jam and Graffiti on the grill, and all programs were in open. Tea Jurisic – BoraOlajnica 18 Arsek & Erase – The Golden SnakeHomeland War 30 Vukovar is another proof of the thesis that events and tourism change the city for the better and create added value. Vukovar must be one of the directions of the future development of Vukovar tourism, but also the economy through a focus on cultural and creative industries (KIK), and not war tourism. More on that topic soon. Eugen Varzic – Future FreedomIvo Tijardovic Memorial Center 60last_img read more

Senate sneaks Obamacare sabotage into tax bill

first_imgRepublicans can try to comfort themselves by arguing that eliminating the mandate is good policy on its own merits, simply allowing consumers who do not want coverage to decline to buy it.But the move would also price people who seek insurance out of the market.Killing the individual mandate would encourage people to forgo buying insurance until they got sick, which would drive up premiums for all those who remain in the system.“The resulting increases in premiums would cause more people to not purchase insurance,” the CBO explained, estimating that premiums would rise an additional 10 percent per year.Repealing the mandate would be the most spectacular instance yet of a GOP action that has the effect of raising Obamacare prices, which the Republicans continually complain are too high.In October, President Donald Trump halted payments the federal government promised insurers in exchange for participating in Obamacare markets, forcing insurance companies to raise premiums to compensate.The Trump Department of Health and Human Services then sabotaged this year’s open enrollment period, which could also result in fewer people covered. Some have tried to do better; a bipartisan group of senators developed a compromise bill that would help stabilize Obamacare markets.But it has not passed.There is talk of marrying this compromise bill with the individual-mandate repeal, but cutting the mandate would do much more harm than the compromise would do good.If Republicans really believe that mandate repeal is good health-care policy, they should seek to pass it on its own, with hearings, markups and debate.But a fair process would only clarify further that the policy is ruinous.Republicans who in July recoiled at an attempt to ram through the Obamacare “skinny repeal” have even less reason to vote for this drastic, ill-considered and last-minute attempt to sneak repeal into a tax bill.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post.Republican Senators remade their tax bill into an Obamacare repeal bill, announcing Tuesday that they inserted an Obamacare sabotage device into the text.In a stroke, they turned a fiscally irresponsible tax plan into a monumentally unwise piece of social policy that would do much more than widen the deficit.If passed, it would be the most significant health-care shift since the 2010 Affordable Care Act — and in a decidedly negative direction.The Senate GOP’s new bill would eliminate Obamacare’s “individual mandate,” which requires all Americans to get health coverage if they can afford it.Independent health-care analysts and the Congressional Budget Office, Congress’s official scorekeeper, agree that this move would deeply undercut the Obamacare system.center_img The CBO estimated last week that ending the mandate would lead to 13 million more Americans lacking health-care coverage.Yet, for Republicans, the coverage loss is not a regrettable side effect of an otherwise sensible policy. It is the point.Fewer people covered means that the federal government would save money that the treasury would have otherwise spent on their health care, such as by helping them buy healthinsurance or offering them Medicaid — $338 billion over a decade.Republicans want to use that cash to help finance the rest of their tax bill.They could have removed some of the bill’s expensive and unnecessary giveaways to the wealthy, such as its rollback of the estate tax.But they opted instead to raise money by ballooning the ranks of uninsured.last_img read more

AmeriCorps and similar are worth funding

first_imgFor the second year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports national service programs like AmeriCorps.As a two-term AmeriCorps alum, I have witnessed firsthand the power of service years. When I helped low-income homeowners with home repairs in California, I witnessed entire communities coming together to support their most vulnerable members. As a marketing AmeriCorps member in Denton, Texas, I helped let people know about monetary support programs.My experiences helped mold me into a public sector leader with a service-oriented outlook; I now carry those traits with me as a civil servant with New York state. In my current job, I’m surrounded by hard-working and top-quality employees like myself.Let me make a clear appeal to my members of Congress. Reject the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate AmeriCorps and similar programs. Instead, the administration should expand national service opportunities in the FY19 budget.NICO MEYERINGAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

British Land set for £300m bonds buy-in

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Agent lifts lid on Sutcliffe’s ‘levy’

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Agents: Cutting out the middle man

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Regional outlook: Cold front in the north

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