first_imgThe map is printed on recycled paper, in Croatian and English, and contains six suggested routes, with altitude profiles, weight, length, altitude difference and textual description. You can download Gpx or kml records of walking routes here. Related news: Due to the growing number of inquiries from foreign tourists about Samobor hiking trails, the Tourist Board of Samobor, in cooperation with HPD Japetić, PK Scout and Samobor HGSS, has created a tourist map with six simpler hiking routes.  THE INITIATIVE HAS BEEN INITIATED TO CONNECT SAMOBOR AND SV. BY BICYCLE TRAIL ON THE ROUTE OF THE LEGENDARY SAMOBORČEK. SUNDAYlast_img read more

first_imgSide dish: Decision on project selection and award of grants under the 2019 Program for the Development of Public Tourism Infrastructure This Decision approves funds from the Tourism Development Fund for co-financing development projects in six categories: beaches, visitor centers / interpretation centers, public tourism infrastructure for active tourism, tourism development sustainability studies and reception capacity with action plan and quality management studies in tourism. The Ministry of Tourism has made a decision on the selection of projects and the allocation of grants under the Program for the Development of Public Tourism Infrastructure in 2019.center_img Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

first_imgDespite the growth in physical turnover and revenue this season, leading tourism companies are recording a decline in profitability with a significant reduction in profitability, according to a new quarterly publication of the Croatian Tourism Association, Tourist Impulse Q4. With the latest data from the e-Visitor system (as of December 2), Croatia achieved a growth rate of foreign tourist arrivals of 4,4 percent, with a growth rate of foreign overnight stays of 1,7 percent, which with all the challenges of this season can be considered very good the result. However, despite the growth of physical indicators, the weaknesses of Croatian tourism are further emphasized. A survey conducted among the leading tourism companies in Croatia on key business indicators for the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year showed that companies achieved revenue growth of 5,3 percent, but with higher growth in operating expenses, so that gross operating profit lower than in the same period last year. The decrease in profitability was mostly due to the growth of labor costs. First of all, it is low capacity utilization, the lowest in the Mediterranean, which was further reduced in the first 11 months of this year as a result of the continuation of extremely high growth in the supply of accommodation facilities. The average occupancy of commercial accommodation in that period in Croatia dropped to 22,6 percent. At the same time, the occupancy rate of hotel accommodation was almost twice as high – 42,6 percent. Economic trends in 2020 favor destinations with a high value for money ratio “The decline in profitability in the operations of the largest tourism companies this season, which brought a record number of tourists, threatens to further reduce investment in tourism because serious investors can not justify investing in a country where profitability is half as low as the environment. Therefore, HUT welcomes the Government’s decision to reduce VAT in tourism as a firefighting measure for the sector, but at the same time we emphasize that this is only the first step in ensuring at least the same business conditions as the competition in the Mediterranean. Tourism is one of the few domestic sectors that has the potential for significant growth in investment, employment and wages, but we must unleash that potential by changing the business environment”, said Veljko Ostojic, director of HUT.  In such an uncertain economic and market environment, the quality of the offer is the only guarantee of success, which is why it is necessary to continue to improve the business framework in tourism. Attachment: HUT / Tourist impulse Q4center_img The review of key trends of this tourist season highlighted by the Tourist Impulse Q4 highlights the new large growth of tourist arrivals in Turkey, which with a growth rate of international tourist arrivals of 14,5 percent in the first ten months of 2019 took the lead in the Mediterranean. At the same time, Spain, with minus 0,2 percent, is the biggest market loser.  Uncertainty and the expectation of a recession in our main emitting markets become the most significant in the forecasts for next year. Research shows that the population of our emitting markets, in anticipation of a recession, is choosing destinations that provide a better value for money ratio, which means that competition in the Mediterranean circle next season will be even more pronounced. Such a situation is again mostly in the hands of eastern Mediterranean destinations, especially Greece and Turkey.  Tourist companies set aside an average of more than 10,5 percent for employees this year, and some companies almost 18 percent compared to the previous year. The rate of return, which shows the profit for the period in relation to the total engaged assets, decreased by over 10 percent, to an extremely low 7,9 percent. The profitability indicator is one of the decisive factors in making investment decisions, and in competing Mediterranean countries this indicator ranges from 10 to 12 percent. If we fail to do so, HUT warns that Croatian tourism is losing the race to the competition in the medium term, which would cause significant negative consequences for the entire domestic economy due to the fact that tourism generates about 20 percent of GDP. Read the full report in the attachment. Turkey is the leader in this season’s tourist growth in the Mediterraneanlast_img read more

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first_img“It’s a distraction, that’s clear,” said Tuchel. “I always want to protect my players, and if there are difficult things to talk about I prefer to say them internally.”These are distractions, and they give the impression we are not serious, not professional. But I don’t really want to talk about it because then these things become big issues.”Neymar warmed up with a shirt bearing the name of Kobe Bryant and the number 24 of the basketball star who was killed in a helicopter crash last weekend.While Neymar didn’t score, having to settle just for one assist, he produced his usual tricks, provoked the opposition, and required lengthy treatment at the end of the first half after appearing to hurt his ribs as he grappled for the ball with Montpellier’s Arnaud Souquet. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted Neymar’s latest lavish birthday celebrations were a “distraction” at a key time in the season after the Brazilian helped the Ligue 1 leaders to a 5-0 win over nine-man Montpellier on Saturday.Neymar, with his hair dyed pink, shook off an injury scare and raged with the match officials while Pablo Sarabia, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and Layvin Kurzawa all scored along with a Daniel Congre own goal as PSG went 13 points clear of Marseille at the top of the table.On Sunday, the Brazilian is set to host a lavish party for his 28th birthday at a Parisian nightclub, despite his team playing again on Tuesday against Nantes. Unhappy with the some of the treatment reserved for him, Neymar was booked for dissent in the first half and was then caught by television cameras angrily remonstrating in Portuguese with the fourth official in the tunnel at half-time.- Mbappe anger at substitution -Tuchel was also forced to answer questions about Mbappe’s angry reaction to being taken off midway through the second half, as Edinson Cavani came on for a first appearance since a January move to Atletico Madrid fell through.”It doesn’t look good, but we are not the only club where players react like that,” the coach said.”This team shows how professional and focused they are every day, but this gives the impression it’s not always like that and I’m sad because it’s not necessary.”I explained to him why he came off and that will be that. I always make decisions for sporting reasons. This is football, not tennis, and you have to respect everyone.”Sarabia was selected ahead of Mauro Icardi and Cavani to start with Mbappe up front, and the former Real Madrid player curled home a fine opener from 22 yards in the eighth minute for his 10th goal of the season.Montpellier’s hopes of getting back into the game were then as good as over when goalkeeper Dimitry Bertaud was sent off in the 17th minute for coming out of his box to stop Mbappe bearing down on goal, only to block the ball with his arm and receive a straight red.On came young debutant goalkeeper Matis Carvalho and he had to pick the ball out of his net twice before the interval.Di Maria lifted the ball over him and in to make it 2-0 in the 41st minute, and shortly afterwards Teji Savanier’s attempt to clear a Di Maria corner rebounded off the face of defender Congre and in.After Neymar cooled down at the break, he set up Mbappe to round Carvalho and score his 14th league goal of the season.Kurzawa drilled in the fifth in the 65th minute, and the visitors were reduced to nine men late on as substitute Joris Chotard saw two quick yellow cards.Marseille go to Bordeaux on Sunday looking for a first win there in 43 years, while Rennes strengthened their grip on third by scoring twice in injury time to claim a 3-2 win over local rivals Nantes on Friday.Topics :last_img read more