A comfortable bed and a strong WiFi signal are key factors for business travelers from Croatia

first_imgToday, business travel is important, if not necessary for success at work, not only because of its positive impact on the job, but also because of the opportunities to broaden the horizons and develop the potential of employees.Thus, 67% of business travelers from Croatia believe that getting to know new cultures and destinations contributes to their business success, with the majority being employees in the education sectors (74%), employees in local and state administration (71%) and sales employees (70%). . These are some of the conclusions of the latest research by Business Booking.com, a global leader in connecting business travelers with the largest selection of accommodation. The survey was conducted among 17.000 employees from 24 countries, including Croatia, and reveals how important travel is for business travelers for professional growth and success at work, including important differences between professions.Employees use business travel as an opportunity for professional developmentWhen asked what they want to achieve on business trips, more than half of the respondents from Croatia (58%) state learning new skills while global data are slightly different, almost half (48%) state the expansion and growth of the company’s business. Employees from Croatia believe that the most exciting destinations are full of business opportunities in Zagreb, Sydney and London.However, comparing different professions, the results of the global survey reveal a number of personal and business ambitions for growth in global respondents:Employees in the fields of health and social care (45%), arts and culture (43%), education (41%) and media and communication (41%) are looking for inspiration and ideas that they will be able to apply in everyday work (compared to 37%). total average)Half (50%) of employees in humanitarian and non-governmental organizations want to spend time with colleagues and clients and strengthen business relations (compared to 36% of the total average)The main goal of the Armed Forces and employees in education (41% each) is to acquire new skills that they will be able to apply in their work (compared to 36% of the average)Getting to know the new culture and its impact on business is the main goal of employees in the tourism and travel sector (39%), management consultants (37%) and architects and designers (36% compared to 30% of the average).Travel has a significant impact on business success in a number of professionsAlmost half of employees (51%) said that the possibility of setting aside a few hours for private enjoyment of the destination during a business trip has a positive effect on the success of business meetings, most notably among management consultants (58%) and architects and designers (57%).Despite the advantages of modern technology and advanced communication channels, there is an established business reason for live meetings. Two thirds (65%) of respondents from Croatia believe that live meetings with colleagues and clients are key to business success, although as many as 56% (respondents from Croatia) try to avoid interaction with travel agents and people who organize accommodation.When traveling on vacation, employees from Croatia have different ideas about vacation. Employees in the banking sector prefer a romantic trip with a partner (31%), employees in the education sector prefer going to festivals and events (36%) while employees in the manufacturing and logistics sector prefer solo travel (20%)Travel, business or leisure are not always stress freeThe top five stressors for travelers from Croatia according to Booking.com research are travel cancellation or delay (54%), sudden illness, cold (47%), poor Wi-fi or forgetting an important item from home or work (both 37 %) and ignorance of the language of the location where the passenger is (37%).Unfortunately, not everyone can separate business from private. When traveling on vacation, 24% of employed passengers from Croatia cannot completely relax during their vacation and as many as 41% claim that they must have internet access for work. Employees in the sales sector (27%) find it most difficult to relax during the holidays because they often have to make business phone calls.Business-friendly accommodation is key to boosting the potential of business travelChoosing the right accommodation plays a key role in increasing the potential of a business trip. More than half of the respondents from Croatia (66%) believe that the large selection of available overnight accommodation for business trips makes travel more attractive, and 41% agree with the statement that a large selection of travel and accommodation for business travelers is necessary today.A comfortable bed (66%) and a strong WiFi signal (58%) are at the top of the list of key facilities for business travelers from Croatia, followed by a quality breakfast (42%). The choice of accommodation largely depends on the location, and easy access to meetings (59%) and locations around the city center (30%) are among the top priorities. With Business Booking.com, facilities that offer listed content that has been positively rated by previous business travelers are displayed at the top of the search results.When it comes to the most frequently booked types of accommodation by profession of travelers from Croatia during a business trip and during a vacation:employees in the banking sector for business travel will most likely book accommodation for middle purchasing power users (53%) who offer an excellent breakfast (32%), and when traveling on vacation it is important to them that the location has a certain charm (29%) and that it is located near the city center (41)Employees in the sales sector will most often book accommodation in all-inclusive destinations (28%) and want to be close to top restaurantsand nightlife (19%) and in a modern neighborhood (19%), and will most likely choose accommodation that has a terrace or events on the roof of the hotel (22%)employees in the manufacturing and logistics sectors choose vacation-friendly accommodation during their holiday trips (16%) and want to be close to greenery and parks (35%)employees in the technology and programming sector want to experience something new and see new amazing locations (54%)last_img read more

Valamar concludes Acquisition Agreement in Obertauern, Austria

first_imgValamar Riviera has signed a purchase agreement on the acquisition of the Petersbühel 4 * hotel in Austria, and the acquisition of the hotel in Obertauren represents an important step in expanding the company’s business outside Croatia. The hotel has 80 accommodation units and is in a great location in the winter tourist destination of Obertauren. Austria is a significant tourist country for holiday tourism with a number of potential synergies for Croatian tourist companies and is therefore a logical choice to start internationalizing. Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviere and added “Internationalization of business is one of the key strategic goals of the company’s development in the coming period, and this is an important step in expanding the company’s business outside Croatia. Austria has a developed holiday tourism, especially in winter, and represents a logical first step in expanding beyond Croatia, given the projected synergies in employment, operational management and emitting markets that are very similar to those we have in summer. I believe that this is the beginning of the development of Valamar’s new business model, which will further raise the company’s value for shareholders, but also create added value for other company stakeholders.” Kukurin concluded.Valamar is recognized as a top employer in tourism with 6.600 employees, and in its 33 hotels and resorts and 15 camping resorts along the Adriatic coast – from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik – it can accommodate about 57.000 guests a day.last_img read more

World competitiveness scale: Croatia ranks 60th out of 63rd in the world economy

first_imgCompetitiveness of Croatia and comparable countries according to IMD The IMD Competitiveness Scale shows 332 criteria, of which 2/3 refer to statistical indicators and 1/3 to the survey of business opinions. The survey was conducted in February and March 2019 and is based on available statistics for 2018 and 2019. This year, Singapore took the first position. The second country on the competitiveness scale is Hong Kong, followed by the United States, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Qatar.   The Institute for Business Development Development (IMD) in Lausanne, whose partner institute is the National Competitiveness Council, has published the results of the “World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019”. In this year’s report, Croatia ranked 60th out of a total of 63rd in the world economy, an increase of one place compared to last year.  In the survey, in the opinion of businessmen, as the most favorable indicators the following were singled out: skilled workforce, reliable infrastructure, high level of education, access to finance, cost competitiveness, while worst rated: efficient legal environment, government capacity, competitive tax system and business friendly environment. As the report points out, the results of this year’s Report have been greatly affected by the political and economic insecurity in Europe caused by BREXIT. Therefore, European countries have not achieved significant progress on the competitiveness scale this year. The exceptions are Ireland, which has improved its position by five places due to good economic performance driven by investment incentives globally, the public sector and areas such as branding and talent attraction. – Public sector efficiencies – improvement of the tax policy index (+2) and the institutional framework (+1)  Absolutely in every way when we talk about investments, especially foreign investments. One is the general impression, and quite another the facts. All investors look at these facts, and in accordance with them decide on their future investments. Remember that capital goes where it is desirable and where it can be fertilized, ie achieve growth. And here is the answer to why we do not have greenfield investments in our tourism. A more detailed insight at the level of 20 competitiveness indices indicates good rankings of Croatia in the area international trade, price te health and the environment. It has relatively good competitiveness in the area foreign investment, with Croatia better than Bulgaria and Slovenia.  business management, managerial credibility, digital transformation in companies, use of digital tools and technologies, sustainable development, public-private partnership. reform public administration and local self-governmentdevelop and reform the education systemincrease the efficiency of cooperation between the economy and the scientific community (better transfer of funds for research and development)reduce the share of the public sector in the overall economyreform the judiciary At first we can say that the great news is that Croatia has climbed on the list of world competitiveness. But it is a move from one place to the better, not thanks to our ability or positive change, but thanks to the fall of Argentina by five places. If we look at the bigger picture, Croatia is actually even less competitive this year than last year. High revenues from tourism and exports and a low cost of living index, low inflation and low office space rental prices.  Are we playing global market competition or not? It’s all up to us. “Decades of small shifts, inactions and delays of necessary changes have brought Croatia to the bottom when looking at the ability to attract investment, create a stimulating environment and especially conditions in which young and energetic members of our society see for themselves and their families the future in our country. The latest report shows that the level of change is insufficient, resulting in lagging behind other countries. The times we live in, characterized by abrupt changes, digitalisation of processes and mobility, require fundamental and rapid social change to ensure the desired business and social conditions for our citizens. In addition to the necessary thorough reforms of the public sector and governance modalities, it is necessary to redefine social values, establish a long-term national strategy and demand that all leaders in our society take responsibility for implementing these changes. It is the responsibility of all of us to make the necessary changes within our competencies and capabilities.”, Points out Ivica Mudrinić, President of the National Competitiveness Council. Those who are proactive, react quickly to new global trends, those who are creative and innovative, and those who deal with market development, not politics, succeed in the global game. – Infrastructure – improvement of the scientific infrastructure index (+2) Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook Management and service salaries, the level of benefits and the high share of women in employment.  The following indicators improve our overall competitiveness within the 4 basic pillars of competitiveness:  In the surrounding countries, the new EU members, the results are different. Slovakia and Croatia slightly improved their position, by two and one place, respectively. Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania have held positions since last year, while the Czech Republic and Poland have fallen by four places from last year. Croatia has improved its position by one place due to the fall of Argentina by 5 places in the rankings.  The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook measures how well countries manage their resources and competencies to enable the long-term creation of new values. The IMD methodology is based on an analysis of 4 competitiveness factors, namely: economic performance, public sector efficiency, business sector efficiency and infrastructure, and 20 indices, 5 for each area.  This year’s positive changes in Croatia’s competitiveness assessment at the level of 20 indices are: center_img Public sector efficiency “In a year of high uncertainty in global markets, due to rapid changes in the international political environment as well as trade relations, the quality of institutions is an important element for increasing prosperity. A strong institutional framework ensures business stability for investment and innovation, ensuring a higher quality of life for citizens. ”, Said Arturo Brice, IMD professor and director of the IMD Center for Competitiveness. What does this have to do with tourism? The results of the research can be downloaded at: www.konkurentnost.hr i www.imd.org/wcc . Infrastructure There is simply a political economy in Croatia, ie a contract economy, not a market economy. And here is the key problem of why we stagnate. One is politics, and something completely different is the market. Until we understand this and start dealing with market development, there is no economic development either. Global competitiveness The challenges for Croatia in 2019 are: low youth employment, negative population growth trend, attracting talent, employee education, knowledge transfer, poor adaptability to change The biggest weaknesses at the indicator level can be grouped as follows:  Business sector efficiency Economic results The biggest path compared to last year, it was recorded in the area of ​​price index (-25), social framework (-3), productivity and efficiency (-3), and education (-2).  – Economic results – improvement of the domestic economy index (+3), foreign investment (+12) and employment (+3)  Profit tax rate, low customs barriers, foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate stability. The last five economies on the competitiveness scale are Venezuela (63rd), Mongolia (62nd), Argentina (61st), Croatia (60th) and Brazil (59th). legal and regulatory framework, bureaucracy, state ownership in companies, protection of property rights, adaptability of government policies, audit and accounting practices, pension financing, immigration laws; Real progress requires swift and more thorough reforms Croatia has great problems and potential for change in as many as 13 competitiveness indices, with three areas that are often cited as priorities for reform (employment, tax policy i institutional framework) Croatia is not at the very back. Of the areas that are not in the increased focus of development policy, it is worth noting the very poor competitiveness in the areas scientific infrastructure i technological infrastructure. At the very back of the countries included in the IMD survey, Croatia is in terms of competitiveness in the area labor market, business management i attitudes and values relevant to competitiveness.  Investments in telecommunications, educated female workforce, favorable ratio of teachers to students as well as allocations for education, share of renewable energy sources and availability of health services.  Source: National Competitiveness Councillast_img read more

Adris bought Hotel Marjan in Split

first_imgAfter more than ten years of agony, the Marjan Hotel in Split was finally sold to the Adris Group for HRK 324 million. Željko Kerum bought the Marjan Hotel in 2005 through a tender. He paid 170 million kuna, three times more than the requested 57 million kuna. Less than four years later, a contract was signed with the Hilton, while Kerum became mayor a few months later. The works on “Marjan” were soon interrupted, and in 2015 everything ended with the bankruptcy of the company “Adriatic. The purchase of Adris was expected, since in December 2017 Adria resort, a company within the Adris group, concluded an Agreement on the sale of all receivables with associated mortgages on real estate owned by the bankrupt company Adriatic dd from Split. So that another investor interested in the Marjan hotel appeared, then he should additionally buy receivables from Adris, which was unlikely. Namely, yesterday until midnight was the deadline for submitting bids through the Fina electronic public auction, and only one bid was received from Adris, writes Jutarnji list. The sale has been waiting for four years, as long as the bankruptcy proceedings of “Adriatica” last in the Commercial Court in Split, in whose portfolio this unfinished building on the West Coast is. As previously announced, Adris will invest an additional two billion kuna in the tourist part of the Group by 2021, which will put 95 percent of hotel capacity at the highest level of supply.last_img read more

#DayOne: Earlybird tickets on sale, seats limited

first_imgThe conference should present all niches and all our development opportunities. That’s right Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia to bring an interesting vision of Croatia as a racing destination. One of the currently leading tourism experts, Doug Lansky, for the first time in Croatia will talk about positive global examples of how tourist destinations are positioned, developed and grown. Doug’s lectures have always attracted a large number of listeners and the attention, especially of the tourist public and the profession, and he has a large base of followers in Croatia as well. “We all talk about how we have an incredible amount of potential wherever we turn and how we need a change in the context of market development, in order to turn those potentials into our resources. But in order to turn these potentials into resources, we need to start proactively dealing with market development and growth, there must be dialogue and common communication and consensus on common themes and challenges. The question we all need to ask ourselves: How to move faster and better? What can we do to make tomorrow better? Where do we see Croatian tourism in 2030? ”, pointed out the director of the conference, owner and founder of the HrTurizam portal Goran Rihelj. This conference, which takes place just before the start of the tourist season, will bring together all those who mean something in the tourism sector. Croatian branding is a special story that we talk about a lot, and the importance of branding does not need to be emphasized too much because it is one of the imperatives today. The conference will also seriously address branding, a complex process in which we simply must not go wrong. Božo Skoko he will be presenting on this topic at the Day One conference. When we hear the challenges facing the continent in Croatia and the solutions that have proven to be excellent in Austria, we will probably get ideas on how we can do better and in which direction we need to go to reach the place where Croatian tourism in 2030 must be. Buy tickets at Earlybird price, number of seats limited We constantly talk about continental tourism and emphasize the importance of the development of the continent that has the greatest opportunities for year-round tourism. The best campaign in the East was definitely the great HeadOnEast / Hedonis campaign, as part of the Croatian Tourism Day in Slavonia. At the conference in block 1 VS 1 we will talk about the hedonist with Ivan Jurić from the Osijek-Baranja Tourist Board. How they are developing tourism in Austria, which is one of the best examples of continental year-round tourism, will tell us Michael Fend, LAG manager from Steirischen Vulkanlandes. Ticket sales for the conference of the year for the B2B tourism sector have begun, which will be held on April 2 at the Forum Congress Center in Zagreb with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, organized by the leading B2B tourism portal HrTurizam.hr. You can buy tickets directly on our portal at connectors. For Earlybird registrations, which last until March 20, the ticket price is 750 kuna, or 40% of the total ticket price. Namely, after March 20, the ticket price will be 1250 kuna. The number of places is limited, so hurry up, secure a place at the conference of the year for the B2B tourism sector where you will hear how to position yourself in the tourism market, where Croatian tourism goes, you will learn concrete examples of how to develop a good tourism story, hear examples of good practice. tourist products are created outside Croatia. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, who supported the conference and expects a lot from it, will present at the panel a tourism development plan and a vision where we will see each other in 2030. The fact that the Minister of Tourism and his associates will follow the entire conference already gives hope for detecting real problems and creating the concept of concrete solutions. At the same panel, we should hear the Croatian National Tourist Board, which should be represented by the director Kristjan Staničić and this panel will give clear guidelines to the private sector where we are going and where we want to be. The moderator of this panel is our renowned communication expert Krešimir Macan. Who are the conference participants? It is clear that the private sector in tourism has a lot to say. We will find out what the challenges and biggest problems are, what they expect from the public sector and what solutions they propose on a large panel in which we expect representatives of hoteliers, travel agencies, family accommodation and caterers. This panel will bring very concrete proposals that we will insist on and work on, and we expect that we will finally have proposals for solutions on one piece of paper, not just problems, which are unfortunately numerous. Portal HrTurizam.hr just wants to be at the center of this story as a kind of mediator, a channel that connects through dialogue and communication, and provides concrete solutions. According to the tourist dictionary, a complete tourist product should be defined, ie market barriers for the development of the entire tourism sector should be removed. How dialogue and cooperation between the private and public sectors can and should look like will be revealed to us on the example of the development of health tourism Ognjen Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic. A great story about working with big brands and a positive example of the synergy of public and private will tell Denis Ivošević from the Tourist Board of Istria. We will discuss all the challenges and opportunities of cooperation between family farms and destinations in the format 1 VS 1 s Petrom Butković from the Destination Lika Cluster. The key thing to emphasize is that after the conference, there will be meetings with the private sector from each area, in order to gather all the concrete solutions in one strategic document, which will make a list of all challenges in the field, the so-called. “White paper”, with a clear argumentation of the whole issue, and most importantly with the offered concrete solutions on how to accelerate market changes. A document that will unite the views of the private and public sectors, with the aim of consensus on the main challenges with a specific time interval on how to overcome them. “And that’s why there is a need to launch the #DayOne platform, the focus of which is to connect the” incompatible “or start communication. The main focus is not on problems and the past, but on constructive open dialogue and solutions. The focus is on the positives, not the negatives. The focus is on synergy and collaboration. As I pointed out, #DayOne is not just another conference, but a platform. Because we cannot talk about the future of our tourism only one day, during the conference, but every day ”, adds Rihelj. Paul Bradbury owner of the portal Total Croatia News, conference partner and great ambassador of Croatian tourism is the only one who sees the whole story from the outside through the eyes of a foreigner with a Croatian passport, but also an internship in Lijepa naša that gives him the breadth of the picture “5 tourism gifts that Croatia completely ignoring, and how to fix them” certainly arouse great interest. SAVE THE DATE / OneDay Or DayOne, 02.04.2020. , Forum Congress Center, Zagreblast_img read more

Joint statement of the Ministry of Tourism and Health to business partners of the Croatian tourism industry

first_imgThe announcement is important in the context of communication with foreign business partners who ask questions about security, as well as certain sensationalist media articles that further raise panic, and the whole situation around the coronavirus unfortunately results in stagnation and cancellations in booking. At the moment, we certainly do not need to panic, but prudence and adherence to the measures that are necessary, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ). Follow all the latest data and recommendations of the CNIPH HERE According to the joint statement, Croatia has a well-organized health care system, and the Cross Staff of the Ministry of Health has raised security measures due to the occurrence of isolated and imported cases of coronavirus. The relevant services are ready to take action to ensure the health safety of all citizens and tourists in Croatia. [HR] / Joint statement of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health to business partners of the Croatian tourism industry In a joint statement by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Croatia, Vilija Beroš, and the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli business partners of the Croatian tourism industry, it was pointed out that although the situation regarding the appearance and spread of coronavirus should be taken with caution, Croatia is still a safe tourist destination. It is important to note that the arrival of passengers in Croatia is not limited and tourist traffic can continue to run smoothly. Measures are taken only in certain cases, when there is a suspicion of the disease or contact with an infected person is established, or when a person arrives from areas that have been declared affected by the coronavirus epidemic. Read and download the full report of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health in the attachment (in Croatian and English). RELATED NEWS: Despite the high level of safety, we recommend all entities in the tourism and hospitality sector to comply with the general guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization. Also, it was pointed out that in the current part of the tourist year there are stable trends in tourist traffic compared to the same period last year and that stable demand from the most important emitting markets is expected for the rest of the year. “As always, all tourists are welcome in Croatia and we believe that they will feel welcome and safe in our country”Concludes in a joint statement. [ENG] / Joint statement of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health to business partners of the Croatian tourism industry CAPPELLI: THERE IS NO PLACE FOR PANIC, FOR NOW WE HAVE NO CANCELLATIONS FOR THE MAIN PART OF THE TOURIST SEASONlast_img read more

UNWTO: Call for innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector

first_imgParticipants should be able to show how their ideas can help tourism in response to COVID-19. Ideas must also be tested and ready for expansion, with a business plan and potential to be implemented in several countries. Faced with an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to propose new solutions so that the tourism sector can recover from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Ideas that are ready to implement Call “Healing solutions” was launched in collaboration with the WHO and further enhances the joint response of the wider United Nations system to COVID-19. This global call calls on entrepreneurs and innovators to provide their ideas that can help the tourism sector to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and accelerate recovery efforts. The call is specifically aimed at finding ideas that could immediately make a difference: for destinations, for companies, and for public health efforts. The competition has started and entries close on April 10, 2020. Winners “Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge” they will be invited to present their ideas to representatives of more than 150 governments. They will also enjoy the UNWTO access network, which includes hundreds of startups and leading companies from across the tourism sector. “Tourism is the sector that has hit COVID-19 the hardest. Our response must be strong and united. We must also embrace innovation. I invite all entrepreneurs and innovators to ideas that have been developed and are ready to be implemented to share them with us. We especially want to hear ideas that will help communities recover from this crisis, economically and socially, as well as ideas that can contribute to the public health response, ”said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. With millions of jobs at risk because the pandemic is hitting tourism harder than any other sector, the United Nations specialized travel agency has incorporated innovation into its broader response to the pandemic. The UNWTO is working closely with the WHO to mitigate the impact and put tourism at the center of future recovery efforts, and to work closely with governments and the private sector to strengthen cooperation and international solidarity. Source and photo: Ulast_img read more

Excellent cooperation! St. Martin’s, a beer created in collaboration with the brewery Lepi Dečki and Terme Sveti Martin

first_imgExcellent cooperation and synergy, which is proof that tourism is much more than accommodation. Lepi Dečki with their tourist offer are certainly great content to fill at least 3 hours with their great story, and Terme has once again proved that they are the leaders in tourism in Međimurje. What to do three days in a destination? – is a question to which we must give an answer. What stories can we tell? What facilities do we offer and for which profile of tourists? Why would anyone visit us at all? “In 2020, the brewery started with a new investment, its own building, expanded capacities and a desire to grow and expand the portfolio of beer and complementary products.”Said Danijel Radek, director of the Međimurski Lepi Dečki brewery, and added that the cooperation with the Sveti Martin spa is a great opportunity for them personally to show the quality and opportunities they offer. Produced according to the rules of the Reinheitsgebot, the German law on the purity of beer is a logical style for extending the long-term cooperation between Lifeclass Terme Sveti Martin and the Međimurski Lepi Dečki brewery. By the way, Terme Sveti Martin has been cooperating with smaller suppliers, local producers for years and encourages the production and marketing of quality products in its thermal complex.  Produced in the style of “kölscha” beer St. Martin’s has become a bridge and an even stronger link between the Međimurje craft brewery and the spa, the driver of tourism in Međimurje. Stylistically defined as “kölsch”, a geographically unique style of beer produced in the vicinity of Cologne in Germany, St. Martin’s has thus become a unique product in Međimurje and Croatia. In 2020, Međimurje is proving to be a tourist hit, to which concrete numbers, visits and overnight stays, as well as tourist spending, contribute. Beer from the brewery Nice Guys it is an unavoidable gift and product for all visitors to Međimurje and as such it certainly “gives more”.  St. Martin’s, a kölsch-style beer, is a golden ale, light and extremely drinkable. The beer has a base of pilsner malt, carapils and a bit of wheat. Hops are German Hallertau blanc, but only a minimum of half a gram per liter which gives us only 18 units of bitterness. The fermentation is due to Lallemand’s kölsch yeast for up to 4.5% alcohol. It is this content that we lack. It is this content, just one in a series that must be connected, that will prolong the tourist season and through the rounded story be the motive for coming. It is this value for money in a destination, where price itself does not play a role. Of course, we can always continue to look only at ourselves, short-term profits, talk about the sun and the sea, import everything – but then let’s not whine about low consumption and short season or bad guests. Guests will pay for the service or product, but only if it meets the value for money, not a priori high price, under the prism of summer and a great view of the sea, ie the location, which is of poorer quality. St. You can find Martin’s beer in bottles, as well as the tapped version from this week throughout Croatia in selected shops, restaurants, but also in Terme Sveti Martin and in the restaurant Stari Hrast.  “Cooperation with small suppliers and manufacturers is at the core of Lifeclass Terme Sveti Martin’s business. For three years now, since the beginning of their production, we have been presenting and offering the portfolio of the craft brewery Međimurski Lepi Dečki”Said Igor Nekić, director of Terme and added:”The creation of a new, common, brand deepens the already excellent connections between the brewery and the spa and contributes to the creation of additional value, but also to the tourist quality of Međimurje. For visitors and tourists, we prepare 2000 liters of beer per month of this excellent beer with our special thermal touch, and you will be able to look for beer throughout Međimurje and Croatia as St. Martin’s!”center_img Also, this is a great example of encouraging and awareness of local affiliation through authentic and local, but also quality offer in our tourism. We want quality tourism, we must have a quality and authentic offer. That is the meaning of tourism, especially because we have something to be proud of. Certainly this story fits into the new development story of Međimurje, which gives more. Now it is necessary to arrange as many such products and collaborations as possible, in order to get one complete tourist product, segmented into several niches. A destination is much more than accommodation or individual success stories. The destination is all of us in one wider space. Everyone in this chain is important, no matter how “small” they are. And let’s not forget that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but destination. And that’s why synergies are key. In the midst of an uncertain summer, Lifeclass Terme Sveti Martin and the Međimurski Lepi Dečki brewery designed a new beer. Lokaano craft beer – St. Martin’s is definitely becoming a new brand of Međimurje, but also the first craft beer created in cooperation with a Croatian craft brewery and a hotel resort, or spa. An excellent combination of local entrepreneurship, affiliation, branding, tourism and ultimately a quality offer, which must be imperative. This is a classic example of how tourism should be developed. Synergy, cooperation, win win for all, quality and authentic offer = motive for coming. As I mentioned above, this is just one part of the content, to which we need to add various other similar stories in order to have a complete tourist story and offer. At the beginning of the second quarter of 2020, Lepi Dečki moved to their own, new, plant in Mihovljan near Čakovec, whose official opening is yet to come. Increasing production capacity to as much as 500 hectoliters per month, building and equipping our own laboratory and a wide portfolio of beer products are a guarantee of Međimurje quality, but also a pledge for the future not only in catering, but also in tourism and production. Hotels, restaurants, cafes… must have local and authentic products in their offer. From craft beer, wine, gin, liqueur and all other drinks. Do we want a longer season and better guests? If so, this is the direction. As with wine roads, cellars and tastings, so certainly with a craft story, which is experiencing its “renaissance” in Croatia, and especially in Europe. We have to sell and tell our stories, both through the entire tourist content and through the products. This is what tourists want to experience and taste. Also, the new Lepi Dečki facility offers tourist content. Thus, tourists can see the production process, and through the guide they are educated about the whole product process and their story, and everything ends with a tasting and sale of beer at a promotional price from their own “cellar”. Photo: Brewery Međimurski Lepi Dečki Hotels, restaurants, cafes… in your offer you must have local and local craft beerslast_img read more

In staying in race, Moore is following Bill Clinton’s playbook

first_imgClinton paved the way for Donald Trump to weather the “Access Hollywood” video, for Franken and Conyers to get away with their allegedserial groping, and now for Moore to possibly become the next U.S. senator from Alabama.As for Alabama’s Republican majority, they are left with horrible choices. Some will choke down their bile and vote for Moore to stop a far-left Democrat from taking Alabama’s Senate seat.Others will enthusiastically vote for Moore, believing the lie that the charges against him are all part of some “vast left-wing conspiracy.” Others simply won’t vote at all. This much is certain: They are in this terrible position because of the death of shame in America.For that, we can thank one man: Bill Clinton.Marc A. Thiessen is a fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush. For Clinton, it worked like a charm. He forced his supporters to choose between power and principle – knowing full well that power would win out.The feminist movement – the very people who should have been championing Clinton’s victims – instead sided with him. Gloria Steinem beclowned herself in a notorious 1998 New York Times op-ed where she attackedClinton’s accusers, made excuses for his deceit and made light of his crimes.All 45 Senate Democrats voted to acquit Clinton in his impeachment trial.Today, with the cavalcade of revelations of sexual transgressions by politicians and celebrities, some Democrats are expressing belated regret that their party rallied around Clinton.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who occupies Senate seat that Hillary Clinton once held, now says that Bill Clinton should have resigned. Isn’t that convenient?Now that the Clinton political machine is finally defunct, liberals come forward to condemn him? How courageous. Categories: Editorial, OpinionPity poor Alabama voters.On December 12, they must choose between a radical pro-abortion Democrat and an alleged sex predator who has been accused of pursuing and molesting teenage girls. There is no good choice in that equation, and Alabamians should not have to make it. In an earlier era, Roy Moore either would have done the honorable thing out of his own sense of shame or would have been forced to step down so by state party leaders. Instead, he is staying in the race – with the full complicity of Alabama Republican leaders who have defended Moore and attacked his victims.In refusing to step down, Moore is executing a playbook written three decades ago by the 42nd President, Bill Clinton.During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Clinton figured out that if you have no shame and ignore calls to resign, you can survive any scandal.All you have to do is lie repeatedly (“there is nothing going on between us”) and show no remorse when you are caught doing so.When more women come forward with more allegations, deny them, too, and create just enough doubt that your supporters will feel justified sticking with you.Blame your opponents for conducting a political witch hunt to run you out of office.If the evidence becomes overwhelming, then admit “a critical lapse in judgment” but declare it is time “to move on” because “we have important work to do.”center_img More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: 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 Liberals not only allowed Bill Clinton to survive; but in his post-presidency, they made him into a Democratic icon – feting him at party conventions and nominating his wife for the White House, hoping to recapture the old Clinton magic.Clinton gambled that Americans would eventually forget his misdeeds. And he was right. He paid no lasting political price for his serial sexual misconduct. Moore is following the Clinton plan to the hilt: Deny the accusations, blame his opponents for carrying out a witch hunt and make his supporters complicit in his misdeeds through their disgusting rationalizations.“You can’t be a victim 40 years later,” said Alabama state Rep. Ed Henry, R, channeling his inner Gloria Steinem. “Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter.They became the parents of Jesus,” Alabama state auditor Jim Zeigler blasphemously declared. Bill Clinton’s legacy was to teach a generation of politicians that shame is for losers. After all, Moore is not alone.Across the aisle, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Sen. Al Franken , D-Minn., are also betting that if they just hang on, Americans will forget and they too can survive.last_img read more


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