US Election Results: Trump camp says legal fight just began

first_imgShe made a flurry of allegations of election corruption, although no evidence of systemic fraud that might have influenced the result has emerged. media caption“My message to Republican friends” “This election is not over,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a news conference. “Far from it.” Top Republicans have largely refused to pressure Mr Trump to concede the election. What is the Trump campaign alleging? – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Ms McEnany told reporters: “We have only begun the process of obtaining an accurate, honest vote count.” Senate leader Mitch McConnell lashed Democrats on Monday over the matter. The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit on Monday in a Pennsylvania federal court, seeking an emergency injunction to stop state officials from certifying Mr Biden’s victory in the state. The state’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro called the lawsuit “meritless”. US President Donald Trump’s allies have vowed the legal battle to contest Joe Biden’s projected presidential election victory is only just beginning. He added: “The president has every right to look into allegations and to request recounts under the law and notably the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations.” According to the Inquirer, some Pennsylvania counties allowed voters to correct mistakes on incorrectly submitted votes, while others did not. Biden tells Americans: I implore you, wear a maskElection results in maps and charts The General Services Administration, which manages federal agencies, has held off on allowing Biden aides to formally begin the transition, saying no “ascertainment” on an election winner had yet been made. On Monday, the US Department of Justice reportedly authorised state prosecutors to investigate alleged voting irregularities in the presidential election. Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said they had collected 131 affidavits, or signed legal statements under oath, in Michigan as part of their investigation into alleged election irregularities. “If the shoe were on the other foot,” she said, “if it were this close the other way, if President Trump was in the lead in all these states, and the media would be screaming, ‘This isn’t over’.” US election 2020 read more

Australian Open: Lead-up events for first tennis major of 2021 set to move to Melbourne | Tennis News

first_imgMelbourne could host all the build-up tournaments to the 2021 Australian Open Tennis Australia on Monday told the Associated Press logistics, including draw sizes and scheduling, were being worked through for the weeks ahead of the Australian Open, which is due to start January 18. The Australian Open and all the regular regional leadup tournaments for the season’s first tennis major are set to be staged in Melbourne in January, with organisers aiming to minimise risks for players travelling and quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic.Tennis Australia plans to transfer tournaments usually held in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart to Melbourne, where a quarantine and practice hub and a bio-secure playing hub will be set up. But it’s yet to be given the all-clear.Australia’s international borders are mostly closed, and there are still differing domestic travelling restrictions between states.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sofia Kenin of the United States won her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2020 Australian Open Sofia Kenin of the United States won her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2020 Australian Open

Flu experts try to ensure record vaccine doses get used

first_imgMay 13, 2008 – ATLANTA (CIDRAP News) – Manufacturers of influenza vaccine are poised to deliver record quantities of flu shots for the coming season. But unless medicine and public health officials find new methods and venues for getting those shots into the arms of Americans, another record may also fall: the number of influenza-vaccine doses that go unused.The need to expand flu-vaccine use—to protect Americans’ health, and also to preserve vaccine manufacturing capacity that would be needed during an influenza pandemic—topped the agenda yesterday at the start of the National Influenza Vaccine Summit.The little-known 2-day meeting, which is sponsored each year by the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has drawn record attendance of 230 this year. It comes on the heels of a microbiological double-whammy: midseason strain changes that created one of the harshest flu seasons in recent memory, coupled with a vaccine that, because of those viral changes, protected only 44% of recipients against the flu.The possibility that the vaccine mismatch impaired public trust in the flu shot is much on the minds of summit participants. In the just-concluded season, manufacturers made a record 140 million doses, but only 113 million were used, leaving 27 million—also a record—unbought or returned to manufacturers.Representatives of the five companies now selling flu vaccine in the United States said Monday evening that they collectively expect to deliver from 143 million to 146 million doses next flu season, the largest amount ever brought to market here. But health authorities are concerned that consumer distrust might cause a largest-ever amount to go unused as well.The quandary of unused vaccineThat flu vaccine goes unused is not news; it has happened in most years for which public health has records, including years when midseason shortages caused long lines and public unrest.Research unveiled at the summit explains why: The timing of flu-vaccine use and delivery do not match up. Flu-shot use peaks around Oct 1 and falls off to almost zero by Thanksgiving, but by October, manufacturers have delivered only two thirds of what they have made.”If this distribution pattern prevails, and all indications are that it will, we will continue to receive 30% of our vaccine in the period after which people seek to use it,” said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “This is a discontinuity.”The pattern makes even less sense when it is graphed against influenza incidence. In most years, flu cases do not appear until the end of January, meaning that influenza vaccination virtually ends before the disease it is meant to prevent begins.Americans have seemed to have no interest in end-of-year flu shots. Last year, for instance, the CDC and a number of other health organizations conducted public-information campaigns, including a post-Thanksgiving “National Influenza Vaccination Week,” that urged late-season vaccination but did not affect shot use.Part of the problem may be simply that no one is asking patients about flu vaccination. That is what manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur Inc. discovered after analyzing insurance-claims data from approximately 25% of US physician practices during the second half of the flu season.Over “about a 16-week period . . . about 25 million individuals come into their physicians’ offices for about 55 million visits and are not immunized against influenza,” said Dr. David Greenberg, Sanofi’s director of medical and scientific affairs.The patients were not offered vaccination, he said, because their doctors had nothing to vaccinate them with: They had ordered a certain amount of flu vaccine, administered it early in the season, and then had not ordered more for fear it would not be used.But several summit participants said that self-fulfilling situation is unlikely to change until physicians can be persuaded that placing larger vaccine orders at the start of the season will not cause them a financial loss at the end.”Family physicians are trying to stay on the conservative side, because no one wants to get stuck with too much vaccine,” said Dr. Herbert Young, director of scientific activities with the American Academy of Family Physicians.Covering more of the populationPart of the problem, according to some attendees, is the now-lengthy list of groups for whom the vaccine is recommended because the federal government judges them to be at “high risk” of life-threatening flu complications. Currently they include children from 6 to 59 months old, all people 50 and older, younger people with some chronic medical conditions, nursing home residents, pregnant women, healthcare workers, and households and caregivers of all of those groups as well.”That list is long,” said Dr. Andrew Eisenberg, a family physician attending the conference who works in Sarasota, Fla., and rural Texas. “It has 20 items on it, it takes a while to go through it, and that is time the doctor is not being paid for.”In his own office, Eisenberg said, he focuses instead on the much shorter list of people for whom the shot is not advised, and strongly recommends the vaccine for everyone else: “When the patient signs in, the lady who is taking their information asks, ‘Have you had the flu vaccine this year?,’ and if the answer is ‘No,” we say, ‘Well, today you are getting it.'”The question of reaching and vaccinating the recommended groups is about to become more complicated: This fall, a new recommendation that covers all school-aged children will go into effect. (The change, voted in by a federal panel last February, becomes mandatory in the 2009-2010 season but is optional this year.) Up to 30 million children could be covered by that recommendation, though few experts expect them all to step up.Health authorities are just beginning to grapple with the practicalities of getting even a fraction of those children into healthcare offices in the narrow window during which most Americans take flu shots. The task is compounded by the fact that these children need two shots administered 2 months apart to establish immunity.Some of these complexities are being explored as the summit continues today.See also:Apr 17 CIDRAP News story “CDC: Imperfect flu vaccine was of help in tough season”last_img read more

Nonprofits promote flu shots at polling places

first_imgAug 22, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Two national nonprofit health groups are offering local public health departments a shot in the arm for fall influenza vaccination efforts by helping them organize immunization clinics at or near polling places.The Vote and Vax program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a healthcare philanthropy organization, and SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration), a nonprofit organization focused on disease prevention, according to background materials posted on the initiative’s Web site.The program provides health agencies with technical expertise to set up the clinics and marketing muscle to promote them, but does not provide the vaccine. Public health agencies are advised to charge for the shots as they normally would at other fall flu-vaccination clinics.Offering flu vaccinations on Election Day in November is a way to target seniors, who typically vote in large numbers, Vote and Vax organizers say. Seniors are one of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) priority groups for flu immunization.SPARC started offering fall election clinics in the late 1990s, but the program expanded in 2006 when it partnered with the RWJF to enable 25 public health agencies to sponsor Vote and Vax clinics at polling places. That year, the clinics delivered 13,790 vaccine doses at 127 polling sites in 14 states. The program’s goal for Nov 4 is to expand to 1,000 polling places across the United States.This November, the Guilford County Department of Public Health in north-central North Carolina will offer Vote and Vax clinics at eight polling places, according to an Aug 20 report in the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record. Lynne Beck, the health department’s spokeswoman, said officials will visit 11 of the county’s 165 polling sites before narrowing the number to eight. The department expects to charge $25 to $30 for the flu vaccine, the same as it charges at other sites, she told the News & Record.In a report on the effect of the 2006 Vote and Vax, Douglas Shenson, MD, MPH, president of SPARC, and Mary Adams, MPH, an epidemiologist and partner at On Target Health Data in Hartford, Conn., wrote that Election Day in early November is an optimal time for flu vaccination. They also said that polling places, because they meet strict accessibility requirements, are likely to attract other vulnerable people besides seniors, who might be difficult to reach with the vaccination message. The report was published in the July-August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management Practice.Survey results from the 2006 Election-Day immunization clinics revealed that more than 80% of the adults who were vaccinated were in the CDC’s flu-immunization priority groups. About 43% of the recipients were men and 57% were women. Nearly 900 pediatric vaccine doses were administered at the Vote and Vax clinics. Eleven percent of the recipients did not have health insurance.On a scale of 1 to 10, public health agencies rated the overall success of the program at 8.5. Health officials gave the program high marks for organization, ease of planning, publicity, and convenience for recipients. However, some sites reported problems with vaccine supply. One group had to cancel its clinic after its plan to offer free vaccinations at a polling place in a medically underserved neighborhood was criticized by political activists, who perceived it as “get out the vote” campaign for Democrats.”We are encouraged that not only were significant numbers of participants ‘new’ vaccine recipients, but also 28% reported they would not have likely received an influenza vaccination had they not been offered one at a Vote and Vax site,” Shenson and Adams wrote.The Vote and Vax program could be a model for the delivery of other preventive health services such as cancer screenings or pandemic influenza measures, they wrote. Though the program isn’t deployed in emergency conditions, it involves delivering a large single-day supply of vaccine to many residents in many non-healthcare settings across communities, they added.The authors said, however, that some questions about the Vote and Vax strategy remain. For example, it’s unclear if the program increases communitywide vaccine coverage. Also, they wrote that the political response in one community emphasized the importance of clearly separating public health activities from any perception of “political intrigue.”Shenson D, Adams M. The Vote and Vax program: public health at polling places. J Public Health Management Practice 2008 Jul-Aug;14(3):1-5 [Full text]See also:Vote & Vax Web sitehttp://www.voteandvax.orglast_img read more

COMMENTARY Improving foodborne outbreak investigations on a budget

first_img Doing better with existing resourcesWe need to focus on which outbreaks we must be able to detect now, in the context of current budget realities. Congress can help with meaningful investments in our food safety system. It is a public good that needs support. However, we also need to do a better job with the resources we currently have. More important, Sen. Klobuchar’s bill starts by identifying which foodborne outbreaks should cause us all to feel a sense of urgency: multi-state outbreaks that are most likely due to the commercial distribution of a contaminated food product. If we can unite ourselves with this common vision and sense of urgency, it seems we should be able to work around many other obstacles. Urgent matters draw timely responses. Our food safety system must compensate for scarce resources by focusing its efforts on the most important outbreaks. By Craig Hedberg, PhD I applaud Taylor and David’s recognition that local agencies are the foundation for public health practice across most of the United States. I agree with many of their findings and endorse the spirit of their recommendations. Full implementation of their agenda would very likely lead to a better food safety system well into the future. That is also my major concern with this and other reports that evaluate the problems and potential of our food safety system: The problems are many and the potential solutions are proposals that inevitably won’t bear fruit until well into the future. Apr 17 CIDRAP News story on food safety report by Michael Taylor and Stephanie David This same point is a key finding of a recent authoritative review of the food safety system conducted under the leadership of Michael Taylor and Stephanie David from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (“Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food: An Agenda for Strengthening State and Local Roles in the Nation’s Food Safety System”). A patchwork systemHowever, as Gardiner Harris pointed out in a New York Times article (“Ill from food? Investigations vary by state,” Apr 20), “Uncovering which foods have been contaminated is left to a patchwork of more than 3,000 federal, state, and local health departments that are, for the most part, poorly financed, poorly trained and disconnected.” See also: center_img In response, politicians, policy makers and the public ask, “Why do these outbreaks happen?” “Why do they take so long to identify and investigate?” Calls for reform of the food safety system abound with the promise that the next time will be different. A number of media reports in recent weeks have highlighted the important role of “Team Diarrhea” in foodborne disease surveillance activities. Hiring public health students to conduct interviews on a routine basis is one of the many innovations in foodborne disease surveillance to come out of Minnesota. This week, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced legislation designed to promote the nationwide use of Minnesota-style approaches to investigating foodborne outbreaks. Establishing a network of similar Centers of Excellence will greatly enhance our nation’s ability to detect and respond to outbreaks. In this regard, Gardiner Harris highlighted a key observation from Kirk Smith, supervisor of foodborne disease surveillance at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): “I’ve learned in the last few months that the real secret to our success is that we have urgency.” This is important. In Minnesota, a sense of urgency is the secret to success. Across our public health system, the lack of “positive incentives” is seen as an obstacle. Kirk Smith did not say as much, but I suspect that he and his colleagues at MDH would consider that successfully identifying the source of an outbreak, and preventing others from getting ill, is a positive incentive. Dr Hedberg is a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Jun 17, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The foodborne disease surveillance system seems to be under siege. A nearly continuous series of large, multistate outbreaks of Salmonella have been associated with unexpected food vehicles over the past 3 years. Several of these investigations stretched on for weeks under the glare of increasing public anxiety over uncertain identification of the source. Taylor and David find that “obsolete food safety laws and other legal constraints, coupled with scarce resources and the lack of positive incentives to collaborate across organizational lines” are obstacles to real federal-state-local partnership in the food safety system. They argue that “food safety reform will not be complete—or successful—unless the efforts of these [state and local] agencies are strengthened and integrated more fully into the national food safety system.” They call for Congress to mandate the development of a 5-year plan “for better integrating federal, state, and local food safety efforts and improving state and local capacity for that purpose.”last_img read more

Crikvenica UHPA’s domestic destination in 2018

first_imgAfter Biograd na Moru, the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica becomes UHPA’s domestic destination in 2017/2018. years.Crikvenica will in the spring of 2018. to be a host “UHPA Day 2018.”, a multi-day annual meeting of travel agencies and other stakeholders in tourism. This largest gathering of travel agencies in Croatia with over 100 representatives of travel agencies and representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board is certainly an opportunity for additional promotion of the destination, but also strengthening cooperation with Croatian and foreign travel agencies.Namely, the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) has been implementing the domestic destination project of the year for several years in a row and has so far achieved successful cooperation with tourist boards in several counties in Croatia.What does this collaboration specifically mean for the destination?  First of all, as pointed out by UHPA, the joint work of UHPA and the tourist community affects the development of the tourist offer and contributes to better market positioning, recognition and promotion of the destination through strengthening the tourism sector. “During the year, the Crikvenica Tourist Board, and thus, of course, the entire Crikvenica Riviera, receives a number of marketing and consulting activities, such as online destination promotion, promotion in UHPA publications (UHPA Directory and UHPA Professional Review), a separate brochure” magazine Way to Croatia ”dedicated to the destination of the year) and in public appearances (for example, at workshops, assemblies and various events, the annual gathering“ UHPA Days ”, etc.).” point out from UHPA and add that in addition, representatives of the Crikvenica Riviera will have the opportunity to hold special presentations of the destination at various UHPA events.Four educational workshops will be organized for tourist agencies in the Crikvenica Riviera, whose main goals will be to create new package deals and develop selective forms of tourism, which can be applied in practice or in the daily business of agencies.UHPA Days 2019 in SlavoniaA big positive “dust” was raised by the launch initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia. Day after day, support is coming from all over Croatia from the entire tourism sector from Istria to Dubrovnik, as well as from Zagreb to Slavonia, and even beyond the borders of Lijepa naša.Support for the # DHTSlavonija2018 initiative is joined by the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) as well as in his personal name Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA, who points out that they support the initiative to hold Croatian Tourism Days in Slavonia in 2018 and announces that UHPA Days will be held will be held in 2019 also in Slavonia. “I personally support the initiative to hold DHT in Slavonia in 2018, but the initiative is also supported by the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies. UHPA will certainly try to hold UHPA Days in Slavonia in the coming years, but as the location has already been chosen for next year, I can announce that UHPA Days 2019 will certainly be in Slavonia. We must all work together to expand the Croatian tourism product, and continental tourism certainly deserves it”Points out Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA.Related news: TOMISLAV FAIN, UHPA: WE SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE TO HELD TOURISM DAYS IN SLAVONIA AND I ANNOUNCE UHPA DAY 2019 IN SLAVONIAlast_img read more

Valamar wins prestigious Euromoney Real Estate award

first_imgThe leading domestic tourist company Valamar Riviera is the winner of the prestigious award Euromoney Real Estate in the category “leader in the development of tourist property” in Croatia (leading developer in tourism). This is the second award given by Valamar Riviera to the specialized financial magazine Euromoney, after it was named the best managed hotel company in the CEE region two years ago.The Euromoney Awards are recognized worldwide as a symbol of business excellence. They are awarded on the basis of research in which real estate consultants participate, developers, investors, real estate users and bankers from all over the world. The survey was conducted for the 13th time this year, and involved 2.463 professionals from 1.218 companies in 75 real estate markets worldwide.Valamar Riviera is the largest investor in Croatian tourism through total investments amounting to more than HRK 4 billion, with the aim of completing a three-year investment cycle worth between HRK 2020 and 1,5 billion by 2. In 2017, Valamar realized the largest single investment in tourism with a total value of HRK 562 million, and these are two newly opened luxury resorts in Rabac, Family Life Bellevue Resort 4 * and Valamar Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 *.Today, Valamar Riviera is the leading Croatian tourist company in terms of capacity and number of destinations, revenues and operating income, as well as in terms of the number of guests and employees. Valamar’s 30 hotels and resorts and 13 camping resorts can accommodate more than 56,000 guests a day in five destinations and operate according to the highest standards of service quality and accommodation. The profession and guests recognize this on a daily basis, as evidenced by the numerous recognitions, awards and ratings that Valamar’s facilities place high on world-renowned portals and organizations in the travel industry. Of the numerous awards, it is worth mentioning international ones such as the World Luxury Hotel Awards, Travelife Gold Award, Holiday Check, Leading Campings of Europe and domestic Tourist Flower – quality for Croatia, Zlatna dionica, INNOVACAMP, Croatia’s Best Campsite and many others. The company’s commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of services is also recognized by Valamar’s guests, so that as many as 93% of guests rate Valamar’s employees as “excellent” and “incredible”.Euromoney magazine has been published since 1969 as a publication by Euromoney Institutional Investor, one of the world’s largest publishers of specialist publications in the field of finance.last_img read more

ACI marinas achieved a significant increase in revenue

first_imgAccording to financial indicators, the Company ACI dd in the first 9 months of 2017 generated total revenues in the amount of HRK 165,1 million, and revenues are at the same level as last year. Expenditures are also at the same level compared to the observed period last year and amount to HRK 131,7 million.The events that had a significant impact on business in the first 9 months of 2017 relate to the complete reconstruction of the ACI marina Rovinj and the construction of a travel elevator pool in the ACI marina Dubrovnik, point out the ACI, adding that given the fact that average revenues marinas Rovinj in recent years have been at a level of approx. HRK 11 million, it can be said that during 2017, other ACI system marinas achieved a significant increase in revenues and thus fully compensated for the absence of the mentioned revenues of the ACI marina Rovinj.Operating revenues (revenues from nautical activities – annual, monthly, daily berths, leases and other services to boaters) were realized in the total amount of HRK 156,4 million, of which revenues from annual berths amounted to HRK 70 million (decrease of 3%), revenues from daily (transit) connections amount to HRK 53,5 million (increase of 5%), while revenues from monthly connections amount to HRK 8,6 million (increase of 16%). Revenue from leases and ancillary activities amounts to HRK 12,6 million (an increase of 11%) while revenues from other services to boaters amount to HRK 9,8 million (an increase of 5%).According to the type of service, on the annual berth in ACI marinas on 30.09.2017. There were 3.427 vessels (decrease of 2%), a total of 98.827 ships of days in transit (decrease of 4%), and a monthly increase of 24% in months. “Based on data on physical indicators, 1% more boat days were achieved compared to the same period last year. Since ACI marina Rovinj in 2016 carried 8,8% of ship days, it is clear that physical indicators indicate growth compared to comparable period. ” stand out from the ACI marina.During 2017, ACI dd continued to make significant investments in marinas within the system, all with the aim of raising the quality of service provision.ACI marina Rovinj – investment of 160 million kunaThe most significant investment project in 2017 is the complete reconstruction of the ACI marina Rovinj, which is planned to be completed in 2018, when the renovated marina should start operating.ACI marina Rovinj, which is currently undergoing a complete reconstruction in the land and sea. The project is worth 160 million kuna and after the completion of the works will represent a significant step forward in the standards of nautical tourism in Croatia. In the sea part, the reconstruction envisages the division of the waters into two “basins”, one of which will be partly used for charter and transit vessels of smaller dimensions during the summer period. The new marina will have a capacity of 196 berths on which it will be able to accommodate ships with an average length of 17 meters, instead of the current 11 meters. Yachts up to 35 meters long will be able to be accepted for the annual berth, and in transit larger vessels for which a dozen berths will be provided.Other significant investments during the first nine months of 2017 include the construction of a travel elevator pool that was put into operation during the season, and a newly renovated golf course in the ACI marina Dubrovnik, the reconstruction of concrete piers and electricity in the ACI marina Vodice, reconstruction of pedestrian areas and indoor terraces of the restaurant in the ACI marina Umag and the reconstruction of the reception in the ACI marina Milna. “Based on all the above indicators, it can be said that the 2017 season was extremely successful for ACI dd ”conclude from the ACI marina.Related news:FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY IN CROATIA, 100 MILLION NIGHTS WERE ACHIEVEDlast_img read more

Open tender for the arrangement of forest educational trails and lookouts

first_imgAs of today, June 1, 2018, applications for the tender for the type of operation 8.5.2 “Establishment and arrangement of educational trails, lookouts and other minor infrastructure” from measure 8 “Investments in the development of forest areas and improving forest sustainability”, submeasure 8.5 “Support for investments in improving the resilience and environmental value of forest ecosystems”.The purpose of the tender is to allocate funds to projects that will make the recreational, tourist and health functions of forests available (eg construction of educational trails, small recreational facilities, installation of signalization, information boards, shelters, lookouts, etc.) for public purposes.The total amount of available public support funds in this tender is HRK 30.000.000,00Eligible beneficiaries are forest owners, associations of forest owners / forest owners, companies and other legal entities that have public authority and management of forests and forest lands owned by the Republic of Croatia, civil society associations whose field of activity is focused on environmental and nature protection and other legal persons who have public authority under the law, and whose field of activity is focused on the protection of the environment and nature.Eligible investments include works and services related to the establishment and arrangement of paths, rest areas, lookouts, stairs, ladders, canopies, educational and information boards, signposts and the like. The lowest value of support is 5.000 euros, and the highest is 100.000 euros with an aid intensity of up to 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.”In the last tender, 25 beneficiaries applied for projects for which a total of HRK 9,1 million was approved. There are now 30 million available, and I believe there are many more ideas and good stories. Educational trails, lookouts and other forest infrastructure enrich the excursion, recreational and tourist offer of our forests and teach new generations how to properly manage one of the greatest natural treasures we have.. ”Said the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolušić.Applications for support can be filled out and submitted in AGRONET from June 1, 2018 from 12:00 to August 2, 2018 until 12:00. Read more about the competition here.last_img read more

CBS: Double-digit increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in October

first_imgIn October 2018, more than 963 thousand tourist arrivals and 2,8 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to October 2017, there were 13,3% more arrivals and 12,4% more overnight stays.Domestic tourists realized 166 thousand arrivals and 344 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 15,7% and an increase of overnight stays by 13,7% compared to November 2017. Foreign tourists realized 798 thousand arrivals and 2,5 million overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 12,8% and an increase in overnight stays by 12,2% compared to the same period last year.Most tourist nights from Germany and the United KingdomThe highest number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in October 2018 was realized by tourists from Germany, 697 thousand overnight stays (28,1% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from the United Kingdom, with 283 thousand overnight stays by tourists (11,4% of the total number of overnight stays). overnight stays of foreign tourists). Compared to October 2017, tourists from Germany increased their overnight stays by 16,3%, and tourists from the United Kingdom increased their overnight stays by 15,3%.This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (7,8%), Slovenia (4,7%), USA (4,6%) and France (3,5%).Source: CBSDubrovnik is the first in terms of the number of realized tourist nightsDubrovnik realized the highest number of tourist nights in October 2018, 362 thousand overnight stays, which is 12,8% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to October 2017, there were 9,5% more arrivals and 7,0% more overnight stays in Dubrovnik.The highest number of overnight stays in Dubrovnik was realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, 92 thousand overnight stays, which is 26,2% of the total number of overnight stays by foreign tourists. This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from the USA (10,8%), Germany (9,2%) and France (5,6%).Most arrivals and overnight stays were realized in hotelsIn October 2018, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in hotels, 1,7 million overnight stays, which is 59,0% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to October 2017, hotels recorded an increase in arrivals by 11,4% and an increase in overnight stays by 10,3%. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation available the most roomsIn October 2018, tourists had at their disposal 173 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with a total of 427 thousand permanent beds.In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were a total of 69 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 39,7% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 140 thousand permanent beds (which is 32,8% of the total number of available permanent beds). ). The average occupancy of rooms was 54,6%, and permanent beds 47,8%.Source: CBSTourists aged 65 and over realized the most overnight staysIn October 2018, tourists in the age group of 65 and over realized the most overnight stays, 689 thousand overnight stays, which is 24,4% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 55 to 64 years, 564 thousand overnight stays, which is 20,0% of the total overnight stays.In the first ten months an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight staysIn the first ten months of 2018, tourists realized 17,9 million arrivals and 88,1 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase in arrivals by 6,8% and an increase in overnight stays by 3,8% compared to the same period in 2017.In the first ten months, domestic tourists realized 1,8 million arrivals and almost 6,0 million overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 10,1% and an increase in overnight stays by 8,1% compared to the same period in 2017.Foreign tourists realized 16,2 million arrivals and 82,2 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 6,4% in arrivals and an increase of 3,5% of overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (24,2%), Slovenia (8,7%), Austria (8,4%), Poland (7,3%), Czech Republic (6,2%) and Italy 6,0%).last_img read more