Invitation to users of island cards to submit applications for new ones

first_imgSource: Coastal Shipping Agency In order for users to continue to exercise their rights, they need to apply for the issuance of new island cards at post offices. The new cards will be reissued for a period of 5 years. Also, users are reminded that, if they have an active account with the shipping company Jadrolinija (so-called prepaid), when taking over a new island card, they must inform the shipowner about the new card and serial number in order to connect the opened account with the newly created island card. The shipper’s contact is prepaid@jadrolinija.hr. It is pointed out that after submitting applications for the issuance of an island card, users will be able to buy tickets for preferential transport with the old active island card until the application for a new island card is processed through the system. For the issuance of a new island identity card for a person, the user must pay 65 kuna, or for a vehicle and vignette card 80 kuna, to the state budget. After the request is processed, until the delivery of the new card to the post office, the privileged tickets will be purchased with a confirmation of the submitted request issued by Hrvatska Pošta upon receipt of the request. The Coastal Shipping Agency informs islanders that the first island cards for privileged transport of persons and vehicles will expire in October this year. Users can submit new applications no earlier than 90 days before the expiration of the existing island card. The date until which the island card is valid is indicated on the body of the card. The confirmation of the submitted request becomes valid after the fifth day from the day of submitting the request. A list of post offices where users can submit their island card applications can be found HERE. Applications will be delivered to the post office where it was submitted within three weeks. Users are required to pick up the received island card at the post office. For all information, users can contact the Coastal Shipping Agency at the contact numbers 021 / 329-371 and 021 / 329-372 or by e-mail at info@agencija-zolpp.hr. Users are invited to submit applications on time, ie no later than one week before the expiration of the existing card, so as not to be left without the possibility of exercising the right to preferential transport.last_img read more

Why are many European airlines failing?

first_imgA fairly large number of European airlines have declined significantly in recent weeks due to the financial efforts of a number of small airlines, Skift reports. Bizarrely, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire concluded that the financial aid, which low-budget carrier Norwegian received from the state, was actually to blame for the company’s collapse. The company denies that they ever received funds from the government. Norwegian has not yet recovered and asked the company in September for more time to pay off the $ 380 million debt. Partly thanks to the European Union and its airline liberalization program, IAG, Lufthansa and Air France-KLM are competing across the continent with low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and EasyJet. Since the beginning of the millennium, the largest airlines have gradually transformed into larger multi-brand airlines. In 2018, the seven largest European airlines accounted for 55 percent of the market, while in North America that figure was 82 percent. French Aigle Azur has closed its business after a long struggle to find a new buyer. The carrier, which specializes in routes between France and Algeria, filed for bankruptcy in early September. “European airlines are currently facing major challenges as winter approaches”, Said Jay Shabat, senior analyst at Skift Airline Weekly. “One challenge is the strengthening of the dollar, which increases costs, and the other is the weakening of the European economy, which reduces revenues. For airlines with weaker balance sheets, these challenges are fatal.” However, this is slowly but surely changing and although there are individual causes of each airline’s problems – for example, the Thomas Cook Group’s debt – there are other, more general factors.center_img Source / photo: Shift; Pixabay “I think a lot of what we see relates to investor confidence. Flybe’s early failure in the first half of the year, the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, the constant noise around Norwegian, the failures of South African Airways in Europe, all these factors make the market turbulentSaid John Grant, a partner at Midas Aviation. “There are many factors that create this nervousness – market uncertainty due to Brexit, the strengthening of the US dollar and the cost of operations relative to revenue, among other things.” The European economy is concerned about the most recent data on GDP growth rates showing declines in Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as stagnation in Italy. Since the beginning of September, Aigle Azur, XL Airways, Adria Airways and Thomas Cook have either ceased operations or suspended flights, which is the best indicator that market conditions have deteriorated across the continent. Slovenian Adria Airways reduced the number of its flights in the hope of finding new investors, but they also had to initiate bankruptcy proceedings. The airline is owned by the German company 4K Invest. Another carrier, XL Airways, announced on Monday (September 30th) that it will suspend operations until October 3rd.due to financial difficulties”.last_img read more

How to round out a story in a small family hotel?

first_imgAnd that is the whole philosophy of successful tourism. So simple, and so original. Every tourist wants food that you have produced yourself, home-grown eggs for breakfast, fresh fish from the sea from which he himself has just emerged. And he is willing to pay more for that, because a product like this has that added value that can also be charged. Photo: FB Villa Margareta When you ask in a restaurant what dinner is for, the answer is – what we caught this morning. And it is an answer that brings a smile to every guest’s face. Villa Margaret, owned by the Sabalja family, is an example of a complete tourist product, which tourists always come back to and talk about. The third generation of families, who have dedicated their lives to tourism, have a small family hotel that feeds on products from their garden and fish caught directly from the sea. Namely, fish for the needs of hotel guests arrives fresh every morning in the hotel kitchen. The story is so simple and guarantees success and this hotel has no problems with guests because their guests, who are mostly from the area of ​​Austria, actually always come back to them. And this is how successful entrepreneurial tourism stories are created. The two sons and daughter who run a hotel in tourism today have grown up, learned from their father and went through all the stages of hotel business. Today, their children are also learning and living tourism and the story continues. The fish that the father, who today leaves the running of the hotel and family business to his two sons and daughter, still goes fishing every morning from the sea arrives at the table within a few hours. We caught this head of the family one morning just as he was bringing a fresh catch for the guests of the family hotel. A small family hotel on the island of Krk in Porat near Malinska has a formula for success in tourism, which I personally believe is the only possible winning combination. This family has a complete cycle, and their guests are happy to visit the garden a few hundred meters away and pick their own vegetables for lunch, and the children are especially delighted with the popcorn whose eggs are breakfast every morning at this hotel and their yellow cake is not because of the top food coloring than because of real homemade eggs. A story that has all the prerequisites to be successful for the next few generations.last_img read more

Air Baltic connects Lithuania and Dubrovnik

first_imgLast year, 47 Lithuanian tourists visited Croatia, spending 186 nights. / / / DUBROVNIK AND RIJEKA CONNECTED WITH THE CAPITAL OF LITHUANIA BY DIRECT AIRLINE On December 10, 2019 in Vilnius, Air Baltik officially presented to representatives of Lithuanian travel and travel agencies and the media new direct, seasonal flights from Vilnius to five new European destinations in 2020, including two destinations in Croatia: Rijeka and Dubrovnik (in cooperation with the Embassy), and the promotion of the announced flights was held at the largest Lithuanian and Baltic regional tourism fair Adventur 2020, on January 25, 2020 with the participation of the Embassy and the Tourist Board of Rijeka and Kvarner Tourist Board.  Sales and Marketing Director of the largest Baltic regional airline Air Baltic for Lithuania Yevgeny Kozyrev reported today that Air Baltic will open and maintain seasonal direct flights between Vilnius and Dubrovnik, starting on July 6, 2020.  The Covid19 epidemic, of course, disrupted all plans and announcements, but it is positive that the line is still being established, although for now only for Dubrovnik.last_img read more

Poland has banned flights from 46 countries, including Croatia

first_imgSLOVAKIA PUT CROATIA ON RED AND NETHERLANDS ON ORANGE Also, yesterday Slovakia announced that it had put Croatia on the red list, while the Netherlands had put us on the orange list. More attached. Poland has banned flights from 02 countries since September 46, and Croatia is among those affected, according to a draft law released on Thursday. Reuters. Photo Zagreb Airport The decision is part of targeted measures by the Polish government, which this time is trying to curb the virus without complete quarantine.last_img

Korcula has published a public call for participation in the working group for the development of cycling / hiking tourism

first_imgPhoto: Korcula Tourist Board Applications are accepted until September 29, 2020 at the e-mail address: info@visitkorcula.eu The Korčula Tourist Board invites you to fill in the attached application form to express your interest in participating in the working group for the development of cycling / hiking tourism The Tourist Board of the City of Korčula invites all interested natural and legal persons (tourist agencies, accommodation facilities, restaurants, sports facilities, sports associations, etc.) from the City of Korčula to express interest in participating in the working group for the development of cycling / hiking tourism. – The aim of the action plan is to harmonize the activities of the main stakeholders relevant to the development of cycling / hiking tourism in the City of Korcula in achieving the vision, strategic goals, strategic priorities and measures defined by the Tourism Development Strategy of the City of Korcula, points out Hana Turudić, director of the Korčula Tourist Board. Determining the current situationDevelopment of an action plan for the development of infrastructure, services and promotion of cycling / hiking tourismStakeholder coordinationImplementation of the action planMonitoring implementation and reporting on progress With the aim of developing sustainable tourism in the City of Korcula, in accordance with the Tourism Development Strategy of the City of Korcula (2017-2022) and the Work Program of the Tourist Board of Korcula for 2020, the appointment of a working group and defining priority measures of the action plan such as: Side dish: APPLICATION FORM So logical and natural, and yet unexpected and rare. Well done to the Korcula Tourist Board for open access and a public invitation for everyone to get involved in the development of the destination. This is exactly what we miss the most – synergies and communication on the ground. Such an important synergy of the public and private sectors, as in the destinations themselves, we cannot move forward without it. Tango always requires two, and the first step has just been made by the Korcula Tourist Board. last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, August 8

first_imgBe ready to farm the old-fashioned wayThe Ogallala aquifer in the Great Plains area of the United States, which is used for irrigation for a large percentage of America’s crops, is expected to dry up within the next century.Many blame excessive meat consumption on this problem, and it’s not expected to end any time soon.It’s claimed we’re running out of sand and gravel. China has used up a huge amount of sand in the past decade.Farmers are struggling today and have been for decades now. But if either of these causes a major crisis (along with the many other problems), you’re going to have to farm by hand again. It’s part of our past and will be part of our future. For any human who cares about our future, I’d say learn about farming by hand. You can start tomorrow.Colin YunickCharltonMetroplex zombie deal raises red flagsThe Gazette’s “Your Niskayuna” of Aug. 2-8 reports, “Niskayuna could get help from Metroplex to deal with “zombie’ houses.” The accompanying story makes it clear Metroplex wants the Town Board to vote on Aug. 27 to allow Metroplex to conduct business anywhere in the town, which it cannot do now.But nowhere is Ray Gillen, chair of Metroplex, cited as saying Metroplex funds would be committed to addressing zombie houses in the town, only that it could provide such funding.The new authority Metroplex is seeking to operate anywhere in the town of Niskayuna is authority it already has in the city of Schenectady, where its direct funding for the removal of zombie houses can only be described as modest. Is Niskayuna being offered a pig in a poke?Elmer F. BertschNiskayunaNonprofits provide invaluable servicesRecently the state comptroller released a report on the role and value of nonprofit organizations in New York.Comptroller Tom DiNapoli stated nonprofit organizations, large and small, provide a multitude of essential services on behalf of the state, county and other governmental entities, including health care, social welfare, care for the disabled, education and more.Nonprofits provide over 1.4 million jobs and comprised nearly 18 percent of private employment in the state as of 2017. Wages for these workers totaled just over $78 billion. From 2007 through 2017, non-profits added more than 175,000 jobs in New York, a gain of 14 percent. Today, over 400 Northern Rivers Family of Services staff work in Schenectady County providing educational, early head start, family services, counseling, foster care and mental health services to over 4000 families, children and youth. We depend on trained staff to support our clients.We will continue to serve our communities and their residents and look forward to being a vital part of the safety net for families, adults and children.William GettmanAlbanyThe writer is CEO of Northern Rivers Family of Services.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTurn in guns to build the wallAll the God-fearing, gun-toting folks attending vigils for slain victims of gun violence, instead of burning candles, floating balloons, tying ribbons and offering thoughts and prayers after the fact, bring your guns and deposit them in recycling bins. The guns can be melted down and formed into fencing being erected at our southern border. The tremendous, tallest, biggest, most beautiful southern border wall is being constructed as we speak. Just saying.Chris MooreGreenville, S.C.The writer is a former resident of Glenville. Root out causes of hate and violenceWe must find the causes of hate and violence. My heart is heavy for those who lost their lives in recent shootings. Our society needs to teach the golden rule “Do onto others as you would have them do unto you.” When respect for life and property was taught through the Ten Commandments, we didn’t have this violence.A society cannot allow a newborn infant to be left to die and then say a life taken by other means is wrong. What is driving these young men to be so filled with hate and rage? Violent video games and radical ideas online are factors that must be addressed along with mental illness.Arlene Shako Schoharielast_img read more

Notebook Grinning like a well-fed cat

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Niche market

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Roberts frees Bourne End of market reins

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