August 14, 2009CDC reports 41 more US flu deathsThe number of novel H1N1 deaths in the United States has risen to 477, up from 436 last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in its weekly update. Hospitalizations rose to 7,511, up from 6,506. Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, with the CDC’s Influenza Division, said during a teleconference today that flu continues to decline, with widespread activity reported in four states. Officials are looking into reports of increased flu activity in Florida and North Carolina.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htmAug 14 CDC novel flu situation updateHong Kong reports second Tamiflu-resistant caseHealth officials in Hong Kong today announced the detection of a second case of flu resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). They found the virus in a 40-year-old woman who is a resident of a home for disabled people. She was prescribed the drug prophylactically after other residents of the home became ill. She developed flu-like symptoms about a week later. The Tamiflu-resistant strain wasn’t found in any other of the 20 novel flu cases at the home.Researchers suggest osteoporosis drugs may have antiviral benefitsResearchers from Hong Kong have found that two osteoporosis drugs, pamidronate and zoledronate, might have potential as treatment for influenza, including the novel H1N1 and the H5N1 viruses, Reuters reported today. They found that the two drugs triggered yd-T cells that killed flu-infected human cells. The next steps are to test the drugs in animals and conduct clinical trials in humans. The findings were released by the University of Hong Kong, Xinhua reported today.http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSHKG233114Aug 14 Reuters storyMassachusetts deputizes more healthcare workers to give vaccineThe Massachusetts Public Health Council on Aug 12 voted to enable such healthcare professionals as dentists, pharmacists, and paramedics to administer the novel flu vaccine in this fall’s vaccination campaigns, the Boston Globe reported yesterday. The move would open the possibility of volunteering to about 12,000 additional workers. The regulators also directed hospitals and clinics to provide vaccine to all their workers, although the workers will not be forced to receive the vaccine.http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/08/13/state_asks_volunteers_to_aid_flu_vaccinations/?s_campaign=8315Aug 13 Boston Globe storyUK releases vaccine priority planGovernment officials in the United Kingdom released details of the country’s pandemic H1N1 vaccination priority plan today, which places pregnant women, healthcare workers, and people aged 6 months to 65 years with underlying chronic medical conditions first in line to get the vaccine, reported the Guardian, a British newspaper. The plan also prioritizes people who live in households that include individuals with certain underlying conditions, such as cancer or immune system compromise.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/13/uk-swine-flu-cases-fallAug 14 Guardian story
The camp benchmarking project continues and is slowly but surely joined by an increasing number of camps.We bring you an interesting research Benchmarking of Croatian camps for the Croatian Camping Association (KUH) conducted from month to month by the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management from Opatija. A total of 30 campsites are participating in the Benchmarking project from which relevant data such as camp occupancy, utilization rate, revenue per night, average length of stay and many others can be extracted.Otherwise, Benchmarking is the process of measuring and comparing a company’s operations, products and services with the best, either within the company’s area of operation or outside it. Benchmarking is a process based on comparing one’s own dimensions (processes, products, costs, etc.) with a company that deserves to be a measure of value.”Camps that have not yet joined are invited to join immediately in order to gain additional representativeness and accuracy of the data and further raise the quality of the results.” stand out from KUH. Otherwise, from the opening until 11.7.2017. The camps realized 6.167.121 overnight stays, ie an increase in the number of overnight stays compared to last year of + 23,31%.Below, by clicking on the link, you can download the benchmarking reports of the camps for the 5th and 4th month.Download the report “Camping benchmarking – 4/2017.”Download the report “Camping benchmarking – 5/2017.Related news:ADRIANO PALMAN, KUH: WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THE NEWLY CREATED CATEGORY “CAMP RESORT – ROBINSON ACCOMMODATION”KUH EXECUTIVE BOARD HELD MEETING WITH MINISTER OF TOURISM
At the 8th session of the City Council of the City of Šibenik, the Decision on amending the Decision on Communal Order was adopted.The adopted Decision included a ban on the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public areas, which are not leased to perform catering activities. So, in all public areas, and the fines for drinking alcohol in public city areas will be one hundred euros.Pursuant to the prohibition, this Decision creates a legal framework for the conduct of communal wardens and police officers in maintaining public order and peace. This initiative was initiated by the Šibenik Police Administration in order to prevent behaviors contrary to public order and peace.The decision shall enter into force on the eighth day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the City of Šibenik.Such and similar decisions should be made before the summer season Decisions that directly affect tourists, the destination and all tourism workers, such as raising ticket prices for museums, and thus the said Decision, must be made a year in advance or at least announced so that everyone in the destination can prepare.So with the Decision on the ban on alcohol consumption in Šibenik, which mostly refers to young tourists who come to the city for various festivals. Certainly, in accordance with the Decision, information boards / signs had to be placed in the city so that everyone could get acquainted with the new Decision, as well as inform the passengers of the agency, hotels and all renters.This can lead to unnecessary inconvenience due to lack of information. It would certainly be good for everyone to inform their guests about the ban on alcohol consumption in public areas.
The Ministry of Tourism has again prepared a survey of investments in the tourism sector for next year. The survey covered all counties and tourism companies that submitted data on the announced investments for next year. According to the submitted data, in 2019, around one billion and 50 million euros will be invested in Croatian tourism, while investments according to the same survey in 2018 amounted to 940 million euros. The companies will invest around 626 million euros in their tourism projects, while the public sector, ie counties and cities and municipalities from their area will invest 425 million euros. The announced investments in the private sector include investments in hotels, camps, nautical and other types of accommodation facilities, facilities and attractions.As a tourist destination, Croatia achieves better tourist results every year, and what makes us especially happy is that in addition to revenue growth, we are also recording continuous trends in investment growth, said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, adding: “Croatia is recognized as one of the most promising countries for investment in tourism, which is best confirmed by the positive trends in investment over the past few years. In the last two years alone, we have seen a 40 percent increase in investments, and one billion and 50 million euros of investments in tourism have been announced for next year.. “According to the data on investments from the survey of the Ministry of Tourism, the largest number of investments, ie the largest amount of total investments is planned in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with a total of 203 million euros of investments, Split-Dalmatia with 197 million euros of investments and Istria with 175 million euros of investments. to invest 355 million euros in continental counties including the city of Zagreb.Furthermore, related to newly registered accommodation facilities in 2018, according to data from the eVisitor system in January 2018, a total of 1.126 hotels with a total capacity of 169.000 beds were registered, while at the beginning of November 1.168 hotels with a total number of beds of 172.000 were registered. When it comes to campsites, according to data from eVisitor, in January 2018, 467 campsites were registered, while at the beginning of November 2018, 496 campsites were registered. The number of hostels in the same period during January was 324 with 16.000 beds while 350 hostels with 18.000 beds were registered in early October. In total, at the beginning of January 2018, there were 105.000 registered facilities in commercial accommodation with one million and 81 thousand beds, while at the beginning of November, 117.000 facilities with one million and 154 thousand beds in commercial accommodation were registered.
The director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, emphasizes that these results are excellent indicators for Ferragosto, the period when the largest number of Italian tourists stay in Croatian destinations. “The majority of tourist traffic from the Italian market is yet to follow, which is confirmed by the announcements for August and the first half of September by key partners, tour operators and agencies. It is the result of a continuous and proactive promotional strategy that includes numerous marketing and PR campaigns, but also excellent cooperation with Italian partners. “, said director Staničić, adding that the improving transport connections between Italy and Croatia are a stimulating factor for further growth of tourist traffic from this market. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ON ISSUING MARKETS IN 2019 “We have carried out key promotional activities on the Italian market, which is evident from the results achieved, but also from the numerous positive announcements that certainly contribute to creating a positive image and recognition of Croatia in this important market. Traditionally, Italians travel the most in August, and their favorite foreign destinations are Greece, Spain and Croatia, where they most often travel to Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, but they are increasingly discovering the continental part of our country, especially Zagreb, ” Viviana Vukelic, Director of the CNTB Representation in Italy, emphasized. Italy has traditionally been one of the most important emitting markets for the Croatian tourism sector. Italians usually travel by car, almost 60 percent, then by plane, 20 percent, followed by train, bus and boat. Regarding travel reservations, about 56 percent of Italians book their trips directly, 37 percent do not book at all, while about 7 percent of them book their trips through an agency. Photo: HTZ LIST OF DIRECT AIR CONNECTIONS FROM 19 ISSUING MARKETS Specialized magazine “Caravan and CamperHe dedicated his cover Korcula calling it timeless, while the cover of the popular magazine “Swallow“Beautiful Vrbnik on the island of Krk, respectively Hvar lavender fields i Makarska riviera which adorns the cover of the magazine “Bell’Europa“. In the June issue of the specialized sailing magazine “The Vela Day“A detailed report on sailing about Croatia was published, bringing a series of information on where to sail in Croatia, in which waves to rest, which destinations to visit on the islands and the coast, and all of the above is illustrated with photographs of Kornati found on the cover, they conclude from the CNTB. Positive results were also achieved in July, during which Italian tourists made 209 thousand arrivals and 1,1 million overnight stays, which compared to July last year represents an increase of 1,5 percent in arrivals and 3 percent in overnight stays. From accommodation in Croatia, they prefer household facilities and hotels, while from the tourist offer they appreciate top gastronomy, natural beauty, nautical, and in the off-season especially health tourism. On the eve of the main tourist season, the Italian media mostly wrote about the Croatian islands and the coast, summer festivals, locations where the popular series was filmed. “Game of Thrones”, national parks, beautiful beaches, and detailed reports on travel on motorcycles and campers, according to the CNTB. In the previous part of the year, there were 579 thousand arrivals and 2,3 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents an increase of 1,3 percent in arrivals and 2,4 percent in overnight stays. ATTACHMENTS: Market profile, holiday schedule in Italy and list of direct airlines from Italy
Holders of Hvar tourism so far have been tourists from the USA and Great Britain, who accounted for 65% of all overnight stays, and it is impossible to close so many holes in a few months. In the period from 1 January to 31 July, 113 arrivals were recorded in Dubrovnik, or only 912% of last year’s tourist traffic and 14 overnight stays, also 347% of last year’s tourist traffic in the same period. From January 848 to July 14, 01, there were 31 arrivals on Hvar or 2020% compared to last year, while with 19.924 realized overnight stays it was at the level of 17,28%. Of course, this is an opportunity to reset a new tourist paradigm, both in Croatia as a whole and in individual destinations. We need to be ready for quick decisions and quick transformation, and there is a need for synergy in the tourism sector. Those who turn to market development will certainly benefit, as always. Although in Dubrovnik and Hvar this season the prices in all accommodation capacities, as well as in the destination in general, the prices are much lower than usual, in accordance with the current situation, due to dislocation, still did not trigger a big motive for coming. Dubrovnik and Hvar are among the two most affected tourist destinations in Croatia. And this is best shown by the data from eVisitor. This is supported by the traffic of the three busiest airports in Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. In the first seven months of 2019, the three mentioned airports had a traffic of 5.299.919 passengers, while this year the number is significantly lower, just over one million. From January to the end of July, Dubrovnik Airport generated 146.159 traffic, while Split Airport generated 280.189 passengers. The airports are increasingly connected to the rest of Europe, and the British market is expected to do the most. Photo: Pixabay.com Dubrovnik and Hvar are among the two most affected tourist destinations in Croatia. There is no philosophy or space for populism, the thing is very simple. These are the destinations that depend most on air traffic, most guests this year came from the American and British markets, and with poor transport links and a combination of more luxurious destinations, it is clear to everyone that current tourism results are not the product of poor promotion. . On the other hand, optimism has awakened on the island of Hvar, in spite of everything. Thus, 16.602 arrivals were recorded in July, which is at the level of 31,73% compared to last year, and 91.073 overnight stays or 44,99% compared to 2019. Of course, the numbers are not for opening champagne, especially on Hvar, but still cheerful and hopeful. “According to the first estimates from March, when we hoped to realize 30 percent of last year’s tourist traffic, the current figures show that in the city of Hvar in the challenging year 2020, tourist dreams are still coming true.”Points out Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board. People are already or will certainly accept the narrative “new normal” i.e. accept the fact that we have to live with the coronavirus. Life, economy and thus tourism must go further, of course with the observance of all epidemiological measures. So a much better season and a more stable tourist season is expected from next season. On Hvar, they put a promotional focus on the markets of Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and intensified the promotion towards the British market. “Currently, the most numerous guests are from Germany, Slovenia and Poland, while we have the largest increase from the Czech Republic, which is the result of an excellent promotional campaign that we conducted in European markets. In August, we expect an increase in overnight stays from 10 to 15 percent, primarily due to the arrival of air guests from traditional Hvar tourist markets (UK and Scandinavia), which instills optimism in this year’s tourist season. says Razović. “In the best predictions for this tourist season, we “dream” of 30 percent of last year’s traffic”Said Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board at the beginning of April this year, when asked about the expectations for this tourist season. Although shocking, but on the other hand quite realistic for all the above reasons. According to the eVisitor tourist check-in and check-out system, 01 tourists stayed in Dubrovnik on August 9, which is 214% of the tourist traffic compared to the same date last year. On the same date, Dubrovnik recorded 35 arrivals, which is 3% of tourist traffic compared to August 283, 43. The announced flights from Great Britain, and marketing cooperation with the British tour operator are expected to increase the arrival of foreign guests and increase the number of nights on the island of Hvar. So that August and September, could still boost the statistics and thus generate spending to survive until next year. Although it is difficult to predict, if the situation does not escalate in Europe and thus in Croatia, which should not except through occasional small jumps in new cases, and whether to find a cure or vaccine for covdi19 (which we all of course hope for positive news) the next tourist years will certainly be much better and better in statistical figures.
The criteria according to which the park is included in the World Heritage List correspond to the criteria, which describe the area containing incomparable natural phenomena or areas of outstanding natural beauty, the criteria are areas that represent outstanding examples of important stages in the country’s history, including life records and significant shaping geological formations, or which have significant geomorphological features; and by criterion (ix) areas that are outstanding examples of a significant continuous ecological and biological process in the evolution and development of terrestrial, freshwater coastal and marine ecosystems and plant and animal groups. Also, the Plitvice Lakes National Park invites visitors to buy tickets online, and they also offered promotional prices in their accommodation facilities. So the bed and breakfast in a standard double room at the Hotel Lake amounts to from 294,00 kn per person, which is more than great value for money. Thus, from October 26 to December 31, the prices of one-day tickets will be HRK 80,00 for an adult, HRK 50 for students and HRK 35,00 for children (7-18 years). Also, in the same period, the prices of two-day tickets will be 120,00 kn for an adult, 70,00 kn for students and 60,00 kn for children (7-18 years). UNESCO DAY OF PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK In geological terms, Plitvice Lakes are divided into Upper Lakes located on a dolomite base and Lower Lakes located in a limestone canyon. The invaluable natural values of the Park area and its exceptional beauty go beyond national boundaries, which was confirmed on October 26, 1979 when the Plitvice Lakes National Park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List, including 53 sites from around the world. Thus, Plitvice Lakes become a natural asset of all peoples of the world, under the protection of UNESCO. According to currently available data from the UNESCO website, 1121 properties have been recorded on the World Heritage List, of which 213 are natural. As they point out from the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the team of chefs from the Lika House has prepared new gastronomic offers for the autumn and winter seasons. Thus, visitors to the National Park will have the opportunity to order dishes such as traditional soup with lamb, potatoes and vegetables, tortellini stuffed with cottage cheese (handmade tortellini with pumpkin cream, arugula pesto, fried pumpkin seeds, sauteed mushrooms, ripe cow cheese) and many others . An important element of every tourist destination, which is so neglected. Also, from the Plitvice Lakes National Park, they have prepared a new gastronomic offer in their restaurants. By the way, in all facilities under NP PJ you can taste traditional Lika dishes, and the National Park cooperates with small family farms, as well as local producers gathered in the Lika Quality system, which consists of 57 producers with 160 products. Cover photo: Plitvice Lakes National Park / Author: Vedran Božičević Today, October 26, 2020, Plitvice Lakes National Park marks the 41st anniversary of its inclusion on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List. “There are waters, lakes, waterfalls and forests elsewhere – and yet Plitvice Lakes are on only one for the whole world! ” (Ivo Pevalek, 1958) Photo: NP Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes were declared a national park on April 8, 1949. This is certainly an opportunity for travel agencies to make interesting arrangements, and not one-day, but at least weekend trips, in order to offer a much broader tourist story of Lika. Anyone can come for a day to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, without the need for travel agency services. However, if the guest is offered a weekend experience in Lika, that’s something else. The continuous tempering process that creates travertine barriers is part of a unique universal value (OUV Outstanding universal value) due to which Plitvice Lakes became a World Natural Heritage Site. The area of the national park is one of the most impressive karst units in the world with specific geological, geomorphological and hydrological features. Although the water surfaces of the Park occupy less than 1% of its surface, Plitvice Lakes are the most recognizable and most striking towards waterfalls and lakes. Plitvice Lakes National Park lowered the prices of their tickets by the end of the year. Otherwise, Lika is slowly but surely developing from year to year, and thus offers a wide range of activities and facilities, from canoeing on the river Gacko, sleeping in tree houses, Deer Valley, House of Velebit, buggy rides, horseback riding tours, top Lika gastronomy, cheese roads, etc.… Also, if you are targeting Zagreb, you can offer a full day trip to Karlovac and the surrounding area. From the phenomenal freshwater aquarium Aquatika to the new beer tour in the city of beer, which is on your way to Lika. Opportunities are all around us. “Plitvice Lakes National Park is special in every season, and autumn has a special magic, so we invite everyone to discover it, surrounded by the colors and scents of forests and the sounds of waterfalls.”Point out from the Plitvice Lakes National Park.