UberBOAT available today in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik

first_imgThe world premiere of the UberBOAT service, which will be available during the summer months in Croatia, was officially presented in Split today. Through Uber’s application, users will be able to order a speedboat for transfers from the coast to the island, as well as for half-day and full-day excursions in just a few strokes on the smartphone screen in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. The goal of the service is to provide all users with a unique, reliable and safe transfer at sea with the experience of ordering speedboats on request.UberBOAT has already been announced by numerous influential media outlets such as the American magazine Architectural Digest, the British Independent and Metro, the German Bild, the influential portal Welt and many others. The new Uber service was also recognized by the American Thrillist, whose video about UberBOAT was watched by as many as 2,7 million people and collected more than 19 comments, which certainly brought us a lot of free advertising, ie our tourism.”We want to provide users as well as many foreign and domestic tourists in Croatia with a reliable and simple service. By launching the UberBOAT service, our goal is to provide a new way of exploring and traveling along the Croatian coast, which will significantly contribute to the development of Croatian tourism. In addition, I’m excited to launch the service just at a time when Uber has globally crossed as many as 5 billion rides, an increase of 3 billion in the last 11 months. It shows how much customers want our services, and it is a motive for us to continuously work on new, innovative solutions”, Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.UberBOAT is offered through two separate services, transfer from the mainland to the island or vice versa, and as a half-day or full-day adventure. The price of a transfer from Split to Hvar (or vice versa) on a speedboat for up to eight passengers is 2600 HRK, while the price of a larger XL speedboat that can accommodate up to 12 passengers is 3300 HRK. In addition to transfers, users can rent a speedboat for a half-day or full-day adventure to nearby islands, the price of which depends on the miles traveled and the duration of the adventure.Users can determine their own travel plan or organize an adventure according to the suggested most popular excursions, and the speedboat will be with them as much as they want, regardless of whether they visit famous sea caves or sail from island to island.With this service, sailing ends at the place of embarkation on the same day as the embarkation. The UberBOAT service does not offer the possibility of spending the night on a speedboat or renting a boat without a captain. The UberBOAT service always implies the presence of captains and sailors. “I am very happy that UberBOAT was launched in Croatia, I think it is a great service for both locals and tourists. It will enable them to get to the desired destinations faster and easier, and we will have more work and safer earnings. A lot of people have already heard about the service, both locals and foreigners are inquiring about transfers and excursions, so I think this will be a good season as far as UberBOAT is concerned”, Said Said Hadžiarapović, captain on the Uber platform.last_img read more

Sanja Cikopan Korotaj, Pula Tourist Board: By the end of the year, we anticipate 2 million overnight stays

first_imgPula is July 30th. In 2017, it recorded its first millionth overnight stay, which is ten days earlier than last year, or 28 days earlier than in 2012.So it is in Pula until 31.07. 212.932 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 24% more than last year, and 1.024.381 overnight stays with an increase of 25%, while in the first six months of this year in Pula there were as many as 30% more arrivals and 35% more overnight stays compared to same period last year. Year after year, Pula breaks the records of overnight stays and attendance and becomes an increasingly important place on the tourist map of the world. As a city with over a thousand events a year, Pula is aware that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but just quality, diverse and authentic content. And the content is more and more from year to year, from various events, concerts, and a lot is invested in the development of new tourist products.The successful positioning of Pula, not only as a holiday destination, but also contributes to the excellent numbers City break destinations, believes Cinkopan Korotaj and adds that Pula was a candidate for the Most Successful City break destination. “The fact that a million overnight stays this year were recorded 10 days earlier than last year, with the fact that we had a record 1,8 million overnight stays last year, is optimistic. For one Pula that has been a strong industrial and military center for years, these are remarkable numbers. Pula continues to develop not only as a holiday destination but also as a City break destination and has applied for the most successful City break destination. An increasing number of events throughout the year, an increasing offer of various cultural and entertainment facilities as well as a growing number of accommodation facilities in the city center and other offers support this candidacy.”Points out Cinkopan Korota.The new Pula mega-rotor has become a water-light installation and a new attractionThe fact that Pula is connected to a large number of European cities by the airport, which is connected to a large number of European cities, also contributes to the great tourist results. Thus, in June, Pula Airport recorded 94.603 passengers (arriving and departing) and 1.418 air operations, which represents a growth of 40 percent. After three extremely successful airlines connecting London with Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split, British Airways has launched the fourth direct flight connecting Pula with Heathrow Airport in London. As of this season, Pula is so connected with the entire big European quartet, which, in addition to London Heathrow, also includes Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.In 2016, Pula recorded a record 1,8 million overnight stays, and 2 million overnight stays are expected by the end of the year. As the director of the Pula Tourist Board, Sanja Cinkopan Korotaj, pointed out, Germans are on the rise this season by as much as 47% more overnight stays, and Austrians, Slovenes, Italians and Britons are also recording a large increase compared to last year.Excellent tourist results in the first seven months are expected in the off-season, when it is planned to organize various sports and festival events. “In Pula, we are more than satisfied with the numbers so far, but we also have a great post-season ahead of us. We start at the end of August and the beginning of September with the festivals Dimension and Outlook, Croatia bike week, and we continue with the sporting event Ironman 8 9. and the first and largest in Croatia festival of light Visualia 70.3.-17.9. As part of Visualia, there will also be a 21 km night race Pula X-ica. All of the above, but also many other smaller sports, recreational and cultural-entertaining events, lead to a good post-season in Pula. ” concluded Cinkopan Korotaj.last_img read more

EU-China Year of Tourism: Korcula, Rijeka and Zagreb among 30 EU cities in the “light bridge” project

first_imgToday, many European landmarks will be illuminated in red to mark the EU-China Year of Tourism (ECTY), and the pan – European celebration coincides with the Lantern Festival in China, which marks the end of New Year ‘s festivities. The “Light Bridge” is part of an ambitious program of activities carried out on the occasion of the EU-China Tourism Year.The “light bridge” project involves 30 cities from 12 EU member states and aims to raise awareness of lesser-known European destinations in China, and is also an opportunity for European and Chinese communities to get to know and appreciate each other’s culture better. to promote the EU as a travel destination in China, to provide opportunities to increase bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding, and to create an impetus for progress in market opening and visa facilitation.The Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka has joined the celebration of the EU-China Year of Tourism, which is celebrated today, March 2, 2018. On that occasion, a “light bridge” program with the theme of the year is being implemented all over the world, and on that occasion, the Trsat Castle will shine in red. Today, in Korčula, the Tourist Board of the City of Korčula will mark the 2018 year of EU and Chinese tourism, supporting the EU Light Bridge project with events in cooperation with the city institutions of Korčula. Thus, an exhibition of books with archival material about Marco Polo will be opened, as well as a lecture about this world traveler and researcher. In the evening, the Veliki Revelin tower will be illuminated, which will include Korčula in the “light bridge” project, which is being implemented in 30 cities from 12 EU countries.Since 2018 has been declared the year of EU and Chinese tourism, from 12 to 16 February, in cooperation with the City of Zagreb, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Zagreb Tourist Board, the Chinese New Year and, at the same time, the EU-China Light Bridge project . Zagreb’s fountains are lit by lanterns, and the fountains themselves will shine with the traditional red color of the flag of the People’s Republic of China. At the representative entrance to the city center, in this way, Zagreb and China will be symbolically connected, whose inhabitants are among the most numerous visitors to the city. Namely, in 2017 in Zagreb there was an increase of 36 percent in the arrival of Chinese guests (42.202) and 25 percent in overnight stays (56.707), which made guests from China enter the ten most numerous visitors to Zagreb for the first time.The organization of this international event is carried out by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Tourism Commission and the Chinese National Tourism Organization and with the support of other institutions that are preparing a “light bridge” on major monuments and sights.last_img read more

The state is selling the island of Smokvica, the hotel Hrvatska in Baška voda, the Perna Tourist Board in Orebić and the Uvala Slana camp

first_img Lease of the tourist resort Perna with the hotel Komodor and the camp Orebić Today, the Ministry of State Property announced a public call for bids for the lease and purchase of real estate owned by the Republic of Croatia. The deadline for submission of bids is June 20, 2018 by 14.00:XNUMX p.m. These are a public call for the lease of real estate on the island of Smokvica in Šibenik-Knin County, the purchase of the Hotel Hrvatska in Baška Voda, the lease of the tourist resort Perna with Hotel Komodor and Camp Orebić and the lease of Camp Uvala Slana with Apart Hotel Club Vala in Selce.The most attractive is the island of Smokvica, which is leased for 30 years, and the annual price is 4 million and 910 thousand kuna. The Perna tourist resort with the Komodor hotel and the Orebić camp is also leased for five years, with a starting price of 8 million and 40 thousand kuna. Camp Uvala Slana with the hotel Club Vala is also leased at a price of 943 thousand kuna per year. For sale is Hotel Hrvatska in Baška Voda with a starting price of 42 million 392 thousand and 625 kuna.Public invitation for submission of bids for lease and purchase of real estate owned by the Republic of Croatia 4/18  Purchase of hotel Hrvatska in Baška voda  Lease of real estate on the island of Smokvica in Šibenik-Knin County  Lease of the Uvala Slana camp with the Club Vala apart hotel in Selcelast_img read more

The city of Umag is selling an attractive plot of land for the construction of a hotel

first_imgYou can download the full text of the Public Tender and the accompanying graphic attachment HERE The City of Umag has announced a public tender for the sale of real estate owned by the City of Umag for the construction of a hotel. The land is located next to the tennis courts, ie the tennis center Stella Maris, where the Blue Lagoon Croatia Open Umag is held, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in Croatia and the region. It is also possible to build an accommodation catering building of the hotel type, which, in addition to rooms for accommodating guests, may also have rooms for providing other services that form a spatially functional and content unit with the accommodation service. In addition to the hotel, on the same building plot can be built and accompanying facilities for catering and tourist purposes (outdoor pool, sports, recreation, service, entertainment and similar facilities that with the service of accommodating guests form a functional and meaningful whole.  The part of the cadastral parcel that is put up for tender and on which the construction of the hotel is planned is located in an attractive place at a distance of about 1500 m from the city center and on the sea, within the scope of the planned building plot T1_2. 350 beds, according to the provisions of the Ordinance on classification, categorization and special standards of catering facilities from the group of hotels (NN56 / 16), writes in a public tender.last_img read more

Ploče, Pojezerje and Vrgorac signed an agreement: Polje Jezero as a micro-cycling tourist destination

first_imgLandscape and climatological features of this locality Polje Jezero are especially suitable for the development of trekking or gravel cycling. The area is extremely favorable as a destination for the so-called. agency cycling tourism or as one of the destinations of cyclists from other nearby destinations (Makarska Riviera, Dalmatian hinterland and the Neretva Valley). The agreement between the City of Vrgorac, the City of Ploče and the Municipality of Pojezerje o launched a joint project to develop the locality of Vrgorsko polje (Polje Jezero) into a sustainable micro-cycling destination called Polje Jezero. The project will result in designing, tracing and marking trekking (gravel) cycling routes on existing local roads and unclassified macadam roads in Vrgorsko polje, and branding the Polje Jezero cycling offer and creating a marketing and promotion plan, as well as developing services and accompanying offers for cyclot. Tourist valorization of this valuable agricultural area is possible only through sustainable forms of tourism, and cycling is one of the most sustainable segments of the tourism industry because cyclists are looking for preserved areas and authentic local cultures such as Polje Jezero, whose development is particularly suitable for creating added value to rural areas. .center_img Source: Facebook City of PločePhoto: Pixabay Due to the fact that cyclists use the local trade and catering offer to a greater extent than other tourists, often travel in groups or whole families, and cultural and natural attractions and thematic events are important to them, this joint project of three neighboring local governments only is a logical reflex to the requirements and needs of tourist branding of this area.last_img read more

Airbnb has banned parties in apartments rented through its platform

first_imgAirbnb announced today a global ban on all private entertainment in spaces booked through Airbnb. Also, at the same time, a limit of a maximum of 16 people (related to rental houses) who can stay in a space that is rented through their platform has been introduced. This ban applies to all future reservations on Airbnb and will remain in force until further notice – emphasize Airbnb. That is why Airbnb has now reacted and banned all accommodation facilities, ie users who rent apartments or houses through their platform, to use them for any entertainment. Clear rules of the game, in order to avoid additional Airbnb plans to initiate certain legal proceedings (although it is not specified which) as well as a ban on the use of Airbnb for users in case of violation of these rules. Although Airbnb’s responsibility is not direct, as they only offer a rental service, simply due to too many negative cases and poor media PR, they decided on this move. Especially in the context because Airbnb is finally going public 8 IPO), so a positive image is extremely important to them. So far, 73 percent of partners have had a clearly indicated ban on organizing any kind of party with more people inside their apartments, respecting the house rules of partners, buildings and every city, Airbnb points out. But there have been more cases, even a trend in America, of renting some houses or apartments for various private parties, which have caused problems because neighbors have complained about house breaches. Earlier this year at one such party, a murder also occurred in California. Now, during the pandemic, a new trend has emerged, especially in Los Angeles, where people, due to the ban on clubs and cafes, organized private parties in houses that were booked through Airbnb, and which were not allowed.last_img read more

Holocaust memorial is too controversial

first_imgJeff Wilkin’s article of May 16 regarding the Holocaust issue in Niskayuna, now over seven months old and showing no evidence of abatement, is entirely and delightfully objective. Virtually all ramifications are well addressed in a thought-provoking manner.This issue, which has been under intense public and media scrutiny, is now extremely contentious and divisive, as demonstrated at the Niskayuna town public hearing and board Meeting in April. I am proud to be Jewish and have visited the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and now support it financially, because I believe in its excellence and historical importance. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I do not believe that the proposed memorial for Niskayuna is necessary or appropriate for the town.I firmly believe that the contention that has predictably ensued and increased is sound evidence that the issue be resolved as quickly as possible by a town vote, as mentioned in the article.Even good ideas that are particularly divisive may be allowed to be forgotten so that peace is restored and animosity resolved.The fact that a powerful Albany law firm has been hired to assist in pushing it through the Town Board, perhaps against the will of most citizens of the town, says it all.Lyle W. BarlynNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

People moves

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Syndicates scramble to get in the zone

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