Options traders should bet on these holiday shopping plays, Goldman says

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – A trader works at the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Brendan McDermid | Reuters (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only).The upcoming holiday shopping season features attractive deals for options traders, according to Goldman Sachs.The investment firm published a list of retail-related stocks on Thursday where January options plays put traders in good position to take advantage of volatility created during the holiday season, including those best-positioned for high levels of online shopping. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Attitudes and consumption of tourists on Lošinj TOMAS 2017

first_imgLošinj is a place of sports, recreation and new experiences, as evidenced by a new survey of attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS 2017, which was conducted by the Institute of Tourism for the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj.Slightly more than 50% of visitors to Lošinj stated sun and sea as their primary motive for arrival, but the percentage of those guests who see their primary motive for arrival in new experiences (35%) and in sports, recreation and entertainment (32%), point out from the Lošinj Tourist Board.The survey in the area of ​​Lošinj was conducted in the period from July to October 2017, and a total of 404 tourists were surveyed (327 in Mali Lošinj and 77 in Veli Lošinj). The largest number of guests visiting Lošinj is between the ages of 30 and 49 (54%), and 55% of them come to the destination with a partner, while 51% are university educated.Motivation for wellness (9%) and health reasons (13%) is above average. The Internet (42%) is the primary source of information, and the pages of online travel agencies (76%) are most often visited. 95% of guests booked accommodation on Lošinj in advance, and 57% through a travel agency. Guests mostly come to the destination by car (89%) and spend an average of 8 nights. During their visit to the destination, 66% of them go on self-organized excursions. The daily consumption of a guest on Lošinj is 96 euros, which is more than the average consumption of a guest in the county (77 euros). 46% of expenditures relate to accommodation services, 19% to food and beverage services in catering facilities, 18% to trade services and 18% to other destination services.// TZ MALOG LOŠINJA LAUNCHED A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN “1 VISIT IS WORTH 1000 PICTURES”.Guests of Lošinj are extremely satisfied with the total stay in the destination, more than 80% of them with more than 30 elements of the offer (beauty of nature and landscape 84,6%, kindness of staff 83,4%, personal safety 82,6%, quality of service 79,7 .78,5%, food quality 76%, ecological preservation 75,3%, beach cleanliness XNUMX%, etc.). Among the poorly rated elements, the traffic accessibility of the destination, the convenience for a short vacation and the richness of the gastronomic offer stand out. Also during the stay, the guests were most bothered by unpleasant odors from the containers, inappropriately disposed garbage, crowds in the bathing area and crowds in general in the destination.Attachment: Characteristics of tourist demand in the town of Mali Lošinj – ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION OF TOURISTS IN CROATIA TOMAS SUMMER 2017 Related news:MALI LOŠINJ IS BUILDING A TOURIST YEAR STEP BY STEP, NOT A SEASONBRAVO FOR MALI LOŠINJ, WHICH OFFERS OVER 40 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE AND INDIGENOUS SOUVENIRSTHREE IMPORTANT LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM LITTLE LOŠINJlast_img read more

The regional wine shop in Osijek will soon become an Eno-gastro interpretation center

first_imgPhoto: Osijek-Baranja CountyThrough the development of innovative multimedia solutions, the eno-gastronomic story of Slavonia and Baranja will be interpreted and presented in a more innovative and high-quality way. The application of modern and intuitive technologies and modern design will expand the experience of potential users, and thus the demand for traditional, indigenous agri-food products. The eno-gastro interpretation center should open its doors to visitors at the end of November this year.The wine shop is also the venue for numerous events of various characters in the courtyard of Kazamat, which attract a very large number of visitors and have a tendency of constant growth, which illustrates the additional potential to increase the number of visitors in the future eno-gastro interpretation center.By the way, during the first ten months of this year in the Osijek-Baranja County there was an increase in the number of overnight stays of as much as 20% and arrivals of 16%. The City of Osijek is implementing the project “Wine Tour – eno gastro interpretation center” through which the space will be arranged and the Regional Wine Shop in Osijek will be multimedia equipped into an interpretation center.The project is worth HRK 667.001,86, of which the Ministry of Tourism provides HRK 392.200,00, and recognizing the importance of project implementation, Osijek-Baranja County has concluded an agreement with the City of Osijek under which it co-finances it with HRK 137.400,00. Over 20 wine producers from Osijek-Baranja County from all 4 vineyards are represented in the Regional Wine Shop. These vineyards also contain 12 wine roads whose offer will also be presented in the new interpretation center.The Mayor of Osijek, Ivan Vrkić, points out that this project is a continuation of the excellent cooperation between the City and the County, in which the City provides space, and the County arranges it. He said that all this is being done with the aim of raising tourism to a higher level, and announced that a new project of special importance for the arrangement of the Fortress and the tourist performance of Slavonia – arranging the infrastructure of the Fortress – will begin in December.Photo: Osijek-Baranja County”In the newly renovated space, about 20 wine producers from 4 vineyards will have the opportunity to present their offer in a modern way, which raises the tourist offer to a higher level. This project fits into the comprehensive story of the renovation and arrangement of the Fortress, so in addition to the existing large project of building Vatroslav Lisinski Square and the reconstruction of the Old Bakery, in December we expect another major project to restore the entire infrastructure of the Fortress. All this opens up opportunities for new employment, new income and new development of the city and the county. ” said Vrkic.Today’s Regional Wine Shop (future Eno-gastro interpretation center) is the result of the EU project – WINE TOUR, worth 1.248.519,29 euros, which includes the Osijek Regional Wine Shop and 4 smaller wine shops in all 4 vineyards of Osijek-Baranja County, 17,13 km of wine roads were arranged and activities of education and promotion of tourist facilities in the vineyards were carried out.”The goal of the project “Wine tour – eno gastro interpretation center” is that the Regional Wine Shop operates daily and is available to tourists who visit Osijek and Osijek-Baranja County and that through wine tasting they can get to know our wines, vineyards and eno offer, but also visit vineyards and winemakers who produce those excellent wines. There is not much to say about the Fortress, it is beautiful in itself, as everyone who comes to it says. Therefore, the entire area should be systematically renovated and at the same time given new facilities and a higher level of tourist offer”Said Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić.last_img read more

Three Croatian promotional films won the awards of the film festival “The Golden City Gate”

first_imgThe promotional film was produced by Balduči Film from Zagreb, under the direction of Bobby Grubić, three-time winner of the prestigious Emmy Award and producer Spomenka Saraga, and takes viewers and potential tourists on an adventurous and interesting walk through Lika-Senj County. The concept was jointly conceived by Balduči film and the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board.  WE LOVE ZAGREB – GREAT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WITH THE STORY OF ZAGREB NEW PROMOTIONAL FILM OF DUBROVNIK – NERETVA COUNTY PRESENTED Director of the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board Ivan Radošević said that this great recognition is an extremely important step for the county’s tourism, and that the video is recognized and distinguished by its quality and that this recognition will reach a large number of visitors, investors and investors. tourism. We Love Zagreb Of the 148 promotional films submitted to well-known destinations from around the world, a total of 103 awards were presented in various categories. Thus, the new promotional film of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board – Dubrovnik riviera, won second place in the category “Regional Film”, and the third place in the same category was won by the Tourist Board of Lika-Senj County for recently presented promo film. Promotional film “We love Zagreb”TZG Zagreb won second place in the category” City International “. At the world’s leading tourism fair – ITB fair in Berlin, at the awards ceremony of the film festival “The Golden City Gate” in Berlin, three of our promotional films won awards. The first prize was won by a promotional film Abu Dhabi: Your Extraordinary Story, and you can see a list of all the winners HERE Dubrovnik riviera NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO OF LIKA-SENJ COUNTY RELEASED RELATED NEWS: last_img read more

Imperial dd and Hoteli Makarska dd announced the merger

first_img“Our new company Imperial Riviera dd will continue to invest, create new jobs, develop tourism business and act as an economic driver of its destinations in Makarska and on the island of Rab. We believe that this is a significant step forward in the common interest of all stakeholders of the merged companies, as well as local communities in Makarska and on the island of Rab.” pointed out Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial dd  The Management Boards of the tourist companies Imperial dd and Hoteli Makarska dd have signed an Agreement on the merger of the Makarska tourist company into Imperial dd, and the merged companies will continue to operate under the name Imperial Riviera dd with its headquarters in Rab and a branch in Makarska. The new company Imperial Riviera dd will own six hotels, three tourist resorts and two camps in the leading Croatian destinations Rab and Makarska, which makes 3.618 accommodation units and a capacity to accommodate 9.000 guests, and will be one of the ten largest tourist companies in Croatia.  With the merger, Hoteli Makarska will transfer all its assets, rights and obligations to Imperial, so the total share capital of Imperial will increase from HRK 254 million to HRK 401 million. As compensation for the transferred value, the shareholders of Hotel Makarska dd will become shareholders of Imperial by receiving 0,32679 shares of Imperial for each share of Makarska. The corresponding number of shares will be rounded to the first lower whole number, and the difference will be paid to the shareholders in cash.  The intensive investment cycle launched in the previous period in Makarska and Rab after privatization, worth HRK 250 million, will continue in the merged company on a significant scale and with much greater investment potential, which will enable increased capital investments in the future, say the management of Imperial doo “Imperial Riviera dd will employ about 900 workers in the season, of which 40% are full-time employees, while retaining all acquired employee rights in Makarska and Rab and maintaining the existing collective agreements. This merger will provide even better working conditions for our employees in the long run and enable them to gain new knowledge and experience and new career opportunities. Business will continue to be organized as a destination, which will keep jobs in both Makarska and Rab” pointed out Joško Lelas, President of the Management Board of Hoteli Makarska dd Also, the new Imperial Riviera dd plans to continue investing in the material rights of workers in accordance with investments in tourist facilities and raising the quality of services, which with increased management efficiency and better corporate governance represents added value for employees and shareholders.  Valamar Riviera dd will continue to manage all hotels, resorts and camps in Makarska and Rab under the brands Valamar – All You Can Holiday and Camping Adriatic by Valamar, which ensures their continuity in the market and the continuation of successful business in tourism.   The merger should also be approved by the general assemblies during May 2019.last_img read more

Public call for the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2020 published.

first_imgIn the first quarter of this year, the Ministry of Tourism is preparing the publication of the Public Call for the Competitiveness of the Tourism Economy Program for the award of small value grants, de minimis, for the purpose of raising the competitiveness of the tourism industry. The Ministry co-finances up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The minimum amount of support is HRK 100.000,00, and the maximum is HRK 500.000,00.  According to the previously prepared Operational Plan for the development of cycling tourism in the county (2017-2020), the preparation of traffic studies for the purpose of tracing and marking cycling tourism routes is co-financed; production / installation of signalization / info boards along cycling routes, including the EuroVelo route marking; arranging / equipping cycling routes and setting up bicycle repair service stations along cycling routes; preparation of project-technical documentation for upgrading / construction of bicycle paths (including paths for certain types of cycling – enduro, XC, downhill, etc.); development of standards for “bed & bike” accommodation facilities; installation of bicycle / traffic counters at border crossings (entry / exit of EuroVelo route), on other international routes of bicycle routes (Sava route, Drava route, Pannonian road of peace route, etc.), in cities on the main bicycle routes, at the main tourist attractions at remote points in rural areas, etc .; arrangement of cycling tourist rest areas / lookouts on cycling tourist routes (smart rest areas, canopies, bicycle stands, installation of smart benches, installation of info boards about rest areas and relevant information about the locality / destination, etc.). The Ministry of Tourism has published a public call for grants based on the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent in 2020, for which HRK 5.000.000 has been provided. RELATED NEWS: SYNERGY FINALLY! 10 GROUP OF TOURIST BOARDS THROUGHOUT CROATIA SUBMITS ASSOCIATION REQUESTS Photo: TZ Samobor The funds are intended for the public sector – units of regional self-government, ie the following counties: Bjelovar-Bilogora, Brod-Posavina, Karlovac, Koprivnica-Križevci, Krapina-Zagorje, Lika-Senj, Međimurje, Osijek-Baranja, Požega-Slavonia, Sisak -Moslavačka, Varaždinska, Virovitičko-podravska, Vukovarsko-srijemska and Zagrebačka.center_img Cover photo: Davor Rostuhar / Source: CNTB According to the previously prepared Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism in the County (2017-2020), the preparation of traffic studies for the purpose of tracing and marking cyclotourism routes is co-financed; production / installation of signalization / info boards along cycling routes, including the EuroVelo route marking; “Strengthening the continent in terms of tourism contributes to a more balanced tourism development of our country, and this is exactly one of the goals of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Cyclotourism, in addition to, for example, gastro and health tourism, is a product of high attractive value, the development of which is especially important for a continent that has all the prerequisites for a stronger tourist positioning. In addition, cycling tourism attracts guests throughout the year, and it emphasizes the natural and cultural values ​​in the destinations and thus promotes sustainability and preservation, which is one of the foundations of future tourism development in Croatia., said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli on the occasion of the announcement of the public call.  The public call is open until March 13, 2020, and find out more about the public call HERE PS ANNOUNCEMENT – PROGRAM COMPETITIVENESS OF THE TOURIST ECONOMY FOR ENTREPRENEURS IN TOURISMlast_img read more

Italy introduces mandatory covid19 testing for people coming from Croatia

first_imgCroatia is still on the list of countries for which there is no general recommendation of the British government to avoid all unnecessary trips. All UK citizens can go to Croatia and back to the country without any restrictions. Croatia is on the lists of safe countries and most other EU member states, including Poland and the Czech Republic, from which significant tourist traffic is recorded this year. According to the decision, persons who have been in the territory of Croatia and the mentioned countries for the last 14 days have the obligation to: “Everyone who plans to go to Croatia should reconsider the necessity of their trip. However, if you cannot avoid this type of travel, be sure to avoid places with an increased number of people, mass gatherings, indoor bars and nightclubs, ”said Kacin. Asked whether Croatia will be on the red list for the second week (mandatory 14-day quarantine upon return to Slovenia), Kacin said that the numbers of new patients would say so. The decision is effective from today (August 13), which you can read here. Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Focus: Italian citadines in country and foreign cities in Italy b) the obligation to test by PCR through buffer zones at the time of arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours to the nearest health institution of residence. While waiting for the test, persons are required to remain in the self-isolation of their own home. In the regular update of the list of countries safe for travel, on July 31, the German Robert Koch Institute confirmed Croatia on the list of recommended destinations for summer vacations of its citizens, and the decision was confirmed by the German Government by updating the list yesterday. On August 10, Austria updated the list of safe countries, ie areas, and Croatia was confirmed in the group of countries to which the Austrian Government recommends travel to its citizens. Croatia remains on the list of safe countries in key emitting countriescenter_img According to the Slovenian media, most of the new patients in Slovenia came from Croatia, and the Slovenes resent us for doing too little testing. According to data until yesterday, 24 new cases were recorded in the past 130 hours, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia to date is 686. We know that Ferragosto (from lat. Feriae Augusti = Feast of Augustus) is approaching, the feast of the Assumption, which is celebrated every August 15 in Italy, and is considered one of the most important religious and family holidays. At that time, many Italians go on vacation, and most take advantage of the entire vacation.  The Slovenian government is closely monitoring the entire situation in Croatia Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has signed a new Decision on the introduction of mandatory testing for covid19 for all who come to Italy from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain. Also, Slovenian government spokesman Jelko Kacin said that Croatia could soon be on the red list due to the increasing number of new infections in Croatia. a) showing to a public transport official or who is authorized for controls, a PCR test not older than 72 hours before entering the country that is negative for COVID-19last_img read more