DWTS’ Lindsay Arnold Reveals Her, Sam Cusick’s Daughter’s Name

first_imgMom’s chosen a moniker! Lindsay Arnold revealed her infant daughter’s name on Wednesday, November 4.The Dancing With the Stars pro, 26, announced that her newborn’s name is Sage Jill Cusick in an Instagram post featuring three photos of her daughter.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We could not be more in love with her and feel blessed beyond words to be her parents,” Arnold wrote. “She entered this world on the same day that we lost Sams beautiful mother just one year ago and we couldn’t help but see God’s hand in this and know that Sage was handed down to us by her beautiful angel grandmother, Jennifer Jill Gillette Cusick. Thank you all so much for the love and support you have sent our way.”Arnold gave birth to her and Sam Cusick’s baby girl on Monday, November 2, via C-section. “The most beautiful surprise on this very special day. Baby Girl and mama are healthy and well,” the Utah native wrote via Instagram at the time. “More details to come but wanted to share this first pic of our little family.”The So You Think You Can Dance alum received supportive comments from her DWTS costars, from pregnant Witney Carson to new dad Artem Chigvintsev. “My heart! She’s so perfect in every way! SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO! I can’t wait to snuggle her!!!!!!!” the Emmy winner, 27, wrote, while the Russian dancer, 38, commented, “Omg congratulations. So so beautiful.”- Advertisement – Her initial symptoms were “very tough,” Arnold exclusively told Us Weekly two months later. “Right now, I’m at 21 weeks and I am feeling great. I feel like the first 12 weeks, people don’t joke, you don’t feel like yourself. There are so many things changing. I had a bit of nausea. I was always tired.”She and her high school sweetheart tied the knot in June 2015 in Utah and previously maintained a long-distance marriage while she filmed DWTS.Dancing With The Stars Lindsay Arnold Reveals Her and Sam Cusick Newborn Daughter NameLindsay Arnold and Sam Cusick Courtesy Lindsay Arnold/Instagram“He would fly out on the weekends, stay for the show, have to fly back right after the show to get back for work,” the dancer explained to Us in July. “That was pretty much the only time we got to see each other was on show days at my trailer.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Arnold went on to post an Instagram Story photo of herself breast-feeding the newborn, writing, “Late nights with baby girl. I love her so much. 1:47 a.m.”The season 25 winner revealed her pregnancy news in May. “Ohhhhh baby,” Arnold wrote via Instagram at the time. “Mom and Dad love you already. #November2020.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Rice speculates on potential impact of withholding security briefings from Biden transition team

first_imgTrump’s minions know the dam is about to break and a huge cesspool is waiting, and they seek only to delay the inevitable—and cover their tracks.Editor’s Note: This headline has been changed for clarification. – Advertisement – I believe that once Biden’s team does gain access to what is happening from an internal perspective, they are going to be appalled at the degree of inaction and wholesale lack of any efforts whatsoever to address these challenges. They will find instead a network of utter incompetence and indifference to planning, strategy or policy, staggering in its depth, and the Trump people know this. They will find security threats and intel festering, ignored, or shunted aside in favor of groveling to Trump’s every chimerical whim. They will find communications from our overseas allies to have shriveled into nothingness, and our intelligence services put at risk, if not wholly ignored. They will find corruption, graft, kickbacks  and politicization to have completely replaced national security policy.They will find only token measures performed with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all of those measures redounding to the Trump family’s personal coffers and the interests of those still employed within the highest level of the administration. They will find no coherent policies, plans, or measures in place to address the economic calamity facing tens of millions of Americans, and they will find our national security apparatus on the cusp of disaster, with only half-baked plans geared less to satisfy the interests and safety of American citizens than to fulfill the wishlists of foreign adversaries.The Trump people know this is what they are on track to leave behind for the Biden people, which is why they’re very busy right now, deleting or destroying as much information as they can. They’re trying to stave off the horror they know will ensue when Biden’s team gains access and finds out what really has—and hasn’t—been going on. – Advertisement –center_img Rice explains:While we are extremely fortunate that Mr. Biden may be the most experienced president-elect ever to take office and brings with him a deep bench of highly qualified, knowledgeable experts, the Trump administration’s continued refusal to execute a responsible transition puts our national security at risk. Without access to critical threat information, no incoming team can counter what it can’t see coming.If, today, the Trump administration is tracking potential or actual threats — for instance, Russian bounties on American soldiers, a planned terrorist attack on an embassy, a dangerously mutated coronavirus, or Iranian and North Korean provocations — but fails to share this information in a timely fashion with the Biden-Harris team, it could cost us dearly in terms of American lives.I would suggest one reason the Trump people are denying Biden’s team access to high-level intelligence as long as they possibly can with respect to the three most predominant issues (national security, the pandemic, and the economy): There are virtually no policies put in place by the current administration to address any of these concerns in any meaningful, substantive way.- Advertisement –last_img read more

FDA says chromium compound poisoned dairy cows

first_imgJun 24, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A substance that was smeared on dairy cows near Seattle, killing three and sickening seven others, was a chromium compound, but the episode did not endanger consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said late yesterday. Three of the cows later died, and Koopman said he dumped thousands of pounds of milk as a precaution, according to reports. It wasn’t clear exactly how many cows were exposed to the toxin, but the FDA said the number was fewer than 20. See also: The FDA said its Forensic Chemical Center in Cincinnati had been working on the case “around the clock” since Jun 20. The lab first analyzed residues of the substance found on the cows and identified it as a chromium compound. Koopman estimated that he had lost $17,000 to $20,000 since he discovered the toxin, according to the Post-Intelligencer story. He said the three cows that died were worth $2,000 each, and he was unable to sell at least 100,000 pounds of milk. The other seven cows have recovered but still weren’t giving milk, he said. The FDA called the substance “a strong oxidizing chromium compound” but did not identify it more specifically. Tests revealed “no identifiable risk from this agent associated with milk from any of the exposed cows,” the agency said. The FDA said no milk from the sick cows entered the food supply. Some milk from healthy animals in the herd was voluntarily held pending the test results, but FDA officials in Seattle yesterday were advising firms that they could release the milk, the agency said. The FDA said it tested for chromium in milk from the sick cows, milk from cows that were exposed to the agent but didn’t get sick, and milk from unexposed cows. “Concentrations of chromium in all samples of milk from dairy cattle directly exposed to and made ill by the toxic substance were well below the level of 100 parts per billion allowed for drinking water by the Environmental Protection Agency,” the agency said. The FDA announced Jun 21 that it and several other agencies were investigating the incident at a dairy farm in Enumclaw, Wash., about 50 miles southeast of Seattle. Dairy farmer John Koopman reported that 10 cows got sick on Jun 6, and all had a reddish-black substance and blisters on their backs, according to stories this week in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Times.center_img A report by the Post-Intelligencer today quoted an unnamed federal investigator as saying the compound contained “chromium 6—a known carcinogen with a variety of pharmaceutical and industrial uses.” The story also quoted James Mayer, a University of Washington chemistry professor, as saying that chromium 6 compounds are “corrosive, aggressive chemicals” that are used in industry but not in any household products. Jun 23 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2004/ucm108315.htm Jun 21 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2004/ucm108313.htm On May 4, vandals hit two trucking companies that haul milk for WestFarm Foods, according to a Post-Intelligencer report. The vandals opened valves and removed plastic covers on tanker trucks, resulting in the loss of 600,000 pounds of milk, and also punctured truck tires, the story said. A union official denied any knowledge of the attacks and said the union didn’t condone them. In a Times story yesterday, Seattle FBI agent Patrick Adams was quoted as saying there was no evidence of any link to terrorism in the case. He said the agency was looking at former employees or anyone else who might have held a grudge against Koopman. Newspaper reports said there was speculation that the episode could be linked to a recently resolved labor dispute between West Farm Foods, the marketing arm of the Northwest Dairy Association, and the Teamsters Union. Koopman is a member of the association’s board. The lengthy dispute was settled May 26. “Chromium levels in all milk samples tested from the cows that came into contact with the toxic substance but did not become ill were below the minimum detection level of less than 1 part per billion,” the statement said. In addition, the milk would have been diluted by a factor of 5,000 to 50,000 when mixed with milk from other farms before processing, officials said.last_img read more

One in ten companies in Europe belongs to the tourism industry

first_imgA total of 2,4 million companies employed 13,6 million people, representing 10% of employees in the European economy and 22% of employees in the service sector. In the period from 2012 to 2016, the tourism industry achieved stronger growth than the total economy in relation to the number of companies, turnover, value added and the number of employees. Looking at companies in the tourism sector in the period from 2012 to 2016, the number of companies increased by 19%, turnover by 13%, the number of employees increased by 10%, while value added increased by 28%.  A comparison of the above figures with the data for the entire EU market economy, where growth rates were 9%, 5%, 6% and 16%, speaks volumes about the growth of the tourism sector. In 2016, one in ten companies in Europe belonged to the tourism industry, according to the latest Eurostat data (European Union Statistical Office)  Source: Eurostatlast_img read more

Roman Pokos, creative agency Kokoš ili jaje: We always try to “take people out of their shoes” at our festivals

first_imgThe organization of events that will attract a mass of visitors, of course, generates consumption and earnings, and to attract visitors we must have quality content. It is the hardest to start, but in the agency Kokoš ili jaje they had an excellent reference Fuliranje, which opened a sterile and boring market for them, and that opportunity was immediately recognized by the sponsors, who were just waiting for one such great story. Of course, as Pokos points out, the first two years were challenging, but later when they justified the trust, it was much easier to close the financial construction. Today, it is the result of strategic planning, development and investment in events, which has paid off in Zagreb. Advent is responsible for the awakening of Zagreb and the creation of a new tourist renaissance in our capital, where not even the first letter could be heard from tourism before, and today it is one of the main tourist destinations in Croatia throughout the year. But it’s interesting how in its beginnings Advent was branded through one private event, and that just means it’s about something great, different and a story worth telling. What thrilled me personally was the communication and desire for added value again. Thus, through Fuliranje, and especially through ZBF, Pokos and his team managed to make the sponsors aware that they do not want their money a priori, but to really get involved in the event. Often the sponsors of the event, although today it is already on a much higher level, are satisfied with the logo on the posters and visuals, but they do not enter the event themselves. Wasted money, because paying for the sponsorship of an event is just a ticket that the sponsor can enter, but only then should you invest and invest in the story and the extension of the story. And that’s key and a win-win for everyone. Thus, the sponsors had their own story extensions, both through the event and through advertising the event through their channels. They combined their brand values ​​with the story and values ​​of the event. And again we go back to the beginning, if Fuliranje had no story, they were no different, invested in small details, partners – there would be no value of the event, which today, with trust and confirmation of the concept, is the most valuable feature of the agency Kokoš ili jaje. PS And if I hadn’t found out which chicken or egg is first, but if I had been told, it would still be a chicken. Roman Pokos, The Chicken or the Egg Važan segment svih festivala u produkciji agencije Kokoš ili jaje, čak bi mogao reči i znak prepoznavanja, je svakako komunikacijski segment. Kroz festivale se sustavno  gradi priča, predstavljaju se mnoge osobne priče i elementi festivala na drugačiji način.  And again another novelty in the concept. And this is evidenced not only by the success of Fuliranje, but also by this year’s Zagreb Burger Festival, which started the street food revolution in Zagreb and proved to be an excellent tourist product, as well as showing the right direction in which our tourism must develop. “We spend a lot of time negotiating with partners and caterers. We educate the new, and the old already know what we ask of them. Although we may be one of the more demanding organizers, we think that all the effort will pay off in the end. That is why we stand out from other festivals. We spend three to four months with partners combining their menus, making sure that the offer differs, but also the locations where they are located.”Says Pokos, and the statement speaks for itself. They spent, ie invested time together with their partners to create a different story. And which, as you know, paid off. With their story and persistent search for a quality offer, the team from Kokoš or jaje managed to gather quality partners, who had a different offer and who tried to arrange their own houses, so that each had its own story. Not everyone could come to Fuliranje, they had to go through a certain selection and deliver quality. It was a bold step forward and not an easy task, but they succeeded. And here you can see the importance of synergy between the organizer and the tenant, because they can’t do without each other. In fact, as a personal experience, I can confirm how they give and ask you stories for each medium separately in accordance with the target group, which is an endemic phenomenon in Croatia. If we look at the media announcements, I am sure that we will not find so many different stories at any festival in Croatia, which are related to one festival. Even some caterers and partners have grown and built an image right through their festivals.  Yes, I mentioned at the beginning of the article how Fuliranje is moving to the sea this year. Thus, Fuliranje na moru will be held from August 01 to 04 at The Garden Resort in Tisno. One important segment that is extremely important to highlight are quality partners. A fokus je u startu bio na cjelokupnom ambijentu, s posebnom pažnjom na male detalje, koji često organizatorima predstavljaju trošak, a ne shvaćaju da svi ti detalji utječu na atmosferu cijele manifestacije.  „We actually wanted to create the whole ambiance. That first year, when we started Advent Fuliranje, we wanted to conjure up an old Zagreb speech, which turned out to be a nice story on which we developed the whole topic. We brought serious restaurants and bistros to the road. Thus, we “pulled” them out of the bar and brought them closer to a wider circle of people. It is in this part that we have done the biggest thing with Fuliranje in these 7, 8 years”Pokos points out. “As for sponsors, the worst thing is to attract them in the beginning. In the first years, we had a lot of problems with that, so we couldn’t invest much in the program itself. But little by little we started to grow organically, and the sponsors realized they would benefit from us. Today it is much easier for us because everyone knows about our project and everyone would like to be a part of it”Pokos pointed out. Fuliranje also has its own souvenir shop Of course, we are talking about the phenomenal concept and event Fuliranje in Zagreb, which was among the first, if not the first, to set a high scale. And most importantly, it proved successful in the market through the number of visitors and generated consumption and the direction in which Zagreb must develop and they were right. Today, the whole concept has been extended to more projects, and this year Fuliranje even has its premiere edition at sea. In the end, the festival scene was also not bypassed by various problems, as well as all other branches, but Pokos put a special emphasis on one big problem. “One of the biggest problems of the festival scene in Croatia is the overlapping of festivals. Each organization organizes festivals for itself, and there is no umbrella that would at least place all organizers under the same roof to make arrangements. I consider this a big problem because there will be saturation”Concludes Pokos. “We are one of the few festivals that has its own equipment. All the cottages are ours and are adapted to our festival to make people feel as comfortable as possible. We think about all the segments and try to make a breakthrough every year. We follow what is happening outside, all this digitalization, mobile applications, card payments, we are working on it all. Through the application you can check the gastronomic offer, price and the like, and during the Zagreb Burger Festival we had as many as 17 thousand downloads of the application. As for burgers, before the Zagreb Burger Festival, this type of food was not so much in the focus of more serious catering, but more in the framework of smaller burger bars. Serious chefs got involved in the whole story. That is why we now have so much expansion and “explosion” of similar concepts throughout Croatia. A very big popularization of burgers took place in three years and we are very happy with that. We don’t want to attribute the credit to ourselves, but it’s certain that we influenced that overall picture”Pokos pointed out.center_img Namely, we all know that the sun and the sea are no longer enough, so Fuliranje na moru will be the first local festival that provides an all-day experience, as well as a focus on local audiences, not foreign ones. 12 leading Croatian performers, 3 concerts a day, street musicians, excellent and different gastronomic offer based on the best local specialties performed by the best local taverns and of course a rich offer of craft beer and other drinks. In a conversation with Roman Pokos, director of the creative agency Kokoš ili jaje, we bring the story of how the term is otherwise perfectly embodied through all its manifestations. How’s that? Here it is… “We started with Penguin Square in British Square. It was the first event, and the goal was to do something different. We saw various Christmas fairs abroad and we were always fascinated by how great it all was, and it was a bit boring here. We were the first to start with this Penguin Square, but we encountered a lot of problems. Since we were located in the market, we had to move the cottages every day which was one impossible mission. So it wasn’t until the following year that we found a location we liked, and it was a rather deserted street, more precisely Tomićeva. Nothing was happening in it, but we saw huge potentialSays Pokos. That’s one small part behind the Fuliran story. And as a successful concept was created, the team from Kokoš or jaje started new festivals. From Articulation, Foodballerka and the phenomenal Zagreb Burger Festival, which started the street food revolution in Croatia and, most importantly, proved that burgers are a new trend and a “must have” in tourism. In fact, burgers are now in the standard offer of all serious hotels. “The general world festival trends are precisely ecology, which, among other things, includes biodegradable sugar cane plastic and waste reduction. That is why this year’s edition of the Zagreb Burger Festival as well as Fuliranje na moru will focus on ecology. More precisely, we will dispose of disposable plastics, and we are negotiating with partners to reduce waste in paper and plastic frames. The second thing is digitalization, that is, payment with mobile phones. These are the two main trends that we are also trying to integrateSays Pokos. The organization of events is not a cost, but an investment.  Nama je cilj da se posjetitelji osjećaju predivno. Iako smo se već usavršili u “gastrotainment” segmentu festivala, uvijek se trudimo ljude „izuti iz cipela“. Pa tako dovodimo strane izvođače te ulazimo u suradnje s velikim glazbenim festivalima. Nama nije u cilju imati 20 različitih festivala, već da ove postojeće (Zagreb Burger Festival) dižemo na jednu višu razinu. Glavni cilj nam je da svi budu sretni. To je glavni pokazatelj budućnosti i uspješnosti festivala”Pokos points out. At the same time, they continue to follow the trends, so biodegradable glasses and accessories will be available at the location in order to preserve the festival location. Speaking of trends, Pokos points out that ecology and digitalization are currently the focus of world festivals. When sponsors enter the event with their stories “This year we also opened our fan shop at Advent and we are very happy with that, and we hope that people are happy with the products as well. It all creates a story around the festival, it’s that added value. We always wanted to have that kind of communication and marketing, not the dry one. We have a very strong and developed segment of communications that our communication team conducts in a very structured, strategic and detailed plan. In addition to working closely with tenants, it communicates very well with the media, both domestic and foreign, and there are other marketing activities “Pokos emphasizes. The story of Fuliranje begins much earlier, all with the aim of moving the European urban story to Zagreb. No, tu nije kraj priče, dapače, ako želimo biti konkurentni stalno moramo ulagati u manifestaciju kroz nove koncepte, priče, sadržaje i ekstenzije priče. A to je jako dobro znao i Pokos, koji je kasnije promijenio lokaciju Fuliranja, koja je svoje mjesto, barem za sada, pronašla na zagrebačkom Strossmayerovom trgu, te tako opet otvorio dodatni prostor za širenje Adventa u Zagrebu. No i tu se opet pokazalo kako se stalno mora inovirati i stvarati dodanu vrijednost pa je Fuliranje osmislilo nove dizajnerske funkcionalne kućice. Na ranijim festivalima su koristili, kao i sve ostale manifestacije, iste drvene kućice. Uloženo je i u poseban wc prikolicu, kako bi se izbjegli oni neugledni pokretni wc-i. Investirali su i u aplikaciju za bržu narudžbu pića i hrane, kao i  u prodaju svojih brendiranih suvenira itd… It will be interesting to follow the development of Fuliranje na moru, especially if the other two editions of Fuliranje announced by Pokos are held in another city. What do you think, would the audience follow Fuliranje in Slavonia as well? I’m sure he would. But we will have to wait a little longer for new possible locations and details. But it is certainly a big step forward, in order to complete Fuliranje with four seasons, ie four editions throughout the year. This would be the first event in Croatia to succeed in such an endeavor. Storytelling u pravom smislu – ne prodaj mi proizvod, nego priču, doživljaj i  i dodanu vrijednost. The best advertising has always been and always will be word of mouth and it is an imperative and a recipe for long-term success and self-sustainability. And the team from the Kokoš ili jaje agency managed to reach that level where they are the best marketing, ie their promise, consistency and quality that they deliver. You all know today’s story about Advent in Zagreb, but often people forget that the organization of Advent in Zagreb is nothing new, in fact, there has always been an Advent program on Ban Josip Jelačić Square, but of course not in the form it is today. “Thanks to the long-term cooperation with Garden Brewery, we decided to bring the festival to The Garden Resort in Tisno. We concluded that mostly foreign brands are represented there and none of them addresses the Croatian population. We want to communicate in this way and make a domestic festival. In fact, our goal is to incorporate the story of Fuliranje in all four seasons. Our plan is not to design new concepts of the festival, but to be based on an existing brand and build a gastro entertainment story around it.Says Pokos. Photo: Agency Chicken or egglast_img read more

The Advent organization has entered the “mainstream,” and that’s great news

first_imgYes, you can see and “copy”, but copy smart. Some good ideas, a way of arranging, solving some problems, and then you add some new and original value to it. And maybe just some element you liked turns on the light and you get an idea for something new and different. But every Advent can be the most creative, the most innovative, the most beautiful, the different, etc.… there is an opportunity to show yourself and position yourself.  Booking koncerata za Advent i Novogodišnji program Quality content, of course, requires more investment, but only in this way can we ensure good attendance, and thus consumption. Because don’t forget that every exhibitor, whether a restaurant or an exhibitor at the fair, has to pay the rent, cover the costs and of course make a profit, and this can only happen if a certain number of people come and tourist spending is generated. On the other hand, each of these cottages employs at least two people, orders goods, invests in decorating, etc.… so that consumption as part of the event only increases. But one should not look at other Adventists as a competition and no Advent can be the greatest, because let’s be realistic, you can’t compete with Advent in Zagreb. This is said by pure calculus and the law of large numbers. When we look at the economy, consumption, population as well as tourists – simply Zagreb is Zagreb and you can’t compete with it, no matter how great they are. And that’s why you don’t use prefixes like you have a little Advent like in Vienna or like in Zagreb. Copies are copies, be your own and original.  SO ADVENT IN VARAŽDIN HAD THE FIRST AND ONLY IGLOO BAR AND ICE TOBOGGAN, VINKOVAČKO ADVENT IS UNIQUE IN THE CONTENT OF THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CONCERT WHICH IS HELD AT THE WINDOWS OF VINKOVAČKO VIM VIKOVOČKA GOVERNMENT. Last and perhaps most importantly, organizing Advent in your city is first and foremost great content for the locals. It generates consumption, employment and raises quality in the city.  Events like Advent are primarily quality content for locals and visitors, at least when it comes to organizing Advent in smaller cities. If you are aiming for something evening, such as the cities of Split, Rijeka, Zadar, etc.… look at your region as your primary market and base.  Advent bez klizališta nije Advent. Trebate klizalište? Javite se U sklopu novog portala, kvalitetan tim s dugogodišnjim iskustvom u promociji i organizaciji turističkih manifestacija nuditi će i usluge organizacije manifestacije, konferencija, turističkih proizvoda, booking koncerata, audio i foto produkcije, grafičkog dizajna, zakupa i komunikacije s medijima i produkcije turističkih članaka. Ako postavite samo par kućica i bor, a ne uložite u uređenje cijelog prostora te razni sadržaj, od cijele priče neće biti ništa. Jedino kvalitetni sadržaj privlači ljude. Dakle, ulaganje u lampice i uređenje cijelog prostora nije trošak, nego važan čimbenik koji utječe na ukupni ambijent manifestacije. Uključite lokalno stanovništvo, udruge, pojedince, što više sadržaja to bolje. Naravno veliki gradovi iziskuju i poznatije glazbenike koji privlače veliki broj ljudi, pogotovo ako računaj i na turističku komponentu kao motiv dolaska. Najvažniji je raznolik i kvalitetan sadržaj, uređenje prostora i ukupna atmosfera i priča oko manifestacije, a manje top glazbena imena s estrade. It is the greatest power of tourism that connects other industries vertically and horizontally, encourages employment and the generated consumption is dispersed in various sectors. That is why investments in manifestations are investments, not costs. Until a few years ago it was unthinkable, but today every slightly bigger city has its own Advent and that is great news. Primarily because of the quality content that raises the quality in every city, and there is of course the tourist component. Jedan od segmenata u koji se širimo je novi turistički lifestyle portal TurističkePriče.hr koji ćemo uskoro predstaviti. event@hrturizam.hr It is certainly most important to invest in quality and diverse content that will be a motive for the arrival of citizens and visitors from surrounding cities and municipalities. Only quality content can attract visitors, both locals and visitors from the surrounding area, and thus generates consumption and earnings for caterers and other exhibitors, and thus create a complete tourist product. Također, ukoliko imate potrebe za najam klizališta za potrebe Adventa, u suradnji s našim partnerima nudimo ključ u ruke. Od najma klizališta, zabavnog glazbenog programa, izrade vizuala, komunikacije i cijele produkcije. Don’t be copies, be unique, be your own. Tell your story.  QUALITY CONTENT CREATES THE MOTIVE OF ARRIVAL AND ATTENDANCE WHICH GENERATES CONSUMPTION AND FINALLY EARNINGS. THIS IS THE ONLY WINNING FORMULA. The organization of Advent has entered the “mainstream”, and every year more and more cities organize their Advent.   HrTurizam.hr širi svoje poslovanje te ulazi u novu fazu razvoj. Ako imate potrebu za najam glazbenih izvođača tijekom programa za Advent i Novogodišnjeg programa slobodno pošaljite upit za ponudu na event@hrturizam.hr ili na +385 98 9384 256.last_img read more

UHPA presented the travel.hr website. Offer of all travel agencies for the first time in one place

first_imgAt the presentation, the blogger and the world traveler shared their experience Ivan Bengeri who shared with the audience his experiences from numerous trips. “I decided to make my boyhood dream come true and travel the world. Each country is special in its own way, you just need to travel with your eyes open, without prejudices and you will hardly come across one that will not delight you. It was this view and the desire to offer my followers that prompted me to start my own agencySaid Bengeri. There will be no direct sales (on-click) on the site, but only the promotion of tourist engagements, and additional information about each program can be obtained directly from the travel agency, to which the links will lead. A smart and logical move, but also a big step forward for UHPA However, this is not an informative UHPA website as has been the case so far, in the b2b segment and communication with members, but the new UHPA portal will bring together the offers of all travel agencies and other partners for the first time in one place and present them market.  According to official statistics, there has been a steady increase in the number of passengers traveling through travel agencies. These are indicators that confirm the importance of travel agencies despite the myriad opportunities that allow today’s travelers a direct online connection to destinations. “Domestic travelers trust travel agencies, and the benefits of traveling with travel agencies are truly numerous. Today’s travel agencies are much more than package providers – they create travel experiences, offer an individual approach, recommendations and allow travelers to get to know the destination and sights in the best possible way or simply relax with the assurance that one of the agency’s representatives is always at available. It is for this reason that we believe that all travelers, travel enthusiasts and those who are just about to become happy to use the travel.hr website. ”explained Tomislav Fain. The portal offers new added value for its members, and thus enters the market of tourist offer directly to customers, without commission to any of the various booking portals or platforms.  The new website was created based on the recognized need to create a central place to offer travel abroad, intended for the domestic market – experienced and potential travelers, tourism professionals, adventurers, bloggers, all travel enthusiasts and those who are about to become. In addition to current travel, the site offers tips for travelers, presentation of destinations, attractive articles, travelogues and other interesting things.  As we have already announced, the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) presented a new website in Zagreb today putovanja.hr which combines the offer of travel agencies – members of the association that deals with the organization of travel abroad (ie. outgoing package and / or excursion package).  “The site was created as a logical sequence of work on the promotion of our members, Croatian tourism and tourism in general. Although Croatia is a receptive destination and many agencies are focused on the organized arrival of foreign tourists in our country and Croats like to travel outside Croatia, we, in addition to promoting foreign programs of our agencies, wanted to provide domestic travelers with useful information, travel tips and current offer.” he pointed out Tomislav Fain. last_img read more

Fourth 3T Conference – Sustainability as our Opportunity?

first_imgReport from last year’s 3T: https://mreza.bug.hr/3t-tourism-travel-tech/ In the pictures: details from last year’s 3T conference. More information and registration fees are available at https://3t.bug.hr/              In addition to the above, more is planned through lectures, presentations and discussions. The performance has been confirmed Ilija Brajković, a digital marketing expert and top rated lecturer at previous 3T conferences, with the topic How to break down content and build personal branding on social media? The leading Croatian chef will also perform Mate Janković. He will perform as one of the keynoters Zoran Pejović, a world expert when it comes to the hospitality industry. Let’s put it this way – you have a lot of money, and in an exclusive location, the Maldives, Iceland, the plateau in the Andes, or in Croatia you want to invest in a first-class luxury resort? Who will you take to manage and lead it all? Our keynoter. Zoran Pejović will hold a keynote called Modern Luxury Travel – between technology and ideology. Panel discussion Are climate change and the trend of sustainability a Croatian opportunity? will moderate Oleg Maštruko, Director of the 3T Conference. The Bug media house announces the fourth edition of the conference 3T – Tourism, Travel and Tech, which deals with the merger of companies and professionals from two leading Croatian sectors – the information industry and tourism. 3T conference is the first conference that unites tourism and IT, as the leading and most important branches of the Croatian economy. Technology is the key to optimization and success in the tourism business, and the 3T conference will provide you with answers on how to make the best use of modern technology and make business in tourism more efficient and better. The main leitmotif of this year’s edition of the 3T conference is climate – sustainability – technology. The worlds of technology and tourism have never been more strongly connected. It has never been more important to be on event which connects the two most successful Croatian industries. Tourists need to introduce more tech, and technicians, of course, need to sell their knowledge and skills to someone. The fourth 3T will take place March 19 at Kaptol Boutique Cinema in Zagreb. The number of participants last year was around 280, and the same is expected this year as well. “The tourism industry, globally, is not showing signs of slowing down. During the second quarter of 2019 the number of global hotel capacities in pipeline reached a record 1.704 hotels with an incredible 260.111 rooms, an increase of 23 percent for hotels and 19 percent for rooms compared to last year (year over year, YOY). Such events in the field of tourism, of course, open opportunities for IT and tech, which have always been actually service industries, ie those that support another activity, and are not an end in themselves. So how much has technology changed the world of tourism, and how much have these changes affected the lives of locals, people living in a certain territory? How does technology contribute / shape the development of your business in the tourism industry? To what extent can the continuous growth of tourist traffic be sustainable? The impact of tourism growth on the quality of life of the local population? Why are more and more cities restricting rentals through AirBNB and similar services? Can tourism be sustainable and how the development of technology helps or hinders us in this, and how to maintain the quality of life at the desired level with the growth of tourist traffic? Future Tourism Applications – Will VR and AR reduce the need for physical travel to a location and thus solve part of the problem? Who even wants to travel that way? – these are some of the issues we will try to open at this year’s edition of the conference “, he pointed out Oleg Maštruko, Director of the 3T Conference.last_img read more

MINT: Instructions for private renters and family farms providing accommodation services

first_imgFor all information on the implementation of these measures, feel free to contact the Ministry of Tourism at the e-mail address mintcz@mint.hr. As we know, the Government of the Republic of Croatia has adopted the first set of measures to help the economy due to the coronavirus epidemic, a total of 63 of them, and new measures are expected in the second week. Based on reasonable requests, a deferral of payment will be granted for due tax liabilities without interest calculation. Deferred payment is granted for a period of three months from the statutory due date of each individual tax liability. Instructions for private renters and family farms that provide accommodation services (not in the VAT system) IMPORTANT: Taxpayers can also apply for measures to defer public benefits. If the taxpayer has a debt that is not yet covered by the collection procedures before filing the application may approach the conclusion administrative contract and thus ensure that the conditions for tax payment measures are met, ie for the deferral of due tax liabilities. The contract is concluded under the conditions and in the manner prescribed by Articles 101 to 103 of the OPZ. The current measures relate to a total of eight ministries, many of which relate to preserving the liquidity and jobs of entrepreneurs.  In case of extension of the deadline due to special circumstances, it is possible to grant an additional period of three months for already deferred tax liabilities and extend the coverage of deferred tax liabilities to tax liabilities that fall due for an additional three months, without interest. a new written and reasoned request is submitted.An applicant who is unable to pay a deferred tax liability at its deferred maturity may apply for an installment payment, without charging interest.Send the completed form by email to the address of the competent tax administration. Ordinance on deferral or exemption from payment of tourist tax for persons providing catering services in the household or on a family farm (OG 36/2020) entered on 26.03.2020. years.Persons providing catering services in the household and on the family farm they only payhalf the amount of the annual lump sum tourist taxes in 2020. In regular circumstances, they would be obliged to pay the full amount for the main beds and accommodation units in the campsite and campsite, or according to the capacity of the Robinson accommodation facility used to provide accommodation services in accordance with special regulations governing catering. Also, for the whole of 2020, these persons are exempt from paying the tourist tax for extra beds. The implementing bodies for this measure are the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board. Information on this measure will be implemented via the eVisitor system, therefore the specified persons do not have to report anywhere, ie data processing will be automatic via the eVisitor system.TOURIST MEMBERSHIP FEE (flat rate)Considering the fact that the measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia include tax payments due in the next three months, ie until 20 June 2020, the Amendments to the Ordinance on the Implementation of the General Tax Law do not cover the payment of membership fees to tourist boards. renters and family farms). The due date for payment of the first installment of the membership fee for this group is 31.07.2020. and we invite you to follow the website of the Ministry of Tourism and be informed in a timely manner when changes are made in this segment.Lump sum INCOME TAX Payers flat income tax in accordance with the Income Tax Act, given that the annual flat income tax and surtax on income tax are paid quarterly, they may submit to the competent tax administration a Request for deferment of payment due to special circumstances(link to Request: https://www.porezna-uprava.hr/Dokumenti%20vijesti/Zahtjev%20za%20odgodu%20pla%C4%87anja.pdf ).center_img Thus, part of the measures of the Ministry of Tourism related to the tourism sector were adopted. “We are aware of the fact that the tourism sector has been significantly affected by this epidemic, and that part of the burden will fall on private renters, we have urgently set about designing and adopting measures that we believe will help us overcome this demanding period together.”Point out from the Ministry of Tourism and add that the aim of these measures is to mitigate the financial impact on persons providing catering services in the household or on the family farm as taxpayers, given that they are affected by the situation with coronavirus because they pay tourist tax annually. a lump sum per bed, not per night. The applicant must submit a written and reasoned request to the competent tax authority according to the place of residence for natural persons, or the seat for legal persons.  The tax authority will decide on the request in a simple and expeditious procedure and inform the applicant about the merits of the request in an appropriate manner, usually electronically. TOURIST TAX (Lump sum) Detailed information can be found on the website of the Tax Administration: Notification to entrepreneurs of tax payment measures for the duration of special circumstances and uOrdinance on amendments to the Ordinance on the implementation of the General Tax Act (OG 25/20) The request can be submitted by taxpayers who make it probable that they are unable to pay due tax liabilities, and if they do not have overdue uncollected tax debt, or if the amount of their tax debt is less than HRK 200,00.last_img read more