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

UW quarterbacks continue to fight injuries

first_imgRedshirt sophomore Joe Brennan has only completed six passes in his lone year on the field, but he could be Wisconsin’s starter next year due to injuries to two upperclassmen.[/media-credit]As is the case with any college football team, spring football can be a crucial time for the coaching staff as it tries to find the puzzle pieces to replace the holes left by graduating seniors. This will be an especially difficult task for the reigning Big Ten champion Wisconsin Badgers, as fans expect nothing less than continuing to compete at the highest level regardless of the personnel head coach Bret Bielema has available.One position that has already sparked plenty of preseason discussion has been the quarterback position and who will be chosen as the replacement for one-and-done starter Russell Wilson.Both of Bielema’s top recruits, redshirt junior Jon Budmayr and redshirt senior Curt Phillips, have dealt with significant injury problems over the past year that are just beginning to improve and leave a huge question mark at, arguably, the most important position on the field.Phillips, who is recovering from the most recent of a string of knee problems, including ACL tears that have forced him to the sidelines the last two seasons, is just beginning to practice and has yet to do any drills with the regular team.“[He] has been involved moderately with the throwing, the individual time, nothing [where] we got live bodies moving around,” Bielema said at his Monday press conference. “He has continued to make good strides.”Meanwhile, Budmayr has continued to struggle with neurological issues in his shoulder and elbow that have plagued him for the past year and are just beginning to be diagnosed by doctors.“Last week, at the end of the week, [Budmayr] got some indication as to what they feel might be the problem, ” Bielema said. “He is actually at the Mayo Clinic this week getting some second opinions for him to move forward, and hopefully [they are] on the right path there for him.”Considering the bad luck the Badgers have suffered from over the last few years regarding quarterback injuries, many have begun to question whether Bielema needs to make it a priority to recruit more quarterbacks.Since his first season as the Badgers’ head coach in 2006, Bielema has made it a point to recruit only one quarterback each year.“I made a conscientious decision my first year that we were going to sign one quarterback and one tailback every year,” Bielema said. “Obviously, the predicament that you get in is if you have two quarterbacks, or in our situation, three quarterbacks, that didn’t work out because of injury. … [But] it provided an opportunity like what we saw with Russell [Wilson].”The time for the younger quarterbacks in the group – redshirt freshman Joel Stave and redshirt sophomore Joe Brennan – may come sooner than they know. Bielema expects they will continue to improve with time, especially with the uncertainty of the current quarterback situation, in the areas of on-field communication and reading the game.“I just want to see the composure in the huddle, being able to communicate, … and that has been outstanding,” Bielema said. “I think both of them [look good]; even the players around them have noticed that right away.”Next season will also be the first time in the last few years that the Badgers will look to new starters at the kicker and punter positions. Last year’s starting kicker, Philip Welch, graduated this year as the Big Ten’s leader in extra point field goals made (207), a tough shadow for any new kicker to overcome.As a result, the coaching staff has made it a focus to make sure redshirt sophomore kicker Kyle French and redshirt freshman punter Drew Meyer are prepared for the type of pressure they will be forced to face on a regular basis next fall in the Big Ten.“We try to create as many pressure situations as possible. [French] was four-for-four [a couple of days ago],” Bielema said. “It’s all about trying to create as much pressure as possible in scenarios; nothing is going to be like 80,000 fans next fall, but you can try to do your best [to replicate it].”last_img read more

2017 AfroBasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigresses Draw Senegal, Egypt

first_imgThe national women’s basketball team, the D’Tigresses have been drawn against perennial rivals and defending champions, Senegal, Egypt, Guinea, Mozambique and a yet to be determined representative of Zone 4 in Group B for the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.According to the official draw held on Saturday in Bamako, Mali, teams drawn in Group A are host Mali, Cameroon who hosted the last edition in 2015, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire and  Angola. The last spot in the group has been reserved for a wild card team.The Nigerian ladies who were bronze medallists in the 2015 edition were incidentally in the same group with Senegal who they beat but lost in the crucial semi final to Cameroon. They however, beat the 2013 champions, Angola for the bronze.FIBA stated that the 12-team competition will take place from August 18 through 27 at the Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga in Bamako. It also serves as a qualifier for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 holding in Spain.The First-phase will be played in a round-robin format, with every team taking on its five (5) opponents in its respective groups. The top four (4) teams from each group will advance to the Second-phase.The tournament will be played in a knockout format from the quarter-finals onwards. The Third-place game and the Final will be played on the last day of the competition on Sunday, August 27.The FIBA technical report for the 2015 edition stated that “if statistics are anything to go by, then Nigeria were the better team in the competition (because they) scored more points per game (76) than any other team, they averaged tournament-highs (48.9 rebounds and 17 assists per game) and recorded the highest efficiency rate of 81.9.The report however, said that unlike Senegal, Scott Nnaji’s team paid the price for allowing Cameroon to come back in the Semi-Final after leading for most of the contest, and that breakdown proved costly.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more