A new concept and creative solution for the CNTB’s appearance at tourism fairs was presented

first_imgToday, the world’s largest tourism fair ITB was officially opened in Berlin, where the Croatian National Tourist Board will premiere with a new stand design that will be used until 2022. The fair presents more than 180 countries from 5 continents, and during its holding it is visited by more than 150.000 visitors.The new concept and creative solution of the CNTB’s appearance at tourism fairs is the work of the Group + Architecture team (Tihana Taraba, Filip Despot, Tvrtko Topic) under the theme “Connecting diversity and openness”.The emphasis of the new solution of appearances at tourist fairs gives the impression of openness, visual clarity and orderliness and quality organization, which is achieved by standardizing the emphasis of visual features of exhibitors at individual stands and designer furniture made in Croatia as an ambassador of domestic creativity and quality.For HrTurizam.hr / Photo: Damir Kovačić, Iva Kružić – Production codelast_img read more

The Croatian Giants application uses augmented reality to revive a part of Croatian history

first_imgBy scanning Croatian banknotes through the Croatian Greats application, three-dimensional animations are launched that speak, move around the space and reveal some interesting moments from Croatian history.This is the easiest way to explain the new application. “Croatian greats ” Delta Reality studio, which uses augmented reality to revive a part of Croatian history and bring new technology closer to all smartphone users. The Delta Reality team created the app to bring people closer to augmented reality, which to many still seems like an abstract concept, but can actually be enjoyed by anyone with a smartphone.This technology is already used in places such as museums, where scanning an image through dedicated applications animates the image or provides some additional information about it, but the Delta Reality team has decided to provide this opportunity to everyone, wherever they are, without the need to visit a specific site or museum.Thus, banknotes were imposed as a solution – a piece of history that everyone has with them, explains Darian Škarica, director of Delta Reality, and adds that they wanted everyone to be able to experience augmented reality. “We thought about what we could use as triggers, what image anyone could have. We quickly realized how banknotes could serve perfectly, because they have so many details that we often overlook. We immersed ourselves in creating content related to the motifs on the banknotes and designing so that we could bring them to life.”Points out Škarica.But that’s just the beginning, explains Škarica, because augmented reality will really take off when we no longer need a phone screen for it, but we will see it through augmented reality glasses. “One of the great things that the future of augmented reality brings us is the revival of everything around us – monuments will talk to us, strange creatures will fly over the city, there will be portals to the past throughout the city. We’ve already done some short experiments in this area, but it’s one thing to look at things like this through a cell phone screen, and it’s another thing to fully experience it using augmented reality glasses. ” concludes Scissors.Technology is there to help and speed up all business processes, changes are happening faster and those who ignore it will unfortunately have to close their doors. Don’t be afraid of new technologies, but use them to improve your business.You can download the Android app through the Google Play Store HERE, and the iPhone app is available on the iOS App Store HERERelated news:CAN VIRTUAL REALITY THREATEN TOURISM?last_img read more

Action plan for the development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia adopted

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board has adopted EuroVelo8 Development Action Plan – Mediterranean cycling routes in Croatia for the period 2018-2030.The plan was adopted on meeting of the interdepartmental working group for planning, implementation and reporting on the implementation of Measure 18 defined within the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism and the Coordination Body for the Development of Cyclotourism in Croatia. The action plan was developed by the Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with external associate Davorin Belamarić as part of the EU project MedCycleTour.“This project has created the preconditions for the beginning of the systematic development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia, and the Action Plan provides a detailed overview of the activities required for its development. The key results of the analysis of this route are presented, which is very attractive due to the combination of coast, islands and hinterland and preserved and authentic cultural heritage, numerous natural beauties and excellent offer of accommodation and catering facilities along the entire route. The action plan devises a strategy and activities that will effectively and quickly contribute to the status of a route that will justify all world standards, as well as the expectations of the most demanding cyclists. ” stand out from the CNTB.The potential of the Croatian EV8 route is really great as it passes through seven coastal counties from Istria to Dubrovnik, including Lika. With a length of about 1100 kilometers, it makes up almost 1/5 of the total length of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean routes (5888 km), with the highest density and diversity of natural and cultural-historical attractions, which includes as many as 8 UNESCO sites.Croatia has already established itself as an attractive and recognizable tourist destination, and as global trends show strong growth of active tourism, health and environmental care, the MedCycleTour project and the development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia strengthen this segment of the tourist offer, the CNTB concludes.The MedCycleTour project is implemented with the aim of developing and promoting cycling tourism in the Mediterranean through the establishment of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean routesThe EuroVelo8 route seeks to connect the area from Cádiz in the west to Cyprus in the east, and the project involves partners from 8 Mediterranean countries. Project partners are from Croatia Croatian tourist agency i Cluster for eco-social innovation and development (CEDRA HR).The Mediterranean route is one of the 15 transnational cycling routes of the EuroVelo route network in Europe and is considered the future cycling highway of the Mediterranean as it passes through as many as 11 countries. The Croatian part of the EuroVelo 8 route in the length of about 1100 km passes through all seven coastal counties: Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva.Find out more about the whole project herelast_img read more

Travel + Leisure: The island of Hvar and the Dalmatian islands on the list of the best islands in Europe

first_img“This time, Hvar is recognized for the breadth of its offer and the highest tourist criteria it offers to visitors. Tourists from the United States are very present in the overall structure of realized arrivals and overnight stays. In the first six months of 2019, guests from the USA are second on the list of foreign guests in the town of Hvar, just behind guests from the United Kingdom, with almost 15 percent in the structure of foreign guests. pointed out Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board. This time, a reputable American monthly magazine Travel+Leisure, Hvar and the surrounding islands were highlighted as one of the best European island destinations. Hvar, which has been recognized on the world tourist map for many years as a great choice for touring the island, a popular island hopping, this is another confirmation of the excellence of the destination as well as a great free advertisement.  In the first place, according to the votes of visitors, is the Greek island of Milos. Each year, on the occasion of the World + Best award of Travel + Leisure magazine, their readers cast their votes for their favorite destinations, based on natural and cultural attractions, activities offered, beaches, food, cordiality and overall value.  The island of Hvar and the Dalmatian islands have once again held a high position on the list of the best islands in Europe and in the focus of global media.  Hvar thus positioned itself in the high seventh place of the best European islands, ahead of Mallorca, Sardinia, Malta, Ischia and others. The editorial board of Travel + Leisure magazine, which, along with National Geographic Traveler and Conde Nast Traveler, is one of the most influential travel magazines in the world, decided to put 15 islands on this list, emphasizing that European culture, history and food are best experienced on these. islands.  Attachment: The Top 15 Islands in Europelast_img read more

Online wine shop of Ilok cellars opened

first_imgAs of today, wine lovers of Ilok cellars can order their favorite wine from the comfort and safety of their home. Ilok cellars have opened their virtual doors online wine shops at https://shop.ilocki-podrumi.hr/. Source, Photo: PR, Ilok cellars U online you will surely find your favorite wine in the Ilok cellars wine shop because it is on offer included the entire range. Order your favorite wine from Ilok cellars at https://shop.ilocki-podrumi.hr/.  Široka ponuda  nudi vam choosing the ideal wine for all occasions. Whether it’s good news to toast, a surprise for your loved one or just enjoying your favorite book, you’ll find wine for every moment.  center_img Delivery is free for all orders over 350 kuna, and is currently performed only in Croatia.  Graševina, Kapistran bijeli i Kapistran crni iz klasične linije vina su koja idu uz sve što volite, imaju široku primjenu u gastronomiji i sljubljivanju s Vašim svakodnevnim menijem.  Nova berba iz odabrane linije vina Iločkih podruma idealna je za svaki dan i uz svaki ručak upravo zahvaljujući svojoj mladosti i svježini. For special occasions, there are top wines from the unique richly sunny wine-growing position of Principovac. The limited line Principovac in its palette offers semi-dry and semi-sweet Graševina, Chardonnay and Traminac, wines created for enjoyment or as a surprise for a loved one. For those most special occasions and moments to remember, in online in the Ilok cellars wine shop you will find all the predicate Traminers, from late to ice harvest.last_img read more

Flag statements don’t dishonor the country

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFlag statements don’t dishonor the countryThe flag and anthem are more than symbols of patriotism and the military. The flag is a symbol of freedom for all citizens.And when some citizens feel the flag does not fly over them with the same resonance that it flies over others, then making that statement in the presence of the flag is what should be done.It doesn’t dishonor the flag or the military. Rather, it states that all citizens have an equal right to the same level of freedom, and no political son of a bee should defame the First Amendment. It’s for the First Amendment and other fundamental rights that our forefathers fought, sacrificed and died. To denigrate free speech is to dishonor the flag and the military. It’s to hurl insult at our heritage. The First Amendment is why these very words can be written and shared. Without freedom in our country, the flag is no more than colored cloth blowing in the wind. Now we see that some are more interested in stirring up conflict than they are in offering condolences to the grief-stricken families whose loved ones paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Shame. Humpty Trumpty sat on a wall.Humpty Trumpty was vindictive to all.All his advisers. And all of his men.Dreaded the moment he would tweet once again.Glenn WiteckiSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Monday, May 13

first_imgI especially appreciated your emphasis on the fact that sex trafficking is not just a “big city problem” and that “Schenectady is a particularly attractive target for sex traffickers because of its proximity to interstates and New York City.” Therefore, to keep both Democrats protecting our city and schools, it’s critical to vote for Michele Madigan to return as Commissioner of Finance in the Democratic primary on June 25 and thereby keeping Patty Morrison on the Board of Education. One vote for Madigan will guarantee two Democrats will represent us and fight for our values. We need to keep her on the Board of Education to protect her seat and vote from those we disagree with. Morrison is running for the Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance, a job held for the past seven-plus years by fellow Democrat Michele Madigan, who has been endorsed by the Democratic Committee for re-election. How on Earth are you going to enforce this law? By hiring more people to surf the streets looking for children selling lemonade? No, some curmudgeon will rat out the poor kid.   I worked in a restaurant years ago and and I know for a fact that the Health department would call the manager or inn keeper and give them a days’ notice that they were coming. We all scurried around making everything “up to Health Dept. standards.” Perhaps the Health Department will call the parents before poor Johnny and Mary get slapped with a fine. Kathy WilsonSaratoga Springs The whole notion of having to legislate children’s “Kool-Aid or lemonade stand is absolutely absurd to any normal thinking person and I am sure Sen. Tedisco (whom I like) probably feels the same way. The success of our agency comes from the quality of our outreach, case management and therapeutic programs, both residential and non-residential, with the aim of instilling in each client the importance of self-dignity and enduring relationships. The work we do not only strengthens and empowers the youth we serve, but it also strengthens the community in which we live. Since 1985, Safe Inc. of Schenectady’s primary goal has been to provide outreach, counseling, advocacy and shelter to homeless, runaway, “throw-away,” at-risk and sexually-exploited youth. Unfortunately, state law is very clear: A person cannot stay on the Board of Education and be an elected city official. As you stated, it’s noteworthy that Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney has been taking positive steps with the state Office of Court Administration to initiate a human trafficking court to serve the Schenectady area. We welcome all collaborative efforts to enable sex-trafficked victims to avoid incarceration. Well throw out the old adage “When life hands you lemons make lemonade,” but not without a permit. I would like to meet the individual that could walk up to a child and tell him it is against the law to sell lemonade, not beer or wine but lemonade. This is the world we live in today. Sad really sad. Leave Morrison and Madigan in seatsIf we are smart in the primary on June 25, we can have two Democrats supporting our values instead of one. Patty Morrison currently has the important role of protecting our values as a member of the Board of Education, with several years left on her term. Laws for lemonade stands are absurdI cannot believe that I am writing an opinion on governing a lemonade stand. Barbara DworkinSchenectadyThe writer is the Board President of Safe Inc. of Schenectady. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionHuman-trafficking efforts improve livesThank you so very much for your May 5 editorial which highlighted the community fight against human trafficking.  We want to partner with our community courts and social service agencies to enable these victims to have access to the medical care, housing, education and job training essential for future success. Linda CorteseNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Niche markets

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Selling off the family silver

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Drive from Norwich

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