Maintaining employment and business activity is key

first_img“Swe are aware of the situation of the coronavirus epidemic and its impact on our entire economy, of which tourism is currently the most affected. Our Government is taking a responsible approach to solving the problem and the measures we will apply will be primarily to retain jobs and maintain the liquidity of employers whose business is directly affected by the viral crisis. “, said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. According to eVisitor data, in the first 10 days of March, 30% less arrivals and overnight stays were recorded. He added that just last week, finance ministers discussed possible economic and financial consequences, as well as consequences for tourism. In conversations with tourism workers from various sectors, some state assistance or compensatory measures are expected in the transition period from the moratorium on loans, wage relief, etc.… It is certainly most important to maintain the liquidity of the tourism sector and jobs. Due to intensive monitoring of the coronavirus situation, sessions of the Tourist Board of the CNTB will be held once a week “Currently, all countries are doing analyzes, the situation is different, you see what is happening in Italy and in some other countries where the prevalence of coronavirus is much higher, ie this epidemic. At the moment, Croatia is holding talks with all interested segments of the Croatian economy. We had a meeting with hoteliers last week, and I instructed Ministers Marić, Horvat and Cappelli to consult with all sectors of the economy.”, Said Plenković yesterday. Kristjan Staničić, CNTB: Planned promotional campaigns on digital and online platforms in most markets have been postponed Today, the 62nd session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian Tourist Board was held, at which the members of the council decided that the sessions will be held once a week due to intensive monitoring of the situation regarding coronavirus. Plenković: We are working on finding measures to make the coronavirus crisis as harmful as possible to the Croatian economy Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli emphasized that they have already started seasonal employment and training in tourism and expressed his desire to retain the workforce, especially employees from the territory of the Republic of Croatia. He announced that measures to retain workers would be implemented soon. Cappelli also emphasizes that it is important to send a clear message that our tourism sector will be prepared and will provide all the necessary services to tourists who come to Croatia. he briefly conveyed some of the information from this meeting, but as far as could be read between the lines, it is obvious that we still have to wait for concrete measures, which, according to Minister Zdravko Maric, will be elaborated in more detail in the coming days. “The most endangered will be the transport sector, especially air transport, which is quite logical, and the second is, of course, the tourism sector. In both of these sectors, of course, Croatia will take appropriate measures. All ministries are currently monitoring the situation and we will then together, both at the European level and at the national level, continue to find ways to make the situation as harmful as possible for the Croatian economy.”, Concluded the Prime Minister. The meeting of Croatian ministers with representatives of economic associations and institutions, including representatives of the tourism sector, has ended. The burning issue was the impact of the coronavirus on the economy and the upcoming tourist season. Photo: Government of the Republic of Croatia The most vulnerable sectors of transport, especially air and tourism In the coming days, concrete measures will be known to help companies affected by the effects of coronavirus. “We are in constant contact with the most important tour operators, partners and entities from the tourism industry, as well as with colleagues from the European Travel Commission. In cooperation with the offices of the CNTB’s representative office in the world, we actively monitor the situation around the coronavirus every day, and we reacted in accordance with the new circumstances in terms of adjusting marketing and PR activities in the markets. Scheduled promotional campaigns on digital and online platforms in most markets have been delayed. Until the beginning of March, we successfully completed advertising as part of brand campaigns, while pre- and post-season promotion campaigns were postponed in order to place customized promotional messages at a more appropriate time to target groups in terms of their openness and readiness to travel after stabilization.” said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic.last_img read more

Women’s hockey team prepares for weekend road match

first_imgFor every series the No. 3 Wisconsin women’s hockey team has played this season, there have always been questions, some nagging doubts as to how well the Badgers can perform. And every series, the Badgers answered those questions with victories.This past weekend, the question was whether the Badgers could defeat long time conference rival and WCHA powerhouse Minnesota. Coming into the series with a deplorable 4-23-2 record against the Golden Gophers, one had to wonder if the Badgers would fall short again.The Badgers responded with a convincing sweep on the road, the first time Wisconsin had ever swept Minnesota. It was also the third time the Golden Gophers had been swept at home. The Badgers shutout the Gophers 2-0 Friday evening and won by a score of 6-2 Saturday evening.Wisconsin is now 11-1 on the season and is one of the most dominating teams in its conference.With a prolific offense and a stifling defense, there are few questions about Wisconsin being an elite team. The Badgers have shown that their success is not a fluke. And there are no obvious holes in what seems to be a very well rounded team.Veteran players such as Sharon Cole, Sara Bauer, Bobbi-Jo Slusar and Jinelle Zaugg continue to provide plenty of offense. However, there had been a question of forward Nikki Burish. Going into the series against Minnesota with just two assists, there was the question of why Burish was in a scoring slump.”You look at statistics and say ‘what kind of year is she having?'” head coach Mark Johnson said prior to the series against Minnesota. “But you look at face-offs, you look at penalty killing, you look at plus minus and how she’s playing in a lot of key situations … late in games and late in periods. [Burish] has done a lot of good things.””She’s getting a lot of chances, unfortunately the puck is hitting the goaltender, missing the net or hitting the post,” Johnson continued. “When you look at [the Nov. 9 game against Minnesota State], she probably could have had four or five goals just in that game. Hopefully, she can get on a bit of a hot streak. I think she’s playing pretty well.”Burish answered the question of her scoring drought early in the first period during Saturday’s game, giving her a goal and two assists.Key freshman such as Erica Lawler, Angie Keseley and Tia Hanson are also doing well to contribute to the offense. The three are among the top seven freshman point scorers this season, with Keseley leading the way with six goals and six assists.I just go out there every shift and work as hard as I can and see what I can do,” Lawler said of adjusting to college hockey. “Whatever happens, happens. I try not to think about things too much, I just try to be aggressive.”The Badgers will face Dartmouth and New Hampshire this weekend at the Dartmouth Tournament in Hanover, N.H. Both teams are undefeated against Wisconsin.Dartmouth is 3-0 against the Badgers while New Hampshire holds a record of 3-0-1 against the Badgers.Dartmouth is 4-4 this season and has accumulated 17 goals and allowed 18 goals in all eight games. The Dartmouth Big Green is lead on offense by Shannon Bowman, Danielle Grundy and Tiffany Hagge, who have nine, nine and eight points, respectively.The New Hampshire Wildcats’ offense is lead by Nicole Hekle, who was named as Hockey East’s offensive player of the week. She has five goals and 10 assists on the season, and had a hat trick against Northeastern this weekend. The Wildcats have scored 44 goals in just nine games this season and hold a record of 7-2.last_img read more