The Run Croatia platform is expanding day by day

first_imgThe initiative to join the project came from Berislav Sokač and his team from the Run Croatia project. The goal is to include students in as many high standard races as possible, but also to help in their organization.Less than two months have passed since Croatia received the first Run friendly hotel in Europe, and now there are new hotels on the Run Croatia list that can boast a special offer for millions of runners around the world. Namely, after the LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin, the first hotel in Zagreb, the Westin Zagreb hotel and the Falkensteiner park hotel Punat, joined the Run friendly hotel in Croatia. More importantly, the list of Run friendly hotels will soon increase by a couple of times.Positive energy, passion, vision and a great tourist story – these are the main elements of the team behind the Run Croatia concept, ie the Eco system that is expanding from month to month in Lijepa naša and includes more and more partners building a special and unique platform for runners. The essence of the Run friendly Eco system, ie the entire platform raised by the Run Croatia team with its partners, is that the system starts working for itself. To achieve this, good content and diverse partners are needed who offer a wide range of quality services and products for a specific target group, in this case for runners, said Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia recently in an interview for HrTurizam.hr.Since Croatia is a tourist country, the whole story includes various partners, from Run friendly hotels, health clinics, restaurants, gluten free and organic food producers to banking through eWallet or cashless payment through the blockchain 2.0 loyalty program.Edward Bernays College of Communication Management, Croatia airlines and Duh u Boci distillery – new partners of the Run Croatia platformIn the entire Run Croatia platform, which is expanding day by day, there is already the Bagatin Clinic, the mentioned hotels, Motion Travel – the first travel agency specializing in runners, family farms, the Zdravi Pinklec platform, and recently Edward Bernays Visoka school for communication management and distillery Duh in Boca.”We signed a Contract with the first Run Friendly Academic Institution. Among other things, students will have fieldwork volunteering in races to have a socially responsible activity, and will have a recommendation for employment in Run Friendly companies. ” Sokač points out, and adds that cooperation has also been agreed with the Duh u Boci Distillery, which has become the first Run Friendly Distillery. Old Pilots Gin is the first Croatian craft gin made exclusively from plants harvested in Croatia. “It is the connection with the Spirit in the Run Croatia bottle that wants to show that it is more than running, because running is a symbol of running”Emphasizes Sokač.Also, cooperation has already been established with various family farms that offer gluten free and organically grown food, as well as two cherry and chokeberry plantations. The whole eco system was joined by the Zdravi Pinklec platform, which delivers healthy, home-made, organically grown food, and to make the whole story self-sustainable, these family farms are directly connected to Run friendly hotels, where they distribute.In cooperation with Croatia Airlines, as the first airline in the world with an offer for runners, it will initially offer air tickets at a 20% discount on the routes they fly to encourage domestic runners to experience European races and foreign runners to come in large numbers. run to them. “ The idea is that together with Croatia Airlines we are working on the promotion of the country as a country moving away from car destinations. Our target group is 55 million active people that we want to bring in a faster and more comfortable way. I am already positive with the development of the project, but I will be completely satisfied when we paint at least one Croatia Airlines plane with the slogan: Fly to Run Croatia with Croatia Airlines. In my opinion it is the only real call to action for the development of our tourism and economy. The message is carried by two positive verbs, fly and run. Run has meaning and initiation, so even in a business context it is stimulating. Imagine using that message wisely in marketing and having a plane connect markets where 25% of the population runs on the Run?”Says Sokač.But this story is certainly not the end, because the plan is to include other health institutions, banks through the blockchain 2.0 loyalty program and many other services and products related to runners, because running is not just running, but a way of life. Win – Win and a unique example in Croatia, if not in the world. An example that, I am sure, in a couple of years will be presented at the UNWTO platform for sustainable tourism development and become one of the top Croatian export products.”Run Croatia platform open to all who with their positive energy want to start a better society as a whole and these economic processes”Concludes Sokač. Join the Run Croatia eco system and be part of a positive change. This is how strategic and sustainable tourism is developed.From one small but strong idea, Run Croatia has grown into a big project – a platform for the development and promotion of the entire destination (Croatia) through the concept of running or Run friendly destination. It has grown into a project of strategic importance for our entire tourism, at least it should have such a status. If you think I’m exaggerating, just wake up a little awake and imagine the possible future development and implications of this whole story.The whole concept includes destinations, better tourist spending and better guests, sports, healthy lifestyle, health clinics, gastronomy, family farms, healthy food, air transport, education, specialized travel agency, hotels, banks, clothing and footwear… continue series .In the end, let me conclude, such projects, heroes and ambassadors of Croatian tourism are our future and the direction of development of our tourism. This is how tourism develops strategically and sustainably, this is how it develops before and after the season, because runners avoid the “peak” of the season due to crowds and crowds, this is how tourism develops, and not that tourism continues to develop by inertia.Quality development is not accidental.It is the fruit of strategic thinking, synergy, creativity and proactivity of each individual, company, destination, State.It’s all up to us, whether we want quality growth and development or growth by inertia and the status quo. Individuals such as the team behind the Run Croatia project are struggling in the market and developing day by day, without synergy with tourism institutions, and the question is whether they will continue their “happiness” in Croatia or find it in other environments where their ideas, passion and energy to be recognized.last_img read more

The perfect cottage

first_imgStep inside to see cottage living as it should beTHIS charming, pre-war cottage is full of character and new to the market in Annerley.RE/MAX Colonial marketing agent Di Sims said 30 Norman St had been in the same family for 50 years. “It was originally built by a master builder as his own property and it passed to the current family in 1965,” Ms Sims said. “It’s one of those charming Australiana homes where the children slept in the sleep-out and played in the backyard.“It’s clearly been well looked after because it is immaculate.” The double-gabled cottage has artisan leadlight windows and doors, timber picture rails, ornate ceilings and built-in timber and glass display cabinets. There is a sun room at the front of the property, separate lounge and dining rooms, and a kitchen complete with a walk-in pantry. The main bedroom has a bay window with seating and a sunroom that could be used as a nursery or office. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoA sleep-out makes for a good-sized third bedroom. The bathroom and kitchen have been updated and there is a deck at the back of the home overlooking the lawn and established gardens.Downstairs there is a laundry, storage space and a veranda. “Part of downstairs is regulation height so there is potential to build in with council approval,” Ms Sims said. The home is on a 448sq m block in a cul-de-sac 4km from the CBD. “This is the sort of home we know we’re going to get a huge amount of inquiry about,” Ms Sims said. “Homes of this calibre, in this price range, are hard to come by.“Buyers love the character and there is scope to change the floorplan and redesign it.”last_img read more

BMV To Extend Hours For Voting ID Cards

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Local license branches will extend hours to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.Branches will be open on Monday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Election Day from 6: a.m. to 6 p.m.License branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses, learner permits, and CDLs. Aside from disability placards, the branches will not perform any other BMV services.The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and is old enough to vote. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license:Proof of Identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.Proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub or W-2.Proof of lawful status, such as a birth certificate or passport.Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, November 5.last_img read more

Trojans look to shake off rust at home

first_imgIf games were won and lost on paper, the madness that ensues in March would likely disappear into oblivion.And while the No. 7 USC men’s volleyball team’s 6 p.m. match against the Grand Canyon Antelopes lacks the flair and unpredictability of another collegiate sport this time of year, the concept of not overlooking an opponent still applies — even if that opponent hails from a Division II school.Unpredictable · USC coach Bill Ferguson has seen his team go from No. 1 in the nation to hovering near .500 over the course of the season. – Gage Allard | Daily TrojanFor the Trojans (10-9, 8-8), tonight’s match with GCU (14-19) couldn’t come at a better time. While the month began with optimism and renewal, the team has fallen on hard times. As most of the university’s students took the last week off for spring break, it seems USC’s most recent performances reflected a similar mental and physical hiatus.The Trojans traveled to Provo, Utah last week to face the No. 4 Brigham Young University Cougars, and despite early season success on the road, the team’s trip proved to be neither business nor pleasure. They dropped two matches in rather disappointing fashion (3-1, 3-0) and tied their season-high losing streak of three matches.As for Grand Canyon, this season hasn’t exactly panned out the way the team had hoped. After a disastrous first season at the helm of the ’Lopes, in which he saw his team go 4-25, Chad Speer created a schedule that he hoped would challenge his players. This season, GCU has taken road trips to play several Division I schools, including Ball State, Pacific, Ohio State and Pepperdine. And while the team has yet to win more than one set in any of those matches, a trip out to Southern California this week to face UCLA on Wednesday and USC on Thursday is all part of Speer’s plan to instill confidence in a program still looking to make a name for itself in Division II athletics.Aiding the Antelopes in their rebuilding process are two emerging stars, outside hitter Brock Hutchins and setter Brad Moore, who the team will rely on if they hope to make a dent on this upcoming road trip. Hutchins, a converted beach volleyball star, leads the team in kills (502). Moore, a local from Orange, Calif., enters tonight’s match with 57 kills and 200 digs on the season.For USC, the task at hand seems highly manageable: End a three-game losing streak against arguably the least experienced opponent it has faced all season. And with a schedule that included the likes of UC Irvine, BYU, Hawai’i and Cal State Northridge, who could blame the team if it chooses to overlook the Antelopes.Nevertheless, the Trojans have not been shy about letting people know that they have not even begun to assume a “W” will be etched beside tonight’s match. If this championship-starved team has learned anything in the midst of a highly rigorous schedule, it’s that a sense of entitlement ceases to exist once the whistle is blown.“The match is just as important as any other,” junior outside hitter Tri Bourne said. “We have prepared for GCU the same way we prepare for all the other teams. Every game is just as important as the next at this point in the season.”last_img read more