Tourism Council members discuss impact of coronavirus pandemic on domestic and international tourism sector

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Croatia provided four thousand kunas for the preservation of each job and released 93 percent of the company’s tax liabilities, while for the rest of the measures, deferred payment and installment payments for up to 24 months are without interest. In addition to the already presented credit lines intended for maintaining liquidity, the Ministry of Tourism subsidizes additional through HBOR for working capital and liquidity increase with subsidized interest intended for micro, small and medium enterprises in tourism and catering in the amount of HRK 600 million, which will be able to use and tourist boards for three years without interest” pointed out the Minister of Tourism and President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli. The Chinese market has slowly begun to stabilize and in the last ten days we have conducted several online activities with partners such as Ctrip, Mafengwo, Tuniu and Tongcheng. Although it is still uncertain at what point the tourist traffic in the country will start, every crisis ends at some point, and when the conditions are created we will turn to active promotion towards the domestic market, as well as the available markets in the area., he said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that it supports Government measures aimed at the tourism sector. “The measures arrived at a crucial time to preserve jobs and ensure liquidity. At this point, that is crucial. The measures cover all stakeholders in the tourism industry, hoteliers, private renters, campers, travel agencies, caterers, as well as the system of tourist boards. “, he concluded Stanicic. We are in daily communication with all our representative offices in the world and on a daily basis we receive reports on the situation in the emitting markets, he said. CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, and added: “We maintain our presence and visibility on the world tourist map primarily through activities on social networks, where we currently record an above-average range of publications, especially in the Italian and American markets. People are in their homes, and we try to show them lesser-known stories from Croatian destinations in an interesting way with a lot of useful information. We have 18 Facebook pages, each content is carefully selected and adapted to the current situation in each important market, and we strive to continue to promote ourselves as a close and safe market and evoke emotions with photos and soothing messages. Today, the 64th session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board was held via video call, where the council members discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Croatian and world tourism, previous measures of the Croatian Government intended for the tourism system and measures in various emitting markets. On that occasion, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli referred to the current measures of the Ministry of Tourism and the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the new package of measures that is currently in the parliamentary procedure. “The measures taken so far are aimed at maintaining the liquidity of tourist entities and preserving jobs. Our main goal is to keep the tourism system stable until the preconditions are created for the continuation of normal business so that we are ready to better position ourselves in the market after the end of this current situation. Through only some of the previous measures, we have relieved the system of about 180 million kuna on the basis of the tourist tax and concession fee. Also, Cappelli added that at this moment the most important is the health of the citizens of the Republic of Croatia and guests currently in Croatia and that the Government will continuously implement various measures to minimize the economic consequences of the coronavirus situation and to make the tourism system ready. for the period after the epidemic. The session discussed the situation in other countries, the measures taken and the general situation of tourism companies in Europe and the world, emphasizing the importance of continuous communication with many partners so that cooperation can be intensified after the current situation and thus enable faster recovery. and stabilization of the tourism market.last_img read more

Theophane wants Bradley or Morales

first_imgKilburn’s Ashley Theophane says he is determined to challenge for a world title within the next 12 months.Theophane, 31, is due to defend his British light-welterweight crown against Nigel Wright later this year and then wants a crack at Timothy Bradley or Mexican great Erik Morales.American Bradley, the WBO champion, is unbeaten in his 27 fights and has been mooted as a possible opponent for Britain’s Amir Khan, who holds the WBA and IBF belts.AdChoices广告Morales is 35 and considered past his best, but is the WBC champion and still a big name in the sport having won titles in four weight divisions and been involved in classic fights against fellow Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera.And Theophane is convinced his recent link-up with promoter Ricky Hatton – himself a former light-welterweight world champion – will pave the way for a shot at the big time.He said: “Ricky was the king of the 140lb division and he has passed the mantle over to me. I want to fight the world’s best and Ricky can make that happen.“Over the next 12 months I want to win the Lonsdale belt outright and fight Erik Morales or Timothy Bradley for the world title.”The fight against Wright will be Theophane’s second defence of the title he won by outpointing Lenny Daws at Wembley in February and retained by stopping Welshman Jason Cook at the same venue in June.He is currently training in the United States, where his sparring partners have included former welterweight world champion and one-time Hatton opponent Luis Collazo.“I feel with Ricky Hatton behind me, I can achieve anything,” Theophane added.“Ricky believes in my talent and I feel like he can get me a shot at the world title. He has been where I want to go on the world scene.”www.twitter.com/westlondonsportlast_img read more