“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. Dnevnik.hr 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 Updated: 7th October, 2019 18:10 IST ‘Will Push For Kabaddi’s Inclusion In The 2024 Olympics’, Says Rijiju Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister of India, has stated that the Government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Written By “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” Rijiju said in a statement while speaking on KBD Live at Star Sports Studio.”We will definitely push hard for Kabaddi to be part of the next Olympics as we are a billion-plus powerful nation and so for this to become possible, we will have to put all our efforts together, but I am very confident about it,” he added. SUBSCRIBE TO US READ: Dream11, Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls: Player PredictionsPush for the inclusion of Kabaddi India which has been a dominant force in Kabaddi has been trying to push hard for its inclusion in the Olympics. In order for a sport to get included in the Olympics, it will have to first get the recognition from the International Olympic Committee. After that, its governing body will have to become a recognised International Federation (IF) of the IOC. The sport’s IF will then apply for acceptance as an Olympic sport by filing a petition that establishes its criteria of eligibility. However, after a vote of the IOC session in Lausanne, on June 25, the IOC refused to include any other sports for the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games. Paris, the host country of Olympics 2024 submitted its proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the programme. The Olympic Programme Commission will conduct an evaluation after which the executive board will make the final decision on the existing events and the proposed new events in 2020.READ: PKL 2019: Bengaluru Qualify For Playoffs With Win Over Haryana OTHER SPORTSREAD: Pawan Sehrawat Sets Pro Kabbadi Record With 39 Raid Points In A Match(With PTI inputs) Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister of India, has stated the Government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Even though he did not elaborate on how this will be achieved, he cautioned that the inclusion of a new sport will be a long-drawn and a cumbersome process. This process usually involves intensive lobbying. Rijiju asserted that no matter what the circumstances, the Government is going to put their best forward in pushing the sport. India’s kabaddi team achieved bronze at the Jakarta Asian Games held in Indonesia last year, while the women’s team won silver after they lost to Iran in the final. READ: PKL 2019: Telugu Titans And Puneri Paltan Break Pro Kabaddi Record First Published: 7th October, 2019 18:10 IST COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Ankita Chakraborty FOLLOW US