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

Clemson’s John Simpson doesn’t think Alabama was the best team the Tigers faced last season

first_imgMORE: Dabo Swinney Clemson won’t change under ACC Network’s spotlightCrimson Tide linebacker Dylan Moses started the beef while speaking at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on Wednesday. Despite losing to the Tigers 44-16 in the 2019 National Championship, Moses felt that Clemson wasn’t even the best team Alabama faced that season.”It was more preparation,” Moses said . “I wouldn’t say Clemson was a better team… Georgia is definitely the hardest team I have played in college.” Alabama beat Georgia 35-28 in that season’s SEC Championship. The 28-point loss Clemson was the worst loss of the Nick Saban era at Alabama and the biggest deficit for the program since 2003.When word reached Clemson players a few hours later in Charlotte, N.C., they didn’t take too kindly to the excuses and disrespect.”Alabama was a really good team,” Clemson offensive guard John Simpson said . “They played really hard. They got their opinions, that’s just how it’s going to be. We got our opinions, they got theirs. I personally feel like Notre Dame was the best team that we played. Notre Dame was really good. I think Notre Dame was better than Alabama was.”Clemson beat Notre Dame 30-3 in the College Football Playoff semifinal . The 27-point margin of victory was less than the Tigers’ blowout win over Alabama the following week, so technically Simpson has a point.”We beat [Alabama] twice, and we beat them pretty good the second time,” Simpson continued. “So why is there an excuse? The first time, if there were excuses, OK.”His teammate Tanner Muse shared his thoughts on Moses’ comments as well.”He’s entitled to his own opinion so he can say what he wants to, “Muse said. “But at the end of the day it’s about the wins and losses. You either win or you lose and then you say what you want afterwards. But the final result is the final result. There is no changing it, only what you do next.”MORE: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa: I’m grateful for the championship game loss to ClemsonESPN and SEC Network personality Paul Finebaum did not share the same sentiment with the Clemson players, calling the comments petty.”I’m not in the business of criticizing college players,” Finebaum said , “but that is easily one of the stupidest comments I have ever heard. Alabama was a phenomenal football team last year. Notre Dame was good, but they were not as good as Alabama. Alabama would’ve destroyed Notre Dame, and what you get there in John Simpson’s comments is just the pettiness of a program that is unaccustomed to being at the epicenter of this sport.” “Clemson just doesn’t know how to win yet,” Finebaum continued. “Maybe they will at some point, but not yet. And I hope that they can learn to deal with being No. 1 and being in the spotlight. Because so far, a lot of their comments and their behavior, both the last time two years ago and today, have been really embarrassing.”Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence then took to Twitter on Thursday to respond to Finebaum’s comments:Unprofessional— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) July 18, 2019Alabama and Clemson are ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively in Sporting News’ preseason Top 25 . The Crimson Tide begin their season on Aug. 31 vs. Duke in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with a chance to beat an ACC opponent. Meanwhile, the Tigers meanwhile host Georgia Tech two days earlier to kick off their season. Even when separated by several states and hundreds of miles, the rivalry between Clemson and Alabama continues to brew.With just over a month until the college football season kicks off and a seemingly inevitable Clemson-Alabama national championship game unfolds for the fourth time in five years, players from both teams are already busy trash talking each other at their respective conference media days.last_img read more