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 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

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Reis wins Global Auto Spares golf tourney

first_imgVETERAN Clifford Reis continued his winning drive to emerge winner in his flight and overall champion of the Global Auto Spares inaugural golf tournament last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course.Noticeably, rookie Eureka Giddings registered her entry in the winners’ row, placing a definite second.The tournament was played in two flights. Winners in the 0 –14 flight were Aleem Hussain (70/10), and Roy Cummings (74/12).In the 15 – 28 flight, winners were Reis (64/26); Giddings (71/28) and Shanella Webster (74/15).The grounds were in fine condition, and the new LGC member and owner of Global Auto Spares, Hardeo Ganpat and his wife were on hand to congratulate the winners and express their delight in supporting the Lusignan Golf Club. Meanwhile, Reis, CEO of Banks DIH, took full advantage of the conditions to maintain his great performance.In the special awards area, Minister Ronald Bulkan came out of a long absence to provide an excellent drive and win the Nearest The Pin (some 6ft) prize. Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud also came to the fore in his unique area of the Longest Drive, being one of the club’s golfers with a huge drive; he recorded a 310 yards drive.Hussain took away two prizes, obtaining the Best Gross for the day, along with his flight win. Meanwhile, a packed and exciting series of tournaments are set for the next few weeks at the Lusignan Golf Club, starting with the Assuria Insurance Companies inaugural Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27th at 12:30 p.m., to be followed each weekend by a tournament sponsored by MTV, RRT, Banks DIH, Torginol Paints, Macorp, El Dorado, Kissoons and a grand AMCHAM Open on June 15th.In the spirit of generosity and rejoicing of the Easter season, LGC, in partnership with the Shafura Hussain (charitable) Foundation of Albouystown and New Trend Auto’s Rudy Ramalingum, began distributing kites to children in the Albouystown community. President Hussain indicated that some 200 kites would be given over the period, Easter Saturday to Tuesday, to kids in the Albouystown community and at the Lusignan ground during the kite-flying excitement that normally takes place there on Easter Monday and Tuesday.The public is invited to spectate free of charge at all the tournaments identified. For more information on how you can be a part of these or other activities at the LGC, and get FREE golf lessons to learn the game, or how to become a member, please call 645-0944 or visit our facebook page at lusignangolfclub.last_img read more