ÖAMTC: Croatia is the leading foreign destination on the Austrian market

first_imgAccording to the research “Reisemonitoring”, which he conducted ÖAMTC, Austrian National Auto-Moto Club, Croatia is the leading foreign destination on the Austrian market.According to the survey, which was conducted in March and April on a sample of 800 respondents, Italy is in second place, Spain is in third place, while about 18 percent of Austrians for the main holiday remain in their own country. It is a very reference study with comparable data because the same research methodology has been used for the past seven years. The focus of this year’s research was on the organization of annual leave.The survey also showed that two thirds of Austrians plan their longer vacation (up to 14 days) at least once a year, while every fourth respondent also plans an additional shorter vacation (up to 4 days). During the main holiday, they prefer swimming and sunbathing, and use car (42 percent) and air transport (41 percent) as a means of transport, which is an increase in the share of air transport chosen by only one in three Austrian passengers in previous years. Croatia, ie the cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka and Zadar in the summer flying season are connected with a total of 31 scheduled and charter flights, mostly with Vienna, namely the airlines Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines.The data further show that Austrians prefer to organize their own holidays, ie without the mediation of agencies. This especially refers to the segment of young people who intensively use the Internet or direct booking, and these trends are followed by the elderly population, because as many as 56 percent of people over 60 also organize their vacation in this way.Austria has an annual share of about 8 percent in the total Croatian tourist traffic, which ranks this market in the high third place of the top markets with the largest tourist traffic, just behind the leading Germany and Slovenia. Also, over 60 percent of Austrians in Croatia are regular guests who prefer accommodation in hotels, then household facilities, and camps. During the last year, Austrian tourists spent the most nights in Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Medulin and Mali Lošinj.Side dish:1. ÖAMTC Reisemonitoring: Holidays 2018 so bay and travel Austria2. Issue market profile: Austria http://www.cro-diasporacongress.com/last_img read more

HAK published an interactive map with EuroVelo and national bicycle routes

first_imgIn addition to EuroVelo bicycle routes, there are also bicycle routes that pass through state roads, and the desire is to establish a national network of bicycle routes. At the beginning of 2019, cooperation was initiated with the Information Center of the Croatian Auto Club, when it was agreed to set up bicycle routes on the Interactive HAK map. Representatives of the Coordination Body submitted GPX tracks for EuroVelo and national bicycle routes for these purposes, and employees of the Information Center of the Croatian Auto Club, who are also sensitive to bicycle traffic, placed these routes on the Interactive Map. Cycling tourism as a tourist branch is a relatively young concept, and in Croatia it also occupies an increasingly important place in tourism. It is very important for such tourists to move on safe and diverse roads that are well marked, that they can look at something on these routes and that accommodation capacities are adapted for them. Since 2015, when the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism was adopted, the counties in Croatia, each in its own way, provide a variety of facilities to tourists looking for an active vacation. A novelty on the interactive map of the Croatian Auto Club (HAK) are the cycling routes that pass through Croatia as a contribution to the implementation of the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism arising from the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020. In the future, HAK wants to publish smaller routes by counties, along with other contents intended for cyclists. Source / photo: Ministry of Tourism; Croatian car club For starters, as part of Interactive maps HAK has published EuroVelo bicycle routes that pass through the Republic of Croatia with a brief description of each route and the possibility of downloading the route in KML and GPX format for navigation devices. This project is the result of long-term cooperation between the tourism and transport sectors and the result of the desire to establish a national network of bicycle routes as a basis for stronger development of cycling, cycling infrastructure and ultimately cycling. With the help of the Coordination Body for the Development of Croatian Cyclotourism (cikloturizam.hr), the Croatian Auto Club wants to popularize this type of tourism, enriching its Interactive Map with new content. Currently, the tourist boards of the counties collect data from the routes for entry, concerning the length, altitude profiles, route markings, and developed cycling tourism infrastructure such as rest areas, services, accommodation and accommodation facilities and food and beverage services and the like. last_img read more

Plans surface for new hotels

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Granit Xhaka reveals Unai Emery reaction in Arsenal’s dressing room after Europa League final defeat to Chelsea

first_imgGranit Xhaka and Arsenal’s players suffered defeat in the Europa League final (AMA/Getty Images)Granit Xhaka has revealed that Unai Emery and Arsenal’s players were in silence after their defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.The Gunners have missed out on Champions League qualification once again after they were hammered 4-1 by Maurizio Sarri’s side in Baku.Chelsea went 3-0 up before Alex Iwobi scored an excellent goal to hand Arsenal a lifeline, but the Gunners’ hopes were extinguished as Eden Hazard scored his second of the game just three minutes later.Arsenal’s players and Emery looked dejected after the final whistle and Xhaka has revealed the reaction inside their dressing room following the defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Him [Emery], the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room,’ said Xhaka. Unai Emery said nothing to his players inside Arsenal’s dressing room (AMA/Getty Images)Asked why Emery did not say anything, Xhaka said: ‘I don’t know. He was disappointed of course.‘I think we know how we played. We know we lost the game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It is not about shouting. It is not about shouting everything if we lose.‘You can say a lot now but it is not the time to explain why and what happens.‘I think it was a big chance for us and we didn’t take it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 May 2019 12:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Granit Xhaka reveals Unai Emery reaction in Arsenal’s dressing room after Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Advertisementlast_img read more

Nailing your first buyer meeting: 5 tips from food and drink startup founders

first_imgAideen Kirby of Brew Tea Co (top left), Vivien Wong of Little Moons (top right), Jonny Shimmin of Spoon Cereals and Pip Murray of Pip & NutThat first conversation with a supermarket buyer is as nerve-wracking as meetings come – and small brands can feel especially exposed.So how do you make sure you deliver the best possible pitch? The founders of Pip & Nut, Spoon Cereals, Little Moons and Brew Tea Co. share their top tips for food & drink entrepreneurs.Tip 1: Do your research“Apart from the obvious – why your product is amazing and the story – know the retailer and tailor your pitch to them,” says Vivien Wong of Little Moons.Here’s a quick checklist to bear in mind:Understand who you’re targeting and where you sit on-shelf relative to everyone else. You can only tailor the pitch by understanding on-shelf pricing and competition. “Store, shelf and product research make up as much of our pitch as our own products do,” says Jonny Shimmin of Spoon Cereals.Roughly know what margins the retailer is looking for and incorporate that into your pricing.Lay out payment terms, minimum order quantities, customer contribution, stores and SKUs count, so these roll up into one negotiation.Understand the available marketing mechanisms (vouchers, introductory discount, banner ads) – work out which suits your product best.Understand rebates, over-riders and other sales mechanisms so you’re ready for the conversation. “Be clear about all the commercial terms you need to agree, not just case price,” adds Pip Murray of Pip & Nut.Tip 2: Ask for helpAideen Kirby: “Ask for help from as many people as you can. Buyers have hundreds of other suppliers, so a conversation with someone in the industry on tactics can get you further.Vivien Wong: “We were lucky to have guidance from a fellow foodpreneur. It is useful to talk to others in the industry, which is why a platform like Young Foodies is so helpful.”Read more: 5 tips for budding food entrepreneurs from people who have made itJonny Shimmin: “Understand each retailer’s supply chain systems – they don’t always explain this up-front but investing our own time with supply chain teams was worthwhile.Pip Murray: “Fmcg mentors/investors are really beneficial when navigating the intricacies of supplying larger retailers.”Tip 3: Be human and interestingJonny Shimmin: “Tell your story! We have more interesting stories to tell than account managers who the buyers see daily.”Vivien Wong: “Share your delicious product. The buyer got our product immediately and really liked the texture of the mochi.”Pip Murray: “Set the tone at the start of any new buyer meeting: introduce your story, vision, mission and values. I’m passionate about what we are working towards and I want to bring any buyer into our world.”Aideen Kirby: “Let your buyer know you’re working hard. We used to send postcards from stores we visited and sampled in.”Tip 4: Appreciate the work once you’re on the shelfAideen Kirby: “A listing is the start of the hard work! Once your product is on the shelf, make sure it sells – meaning a lot of graft along the way.”Jonny Shimmin: “Plan getting your products off the shelf, not just on it. Rate of sale is important and your activation plan for making it work is key to getting on the shelf in the first place.”Pip Murray: “Lay out your marketing plans about how you are going to activate both in and out of stores to drive awareness of your brand and rate of sale. Whether this is through sampling in store, PR or point of sale, it’s key that buyers know that you are going to work hard to get products moving off the shelf.”Tip 5: Final thoughtsAideen Kirby: “Have agendas for discussions instead of ‘catch-ups’. Send your plan in advance so everyone is prepared and you don’t rely too much on busy buyers after the meeting.”Vivien Wong: “Getting listed takes time – manage your expectations accordingly. Don’t fret too much.”Jonny Shimmin: “Be honest about what you can realistically achieve. There is no point in having an amazing product you have slaved over if you cannot be a reliable and consistent supplier going forward. Don’t overpromise.”Pip Murray: “Pitching to a supermarket is not Dragon’s Den! You do need to know your numbers and tailor a presentation to that specific customer, but it’s not an interrogationAideen Kirby: Sell them the future. Small brands are a risk – but we’re more interesting, so that’s in our favour.”Thea Alexander is founder of Young Foodies, a community for early-stage fmcg brandslast_img read more

Top tips for what to do in the garden this Winter

first_imgMike Walton from Seia Garden and Maintenance prunes back his tropical garden during the dry months of the year. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANTHE extremes of temperature, rainfall and heat the Far North experiences means keeping home gardens and lawns looking great all year round takes some planning.Some of the gardeners on the front line of Cairns’ green space have plenty of tips on what homeowners should do now to reap the benefits of tidy, luscious, tropical vegetation come December.Mow & Mulch Lawn & Garden Maintenance owner Cady Hansen said this time of year, when the growth rate of plants and lawns had slowed down, was perfect for getting stuck into big jobs. Mowing lawns don’t need to be mown as often during Winter, according to the experts, including this beautifully maintained property atTrinity Park. Source: Realestate.com.auWhile it is not needing to be tended every week to remove weeds, Seia Gardening and Maintenance owner Mike Walton recommends doing a quick pH test of soil in garden beds to check conditions and then adding lime or dynamic lifter to ready the earth for planting. “The best time to plant trees, flowering shrubs or vegetable depends on the plant but it’s probably not a good time to do it when it’s not raining,” he said. “The temperature needs to come up a bit to help the vegetables grow. I’d probably start in November. Anything in the garden before that should be hard landscaping — reconditioning the garden beds and mulching. Winter is the perfect time to tidy up the garden making it like this pristine property at 3 Ewan Glen, Trinity Park. It’s on the market at offers over $469,000. Source: Realestate.com.au“It’s time to get stuff down like getting the big stuff chopped out, get rid of overhanging branches and trees which could be posing a problem,” he said. “It’s a good time to do mulching — we recommend 100mm thick mulch, which, no matter what mulch you use, it’ll get you through the year.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“We’re not mowing every fortnight at this time of the year. What we do with a lot of people is we say we’re not mowing but we’ll get the gardens back up to scratch. “Once the wet season comes it’s full on and we can’t keep up with inquiries.”center_img Now is the time to chop back bigger plants like the homeowners at38 Yule Avenue, Clifton Beach, have done. The home is on the market priced at offers over $649,000. Source: Realestate.com.au“Homeowners need to prepare for the wet and chop everything back so new plants can grow out.”Landscaping to create drainage systems so gardens aren’t drowning come summer and ensuring trees and bushes are pruned away from houses or sheds is also a great job for the winter months.High pressure cleaning of paved or concreted areas will also increase the appeal of a yard and remove slippery mould, mildew, algae and fungus. SEE MORE CAIRNS REAL ESTATE NEWS HERElast_img read more

Moulin Rouge performers’ Gold Coast Hinterland home hits the market

first_imgNicolodi heralds from a seventh generation circus family from Italy and at just 13 years old won the Monte Carlo Circus Festival’s coveted Silver Clown, which launched his worldwide career. He now coaches locally. Burgess, who holds The Guinness Book of Records accolade as the longest-serving performer with Moulin Rouge in its 120-year history, has performed alongside icons including Sir Elton John and Jerry Lewis. She is now the director of her event company, Prestige Productions. The property is listed through Josh Thomas of Ray White Prestige and is set to head under the hammer on November 14. Burgess said her and Nicolodi were itching to start something fun and new. “We just don’t know what’s next, which is exiting,” she said. “There will be tears of blood when we leave here. It’s going to be the hardest thing to do.” Burgess now runs her own entertainment production company. Picture Glenn Hampson The Lower Beechmont property at 276 Freemans Rd is up for grabs.THE creative love child of two showbiz legends has hit the market and it showcases some of the best views on the Gold Coast. Showgirl Marissa Burgess, who played the longest lead character in Paris’ famous Moulin Rouge, and internationally acclaimed acrobat Ben Hur Nicolodi have listed their Lower Beechmont dream home for sale. The four-bedroom house on an acreage block has views that stretch from Byron Bay to Moreton Bay. The cabaret stars describe their house as having a Mediterranean feel with an elegant Euro-contemporary interior and formal gardens. MORE NEWS: Why now is a good time to take your property to auction MORE NEWS: Looking to live a modern-day fairytale? 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It has some of the best views on the Gold Coast.“Perched up here on the mountain, we have 210 degrees worth of views — the views are without a word of a lie the best on the Gold Coast,” Burgess said. “It’s sort of a mix of our two personalities, I have a love for all things rustic and my husband loves all things contemporary.” The Moulin Rouge wonder couple met and headlined in Paris for 18 years and despite their extravagant lives, they always had a dream to build a home in the Hinterland. “When we were working at Moulin Rouge in our later years we got to visiting Australia and we decided to come back here,” Burgess said. “We found the land but it wasn’t for sale. We went back to Paris and started to design a house, Ben was doing a floorplan and I was doing the interior design.“We were literally designing a house for a block of land we didn’t have.” When the 1.01ha block came up for sale, the pair quickly pounced and starting building not long after. The floorplan was designed to maximise the picturesque vistas while also catering to entertaining and working from home. She has a more rustic style whereas Nicolodi loves all things contemporary. They started designing their dream home before they even bought the land. The 1.01ha block wasn’t on the market the first time the couple came across it.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“On all accounts, to us this house is perfect,” she said. “We just want to have a change now. I have an itchy-foot, gypsy-traveller husband and he has been land bound long enough. “He has family everywhere and he wants to be free to go and travel.”last_img read more

Hall of Fame Reminder

first_imgI hope you have your tickets for this year’s Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet.  After all, it will be held tomorrow night at South Ripley High School.  The banquet will begin at 7 and the awards will follow at 8.  You do need  tickets in hand to get in.It is always an enjoyable evening, and you will be amazed at the accomplishments of the inductees. It is always fun to hear the basketball stories–some from many years ago.  Hope I will see a lot of you at South Ripley tomorrow night.last_img

Mancini baffled by City dismissal

first_img The former Inter Milan boss was dismissed on May 13 – the anniversary of the previous season’s dramatic Barclays Premier League title success – after three days of mounting speculation over his future. Quoted in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Mancini said: “Even now, (almost two months) later, I still do not understand why. It is still painful, I admit. I think I deserved more respect for what I had done for Manchester City.” Press Association Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini remains baffled by his sacking, claiming he deserved more respect for what he achieved at the club.center_img He added: “In three and a half seasons with my staff, I believe I did an extraordinary job. The club had not won a (league) title for more than 40 years. I won a championship title, FA Cup, a Community Shield and, in the worst season – the last one – I lost a final and I came second (in the league). “The numbers are clear. This sacking still does not have a reason. The Arabs called me and said to me ‘in three years we want the title’, and I won it in the second year. And then I rebuilt a club that was not at the top level of football. Evidently, chairman Khaldoon (Al Mubarak) must have had in his head some situations that were not true.” Mancini pointed a particular finger of blame towards chief executive Ferran Soriano, saying: “For him, I was a person too big (within the club). He and I did not speak the same language and I do not mean Italian, Spanish or English.” Mancini’s final season at the Etihad Stadium was also notable for the sale of Italy striker Mario Balotelli to AC Milan, seemingly marking the end of a tempestuous relationship between the pair. The 48-year-old gave Balotelli considerable support during their two and a half years together in Manchester, despite voicing his frustration on numerous occasions – and a training-ground bust-up four weeks before his departure. “By that time, I understood that in England he was not very well any more,” Mancini said. “He – like (Liverpool forward Luis) Suarez – was targeted by opponents, referees, the public. “Sure, he has not done anything to avoid certain situations. I love him, but I have not heard from since he arrived at Milan.” last_img read more

GFF plans extra financial support for Associations- Forde

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation is drawing up plans to provide extra financial support to its nine member associations to help with running costs and salaries so that football can have a stronger foundation for growth around the country, GFF President Wayne Forde has announced.The GFF wants to give its member associations as much financial and logistical support as possible to develop football in their respective regions, as it rolls out a wide range of programmes, and youth and other competitions.The CONCACAF President,Victor Montagliani,will tomorrow launch the GFF-Pele Alumni Frank Watson Memorial Intra-Association U-15 Tournament – Guyana’s first nationwide under-15 youth football tournament, which will create another tier for youth development alongside theNAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National U-17 League.“We have a lot of people that are involved with the administration of football that are doing itvoluntarily,” GFF President Forde said in an in-house interview. “We have to make changes toour statutes that would allow the (member association) president and secretary, and some of thepeople that serve football, to be compensated.”The GFF has so far employed nine regional Technical Development Officers and 14 YouthDevelopment Coaches to support its member associations in the delivery of programmes such asthe GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres, as well as to oversee competitions.But key to the growth of the game is to properly fund the administration of the game at all levels,Forde said, alongside strict compliance and oversight measures to ensure that finances are usedfor their correct purpose in an efficient way.“We are going to make a bold attempt with the increase in the FIFA funding where we are goingto support our members by providing finances for their rental of their offices, telephone, utilities,and general office staff,” he said.last_img read more