UNESCO charters handed over to the Northern Velebit and Paklenica National Parks

first_imgAt the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, held in July 2017 in Poland, beech forests in the Northern Velebit National Park, within the Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi Strict Reserve, together with beech forests at the Suva draga-Kliment and Oglavinovac-Javornik in the Paklenica National Park and beech forests in 10 other European countries, are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.And yesterday, the UNESCO charters were finally handed over to the director of the Paklenica National Park, Natalija Andačić, and the director of the Northern Velebit National Park, Irena Glavičić Sertić.The exceptionality of beech forests in the Northern Velebit and Paklenica National Parks is based on their originality, geographical position, age and size. Specifically, it is about 1289,11 hectares of beech forest in the Northern Velebit National Park or 2031,87 hectares of forest in the Paklenica National Park. The inclusion of new areas on the World Heritage List has resulted in an integrity that is of exceptional value and is proof of the natural and undisturbed development of Europe’s beech forest ecosystems.The director of the Northern Velebit National Park, Irena Glavičić Sertić, pointed out that being on the world heritage map is both an exceptional honor and a responsibility for them. Natalija Andačić, director of the Paklenica National Park, said that beech forests are a valuable ecosystem in which there are species and habitats that are mostly endangered in Europe. This charter will significantly contribute to the preservation not only of beech as a species, but also of the overall ecosystem it supports.This is the third extension of the list of countries with beech forests. Beech forests of Slovakia and Ukraine were the first to be inscribed on the World Heritage List “Primitive Beech Forests of the Carpathians” in 2007. The expansion followed in 2010 with the entry of German ancient beech forests while the third expansion is the result of an international research project launched in 2012 under the leadership of Austria. During the project, a list of 126 areas of significant pristine and ancient beech forests of Europe was obtained, of which 63 were selected for nomination. These are areas in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine and Croatia.The inscription on the World Heritage List is a confirmation that the natural beauties of Croatia are managed in the best possible way with the aim of protection for future generations and that Croatia is among the richest European countries in terms of biodiversity and natural beauties.Related news:INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO DECLARE IMOT LAKES UNESCO GEO PARKTHE VISA ARCHIPELAGO BECOMES THE SECOND UNESCO GEOPARK IN CROATIAPAPUK NATURE PARK THE FIRST CROATIAN GEOPARK UNDER UNESCO PROTECTIONMUNICIPALITY OF MRKOPALJ LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PUT WHITE AND SAMARA ROCKS UNDER UNESCO PROTECTIONTHE STONE LACE OF THE ISLAND OF BALJENAC WILL CANDIDATE FOR UNESCO!STEĆKI inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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Due to Advent, the closure of the Zagreb rotor is being postponed

first_imgThe works on the Zagreb rotor are being postponed for the first time, which would otherwise be bad news, but this time, the people of Zagreb welcome this move, especially the tourist workers.Namely, the rotor was scheduled to close on December 15 in the midst of Advent in Zagreb, to which the citizens of Zagreb and tourist workers appealed and initiated an initiative to postpone the closure of Rotor after Advent due to the huge crowds in the city that are otherwise large, let alone when the rotor will close.In response to the reaction of many citizens of Zagreb who believe that the Remetinec rotor should not be closed during Advent when there will be huge crowds in the city, Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić told Media Servis that the works will start after the New Year. “They knock on the open door, I think we’ll do it after the New Year”, Said Bandic for Media servis.Although, as Večernji list claims, the reason for postponing the closure of the rotor for traffic for the third time is not the will of the citizens, as Mayor Milan Bandić claims, but a shift in which works are being performed, ie poor planning. However, it is certain that the postponement of the works, ie the closure of the rotor, is a good move because it will avoid huge crowds in the already busy congested city.This year’s Zagreb Advent, which in recent years has been declared the best such event in Europe, will begin on December 1 and last until January 6, 2019, with special emphasis on cultural events that will put the people of Zagreb and their guests in a festive mood and anticipation. ChristmasAdvent in Zagreb is the most important event in our capital, and last year there was an increase of 17% in arrivals and 18% in overnight stays. Namely, according to the data of the Tourist Board, in December 2017, 111.429 arrivals and 201.734 overnight stays were recorded, while in December 2016, 94.573 arrivals and 169.095 overnight stays were recorded.Attachment: CLOSURE OF ZAGREB ROTOR FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE RENTERlast_img read more

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Bike Center Rabac opened the new season in Rabac

first_imgThis potential was also recognized by Bike Center Rabac, which opened its doors for the third time in a row and started the new season.  Yes, cycling is much more than just bike trails. If we want to develop cycling tourism, then we must respect the basic rules of the profession, and not just mark the bike trails on the map (which in reality are not arranged according to standards) and brag about the development of cycling tourism. We have to complete and network the whole cycle story, and bike services as a support to cyclists are certainly an integral part of that. In the center you can find all the facilities that cyclists need in one place. There is a possibility of half-day or full-day rental of high quality Giant bikes and a large offer of electric and mechanical bikes for mountain and road cycling, as well as bike transfer services, and all families who come to Rabac on vacation with the youngest can rent children’s bikes with seats. If during their stay in the Bike Center Rabac, visitors decide to buy a bicycle, they can do so in the Bike shop where they will find the latest models of the Giant brand, as well as accessories and spare parts.  Bike Park Rabac – the first park of its kind in Croatia  In addition to the Bike Center, there is an entrance to the Bike Park Rabac, the first of its kind on the Adriatic where visitors can test their skills.  The park consists of 18 specialized single trail and fl ow trail trails with sand or natural surface of different weights for beginners and more advanced mountain bikers, two family multi-purpose trails and two pump track training grounds. Entrance to the Bike Park is free for locals and guests at the destination.  In recent years, Istria has stood out as one of the most popular destinations for professional cyclists, but also those eager for recreation and activities, primarily due to the attractiveness of the destination, the number and variety of bike trails and quality infrastructure, services and accommodations tailored to cyclists.  Bike Center Rabac is part of the offer of Valamar Collection Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 * and is a top cycling destination in the immediate vicinity of the Adriatic Sea intended for professional and recreational cyclists, but also the local population and guests in the destination. In addition, the comprehensive service of the center is adapted to active families with children.  “In addition to a large cycling offer, in the Bike Center Rabac we have prepared a wide range of guided tours of all weights in the destination and beyond, but also various programs for children and the whole family. Visitors to the center can also get free information on the offer of destinations for cyclists, attractive trails, current offers and upcoming events. We are looking forward to the upcoming tourist season and another successful season in front of the Bike Center”, pointed out Roberto Zahtila, head of the Bike Center Rabac.last_img read more

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The Government of the Republic of Croatia will continue with support measures for jobs and liquidity until 31 December

first_imgHRK 6,3 billion has been paid so far to preserve jobs and liquidity Continuation of measures until December 31 this year Plenković announced that the Croatian Employment Service will make decisions on Monday on the continuation of measures to help the economy due to the corona crisis, which include continued support for job preservation and liquidity assurance, and Covid loans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7bzTcDDg_8#t=5m34s Today, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced new measures to help the economy due to the corona crisis, which include the continuation of support for preserving jobs and ensuring liquidity, as well as Covid loans. He reminded that the Government, with its measures so far, has enabled the retention of jobs, preservation of liquidity and prevention of a significant increase in the number of unemployed, for which the total was paid. HRK 6,3 billion. To retain jobs, preserve liquidity and prevent a significant increase in the number of unemployed a total of HRK 6,3 billion was disbursed, and the peak of the use of measures was in April, when the Government paid for over 100 thousand employers salaries for 581 thousand workers. The government will continue to co-finance part-time work from a maximum of two thousand per worker with the corresponding contributions, as well as to extend measures for micro-entrepreneurs until 31 December, which also amounts to HRK 2.000 per worker, if the entrepreneur had a drop in turnover of more than 50%. For activities that are particularly vulnerable, support of HRK 4.000 per worker will continue until 31 December this year, the Prime Minister announced.  center_img “This Government is aware of the importance of tourism for the entire Croatian economy and therefore pays great attention to maintaining the stability of the tourism system, which during the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be adaptable and how good results can be achieved despite the challenges facing the global travel industry. level. Measures worth HRK 800 million were presented today, which will directly contribute to the preservation of jobs. Of great importance for further measures will be the new EU instrument aimed at recovery and resilience of the economy from the crisis caused by the coronavirus, which we will focus on different segments related to tourism., pointed out the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac. All these measures will by the end of the year together will cost about 800 million, and announced that he would thoroughly discuss all these measures with the social partners, ie trade unions and employers.  According to him, there are more than 1,5 million employees in Croatia today and approximately 150 unemployed. The joint efforts, he added, have ensured a fairly solid tourist season in Croatia, which will be felt in budget revenues, and therefore the expected decline in GDP will still be slightly lower than the original forecasts during the spring. He mentioned that this is especially true for passenger transport, catering, tour operators and entrepreneurs related to recreation, cultural, business and sporting events, if they had a drop in traffic of more than 60%. And this support includes the write-off of related contributions. He also announced continued issuance of “Covid” loans for liquidity of entrepreneurs through HAMAG-BICRO and the HBOR program. Cover photo: Government of the Republic of Croatialast_img read more

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Museums in Croatia have seen a large drop in visitors and millions in losses

first_imgA good indicator is Zagreb’s, globally most popular museum, the one with broken connections where the crown “ate” 85,9% of visitors, from last year’s 34.045 visitors in July and August fell to 4.788, which is not surprising because a comparison of Croatian Tourist Board data shows that In July 2020, the city of Zagreb recorded a decrease of 76% in tourist arrivals compared to the same month last year. Croatian museums, like those around the world, have been hit by an unprecedented crisis. Source: MDC / Photo: Una Laurencic, Pexels.com What this decline means to those museums that make serious money on tickets is best shown by the data provided to MDC by Darko Komšo, director of the Archaeological Museum of Istria. This museum earned HRK 8,4 million on tickets at all its sites last summer in July and August, and HRK 4,5 million in the same period this year. The loss of almost four million means that this agile museum lost almost 150 thousand euros every week this summer. The data will be even gloomier at the end of the year because the season is over, COVID is unfortunately not, school visits and excursions are on hold, and most of Zagreb’s museums remain closed. The Museum Documentation Center (MDC) conducted a survey on a sample of the most visited Croatian museums, among which those that traditionally bring the largest number of foreign tourists in the summer stand out. Already in the first wave of the pandemic, many museums reported revenue losses ranging from 75 to 80%, and large museums and those located in tourist areas counted losses in the hundreds of thousands of euros a week, according to the MDC. Klovićevi dvori Gallery, although collectively recording an increase of 13% from 17.555 to 19.861 visitors, in its comprehensive report explains that 17.000 visitors were “earned” by the changes caused by the pandemic and earthquake that moved our festival from June to July and returned to their outdoor spaces. on Grič and the Amadeo Summer Stage. When you look at the visit to the exhibitions in Klovićevi dvori and Kula Lotrščak, you can see that the visit dropped from 16.555 last summer to 1.361 this season. But at the beginning of the summer, when museums began to open and tourists arrived, the hope arose that the drop in visits would not be as significant as predicted. Although cultural tourism accounts for 40% of its tourism in Europe, a certain positive trend of tourist arrival did not affect the number of visitors to museums. Namely, only in July and August in Croatia there was a drop in visitors of 79,18 percent. After NEMO (Network of European Museum Organizations) published its conclusions in May this year research on the impact of COVID on museums predicting a “long-term dramatic drop in revenue” until the end of 2020. According to the annual statistics collected and analyzed by MDC in recent years, the Archaeological Museum of Istria in Pula and the Museum of the City of Split are the most frequently visited among the top five most visited Croatian museums, under which our most attractive ancient monuments are Arena and Diocletian’s Cellars, Dubrovnik Museums, and Klovićevi dvori broken connections. The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum and the Museums of Hrvatsko Zagorje are also very popular, but foreign tourists do not make up the majority of the audience. Dubrovnik museums in 2019 and August had 84.480 visitors, and this year 18.197 or a minus of 78,4%. Last year, the Museum of the City of Split recorded 99.761 visitors in the middle of the season in two months, and in 2020 15.589 or a drop of 84,3%. The Archaeological Museum of Istria, the absolute champion of attendance for years, lost 55,6% of visits this summer and fell in the summer months from 247.344 to 109.687. Although only at the beginning of 2021, when we collect statistical data for the whole of 2020 from all museums in the Republic of Croatia, we will be able to accurately determine the dimensions of the number of visitors, data on visits to these five museum houses, which annually attract a third of all visitors. in July and August, a decline of 79,18 percent was recorded, according to the survey. last_img read more

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