Croatian tourist offer for the first time at the most important and largest maritime heritage festival in the Mediterranean

first_imgHrvatska turistička ponuda predstavlja se na sajmu „Escale à Sète“, najznačajnijem i najvećem festivalu pomorske baštine na Mediteranu.Riječ je o festivalu u gradu Sèteu na jugu Francuske, koji se održava od 27. ožujka do 2. travnja, a koji objedinjuje turizam, pomorstvo, brodogradnju, ribarstvo te tradicionalnu gastronomiju i enologiju. Hrvatska se ponuda predstavlja s ukupno 10 tradicijskih brodica, a naša je zemlja, zajedno s Italijom, proglašena počasnom uzvanicom ovogodišnjeg izdanja sajma. Tako je uz nazočnost gradonačelnika grada Sètea, Françoisa Commeinhesa i hrvatskog veleposlanika Nj.E. Filipa Vučaka svečano inaugurirano „Mediteransko selo“ u sklopu kojega je predstavljena maritimna baština dviju susjednih mediteranskih zemalja.”Croatia’s current position on the French market is excellent, so in 2018 we expect a turnover growth of up to 10 percent. The key and largest tour operators are currently recording double-digit increases in bookings and sales, and new airlines are supporting the excellent results. One of our main trump cards in this market and what attracts French tourists is the rich nautical offer of our country. That is why I welcome activities such as appearances at the Escale à Sète fair, where Croatia presents its maritime heritage in an organized manner for the first time. “, izjavio je direktor Hrvatske turističke zajednice Kristjan Staničić.More than 130 traditional boats from Europe and the world are presented at the “Escale à Sète” fair, and it is expected that the fair will be visited by more than 300.000 visitors during the week, who will be able to see Croatian traditional maritime heritage and Croatian traditional ships.  “In recent years, the Croatian tourist offer has been intensively presented at the largest maritime, maritime and nautical events, such as the festivals in Brest and Vannes or the nautical fair in Paris. These activities contribute to the overall increase in arrivals in the nautical charter, which in 2017 increased the arrivals of French tourists by 11 percent, but also to raise the overall visibility of the French emitting market”, istaknula je Danijela Mihalić Đurica, direktorica Predstavništva HTZ-a u Francuskoj.Namely, the appearance at the fair was realized in cooperation with the Eco Museum Mošćenička Draga (Kvarner guc boat), Mali Lošinj Tourist Board (Lošinj regatta pasara Primavera), University of Zadar (replica of the 10th century warship Condura Croatica), Neretva Boatmen’s Association and the Association for the protection of the Neretva heritage from Opuzen (Neretva boat and hull) and the Palagruža Association from Komiža (Molo Palagruža sandal and Komiža gundula). The coordinators of the Croatian presentation at this event are the Association for the Promotion of Croatian Maritime Heritage Cronaves.last_img read more

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‘What player is going to want to join Arsenal?’ – Ray Parlour reveals Mikel Arteta’s ‘big dilemma’ this summer

first_imgParlour says Arsenal need investment (Picture: DAZN)‘They need to send money,’ Parlour told Premier League Productions before Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Liverpool. ‘This summer is going to be really important that they do spend money. ‘But the problem that they do have is if you’re not playing European football, what player is going to want to go to Arsenal? ‘That’s the big dilemma facing Mikel Arteta in the transfer window.’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 CityAfter playing a 3-4-3 system in the north London derby, Arteta stuck with the formation for his side’s 2-1 win against Liverpool at the Emirates on Wednesday. Parlour believes the three at the back system suits Arsenal’s players and believes the Spaniard will stick with it moving forward. ‘I was a little bit shocked when they played Wolves that they went man-to- man really,’ said Parlour.‘They played three at the back as well so I was a little bit surprised when he did change it but certainty Kieran Tierney – who is going to be a top player on that left hand side – he has that energy to get up and down to defend as well. He’ll be important.‘Hector Bellerin it suits him on the right hand side. I think he might look at it [the system]. William Saliba will be coming into the club [too].MORE: Jamie Carragher makes huge claim over John Stones’ future during Manchester City’s clash with Bournemouth Advertisement ‘What player is going to want to join Arsenal?’ – Ray Parlour reveals Mikel Arteta’s ‘big dilemma’ this summer Mikel Arteta wants to invest in his squad (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Ray Parlour says Mikel Arteta has a ‘big dilemma’ on his hands this summer if the club are unable to offer players European football next term.The Gunners are battling for a Europa League spot and Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Liverpool has put Mikel Arteta’s men to within three points of Wolves in sixth.Arteta has been promised funds to invest in his side this summer but the level of his spending will be determined by where Arsenal finish and a fourth season outside of the Champions League will prohibit the Spaniard from spending big.How Arsenal finish the season could decide Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, as the Gabon international is pushing for a contract of £250,000-a-week and is keen on playing European football next term.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Parlour believes it the club will have even bigger problems in the recruitment department if they’re unable to offer potential new signings European football. Comment Sean KearnsThursday 16 Jul 2020 12:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link743Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Aussies are saving again, with new home building on the rise

first_imgDespite a rise in earnings, Aussies have cut back on spending as record low rates spur on new housing. Picture: AAP IMAGE/Troy Snook.RECORD low interest rates have spurred not just a rise in new home building, but for the first time in five quarters, Aussie households are saving again.A strong savings habit has been the cornerstone of a rise in home ownership in Australia, which has become supercharged after falling interest rates in recent years.Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics national accounts figures found households had turned a corner and it’s coming at a time when gross domestic product (GDP) also grew 0.6 per cent, which was 2.8 per cent higher than the same time last year.ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman said despite a 1.2 per cent rise in wage growth, Aussies had brought consumption growth down to just 0.1 per cent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“This weak household spending combined with growth in household income resulted in an increase in the household saving ratio for the first time in five quarters,” he said in a statement. Earnings have gone up, so has housing construction. Picture: Jodie Richter.A whopping 17 out of 20 industries saw positive growth in the September quarter, according to ABS, with Housing Industry Association senior economist Shane Garrett seeing a welcome “bounce” in new home building of 1 per cent.“Interest rates are remaining lower for considerably longer than expected and this has provided detached house commencements with a bounce — something that (the) GDP figures have captured,” he said.“In addition to this, building activity on the ground remains buoyed by the task of completing the large volume of new homes which were commenced last year.”He expected a modest slowdown in new home building activity going forward, with pressure coming off restrictions on foreign investor participation in key housing markets and another round of APRA constraints.“Australia’s economy is still not growing quickly enough to warrant an increase in interest rates any time soon. We need interest rates to remain very low in order to nurture a healthier pace of economic expansion.”last_img read more

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