A much greater focus should be directed towards the markets of the Czech Republic and Poland

first_imgIt is a show “Question for breakfast”Which, according to the Nielsen Audience Measurement, is watched daily by about 485 viewers during the three hours of prime time. The show about Croatia presented natural beauties, cultural heritage and eno-gastronomic offer, and the guest in the show was Agnieszka Puszczewicz, Director of the CNTB Representation in Poland.  “The guest appearance in the show was a great opportunity to present different motives for the arrival of guests to Croatia in front of a large number of viewers. We must not forget that Croatia is one of the favorite summer destinations of Poles to which they are always happy to return. I believe that the Polish market will have a strong share in the overall results of Croatian tourism during this very challenging year.”, she concluded Puszczewicz.   It is the new data from eVisitor that show that in the previous part of August, 80 percent of last year’s result was achieved from the Czech market, and from the Polish market was recorded. tourist traffic growth of 10 percent. According to system data eVisitor, which includes tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, from the Polish market in the previous part of August was realized about 65.000 arrivals and done 380.000 nights which compared to the same period last year represents an increase in turnover of 4 percent in arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays!   I recently had a discussion at a 5 **** hotel about how tourists from Poland and the Czech Republic have been coming to our coast more and more for a couple of years now, and they didn’t disappoint this year either. But what is crucial is how the profile of the guests has changed, ie their purchasing power in the past 5 or more years. They are no longer the tourists we laughed at and who carry the “fridge for the holidays”, in fact, now they are tourists who spend well and the markets to which we should certainly turn much stronger. Find out more information from the Polish market directly from the CNTB office in Poland i Czech Republic. This year, last minute and direct booking is in focus, and no one can plan 3 days in advance or simply literally fight from day to day for each guest. Currently, 3.9 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia during the first five days of August, which is almost 70 percent of last year’s result achieved in the same period. In addition to the Polish market, where turnover also increased, we have excellent results in August in the markets of Germany and Slovenia, where we recorded about 96 percent of last year’s turnover in the same period. Of course, it is difficult to generalize, but a larger number of Czech and Polish tourists in higher category hotels is noticeable, at least according to the hoteliers themselves, as evidenced by Eurostat’s constant statistics on purchasing power and GDP growth per capita. Just look at the vehicle fleet of Czech and Polish tourists and everything is clear to everyone. Recently, it is the national Polish television TVP in the most watched morning show, she dedicated herself entirely to Croatia as a tourist destination. last_img read more

Wolf Administration Receives USDA Approval for COVID-19 Disaster Food Distribution

first_imgWolf Administration Receives USDA Approval for COVID-19 Disaster Food Distribution SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 28, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health Just one day after a letter from Governor Tom Wolf to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding received approval for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to operate a Disaster Household Distribution program, through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), to provide critical food supplies to Pennsylvanians adversely affected as a result of statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.“Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have applied for unemployment compensation after just two weeks of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. I’m incredibly grateful for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s acknowledgement of our need to feed Pennsylvania,” Wolf said. “This waiver lifts a weight off the shoulders of our food banks and families across the commonwealth.”On Thursday, March 27, 2020, Governor Wolf sent Secretary Perdue a letter urging him to approve the department’s waiver application that would allow more food to be distributed at hundreds of locations across the state, while temporarily waiving the need to verify household eligibility. Late Friday, March 28, 2020, the department received approval to use USDA Foods as part of a Disaster Household Distribution program being operated through the state’s network of food banks, food pantries, and pop-up distribution sites. The approval allows the department and its partners to more efficiently distribute a variety of foods – including meats, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, cereal, rice, pasta, eggs, and more – to those most affected by the closure of non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania.“The unified, bipartisan support we saw as we pushed for this waiver is proof that we’re truly all in this together,” added Redding. “We will overcome this trial; and until that day, we will work hand in hand – figuratively, of course – to provide for the Pennsylvanians who are sacrificing so much for the sake of protecting their neighbors.”Visit the commonwealth’s Responding to COVID-19 guide for the latest guidance and resources for Pennsylvanians or the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.View the USDA’s letter here or on Scribd.View this information in Spanish here.last_img read more

Messi to miss three weeks after fracturing right arm

first_imgBarcelona, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks after fracturing his right arm during Barcelona’s win over Sevilla on Saturday.Messi will now miss Barca’s Champions League game at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, as well as the season’s first Clasico four days later against Real Madrid.A Barcelona club statement read: “Tests carried out on Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks.”It means Messi is also set to sit out a La Liga trip to Rayo Vallecano on November 3 and the Champions League return match against Inter Milan in Italy on November 6.He could return for the league game at home to Real Betis on November 11.“It is clear it is a blow,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We know what he gives us and we know what he does to the opposition.“We have to prepare ourselves, it is clear we are going to notice the loss of Messi but we have players that can cover.” Messi scored before going off in the 26th minute of Barca’s 4-2 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou, which sent them back to the top of La Liga.He fell to the ground following a tussle with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez and, as his right hand tried to cushion the landing, his elbow appeared to buckle.Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring and Luis Suarez’s penalty made sure of victory before a three-goal flurry in the final 11 minutes.Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two for Sevilla, either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic. [INJURY NEWS] Leo #Messi fractures arm in 4-2 over Sevilla. More details ? https://t.co/w3VkoQHzZM— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 21, 2018Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more