Great recognition of the profession: Croatian tourist guides admitted to the World Federation of Tourist Guides

first_imgAfter a lot of work in Croatia that was recognized by colleagues at the world level,  Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) became a “Full Member”  or a full member of the World Federation of Tourist Guides (WFTGA) which brings together national tourist guide associations in over 80 countries and represents over 150 tour guides worldwide. It is important to emphasize that he is also a WFTGA, partner and associate member of the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) and UNESCO. President of ZDTVH Kristina Nuić Prka emphasized the importance of admission to WFTGA membership in the promotion of Croatia in the tourism profession  emphasizing that this is not a goal but a continuation of the struggle for rights  Croatian tourist guides within the European norm imposed on the profession and association with colleagues from other countries of rich cultural heritage. “Following the imposed norms  Foreign tourist guides can, on the basis of requests for temporary and occasional activities, the frequency of which cannot be controlled, guide and present Croatia to tourists without education, and the same is true.  exempted only in areas of protected localities. What is the area of ​​a protected site and what are the criteria for determining them, is unclear and depends solely on the interpretation of the European Commission, which wants to put as few sites as possible on this list. the country’s reputation and the large number of tourists represent our country, its cultural heritage,  history, people and tradition. ” points out Nuić Prka and adds that they have already applied to host the Convention WFTGA 2021, which would be a really great promotion for our country in the tourism profession at the global level.  The Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) was founded in 2005 and brings together 19 tourist guide associations from all regions of Croatia, and currently ZDTVH represents about 2000 tourist guides in Croatia.Kristina Nuić Prka: TOURIST GUIDES ARE AMBASSADORS OF OUR COUNTRYPhoto: ZDTVHAnd if  tourist guides  have a very significant role, if not one of the key ones,  in overall tourism, they are still underestimated, especially in the context of the development and promotion of tourist destinations. “Tourist guides are an indispensable segment in destination management and promotion. Every good travel agency will ask and consult a guide what to do and when. ”Points out Nuić Prka. We have to care about our overall performance and what story we tell tourists about ourselves. We must not allow our history, culture and way of life, identity to be misinterpreted and misinterpreted. That’s why it’s also important to use licensed tour guides. Of course, in order to reduce costs, some agencies do not use licensed tourist guides, but they are not aware of how over-complex tourism is and how the tourist product is made up of all participants, not individuals. If we perform poorly, we all lose in the long run, there is less tourist spending and a shorter tourist season. “Being a guide is an honor. It is an honor to be in a situation where you have the opportunity to bring individuals and groups from all over the world closer to their history, rich cultural heritage, sense of national identity, religion, language and the freedom we are so proud of. Because who can better show a stranger the spirit of our people, tell him about defiance and pride, which is innate in all of us, heroes, resourcefulness, wisdom from antiquities, faith, old customs, legends and folklore – from our people? We are not just narrators of history. We are ambassadors of our country, our region, our city, our culture, language and customs. It depends on us with what image of Croatia and us as a nation, tourists will go home. I also emphasize that the cultural heritage preserves the national identity of the country so as not to drown in European globalization. ” concludes Nuić Prka and emphasizes that cultural heritage represents our entire national corpus and we must do everything in our power to preserve it.More information about the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) can be found on their website official website.last_img read more

House, labor unions call on govt, businesses to protect workers from COVID-19

first_imgThe House of Representatives and labor unions are calling on the government and all companies to take measures to avoid widespread layoffs, especially in sectors that have been impacted by the social distancing practiced to stop COVID-19 from spreading.Lawmaker Obon Tabroni of House Commission IX overseeing labor said on Monday that employers should ensure that workers, especially those who are contract-based, who take leave as a precaution against the pandemic should be treated as on-duty and they should not lose their salaries.He said the government also needs to provide financial assistance through cash transfers to low-income people to maintain their purchasing power.”Workers in the tourism and hospitality sectors have been affected by the coronavirus, as well as in the retail sector. Do not misuse this time as a moment to lay off workers,” the Gerindra Party politician said in a statement on MondayIndonesia has yet to estimate potential job losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. However, the government has allocated Rp 120 trillion (US$7.5 billion) to stimulate the economy by providing tax incentives and subsidies for workers, businesses and families affected by the pandemic.It has also issued a second stimulus package, worth Rp 22.9 trillion, which includes individual and corporate tax breaks, as well as relaxation of loan disbursement and restructuring requirementsOn Friday, the government teamed up with online marketplaces, e-wallets and education technology platforms to launch a preemployment card program amid an emergency response to support the workforce hit by the adverse economic impacts of COVID-19.Registration is to open at the beginning of April 2020. Participants are to get Rp 650,000 after three months of training. However, Obon argued that the preemployment card program was not made to prevent layoffs, but to subsidize workers who had lost their jobs.The chief of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions, Said Iqbal, suggested a shift system, or partial dismissal, in a bid to keep production running without laying off workers.He said the pandemic was occurring almost all over the world and not only in Indonesia. Therefore, he encouraged the companies to start renegotiating with their buyers and suppliers, especially those related closely to the global supply chain.“If they don’t renegotiate, we’re worried that their production would decrease and it would lead to layoffs,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Lila June Seevers

first_imgLila June (Taylor) Seevers was born on August 13, 1932 and passed away in her sleep at her longtime home in New Alsace, Indiana on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020.Born in Harrison, Ohio to William and Jessie (Turner) Taylor, she married Leroy Seevers on March 1, 1952. June was blessed with an ear for music, and played piano in worship weekly for nearly sixty-five years. She worked as a secretary for the family-owned business and split her days between their home office and raising their three children. In her retirement years, June regularly cared for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, volunteering her time not only as a pianist but in mission projects, nursing home visits, and the United Methodist Women organization. She loved family gatherings, travelling extensively with Leroy, and spending time around their land.June is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Leroy, her parents, and her four siblings. She is survived by her three children, Pam (Don) VanDyke, Dan (Kelly) Seevers, and Tim (Cathy) Seevers, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.June’s visitation will be at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home in Dover, Indiana on Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am with a funeral service beginning at 12:30pm. Internment will be at Evangelical Union Cemetery, (better known as Saint John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Hubbell’s Corner) in Sunman, Indiana immediately following the funeral. Donations can be made in June’s name to the music fund at Tanner Valley United Methodist Church or Evangelical Union Cemetery.Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home is located at 25615 State Road #1, Guilford, Indiana 47022. Please visit to sign the online guestbook.last_img read more

Replay of 2006 Rose Bowl gives Twitter opportunity to dog Pete Carroll again

first_imgNaturally, video evidence of the play in 2020 flew around and acted like a boomerang that landed on the end of Super Bowl 49 between Carroll’s Seahawks and the Patriots. (Short version, which you already know: Beast Mode, Russell Wilson, Malcolm Butler, yada yada.)FLASHBACK: Carroll defends not giving Marshawn the ballTwitter, take it away:THIS IS WHY PETE CARROLL THREW IT IN THE SUPER BOWL— Jeremy Rushing (@JeremyGRushing) April 3, 2020Patriots source texted me tonight after watching White come up short on fourth down for USC and Pete Carroll: “No wonder he threw it against us.”— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 3, 2020Pete Carroll going to Lendale White over Reggie Bush in crunch time of the Natty will forever be a fail. He did it again in Seattle with Marshawn and He showed Kyle Shanahan the blue print.— Iran blew a 3-1 lead (@deezylowe) April 3, 2020Fans of Pete Carroll teams when crucial 4th down plays come up— Devices Down Faces Up (@zjla88) April 3, 2020Pete Carroll wasn’t smart enough to give the ball to Reggie Bush, cost his team a NC. Wasn’t smart enough to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch, cost his team a Super Bowl.— Shawn Stewart (@shawnstewartKC) April 3, 2020Amazing that Pete Carroll was two horrible play calls away from two more championships. Some of the worst clutch play calls you’ll see.—®️ (@BeatinTheBookie) April 3, 20202006 Pete Carroll to 2015 Pete Carroll— jaen (@EverDilettante) April 3, 20202020 Pete Carroll is 100% punting here if you gave him a do-over.— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) April 3, 2020 College football fans were treated to a rebroadcast Thursday of the 2006 Rose Bowl classic between Texas and USC. Some who were involved with the game might not have been eager to watch.Like, maybe, Pete Carroll, because the game reminded a lot of people of the two crunch-time decisions that follow the coach around. MORE: 10 things you might not remember about Texas-USCCarroll was about two minutes away from leading the Trojans to a third consecutive national championship, only to have Texas and Vince Young complete a huge fourth-quarter rally for the win. But Young only got the opportunity after Carroll tried to ice the game with LenDale White instead of Reggie Bush and Texas stopped White on fourth down.last_img read more