The deadline for deciding on the amount of the tourist tax for 2020 is coming to an end

first_imgAlso, for overnight stays in the accommodation facility from the group Camps the lowest tourist tax is eight kuna, and the highest 15 kuna, ie five and ten kunas for the period from October 1 to March 31. Because the new decision deadline for next year is dangerously close. Namely, if cities and municipalities want to change the amount of flat tax, they must make a decision by September 15, when they must, at the suggestion of the Tourist Board, determine the amount of tourist tax for 2020, which is then confirmed by the County Assembly. For the overnight stay in the accommodation facility where the catering activity is performed, the minimum amount is determined of 10 kuna and a maximum of 20 kuna for the period from April 1 to September 30, while in the rest of the period the minimum amount of tourist tax is 7 kuna, and the highest 14 kuna. In accordance with the new Ordinance on the lowest and highest amount of tourist tax, the amount of tourist tax can be determined for the highest two seasonal periods (instead of the previous three), with one seasonal period lasting from April 1 to September 30 of the current year. Also, the amount of the tourist tax from 1 January 2020 is no longer determined by tourist classes. This is a question that all renters must ask themselves as soon as possible, ie ask it to their tourist board and city / municipal assembly. Attachment: RULEBOOK ON THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TOURIST FEE What will be the tourist tax in 2020 in your city or municipality? HOW MANY RENTERS HAVE USED THE CREDIT LINE TO FINANCE THE WORK OF PRIVATE RENTERS? PS Unfortunately, in the public debate there were only 27 comments on this Ordinance, which clearly shows the fact that most tourism workers support the new Ordinance. Tourist tax through two seasonal periods Last year, it was unacceptable to change the terms of business in the calendar and financial year in which the business takes place (the deadline for making a decision was January 31, 2019). That is why it was good that the cities and municipalities took the status quo and did not change anything.center_img The city of Split also planned to increase the lump sum to 750 kuna and more zones, but in the end it was decided that the lump sum will not change this year, and the discussion on the amount of the lump sum in the future was extended to September this year. CREE LESSORS COMING SOON INTEREST-FREE LOANS TO RAISE THE QUALITY OF ACCOMMODATION If the County Assembly, ie the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb does not make a decision on the amount of tourist tax per person per night and / or on the amount of the annual lump sum tourist tax until September 15. 2019, the lowest amount of tourist tax is applied, ie the lowest lump sum amount of tourist tax determined by the Ordinance. According to the new Ordinance on the lowest and highest amount of tourist tax, the decision on the amount of tourist tax for 2020 should be made by September 15, 2019. Last year, in the vast majority of cases, cities and municipalities did not change the current amount of the lump sum per bed, while some rarely made decisions on a slight increase to 345 kuna. The news from this year is that the decision on the amount of the flat tax for renters is no longer made by the Ministry of Tourism, but by the representative body of local self-government units. According to the Ordinance on the lowest and highest amount of tourist tax, it is defined that the tourist tax for persons providing catering services in the household or on a family farm per bed may not be less than 350 kuna or more than 1.500 kuna. RELATED NEWS: Photo: Pixabay.com Of the major tourist destinations, only the city of Dubrovnik has significantly increased the flat tax, which is distributed in three zones. Thus, in the first zone the flat tax is HRK 750, in the second HRK 525 and HRK 375 in the third zone. However, according to the announcements of the mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, the lump sum for renters in the historic center will certainly increase, to a maximum of 1500 kuna.last_img read more

The importance of heritage interpretation – The story of the cultural route of the Becar and the Ganges

first_imgSo this is an authentic and vivid story which is crucial, not a marketing product that is not alive at the moment in the space. Promotion, communication, brand – are just tools and a medium to tell a story and the most important promise that tourists can really experience. Also, at the end of the film “Cultural route of Bečar and Ganges” about Pleternica and Tomislavgrad with Julian McDonnell won the first prize at last year’s “Zagreb Tourfilm Festival”, one of the most prestigious tourist film festivals in Europe. When asked what the monograph and the cookbook offer to the visitor of future museums, Ratković Aydemir points out that these two books are the crown of a great deal, and that they want to convey people’s emotions towards their heritage, not only at the Croatian language level. Authenticity and storytelling are the two main concepts, trends, directions… that will mark current and future tourist trends like never before. As it is pointed out in the description of the project, although at first it seems that the bećarac and ganga address only the ear and hearing, their influence is much more complete, they subtly occupy the whole being through all six senses (if we include consciousness). The verses stimulate the mind, leading it to a new and fresh understanding of reality, the melody involves emotions, the rhythm invites the body into a traditional spiral, directing it into a dancing touch with the other (the beauty of the other, which is primarily manifested to the eye). The smell and taste are taken care of by the heirs of the autochthonous table, which has been imported from the beginning with bečar and gang into an uninterrupted and special celebration of life and togetherness. Because if the story isn’t alive and if it can’t be experienced at any moment, then we have a big problem. Therefore, one should be very careful when creating tourist facilities, if they are not locally accepted and are not the product of only organized tours on request. One banal plastic example. If we say and promise that a destination is known for excellent brandy, authentic food or wine, and a tourist in that city cannot try and taste brandy unless he announces himself to the tourist board or age, then we have a problem with interpretation and false promise. The story is not alive. Thus, two cities, Pleternica in Croatia and Tomislavgrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina, connected their recognized heritage with the eponymous cultural route. What is crucial in this story, both books were created in live interaction with the inhabitants of the area, in Tomislavgrad and Pleternica. “While the spatial design of museums and squares unites the creativity of architects, museologists, heritage interpreters and tourism workers, the publication of the monograph and cookbook has united all those who have preserved two expressions through history, ethnographic recording and living on numerous levels. In this sense, the monograph and the cookbook are at the same time a modern reading of tradition, but also useful guides and manuals for experiencing the heritage of all the senses: ear, eye, smell, taste and body in motion. To me, although at first it seems that becarac and ganga address only the ear and hearing, their influence is much more complete, they subtly through all six senses (if we include consciousness) occupy the whole being. points out Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir “The monograph is not conceived as a difficult and high-minded and passable reading only for experts, on the contrary. She weaves a diverse tourist-cultural story on the route from Pleternica to Tomislavgrad on more than 230 pages around musical phenomena with text and visually rich use of various stylistic expressions (verse, essay, reporter’s record, historical testimony, but also authentic records from ancient everyday life). It is an invitation to travel, explore, experience and enjoy nature and society. Since they have also been translated into English, they are a kind of heritage embassy because they will convey the joy and vitality of the Becar and the Ganges much farther and wider than the most daring, mostly anonymous folk poets dared to dream. ” pointed out Ratković Aydemir and added that the monograph and the cookbook are at the same time a modern reading of tradition, but also useful guides and manuals for experiencing heritage with all the senses: ear, eye, smell, taste and body in motion. It is a studious, multidisciplinary work that last year, as a kind of prelude and signpost, gave birth to two valuable printed editions, points out the book editor and heritage interpreter, art historian and founder of the Muse, Dragana Lucija Ratkovic Aydemir, as a review of the monograph and cookbook “Cultural Routes of Bečar and Ganges”. It is on this track that two new books arrive from the Muse workshop, our one of the best storytellers and interpreters of heritage, both part of the “Cultural Route of the Bečar and the Ganges” project, which contemplates heritage valuation in a modern and innovative way. The project is largely funded under the INTERREG-IPA CBC program, Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro, in which the two mentioned cities have partnered. Each city received a square dedicated to the Bečar and the Ganges, as well as project documentation for the establishment of a museum of two tunes. It is a story about poetic and musical expressions from the UNESCO list of intangible heritage – bečar and ganga, as our authentic way and culture of living. In addition to bećarac, as a sister not only song-making but also an overall traditional and worldview time capsule, ojkanje, or ganga as its Herzegovinian version, has been included in the world heritage. While the spatial design of museums and squares unites the creativity of architects, museologists, heritage interpreters and tourism workers, the publication of the monograph and cookbook brought together all those who have preserved two expressions throughout history, ethnographic recording and living on numerous levels. last_img read more

Croatia Airlines carried 630.000 fewer passengers in the first six months than in the same period last year

first_imgCroatia Airlines planes currently fly from Zagreb to 14 European destinations and 5 Croatian airports. The additional importance and contribution to tourism in the conditions of the crisis and the consequences for the tourist season is also visible in the connection of coastal airports with European destinations. Thus, the company’s aircraft directly connect ZL Split with 11 European destinations, ZL Dubrovnik with 7 European cities and ZL Rijeka with Munich. In the first half of this year, Croatia Airlines aircraft flew 7567 block hours, which is 59 percent less than in the same period last year. 5661 flights were performed, ie 7536 fewer flights, which is a decrease of 57 percent compared to the same period in 2019. The structure of the crash was adjusted to the needs of traffic, and given the market circumstances, greater emphasis was placed on the use of the Q400 fleet, whose capacity is smaller compared to the Airbus fleet. Although the story about Croatia Airlines has several dimensions, the Croatian national carrier in the first half of 2020 shared the fate of the aviation industry, which faced the deepest crisis in its history due to the coronavirus pandemic. The number of passengers in domestic regular traffic (83.618 passengers) decreased by 63 percent, in international regular traffic (244.382 passengers) this decrease amounted to 66 percent, and in extraordinary traffic (2935 passengers) a decrease of 84 percent was recorded. A total of 330.935 passengers were transported in the first half of the year, or almost 630.000 fewer passengers than in the same period last year, down 66 percent. As a direct consequence of a smaller crash and a smaller number of transported passengers, operating revenues decreased by 55 percent (HRK -411,7 million), within which the most significant decrease was in passenger revenues in the amount of HRK 399,1 million. center_img Photo: Croatia Airlines Logically and as expected, the epidemiological crisis drastically reduced the demand for air transport services in the period, which consequently had a negative impact on financial operations and Croatia Airlines, which recorded an operating loss of HRK 155,4 million, which with a net financing result gives a net loss of HRK 173,2 million. The devastating effect of the corona virus crisis was particularly pronounced in the second quarter (April – June), in which the company, under normal circumstances, began to make a profit to cover winter losses. Specifically, in the second quarter of this year, a loss of HRK 62,7 million was recorded, while in the same period last year, an operating profit of HRK 10,5 million and a net profit of HRK 9,1 million were recorded.last_img read more

Aminess hotels and camps expanded their business to the island of Krk

first_imgAminess already has hotels in its portfolio Aminess Maestral 4 * i Aminess Laguna 3 *, camps Aminess Mermaid 4 * i Aminess Maravea Camping Resort 4 * located in the city of Novigrad, while the hotel Aminess Lume 4 * finds on Korcula, a Aminess Grand Azur 4 * is located on the Peljesac peninsula. Aminess Magal Hotel (former Hotel Beli Kamik), Aminess Veya Hotel (former Hotel Jadran), Aminess Gaia Green Villas (former Marbera Flora Green Villas) and Aminess Atea Camping Resort (former Camp Njivice) are thus new members of the Aminess portfolio that will jointly contribute to additional growth and development in the tourism sector. “We are extremely pleased that Njivice resort and camp have become part of the Aminess family and we will now have the opportunity to create great results together and contribute to the further development of Njivice and the island of Krk. We believe that the synergy of these two companies, Aminessa and Hotel Njivice, will be a great success and stronger market visibility. We are convinced that we will further strengthen the beautiful story that we have been creating with employees and guests in Novigrad, Orebić and the island of Korčula for years with new colleagues in Njivice, on the island of Krk. “, she pointed out Zrinka Bokulić, President of the Management Board of Laguna Novigrad, which owns the Aminess brand. The tourist company Aminess from Novigrad has expanded its business to Njivice hotels and a camping resort on the island of Krk, which will start operating under the Aminess brand on October 1. Photo: Aminesslast_img read more

Secretary must stand up for public lands

first_imgAs our 26th president, Roosevelt worked tirelessly to stop special interests from developing and privatizing the wild lands that he treasured, conserving more than 230 million acres by establishing 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, four national game preserves, five national parks and 18 national monuments.Sportsmen have applauded Secretary Zinke for some of his Roosevelt-like actions, such as advocating for public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park and proposing the expansion of hunting and fishing on 10 national wildlife refuges.Yet, we will continue to hold the secretary accountable for pursuing the rollback of conservation protections on millions of acres of national monuments, scrapping collaborative habitat management plans for sage grouse, and not fighting administration proposals to cut popular public access programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund.These actions threaten to undermine Roosevelt’s legacy, and I join back-country hunters and anglers in urging Secretary Zinke to do the right thing and stand up for our public lands.John BaroneBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league loss Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion When Ryan Zinke was nominated by the Trump administration to oversee more than 500 million acres of our American public lands as interior secretary, sportsmen had high hopes that he would be, in his words, “a Teddy Roosevelt guy.”last_img read more

Lawmakers must take on the NRA

first_imgFor example, following the mass shootings in Parkland, Fla., NRA leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump all insisted that the problem was “mental illness.” However, in depth analyses indicate that the vast majority of mass shootings are not committed by the diagnosable mentally ill. Moreover, only a few percent of all violent acts in our country are committed by individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, and the percentage of crimes they commit with a gun is lower than the national average for persons not diagnosed with mental illness. Thus, even if we could cure all mental illness — a worthy goal — violent crimes would only be reduced by a few percent.While mass shootings capture the headlines, they represent a small percentage of firearm deaths in America. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015, there were over 33,000 firearm deaths in America. Of these deaths, about 480 were attributed to mass shootings. For years, the NRA has prevented the CDC from doing research into the causes of our very high rates of firearm deaths. It’s time to elect lawmakers who will confront the NRA and allow research into this very serious problem. Moreover, such lawmakers could enact sensible gun laws supported by the majority of Americans, such as banning assault rifles and adopting universal background checks.Don SteinerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The National Rifle Association (NRA) and many Republican law makers refuse to acknowledge that the pervasiveness and availability of guns in our country play a major role in our high rate of firearm deaths.last_img read more

AMEC dropped from Manchester scheme

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The pearls of the twinset

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Reading offices: Reading room

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West Midlands – Talk of the Towns

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