This year, for the first time, the TOMAS CROATIA survey will cover the profile, satisfaction and consumption of tourists in the entire territory of Croatia.

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Institute for Tourism, for the first time in history are conducting a comprehensive national survey “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019” in the whole of Croatia. Unlike previous TOMAS surveys, which covered only the Adriatic counties, TOMAS Croatia 2019 will for the first time cover the profile, satisfaction and consumption of tourists in the entire territory of Croatia, including all continental counties, and for the first time, data on tourist characteristics and their consumption will also be visible outside the main seasonal months.  “TOMAS research data are a necessary source of data for the improvement of the tourist product and its adjustment to the expectations of tourists, but also for the calculation of total tourism revenues and the creation of a tourism satellite account. In short, the TOMAS research provides us with a relevant basis for tourism management at the national level, but also at the regional and destination level.”, concluded dr.sc. Damir Krešić, director of the Institute for Tourism, an institution that has been conducting TOMAS research for 30 years. You can see the latest TOMAS SUMMER 2017 survey in the attachment. “We expect the results of this research in 2020, when our package of tourism laws will come into force. The results of the research will be a contribution to the preparation of future programs and activities, in accordance with our tourism policy. We want to responsibly manage tourism based on quality and sustainability, and we recently published a call for the development of public tourism infrastructure worth HRK 25 million, which for the first time enabled the financing of sustainability studies. In all segments, we strive to raise quality so that our overall tourist offer is as high quality and competitive as possible” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017”center_img “For the first time, we will get an insight into the “picture of demand” in periods outside the main tourist season, which will allow us to better evaluate the activities carried out so far to encourage off-season tourist traffic, but also more successfully prepare all future communication campaigns. Also, the results of this research for the first time will provide us with information about the preferences of tourists visiting “green Croatia”. As this is a large and demanding survey, we invite all tourist entities that will be selected in the sample to support this activity and enable the survey of guests.” said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the obtained results will be used in the development of a new Strategic Marketing Plan for Croatian tourism.   Data for the research will be collected from tourists in more than 100 places in Croatia, covering all Adriatic counties, the city of Zagreb, Slavonia and Northern and Central Croatia. Domestic and foreign guests from more than 15 countries will be interviewed in hotels, hostels, camps and family accommodation facilities, including family farms, and the planned sample size is 14.500 respondents and tourists. Attachment:last_img read more

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Blatter hails Fergie’s achievements

first_img Ferguson has had a career the likes of which will never be seen again. He won his 49th trophy in United’s 20th league championship. Blatter, who gave Ferguson with a lifetime achievement award last year, said on Twitter: “Just heard Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring at end of season. His achievements in the game place him without doubt as one of the ‘greats’.” UEFA president Michel Platini hailed Ferguson as “a true visionary”, and added: “Sir Alex has made a massive contribution to football, not only in Scotland and in England, but across Europe and beyond. “His dedication, his attention to detail and his unique eye for talent, as both the manager of Manchester United FC and Aberdeen FC, has brought rich rewards over a 30-year period. His CV is almost unique in a results-based profession that normally focuses on short-term solutions rather than long-term vision. “He is a true visionary and I hope that, having helped us in the past through various coaching initiatives, he will continue to collaborate with UEFA to share his fantastic knowledge with the next generation of up-and-coming European coaches who all wish to emulate his achievements in the sport.” Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said Ferguson’s “drive, ambition, skill, passion and vision” have forever altered the landscape of football, and he said: “The Premier League has had the privilege to witness many great players, managers and teams. No one has made as great a contribution to the Premier League than Sir Alex Ferguson. “His drive, ambition, skill, passion and vision have not only shaped Manchester United, but in many ways the game of football as we now know it. Sir Alex and his teams during the Premier League era have set the pace others have had to follow; 13 titles out of 21 seasons is a phenomenal achievement.” Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) chief executive Gordon Taylor told Press Association Sport: “The game of football will be a lot poorer place without him. He has been quite simply the best. “He followed in Sir Matt Busby’s footsteps and even surpassed him. He will be also be the toughest act to follow.” FIFA president Sepp Blatter hailed Sir Alex Ferguson as one of football’s “greats” after the Manchester United manager announced he would retire at the end of the season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Tracy’s Karate holds 104th tournament

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth recently held its 104th tournament at Bucksport High School.The event was a big draw with more than 200 competitors in attendance. Students from dojos in Ellsworth, on Mount Desert Island and in Deer Isle, Belfast, Bucksport, Bangor, Yarmouth, Houlton, Presque Isle and even parts of Canada came together to compete for trophies in both fighting and throwing.Immediately following the conclusion of the tournament, all black belts traveled to the main school in Ellsworth for testing. Twenty students were promoted to various degrees in the black belt ranks. Eight of those students were first-time black belts, and seven were classified as juniors (16 years old or younger).The 20 black belts promoted to higher ranks were (first degree) Natalie Jagels, Lillian Noyes, Erin Leonardi, Haley Leonardi, Carlina Leonardi, Camden Hatch, Robert Giles and Colton White; (second degree) Marleigh Richardson, Caroline Tracy, Andy Hartt, Charlotte Hartt, Sadie Hartt and Jonathan Robinson; (third degree) Chris Dyer, Nick Parlatore, Cameron Sarchi and Mitch Wheeler; (seventh degree) Dean Murphy; (eighth degree) Kristy Tracy-Dawes.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTrophy winners were Owen DiDonato, Ryan Gross, Jordan Brouty, Ziva Marceill, Lillian Noyes, Lauryn Noyes, Elura Dorr, Bridget Kutny, Amy Santos, Dean Murphy, William Wilson, Shawn Murphy, John Baranowski, Tom Anderson, Colton White, Lance Kennedy, Piper Marceill, Natalie Jagels, Aiden Benner, Paige Trader and Steve Trader. Black belt grand champions were Kristy Tracy-Dawes, Eric Tracy, Linwood Bridges and Matthew Edgerly.Dennis and Karen Tracy oversaw the events with the help of Tracy-Dawes, their daughter. The family has owned Tracy’s Karate since opening it in 1971.Tracy’s Karate will be holding its next tournament at Bucksport High School on Oct. 27.last_img read more

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