12 travel agents from Belgium and the Netherlands touring Slavonia

first_imgThe CNTB office for Belgium and the Netherlands, in cooperation with the national airline Croatia Airlines and the tourist boards of Vukovar-Srijem and Osijek-Baranja counties, is organizing a study trip for 18 travel agents from the Benelux area from 22 to 12 October.The travel program includes a tour of Slavonia and Baranja, more precisely Vukovar-Srijem and Osijek-Baranja counties.The study trip is entirely dedicated to touring continental Croatia and introducing agents to its rich tourist and eno and gastronomic offer, according to the CNTB, and during their stay the agents will visit Graberje Ivaničko, Vinkovci, Vukovar, Ilok, Osijek, Bizovačke Toplice, Zmajevac. , Batina, Kneževe Vinograde, Đakovo, PP Kopački rit and other places in these two counties, and during their stay they will spend the night in indigenous accommodation facilities and try dyeing zucchini, combing horses, weaving gold embroidery and cooking traditional Slavonian dishes.As part of this study trip, tasting of famous Slavonian wines is also planned, as well as sailing on the Danube and Bosut, cycling and horseback riding. Agents will also participate in a wine and art evening to be held at the Osijek Fortress. Agents participating in this study trip specialize in outdoor vacations, cultural tours, bird watching, rural tourism, active and family vacations.last_img read more

Hostelworld considers product offer options outside of the accommodation itself

first_imgSource: Shift; Hostelworld Currently, 28 hostels in Australia and New Zealand use the Tipi guest management system. Like many other travel brands, Hostelworld is increasingly looking to the future outside of accommodation and believes it could provide a wider range of services to an engaged audience. There are several ways I can accomplish this from Hostelworld. They can work with hostels to help them sell their own extras and products, they can also work with other companies to help them reach younger audiences, and finally, after launching a new payment platform this year, they will have the opportunity to offer additional products like travel insurance . Hostelworld’s immediate plans to improve the guest experience were announced the same day as the provisional results of the acquisition of a minority stake in technology guest management company Tipi for about $ XNUMX million. Morrison hopes the impact of the free cancellation initiative, whose number of cancellations has increased 0,09 million to 0,25 million this year, will equalize in 2020 allowing the company to focus on other areas of business. “Although I noticed the opportunity a year ago, I think there are more now. We have the ability to expand our core platform beyond accommodation where we sell 8 hours a day, so we are considering using this platform to sell products within the remaining 16 hoursSaid Morrison. “It makes absolute sense for hostels to use Tipi’s platform and we could, based on the agreement we made with them, download that content and implement it through our platform.Morrison added.center_img Attractive advertising campaigns with celebrities are a thing of the past, and the company is trying out ways to reach a younger audience by improving the booking experience and providing more individual hostel content. But potentially larger changes are also being considered. “Our competitors have had cancellations free of charge for a long time, so I think that our decision was made for competitive reasons.Morrison concluded. In the first half of 2019, Hostelworld recorded a 9 percent drop in revenue, to $ 43,1 million, and bookings on the primary Hostelworld platform fell 4 percent, to $ 3,7 million. All of this resulted in a drop in pre-tax profit – 86 percent to $ 437. In reality, Hostelworld still feels the effect of providing consumers with the option to cancel bookings free of charge, which is a policy that is aligned with other online travel agencies. The full global introduction of this change took effect in July last year, so it was to be expected that the numbers in the first half of 2019 would be challenging. Tipi technology allows guests to check in and access their rooms via mobile phones, and also provides the ability to interact with colleagues and information about hostel events (similar to what Hostelworld has already worked on with its own bulletin board and chat). Hostelworld CEO Gary Morrison has only been in that position for a short time, but it seems that he was not wasting time, but throwing work around structural changes in the company that offers accommodation, Skift reports.last_img read more

European Commission website for safe travel and tourism in the EU presented – Re-open EU

first_imgPhoto / Source: EU The European Commission has launched a new “Re-open EU” network platform for the safe continuation of travel and tourism in Europe. Real-time information on borders, available means of transport and tourist services in the Member States will be available on the platform.  “Re-open EU”Will contain practical information on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures, such as restricting social contacts or wearing face masks, and other useful information on the tourist offer in the EU and the Member States. This will allow everyone to make responsible and thoughtful decisions about the risks associated with coronavirus while planning vacations and trips during and after this summer. The new platform, which is also adapted for use on mobile phones as an internet application, serves as a main reference point for anyone traveling to the EU because it has centralized updated information. With the help of an interactive map, it will be possible to search for information, news and advice for each of the EU member states. last_img read more

Spectrum needs more local games

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWhen I get the paper in the morning, I look at “Sports On The Air” to see what I want to set up to record. It’s now the time of year when I’m looking for UAlbany, Siena or Syracuse basketball. Recently, I read a short bit about the Siena-at-Lehigh game. It ended with: “There will be no television.” That last statement needs a little more discussion. There will be virtually no Siena or UAlbany basketball on television this year. From what I have been able to determine, the only game on television all season is Siena vs. Louisville Dec. 6 on ESPN2.Why the difference from last year, when between UAlbany and Siena, there were probably 20 games on? The answer is Spectrum. By discontinuing the Time Warner Sports Channels, Spectrum has apparently eliminated any coverage of local sports (except their high school football game of the week). There are several Siena/UAlbany games on ESPN3 during this season, but it seems Spectrum really doesn’t want their customers to be able to watch UAlbany/Siena basketball on TV. The UAlbany/Iona game was on ESPN3 and I tried to Chromecast it from my phone on to my 60-inch TV. I got a message on my TV screen that said my television provider (Spectrum) wouldn’t allow me to cast to this device. I ended up watching on my computer’s 21-inch screen.I’m not sure what legal authority Spectrum has to prevent casting to my own TV, or why they’d want to, since I get my television and internet from Spectrum. The main reason I switched from satellite to Time Warner a few years ago was to get those basketball games, and now it looks like I’ll have to go back to satellite. I doubt they will block me from casting to my own TV.Steven LippincottGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Tyne for a change

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Nottingham – Infrastructure the lure for offices

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Basildon Evolution after global revolution

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Fighting the good fight

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Conservation group lists Soho scheme

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A highly charged battle

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