Dubrovnik is finally reducing the arrival of cruisers. From next year, a maximum of two cruisers a day in Dubrovnik

first_imgDubrovnik has finally taken the right step in the context of reducing the excessive influx of tourists into the city from cruise ships, and in agreement with cruise companies has agreed that a maximum of two cruisers will sail into the most desirable cruise destination in the Mediterranean, bringing a maximum of 5000 visitors.Namely, after Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković started talks with the world’s largest cruise companies last year, gathered in the CLIA association, the problem of large crowds due to the simultaneous entry of up to seven cruisers from which 10 passengers would go on a tour of the city at once began. to be addressed. With a better schedule for the arrival of passenger ships, a maximum of two cruisers a day will come to Dubrovnik from next year.”Contracts with cruise companies have been signed for next year so we will have a maximum of two cruisers a day throughout the week, Monday through Sunday. Sometimes there will be only one, sometimes two will arrive at the same time or one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. We strived for that, and now we have achieved it ” Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic told Jutarnji list, and stressed that there is still a solution to traffic jams, which, he is convinced, is due to the liberalization of the taxi market, due to which more than a thousand taxi drivers worked in Dubrovnik this season.In addition to the agreement on the schedule of cruise arrivals, Dubrovnik also uses a system of cameras that count visitors when entering the historical ensemble, in order to avoid excessive crowds. In addition, through the project “Respect the City” is developing an application for direct communication with guests through which they will be advised the best time to visit the historic center, and by the end of next month will be presented a calendar through which you can see the estimated number of guests inside the ancient walls.”The key to the success of any destination is management, and we have done this by making contact with the world’s leading CLIA group, which brings together all the world’s key cruise operators. We have agreed on a better schedule for the arrival and departure of ships from cruises, which has significantly relieved the historic core and there are no more negative images in the media with congested entrances and blocked Stradun. The excellent coordination of the competent services was the most deserving in solving this problem ”Added Franković and pointed out that there are still days of the week when they do not have a single cruiser.By the end of this year, Dubrovnik will have 440 passenger ships with about 740 thousand passengers, or 3 percent fewer ships than last year, but 5 percent more passengers. And this year, the people of Dubrovnik welcomed the millionth passenger in the port of Gruž two days before last year.last_img read more

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Futurologists predict new trends in the world tourism industry

first_imgDe Jong agreed with Lindqvist’s second explanation. “If I travel with my company, each of us has our own interests. Some want to hike, others want to go to clubs, others just lie on the beach, and if there is a destination that offers it all, we would rather choose it. But on the other hand, it is important to have a collective experience. All destinations should set this thesisHe said. Finally, they referred to the trend of sustainable forms of travel, ie alternatives to air transport. Passengers are increasingly aware of the “carbon footprint” they leave. “In Sweden, more and more companies are promoting alternative forms of transport such as trains or bicycles. Sustainable forms of transport are no longer just a trend, they have moved to a new level”, Explains Lindqvist. Booking.com recently posted its own trend forecast which could affect the tourism industry next year. “There is already a lot of talk about electric passenger planes that should appear in the next 20 years or so. But twenty years is not a small amount and I am worried about what will happen in the meantime”, Adds de Jong. Another of the fastest growing trends in the industry are destinations that offer a large number of different experiences and attractions. “One of the more cynical explanations is the emergence of the so-called ‘copy and duplicate’ trend. In other words, almost every major destination, no matter where it is located, offers exactly the same facilities as the other. Another explanation is that too many people visit a small number of destinations, as we have already talked about”, Explained Lindqvist. Source / photo: Booking.com; Pexels When asked why travelers are less and less visiting the most famous destinations, Lindqvist answered that the biggest reason is the increase in mass tourism. He adds that he believes that travelers will increasingly choose destinations where they can take refuge and escape from the fast-paced and crowded world. “I always remember the currently very popular photos of a long line of people waiting to climb Mount Everest. It is this photo that shows how many people are attracted to the same destination”, Said Lindqvist and added:”Over the next few years, people will begin to choose smaller, unfamiliar and peaceful destinations as their holiday destination.” BOOKING.COM FORECASTS TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL FOR 2020 “I live in the center of Amsterdam and, if you take a closer look, you will see that there are always more tourists there than locals”, De Jong added. As for some new trends yet to emerge, de Jong predicts that trips on which they can mentally rest will become increasingly important to travelers. “People are constantly using mobile phones, laptops and tablets while they are on vacation, and they return home even more tired. In the last few years, the so-called ‘digital detox’ packages have appeared, which, interestingly, are offered by luxury hotels. I think that ‘classic’ holidays, in which we relax, rest and experience the destination without digital technologies, will return to the trend over time.”, He concluded. RELATED NEWS: Referring to technological development and its impact on the tourism industry, de Jong believes that digital assistants are the future of travel. “Computer assistants with developed emotional intelligence will be able to suggest, analyzing our behavior, vacation, or journey that is created according to our desires, interests, needs, and capabilities. But something like this will not develop before 2030, although there are already similar implementations of that ideaHe said. And what are the long-term trends in tourism, they tried in a new episode of theirs podcast, learned from futurologist Thimon de Jong and futurological pioneer Magnus Lindkvist who shared their views on these predictions – from the rise of travel to “secondary destinations” to the growing popularity of destinations with a handful of different experiences and attractions.last_img read more

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JCI to rally beyond 5,500 despite looming recession: analysts

first_imgThe Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) is likely to continue its rally beyond 5,500 despite the looming recession and increasing number of COVID-19 cases, as the government’s COVID-19 response and the capital inflows from new domestic investors will boost investor confidence, analysts have predicted.Mutual fund marketplace Tanamduit chief economist Ferry Latuhihin said on Monday that investor faith in the government’s national economic recovery (PEN) program had offset concerns about the continuous rise in confirmed coronavirus cases.It is one of the reasons why the Indonesia Stock Exchange’s (IDX) main gauge continued to gain and passed the 5,000 level after March’s crash, and it has also overshadowed the probability that the country will face a recession this year, he said. “A recession is a given but the market is looking ahead and it is confident in the government’s ability to handle this crisis,” Ferry said during a market outlook webinar.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion (US$47.1 billion) to boost the economy and strengthen the healthcare system. The funding is also being used for business incentives, social safety net programs, as well as stimulus packages for state-owned enterprises (SOEs).The government and Bank Indonesia (BI) have also agreed to a burden-sharing scheme worth Rp 574.9 trillion to finance the nation’s COVID-19 response.Meanwhile, Indonesia’s economy contracted 5.32 percent in the second quarter, the first contraction since the aftermath of the 1998 Asian financial crisis. Economists also expect that the country is likely to see another contraction in the third quarter, signaling a recession is under way. Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 case tally reached more than 180,600 as of Wednesday.At the same time, the JCI has gained 14.4 percent in the past three months, since the market crash where it fell to 3,937 in March. On Wednesday the market closed at 5,311, up slightly by 0.02 percent from Tuesday’s close.“If there’s no bigger outbreak happening globally, I’m convinced that the JCI could reach 6,000 by the end of 2020,” said Ferry, adding that the rally would be supported by abundant liquidity thanks to the United States Federal Reserve’s dovish stance of maintaining low interest rates to boost the US’ economic recovery.He, however, said that the market would not be satisfied with only those policies as they would also look at Indonesia’s prospects in recovering from the crisis caused by the pandemic.To ensure a fast recovery, he suggested the government expedite the COVID-19 budget realization in order to boost consumer spending.As of Wednesday, the government had only spent 28.4 percent, Rp 197.88 trillion, of the total COVID-19 response budget, with disbursement hampered by administrative problems, among other issues.Meanwhile, Trimegah Sekuritas economist Fakhrul Fulvian told The Jakarta Post that he also believed that the JCI would continue to rally and projected the index to reach around 5,600 to 5,800 at the end of this year.However, he believes the rally will be supported more by the fresh liquidity from the rising number of investors during the pandemic, rather than the government’s policy.“The gains the market has seen these past few months and onward is supported by an abundance of liquidity from domestic investors that have started to enter the capital market,” he said.The number of investors in equities, mutual funds and bonds reached 3.02 million as of July, of which 42 percent were stock market investors, according to data from the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI). This is a 21.7 percent surge from 2.48 million by the end of December 2019.Fakhrul went on to say that since the pandemic had created very little opportunity in the real sectors, businesspeople were becoming more interested in investing their idle money in the capital markets.Domestic investors also dominate the country’s stock market, accounting for Rp 822 trillion in transactions, 64 percent of the trading value as of Wednesday.Topics :last_img read more

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Senad Lulić scored a fantastic goal against Pescara

first_imgBiH football player Senad Lulić scored a fantastic goal in a match Lazio- Pescara. Lulić scored in 35th minute for the lead of Lazio of 2:0, while the first goal was scored by Stefan Radu in 29th minute.The result remained unchanged until the end of the match, and Lazio won with 2:0.Lulić , who was proclaimed the best player of the match, said that he’s very happy because of the goal, but added that Lazio must prepare for the match against Milano.last_img

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India vs West Indies, 1st T20I Live Streaming: When and how to watch on Sony Liv

first_imgBack on the field after their World Cup debacle, Team India will start their preparations for next year’s World T20 in the first T20I of the three-match series against the West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on Saturday.Before leaving for the West Indies tour, skipper Virat Kohli had said the line-up of such trophies – World T20s in 2020 and 2021 — ensured ‘players always had something to play for, look forward to’. And thus, the three-match rubber will provide him with the chance of giving youngsters an opportunity to showcase their talent in the shortest format of the game.The series will serve as a great opportunity for the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed, who missed out on a chance to play in the 50-over World Cup in UK.All these three players performed well for the India ‘A’ side in the Caribbean Islands and would want to continue with their form and impress the captain as well as the selectors for future.The series could also see Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini make their international debuts as many senior bowlers have been rested. The only experienced campaigner in the pace bowling line-up is Bhuvneshwar Kumar.When will the 1st T20I between West Indies and India begin?West Indies vs India 1st T20I will start from 9:30 AM local time (7 PM IST) on Saturday, August 3.Where I can watch West Indies vs India 1st T20I live?West Indies vs India 1st T20I can be watched on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3.advertisementHow can I watch West Indies vs India 1st T20I online?Sony Liv will provide the live streaming for West Indies vs India 1st T20I.Where can I follow West Indies vs India 1st T20I live?You can follow live updates and scores for West Indies vs India 1st T20I on www.indiatoday.in/sports.Where will the West Indies vs India 1st T20I be played?Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground,Lauderhill, Florida will host the first Ashes Test.What are the squads for st Indies vs India 1st T20I?West Indies: John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Khary Pierre, Sunil NarineIndia: Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, K Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Rahul ChaharAlso Read | Virat Kohli on India’s World Cup exit: Every time we woke up it was the worst feeling in the morningAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s absence great opportunity for Rishabh Pant to become a consistent performer: Virat KohliAlso See:last_img read more

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