Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever death toll in Turkey rises

first_img Aug 9 ProMED-Mail posting on CCHF in Turkey Aug 8 WHO update on CCHF outbreak in Turkeyhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_08_08b/en/index.html Lab-confirmed cases were reported in 22 Turkish provinces, though most were reported from six northeastern provinces of Kelkit Valley: Tokat, Sivas, Gumushane, Amasya, Yozgat, and Corum. WHO fact sheet on Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic feverhttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs208/en/ In an advisory for travelers, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said no cases have been reported from popular tourist resorts on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The ECDC said the number of cases in 2006 suggests increased viral activity in the area; however, they added that detection and diagnosis of CCHF have improved. In Turkey, CCHF in humans was first documented in 2002. CCHF is a viral hemorrhagic fever caused by Nairovirus organisms of the Bunyaviridae family. The disease is primarily a zoonosis; sporadic cases and outbreaks do occur in humans. The disease in humans is severe and has a high mortality rate. (The case-fatality rate in the current outbreak is 8.3%, according to the WHO.) CCHF is endemic in many African, European, and Asian countries. Aug 9, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The number of deaths in a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in Turkey has increased to 20, with a total of 242 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday. The Turkish Ministry of Health is continuing control measures, which include enhanced nationwide CCHF surveillance. The WHO Country Office in Turkey and the WHO Regional Office for Europe are closely monitoring CCHF activity in the country. See also: A note posted today on ProMED-mail, the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, said the death of the healthcare worker serves as an important reminder that those treating suspected CCHF patients should take proper infection control precautions during their exposure to infected patients. Nosocomial infection risk is highest in the early stages of a patient’s infection. Since WHO’s last update on the outbreak on Jun 30 there have been 92 new cases and 9 new deaths. One of the fatalities involved a healthcare worker who acquired the infection while treating a patient with CCHF. CIDRAP overview on viral hemorrhagic feverhttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/vhf/biofacts/index.html A Jul 10 WHO update on CCHF said most of the patients who were evaluated for the disease had been infected through tick bites. Contact with the blood of infected livestock can also transmit the virus.last_img read more

Clinicians raise questions about respirator use in pandemic

first_imgNov 16, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Last month the US Department of Health and Human (HHS) called for a greater role for N95 respirators in protecting healthcare workers in the event of an influenza pandemic, and now clinicians are raising questions about potential problems such as inadequate supplies and poor fit.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fielded questions from clinicians today during a teleconference with Michael Bell, MD, associate director for infection control in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.In October, HHS issued new interim guidance saying that the use of N95 respirators, designed to stop 95% of small airborne particles, is “prudent” for medical workers providing direct care for patients with confirmed or suspected pandemic fu and is recommended when caring for patients with pneumonia. HHS also said that respirator use is prudent for support workers who have direct contact with patients.The recommendations were a departure from guidance in the HHS pandemic influenza plan released last year, which urged healthcare workers to wear simple surgical masks, designed to block large respiratory droplets, for routine care of pandemic flu patients. Both documents recommend use of N95 protection during procedures likely to generate airborne infectious particles, such as nebulization or endotracheal intubation.Bell emphasized that the new HHS guidance is not intended to change how clinicians respond to patients who have seasonal influenza. He said the difference in recommendations between seasonal and pandemic influenza stems from uncertainty about inherent immunity to a pandemic flu strain and potential shortages of antiviral medication and vaccines in a pandemic. “As a result, there’s more attention being paid to personal protective equipment,” he said.He predicted that recommendations about respirator use will continue to evolve as researchers learn more about flu virus particle size and virulence. “The interim guidance is very much interim,” he said.Another useful thing the recent HHS respirator recommendations do is to make a distinction between respirator use and use of negative-pressure isolation rooms, Bell said. “It’s one thing to supply respirators and another thing to reengineer rooms,” he said.The HHS guidance states that negative-pressure isolation is not required for routine care of patients with pandemic influenza, though such rooms should be used whenever possible for performing aerosol-generating procedures such as inhalational intubation. If negative-pressure rooms aren’t available, it is prudent to perform such procedures in private rooms with the door closed or other enclosed areas, the document says.One clinician who took part in the teleconference said she and her colleagues were worried about the supply of N95 respirators and said her hospital had difficulty obtaining enough even for routine tuberculosis care.Another clinician had questions about reusing respirators if a pandemic occurs and the devices are in short supply. Bell said healthcare workers had to be creative during the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak; some kept their masks in plastic bags and reused them. He said breathing through the mask, over time, could reduce some the electrostatic charge that provides some of the filtering mechanism. “There are no clear recommendations, though the Institute of Medicine says they are disposable and not suitable for reuse,” Bell said. “There may be safer ways to reuse them.”Bell said HHS officials and other healthcare groups are brainstorming about how to stimulate more production of N95 respirators. “The companies are concerned about liability. They want to be free of that before they produce mass quantities,” he said.Other clinicians had questions about how well the N95 respirators have to fit to provide adequate protection. They said respirator products range from models that don’t require any fitting to ones that require time-consuming fitting procedures. Bell said that from a regulatory perspective, OSHA recommends strict attention to the fit of the respirator. “But in a pinch, you’d expect some benefit, even if the respirator isn’t a perfect fit,” he said.Some clinicians said they were already fielding questions about community use of N95 respirators. Bell responded that HHS has just drafted guidance on such use. He anticipated that the recommendations would be posted on the government’s pandemic flu Web site within the next 3 or 4 weeks. Bell said HHS probably won’t recommend N95 respirators to the general public unless people are caring for family members or neighbors who have pandemic influenza.See also:Oct 18 CIDRAP News article “HHS backs respirator use in caring for pandemic flu patients”Sep 29 CIDRAP News article “Airborne flu viruses threaten health workers, expert says”HHS’s “Interim Guidance on Planning for the Use of Surgical Masks and Respirators in Health Care Settings during an Influenza Pandemic”http://www.flu.gov/professional/hospital/maskguidancehc.htmllast_img read more

Snack implicated in 17-state Salmonella outbreak

first_img Jun 28 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2007/ucm108942.htm CDC information on outbreakhttp://www.cdc.gov:80/salmonella/wandsworth_062807.htm The CDC listed the Salmonella serotype identified in the illnesses as Wandsworth, a rare strain. It was not among the seven most common Salmonella serotypes identified in the CDC’s FoodNet data for 2006, according to a report published in April. The FDA said anyone who has had diarrhea after eating the snack should contact a healthcare provider and report the illness to state or local health authorities. The CDC said it worked with state and local health department officials for weeks on the investigation, interviewing parents of sick children. The outbreak is considered likely to be continuing, said the FDA, which learned of the outbreak from the CDC on Jun 27. Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, often with fever and abdominal cramps, within 12 to 72 hours after infection, the CDC said. Most people recover in 4 to 7 days without treatment, but elderly people, infants, and those with an impaired immune system may suffer severe illness. On its Web site, Robert’s American Gourmet said consumers who have the product should discard the contents and call the company at 1-800-626-7557. Customers can return empty bags to the place of purchase or the company for reimbursement, the company said. Jun 29, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic investigation of 52 cases of Salmonella infection in 17 states, most of them in children, has prompted a nationwide recall of a snack called Veggie Booty, federal health agencies reported yesterday. The FDA and CDC said the cases began in March. Almost all the illnesses were in children under age 10, with most of them in toddlers. Most of the patients had bloody diarrhea, and four were hospitalized, officials said. No deaths have been reported. Only eight cases were reported before May 1, and the number has gradually increased, according to the CDC.center_img The FDA listed the states and numbers of cases in the outbreak as follows: California, 7; Colorado, 5; Connecticut, 1; Georgia, 1; Indiana, 1; Massachusetts, 3; Minnesota, 2; New Hampshire, 2; New Jersey, 2; New York, 13; Oregon, 1, Pennsylvania, 3; Tennessee, 1, Texas, 1; Vermont, 3; Washington, 4; and Wisconsin, 2. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers to throw away any Veggie Booty on hand. The snack is made of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating and is sold in flexible plastic foil bags in 4-ounce, 1-ounce, and half-ounce sizes, federal officials said. “Interviews comparing foods eaten by ill and well persons show that consumption of Robert’s American Gourmet brand Veggie Booty was statistically associated with illness and therefore the most likely source of the outbreak,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement. See also: Veggie Booty is sold at retail stores in all 50 states and Canada and also over the Internet, the FDA said. An official of Robert’s American Gourmet, based in Sea Cliff, N.Y., said no samples of the product so far had tested positive for Salmonella, according to an Associated Press report published yesterday. CDC answers to frequently asked questions about the outbreakhttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/wandsworth_faq.htmlast_img read more

PROMISING PRACTICES FOR PANDEMIC PLANNING Guide helps homeless shelters prepare

first_imgEditor’s Note: CIDRAP’s Promising Practices: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Tools online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a biweekly series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning.Dec 4, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Homeless people could face significant disadvantages during public health crises, which is why Public Health –Seattle & King County has developed a plan to help the county’s homeless service agencies prepare for an influenza pandemic.The plan provides information on what to expect during a pandemic and how to prepare for and respond to issues of special concern to the homeless. Research by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) has found it to be one of the most comprehensive pandemic plans for the homeless in the United States.After a glut of media coverage on pandemic flu and social distancing, homeless shelters began calling Public Health–Seattle & King County with concerns about how to cope with a pandemic, said Janna Wilson, head of the department’s Health Care for the Homeless Network.”They had a pretty complicated set of questions and were asking for guidance that was more tailored to them and their clients,” Wilson said. Apart from social distancing and caring for sick clients, key concerns included:How homeless people would receive vaccines and antiviral drugsHow to manage such a crisis with limited resourcesHow to keep operating despite staff shortagesEarly collaborative effortsIn response, the public health department created an ad hoc pandemic flu work group, which began meeting in September 2006 to develop the guide. The guide was created through a collaborative process with input from public health specialists, local clinics, homeless service and mental health agencies, among others, Wilson said.But the group had a framework around which to build its guide. “Luckily we were able to base it loosely on a guide the Toronto health department had published,” Wilson noted.Working with the homeless services agencies proved to be a valuable learning process and led to more thoughtful overall community planning, she added. “The questions they posed were very instructive and made our health department think more in depth about emergency preparation for vulnerable populations,” said Wilson.King County is home to more than 1.8 million people. A severe pandemic would affect as many as 540,000 people and cause more than 11,000 deaths, according to county planners’ estimates. There are at least 8,000 people without permanent housing, according to county estimates. The Seattle/King County Coalition for the Homeless conducts a “One Night Count” each year—of the 7,839 people counted on Jan 26, 2,368 were staying in emergency shelters and 3,312 lived in transitional housing.”Our focus is definitely on the shelters, because they are the facilities where social distancing has been more challenging,” Wilson said. In a flu outbreak, disease control would be particularly daunting for large, congregate shelters where the homeless are in close quarters, compared with apartment-style shelters, she added.Population-specific concernsIn general, the homeless are more susceptible to disease because of their living conditions, chronic and acute medical problems, addiction and mental illness, and a lack of access to regular healthcare, according to the county’s Health Care for the Homeless Network. These factors may also increase their risk of contracting influenza.The county’s shelters are already familiar with the difficulties of infectious disease outbreaks. Recently, there was a norovirus outbreak in a men’s shelter that spread very quickly, and several shelters dealt with a tuberculosis outbreak a few years ago, Wilson said. While facilities are already aware of the need for safe daily practices, Wilson said the threat of a pandemic evoked additional concerns.One clinic’s stepsAt Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC), a community-based mental health agency whose clientele includes the homeless, portions of the guide were used in revising the organization’s entire business continuity plan, said Stacey Glyde, administrative service manager. Glyde was part of the committee that helped create the pandemic guide.The plan provided an impetus for CPC to start thinking about its own efforts, Glyde said.CPC applied for county grants made available for preparedness to initiate specific activities around pandemic planning, such as training presentations for staff and installation of hand hygiene stations with hand sanitizers, tissue, and trash cans at the agency’s different locations.”It seems to be very effective,” Glyde said of the steps aimed at getting people to think about consistent hand hygiene. Hand cleaning is one of the tips the guide recommends for routine infection control.Unique obstaclesFor some facilities where every day is an emergency, however, long-term contingency and continuity planning may be difficult.”For one thing, it’s challenging to make time to plan,” Wilson said. “[Also,] space is at a premium. They may simply not feel they have the space to store food and water.”Bob Goetchius manages the St. Martin de Porres Shelter in Seattle, for men older than 50. Capacity remains the biggest challenge when thinking about a pandemic, said Goetchius, whose facility houses at least 212 clients each night.”We’re not going to have the capacity to deal with [a flu pandemic],” he said.Goetchius also served on the ad hoc committee that developed the guide. “Are we prepared? No. Would we like to be prepared? Yes.”Many people are turned away from shelters nightly and forced to sleep on the street, he said, adding that he wonders how already-strained facilities would manage the people who are likely to seek help during a pandemic.”Without capacity you couldn’t do anything,” he said. “None of our shelters have excess room.”Financial constraints present additional challenges. Goetchius said that as a nonprofit agency, St. Martin de Porres already runs on a “shoestring budget.””To fund for emergencies is beyond our abilities,” he said. The county is already working to address such problems.New resources, adaptable guidanceSince the guide was released, new resources to help homeless shelters implement pandemic planning have been developed, including small grants and training programs. The county has already been providing ongoing technical assistance, best practice guidelines, and training sessions with public health nurses on different health issues, Wilson said.Wilson added that the county and its partners in homeless services are also working to bolster resources that would be useful during a pandemic, such as creating a flu recovery center for homeless people. In addition, the county is developing a communication listserv with homeless service agencies.The guide states that it can be adapted to suit different facilities’ operating needs and is useful for agencies that provide the homeless with a place to stay as well as other services, such as meal programs, employment agencies, mental health agencies, and drop-in centers. It includes prepandemic, pandemic, and postpandemic guidelines, including how to establish an incident command system, care for the sick (what the guide calls a “tea and toast” level of care, which would be the same as what one receives at home), reduce client mobility to prevent disease, and deal with deaths on site.The plan has been distributed widely, Wilson said, and at least five other communities have asked if they can tailor it to their own needs. She added that it is difficult to gauge how much agencies are changing their approach, although changes have occurred.”We get more value if other communities use it,” she said.See also:View tools and reviewers’ comments for the “Pandemic Planning Guide for Homeless Shelters” practicehttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/practice/pandemic-planning-guide-homeless-shelters-walast_img read more

Every year, Croatia shows how ready and organized it is when it comes to providing emergency medical care

first_imgRegardless of the island’s traffic isolation, Croatia shows every year that it is ready and organized when it comes to providing emergency medical care. Thus, since January 1, 2017, helicopters of the Croatian Air Force and Air Defense have transported a total of 615 patients and 1114 escorts, for which a little more than 557 flight hours were spent.For the weekend, 14 patients were taken care of by air medical transportAnd so it was last weekend when the crews of the Transport Helicopter Squadron (ETH) of the 93rd Air Base and the Multipurpose Helicopter Squadron (EVH) of the 91st Air Base of the Croatian Air Force and Air Defense (HRZ and PZO), from Friday, August 18 in in the afternoon until Monday, August 21, 2017, 14 patients were engaged in emergency care actions.Most patients, 11 of them, were transported by ETH 93 crews from the Croatian Air Force and Air Defense. Thus, on Friday, August 18, three patients were transported from the islands of Korcula and Brac, two of whom are Polish tourists. On Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, a total of eight patients were transported from the islands of Solta, Hvar, Korcula, Lastovo and the city of Dubrovnik, including two pregnant women.Crews of the 91st Air Force and Air Defense Forces based at the Rijeka Airport on the island of Krk transported three patients from the island of Rab on Friday, August 18th.HGSS cares about the safety of citizens and tourists about 24 hours a day, 365 days a year The whole story about safety, which is extremely important for tourists, is certainly given by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS), whose number of interventions is more than 1.200 a year and grows by about 20 percent every year as more tourists and outdoor activities. Thus, yesterday the action of rescuing an injured foreign citizen who participated in the canyoning above the Gubavica waterfall on the river Cetina was successfully completed, as well as rescuing and helping tourists in the Risnjak National Park who fell ill on a hiking trail from the source of the river Kupa to the village Razloge.The Ministry of the Interior presented an application for a safer and more pleasant stay of guests in Croatia The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia presented a new one mobile application “Police – security and trust”  which enables an even safer and more pleasant stay of tourists in Croatia. Mobile application of the Ministry of the Interior for anonymous reports to the police, upgraded and translated to English, German and Italian in order to use it as easily and efficiently as possible by foreign citizens who will go on a tour and sightseeing of many tourist locations, but also often stay at sea, in the mountains, on the hills or enjoy other adventures.Needless to say, safety and trust in our public services, especially in emergencies and for tourists coming with children, are important for tourism development. One of the great examples of how to take care of tourists as a tourist destination is Istria, and how they do it can be seen below in the attachment.Related news:last_img read more

The Gospić Tourist Board is developing the Nikola Tesla Roads project

first_imgGospić tourist workers place a lot of hope in the Nikola Tesla Roads project, where each participant will be able to get to know the details from the life of this great Ličan scientist, but also the facts and unusual things that Tesla did while in Gospić.The project is attractive and will not only be interesting for admirers of the work of the great scientist born in Smiljan, but, perhaps even more, for those who want to know as much as possible about Nikola Tesla. Namely, at 6 locations, intended for longer stays, free wifi electro points would be formed as elements of city urban equipment, Tesla’s quotes were written on about fifty tiles that will need to be found on the city streets (on facades, floors…). “The city of Gospić is a destination with a characteristic culture, clean and preserved environment, strong spiritual production in which the residents invest a lot of energy, knowledge and passion. The people and culture of the City of Gospić, on the international scene, are recognized by their art, food…, they are proud of their Lika lifestyle, which others increasingly recognize and appreciate. From the very beginning of tourism, Gospić has been in the center of the world’s attention as a destination of untouched nature, beauty and open-hearted people. ” points out Maja Strilić, president of the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić.The area along the river Novčica is being arranged and seating stands are being formed with a platform across the river with the installation of Tesla’s turbine. There are several interactive seats in the stands with which in a sitting position one could participate in light effects on the stage with simple movements, so the visitor would be involved in the game with light, and Tesla’s turbine would participate in powering the city lighting. In front of the teacher’s studio, they plan to arrange the space and put a lighted sculpture depicting Nikola Tesla as a little boy rushing to school. Interventions in the form of play equipment and specially designed urban equipment are also planned in Kolakovac Park. In front of the KIC, where Nikola Tesla Square will be arranged, there will also be a Nikola Tesla room as an experience room (a space filled with lightning, Tesla’s laboratory, etc.).Nikola Tesla’s route through the town of Gospić will be a new tourist offer that is planned to be completed and put into operation by 05/2018. year, the first phase of the project will be completed by the end of this year. “The special significance of the origin and scientific work of Nikola Tesla is an exceptional opportunity for the affirmation of tourism in the City of Gospić. Not only as an opportunity to visit the birthplace and memorial museum of Nikola Tesla in Smiljan, the strength of Tesla’s attractiveness can be his initial “scientific and life paths” in the area of ​​Gospic, but also the possibility of visiting, staying and organizing student, scientific and business meetings of international character. , themed on the character and work of this world-famous Ličanin. Now MC Nikola Tesla is visited by about 50 tourists a year and with good projects that number must be doubled. That is exactly why the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić developed the project Nikola Tesla Roads”Says Maja Strilić, adding that the Zagreb – Ploče motorway has opened up opportunities for significant weekend tourism and that a lot of energy and knowledge is being invested in Gospić tourism in order to maintain and improve tourist traffic and consumption.The majority of accommodation capacities in the town of Gospić are private accommodation.Currently, the city of Gospić has about 750 beds and, according to data for 2016, it realizes 32.000 overnight stays, but every year it records an increase in arrivals and overnight stays. ”Horseback riding, hunting, fishing, cycling, active vacation, gastronomy, well-thought-out events such as Autumn in Lika, Plum, Mushroom and Potato Week, Gospić Music Summer, July in Gospić and others with a cultural basis currently make up our tourist offer. However, due to market changes, the tourist capacities of the City must be valorized through the expression of our culture and identity, national pride, business skills and especially as a space for long-term social and economic development.j ”concludes Maja Strilić.They are especially proud of the Full of Energy video, shot in attractive locations such as the Velebit Nature Park, the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, the Ante Starčević Memorial Home, and the video is dominated by shots of untouched nature. She faithfully portrayed all the beauties of Gospić, with an emphasis on the emotional experience of visitors. Our famous cellist, Ana Rucner, also participates in the video, whose music from the album “eXpression” fits perfectly into the dynamics of the video itself. Her dress in this video is adorned with a characteristic belt and cuffs with elements of Lika embroidery made by the Association for the Preservation of Traditional Dota Culture. Along with the beautiful landscapes of Gospić and its surroundings, Velebit occupies a very important place in the film, because the video was shot on Visočica, at an altitude of 1619 meters.last_img read more

Over 100 television channels directly watched the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lošinj

first_imgMore than 5 thousand visitors watched the extreme world cycling competition in Veli Lošinj Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj, from 19 to 22 April 2018.After numerous trainings, a total of 215 of the world’s best competitors from more than 25 countries around the world descended the short but demanding and difficult Veli Lošinj trail. Also, the picture from Lošinj was broadcast live by 105 television channels.Extreme cycling competition or downhill ‘Downhill’ created from the spring training of Slovenian cyclists, was organized by the Athletic Club Lošinj and Mountain Bike Club Trbovlje, and today out of season in Mali Lošinj brought five thousand visitors and secured free advertising that Croatia, and let alone Mali Lošinj cannot afford even in the wildest dreams. And that is exactly the meaning of connecting the video and tourism, just as the Tour of Croatia race is in progress.”Veli Lošinj has become the center of the world in the last few days. I think we were not fully aware of the opportunity we got when we hosted such a prestigious world race, which was created as a result of quality cooperation between two clubs: MTB Trbovlje and Athletic Club Losinj. That love, which began four years ago, has brought us to the present moments, believes the mayor of Mali Lošinj, Ana Kučić. This is an absolute confirmation that we are moving in the right direction, given that for many years we have been presenting ourselves to our visitors and the tourism and media market as an island of vitality and health with many potentials, especially sports. That is why we are working intensively on the sports infrastructure, and this year the Master Plan for the development of cycling on Lošinj is being drafted. However, this is only a small segment of Lošinj’s offer because Lošinj still has a lot to offer its visitors” said Ana Kučić, the mayor of Mali Lošinj.Photo: Sandro TaribaThanks to numerous journalists and Red Bull Media House and other television companies that bought the broadcasting rights, the live broadcast was enabled in 105 countries, and the race was watched live by more than a million and a half viewers. In the next week, more than 5 million people are expected to follow this event through numerous media platforms (TV shows, reports, portals, social networks, etc.).But that’s just the beginning of the story, at least it should be. We’ve attracted attention and focus, got great publicity, and now we need to have the same and similar content for that target audience throughout the year. It is necessary to further develop into cycling and cycling competitions, as well as adventure tourism. Otherwise, we missed a great opportunity, because everything that is one-time has no long-term effect, neither added value nor the profitability of the entire investment.Related news:THE WORLD CUP IN DOWNHILL ON LOŠINJ IS AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE ENTIRE KVARNER REGION AS A BIKE FRIENDLY DESTINATION</p>
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Norwegian Cruise Lines declared Dubrovnik the best destination at the beginning of the season

first_imgIn a survey conducted by Norwegian Cruise Lines, Dubrovink left behind Venice, Koper, Split, Corfu, Katakolon and Valletta.Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) conducted the research during the first arrival of the ship Norwegian Spirit, which was in Dubrovnik on April 17 with about 2200 passengers, on a voyage from Valletta (boarding) to Venice (disembarkation), and in addition to the three cities the ship visited and Corfu, Katakolon, Split and Koper in the period from 13 to 20 April 2018. On that occasion, Dubrovnik won and was declared the best destination, leaving behind Venice, Koper, Split, Corfu, Katakolon and Valletta.It is a regular survey of guest satisfaction through a questionnaire conducted by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) on each trip, and refers, among other things, to the assessment of each destination according to several parameters: general tourist offer of the destination, quality of buses and guides and shuttle service, cleanliness of the destination and general impression.S aspekta agencijske usluge u destinaciji, kompanija ocjenjuje i participaciju gostiju na izletima i u dubrovačkom slučaju ista je iznosila nešto više od 40% što je daleko bolji rezultat nego u drugim lukama, a također i daleko iznad prosjeka Dubrovnika (25-30%). Temeljem ovoga, Dubrovnik se zaista može pohvaliti odličnim početkom jer je u svim parametrima nadmašio konkurenciju. Podsjetimo Norwegian Cruise Lines (NLC) je jedna od cruise kompanija za koje usluge izleta na kružnim putovanjima pruža Gulliver travel dio Intercruises grupe.Source: Gulliver Travellast_img read more

Public call for delivery of innovative solutions in the field of sustainable tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian region

first_imgYou can find the text of the call and the application form on the website https://fostinno.adrioninterreg.eu/ or on the Faculty website under the link https://www.fthm.uniri.hr/znanost/eu-projekti/fost-inno. For all inquiries about the call and the application itself, you can contact us by e-mail: fostinno@fthm.hr The Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija invites all interested parties who have an innovative idea that can contribute to the development of sustainable tourism and who want to test their idea on the Adriatic-Ionian market, to apply for innovative solutions in the field of sustainable tourism Adriatic-Ionian regions. Eligible categories of innovation in the context of this call are innovation of a product, service, business model or business process. The call is open until March 31, 2019, by which time a workshop will be organized to help applicants develop the idea and fill out the application form. The exact date of the workshop will be announced later.  After filling in the application form, the registration must be completed on this one connectors.last_img read more

In December, EU residents made 47 million trips, mostly within the EU

first_imgSource: Eurostat Find out more details HERE In 2018, EU residents made more than 907,5 million trips in their own countries (domestic travel) and more than 387,6 million trips abroad. When looking at the range of travel over 12 months, domestic trips within the EU have not only increased significantly in the summer but also around Christmas and Easter. More than 17% of all long trips were made during the winter months of 2018 (January, February and December), and the distribution of short trips throughout the year is less seasonal, according to Eurostat data. In December 2018, EU residents made 47 million trips with at least four overnight stays, which is more than twice as many as long trips made in January or November (23 million each).last_img read more