Presentation of Croatia for group trips held in Frankfurt

first_imgOn November 15, the Croatian National Tourist Board in Frankfurt, in cooperation with TUI Reisecenter from Nenteshausen (near Frankfurt), held a presentation of Croatia in order to generate a group of travelers who will visit Dalmatia in the spring of 2018.The half-hour presentation was attended by 150 participants, clients of TUI, who were shown the beauties of Dalmatia and the potential for the pre-season in the area from Split to Dubrovnik. In addition, a promotional film about the Makarska Riviera and a new promotional video of the CNTB were shown, and those present were especially greeted by Nicole Nett, owner of TUI Reisecenter, who announced trips and the opportunity to be within the standard program of TUI Reisecenter. .Unfortunately, the tourist offer of continental Croatia was not presented this time either, and I wonder if this is already intentional to omit the offer and promotion of continental Croatia, especially when we talk about the German market because we know that Germans are prone to rural tourism, which shows the development of Bavaria. as tourist destinations.As pointed out by the CNTB, in addition to the presentation, promotional materials of the CNTB were distributed to the audience, and a number of questions were asked which show that Croatia is an increasingly interesting destination for German guests. The great interest of those present was also manifested in the fact that only during the evening about 30 reservations were made for the offered trips to Croatia. In the following period, the sale of arrangements for Croatia is expected to continue and the number of passengers to increase, as well as the generation of more groups.The German CNTB office participated in the event of tour operator Thomas CookThere are about 10 travel agencies in Germany that sell programs of various tour operators, which sell almost 80 percent of their product through them. That is why the improvement of cooperation and acquaintance of agents with the programs is imposed as a key point in the process of presenting to the market all the potentials that are on offer in the German market, point out the CNTB.Thus, the Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany, in cooperation with tour operators and agencies, seeks to bring agents closer to the stationary sales potentials and advantages of the Croatian tourist offer and through personal contact to get from them as much concrete information on market trends and image of Croatia as a tourist destination. For this purpose, the representative office participated in the event of tour operator Thomas Cook, which was held this month in Frankfurt at the traditional TravelconneXion. TravelconneXion is an annual event of the Thomas Cook Group for agents who sell their product. About 1500 agents gathered at the event.The German representative office of the CNTB also participated in the DER Tourist Campus 2018, within which this group of the same name also gathers agents and presents its own program for the summer season. Partners are also participating in the event, so this year Valamar also participated together with the CNTB. The event took place in France, with the participation of 1400 agents and 500 partners. ”In the conversation with the agents, one got the impression that Croatia is an increasingly sought-after destination in agencies and that the demand for package deals for Croatia is developing in a positive direction. It should be noted that a large number of agents have chosen Croatia for their vacation or are preparing to visit Croatia next year, which confirms the general growth of interest in Croatia.”Point out the representative office of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany.Thomas Cook and DER Touristik are the second and third tour operator groups in Germany with an extensive sales network in all German cities, and more than seven million Germans travel on holiday with them every year.

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Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus

first_imgAlthough the student’s university, also located in Beppu, southwestern Japan, had reported from Aug. 8 that a dozen or so exchange students had tested positive for the virus, he was not one of them. He attempted to object, but the men told him, “We’re social distancing. Get lost,” so in the end he could do nothing.Such prejudice against foreigners is seen to be the result of an excessive fear of infection and ignorance among those who lack opportunities to communicate with the international communities with which they reside.The some 2,700 exchange students at APU, who make up almost half of its enrollments, usually forge deep connections with the local community through part-time jobs and extracurricular activities.But since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the city has received reports that some hair salons and dining establishments have put up signs denying entry to students from the university. In response, it immediately set about distributing around 1,500 notices to business operators reminding them that “the fight is against the virus, not people.”Some businesses in Yokohama’s Chinatown near Tokyo also reported receiving hate mail in March blaming Chinese people for the coronavirus outbreak, with messages such as “Get the hell out of Japan.”Read also: Emergency stay permits to no longer be issued for foreigners as Indonesia enters ‘new normal’According to a May survey of around 400 foreigners living in Fukuoka Prefecture by monthly multilingual magazine Fukuoka Now, around 20 percent of respondents said they have experienced some sort of discrimination in relation to the coronavirus.Toshihiro Menju, managing director and chief program officer at the Japan Center for International Exchange, believes that ensuring local residents and foreigners have opportunities to interact is the solution to eradicating discrimination and prejudice.”The relationships built in the community on a daily basis thrive during extraordinary times,” he said.With foreigners, many of them Japanese-Brazilians, accounting for around 10 percent of the population of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, the city has been working to strengthen information sharing with its international community.City officials, together with a pastor with interpreting experience, are visiting around 10 churches with foreign congregations to urge them to take thorough measures against the coronavirus’ spread.”Local governments should treat foreign residents in the same way as Japanese residents, and make their guidelines and other policies clear,” said Menju.Topics : Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have been increasing reports that foreigners living in areas with prominent international communities in Japan are being subject to discrimination and hateful remarks.”Shitty foreigner, corona.” A 22-year-old Indian student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University was targeted by such a verbal attack while walking around JR Beppu Station, Oita Prefecture in mid-August.The comment came from three Japanese men apparently in their 30s.last_img read more

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“Let the Court decide on the way forward” – political analyst

first_imgActing President in National Assembly– PPP/C’s Chief Whip outlines precedent set by Samuel Hinds to SpeakerWhile there have been many views shared on whether Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo should or should not be allowed to be present in the National Assembly while acting as President, Political analyst Dr Henry Jeffery feels that the matter should be sanctioned by the court of law.Jeffery, a former Government minister for nearly two decades, said that only a court could decide on the best way forward because both the Government and the Opposition may never come to a compromise in resolving the issue.The parliamentary Opposition feels Nagamootoo’s continued presence in the National Assembly is in violation of the Constitution, while the Government side feels that it is a non-issue.“My own feeling is that the separation of power would seem to suggest that they PM should not be in Parliament when he is also head of the executive,” Dr Jeffrey told Guyana Times on Monday while saying that despite this he also thinks the matter should be resolved.“My take, outside of the formality of it being an issue of that we must maintain it, we have a difference of views on this matter and the court could resolve this,” he added.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo zeroed in on the matter during his contribution to the Budget debates. He cited Article 178 (4) of the Constitution, which states that any Minister performing the functions of the office of the President has to vacate his seat during that period.“I believe the honourable Prime Minister is squatting in the House! It says, as part of our Constitution, during any period when the Minister is performing the functions of the office of the President, his or her seat in the National Assembly shall be regarded as vacant,” Jagdeo said.But the political analyst said even if this is the case and the Prime Minister is in violation of the laws, then it would not affect the Government’s business. “…because if the PM could send someone else to the Chamber they will not lose by his vote in there,” Jeffrey noted.Nagamootoo has rejected the Opposition’s contention saying that it is only if a minister is appointed to perform the functions of the president that the minister has to vacate his parliamentary seat while he is performing the functions of the president.His comments were back by former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran who told the State media, “The article in the Constitution requires a minister, if appointed, to vacate his seat. It does not require the prime minister, if similarly appointed, to do so.”Jeffrey therefore said, “doesn’t the executive control that Parliament? It is passing and assenting it…The law should be maintained but this could be sorted it out by the court.” The political analyst said it is on that note that both Government and the Opposition should seek to push the agenda of Constitutional Reform so that these matters could be better resolved.PrecedenceIn a letter sent to the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira dated Sunday, December 9, 2018, it said that in the 8th, 9th and 10th Parliaments in accordance with Articles 96 (1) and 178 (1) and (4) of the Guyana Constitution when the then Prime Minister Samuel Archibald Hinds was carrying out “the functions of office of the President” who was overseas, he was not allowed to attend a sitting or a committee meeting of the National Assembly.It was further noted that there are records to this effect in the archives of the Parliament Office. “Repeatedly the Minutes of the Sittings of the National Assembly reflected the absence on leave of the then Prime Minister Samuel Archibald Hinds who was carrying out the functions of the office of the President who was overseas,” Teixeira stated.Mention was also made with regards to an official instrument being issued by the Office of the President which stated that the Prime Minister, or in some cases a minister, was carrying out the “functions of the office of the President” and this was copied to the Clerk of the National Assembly. “There was no deviation from this during the tenures of either Speaker Ralph Ramkarran or Speaker Raphael Trotman,” it added.The Opposition called upon the Speaker to uphold the constitution as was done by his predecessors. “Failure to uphold the Constitution will expose the entire consideration of National Estimates for the 2019 Budget and any other matters before the House during this period to be infected by the germ of unconstitutionality and thereby making it liable to be set aside by a Court of competent jurisdiction, should there be a resort to such an option,” it added.last_img read more

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