In cooperation with the tourist portal HrTurizam.hr and MojPosao.net Every week we will bring you an interesting offer of jobs in tourism, stories with prominent employers and expert advice on how to better prepare for new business challenges.Finding a new job in big competition is not easy, but the first and basic rule is proactivity. Investigate the companies you’re submitting applications for, update your resumes, customize applications, and submit applications via the link at the bottom of the ad.This week, from the diverse offer of jobs in tourism and catering across the coast, we single out the following jobs:Dogus group employs a larger number of employees in different business departments. What are the required qualifications, and what working conditions are provided by the employer, read in ads. You can check the average salaries by position, work experience, additional qualifications and other criteria at MyPay service.Croatia Yachting has 59 modern vessels and is currently looking for a person for cleaning work in Marina Kaštela. Submit your application via portal, no later than April 27th.Dubrovnik City Café she is looking for bartenders, waiters, assistant waiters, chefs, assistant chefs and hostesses. Take the opportunity to gain experience, earn a good living and stay in beautiful Dubrovnik – submit your application today!The company also employs in Dubrovnik Nautika doo, is looking for bartenders, waiters, chefs and hostesses. You can send your application via portal MojPosao.If you want to work in a recognized travel agency, study ads companies Connecto Mare doo They just have active ads for D and B category drivers, travel agency employees, dispatchers and an accountant.Punta Skala doo for the needs of their hotels search cook with at least three years of experience. The possibility of continuing to work in the group’s hotels in Austria and Italy is emphasized.More workers are wanted for the job of renting windsurfing equipment on the island of Pag. The salary is from 4.000 to 7.000 kuna net, and you can send your application via ads.A smaller hotel in the old town of Rovinj is looking for hotel director. Employment is for an indefinite period with a probationary period of 6 months.The Petek picnic area has an open tender for assistant head of catering. Candidates are required to have one year of experience, and this is a permanent employment relationship.The famous Aquarius club on Zrće is looking for lighting masters and waiters. The employer provides accommodation and meals. Hurry up with the application because the deadline is April 19th.
WOMEN:1. Ivana Tomas and Jelena Janjatovic2. Ruzica Babic and Katica Klobucar3. Dragica Drazenovic and Dragana DrazenovicMEN:1. Jurica Lisac and Ivan Šimatović Gs2. Ivica Pavelić and Dražen Suknjajić Gs3. David Samaržija and Jura Kostelac OtočacMIXED:1. Andreja Rožić and Viktor Sarić ZG2. Nada Grčić and Vinko Mijočić ZG3. Daniel Maksymink and Tea Dasović4. Laura Matejčić and Leonard Matejčić Korenica In Otočac on the river Gacka, the 1st kayak race on Gacka “The fastest paddle of Gacka” was held. The race was originally scheduled to take place on April 24th. but due to adverse weather conditions, the race was postponed and held last weekend.In addition to the attractive race, the autochthonous products and autochthonous cuisine of Gacka were presented, as well as their tasting. The goal of the race is to turn the Gacka Valley into a recognizable destination, and according to the tourist indicators of the Gacka Valley, more and more guests are waking up and visiting it. “The concept of the event is the promotion of new tourist attractions intertwined with the story of gastronomic heritage. The tourist attraction that accompanies this year’s Gastrogacka is kayaking on Gacka as a new offer of an attractive vacation. We started with the new offer last season and experienced a real tourist boom. We hope that this is just the beginning of the success story “Experience Gacka from Gacka” and how we will upgrade and complete this experience and become an unavoidable destination for continental tourism.”Points out Mladenka Orešković, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Otočac, and adds that this year they are recording growth in tourist nights and arrivals and that she justifiably expects a successful tourist season.In the first three months of 2016, 2.866 registered tourist arrivals were realized in Otočac, which is 67,60 percent more than in the same period last year when there were 1.710 arrivals. Overnight stays increased by 54,38%, ie 3.134 overnight stays were registered, which is an increase compared to last year’s number of 2030 overnight stays, according to the Tourist Board of the town of Otočac. It is interesting that most guests come from the Far East from Korea and Japan, who are also hotel guests, as well as Italians and Belgians.This great event has great tourist potential because it offers new and different content and most importantly – an indigenous story with the promotion of local gastronomy and culture. Try to visualize the value of an “ordinary” diploma for participation, which is framed on the wall by a guest from Japan. Priceless, isn’t it? Content and autochthony is the main motive of Doal tourists, and first and foremost offer your guests what they are, what you offer and have in your environment, and only then do you think about new creative content.It is the essence of tourism because tourism consists of emotions, experiences and stories. I hope that the race “The best paddle of Gacka” next year will grow both in terms of production and the number of visits by both domestic and foreign tourists.Tell stories.
The Tourist Board of the Istrian County (TZIŽ) in accordance with the findings and settings of the Strategic and Operational Marketing Plan 2015-2020 initiated the process of selecting the umbrella communication concept “Big Idea” of Istrian tourism, publishing on July 04, 2016 on its website international call for the submission of applications for participation in the development of this communication concept, which will be the backbone of a fully integrated marketing communication system of Istria for the next five to ten years.The selection of bidders for the development of the umbrella communication concept of Istrian tourism will take place in two phases. The first, pre-selection phase will last until July 20, by which time the deadline for collecting documentation from potential agencies is not asking for creative proposals, but bidders must present evidence of competence. This is followed by a second phase involving a maximum of five agencies selected by a special committee and with which an introductory meeting and presentation of the terms of reference will be held.Bids with creative proposals must be submitted by selected bidders by September 02 this year. Each presented concept will be subjected to a market test based on a representative sample of the target audience, which will be performed on four priority emitting markets, after which the proposals and submitted concepts will be evaluated and then finally accept the offer and sign a contract with the selected agency. The selection and presentation of the selected roof communication concept is expected by the end of the year.The complete documentation of the public call is available at the following link
During September, 141.404 arrivals were recorded in Dubrovnik (12% more than in September 2015) and 492.032 overnight stays (11% more than in September 2015). In September, the most numerous guests were from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Canada, and Ireland. The results with which Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in all types of accommodation in the first nine months of 2016.From 1 January to 30 September 2016, there were 881.771 arrivals in Dubrovnik (11% more than in 2015), and 3.093.363 overnight stays (12% more than in 2015). The top list of countries from which Dubrovnik tourists came from January 1 to September 30, 2016 is traditionally led by guests from the United Kingdom, France, USA, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Australia, Finland and Italy. According to the records of tourist traffic in nautical, from 1 January to 30 September 2016, there were 22.162 arrivals (13% less than in 2015) and 219.140 overnight stays (6% more than in 2015).By the way, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik includes the city of Dubrovnik, and the towns of Rijeka dubrovačka, Zaton, Orašac, Trsteno and Brsečine, as well as the islands of Lokrum, Koločep, Lopud and Šipan. By the end of the year, Dubrovnik as a congress destination, a niche that is just beginning to “boil”, can certainly expect a daily increase in visits and overnight stays in the coming months.
The prestigious National Geographic Traveler has listed the Via Dinarica trail as one of the best destinations in the world for 2017.Via Dinarica, a mega-hiking and hiking trail, which connects natural and cultural sights in the Dinarides, is thus recognized and recognized as a great development opportunity and potential for Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and especially for Bosnia and Herzegovina. .Via Dinarica is a route intended for mountaineers, cyclists and other excursionists who visit the Dinarides as tourists, but at the same time a platform for the development and improvement of living and working conditions for people living in the Dinarides. One of the basic goals of the project is, in addition to mountaineering activities, to promote the local economy and thus bring tourists closer to local food, accommodation, various services and the like.Terra Dinarica, the organization that coordinates the activities of the Via Dinarica project in BiH, points out that this prestigious recognition is the result of persistent, hard, but also visionary work of partner organizations, a network of volunteers and support from UNDP and USAID international development agencies in BiH. . It should be emphasized that BiH is the first country in the region to fully mark and prepare its stages of the White Trail Via Dinarica, which was officially opened in June this year, in Blidinje.Via Dinarica is no longer just a development opportunity, they point out in the organization of Terra Dinarica, but our reality and a fact confirmed on the ground. In this regard, it is necessary to encourage local authorities and partner organizations to work even harder to preserve the natural wealth of BiH, which can and must be exploited in a sustainable way, and which can and does bring economic benefits to the people. “Via Dinarica has replaced politics with nature”Said Thierry Joubert, owner of the Green Visions agency from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “What could be nicer than that? “Via Dinarica passes through BiH in three lines-paths: Green, White and Blue. Green leads to BiH forests and is ideal for family hiking and recreation, Blue passes in the south-eastern part of Herzegovina and connects the region with the Adriatic Sea. The white trail, which leads to the tops of our highest mountains, is the most interesting so-called. thru-hikers, adventurers, mountaineers, mountaineers and everyone else who longs for untouched natural beauty and mountain peace and tranquility.The complete article will be available at newsstands around the world later this month in a special edition of Nat-Geo Traveler Best of the World. Via Dinarica consists of over 5.000 km of mountain trails, and the entire project began in 2010. See more about this great tourist story here
One tourist season has ended successfully, and now a new one is starting, the winter one where the focus shifts from the sea to the interior, ie to skiing. Admittedly, this year’s weather conditions are not ideal for skiing as there is still no real snow, but that will soon change.Everyone knows that Croats love skiing, especially ski resorts in Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Despite the financial crisis, the number of skiers from Croatia is growing every year, and it is estimated that every year over 200 Croats go skiing and spend over HRK 500 million. “Ski enthusiasts from Istria are mostly looking for good and big ski resorts in Italy – Kronplatz, Alta Badia & Super Ski Dolomites, Passo Tonale, while Zagreb residents often choose proven ski resorts in Austria – Sillian, Katschberg, Nassfeld, Flachau, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Saalbach, Zell am See. ”Points out Dalibor Čanaglić, head of the skiing department Travel agencies Kompas Zagreb DD adds that most Croatians will go skiing in the Croatian week at destinations such as Kronplatz, Sillian, Nassfeld, Kranjska Gora and Rogla. “Slovenian ski resorts are popular for families with children, where after skiing everyone can relax in the warm pools of hotels in Kranjska Gora, Rogla, Mariborsko Pohorje. France is mostly chosen by young people for whom ski resorts in Austria and Italy are almost inaccessible due to the high cost of accommodation and ski pass, so they immediately book a package deal that includes bus transport + accommodation + ski pass for 6 days.”Points out Čanaglić and adds that almost 90% of ski reservations refer to the period from 7.1 January to 14.1.2017 January XNUMX, so this is also the main week for HR skiers.Croatians are regularly good consumers and consumers of winter holidays, ie skiing in Europe, and this year for the first time the Kompas.hr agency in cooperation with partner Exalt also offered the offer of skiing in America, more precisely in one of the most famous ski resorts in the world – Aspen . What is the reaction of the market and how come you turned to the offer in Aspen? “We have been cooperating with our partner EX-ALTO for many years and we can confirm that they are very professional, professional in the work they do. As it is the market that mostly directs travel trends, so we came up with the idea to make something innovative together, and yet on the other hand attractive enough. There are a good number of skiers who are “fed up” with skiing in European ski resorts and who want to go a step further – and that is skiing on another continent. We have made a package deal for them that includes a return air ticket, taxes, fees, transfers, accommodation, ski pass. Skiing on 500 km of ski trails, top accommodation, shopping, entertainment, are just some of what Aspen has to offer.. „Pointed out Čanaglić from Kompas and added that in Aspen they will have their own man as a host who knows the location and who will take care of the skiers.The competition of travel agencies in the market is great, and the appearance of various small online agencies that have certainly taken their share of the pie raises the question of how to be competitive in our market. Also, online sales are growing day by day and thus there is less and less direct contact with guests. When asked how much this affects a large travel agency such as Kompas.hr, Čanaglič points out that there are still guests who like to come directly to the agency, sit, talk and consult with a sales representative about the trip, because nothing can replace direct contact.. ”Online sales are growing every year, but we still notice that guests are looking for copies of travel catalogs (skiing, summer vacations, long-distance travel (). In the future, those agencies that specialize, recognize the specific needs of each segment of guests, offer a quality product, package that includes several services (transport, transfer, accommodation, excursions, additional activities, etc.), or join ownership or interest and find their way to the market. Definitely brand strength, credibility, user experience will be key to customer acquisition and later loyalty. “With the advent of Booking.com as well as other booking portals, there has been a change in consumer habits, I was interested in how much this has affected the travel agency market. “Definitely various world booking portals have changed the market and there are few who can handle the budgets for promotion and online marketing of these big global players. Social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TripAdvisor are key tools where digital marketing takes place and it is an online space where everyone is, commenting on satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the service provided, and agencies should be present on social media channels to Turned “lookers” into “bookers”. “Said Canaglic and added that special products of agencies or special niches of tourism such as” film tourism “,” racing tourism “, or the organization of” sports camps “are just part of which agencies need to pay more attention and develop in that direction.Specialization is the future, emphasizes Čanaglić, and certainly a special relationship and communication with its long-term passengers, where trust and quality of performance is crucial. One of the great tools to keep your customers and provide them with added value are loyalty clubs, ie value clubs, and Kompas.hr has laid a strong foundation through its Kompas club. ” Compass clubs are our “trademark”. Rightly so, because thousands of small and large skiers have passed through them in the now more than ten years of existence – hundreds of ski instructors in some of the best locations. ”Čanaglić proudly points out and adds that the quality club is well recognized by Croatians and that it provides various discounts and added value. “In destinations where we have clubs, we rent different accommodation capacities (hotels, apartments) during the winter holidays, and we provide a sufficient number of licensed ski teachers with whom we organize a ski school in the Croatian language. Ski school lasts six days, daily lessons from 10 to 14 hours with a break of 45 minutes, and groups are formed according to the knowledge of skiing. For the youngest (children from 3 to 5 years) we organize a kindergarten on the snow. At a time when children are perfecting their skiing technique, parents can enjoy skiing. “This year, the Kompas.hr travel agency celebrated 25 years of existence, and the vision for the next 25 years is moving in three directions. One of the main directions is still wanting to keep the title of the leading agency when it comes to travel for domestic travelers on all products – from holidays and skiing, to travel to Europe and intercontinental destinations. “The other leg is our orientation to the foreign market – primarily the Far East and both Americas, in the group travel segment for which we do original and quality cruise programs, not only for Croatia but also for the region of southern Europe. Our third branch has turned in the last few years to large corporate clients to whom we provide the so-called service. “Travel service” – so we organize trips for their employees, and as a specialist we want to pay special attention to congress tourism. “Čanaglić pointed out at the end and concluded that they want to withdraw the best from what world tourism has to offer and maintain the position of one of the market leaders in Croatia and the region.
Last weekend in Pécs and Palkonya, the 5th World Portuguese Judging, Portugieser Du Monde, was held, and organized by the Zagreb County Tourist Board and VinOliva, Plešivica winemakers presented themselves at the World Portuguese Judging this year as well.Iz Hrvatske je pristiglo 16 uzoraka iz Plešivice, Kutjeva i Ludbrega. Vino tamne rubinske boje iz 9 različitih zemalja sa predanim 101 uzorkom obilježilo je ovo ocjenjivanje i festival – kao ‘novom erom portugisca’. Na ocjenjivanje su se zaprimili uzorci mladog portugisca iz najnovije berbe, u ovome slučaju 2016. godina, zatim portugisci berbe 2015. godine i stariji, mješavine crnih sorata u kojima portugizac sudjeluje s najmanje 25% te bijela, rose i pjenušava vina od sorte portugizac.Great success of Croatian winemakers in the world evaluationAfter judging in Pécs, the second day at the Portugieser Du Monde festival, u vinariji Mokos, direktor svjetskog ocjenjivanja Portugieser Du Monde Győrffy Zoltán, gradonačelnik grada Pečuha Dr. Páva Zsolt i vinski akademik te predsjednik sudaca József Kosárka, uručili su nagrade sudionicima, a iz Hrvatske to su redom: VINARIJA IVANČIĆ PLEŠIVICA Pjenušac Griffin Rosé Plešivica – ZLATO; VINOGRADARSTVO I PODRUMARSTVO MIHALJ Kutjevo, Portugieser 2015 – ZLATO; Vinogradarstvo i podrumarstvo Mihalj Kutjevo, Portugieser 2016 (srebro); OPG Franjo Gregorić Purtugizec 2015 (srebro); OPG Franjo Gregorić Purtugizec 2016 (srebro); Vinarija Ivančić Plešivica Pjenušac Griffin Dark side (srebro); Gregorić Željko Purtugizec 2016 (srebro); PZ Plešivica Purtugizec 2016 (srebro); OPG Branko Pušćak Purtugizec Plešivica 2016 (srebro); Danijel Golubić Purtugizec Plešivica 2016 (srebro); PG Jagunić Dominik Jagunić Purtugizec Plešivica 2016 (srebro); OPG Josip Braje Portugizec Plešivica 2016 (srebro); i Vinarija Stručić Portugizac 2016 Ludbreg (srebro).A special recognition for the participation, organization and contribution of Portugieser Du Monde to the world evaluation of Portuguese, was given to the director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board, Mrs. Ružica Rašperić.”Portugieser Du Monde is our investment in the future, which today has no profitability, but we must emphasize that it is important to preserve our heritage. The wine world is always looking for something else”Points out Győrffy Zoltán, director of VinOliva, and adds that five years ago they started to take this variety more seriously, in order to preserve it, but also motivate winemakers to make better wines, and show that a Portuguese can be much more young wine. “I think we are succeeding in that. Every year we have more and more wines at the judging, more winemakers participating in the festival, and we hope to break this year’s set records again next year. “During the summer, almost half a million Hungarians come for tourist visits to Croatia, especially to the Adriatic Sea, which is confirmed by TOMAS statistics, that Hungarians are in the largest increase in arrivals by over 10% among the top ten countries.”This year, in addition to our eno-gastro magazine Pecsi Borozo, we will present readers with a wine guide dedicated to Croatia, with interesting tips on where to stay and which local specialties and wines tourists from Hungary can enjoy. ” concluded Győrffy Zoltán
On May 10, 2017, the first MICE workshop was held at the Century Club in London, organized by the Representation of the Croatian National Tourist Board in London.18 top Croatian hotels, DMC agencies and congress offices had the opportunity to meet over 40 top buyers from the UK from prestigious agencies such as Black Tomato, Clive, Informa and Mauve. In addition to the business program, a tasting of Croatian wines and olive oils was organized for the participants and four prizes were awarded for a weekend stay in Croatia for British buyers.Source: CNTB
Share The study builds on groundbreaking Stanford animal research that fundamentally has changed how scientists think about how motor cortical neurons work to control movements. “The earlier research with animals showed that many of the firing patterns that seem so confusing when we look at individual neurons become clear when we look at large groups of neurons together as a dynamical system,” Pandarinath said.Previously, researchers had two theories about how neurons in the motor cortex might control movement: One was that these neurons fired in patterns that represent more abstract commands, such as “move your arm to the right,” and then neurons in different brain areas would translate those instructions to guide the muscle contractions that make the arm move; the other was that the motor cortex neurons would actually send directions to the arm muscles, telling them how to contract.But in an animal study published in Nature in 2012, Shenoy and his colleagues reported finding that much more is going on: Motor cortical neurons work as part of an interconnected circuit — a so-called dynamical system — to create rhythmic patterns of neural activity. As these rhythmic patterns are sent to the arm, they drive muscle contractions, causing the arm to move.“What we discovered in our preclinical work is evidence of how groups of neurons coordinate and cooperate with each other in a very particular way that gives us deeper insight into how the brain is controlling the arm,” Shenoy said.He and his colleagues wanted to know whether neurons fired similarly in humans.Recording human brain activityTo conduct the study, the researchers recorded motor cortical brain activity of two research participants with the degenerative neurological condition called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The condition, which also is known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, damages neurons and causes patients to lose control over their muscles.The participants, a 51-year-old woman who retained some movement in her fingers and wrists and a 54-year-old man who could still move one of his index fingers slightly, are participants in the BrainGate2 trial, which is testing a neural interface system allowing thoughts to control computer cursors, robotic arms and other assistive devices.These participants had electrode arrays implanted in their brains’ motor cortex for the trial. That allowed researchers to record electrical brain activity from individual neurons while the participants moved or tried to move their fingers and wrists, which were equipped with sensors to record physical movement. Typically, such mapping in humans can only occur during brain surgery.The participants’ implants provided an “opportunity to ask important scientific questions,” Shenoy said. The researchers found that the ALS patients’ neurons worked very similarly to the preclinical research findings.Researchers now plan to use their data to improve the algorithms that translate neural activity in the form of electrical impulses into control signals that can guide a robotic arm or a computer cursor. LinkedIn Share on Facebook Email Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing in complex rhythms to signal muscles about when and where to move.“We hope to apply these findings to create prosthetic devices, such as robotic arms, that better understand and respond to a person’s thoughts,” said Jaimie Henderson, MD, professor of neurosurgery.A paper describing the study will be published online June 23 in eLife. Henderson, who holds the John and Jene Blume-Robert and Ruth Halperin Professorship, and Krishna Shenoy, PhD, professor of electrical engineering and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, share senior authorship of the paper. The lead author is postdoctoral scholar Chethan Pandarinath, PhD. Share on Twitter Pinterest
LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Past research has shown that the pleasure and reward centers of the brain are activated similarly by dangerous drugs as well as by exercise, which is why therapies have been developed for drug addicts that include lots of exercise. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that activating these pleasure and reward receptors in the brain could provide the “reward” of dangerous drugs without having to consume those drugs.For the study, a team of scientists led by Frank Booth, a professor at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, selectively bred rats that exhibited traits of either extreme activity or extreme laziness. The researchers then gave chemicals to the rats to either activate or shut off their mu-opioid receptors, which are the genes in the brains of rats and humans which release dopamine, a pleasure-inducing chemical. Greg Ruegsegger, a doctoral student in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and lead author of the study, says that when the receptors of the extremely energetic rats were activated, those rats were much less inclined to exercise.“These highly active rats would run on their wheels constantly,” Ruegsegger said. “However, when we chemically activated their mu-opioid receptors, those rats drastically reduced their amounts of activity. Since exercise and addiction to substances follow this same chemical process in the brain, it stands to reason that activating these receptors in people with dangerous addictions could provide the same rewards they are craving without the use of dangerous drugs or alcohol.” Pinterest Email Share When MU researchers studied the brains of the rats, they found 400 percent more of the reward receptors in the extremely active rats than the extremely lazy rats. They believe this indicates that the extremely active rats were active to receive “rewards” from their mu-opioid receptors, which may explain why they voluntarily run such extreme amounts.The researchers also used chemicals to shut off the mu-opioid receptors in the active rats, but found that it similarly reduced activity in the rats, though not as drastically as turning on those receptors in the active rats. Researchers found that activating and shutting off the receptors in the lazy rats seemed to have no significant effect on those rats’ overall activity levels.This study was published in the journal Neuropharmacology.