There are two frequency options you can choose from. Either export once or export every two months for one year (a total of six exports). You can choose between .zip files and .tgz files, and between 1GB/2GB/4GB/10GB/50GB file sizes. After this, click on Create export. You’ll receive an email from Google informing you that an archive of Google data has been requested.Once the export is complete, Google will email you (if that’s the option you’ve chosen) the exports that you can download directly from your email. The time it will take to export your data depends on the number and size of the albums – it could take a few minutes or even longer. Unedited and edited photos and videos will be transferred along with the data associated with each photo and video (such as creation time and comments). The data associated with each album, like titles and descriptions, will also be transferred.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – Google Photos is ending its free unlimited storage service. From June 1, 2021, the service will charge users a fee once they exceed the 15GB cap. This doesn’t apply to ‘high quality’ photos and videos stored so far, but photos uploaded after June 1, 2021 will count against 15GB storage quotas. For users who are considering moving their images from Google Photos to other services, the process is quite easy and there are several choices available that you can export your photos to. Some of the choices include Amazon Photos, Apple’s iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Flicker, and OneDrive. The process to export the data from Google Photos is fairly easy, although it may take some time to transfer all the files.To export your photos stored on Google Photos, visit Google Takeout. You can export a copy of the content in your Google account through this site – it applies to Arts & Culture, Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Photos, Google Pay, and more. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google account while accessing this site.- Advertisement – To create a new export, you will be required to select the Google service you want to export. All services will be selected by default, so make sure to click on Deselect all at the top. After this, scroll down until you see Google Photos and select it. If you want to skip this step, you can directly click here and select Next Step.Google notes that filtering by albums is currently not supported for transfers. All photos will be transferred while selecting the transfer to another service option. However, if you click on Multiple formats, you can manually select/ deselect the specific photos’ dates you would like to export. Besides the date, there is also an option called ‘Instant Uploads’ and ‘Profile Photos’ that you can select.After selecting Next Step, you’ll get to choose the file, frequency, and destination of the export. You can either choose to receive the download link via email, or choose to add the photos directly to Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
In a Twitter post, Mr. Moon said he and Mr. Biden affirmed their countries’ “robust” alliance and desire for a “peaceful and prosperous” Korean Peninsula.- Advertisement – “As president, I’ll stand with South Korea, strengthening our alliance to safeguard peace in East Asia and beyond, rather than extorting Seoul with reckless threats to remove our troops,” Mr. Biden had written in an opinion column published by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency days before the election. During their 14-minute phone call, Mr. Moon noted Mr. Biden’s “long experience in state affairs, his excellent leadership and clear vision,” said Mr. Moon’s spokesman, Kang Min-seok. Mr. Biden praised South Korea’s largely successful fight against the coronavirus, comparing it with the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic.The two leaders agreed to meet as soon as possible after Mr. Biden’s inauguration, Mr. Kang said.Mr. Moon’s government hopes that the Biden administration will restart stalled negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and drop Mr. Trump’s talk of reducing U.S. troop presence in South Korea, which now numbers 28,500.- Advertisement – President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke with three more foreign leaders on Wednesday, in the latest show of international support for his election victory. He committed to an early meeting with one: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea.In a statement, the Biden transition team said the president-elect had participated in “congratulatory calls” with Mr. Moon, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. The calls with three of America’s closest allies came the day after four that Mr. Biden held with Western European allies, in a return to traditional diplomatic protocol after years of President Trump’s haphazard foreign interactions.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Mr. Biden spoke with each leader about the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy and “strengthening democracy,” according to descriptions of the calls from the transition office. While the State Department would typically help facilitate such calls for a president-elect and supply him with translators if necessary, a source familiar with Mr. Biden’s calls over the past two days said the Trump administration had refused to provide such assistance.But even as Mr. Trump continues to make false charges of voter fraud and claims to be the true winner of the election, virtually all of the world’s major leaders have now acknowledged that Mr. Biden will be inaugurated in January. The few holdouts include two autocratic allies of President Trump — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil — as well as President Xi Jinping of China.
– Advertisement – Pokemon Go players will now be able to transfer their Pokemon creatures to another game with Pokemon Home connectivity. The feature allows players to send the Pokemon they have collected in the highly popular mobile AR game to the cloud-based service – Pokemon Home – that connects with other Pokemon games. Essentially, players can send their creatures to Pokemon Home on the Nintendo Switch, from where they can be used in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. However, it is a one-way transfer and you won’t be able to get your Pokemon back.As described on the official Pokemon support page, Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home can be linked together. Players will need the mobile version and the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home, both of which need to be linked to the same Nintendo account, in order to transfer creatures to Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield on the Switch. Also, you will need a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership to transfer Pokemon.- Advertisement – Transferring Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home is done using the Go Transporter in the game that uses Transporter Energy. This means you will have to wait for the Go Transporter to fully recharge over time and then start transferring Pokemon. Each Pokemon, depending on the class, costs energy to transfer. As per a Reddit post in TheSilphRoad subreddit, transferring a normal Pokemon costs 10 energy, a normal Shiny Pokemon costs 1,990 energy, a legendary base Pokemon costs 1,000 while a legendary Shiny one costs 9,000 energy.The Go Transporter can store up to 10,000 energy at once and players need to be at level 40 to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home.Once you have transferred the Pokemon you like to Pokemon Home, they can now be transferred from Pokemon Home to Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield. However, the species needs to have been registered in your Pokedex. Also, this is a one-way transfer and once the Pokemon has been sent to Pokemon Home, they cannot be returned to Pokemon Go.- Advertisement – To start transferring Pokemon, tap on the Poke Ball in Pokemon Go, select Settings, select Pokemon Home, Sign in with your Nintendo account to link your Pokemon Go app with it. Next, select Send Pokemon, check the Go Transporter energy, select the Pokemon you want to transfer, and tap on Next. Once you’ve made sure everything is as it should be, hit Transfer. Once done, you can head to the mobile or Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home to receive them.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –
May 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Romania has fired two top veterinary officials and arrested a private veterinarian amid spreading outbreaks of avian influenza in the past 2 days, according to news agencies.Meanwhile, Denmark has found an H5 avian flu virus in domestic birds for the first time, and Nigeria is reporting a new outbreak of H5N1 in poultry after a lull of several weeks, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).The president and vice president of Romania’s National Veterinary Health Authority were dismissed yesterday for failing to get poultry companies to take proper biosecurity precautions, AFP reported. That word came as the government announced that at least 10 new avian flu outbreaks in poultry had been discovered.The government had reported the discovery of H5N1 avian flu on commercial poultry farms in three central counties several days ago. Before that, the virus had been found in several dozen backyard poultry flocks starting in October 2005, but had not been detected on commercial farms.AFP reported today that Romanian authorities had arrested a veterinarian named Virgil Udrea for allegedly allowing poultry infected with avian flu to be sold to farmers. He worked at an industrial farm called Drakom Silva in Codlea in central Romania. Government officials say the current outbreaks began at Drakom Silva.The head of Drakom Silva and the director of another farm were also detained, on charges of “spreading disease among animals,” according to AFP.Agriculture Minister Gheorghe Flutur said samples from seven farms had been sent to Britain for confirmatory testing, the story said.Flutur said another 25 possible outbreaks were under investigation, according to AFP. “The number of locations where the presence of the virus is confirmed is sure to increase over the next few hours, since analysis usually confirms the preliminary tests carried out at the farms,” he told reporters.Several people with suspicious symptoms were tested for avian flu in Bucharest, the capital, this week, but no cases were found, AFP reported.In Denmark, an H5 virus was found in poultry on a petting farm, the country’s first such report involving domestic birds, AFP said in a separate story today.Peter Bagge, a veterinary official, said about 100 chickens, ducks, and geese on the farm in Hundsley on Fyn Island were destroyed, according to the story. Bagge said tests were under way to determine if the virus is the deadly strain of H5N1.Denmark has found several wild birds infected with H5N1 since mid-March, but no H5 or H5N1 infections in domestic birds.The government set up a 3-kilometer protection zone and a 10-kilometer observation zone around the petting farm, AFP reported. Officials said the country can continue exporting poultry raised outside the observation area to European Union members, but they fear that other countries may ban Danish poultry products.In Nigeria, a likely new avian flu outbreak has been found on a farm near Kano in the northern part of the country after several weeks with no new outbreaks, according to another AFP report published today.Shehu Bawa, head of the Kano State committee on avian flu, said signs of an outbreak were found on a farm with 16,000 chickens in Kakara village, 9 miles from Kano, the story said. Bawa said the discovery ends a “24-day lull.”Samples from 11 chickens were sent to a national laboratory for testing, but Bawa said he was convinced the disease was H5N1 because the signs matched those seen in “hundreds of thousands of cases” over the past few months.Nigeria was first hit by the virus in early January. The disease has been found in poultry in 12 states and around the capital, Abuja, since then, according to AFP. No human cases have been reported.In other developments, US wildlife scientists yesterday began testing migratory birds in Alaska for H5N1 avian flu, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. The action marked the launch of an effort to detect any H5N1 invasion early by testing 75,000 to 100,000 wild birds this year.The first tests involved shorebirds at a wildlife refuge near Anchorage, Bruce Woods of the US Fish and Wildlife Service told the AP. He said the agency would test birds at the refuge for only a few days, but plans call for further testing at more than 50 backcountry camps in Alaska.
Aug 13, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – An analysis of historical records in 43 US cities indicates that the early use of nonpharmaceutical measures, such as isolating the sick and banning public gatherings, saved lives in the influenza pandemic of 1918-19.Cities that reacted quickly to the pandemic with combinations of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) generally had lower peak death rates and total deaths than cities that acted more slowly and used fewer precautions, according to the report by researchers from the University of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The findings “demonstrate a strong association between early, sustained, and layered application of nonpharmaceutical interventions and mitigating the consequences of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the United States,” says the report, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The authors, led by Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan, say the findings suggest that nonpharmaceutical measures can play a “critical” role in battling future pandemics, along with vaccines and drugs. The study’s senior author is Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.However, the researchers acknowledge that they don’t know how well the interventions were carried out or complied with, and a few cities that were slow to implement NPIs had relatively low death rates. Also, one expert not involved in the study said questions have been raised about the methods the researchers used.Despite any limitations, the findings influenced the CDC recommendations released back in February on the use of community mitigation measures in a pandemic, according to Markel. The CDC called for using “early, targeted, layered” measures, including isolation of sick patients, voluntary home quarantine of potentially exposed people, school closings, and social distancing for adults (changing work schedules, banning large gatherings).Markel told CIDRAP News the NPI analysis was completed in December 2006 and was discussed at a stakeholders meeting the CDC held in preparation for writing its recommendations.Markel and colleagues focused on three main categories of interventions: isolation and quarantine (assessed as one measure), school closings, and bans on public gatherings. They also considered a fourth category of miscellaneous other interventions, such as work-schedule changes, transportation restrictions, and face-mask ordinances. They gathered data on the use of these measures in major US cities between Sep 8, 1918, and Feb 22, 1919, which covered the pandemic’s second wave and most of the third wave.Data on total deaths and death rates in 43 cities were gathered from the US Census Bureau’s Weekly Health Index for 1918-19. In addition, the researchers say they examined all available public health documents on NPIs in the pandemic, along with published historical and medical literature, two daily newspapers from each of the 43 cities, military records, and various other sources. The 43 cities included all major cities with complete archival and mortality records.To estimate how many deaths were due to the pandemic, the researchers used previous estimates of weekly pneumonia and influenza deaths in each city from 1910 through 1916, and counted excess deaths for the period studied. Information on the NPIs was gathered from the newspapers.The authors also assessed the “public health response time”—defined as the interval between the increase in pneumonia and flu deaths and the initiation of NPIs—and the total days of NPIs. They estimated that it would take 10 days for an NPI to have an effect on death rates.The researchers report that all the cities used at least one of the three main categories of NPIs, and 15 used all three at the same time. The most common combination was school closures and public gathering bans, used by 34 cities for a median of 4 weeks. All the cities except New York, Chicago, and New Haven (Conn.) closed their schools for some period of time; the median was 6 weeks.Excess pneumonia and influenza deaths for the 43 cities totaled 115,340, the report says. Deaths per 100,000 population ranged from 210 for Grand Rapids, Mich., to 807 for Pittsburgh. A statistical analysis showed that the NPIs were a significant factor in the variation of excess death rates both within and between cities. Combinations of NPIs generally appeared to have a more significant impact than single interventions, and combinations that included school closures and public gathering bans seemed most effective.The speed of cities’ initiation of NPIs was a key factor. “Overall, cities that implemented nonpharmaceutical interventions earlier experienced associated delays in the time to peak mortality, reductions in the magnitude of the peak mortality, and decreases in the total mortality burden,” the report states.Some scholars have suggested that the varied effects of the successive waves of the pandemic may account for differences in how different cities were affected. The suggestion is that cities hit relatively hard by the first wave in the spring fared better than other cities during the second wave, because many people had immunity after exposure to the virus in the first wave. But the authors of the new study say they found no association between the severity of each wave and the following or preceding one.Similarly, they found no links between pandemic mortality and total population, population density, sex distribution, or age distribution.Many of the cities experienced two peaks in weekly mortality, with the second peak following the cancellation of NPIs prompted by the preceding wave of cases, the article says. None of the cities had a second peak while the first set of NPIs was still in effect.The report acknowledges that the observed associations between early NPIs and reduced deaths were not entirely consistent. For example, Grand Rapids had the lowest cumulative death rate (210 per 100,000) despite having a fairly slow public health response time of 17 days.Markel also acknowledged in an interview that it was not possible to determine how fully the various NPIs were enforced. “You can never discern how fully an NPI was carried out,” he said. For example, “There were bans on public gatherings, but there also were public gatherings, sometimes in the same cities.” He also said cities varied in how they enforced isolation and quarantine at the time.Nonetheless, it was easy to determine when the various measures were started and stopped, he said, adding, “I feel very comfortable that the main nonpharmaceutical interventions that we measured . . . were conducted, performed and responded to by large numbers of people.””The bottom line is that you can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” Markel said. “None of these [NPIs] are absolute in the history of epidemics, but the question is whether they have an impact, and that’s what we tried to assess, by looking at associations.”Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, chair of the Pandemic Influenza Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, said Markel and colleagues deserve praise for producing a difficult piece of research with “fascinating and informative” results. But she noted some limitations.In addition to the lack of data on compliance with NPIs, Neuzeil told CIDRAP News, there was no true “control city,” meaning a city that did not adopt any of the major interventions. In addition, “It is difficult to rule out other differences between the cities that could affect mortality rates—eg, do cities that implement public health interventions sooner and more thoroughly also have better medical care or sanitation practices in general that might contribute to decreased mortality?”Another expert, Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, said methodologic questions have been raised about the study.Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News, said, “We all want nonpharmaceutical interventions to have the most impact possible in a world where vaccines are not likely to be available and antivirals in short supply. However, I’m aware that there have been methodologic questions raised about this effort by others who have also studied the historical relationship between nonpharmaceutical interventions and pandemics, and who disagree with both the facts and the conclusions of this study. Therefore I think the final chapter has not yet been written on what we might expect from such interventions in the next pandemic.”Neuzil, a senior clinical advisor at PATH, a Seattle-based nonprofit group that works on global health problems, said one major message of the study is that even in cities that seemed to use NPIs effectively, the pandemic still had a substantial impact on illness and death rates. Therefore, vaccines should be the primary focus of efforts to mitigate a future pandemic, with antiviral drugs as an important supportive measure, she said.Further, she said, “Nonpharmaceutical interventions may be appropriate first measures to delay the devastating effects of the pandemic while vaccine and antiviral resources are mobilized. However, anything but short-term use of these measures could have major effects on societal functioning and the economy that should be considered.” For example, she said, many day care centers could suffer financially from school closings.Markel HM, Lipman HB, Navarro JA, et al. Nonpharmaceutical interventions implemented by US cities during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. JAMA 2007 Aug 8;298(6) [Abstract]See also:Feb 1 CIDRAP News story “HHS ties pandemic mitigation advice to severity”
Blendon said the finding of a high level of interest coupled with a relatively low level of concern is unusual in opinion polling. “There’s quite a high level of concern here, so this is something that needs to be addressed,” Blendon said. About two thirds (66%) of Americans correctly do not believe there is a vaccine for the novel H1N1 virus, about the same proportion as a week ago (65%), Harvard officials said. May 8 Harvard news release The survey suggests that parents of school-age children are more concerned about the virus than other adults are. Forty-eight percent of parents were concerned about catching the flu in the next year, versus 36% of those who don’t have children in school, a significant difference. “We think what people are saying is that they are following the news closely because they’re both interested and uncertain about the risk to themselves and their families over the next year,” he commented. More than three fourths (77%) of the respondents said they are closely following news about the virus, but 61% said they are not currently concerned that they or their close relatives will catch the illness in the next year, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. The survey respondents gave public health officials high marks: 83% said they were satisfied with health officials’ response to the outbreak, and 88% were satisfied with the information health officials have been providing, according to the news release. Also, half of parents of schoolchildren said schools have not given them enough information about what they are doing to limit possible spread of the virus in the school. The survey was conducted May 5 and involved a sample of 1,013 adults. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, officials said. He said the survey shows a high level of awareness and action. “There’s a list of things that substantial numbers of people have been doing to try to avoid situations where they might be exposed to H1N1 flu,” he said. “This is not something people are watching but not doing anything about.” See also: The public also is becoming aware of the move to rename the novel virus, the survey suggests. Forty-three percent of respondents said they have heard the term “H1N1 virus” and know it means the same thing as “swine flu.” In a previous survey, released a week ago, only 20% were aware of the name change. Two thirds (67%) of the respondents said they or members of their households are washing their hands or using hand sanitizer more often because of the flu. Also, 55% said they have made preparations to stay home if they or a family member gets sick, Harvard reported in a news release. About a quarter of those surveyed said they or their relatives have avoided air travel and crowded public places because of the virus. Further, 14% said they have stopped shaking hands with people, and 12% said they have stopped hugging and kissing close friends or relatives. “This outbreak has permeated a lot of American life,” commented Robert J. Blendon, director of the survey, in a news briefing held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today. Blendon is a professor of health policy and political analysis at the school. May 8, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A new survey from Harvard University suggests that a majority of Americans are following the news about the novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and taking steps to avoid it, but they are not especially worried about catching it.
According to the latest available data, there are 87.000 registered households in Croatia with an accommodation capacity of 609.000 beds, and 350.000 people are directly involved in the provision of accommodation services in the household. In August, 4 million more overnight stays were realized in family accommodation than in all hotels and camps combined. By the end of October, 6.873.005 guests were staying in family accommodation (an increase of 20% in 2016 and a 41% share in arrivals) and 40.528.799 overnight stays (an increase of 15% in 2016 and a share of 47% in overnight stays).ONLY HOTELS EXTEND THE SEASON?According to the data published on the website of the Ministry of Tourism, in October, 166.984 guests stayed in family accommodation (an increase of 30% in 2016 and a share of 19,64% in arrivals) who realized 631.022 overnight stays (an increase of 21% in 2016 and a share of 25,08% in overnight stays). In the same period, 40.322 guests (+ 12,4%, share 6,94% in arrivals) stayed in the camps, who realized 174.498 overnight stays (+ 19,5% and a share of 6,94% in overnight stays). Hotels recorded an increase in arrivals of 10% (581.022, share in arrivals of 68,33%) with an increase in overnight stays of 7,57% (1.511.695, share in overnight stays 60,09%). In fact, this question from the title is inappropriate because no type of accommodation can be the main reason for the arrival of guests at the destination. This will certainly be evidenced by the results of tourist traffic in December, which will show which destinations in Croatia attract guests in the off-season and why.GREAT VALUEIt is estimated that family accommodation will be responsible for generating total tourist traffic of 2,5 billion euros by the end of the year. The value of the registered capacity is estimated at 15 billion euros. The hosts of the family accommodation annually invest 120 million euros in current maintenance (based on a minimum of 200 euros per bed). Households annually invest an additional 130 million euros in additional facilities such as swimming pools, wellness equipment, cycling tourism, facilities for children, horticulture, marketing, etc.THE LAW OF LARGE NUMBERSWith the generated income, family accommodation creates 208.000 jobs (gross salary 1.000 euros x 12 months) in various activities that “follow” family accommodation. On an average of 7 beds per household, the required work is 16 hours per day, or 112 hours per week. This directly employs 2 people per household over a period of 70 days which brings in an additional 174.000 seasonal jobs.RESIDENCE TAX, MEMBERSHIP FEE AND INCOME TAXBy the end of 2017, Croatian citizens will pay HRK 200 million in income tax to the state budget based on their private property and putting it into the function of the common good. The same amount (200 million kuna) will be paid into the system of the Croatian Tourist Board as an additional 60 million kuna of tourist membership fee. However, only family accommodation does not have its representatives in the bodies of tourist councils at all levels, from municipalities to the CNTB. Those who contribute the most to the income of the tourist board system are excluded from the management system of these funds.MARKETING VALUEIn 10 months of this year, 6,8 million guests stayed in family accommodation. They achieved at least 13,6 million P2P communications with their hosts (average 3 per arrival). Each guest communicated directly with their host at least twice (once on arrival and once on departure), for a total of 13,6 million times. The guests of the family accommodation have published at least 3 million reviews on social networks, on booking platforms, and orally to friends. The guests of the family accommodation have published their impressions of the accommodation, the hosts and the destination at least 20 million times on social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (). These posts are multiplied by at least 2 times, and the reach of the targeted review of the post is actually invaluable, it is about hundreds and thousands of members of one network per guest – the publisher. Such communication and such production of content with targeted delivery to an interested user cannot be purchased. Such an effective marketing tool cannot be paid for with any money. The marketing contribution of family accommodation hosts to their country is invaluable.HISTORY OF CROATIAN TOURISM BEGINS WITH HOUSEHOLD ACCOMMODATIONDuring the Republic of Dubrovnik, there was also a way of family accommodation because there was no official inn in Dubrovnik, but various merchants, travelers from distant lands stayed and stayed with Dubrovnik families who rented out their homes for a fee. Many important people came to Dubrovnik, but it is worth mentioning that the first written trace of someone who stayed with a Dubrovnik family, which can be compared to what today’s “renting rooms” happened on May 24, 1818, when On that occasion, the Austrian Emperor Francis I visited Dubrovnik. The Emperor stayed in the house of the Gozza family and left a written trace of his stay, which could be compared to today’s evaluation of accommodation on social networks. There were such examples in all known winter resorts and summer resorts where accommodation developed with the development of demand itself. Family accommodation was the first accommodation and has remained in operation from the beginning of the development of modern tourism to the present day. Today, it sounds unbelievable that the authorities in the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia encouraged accommodation in the household, the then “homework” and that this accommodation was managed by tourist associations until the XNUMXs. Secretaries of tourist associations visited households and “categorized” capacities, taught citizens the providers of accommodation services in the household. “Landlord gatherings” were held regularly before the season. After the season, the “renters” also gathered at the invitation of the tourist association, organized excursions, work actions for landscaping, parks and beaches.Photo: Villa Vista Zamask from Istria, Booking.comSOCIAL HOTEL COMPANIES AND FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONIn the early 3s, social hotel companies took over the role of home-made reception. Organized placement of accommodation capacities also goes through them, allotment contracts are signed. Based on such cooperation, many employees of the then hotel companies built their family houses. In fact, hotel companies actively participated in the housing of their employees, and the state placed dedicated “tourist loans”. Beneficiaries of these housing loans were obliged to plan accommodation capacity for tourists when building the house. Traditionally low wages in tourism were supplemented by income through “homework”, but also by the placement of agricultural products through “market purchase” by hotel companies. In this way, the hotels provided quality employees who also received scholarships for education and employment for an indefinite period. The surplus working hours from the season were redistributed to the winter months, which mainly referred to 4 to XNUMX months, because then the hotels had a longer season than today.TOURISM RETURN AFTER THE WARAfter each war in this area, tourism would be brought to “low branches”. This was especially the case after World War II and the Homeland War. In the wars, especially the Homeland War, family accommodation guests were extremely engaged as lobbyists for the recognition of the independence of the Republic of Croatia, collected humanitarian aid, housed displaced persons and refugees, even helped their hosts financially, were the first to return to Croatia as tourists. war.FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN SOVEREIGN CROATIAIn the sovereign Republic of Croatia, family accommodation continues with the acquired rights with occasional “experiments” of the governing structures. Thus, the payment of sojourn tax and tax per night was introduced, after we had a lump sum back in the 6s. Attempts have been made to limit the maximum number of beds to 1997, to condition the possibility of doing business with the obligatory mediation of domestic agencies, attempts have been made to impose an “industrial” price, water, garbage, electricity, energy certificates. numerous issues of regulation of this activity, recognition of its importance and the struggle to reduce the gray market, in 2008 the first professional organization of family accommodation was established at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Rijeka. In 2010, the national Association of Family Accommodation and Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was established, and in 2014 the professional organization changed its name to the Community of Family Tourism – ZOT HGK. In XNUMX, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, ZOT participated in the development of the first National Program for the Improvement of Family Accommodation. This kind of strategy for the development of family accommodation is part of the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia.THE BEST IN EUROPEIn 2017, ZOT HGK becomes a full member of EHHAe – European Holiday Home Association. In the same year, ZOT participated in the awarding of the European Holiday Home Award. Croatia had a large number of registered participants and the most finalists, and in the end the Croatian holiday homes won in as many as four of the eight categories. Villa Vista Zamask from Istria in the category of the most original holiday home, Villa Sreser from Peljesac the best house on the coast, Villa Falcon Rook from Konavle for a family vacation and Villa Vadedij from Istria in the category of wellness champions are European family accommodation 2017.THE BEST HOSTS IN THE WORLDIn 2015, guests using one of the world’s largest accommodation mediation platforms, Booking.com, awarded a large number of Croatian hosts – 9.310 households – an average rating of 8,9 out of a maximum of 10. Thus, all these hosts earned a special award “guest review award ”. Otherwise, 280.000 accommodation facilities from 196 countries were evaluated worldwide at that action. In such a competition, special recognition for 10 leading accommodation facilities in the world was given to as many as 3 Croatian hosts in the category “warmest welcome” – Aparthotel Bellevue Trogir, “champion’s breakfast” – Apartments villa Harmonie Crikvenica and “best host” -Holiday house Ankora Skradin.EDUCATION, BRANDING, SPECIALIZATIONIn the last three years, ZOT HGK has paid the greatest attention to the realization of the national program for the improvement of family accommodation. Each year, 10 regional and one national family accommodation forum is organized, attended by 6.000 participants. At these gatherings, the latest information, trends are presented, B2B contacts are created, the latest products and services for family accommodation are presented. So far, the counties of Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar and Šibenik-Knin have launched their family accommodation branding program. Through these quality clubs, the guidelines of the national strategy for the development of family accommodation are additionally implemented. The County of Istria has also introduced grants for the specialization of the Bed & bike offer, and the County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar provides favorable micro-loans for the improvement of the service in the “Kvarner family” system. Priority is given to proactive market orientation and niche marketing. We still lack a professional hotel (five-year) school modeled on Austria, as a key solution for the systematic vocational training of young generations of family micro-entrepreneurship in tourism.INCENTIVE MEASURES OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ARE WAITINGThe long-announced incentive measures that would go in the direction of achieving the goals of the National Program for the Improvement of Family Accommodation have not yet seen the light of day. The harmonization of categorization standards and favorable subsidized lending through HBOR announced by the Ministry of Tourism in 2016 has not yet been initiated.TOURISM GOES THROUGH AGRICULTURE?It seems that the representatives of speculative capital have never, as before, reached the centers of political power and taken positions in the advisory bodies of the Ministry of Tourism. Their interest is to reduce legal family accommodation in order to make room in the spatial plans for the construction of new tourist facilities. All under the name “unfavorable accommodation structures”. When the domicile population is pushed out of legal business and participation in tourism profits, then real estate “big fish” will open the door to build a series of “villas”, apartments, condominiums, camps with mobile homes and all will be justified by the need to accommodate more qualities. Of course, with higher income from tourism per guest, per bed, per night, per square meter. It doesn’t matter where that income goes. It does not matter that this will not be the income of the local community or even the income of the Republic of Croatia, but only a transit item to bank accounts outside the borders of the Republic of Croatia.In the end, with such a policy and consolidation of the portfolio in the hotel industry, a new, tourist “Agrokor” could happen. If it succeeded in agriculture, why not in tourism?At the end of 2017, I wish all the hosts of family accommodation a Merry Christmas and a lot of personal contribution in 2018. In order to fight for a place that belongs to us in Croatian societyAuthor: Nedo Pinezić
The Split-Dalmatia County presented Study of the reception capacities of tourism in its area. It is an expert document prepared for the county by the Institute of Tourism, which provides answers to many questions of sustainability and future planning of tourism development in the Split-Dalmatia County, while taking into account sustainable development and quality of life of the local community.With the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić the presentation was attended by the prefect of Split-Dalmatia County Blaženko Boban, Tonči Glavina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and Dr. Zoran Klarić, a scientist from the Institute of Tourism. This is the first study of this type commissioned by one county in Croatia and another in Europe.”The basis and prerequisite for sustainable tourism development are quality strategic documents, and the Split-Dalmatia County has proven that this study recognizes the direction of long-term and proper tourism management while taking into account the well-being of the entire community. I am sure that this will be an incentive for other counties as well, because Croatia enjoys the status of one of the most popular destinations and it is likely to further strengthen tourist traffic, which is why it is necessary to ensure quality living conditions for our guests and residents.”, Said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, sending sincere congratulations to the Split-Dalmatia County and the Institute of Tourism for the excellent cooperation which results in a quality strategic document. In the past five years, the Split-Dalmatia County has recorded the highest growth in tourist traffic in the country at an average annual growth rate of overnight stays of 11 percent, which is 3 percent more than all other Adriatic regions. As a result, there is increasing pressure on coastal areas, especially during the season, so the focus of the public is increasingly sustainable growth and development of tourism. “We are a responsible county aware of the importance of tourism for our community. We are satisfied with the results achieved so far, but we want more and better. In order to achieve this, we have to plan for the long term, so we decided to make a study that showed us in which direction we need to work further in order to be even more successful, ie to develop in a sustainable direction for the benefit of our citizens.”, Emphasized the Split-Dalmatia County Prefect Blaženko Boban.The study of reception capacities of tourism is the first document of a tourist region in Croatia that defines the total load accommodation capacity for the area of each of the six clusters in the county. “This is an innovative project in the Republic of Croatia, and the study of this type is rarely conducted in the world. Only with the sustainable development of tourism can we ensure long-term competitiveness and the desired position in the future, “said Josko Stella, director of the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County. This was also confirmed by Tonči Glavina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, who believes that a systematic approach at all levels is the key to solving these challenges. “The Split-Dalmatia County has thus proved that it is a leader in the tourist development of Croatia”, Concluded Tonči Glavina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism.Although the results of the study showed that the main limiting factors for further growth of tourism activity are “bottlenecks” of utilities and transport infrastructure, electricity system and parking, the conclusion states that further growth and development of tourism in Split-Dalmatia County is possible with addressing detected “bottlenecks” that require improvement and adaptation for the stay of more people than the domicile population.Most of the challenges are not caused by tourism, but are further emphasized in the peak season. Furthermore, the study will contribute to a better quality of stay, overall tourist offer, higher tourist income and a better life for the local population.The entire Study of Acceptable Capacities of Tourism will be published in a few days, and until then you can see more information in the attachment through a short presentation of the entire Study.ATTACHMENT: PRESENTATION Split-Dalmatia County – Study of reception capacities of tourism
According to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in Croatia in the period from January to the end of July, 11,1 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 56,3 million overnight stays (+ 6%) were realized. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 9,8 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 49,8 million overnight stays (+ 6%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 7% and in overnight stays by 6%. During the seven months, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (15,6 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 10,5 million overnight stays were realized, ie 10 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar County with 7,5 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 4,7 million overnight stays. In Šibenik-Knin County, 3,7 million overnight stays were realized, in Lika-Senj County 1,7 million overnight stays, while in Zagreb 1,4 million overnight stays were realized.On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 597.000 arrivals (+ 9%) and 1,2 million overnight stays (+ 7%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (295.000), Krapina-Zagorje (195.000), Osijek -Baranja (108.000), Međimurje (106.000) and Zagreb County (105.000).I am extremely satisfied with the course of tourist traffic so far, in July this year we had a million overnight stays in one day, and the data tell us that guests stay in destinations longer and spend more, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Stanicic. in the heart of the tourist year the CNTB are currently focused on the post season from which they also expect a lot. “Campaigns are underway in eleven world markets such as Germany, Great Britain, France or Spain, where we promote eno-gastronomy, nautical and cultural tourism and active holidays. We continue to promote Croatia through our celebrated footballers through online channels where we connect Vatrene with the destinations from which they come. Visually and communicatively, we connected Slavonski Brod and Marija Mandžukić, Donji Miholjac and Domagoj Vid, Zadar and Luka Modrić, Omiš and Ivan Perišić, Imotski and Ante Rebić, Karlovac and Dejan Lovren, etc. ” Stanisic concluded.Germany remains the main emitting marketAt the national level, during the first seven months, most overnight stays came from the markets of Germany (10,5 million), Slovenia (6,1 million), Austria (4,3 million), Poland (3,5 million) and the Czech Republic (3,2). million), and looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were realized in in households (19,6 million) and in hotels (14 million) and camps (10,4 million). Top destinations in the first seven months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. In July, there were 2 percent more overnight staysIn July, there were 4,6 million arrivals and 31 million overnight stays in Croatia, which is an increase of 2017 percent in overnight stays compared to July 2. In July, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (8,1 million), Split-Dalmatia County (6 million) and Kvarner (5,8 million). They are followed by Zadar County with 4,9 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 2,3 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 2,1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 1,1 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 288.000 overnight stays. There were 145.000 arrivals and 290.000 overnight stays on the continent in July, of which the highest number of overnight stays was in Karlovac (122.000), Krapina-Zagorje (36.000), Zagreb (25.000), Međimurje (24.000) and Osijek-Baranja County (17.000).Minister of Tourism Gari Cappeli emphasized the importance of positioning Croatia as a year-round destination. “We are building the image of a quality year-round destination, and this year’s results of tourist traffic show that, as well as the realized revenues from tourism, which in the first three months are 14 percent higher compared to the same period last year. We are strengthening tourist demand with us in new emitting markets such as China, Japan and Korea, and we are pleased to note that in this period, compared to two years ago, we recorded a growth in tourist traffic of over 50 percent from distant markets. Through further projects, our desire is to further stimulate the increase of tourist traffic outside the summer months, which will ultimately contribute to increased income, employment opportunities for a longer period and, in addition to tourism, stimulate economic growth of entire destinations., said Minister Cappelli.
The Croatian National Tourist Board in Sweden presents the Croatian tourist offer as part of its appearance at the fair Senior mässan, which takes place this year in its 25th edition from 2 to 4 October in Stockholm. It is the largest specialized fair for seniors, which is organized four times a year, during the spring in Gothenburg and Malmö, while in Stockholm it is held in the spring and autumn. According to the CNTB, Croatia is a sought-after destination among Swedish seniors. “Seniors are an extremely interesting market group of guests because they travel almost exclusively in the pre- and post-season periods. Also, they are very active in booking accommodation independently and choosing destinations, so this appearance at the fair is even more important.”, Said Vedran Sušić, new director of the CNTB Representation in Sweden.The Seniormässan fair has positioned itself in the Swedish market as a fair for active seniors where they can get a number of discounts and special fair offers, and last year the fair was visited by more than 14.000 visitors, who viewed the offer of 260 exhibitors. In addition to the CNTB Representation, the Zagreb Tourist Board will present its offer at this year’s fair. In the previous part of the year, 300.000 arrivals and 1,7 million overnight stays were made from the Swedish market in Croatia, which is a slight increase in tourist traffic compared to the same period last year.