TOMAS health tourism 2018. / Attitudes and consumption of users of health tourism services in Croatia

first_imgAccording to the UNWTO, health tourism is the fastest growing special form of tourism with an annual growth of 15 to 20 percent worldwide, but Croatia lags behind its competitors and its strategic development. Attachment: TOMAS health tourism 2018. / Attitudes and consumption of users of health tourism services in Croatia  Source: Institute of Tourism The Internet is the most important source of information for wellness guests (29%), and users of spa and medical services mostly rely on recommendations, from doctors in the spa segment (47%) and relatives and friends in the medical segment (63%). UNWTO RELEASES NEW HEALTH TOURISM REPORT Survey of Attitudes and Consumption of Users of Health Tourism Services in Croatia (one of the surveys from the ‘family’ of the TOMAS survey), which was conducted in 2018 for the first time by the Institute for Tourism as a pilot survey. CNTB LAUNCHES PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR NAUTICAL TOURISM Health tourism (wellness, spa and medical tourism) has finally been recognized as one of the drivers of tourism development in the Tourism Development Strategy of Croatia until 2020, which is currently being agreed in the Ministry of Tourism. It is precisely health tourism that is recognized as one of the three main segments of the development of our tourism. TOMAS health tourism 2018. / Attitudes and consumption of users of health tourism services in Croatia Source: Institute of Tourism We have the most important thing – excellent, certified, recognized on the global stage and in the profession of health care institution, but it lacks a complete and unified tourist product or better said – the support of systems and destinations. Because health tourism is much more than just a health service. Of course, health service is the main skeleton, but it must be a complete tourist product. What is the state of health tourism in Croatia? What are the opportunities and challenges? Source: Institute of Tourism Average daily consumption of multi – day visitors in wellness segment is 149 € (82 € for accommodation, 11 € for health services), lbarley segment € 63 (€ 34 for accommodation, € 16 for health services) and medical segment at € 292 (€ 31 for accommodation, € 221 for health services). Wellness guests are, according to the monthly income of the household, the best paying power, followed by users of medical and health services, and about half of users of wellness and medical services and about two-thirds of users of health services go on one to three health-motivated trips a year; at the same time, about a third of guests have not used this type of service so far. According to the research, users of wellness and medical services are mostly foreigners (82% and 73%) and come from nearby traditional emitting tourist markets, while users of health services are mostly domestic guests (67%). RELATED NEWS: Health and tourism services are mostly bought by middle-aged and elderly individuals, while the youngest are on average users of wellness services (43 years old) and the oldest users of health tourism services (58 years old). The survey covered all three segments of health tourism, wellness, spa and medical, and the survey was conducted on a sample of 2.540 respondents (1.331 users of wellness services, 793 users of spa services, 416 users of medical services) and 43 facilities / centers of health tourism in Croatia 28 hotel facilities with wellness offer, 10 spas and special hospitals, 5 polyclinics / clinics with medical services).last_img read more

In September, Ryanair operates 16 lines to Croatia

first_imgLines from Zadar Lines from Rijeka Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will continue to operate to 5 Croatian airports in September: Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik on a total of 16 routes, reports from Croatian Aviation. Ryanair will continue to be present at Croatian airports in September, operating on as many as 16 scheduled flights. This is a slightly smaller number of lines compared to July and August, given that certain lines have stopped operating. Lines from Split This airline’s flight schedule at airports. Pula – Brussels Charleroi: runs twice a week, Mondays and Fridays,Pula – Berlin: continues to operate once a week, on Saturdays,Pula – London Stansted: runs twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Split – Stuttgart: runs once a week, on Sundays, until September 27,Split – Dublin: runs twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Line from Dubrovnik Zadar – Brussels Charleroi: runs twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays,Zadar – Prague: runs once a week, on Saturdays,Zadar – Berlin: runs once a week, on Thursdays, until September 24,Zadar – Cologne: runs once a week, on Sundays,Zadar – Dusseldorf Weeze: runs twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays,Zadar – Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden: runs twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays,Zadar – Stuttgart: runs once a week, on Sundays, until September 27,Zadar – Poznan: runs once a week, on Sundays. Rijeka – Frankfurt Hahn: runs once a week, on Saturdays,Rijeka – London Stansted: runs twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, until 28 September. Lines from Pula Dubrovnik – Dublin: runs twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays.last_img read more

No room for local partisan politics

first_imgI appreciated the Nov. 15 letter, “Parties must work together in Nisky,” by Louis Moskowitz. He hit it right on the head when he stated parties must work together.Communities the size of Niskayuna, Rotterdam, Glenville, the village of Scotia and the county of Schenectady should not have to deal with petty partisan politics. We all know what needs to be done in these locales, and our representatives should be striving together to make this happen. There are good people who have run for office and want to run for office, only to be jaundiced due to the partisan line. Let the people decide what is important for them. Those who have been elected should actually do the peoples’ bidding.Richard Moran Sr.ScotiaThe writer is a retired police officer, village of Scotia trustee, village and town justice.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Despite Olympic glow, half of Korea remains in darkness

first_imgThe two countries, Rumsfeld would often point out, have the same people and the same natural resources.Yet one is glowing with the light of freedom, innovation and enterprise, while the other is enveloped in the total darkness of human misery.Keep that darkness in mind while watching the North’s Olympic charm offensive over these two weeks.Kim Yo Jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, is not the “North Korean Ivanka.”She is the vice director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department, a senior leader of the most brutal repressive totalitarian regime on the face of the Earth.As one defector told The Washington Post last year, “It’s like a religion. From birth, you learn about the Kim family, learn that they are gods, that you must be absolutely obedient to the Kim family.”Any perceived disloyalty to the Kim family can result in a visit in the middle of the night from the Bowibu — the North Korean secret police — that could send not just the offender, but three generations of his or her relatives, to a forced labor camp for life. “It was the only time in history that people have starved en masse in an urbanized, literate society during peacetime,” he notes.North Korea’s people starve while the regime pours its resources into its messianic quest to deploy nuclear missiles capable of reaching and destroying American cities.Even among the elites there is no safety.Last year, North Korea’s vice premier for education was executed for not keeping his posture upright at a public event.Defense Minister Hyong Yong Chol was pounded to death with artillery fire for the crime of falling asleep at a parade.And if you wonder why those North Korean cheerleaders stay in such perfect sync, maybe it’s because they saw 11 North Korean musicians lashed to the barrels of anti-aircraft guns which were fired one by one before a crowd of 10,000 spectators.“The musicians just disappeared each time the guns were fired into them,” one witness declared, “Their bodies were blown to bits, totally destroyed, blood and bits flying everywhere. And then, after that, military tanks moved in and they ran over the bits on the ground where the remains lay.” This is the brutality that Kim Yo Jong represents. North Korea’s system of “re-education” camps, which was recently mapped by satellite by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, is the most extensive in the world.Under three generations of Kims, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, have been imprisoned and killed in these camps. Inmates undergo the most brutal forms of torture imaginable, including being hung on hooks over open fires, while pregnant women are tied to trees while their babies are cut out of their bellies.Yet the camps are simply prisons within a larger prison.The entire country is one giant gulag.Thanks to widespread malnutrition, North Koreans are between 1.2 and 3.1 inches shorter than South Koreans.And thanks to economic mismanagement, 97 percent of the roads are unpaved.According to my American Enterprise Institute colleague, Nicholas Eberstadt, up to a million North Koreans died of starvation in the famine that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. Categories: Editorial, OpinionWASHINGTON — Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, kept under the glass of a table in his office — a satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula at night.At the bottom, awash in light, is the free and democratic South. Meanwhile, the North is in complete darkness, save for a tiny pinprick of light in Pyongyang.  Yet despite this cruel reality, the media could not help fawning over the North Korean delegation.Reuters declared Kim Yo Jong the “winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics.” CNN gushed how, “With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public.NBC even tweeted a photo of the North Korean cheerleaders with the heading “This is so satisfying to watch.”Seriously? NBC failed to mention that in 2005, 21 cheerleaders were sent to a prison camp for speaking about what they saw in South Korea.Instead of normalizing the regime, this should be an opportunity to educate the massive Olympic audience about the realities of life in North Korea under the murderous Kim crime family that is pursuing the ability to threaten American cities with nuclear destruction.Marc A. Thiessen is a columnist for The Washington Post who served as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

CR drives diversification

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Morrison plans £64m designer Italian job

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