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RESEARCH AMONG RENTERS: Guests are greeted with brochures, water and wine, rarely with indigenous brandy and souvenirs

first_imgThe goal of research and education of private landlords regarding their engagement in the preparation of small signs of attention is not to direct landlords to additional investments of money and time, but in the timely sharing of signs of attention that will remain in the guest’s lasting memory. Small tokens of attention are not only valuable gifts, but also intangible tokens of attention such as good information or advice. When asked about the practice of the so-called guest service in private accommodation 96% of respondents answered that they are able to personally welcome guests upon their arrival and 94% are able to contact them on a daily basis. Only three percentage points lower share of private renters who are able to personally greet / accompany guests, which indicates exceptional engagement. The research sample consists of 62% of respondents who rent a building on the coast, while the most common types of buildings for rent are apartments (59%), holiday homes (26%) and studio apartments (11%). “Renters try to leave a good impression on guests, and the big advantage is that as many as 80% of respondents live near the building. Namely, due to the proximity, they can achieve better communication and be in daily contact with their guests. “, said Trošt Lesić and added that the results of the survey show that more than 50% of renters in some way remain in contact with guests after their departure. The purpose of the research was to analyze the condition and practice of preparing small signs of attention during the arrival and departure of guests in private accommodation. Namely, the desire is to improve the guest experience by developing new services to provide support to renters and it was anonymous, which means that the data are used only in bulk form for statistical processing, so individual responses are not analyzed. The online survey lasted from 1 to 31 December 2019, and during that time a total of 330 surveys were collected. The results of the field research showed that the vast majority of respondents prepare a small token of attention for guests upon arrival, most often destination information (78%), water or juice (70%) and a bottle of wine (50%). On the other hand, a much smaller share of private renters prepare a small token of attention when guests leave, most often a bottle of brandy or some other domestic alcohol (32%) or an indigenous souvenir (24%). According to the words Klara Trošt Lesić, PhD, which conducted the survey, the following results were expected: Although the practice of serving guests and the results of research in the field of economics and psychology show that small signs of attention can affect the memorable experience of guests, the results showed that private renters in the sample moderately agree (average score 3,67) with the claim that small signs of attention the arrival or departure of guests affect the increase of their satisfaction with the stay. The analysis of guest behavior has proven that the key moments in the arrival and departure of guests, when employees in tourism, but also other service activities, can strongly influence the experience of guests. If this impact is designed, tailored to the specifics of the destination or the person renting, a small token of attention can leave a mark in the memory that will last for years.last_img read more

The new visual identity of Karlovac County was presented

first_imgKarlovac County, which in recent years has seen an increase in the number of tourists, has received a new tourist visual identity and has designed the overall identity of the brand, which should further position it on the tourist map of Croatia with international recognition.   If you want to find out more about the development of tourism in Karlovac County, below you can study the strategy for the development of tourism in Karlovac County until 2025. The new tourist visual identity was designed by the team of the Millennium Promotion Agency, and was inspired by the key advantages and associations of the County – rivers, forests and a unique geographical position – in the heart of Croatia. Cover photo: Davor Rostuhar – writer and photographer / Karlovac County Tourist Board / Illustration HrTurizam.hr “The logo of Karlovac County is a graphic interpretation of a windmill – children’s toys composed of drops that symbolize the many rivers and streams of the county, or leaves that are a symbol of the richness of forests. And in the performance we were inspired by the mill spoons from Rastok. And all this with the recognizable Karlovac Star in the center, which in turn symbolizes the geographical position and belonging to the destination”Said Vladimir Resner, author of the new visual identity of Karlovac County, which symbolizes joy, diversity and playfulness. In addition to tourist applications, the logo has its derivatives for other activities in the county.   Every brand should be simple and recognizable, communicatively clear and visually impressive, and at the same time based on reality, ie identity, potentials and the offer of the destination., points out prof. dr. sc. Božo Skoko from the Millennium Promotion and adds: “To define the basic elements of brand identity, it is important to explore the opinion of the community as the bearer of identity in the destination area. I am glad that the thoughts of the external experts coincided with those in the county. The richness of natural beauties, unique rivers and forests, preserved cultural heritage, traditional products and gastronomy make Karlovac County indigenous and attractive to various segments of guests. Its additional trump card is the proximity of Zagreb, but also the fact that it lies on key traffic corridors, which make it easily accessible. “ said Skoko, who has been working with the Millennium Promotion destination branding team and designer Vladimir Resner in recent months to define the identity and personality of the Karlovac County brand.  Side dish:center_img And since a new slogan was presented along with the sign In the media really (In the middle of things) the author explains that the new slogan is not only technical information about the geographical position of the County, but also carries an emotional value – a message that says that in that county they deal with important things, that they are fast and efficient, and tell tourists how they are in the center of events, in the heart of Croatia. By the way, Karlovac County is considered the greenest Croatian county, it is rich in rivers, it leans on the most visited Croatian national park Plitvice Lakes, and spatially connects Pannonian Croatia with the Adriatic and Slovenia with Bosnia. This was precisely one of the foundations for the creation of a new visual identity. Indigenousness, openness, dynamism, excitement, inspiration and fairytale are the key elements of the Karlovac County brand, point out the Millennium Agency, and hold that the differentiation of the county is based on its unique nature and geographical and traffic position. “It is accessible and offers an extremely natural environment, suitable for creating attractive tourist facilities, activities, experiences and experiences. It has an exceptional historical and cultural heritage, as evidenced by stories and legends, attractive architectural buildings and unique historical monuments, works of art and greats who grew up here, lived or were inspired, such as Nikola Tesla, Seljan brothers, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, Juraj Križanić, Vjekoslav Karas, Frankopan family… At the same time, the inhabitants of the county are hospitable and open, enterprising and proud of their identity, they live with nature, preserve tradition and develop a quality eno-gastronomic offer.”Explain from the Millennium Agency. Analysis of the state of tourism development in Karlovac County until 2025 Karlovac County Tourism Development Strategy until 2025last_img read more

Two become one

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Fabianski happy with Swans switch

first_imgSwansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski insists there was nothing personal in his man-of-the-match display against former club Arsenal, which kept his new team in the hunt for Europa League qualification. The 30-year-old Fabianski received a good reception from the Arsenal supporters behind each goal, but insists his performance was never about anything other than getting the victory which puts Swansea just two points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. “I spent seven years here and I have loads of friends here so to play against them was a strange experience, and sometimes it even felt like a training game,” Fabianski said. “It was tricky. You never know how you are going to feel until you experience something. “It was a strange arriving at the ground and seeing all the people, but there was a game to play and I had to be focused.” Fabianski added: “I am past that frustration [at Arsenal]. It has been a long time since I left Arsenal so I am just enjoying my position at the moment at Swansea. “I am very happy with my decision to come here and I am really proud of the team’s performance.” Arsenal manager Wenger may have been less than impressed by the way Garry Monk set his side up on Monday night, but it proved effective for the Swans, who were able to record a third straight victory. Swansea captain Ashley Williams is confident the squad can maintain that momentum against second-placed Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. He said: “We always try to hunt down the next team ahead of us in the table, and I don’t know if we will or not, but we have given ourselves a good chance. “Sunday will be another difficult game, but if we are going to get anything from it, we are going to have to put a shift in, and it will be a bit different because we are at home, so would like to see a bit more of the ball.” The Poland stopper enjoyed his return to the Emirates Stadium, having left in the summer after helping the Gunners win the FA Cup to secure more regular first-team football. Fabianski got himself in the way of everything Arsenal sent his way on Monday night, when Arsene Wenger’s side were punished for their lacklustre finishing as Bafetimbi Gomis headed in a late winner with just four minutes left, given via the Goal Decision System following a desperate lunge on the line by David Ospina. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

No. 4 Women of Troy prepare for Pac-12 Championship

first_imgComing off of a monumental win against No. 1 UCLA, the No. 4 USC women’s tennis team defend their regular season Pac-12 title this weekend in Ojai, Calif. for the Pac-12 Championship.“If we do well this weekend it’s great, but if we falter it’s not a huge deal,” USC coach Richard Gallien said. “It will be nice not playing a dual mach, which is a very hair matchup, and with the great schedule we played this year mixing up with these teams again will keep up fresh.”With the Bruins (21-2, 8-2) all but ready to crown themselves Pac-12 champs Friday, the Women of Troy (20-3, 9-1) and their young squad had another idea in mind.“They’re a very good team [UCLA], but they were getting ready for a coronation on Friday and even invited the Tennis Channel to the game,” Gallien said. “Our girls weren’t having anything off it, though, and even after getting barbecued by the crowd early as the day went on we arm-wrestled them down and got a tough win.”After losing their previous two matches this season to UCLA, it was no wonder the Bruins’ confidence was sky-high. Just like they had done all season, though, the Women of Troy fought back strong and even stole the elusive doubles’ point to jump out to an early match lead.“Doubles was so important for us and there were a a couple of matches that were so close like [Valeria] Pulido’s match and Zoe [Scandalis’] that could’ve went into three sets,” Gallien said. “The match I felt we had to have was at No. 2 with Danielle Lao, but by the end we had won the match before she finished.”For freshman Scandalis, her victory against Robin Anderson had multiple implications. Unlike her one-on-one victory against UCLA’s Robin Anderson earlier on this year in Las Vegas, this win was done in a team forum with the entire Women of Troy squad rooting her on. On top of that, this specific victory moved her all the way up to No. 13 in nation, which puts her in the top-16, guaranteeing her a spot on the All-American team.Along with the doubles team of sophomore Kaitlyn Christian and freshman Sabrina Santamaria, who have clinched All-American spots, Scandalis could also be joined by junior Lao who may need a few wins this weekend to push her into the top-16.“The future looks very good for us, there are a billion ridiculous dumb clichés in sports I can say, but the reality is that all you can hope for is the girls stay sharp, healthy and motivated, and I have no doubt this group will do this,” coach Gallien said.Armed with four potential All-Americans and a Pac-12 title, the Women of Troy have all the firepower they need to make a deep tournament run. On top of the tangible aspects, USC has really coalesced to form a tight knit group made up of savvy veterans and eager younglings.“It’s tough because the girls aren’t used to being on a team. That’s such a challenge and the three freshman who came in did a great job and senior Alison Ramos our captain did an awesome job relating to them,” Gallien said. “Everyone pulled their weight and it made my job easier and more fun.”last_img read more

888 secures Swedish expansion

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Online gaming operator 888 has been confirmed as the latest operator to secure a Swedish expansion after it landed a online gambling licence, which will allow it to offer casino, poker and sports betting in the country.The agreement was confirmed with a statement by 888, to its shareholders, with the operator now being listed among the licence holders on Lotteriinspektionen’s site.The full list of licensees can be viewed here. The operator joins rivals including bet365, Betsson, LeoVegas and Mr Green, which have all been awarded licences in Sweden in recent weeks.888, which sees the 888.se, 888casino.se, 888poker.se and 888sport.se URLs listed, said the licence has been granted for a five-year period and will be effective from when the new regulated Swedish regime launches on January 1. The operator now holds licences in 11 online gaming jurisdictions.Itai Frieberger, CEO of 888, commented in a statement: “Continued expansion in regulated markets is central to 888’s growth strategy, so we are delighted to have been granted a licence in Sweden, ahead of the market’s regulation coming into force in January 2019.“Sweden is a significant online gaming market and we look forward to further developing our casino, sport and poker offerings for our Swedish customers, so they can enjoy our innovative gaming products responsibly.“Underpinned by our proprietary technology platform, marketing strength and CRM expertise, 888 has an outstanding track record of driving growth in newly regulated markets,” continued Frieberger.“During the first half of 2018, the vast majority of the group’s revenues were generated in regulated and taxed markets. We expect this to further increase over the coming years, as more markets regulate online gaming and we continue to leverage our core capabilities to gain market share.”last_img read more