The Gold Coast project as a bright future for the island of Pag or just an investor?

first_imgWhat is your opinion: The Gold Coast project as a bright future for the island of Pag or just an investor? The Golden Coast project was presented at the Mimara Museum in Zagreb Ede Marzic, an investment that envisages the construction of an entire new town on Pag in which, according to the investor’s plan, more than 10.000 people would live, reports Jutarnji list. The whole project also has its own promotional bus which promotes the investor’s vision of the development of Pag. The psychology and play on words behind the whole project is interesting, and it best reveals the front image of the bus (above) and the rear image of the bus (below). Of course, the attachment points out that no one is against the whole project. An interesting idea, perhaps to give the investor the entire island of Pag on a 100-year concession, and to make it a new “Cote d’Azur”? We do not need such investments. Especially the story of how to create a paradise on earth and great benefits for the locals. A paradise on earth that would be empty for most of the year and a ghost town, of the closed type, probably with cheap foreign labor, all using the main natural resource for a small concession fee. Of course, the intentions of investors are earnings and that is legitimate, in fact, earnings are the meaning of every business. Of course this is just my opinion, without any bad intentions. Rather, the investor has his own vision and wants to make money, which is absolutely legitimate. He offered his project and vision and put it on the table. Maybe the project is realized, and maybe not, like any other investment. But it is my opinion that we do not need such investments, in the context of closed resorts for the elite. From the music, the statements of the locals, the arguments and counter-arguments, the visuals, etc.… everything is nicely connected from frame to frame. What I’m sure of, no shots are random in this video. Watch the promotional video describing the entire investment and the project “Pag – Gold Coast” Comment: How about giving the whole island of Pag to investors for a concession? Of course from the perspective of investors this story could not be better, something similar to the theme of concessions on the beaches, to close and put a fence only for hotel guests. For the investor “golden coca”. The city for 10.000 people who would come to Pag a couple of times a year and would never go out of the “resort” makes no sense. Zlatna obala Hrvatske – reportage by Goran Milic / YouTube.com Promotional video Gold Coast When you look at the whole article, one of the conclusions that can certainly be drawn is that in fact the whole project is not in the interest of the investor, nor his earnings. No, the investor does all this exclusively for the prosperity of the island of Pag and its local population. Good marketing and a story that has been read for a long time. Also, I am fascinated by the fact that the desire to help the local population has been repeatedly emphasized. Everything is very nicely packaged through both videos. Everything has already been invented – it is one of the slogans of the whole project. That already closed resorts have long been invented and long ago proved to be bad for the whole local community in other countries, such as Spain, Turkey, Greece… Indeed, and Spain realized that this was the wrong direction of development, today they see it on their skin and they are now trying to develop tourism in a slightly different way (a little late when the coast as a major resource was destroyed). Croatia has the most valuable resource, and that is nature, ie the sea coast, which, fortunately for us or unfortunately (incompetence), is not completely destroyed, and therefore very attractive to large investors. This artificially dug canal would be the heart of the Pag residential project, the moment with which the island would gain access to the open sea for the first time and naturally connect to the existing Pag canal, concludes the Jutarnji list supplement. The golden coast of Croatia, as the whole project is called, would be golden only for the investor, and at least for the local population of the island of Pag. Looking for information about the project, I found this interesting article where the investor talks a little more about the whole vision of the project. The well-known journalist Goran Milić leads us through the entire article, whose credibility I assume should give credibility to the whole project? But I have to admit that the promotional video of the whole project is very cleverly put together, of course in the interest of investors. It’s as if the video director is Hollywood director Oliver Stone or Steven Spielberg with the support of top marketing and communication experts. The owner of the Hotel Pag and Camp Šimuni announced earlier that the realization of the project would cost between 500 and 700 million euros, and on Tuesday the first simulations of the settlement in the Pag bay Dinjiška were presented. Maržić’s plan is to dig a canal that would connect Dinjiška Bay with the town of Pag and whose entire course would be built and inhabited residential, luxury real estate, apartments and villas equipped with the best and most expensive furniture, but also a complete service that would include daily restaurant services and delivery of three meals daily to the doorstep, garage spaces for cars, hotel accommodation for residents and service staff, obligatory with knowledge of the mother tongue of the residents and with the manners of the best European and world catering workers. The dream of the generation of the island of Pag, everyone will sell to the country and give everything just to realize the project, sadness and grief, there is no future, the Government is praying, everyone is for the project, everyone is interested in this project, great future, rebirth are some slogans that are pulled through the video. As if there is no alternative, and the investor is the only savior. According to Maržić, it should be a luxury closed city, the most elite sea oasis in the world, with a complete service and other infrastructure adapted to the elderly who will be able to buy residential real estate on the island of Pag, each with its own berth or luxury yacht, and with access to the open sea, which Pažani, Maržić claims, will get precisely thanks to his vision.last_img read more

Many years of systematic investment in the tourist infrastructure of the Papuk Nature Park is finally coming to fruition

first_imgMOUNTAIN AND ELECTRIC BICYCLES FROM NOW ON OFFER IN PAPUK NATURE PARK THE GEO INFO CENTER IN VOĆIN IS OPENING WITHIN PP PAPUK Papuk is proud of its unusual natural beauty, which stands alongside the most beautiful areas in Croatia, as evidenced by the title of the first UNESCO geopark in Croatia. This is a year of great ascent for Papuk Nature Park and most importantly, the success of PP Papuk is reflected in all places that gravitate and touch the nature park. Slowly, but surely, the tourist economy is starting to move more and more, which is the most difficult step. Thus, on booking portals day by day you can see more and more offers of phenomenal villas and houses with swimming pools, which few would expect in this area. Along with Požega and Kutjevo, as well as many other cities bordering the Papuk Nature Park, we have an excellent rounded tourist content, which is located in Slavonia, among others. Already at the very beginning of 2019, she announced that this will be a year to remember in the Papuk Nature Park. Many years of systematic investment in the tourist infrastructure of the Papuk Nature Park is finally paying off through a significant increase in the number of visitors. Thus, the first 8 months of 2019 are more successful than the entire previous year. RELATED NEWS: THE GEO INFO CENTER IN VOĆIN IS OPENING WITHIN PP PAPUK As part of the project “Geopriče UNESCO geopark”, a Geo Info Center is being opened in Voćin, an investment worth about 40 million kuna, which covers over 800 square meters.center_img The Geo Info Center, conceived as a starting point for introducing visitors to the characteristics of the Papuk Geopark and the nature protection system in general in the Republic of Croatia, essentially modernizes the geological, biological and cultural heritage of Papuk. More attached. But the excellent news was provided by Camp Dubište, which records an increase in the number of arrivals from even 86%  compared to the same period in 2018, and the number of overnight stays increased by 80% compared to the previous year. Otherwise Camp resting place Duboka it opened last year, and this data proves to be a great move and content that Papuk chronically lacked.  “Although the data on the increase in the number of visitors is really fascinating, we must emphasize that no success, not even this one of the Papuk Nature Park, happens overnight. This is the result of many years of systematic investment in the tourist infrastructure of the Nature Park, cooperation with the local community and finally the belief that even the smallest personal contribution can do a lot to make Papuk an unavoidable tourist destination on the map of this part of Europe. I would like to point out and thank the tourist boards of both counties from the area of ​​the Nature Park who do not miss the opportunity to tirelessly promote our Park wherever the opportunity arises.Said Alen Jurenac, director of the Public Institution Papuk Nature Park. PP PAPUK INTRODUCES HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT IN ITS TOURIST OFFER Jankovac Forest Park never ceases to intrigue visitors, so it was visited by them until August this year 28 367, what is 44% more compared to the same period in 2018 when there were 19 649. Namely, it is about the number of individual tickets, and if the statistics include educational programs that the Papuk Nature Park has been implementing for many years, last year in August there were a total of about 25.000 visitors, while this year it is about 31.500 visitors.last_img read more

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

Students have more freedom to roam

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PCP creates inventive method of financing

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Niche market

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Titled deeds

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Madford spends £70m on retail parks

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