Alec Baldwin Loves to See Wife Hilaria Wear ‘Nothing at All’

first_img“He’s the kind of husband who just compliments you all the time. He’s not somebody that ever makes me feel worried about my appearance,” the mom of five continues.“Even if I look like a truck hit me in the morning because I’ve been up with the baby and my hair is crazy, he always tells me, ‘You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.’ We all know that maybe that’s not true, but I’ll take it at 5 o’clock in the morning when I have drool on my face and covered in breast milk,” she adds.Alec Baldwin’s Favorite Outfit for Wife Hilaria Is ‘Nothing at All’Hilaria and breast-feeds baby Eduardo. Courtesy of Hilaria Baldwin/InstagramHowever, when she does get dressed for the day, Baldwin relies on comfortable staples, which are perfect for her on-the-go lifestyle. – Advertisement – “I would say my style is pretty simple and no-fuss, especially in quarantine. … I like to be cozy. … I don’t want to feel like I can’t move or else I feel awkward and I don’t feel like myself,” she explains.“I want to wear things where I’m not worried about bringing them to the dry cleaner. I wear a lot of cottons because that’s just the easiest to put in the wash.” “I used to complain about dressing up and Alec would joke and say, ‘You can’t wear yoga pants to this one,’ even though I’d pair them with cute boots, a sweater and a jacket depending on the season,” the Living Clearly Method author shares.- Advertisement – “Now I look at my dresses, especially since I’m not pregnant anymore, and I’m like, ‘Oh my god. It’d be so fun to dress up!’”Alec Baldwin’s Favorite Outfit for Wife Hilaria Is ‘Nothing at All’Hilaria and daughter Carmen. Courtesy of Hilaria BaldwinTo amp up her outfits in the meantime, the Spain native relies on headbands and jewelry for a polished look.“We all loved headbands when we were growing up and Lele reinvented them to make them feel new and fresh and go with everything. … Whether you have an amazing blowout and your hair looks really great or it doesn’t, a headband makes you feel more put together. I wear them a lot in the summer because you can just get out of the pool and throw one on and in the winter, you can take off your hat and put one on to avoid hat hair,” she notes.As for her go-to baubles: “I have my rings that I wear every day including my wedding ring and I always wear a little bracelet that I never take off. I have a necklace that has 5 tiny diamonds on it to represent my 5 kids and then I love a nice little pair of earrings or hoops.”Although Baldwin is always dressed to the nines, don’t expect the yoga instructor to give her actor husband fashion tips any time soon.Alec Baldwin’s Favorite Outfit for Wife Hilaria Is ‘Nothing at All’Courtesy of Hilaria Baldwin/Instagram“Alec has his very own way of dressing and he’s very into it. I’ll joke, ‘Do you know how many times I was on Us Weekly’s best dressed list?’” she teases.“I was telling him the other day that he gave me such a hard time for wearing yoga pants and now he wears Lululemon pants all the time. It’s like when couples start to be like each other. …We have spent a lot of time together over the past decade!”Shop Baldwin’s collaboration with Lele Sadoughi here.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Alec Baldwin’s Favorite Outfit for Wife Hilaria Is ‘Nothing at All’Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin. Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/ShutterstockBaring it all! Alec Baldwin’s idea of the perfect outfit for wife Hilaria doesn’t include a t-shirt and jeans or a fancy dress, instead the actor prefers “nothing at all,” the “Mom Brain” podcast host reveals to Us in an exclusive new interview.“I would say his favorite outfit is basically nothing at all,” Baldwin, 36, tells Stylish while celebrating the launch of of her mommy and me headbands with Lele Sadoughi.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Indonesia, WHO confirm 2 girls died of avian flu

first_imgApr 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 avian influenza virus caused the deaths of two Indonesian girls, one late last month and the other dating back to July 2005, authorities said today.A 20-month-old girl from Kapuk, West Jakarta, who died on Mar 23, suffered from a fatal H5N1 infection, bringing to 30 the number of human cases of the illness in Indonesia. Twenty-three of those people died of the disease.The World Health Organization (WHO) announced confirmation of the toddler’s infection today. The agency said investigation has shown that chickens near her home were dying about a week before she got sick. Although chicken deaths are ongoing in her Kapuk neighborhood, authorities have not yet identified the cause, WHO added.Observation and testing of the girl’s contacts are under way, WHO said. Although initial tests have been negative, follow-up continues.In addition, an 8-year-old girl who died last July has finally been confirmed as a victim of H5N1, an Indonesian health ministry official told Reuters news service today. (Some earlier reports had listed her age as 9.)News reports from Indonesia in July said the girl had tested positive for the virus locally. The government had had problems obtaining blood samples for testing at the WHO reference laboratory in Hong Kong, the Reuters report said today. Indonesian authorities received the new test result yesterday, according to Reuters.The girl was part of a suspected family cluster of the first human H5N1 illnesses in Indonesia: her father, 38, and sister, 1, also died in July. Her father tested positive for the H5N1 virus, but the sister wasn’t tested, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report today.“Some experts believe the lack of proper testing facilities in Indonesia is hampering the fight against the disease,” the story said, without giving names or other details.The story added that WHO has confirmed 8-year-old’s case as well, although WHO has not yet posted the information online. Assuming it is confirmed, the case will raise Indonesia’s death toll to 24 fatalities in 31 cases and increase the WHO’s global count to 109 deaths out of 192 cases.In other news, China appears to be acceding to international requests to share more information on avian flu. The nation will provide samples from four human patients to the WHO, said Wang Yu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as reported by Xinhua, the government’s news service.Xinhua said China forwarded two samples to WHO last December as well. Still, the sharing of samples is far from complete, given that China has reported 16 H5N1 cases with 11 deaths.Recent human cases in Guangzhou and Shanghai have challenged Chinese authorities’ supposition that cases in rural areas are the result of the healthcare system and health conditions, Wang said in the Xinhua story. The urban cases show the virus can still infect people in places where the healthcare system is more advanced and hospital access is better.“Although there’s no evidence that the two patients had clear exposure to dead poultry, it doesn’t mean there’s no virus in poultry in the city environment,” added Wenqing Zhang of the WHO’s global flu program.See also: WHO situation update today on avian influenza in Indonesiahttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_04_04/en/index.htmlJul 20, 2005, CIDRAP News story on family cluster in Indonesiahttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/july2005indo.htmllast_img read more

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Firm wins HHS contract for new flu vaccine technology

first_imgJun 23, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The US government has granted Protein Sciences Corp. (PSC) of Meriden, Conn., a $35 million contract to develop its technique for making influenza vaccines by growing flu virus proteins in insect cells, an approach said to be faster than traditional methods.”The technology has advanced in recent years to the point that we believe it could help meet a surge in demand for US-based vaccine for seasonal and pandemic flu,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a press release today.PSC’s approach involves extracting a gene from a flu virus and inserting it into a baculovirus, which infects insects but not people. The recombinant baculoviruses multiply quickly in insect cells, producing many copies of the flu gene, and the cells are purified and used to make a vaccine, HHS said.The method may make it possible to produce vaccine candidates, vaccine for clinical trials, and commercial-scale amounts of vaccine faster than with the traditional method of growing flu viruses in chicken eggs, the agency said. It said the insect cells can be frozen and stored indefinitely, contributing to faster large-scale production.If the technology is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, the company will be required to establish a domestic manufacturing capability. The contract calls for the company to be prepared to make a finished vaccine within 12 weeks after a pandemic onset and to make 50 million doses within 6 months after pandemic onset, according to HHS.The contract could be extended up to 5 years at a total cost of about $147 million, HHS officials said.PSC has said it is using its baculovirus and insect-cell technology to make a vaccine for the novel H1N1 flu virus. On Jun 15 the firm announced it had begun manufacturing the vaccine, called PanBlok, and estimated it would be able to make 100,000 doses per week.But the vaccine, like any other, will require extensive animal and human testing and regulatory approval before it can be marketed.The HHS contract award came a day after a report that creditors of PSC had filed a petition to force the company into bankruptcy in an effort to collect on their claims.Bloomberg News reported that creditors filed an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against the company yesterday in US Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. The petition listed claims totaling $11.7 million, the story said.Most of the debt—$11.5 million—is owed to Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Bloomberg reported. Emergent, which makes the only anthrax vaccine licensed in the United States, had agreed to buy most of PSC’s assets last year. On May 1 of this year, PSC announced it had reached a deal with Emergent that set terms for repaying a loan, terminated the 2008 asset purchase agreement, and resolved outstanding litigation.See also: HHS Jun 23 announcement of contract with PSChttp://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/06/20090623c.htmlMay 1 CIDRAP News story “Path to swine flu vaccine has major hurdles”last_img read more

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Ronald Korotaj: “Tourism is a young calf that can give a lot more milk”

first_imgThe Croatian hotel industry is the ‘locomotive’ of tourism and the overall economy, and its importance is not yet sufficiently understood, not even at the level of the Government, which takes small but still insufficient steps for a better investment climate and business sector, he said on Thursday. of the Congress of Hoteliers, the president of UPUHH, Ronald Korotaj, writes Lider.The two-day congress is organized by the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association (UPUHH) and brings together numerous domestic and foreign hoteliers, representatives of tourism, state and financial institutions, consulting companies and others to discuss global trends and challenges, problems and ideas for better hoteliers.Due to the large share of tourism in GDP, which is significantly contributed by hoteliers with investment and overall business, tourism should be discussed at every session of the Government, which is seen as an ‘old cow that needs to be milked to the end’. ‘a young calf that can give a lot more milk’ ‘ Korotaj expressed himself pictorially.Among the measures advocated by hoteliers, he singled out, among other fiscal relief, better regulated labor legislation, adequate law on tourist land and 10 percent VAT, because it turned out that only with such a rate, investments accelerate. “Although the investment climate in Croatia is not yet good, hoteliers still have to continue investing because the market demands it, especially since ten new hotels appear in the world every day, which is more than 3600 a year. Investments are therefore necessary in Croatia to catch up with the world. “said Korotaj.Kristjan Staničić, Director of the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ), also points out that the Government must recognize tourism and hospitality as the most important economic sectors, which need a stable legal and fiscal framework for further growth and development, and the CNTB will do everything it can to better promotion and positioning in the markets. The necessary synergistic approach of all in the community was considered important for this development by the Deputy Mayor of Zagreb Olivera Majić, who pointed out that more than 80 percent of overnight stays in Zagreb were realized in its 62 hotels, as well as that investments in new and renovation of existing hotels are being prepared. the capital. Envoy and advisor to the Croatian President Davorin Štetner warned of the problem of emigration, which is detrimental to finding labor for tourism and construction, without which there are no new facilities. “The most important thing is a stable regulatory framework, not that the rules change every year, with the example of reducing corporate taxes being a good direction for cutting and other levies because that would generate more revenue and we believe the government can. ” considers Stetner.Noting that Croatia is highly sought after by tourists, but also has a large public debt and still unfavorable financing conditions with costs up to five times higher than, for example, in Germany, Tomislav Čorak from the consulting company Boston Consulting Group believes that one of the solutions for ‘easier’ investing was a model of public-private partnership and ‘crowdfunding’, which is poorly applied in Croatia, and would be good, especially for tourism in cities and in smaller amounts. “Tourist demand for Croatia has grown 50 percent faster than globally in five years, and there is no doubt that it is an attractive destination, it may no longer need large promotional spots, but the problem is that in the last few years the increase in overnight stays was close to 10 percent , and the increase in the number of beds in hotels is only 2,5 percent. This indicates that we have entered this period a little unprepared for so much demand, hotel beds are now very much lacking, because without it there is no stronger season extension or higher revenues and this increased demand should be better used for investment in hotels.said Corak, reports Lider.The second day of the 20th UPUHH Congress began with the presentation of an analysis of the work of the Croatian hotel industry in the last 3 years, presented by the President of UPUHH Ronald Korotaj. The Croatian hotel industry grew by 2017 percent in 8,75, and our camping industry achieved almost the same growth. At the same time, Korotaj said, “private accommodation in Croatia has grown in double digits.” Tourism library.The President of UPUHH presented and commented on other figures related to the work of the Croatian hotel industry in the last 3 years.Business Review 2017Utilization of hotel capacities taking 9 months a year 2017. From June to September 5 stars 86-89%4 stars 83-86%3 stars 62- 85%Average price (euro) per room in 2017:2017. Stars June July August September                                 5 154 200 205 1434 89 129 137 793 75 105 112 63 Average room occupancy per room availability (revPar) in 2017:2017. Stars June July August September5 133 168 172 1284 73 111 125 683 61 93 99 54 Total revenue (euro) per room (TRevPAR) in 2017:2017. Stars June July August September5 193 232 239 1894 112 157 174 1023 87 126 133 77After the analysis, Ronald Korotaj concluded that it is up to all of us to take advantage of the opportunities provided by tourism. “We have difficulties, but let’s finally solve them, that is, the government should start listening to us!”- said Korotaj, and warned of a big problem due to lack of manpower. ” The Croatian Employment Service should establish a special office that would deal only with tourism. They must not think that they are the purpose of their existence and not the hotel industrySaid Korotaj.Source: Lider / Tourism library&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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An additional blow to small businesses and landlords?

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Croatia yesterday in public debate pustila prijedlog zakona prema kojemu bi vlasnici – direktori tvrtki morali imati najmanje 10 tisuća kuna mjesečne plaće.Thus, according to the proposal that is under public discussion, there is an increase in the director base for private companies, from a coefficient of 0,65 to 1,1, and so instead of 5213 kn base for the salary of the company owner, increases to approximately 9500 kuna, which is a large a blow to small business and start up companies.According to the new proposal, without a minimum monthly income of over HRK 11.000, one should not even enter entrepreneurship, which is a practically impossible mission for entrepreneurs who are just starting their entrepreneurial story and at least discouraging the development of the business climate. According to the planned changes, the member of the management board / director had to provide HRK 53.026,84 more funds for the payment of salary, ie a minimum of HRK 129.621,20 per year only for salary.If such a proposal is adopted, it will mean a big wave of closing companies or blocking company accounts.Ministar financija, Zdravko Marić: Javna rasprava još traje, za male i srednje poduzetnike neće biti promjenaMinistar financija, Zdravko Marić danas je naveo da se dobar dio ljudi prijavljivao na minimalne plaće, ili su bili prijavljivani na nepuno radno vrijeme. ,,Zbog toga se događa da za 12 minuta prijave u trgovačkom poduzeću, odnosno 48 kuna mjesečno, imate pravo na puno zdravstveno osiguranje i na mirovinski staž”, dodao je. Upozorio je na neravnopravan položaj obrtnika ‘dohodaša’, u odnosu na ove poduzetnike o kojima je riječ – u ovom slučaju na članove uprave.Također, naveo je da danas ima oko 175.000 članova uprava – direktora različitih oblika trgovačkih društava. Od njih je svega 460 njih prijavljeno kao član uprave, a da nije u radnom odnosu s tim poduzećem. Dodao je da je oko 65.000 članova uprave u isto vrijeme u radnom odnosu s tim trgovačkim društvom, dok su preostali dio, oko sto tisuća, članovi uprave i direktori koji su osigurani po nekoj drugoj osnovi – bilo da su zaposleni u nekom drugom trgovačkom društvu, bilo da su osnovali svoj OPG, bilo da su obrtnici, ‘paušalci’ i slično. Ponovio je da se na one članove uprave, odnosno direktore koji su prijavljeni u punom radnom odnosu, na puno radno vrijeme, ove zakonske izmjene niti ne odnose te da mali i srednji poduzetnici neće osjetiti nikakve promjene.“Za prave male poduzetnike, koji vrijedno privređuju, koji požrtvovno rade, praktički neće biti nikakvih promjena, osim nabolje. Ponavljam, ove promjene su prije svega da se ciljaju i uklone zlouporabe koje smo uočili. Ne treba stvarati paniku, još su tri tjedna za raspravu, sve ćemo komentare i kritike uzeti u obzir i argumentima na njih odgovoriti”, rekao je ministar financija.Annual flat tax from 150,00 to 1.500,00 knUntil now, landlords have paid 150 to 300 kuna annual flat tax per rented bed, and now according to this proposal, local governments are obliged to make their own decisions that will prescribe the amount of flat tax per bed and per accommodation unit in the camp, which can not be less than HRK 150,00 or more than HRK 1.500,00.With the first day of 2019, private landlords and the tourism sector are expected to have a 25% higher sojourn tax, a flat-rate tax increase for landlords, and the new Law on Catering will deny serving food to private landlords,The proposed amendments to the tax law are under public discussion until September 6.We have three weeks of heated debate ahead of us, and it would certainly be desirable for everyone to be involved in the public debate at  eConsultinglast_img read more

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A small but big gesture by Uniline: A day off to all Uniline employees whose children are starting first grade

first_imgBy developing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy in many areas, Uniline, a leading Croatian tour operator, has enabled its employees whose children are starting first grade to spend the first day of the school year with their freshmen for the fourth time in a row. . So it is 3.9.2018. for all Uniline employees, parents of freshmen, to be a non-working day.”Aware of the fact that the first day of school represents a significant turning point in life for both first-graders and their parents, we decided to provide all our employees – parents of first-graders a non-working day this year so that they can safely and safely escort their children to school. sit for the first time ”emphasized Nina Stepčić, coordinator in the human resources department of Uniline, continuing, and added that as a company they strive to contribute concretely and whenever possible.  employee.”Going to school is the beginning of a new chapter in life. The preparations were great, and the emotions even greater! This day off allows us parents to be where we need to be today – in the school yard where we will welcome our children who run into our arms after the first school bell! It is a joyful and unforgettable experience for both them and us”said Samanta Rojnić, Senior Key Account Manager.A small but big gesture by UnilineWorker satisfaction is more evident through quality working conditions than with wages, which is of course also an important factor, but not the most important. Being with your children on the first day of school, seeing them off and welcoming them in front of the school, is certainly invaluable to all parents.Thus, this move, no matter how small, is a more important element for employees / parents of freshmen than the financial one. This sign of the company’s attention specifically shows how much they really care about their employees. And employees will know how to appreciate that, and because of a hundred kuna, maybe a higher salary will certainly not go to the competition, because it’s not all about the money. And employees are people with feelings, needs, and emotions, not numbers.This is just another one of the many positive examples of CSR at Uniline proving their concern for employees.last_img read more

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Do you want to work in tourism?

first_imgTourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, opening up new business opportunities and enabling personal career development. Croatia has become one of the largest destinations in Europe in the field of tourism and that is why numerous opportunities for new ideas are opening up.It is crucial for success in tourism to follow trends. The main tourism trends in 2018 are:Emotional experiencesExperiencing local specialties.Body care.Gastronomy.Possibility to buy.An escape from everyday life. A different program for different tourism workersMake a career in tourism with different approaches. We are the only faculty that offers an online program in the field of tourism. Bachelor study program Business and management in tourism includes the most modern subjects precisely from the field of trends in tourism, such as Development and design of top products and services in tourism, Sustainable tourism and local environment, Social media strategies and marketing, Management of trends in tourism, Innovative and innovation management itd.Why online?Online study is completely equal to a classical study with the same standards and contents. It differs only in the way of studying, it is adapted to employees and people with other obligations.  It is performed 100% online, you fulfill your obligations with the help of a virtual amphitheater with the support of professors, online mentors, program managers and technical support. However, the motivation for studies depends on you – every week it is necessary to submit practical assignments with examples from practice within the deadlines. You have to love teamwork, networking (online), discipline and of course, you have to be interested in the field of study.Don’t worry about the weather. Study online for you  allows you to study anywhere and anytime, all you need is a computer and internet access. Our support is 24/7.Online study has been a trend in the world for over 25 years. Research has shown that by 2025, between 30 and 80 million students will study online worldwide. We have 18 years of experience and 3.576 online graduates on our side.Worried about an online degree? Due to the equality of both ways of studying, it is not written on your European diploma that you studied online.Want to get to know us better?  Visit us at www.doba.hr, in person at conferences for studies in September (Zagreb, Split, Rijeka) or at online faculty presentations.96% of our graduates would choose online study again. I’m expecting you – Nuša Lazar, program manager for the Croatian marketRELATED NEWS: DR. AMADEA DOBOVIŠEK, ERA FACULTY: TODAY ALL TOURIST EMPLOYEES SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES MANY TIMES A DAY HOW TO ENTHUSIATE YOUR GUESTlast_img read more

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The Zagreb Institute of Economics has published a sectoral analysis on tourism

first_imgThe Zagreb Institute of Economics has published a new sectoral analysis, and this time the main topic is tourism, which provides an overview of the main sectoral indicators and trends in tourism.In addition to a comparative analysis of trends in Croatia and the European Union, the author Ivana Rašić Bakarić analyzes the operations of leading companies in Croatia and presents the latest expectations and projections.Sector Analyzes is an online publication that monitors the situation and trends and business events in the sectors: tourism, retail, chemical industry, telecommunications, food and beverage, pharmaceutical industry, construction, transport and energy. In addition to the analysis of the basic indicators of the sector for Croatia, a comparison is made with the indicators for the European Union. In addition, the analyzes provide an overview of the financial indicators of the leading companies in these sectors in Croatia and the expected trends in the current and next year, respectively.See the full analysis in the attachment.ATTACHMENT: New issue of Sectoral Analyzes: Tourismlast_img read more

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Airbnb is expanding its offer to include multi-day adventure trips

first_imgTwo and a half years after the launch of the “Airbnb experience”, Airbnb enters into direct competition with traditional tour operators by launching multi-day tour services called “Airbnb adventures”, reports Skift. Lots of competition Airbnb adventures At the presentation of the new service from Airbnb, they announced that they currently have more than 200 multi-day tours available. Local hosts organize and control each tour, including the itinerary, accommodation, services provided and price. The hosts responsible for the tours are individuals or local tour operators, not well-known brands. Airbnb added that they have worked with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) global network on safety issues and best practices for tours. Video Playerhttps://a0.muscache.com/v/f4/b9/f4b95b64-5aeb-5fc1-9fe9-427d0b82b3ca/f4b95b645aeb5fc19fe9427d0b82b3ca_2500k_1.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundDownload File: https://a0.muscache.com/v/f4/b9/f4b95b64-5aeb-5fc1-9fe9-427d0b82b3ca/f4b95b645aeb5fc19fe9427d0b82b3ca_2500k_1.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Unlike one-day experiences, most multi-day “Airbnb adventures” are managed by local tour operators. You can view Airbnb’s new service HERE. Development of additional services Dan Christian, chief digital officer of The Travel Corporation (TTC), is skeptical of Airbnb Adventures. “In order for tours to be properly run and sold, they should be licensed by the tour operator association. Also, you will encounter the same problems as with the one-day tours. For example, small local operators cannot share and offer experiences of the same value and consistent high-quality services that are key to the continued success of reliable and experienced tour operators such as Trafalgar, Contiki and Insight VacationsHe said.center_img Tickets for Airbnb’s multi-day adventure trips range from $ 79 for a day trip all the way up to $ 5 for a 10-day tour. The average price of these trips, which are limited to a dozen people, is $ 588 for a three-day trip, Airbnb said. Although the one-day activities have put Airbnb in competition with online tour agencies such as TripAdvisor, GetYourGuide, Klook and many other local operators, Airbnb Adventures faces traditional tour operators such as G Adventures, Contiki, Collette, Interpid Travel, Topdeck Travel, Trafalgar and Uniworld, but also online travel agencies such as TourRadar. In this week’s official announcement, Airbnb unveiled examples of its new adventure tours. A three-day safari trip with Samburu warriors in Kenya ($ 515 per person), a six-day gastronomic experience in the Galapagos ($ 3.500), a five-day trip to Oman ($ 1.000) or camping on the cliffs of Colorado ($ 1.000) are just some of the adventures available on the new Airbnb services. But it is important to note that these tours do not include flights. Over 3 years, Airbnb has managed to develop its tours and activities through the “Airbnb Experiences” service. When the service was launched in 2016, there were about 500 experiences available, and today there are about 30 of them globally. The number of users who booked experiences increased seven times in 2018, unlike the first year. “The adventure itineraries offered on the platform are either entirely exclusive to Airbnb, or are provided by local operators who do not usually offer their services on other major booking platforms”, Said Airbnb. Many traditional operators mostly receive offline bookings due to the complexity of the tours. On the other hand, all communications and reservations for “Airbnb adventures” take place online, through their platform, although the company is not involved in flight reservations and arrangements before or after the tour. Source / photo: Shift; Airbnblast_img read more

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Results of field research of Karlovac manifestations presented

first_imgPhoto: Igor Čepurkovski, FB Karlovac Tourist Board A presentation of the results of the research of Karlovac events was held in Karlovac: Spring Promenade, Ivanjski krijes, Balloon Festival and Beer Days Karlovac in 2019. According to the research, which was conducted by students of the Karlovac Polytechnic on a sample of 892 respondents, all four events received an average grade of 4. The director of the Tourist Board of the city of Karlovac, Marina Burić, pointed out that the results match the expectations they had before this research.”The results are a motivation to further improve the quality of events, with a special emphasis on the Beer Days, which we have to work on the most for recognition, and they have the most room to improve the gastronomic offer. Spring promenades are an event that has matured and these good grades give us the task to think carefully in which direction we will further enrich and develop them. “, said director Burić. Marko Lopac, FB Beer Days in Karlovac The project was jointly implemented by the Polytechnic of Karlovac and the Tourist Board of the City of Karlovac, and the presentation was held by students of the Professional Study of Hospitality, who participated in the research. They and their mentors were eventually awarded recognition for their participation. Spring promenades were rated with 4,23, and Ivanjski krijesovi with 4,18. At the Spring Promenades, visitors point out that the event is of great importance for the local community, while for bonfires they emphasize how it is recognizable and positively affects the image of the city. The balloon festival, which was organized for the first time this year, received an average grade of 4,0, and it is pointed out that it is a valuable enrichment of the city’s offer. The beer days have a total score of 3,68, and the life cycle of the event is expected to be in the revival phase. It is a manifestation of a long tradition that makes a significant share in the event market of the city of Karlovac. “For all those involved in tourism, but also those who live from it, this survey is an indicator of how we are going in the right direction, but also that there is room to improve the quality of the destination and the offer.”, said Mayor Damir Mandic. “Field research was done from April to September, and based on the results we concluded that visitors are satisfied. We worked on measuring and evaluating attitudes, which is just one of the factors for the tourist valorization of the event. The ratings show that visitors are equally satisfied with everyone and the average rating with which they rated satisfaction, experience and experience was rated four. There were no major objections, but they recommended a few moments that would improve the content offer, above all a better and richer eno-gastronomic offer. “, commented on the results of the field research Silvija Vitner Marković, professor of the Business Department of the Polytechnic of Karlovac and mentor on this project. Cover photo: Marko Lopac, FB Beer Days in Karlovaclast_img read more

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