to launch Bristol base next spring | News

first_imgA fleet of three based aircraft will fly customers to a wide choice of destinations across Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Madeira. This programme represents 450,000 seats, which are on sale now. Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: “This is an incredibly exciting day for and Jet2holidays, as we expand our award-winning flights and holidays to Bristol Airport. – Advertisement – For next summer, there are 29 hotspots, including four exclusive to the new base – Izmir in Turkey; Kalamata and Lesvos in Greece; and Costa de Almeria in Spain. With 11 destinations also on sale for next winter, holidaymakers in the region are offered choice and flexibility when it comes to reaching the best sun and ski destinations across Europe.In its first summer of operations from Bristol Airport, will operate up to 56 weekly flights. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – has confirmed it will launch flights and holidays from Bristol Airport next spring, with the city becoming the tenth UK base for the group. The leisure airline and package holiday specialist has now put 33 destinations on sale. – Advertisement – OlderHotel investors eye Cambridge deals moving into 2021 “We know how much demand there is, because we have been listening to customers and independent travel agents in the region for some time. “We are delighted to be bringing them the news that they have been looking forward to, meaning that they can finally enjoy real package holidays from Bristol Airport.”The first flight will leave Bristol Airport on April 1st, bound for Lanzarote. NewerCampbell Gray Hotels signs for new project in Cairolast_img read more

WHO board disagrees on flu drug patent issue

first_img American and French delegates objected, the AP reported. Western pharmaceutical companies have contended that compulsory drug licensing could lead to smuggling or profiteering by manufacturers of generic drugs, the story said. A resolution discussed by the WHO executive board addressed ways to improve disease surveillance, boost vaccine research, and stockpile a vaccine when one becomes available. Tangcharoensathien suggested expanding the resolution to allow countries to ignore drug patents in case of an outbreak. Similar steps have been taken for poor countries overwhelmed by HIV/AIDS cases, the AP story noted. See also: Also fueling pandemic fears is a report this week that limited human-to-human spread of the virus probably occurred last September in Thailand. Another H5N1 case cluster involving one fatality and one illness in a Vietnamese family is being investigated. WHO executive board delegate Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, a Thai Ministry of Health official, said poor countries worry that they will lack the funds for a new treatment, according to the AP report. He said many countries have difficulty paying the $120 for a six-week course of antivirals to combat ordinary flu. Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, who leads the WHO’s communicable disease division, summed up the status of pandemic planning. “As a global community we are still ill-prepared—and as long as one of us is not prepared, none of us is prepared,” he was quoted as saying. The WHO’s main concern is that H5N1 avian influenza, now circulating in Southeast Asia, will trigger a flu pandemic. Ten human cases have been confirmed in Vietnam since late December, and two more cases, both in young girls, were reported today, according to an Agence France-Presse report. Nine cases have been fatal. The antiviral drug oseltamivir has been shown to inhibit type H5N1 viruses, which would make it a potentially invaluable treatment in the event of pandemic flu, but only for countries that could afford it. The WHO’s executive board meeting stalled Jan 24, according to an Associated Press (AP) report, over a key pandemic planning issue: whether countries can override drug patents. When the discussion bogged down, the group took a break so delegates could call their governments for guidance, the report said. Jan 27, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Instead of finding common ground on pandemic influenza planning, World Health Organization (WHO) members this week hit rocky terrain. Jan 26 WHO avian flu update read more

CDC says declaration won’t change its pandemic plans

first_imgJun 11, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) pandemic declaration today isn’t a surprise and won’t affect the United States’ response to the spread of the novel flu virus, which is already aggressive, officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, who as the CDC’s new director spoke today at his first press conference on the novel H1N1 virus, said US officials expected the declaration. He added that the decision fits with the scientific data supporting continued human-to-human transmission in more than one WHO region.”For all intents and purposes, the US government has been in phase 6 of the pandemic for some time now,” he said. “This, however, is important, because is does send the strong message that the virus is here, and, in all likelihood, it’s going to stay.” He emphasized the pandemic level change doesn’t signify a change in the severity level or behavior of the new virus.Moving forward, the CDC’s goals are to identify where the virus is spreading and blunt its impact, particularly on vulnerable populations, such as those with chronic health conditions and infants, Frieden said.Preparing for a second waveHeath and Humans Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said today in a joint statement that the next challenge is to prepare for a possible return of the virus in the fall. CDC officials said today that it has deployed its scientists to several southern hemisphere countries to directly monitor developments.Napolitano said in the statement, “We are reaching out to our partners in state and local government, in school districts and the private sector to urge them to modify and update their pandemic plans.”She added that the government is working with scientists to test and prepare a possible vaccine and comparing notes on the virus with experts in other countries.Virus acting much like seasonal H1N1Anne Schuchat, MD, interim deputy director CDC’s science and public health program, told reporters that though the CDC has reduced its focus on case numbers, the agency has received reports of more than 13,000 cases, more than 1,000 hospitalizations, and at least 27 deaths. The highest illness rates are in children younger than age 5, followed by the 5- to 24-year-old age-group, she said.The novel H1N1 virus is behaving like its seasonal H1N1 counterpart, which typically has a bigger impact on younger people, Schuchat said.Of people who were hospitalized with novel flu infections, 71% had underlying conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, immune deficiency, or pregnancy, she said.CDC officials said people should contact a healthcare provider right away if they or a loved one has a measured fever of 100.4°F or higher with a cough or a sore throat, along with an underlying health condition such as asthma or pregnancy.Though the CDC sees ongoing transmission in all states, two regions are above the influenza-like illness baseline for this time of year—New England, particularly Massachusetts, and the New York and New Jersey area.Schuchat said CDC is still emphasizing the steps Americans can take to reduce the impact of the virus: cover coughs, stay home when sick, avoid travel when sick, and prepare for more illnesses in the fall.Vaccine developmentThe CDC has ordered novel H1N1 vaccine components from five companies, $650 million worth of antigen and $287 million worth of adjuvant. Schuchat said, however, that the CDC doesn’t have a projection for the number of doses, because researchers haven’t yet pinpointed how much antigen and doses will be needed.”Even if the decision to use the vaccine is not made, these orders permit the chemicals to be stored in bulk where they could be later formulated,” she said. “We’ve done this in a way that’s giving us a lot of options for the future.”So far, there’s no evidence to suggest that circulating novel H1N1 strains won’t be a good match for the seed strains used in the vaccines, Schuchat said in response to a reporter’s question. Testing of isolates from different countries and states so far shows no changes. “But with influenza, we need to keep looking,” she added.In the months ahead, the CDC will be analyzing its pandemic response and make revisions to plans if needed for the fall. She said the CDC is working with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in a series of regional meeting scheduled for July, to gather lessons learned from the response components and to explore any supply-chain weaknesses.See also:Jun 11 HHS-DHS joint statementlast_img read more

Dubrovnik declared the best destination for luxury tourism

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik won the Best Stay 2017 award in the category “Best destination for luxury tourism” at the Best Stay conference of the same name, which is being held in Split. In the competition of two more finalists from Opatija and Split, Dubrovnik was awarded as a destination that stands out in luxury tourism with its offer and presentation.It is a Best Stay conference, which focuses on luxury and quality in every aspect of the guest experience in tourism, and brings together experts who last year were about 250. It is an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest trends and share experiences with leaders in tourism. The novelty of this year’s conference is the awarding of prizes in several categories, including the category “Best Luxury Hotel”, “Most Innovative Hotel Design”, “Best Destination for Luxury Tourism” in which Dubrovnik was awarded, then the category “Best ICT solution for hotels” and “Best creating websites for hotels ”.”This valuable recognition to Dubrovnik is a confirmation of the efforts that all stakeholders of Dubrovnik tourism invest in the presentation of Dubrovnik and the effort, but also the love they bring to their work. This is an indicator of how guests and the profession recognize all that makes Dubrovnik and its luxury tourism stand out, and this in turn provides additional motivation for work, development and monitoring of modern trends in the future.”Point out from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.All recognitions, awards, certificates are as important and relevant as we make them relevant. As in the case of Advent in Zagreb, ie the awards portal European Best Destination. Zagreb took great advantage of the opportunity to additionally position and brand Advent in Zagreb, while Zadar unfortunately failed to “charge” the award as the best European destination.Opportunities are there, make good use of them.last_img read more

Strategic partnership agreement between FC Bayern Munich and Istria signed

first_imgThe strategic partnership between FC Bayern Munich, as one of the largest football clubs in the world, and Istria, the most important tourist destination in Croatia, is the largest and most important marketing project in tourism, and for Istria a strategic project in destination positioning.Istria is the only tourist region, not only in Croatia but also in the wider Mediterranean region, which was the first to launch large strategic partnership projects. The basic idea of ​​this model is significant support in the function of positioning and promoting the destination of Istria in our most important emitting markets. “By networking promotional activities, we want to use the reputation of our strategic partners, their recognizability and quality in a way that the identification and valorization of large and well-known brands is associated with Istria and thus build part of their reputation and recognition in the ISTRIA brand.” they point out from the Tourist Board of Istria, and the project was also supported by the CNTB.This process of cross marketing and cobranding in the tourism industry is a novelty in creating new values ​​and identification and networking of marketing activities through synergy in specially selected markets and, within that, according to specially selected target groups.The key word in this segment is the market: namely, Germany is our most important and largest emitting market, and within Germany, Bavaria certainly has the largest share. Istria is a tourist destination that is dynamically changing and raising the level of quality of services, services, but also infrastructure. “In this sense, the most important mission is to present all the news from the destination to new guests from Germany, those of higher purchasing power, who will, we hope, from now on have Radar facing Istria and Croatia“Emphasize from the Tourist Board of Istria.Choosing FC Bayern Munich is a logical choice of partner for Istria in this respect: it is one of the world’s largest and most important football clubs with huge media influence, gathers a large number of fans around the world, leads an exceptional base of followers on social networks.This cooperation opens a much wider story than the branding itself, and the specific projects within the strategic partnership Istria – FC Bayern, which was concluded for three years are:Project of the show match between the legends of FC Bayern and Istria / the legends of CroatiaProject of presenting Istria and Croatia during the matches in the VIP zone at the Allianz arena stadium, with the participation of high guests and partners of Istria and a potential visit of the FC Bayern legendProject of presenting Istria and Croatia “Matchday presenter”Project of holding a training camp in Istria for the first women’s team of FC BayernPossibility of holding a key annual FC Bayern workshop (for FC Bayern partners)Presentation of the Istrian accommodation tourist offer via FC Bayern’s club media channelsFor promotion and marketing within the strategic partnership, Istria will receive additional media space in the segment of digital marketing (Media budget)“Photoshooting” project: shooting three players from the first team of FC Bayern with the possibility of using the material for promotional and marketing purposes of IstriaFC Bayern Munich 4th most valuable club in the worldEnglish football giant Manchester United last year became the most valuable football club in the world by dethroning Real Madrid, which has held first place in the rankings for the past four years, while FC Bayern Munich holds fourth place with $ 2,71 billion, according to Forbes magazine. (1. Manchester United – 3,69 billion dollars, 2. Barcelona – 3,64, 3. Real Madrid – 3,58, 4. Bayern Munich – 2,71, 5. Manchester City – 2,08). Bayern Munich, on the other hand, ended last year with as many as 290 club members.Apart from branding and huge marketing by connecting with one of the strongest football brands and the development of sports tourism, especially in the pre- and post-season, the most important fact is that Germany is our main emitting market.FC Bayern football club is one of the most successful sports clubs in the world that has won all international and national titles (28 German championship titles, 5 Champions League titles, 18 German DFB Cup titles) FC Bayern in 2016/2017. FC Bayern München eV is owned by its 640 members and the basic shareholder of FC Bayern München AG. (dd) (Audi, Allianz, Adidas 290.000%).More than 340.000 members are organized in more than 4.300 official FC Bayern fan clubs that support the team globally. When we talk about social networks, FC Bayern has over 49 million followers on Facebook, 12,5 followers on Instagram, 6,2 followers on Twitter, 446,500 followers on Snapchat and they have over 870.000 subscribers on the official YouTube channel.last_img read more

HRK 400 provided for the implementation of tourism projects in vocational schools

first_imgIn order to improve the quality of hospitality and tourism staff and secondary vocational education in general in the tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism has published a public call intended for secondary vocational schools to promote, strengthen competencies and raise the quality of human resources. A total of HRK 400 from the program will be available for a wide range of projects, which include the creation of tourism products, promotion and introduction of IT communication technologies and the like. Grants will be awarded for a new tourism product to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the destination where the school is located based on the connection of public, civil, private sector and science, positive effects in environmental protection, introduction of new technologies, inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism ( nautical, health, cultural, business, golf, cycling, rural and mountain, eno and gastro, youth, social, etc.), then for projects created in cooperation with other educational sectors for the purpose of tourism development (IT-electrical engineering and computing, creative , agriculture and food, health and social care, graphics, art, etc.), and for new forms of promotion such as branding, introduction of IT communication technology (use of social networks, internet), etc. When selecting projects, the compliance of the project with The Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020, and priorities for the award of grants will have, inter alia, projects involving cooperation with economic entities, institutions and other stakeholders from the public, private and civil sectors. Projects can be submitted by secondary vocational and art schools whose founders are the county, the City of Zagreb or the Republic of Croatia, and each school that applies for the project, applies a team consisting of one mentor and at least three members (students). The amount of requested funds can be a maximum of 20 thousand kuna, if one school applies, or 50 thousand kuna if two or more schools apply. The public call is open until February 28, 2019, and more information about the program and the necessary documentation for project applications can be found here: PUBLIC INVITATION to secondary vocational and art schools for PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF COMPETENCIES OF VOCATIONAL OCCUPATIONS FOR TOURISM 2019.last_img read more

The first navigable cinema in Croatia: In Vukovar, from this weekend, movies while sailing on the Danube

first_imgThis is an innovative project, and the interest in cinema screenings is great. The idea arose during the Vukovar Film Festival when documentaries were shown on this recognizable Vukovar tourist ship. The special atmosphere of swimming with movies, popcorn and everything that goes with the cinema will attract visitors from all over Croatia to the city on the Danube. Continental tourism, especially here in the Far East, needs such ideas and initiatives because they are the ones that can start the dormant ship of Slavonian tourism. Vukovar offers more and more content, and more and more private renters are slowly emerging, and it seems that in the easternmost county, the city on the Danube will be the first to move bolder forward in the development of tourism. „Severy Friday and Saturday, starting at 21 pm, film screenings will be shown on our tourist boat. On Fridays it will be documentaries, and on Saturdays feature films. On Friday we will start with the documentary “Beatles” while on Saturday we will show the feature film “Parasite” which won an Oscar, said boat owner Zrinka Sesto.   With this content, Vukovar gets another top tourist product, which is also unique and the first in Croatia, if not in this part of Europe. Agencies, you have another great content that you can offer to the market – the first cinema on the beautiful blue Danube. An interesting cinema project on the Danube starts this weekend in Vukovar. This is the first navigable cinema in Croatia called “Navigation Cinema – Sail – In cinema on Danube” launched by the Vukovar travel agency Danubiumtours. Such a simple and original idea, and a completely new tourist product on the map of Vukovar that could attract tourists from all over the region. Since the cinema screen is installed on the electric solar passenger ship Magenta 1 in Vukovar, the necessary silence during film screenings is ensured because such a ship practically does not produce any sound since it is powered by electricity. “I am sure that not only the people of Vukovar but also the citizens from the surrounding area, the whole of Croatia, but also the tourists who visit Vukovar during the year will enjoy our sailing cinema. Depending on the interest, the navigation cinema will be able to be rented, we leave the possibility for groups to rent a boat and watch a movie of their choice as part of various gatherings and celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties and the like, ” concludes the Sixth. There is a lot of potential in the East, but unfortunately decision makers do not recognize tourism in Slavonia as a branch in which they should seriously invest. It is tourism to impoverished Slavonia that could be the straw of salvation.last_img read more