Arnab Goswami: Bail denied to Republic TV founder arrested in suicide case

first_imgArnab Goswami is accused of abetting the suicide of an architect – he denies the allegation.- Advertisement –last_img

Russia says its vaccine is 92% effective

first_img– Advertisement – A heath worker injects the ‘Gam-COVID-Vac’, also known as ‘Sputnik V’, Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), into a patients arm during a post-registration phase trial at the City Clinic #46 in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia said Wednesday its coronavirus vaccine is 92% effective at preventing people from getting Covid-19, based on interim trial results.The announcement by Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF came two days after U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said their vaccine was more than 90% effective in phase three trials.RDIF said the early results from its late-stage phase three clinical trial of the vaccine, called “Sputnik V,” showed that its efficacy was “based on the 20 confirmed Covid-19 cases split between vaccinated individuals and those who received the placebo.”- Advertisement – Observation of study participants will continue for six months before a full report of the phase three clinical trials is presented, RDIF said, but it noted that the interim research data will be published by the Gamaleya Center team, which developed the vaccine, “in one of the leading international peer-reviewed medical journals” without indicating when this might be.Vaccine raceThe Pfizer/BioNTech analysis evaluated 94 confirmed Covid-19 infections among its trial’s 43,538 participants. The partners said the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received a placebo indicated a vaccine efficacy rate of above 90% at seven days after the second dose.The latest announcement from Russia comes a day after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced that the country was developing a third vaccine. He also said Moscow was ready to cooperate with all other countries on vaccines but warned against the “politicization” of the process.Russia has itself been accused of engaging in a vaccine race as drugmakers around the world try to develop an effective protection against the virus that has caused over 1.2 million deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Russia has the fifth highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections, with around 1.8 million cases reported to date.center_img “Currently 40,000 volunteers are taking part in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III of Sputnik V clinical trials, out of which over 20,000 have been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and more than 16,000 with both the first and second doses of the vaccine,” a statement published on the dedicated Sputnik V website said Wednesday.In August, Russia became the first country to register and approve a coronavirus vaccine. The announcement prompted concerns from some members of the international scientific community about the speed of the approval — the vaccine had not yet started phase three trials at that point — and lack of available data supporting Russian claims for the vaccine’s efficacy and safety.Russia published some data from early stage clinical trials in September and has repeatedly insisted that its vaccine is safe and effective. On Wednesday, RDIF said that “were no unexpected adverse events during the trials. Monitoring of the participants is ongoing.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Asian officials discuss ways to arrest a pandemic

first_imgJan 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Delegates from about 20 Asian countries today concluded a 2-day meeting in Tokyo focusing on early response measures to use if avian influenza shows signs of evolving into a human flu pandemic.The delegates issued a statement saying two of the key priorities include increasing laboratory capacity and building public awareness of the risks, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The meeting was sponsored by Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO).The statement said Asian countries need to “strengthen national capacities to detect and respond to the earliest signals of a potential pandemic and any other public health emergency,” according to a report by the Chinese news service Xinhua.Keiji Fukuda, a WHO flu expert, said the delegates also called for setting up a global task force of public health and bird flu experts to make “independent assessments of a possible pandemic to help improve quality control in decision-making,” according to the Xinhua story.The WHO has suggested it may be possible to halt an emerging flu pandemic if the signs are detected early enough. But many flu experts are skeptical that this could be done.In opening remarks prepared for the conference, Shigeru Omi, the WHO’s Western Pacific Region director, said, “We must try to ensure that we will be ready to respond instantly with all the weapons at our disposal should the early signs of an influenza pandemic appear. If we can achieve this rapid response, we may have a good chance of halting the spread of the virus or at least slowing it down.”Meanwhile, AFP reported today that H5N1 avian flu has been confirmed in the case of a 29-year-old Indonesian woman who died Jan 11. But the WHO has not cited the case on its Web site, and few, if any, other news services have mentioned it.The AFP story quoted the WHO’s Sari Setiogi as saying that tests at a WHO-accredited laboratory in Hong Kong had confirmed an earlier Indonesian finding that the woman had the virus. If confirmed as H5N1, the case would be Indonesia’s 17th case and 12th death.The woman had been hospitalized for 3 days before her death, the story said. A hospital spokesman said she had had contact with dead chickens belonging to her neighbor in Jakarta.last_img read more

Report: Sudanese man tests negative for avian flu

first_imgApr 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Testing by the World Health Organization has failed to detect the H5N1 avian influenza virus in a Sudanese man suspected of having it, while China’s latest H5N1 patient has died, according to reports published today.Sudanese health officials reported 2 days ago that some chickens and the owner of an affected farm had avian flu. But a team of WHO experts tested a sample from the man and found no sign of the H5N1 virus, according to a Reuters report today that quoted WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng. The report did not specify what kind of test was used.Sudan has not yet had any confirmed human H5N1 cases, though Egypt, its northern neighbor, has reported a dozen cases.Cheng said the farmer remained hospitalized in stable condition in Khartoum, and it was not clear what illness he has, Reuters reported. Cheng also said there were no other suspected human cases in the country.Meanwhile, the latest avian flu patient in China has died, according to another Reuters report, citing the Chinese news service Xinhua. The patient was a 21-year-old migrant worker who worked as a security guard in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei. His case was the 17th reported in China, and he was the 12th patient to die.Xinhua said no illness had been reported among the man’s contacts, and there were no reports of flu outbreaks in poultry in his home town, Reuters reported.In the United Kingdom, authorities announced plans to lift restrictions imposed after H5N1 was detected 2 weeks ago in a swan found on the east coast of Scotland, BBC News reported today.A ban on the movement of poultry in a 3-kilometer protection zone around where the swan was found will be lifted Apr 22, the story said. Restrictions in a 6.2-kilometer surveillance zone will end May 1, provided veterinary inspectors find no cases in poultry in the zone.Meanwhile, one of Britain’s leading microbiologists, Hugh Pennington, said the 8 days it took to confirm H5N1 in the swan found at Cellardyke in Scotland was too long, according to the BBC. He said 3 days would have been “more acceptable.”In other developments, the Red Cross and affiliated relief agencies appealed today for $13.4 million (17.4 million Swiss francs) to help strengthen countries’ defenses against avian flu and the threat of pandemic flu.In a news release, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said governmental preparedness efforts may not provide enough help to vulnerable groups and communities, especially in west and central Africa.The federation said it is already responding to or preparing for avian flu in 26 countries, emphasizing preventing transmission of the virus from animals to humans.A key part of the federation’s effort will be to train “50,000 volunteers and staff members to respond to the specific nature of the crisis,” the statement said. The federation also promised to increase education efforts in communities and to pre-position relief supplies to deal with new outbreaks.In other news:Authorities in Pakistan ordered the slaughter of 15,000 chickens on a farm near Islamabad on suspicion of the country’s fourth poultry outbreak of H5N1 avian flu, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. An agricultural official said there was “very strong clinical evidence” of the virus. The disease was discovered on another chicken farm near Islamabad Apr 16, the report said.A Singapore Airlines plane was detained on landing in Copenhagen because of concern that a passenger had H5N1 avian flu, according to another AFP report. A medical team determined that the passenger, a 31-year-old Swedish woman, had only an upset stomach, the story said.See also:Apr 20 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies news releasehttp://www.ifrc.org/docs/news/pr06/2706.asplast_img read more

Pula is preparing to host more visitors at Croatia Bike Week than last year when there were 20 of them

first_imgAt the end of August and the beginning of September, as last year, Pula will host the largest gathering of motorcyclists from all over Europe, which last year had 2 motorcyclists and 500 visitors, but with small changes that, according to the organizers, will contribute to attractiveness.Namely, everything will take place in a new more attractive location by the sea – Vallelu, two kilometers from the previous one where numerous stands will be set up on Vallelunga where you can find literally everything for bikers – from leather jackets, gloves, pants, boots… to bags for motorcycles and helmets, as well as jewelry and massage and tattoo items, and even a booth with a motorcycle bible. The most impressive is certainly the big motorcycle parade when several thousand motorcycles go through the city, and this year it will be held on Saturday, September 2 at 16 pm with departure from Vallelunga, then through the city, and will stop on the waterfront for a big photo together.In addition to concerts, there will be motorcycle games, custom show, stunt show, acrobatics on a motorcycle will be performed by Dejan Spoljar, the best master of stunt show in Croatia, sexy show and many interesting things that will take place from August 28 to September 3, and this year Twin Horn MC has prepared as many as 15 concerts for its visitors, so the organizers invite bikers and their friends, lovers of motorcycles, good music and great atmosphere to come to Pula and be part of the rock and ride atmosphere that attracts more visitors every year from all over the world and the most famous motorcycle party, the one that put Croatia at the very top of the moto tourist offer in the world!Last year, thousands of visitors to Pula came from all over Croatia, the USA, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Austria, Hungary, and this year they will be joined by bikers from Canada and Russia, England, Scotland, Lithuania, Norway and who knows where else…There are various motives for coming, but one thing is for sure – diverse, high-quality and authentic content is the winning formula.last_img read more

HGK and HUP support new quotas for foreigners

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Croatia has published a draft proposal for a decision amending the Decision on determining the annual quota of permits for the employment of foreigners for the calendar year 2018.A quota in the total amount of 29 thousand work permits has been proposed. Of that, 17.810 for new employment, while the quota for the extension of already issued work permits is nine thousand, and for seasonal employment 1940 permits. The largest number of workers will be available to construction companies that will be able to hire 12.170 foreigners, carpenters and masons, and then fitters and concrete workers, as well as other occupations in construction, but also a part of the tourism sector. “Labor import quotas are just a ‘firefighting’ measure that should enable builders to implement already contracted projects, while in the long run we need to think about reforming the education system. That is why we need quotas as an urgent measure that will bridge the problem until the implementation of a long-term solution”, Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Construction, Transport and Communications Mirjana Čagalj and added that it is crucial in the whole story that employers in the sector raise wages to prevent the outflow of workers abroad. Currently, the average salary in construction is around 4500 kuna, and that should rise to at least 7000 in order to be competitive as a country. The same goes for the tourism sector.As they point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, they are currently working on this in cooperation with the competent institutions, advocating the introduction of dual vocational education that will harmonize the education system with the needs of our businessmen. According to this model, companies would decide which occupations they need and in what number, and then, in cooperation with schools, agree on the enrollment of the required number of students. During the schooling, the students would spend half of their time in internships in companies, acquiring relevant knowledge and skills, so that they are ready to work immediately after finishing school. In the meantime, they would receive some financial compensation for the internship, which should encourage them to enroll in deficit occupations.HUP also supports the Proposal of the Decision on setting annual quotas for foreignersThe Croatian Employers’ Association supports the Proposal of the decision on determining the annual quota of permits for employment of foreigners for the calendar year 2018. Adoption of the proposed decision will greatly facilitate employment in branches that are in high expansion such as construction and tourism, HUP points out.The proposed quota totals 29.000 work permits, of which 17.810 for new employment, 9000 for the extension of already issued permits and 1940 for seasonal employment permits (1.400 tourism and 540 agriculture). HUP points out that they are satisfied with the proposed quota and understanding for the issue of labor shortage expressed by the relevant Ministry, but they point out two key things that HUP has been warning about for several years.First, for a long-term solution to the problem, it is necessary to implement a comprehensive reform of education, which is key to restructuring the entire system that should monitor the needs of the economy and adjust educational programs accordingly, because only in this way labor shortages can be solved by hiring domestic workers. As this is not possible today, the future Croatian labor market, despite the fact of approximately 180.000 unemployed people is not able, given their structure to meet the needs of the economy and Croatian entrepreneurs are forced to turn to foreign workers to fulfill their contractual obligations. Secondly, in addition to the reform of education, a series of measures should be implemented that will enable the needs for labor force to be met in the coming years by employing domestic workers.The current quota system is not a permanent solution, it is a firefighting measure that tries to overcome the problem of lack of skilled labor, which is the result of many years of neglect of workers and the tourism profession, of course with lower fixed costs and increased earnings. Man is the key to success in tourism, but obviously not in Croatia.last_img read more

NP Kornati started a project for the protection of dry stone walls and olive groves

first_imgKornati National Park has started with the implementation of the project “Rediviva Kurnata: Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage in the Kornati National Park” worth as much as 58 million kuna, of which as much as 85 percent will be from EU funds.The main goal of the project is the sustainable use and management of the Kornati National Park through the protection of natural values ​​and heritage of the Kornati National Park, the development of visitor infrastructure and visitor facilities and improving the level of safety and experience of visitors. The project plans to establish presentation centers in Murter, Betina and Vrulje (within the Park), to establish better control of the entry of visitors to the Kornati National Park, as well as to develop an Action Plan for visitor management.”We have started the reconstruction of the dry stone wall, two hundred meters long in the area, which the people of Murter call “Archaeological Bay”. Employees of our institution and residents of Murter are working together. To the mutual satisfaction and with the enthusiasm I would like for other environments”Said Josip Zanze, director of NP Kornati for Free Dalmatia.Yes, in addition to the protection of the natural resources of the Kornati archipelago, it also envisages a significant improvement of the tourist and catering infrastructure through three visitor centers, more than 200 anchorages. “We cannot stand idly by regarding the large number of olive groves on the Kornati islands, which are no longer cultivated by the elderly population. We will hire an agronomist, who will not only take care of the protection and harvesting of olives, but also initiate the branding of the production of oil, cheese, and even the famous Kornati lamb. Rather, the NP Kornati and Kurnatari will also benefit from the work. As a clear example of the symbiosis of our institution with the people of Murter and especially the remaining, mostly elderly inhabitants of the islandsZanze added.In addition to infrastructural and multimedia solutions that are planned to be introduced in the Kornati National Park, educational content for visitors and the local public will be introduced, as well as the organization of symposia. Additional educational value will be achieved by networking parks near the Kornati National Park, but also by valorizing the natural heritage using new technologies that monitor the condition of olives and potential changes in order to educate nature conservationists / olive owners about their condition.Related news:DRY WALL CONFIRMED AS CULTURALLY GOOD!DRY WALL CANDIDATED FOR UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGElast_img read more

Hotel Slavonija in Vinkovci, after renovation, is categorized with three stars, and new investments of millions are announced

first_imgHotel Slavonija in Vinkovci, after renovation, is categorized with three stars, and the construction of a new hotel of a higher category, congress center and wellness center has been announced.The cult city place, the symbol of the city and the first association for a hotel in Vinkovci is certainly Hotel Slavonija, which, just after many years of renovation, received a three-star categorization.By the way, Hotel Slavonija is an archeological site of the Orion calendar, the oldest European calendar, which prof. Alexander Durman found it in archeological excavations in 1978 during the construction of the hotel. The glorious and status place of all the city’s business-diplomatic and social events after the war, with a lack of maintenance, experienced a downward trajectory of business. The Vinkovci-based company GEM doo, which also owns the Gem Hotel under the management of Ivan Cvitković (the first private hotel in Vukovar-Srijem County), bought the abandoned Slavonija Hotel in 2011, at a stage when it had lost its hotel category.Admittedly, the hotel is decorated according to higher standards, but due to the impossibility of expanding the rooms, ie the element of the room area, three stars is the maximum categorization. “The furnishing of the hotel is guided by the policy of the best quality, so the hotel in a large number of segments offers a higher standard than the three-star category, and Slavonian buffet breakfast with food from local families is rated the best in Croatia by guests.” points out the director of the hotel, Kristina Dukanović.Hotel Slavonija consists of a hotel building and a hotel annex, while the hotel capacity is 89 rooms, and the hotel annex has 19 multi-bed rooms – the total hotel capacity is 240 beds. The congress center was renovated and expanded, consisting of 5 halls with accompanying facilities: hall 240 seats, hall 100 seats, hall 70 seats, hall 40 seats, party hall, congress reception, offices for organizers, space for exhibitors and sponsors; ceremonial hall for weddings and banquets 250 seats, restaurant and lounge bar, souvenir shop. “The renovation of the Slavonija Hotel itself has so far cost around HRK 16.000.000,00, it was financed with its own funds without a loan, and local suppliers and contractors were selected for the renovation, and the highest quality Croatian products and materials were used for everything possible. ” Dukanovic pointed out.In the period 2011-2017. the hotel was strategically and thoroughly renovated from the basement to the roof, electrical installations, plumbing were replaced, a new air conditioning system was installed, various formwork was removed from the walls, new carpentry was installed, bathrooms were generally renovated with new installations, tiles and toilets, rooms furnished with new beds and wellness with medical anti-allergy mattresses, LCD TV 81 cm, minibars, renovated stairs, reception, halls, cloakrooms, guest toilets, kitchen, warehouses, congress hall, restaurant and other accompanying facilities.How nice to hear that local suppliers have been selected to renovate the hotel, as well as most of the domestic hotel decorating equipment, from mattresses to furniture. We need such investors, investors who respect the domestic economy.New investment announced – new 4 * hotel, wellness center and congress hall to be built / Main focus on congress tourismBut this is not the end of the successful Slavonian and continental tourist story. On the contrary, after the complete renovation of the Hotel Slavonia, the company Gem doo announces new investments – the construction of a new 4 * hotel and a congress hall. “We are currently in the process of developing a conceptual solution for upgrading the new block of hotels Slavonija, which will contain 4.200-2 new rooms of category 30 * on approximately 40 m4, a new congress center with a capacity of approximately 400 seats with the most modern congress infrastructure in the region. center”Dukanovic points out.Target group i core business business of hotel Slavonija is MICE tourism. In 2017, a number of successful congresses, conferences and seminars were held at the Hotel Slavonija. And as people and services are most important in tourism, so for the success of the hotel, a professional hotel team has been educated and formed that can respond to the challenges of MICE tourism.  “We are proud of the excellent teams of our hotels and the fact that the best workers choose us as an employer. We will continuously invest in education and create stimulating working and professional development conditions. He says hotel director Kristina Dukanović, who is also the holder of the CCMEP certificate (Certified Croatian Meetings and Events Professional) at HUPKT (Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionals).In addition, the plan is to arrange another hotel Gem, which is located at the exit from Vinkovci to Vukovar, and functions as a business hotel and supplemented by sports and recreational facilities: two clay tennis courts, indoor tennis hall, fitness room, steam bath, gym for meetings, a table tennis and darts room, and plans to expand the capacity of the Gem Hotel are also active.  “We want to turn Vinkovci into a regional leader of MICE tourism with a Slavonian signature, nationally position it as an attractive MICE destination, work with quality, autochthonous and recognizable 365 days a year. We find a competitive advantage in the amount of existing accommodation capacity and transport connections. With the synergy of the capacity of hotels Slavonija and Gem, we offer accommodation for 350 people, along with other hotels in the city with a short distance from each other, we can already offer the market quality accommodation for more than 600 people”Dukanovic emphasizes.Of course, the hotel is not a motive for arrival but a quality, diverse and authentic content of the tourist destination, and all these and other investments in tourist infrastructure should be accompanied by the destination, ie those in charge of developing the tourist destination. “We expect strong support for tourist investments in Slavonia by the Ministry of Tourism, CNTB, Vukovar-Srijem County, City of Vinkovci, Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, Vinkovci City Tourist Board and county and city development agencies. We expect that the Tourist Board of the City of Vinkovci, with the support of the Tourist Board of the County, will be transformed into a real destination management company and position Vinkovci on the national and foreign tourist market. There are local investors, but support to entrepreneurs in Slavonia is declarative, insufficient and not stimulating. ” concludes Dukanović.last_img read more

An extended session of the Tourism Professional Group of ŽK Vukovar was held

first_imgAn extended session of the Tourism Professional Group was held on March 20 in ŽK Vukovar. On behalf of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Željko Božić, President of the Council of the Tourism Professional Group, greeted those present and informed those present about the organization of the Continental Tourism Forum for this year. The Eighth Tourist Forum of Continental Tourism will be held on October 3rd and 4th in Vukovar on the topic of cultural and religious tourism. Attendees are invited to get involved in any way that suits them. The goal of the forum is to connect experts and that such gatherings serve to promote this area.The Simply the best award in 2017 from the area of ​​Vukovar-Srijem County was given to the Kunjevci Hunting Lodge and the Museum of Vučedol Culture. Damir Dekanić, the manager from the Vinkovci Forest Administration, greeted those present, who presented the Hunting Lodge and announced additional investments in the facility. From the Museum of Vučedol Culture, Mirela Hutinec, the director of the museum, addressed the audience, who introduced the audience to the past, present work and future of the museum. (presentation is attached)The Danube Hotel from Ilok, which received a Michelin recommendation for the best price-quality ratio, and the Vukovar City Museum, which also received the Simply the best award last year, were also praised at the session.Development plan of the Museum of Vučedol CultureMarija Budimir, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism and Culture, said something more about the 1st International Conference on Equestrian Tourism on behalf of Vukovar-Srijem County. The conference is scheduled for October 13th. There are 42 equestrian associations in our county, of which only a few are engaged in tourism. She invited those present to get involved as visitors and use the potential we have in our area. Ivan Marijanović, director of ŽK Vukovar, briefly presented the study Analysis of the impact of the VAT rate on the competitiveness of accommodation and catering in Croatia, which analyzed three scenarios of taxation of tourism in Croatia (VAT on accommodation services 10%, VAT on accommodation services and service 8% and VAT on accommodation services 13%, and on food and beverage services 25%). The analysis found that the application of current VAT rates from an economic point of view over a period of five years has a negative effect, through less investment, accommodation capacity and employees in the hospitality industry.The meeting announced the Academy of Earth and Hand – a project of nurturing and preserving Ilok’s cultural heritage, which is being implemented from 6 to 10 June. There was also talk of the upcoming Health Fair, whose theme this year is Communications. Therefore, as part of the health fair, workshops will be held for hoteliers on writing reports and announcements between journalists and hoteliers. Attendees are asked if they have suggestions for topics for education / workshops in the tourism sector to submit them to ŽK Vukovar. It was also agreed that a working meeting on development measures and the Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem project would be held.Barbara Didović from ŽK Vukovar announced the Buy Croatian campaign in Vukovar, Rijeka, Zagreb and Bjelovar and pointed out the specialized form of the Croatian Product for Croatian Tourism campaign, which will be held on November 6 and 7 in Zagreb, to which she invited those present.Jozo Gale from the Association of Chefs of Vukovar-Srijem County announced a project of a mobile kitchen as a protection of nature and the environment, as part of the health fair. The chefs will prepare indigenous specialties in the mobile kitchen on the square in Vinkovci on April 19, which citizens will be able to taste on the spot.Side dish: VUČEDOL NEW MUSEUM CONCEPT AT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITElast_img read more

Education to raise the quality of bike & bed accommodation services in Istria – Istria Bike & Bed day

first_imgSince 2012, the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County has been encouraging the development of active and outdoor tourism in cooperation with the Istra Bike DMC department established within the Istrian Development Tourist Agency, IRTA doo, the Istrian County Tourist Board and the largest hotel and tourist companies operating in the area. Istria.The fruit of this cooperation is also a project Istria Bike & Bed initiated by the County of Istria and the Istrian Development Tourism Agency primarily to diversify private accommodation and raise the quality of services and content intended for cyclists, as one of the fastest growing segments of tourism demand and cycling in general, as a form of mobility. Istra Bike & Bed is a system of accommodation facilities specialized for the reception of cyclists (cyclists). For this type of service, it is necessary to provide specific services that this type of guests requires. In addition, such a system is connected with all other services provided to cyclists in Istria (trails, bicycle guides, the provision of professional services such as rental, service, transportation, participation in events, etc.).There are currently a total of 92 Bike & Bed facilities in Istria, of which 67 are small private Bike & Bed facilities, 13 Bike hotels and 12 Butique Bike hotels, which are classified into four categories: Bike & Bed, Bike hotels, Bike camps and Boutique bike hotels.The first Istria Bike & Bed day Precisely with the aim of promoting and educating the bike & bed service among the hosts in the family accommodation IRTA and the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County are organizing the first “Istria Bike & Bed Day” which will be held June 15, 2018 starting at 10:00 am at the Memorial House in Pazin.”Istra Bike & Bed Day” is designed as an education to raise the quality of bike & bed accommodation services in the current Istra Bike & Bed facilities as well as those that are yet to become. Lectures will be given by Istra Bike & Bed consultants and specialists, as well as private landlords who have been identified in Istra Bike & Bed accommodation as examples of good practice. After the trainings, there will be a ceremonial distribution of Istra Bike & Bed solutions and boards. PROGRAMME Istria Bike & Bed daylast_img read more