Kvarner Tourist Board: With the development of cycling tourism, we are systematically working on branding Kvarner as an outdoor destination

first_imgHowever, in addition to adapted accommodation, organized bicycle tours around the islands will also be offered. “Through the project of branding family accommodation with the Kvarner Family quality label implemented by the Kvarner Tourist Board, specialized Bike Friendly and Hike Friendly labels have been introduced for accommodation that is adapted to accommodate cyclists and guests hiking or mountaineering. Through a system of special criteria, it is possible for family accommodation to specialize and adapt to this special, growing market segment. ” emphasize from the Kvarner Tourist Board and add that currently almost 50 family households are holders of the Bike Friendly label or the Hike Friendly label. The primary steps in the development of cycling tourism are the further development of cycling routes as well as accommodation offers marked “Kvarner Family – Bike Friendly”. Also, bicycle routes will be systematically marked and connected, and trainings for bike guides will be organized. “Strategic Plan for the Development of Tourism of Kvarner with the Strategic and Operational Marketing Plan 2016-2020” defines sports tourism as a very important sub-branch in the further development of Kvarner. The Kvarner Tourist Board in cooperation with the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has started drafting an “Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism in Kvarner”, and the plan is currently under public discussion, followed by adoption, according to the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The quality of infrastructure, but also the beauty of the Kvarner region perfectly complement the globally spread trend of recreational sports. It is estimated that there are more than 60 million active cyclists in Europe, but also that the number of bicycle trips will increase by more than 10 percent in the next ten years. The Kvarner Tourist Board is actively working on developing an outdoor offer that becomes one of the key elements for making plans. extension of the tourist season. On the promotional side, the plan is to organize and support events that are a form of promotion and raising the profile of the region as a cycling destination, but also promoting the destination through various advertising platforms such as online, offline, out-of-home and the like, explained the Kvarner Tourist Board. Photo: Kvarner.hr Photo: TZ Kvarner Given that guests register as “guests”, it is not possible to see from the statistics how many of them are cyclists, but the increase in cyclists in the Kvarner area (according to various studies) is about 20% per year. Thus, for example, according to the data from the eVisitor information system, it is evident that the number of overnight stays during outdoor events in the Kvarner area is growing from year to year. Given that most outdoor events take place in the pre- and post-season, this increase is most visible in that period. Today, the offer of activities in nature is becoming one of the key elements for creating programs that can extend the tourist season at the destination.“They point out from the Kvarner Tourist Board. In addition to family accommodation, there are several specialized Bike Friendly hotels, camps and hostels in Kvarner today. “Cyclists have the possibility of transport by ferry and train, then the possibility of renting bicycles, hiring licensed bike guides, and several bicycle services throughout Kvarner, local travel agencies organize and offer themed bike tours and group bike guides, organized “Island hopping tours” on the Kvarner islands as well as specialized cruise and bike cruising. ” conclude from the Kvarner Tourist Board. As the number of cyclists in Kvarner is continuously growing every year, the figures themselves show very well. In 2018, 3.044.067 arrivals were realized in Kvarner, which is 4% more than in 2017. In order for cycling tourism to continue to develop successfully, it is important to work on accommodation that provides family bike services. The Kvarner Tourist Board emphasizes that this is also part of the strategic plan. “In the Kvarner area, there are more than 2.500 km of marked hiking and biking trails, the promotion of which is being systematically worked on. In addition to the promotion of trails, we are also working on the promotion of events, and that is why the Kvarner Tourist Board has been providing special support to the organization of large outdoor events, which mostly take place in the pre- or postseason. Through such large international events, in which the world’s best teams / individuals participate, strong media coverage is ensured through live television broadcasts, reports and announcements. And so the spectators, as well as the participants and organizational teams themselves have the opportunity to get to know the whole region”, Said the Kvarner Tourist Board, adding that by hosting and supporting events of world importance, in which European or world champions participate, because the recreational athlete gets the opportunity to go the same way and compare their capabilities and time with the time of the world champion. “This creates the motivation to progress and re-pass the path after a certain time.“Emphasize from the Kvarner Tourist Board. The Kvarner region seems to have taken the development potential of cycling tourism quite seriously, which is very commendable. The beauty of nature and excellent conditions for arranging bike paths are an ideal opportunity to attract active tourists eager for cycling and adventure. The Kvarner region has been developing quite successfully into an outdoor tourist destination in the last few years. If we also take into account the growing global trends of recreational sports tourism, this is an opportunity not to be missed.last_img read more

Ighalo inspired to hear Watford Fans cheering with his name

first_img The Nigerian described the moment at Old Trafford as “special”. Ighalo scored 40 goals in 100 appearances for the Hornets before departing for Changchun Yatai in China and was given a warm reception by the travelling fans. After signing for United on the last day of the January transfer window, he made his home debut against his former club and almost scored late on following a defensive mistake.Advertisement Loading… Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, was motivated last Sunday after hearing Watford fans cheering with his name. Speaking after the match, he spoke about his affection for Watford and said he hopes they can avoid relegation this season. “It’s always special to hear the Watford fans sing your name because they know what I’ve done for them in the past when I was there,” he said. “They are always in my heart and I love them for that. Read Also:Odion Ighalo to work towards Man Utd stay plans “My wish is for them to keep fighting to remain in the Premier League because I know they have a good team, they are good people, it’s a family club and they have a good owner and I just wish them all the very best to remain in the Premier League.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Messi releases limited edition Budweiser beer

first_img At this point the advert shows the Argentine magician unleashing a freekick in the net at the Nou Camp. Then the scene flashes to Budweiser’s new drink, entitled “Messi, king of football”. The ad references all the way back to when he was a young man arriving at Barcelona, critiqued for being too small, to the events of this summer when he planned to leave. Messi captions the video: “Thank you Budweiser for your trust. We never give up on greatness.” It has already clocked up just shy of two million views in the space of just a couple of hours. Messi announced a partnership with the German beer firm only days earlier. It joins his long list of other company endorsements, including Adidas, Lays, Mastercard, watchmaker Jacob & Co and Qatar-based telecom company Ooredo. read also:‘Messi needed a professional, not his father’ According to Business Insider, Messi said: “I’m excited to partner with Budweiser to share my journey that was based on a determination to be the best player I can be. “Day after day, year after year, it took sacrifice and hard work to reach my dreams. “Hopefully fans around the world will find inspiration in my story to commit to their craft and never give up on greatness, no matter how hard the journey.” With the 33-year-old set to stay at his club, reports suggest many of his teammates could be off with new boss Ronald Koeman keen to rebuild. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes20 Celebs With Surprising Hidden Talents And SkillsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appearedcenter_img Barcelona wantaway Lionel Messi has released a limited edition Budweiser beer – which comes with an ad referencing his botched transfer move. The footballing superstar has been forced to stay put after his attempts to leave Spain fell through. He was left embarrassed after Barca’s 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. Now a new Budweiser beer with his name on the label has been released – and the 44-second ad includes cheeky references to recent events, including an appeal to fans to “never give up on greatness”. The beer will have a limited edition bottle branded after the six-time Ballon d’Or award. And with Messi releasing the advert on his Instagram, it could be seen by many of his many 167 million followers. Flashing up on a black background, the advert says: “They said moving to Spain at 13 would break him. “They said he was too small. “Now they say he’s grown too big. They say he’s stopped loving the city.” This appears in reference to some fans’ reaction after news broke that Messi wanted leave the club. The advert continues: “They say his heart’s not in it. They say the dynasty is over. “They say his greatness is gone. “So what does he say?”last_img read more

AnnaMarie Gatti throws complete-game shutout to cap off Syracuse’s doubleheader sweep of Niagara

first_imgWith a constant drizzle, whipping wind and temperatures teetering around 35 degrees, Syracuse players were bundled in long-sleeve undershirts and coats in the dugouts.Despite the dismal weather conditions, sophomore pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti threw her best game of the season, giving up just one hit in seven shutout innings against Niagara. She didn’t walk a single batter and only allowed two to reach base in the second game of the doubleheader Wednesday afternoon.“I grew up in this weather,” Gatti said. “I’m used to this, and I’m comfortable pitching in this kind of weather.”After the pitching duo of Jocelyn Cater and Sydney O’Hara handled the Purple Eagles (2-12) for a 7-1 win in Game 1, Gatti carried the Orange (14-14, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) to a 5-0 victory in the second game of the afternoon.Gatti started the game with five three-up, three-down innings, and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said that Gatti’s drop ball was working exceptionally well, and her control was right where it should be.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Gatti’s been) putting the ball where she wants to and commanding the games in situations where there was stress,” Bosch said. “She’s really come a long way since she was a freshman.”The SU coaches teach pitchers to approach every batter differently and it came in handy on Wednesday, since Niagara shifted players in and out between games one and two and pinch hit several times in the latter innings of the second game.Even so, while Gatti’s approach to every hitter may have been different Wednesday, the outcome was almost always the same. The sophomore rarely took a batter deeper than five pitches and she let just one ball reach the outfield the entire game.“At the end of the day, she has a certain repertoire that she’s going to have to have,” Bosch said, “And as long as she can make it work, she’s pretty tough to hit.”After throwing against a Florida State team ranked No. 10 in the country, Gatti knew that Wednesday’s scouting report was much different. She knew that the Niagara hitters weren’t going to be overpowering at the plate, but she still had to be sharp on the mound.“(Non-conference games) are practices for us,” Gatti said, “So instead of reading what’s across their chest, just attack each batter like you would attack any other team.”Catcher Hannah Dossett was consistent for the Orange behind the plate, helping back up Gatti’s stellar outing. She doesn’t call the pitches, but it’s her job to make them look good.“I try to frame (pitches) for each batter,” Dossett said. “Some of them stand closer to the plate, some of them stand off the plate, so I try to work with that.”For Gatti, the 2016 season has been a sharp contrast to what she went through in 2015. Her 2.63 ERA this season is much better than her 8.67 mark from last season, and she has pitched in almost four times as many innings this season as she did last.Bosch said that Gatti’s performance Wednesday showed the improvements she has made from last year and how she’s moved up as one of the Orange’s top options in the circle.“Her drop ball is obviously going down more, velocity is back up, and she’s controlling more,” Bosch said. “That’s her type of game, and that’s what we want to get out of her; you saw the results.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more

Liverpool Target Virgil van Dijk Left Out Of Southampton’s Pre-Season Squad

first_imgSouthampton pre-season camp squad.Fraser Forster, Stuart Taylor, Paulo Gazzaniga, Maya Yoshida, Florin Gardos, Jan Bednarek, Sam McQueen, Alfie Jones, Matt Targett, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Stephens, Will Wood, Jérémy Pied, Jordy Clasie, Steven Davis, Dušan Tadić, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Sofiane Boufal, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Shane Long, Charlie Austin, Sam Gallagher, Manolo Gabbiadini.RelatedLiverpool-bound Van Dijk Pens Emotional Letter To Southampton FansDecember 27, 2017In “England”Dutch Star Hints At Premier League Exit After ‘Messy’ Transfer SagaOctober 3, 2017In “England”Bronze, Rapinoe, van Dijk, Messi, Ronaldo, Named As FIFA Best Awards FinalistsSeptember 2, 2019In “FIFA” Dutch defender, Virgil van Dijk has been left out of Southampton’s squad for a pre-season camp in France.van Dijk, who told Southampton’s manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, he wants to leave the club, have been asked to train alone since returning from summer break, until his transfer issues are resolved. The 26-year-old defender was the centre of controversy between Liverpool and Southampton last month, with the Saints complaining to the Premier League over Liverpool’s approach, forcing Liverpool to withdraw their pursuit and apologise publicly.last_img read more