Apart from the excellent opportunity for the promotion and branding of our country, both economically and through tourism, the EU presidency also brings various congresses to be held in Croatia. This is one of the reasons why the General Assembly discussed the future of tourism development and its legislative framework in the EU, as well as the lack of manpower and the future of accommodation in new tourism business models. “Croatia has become one of the key European destinations. Its recent presidency of the European Union and its importance in the tourism market will undoubtedly position the country as one of the most important stakeholders on the road to sustainable tourism.”, Said Jens Zimmer Christensen, President of the European Hotel and Hospitality Association (HOTREC). One of them is the holding of the General Assembly of HOTREC in Croatia. Thus, representatives of leading European hoteliers and caterers from 31 countries, members HOTRECto meet in Dubrovnik from 16 to 18 October at the 79th General Assembly, hosted by the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association (UPUHH). The hotel and catering industry, together with other tourism industries, is the third largest European industry, employing more than 11,9 million people within the European Union alone. For the first time, Croatia will take over the presidency of the European Union from January to June 2020. “Tourism here, as in the whole of Croatia and Europe, faces numerous challenges that can only be solved with a common approach. Our sector is open to sharing knowledge, experience and good practice with decision makers in order to build a path to future success together.”, Said on behalf of the host Veljko Ostojic, president of UPUHH. On the other hand, the Hospitality and Catering industry numbers about two million entrepreneurs in Europe, of which 99,5 percent are small and medium-sized, with micro-entrepreneurs, employing less than 10 employees, as many as 91 percent. “Our tourism policy is focused on responsible and sustainable tourism. In this direction, we have adopted a new package of tourism laws, which were praised by the UNWTO Secretary General, assessing them as an example for other countries. We are establishing a system of sustainable tourism with the functioning of a system based on the system of destination management, which gives us a framework for better positioning and maintaining the competitiveness of Croatian tourism in the world. Our Government has recognized the important role of tourism in the overall economy, and from 2020 the VAT on food in the hospitality industry will be reduced to 13 percent, which the hospitality sector has already welcomed, announcing that this will create conditions for new investments and increase wages.”, said Frano Matusic Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism.
Running the Donegal senior GAA team isn’t cheap.But Jim McGuinness has proven we can beat the best in the country. Now fans have the chance to play their part as the team prepare to keep the Sam Maguire Cup in Donegal and remain as All-Ireland champions.The county will be awash with green and gold on Friday the 24th of May as schools and businesses from tip to toe of the county are asked to don their Donegal jersey for a day in support of the 2013 Donegal GAA Senior Football Team Training Fund.Schools, companies, colleges, clubs and organisations are invited to join in on this county-wide event to add a splash of colour and fun to raising much needed funds for the sporting season ahead.Participants are asked to donate €2 to take part in what will be a great day enjoyed by all ages. “Donning your Donegal jersey for the day will be a great show of community support for Jim and the boys as they prepare for the Championship season ahead,” says County Chairman Sean Dunnion.“All donations made to the training fund will be greatly appreciated. So we invite you to ditch your shirt and tie for a day and share your true county colours with your fellow classmates, colleagues, family and friends”Alternatively if Friday May 24th does not suit, we ask organisations to host a ‘Wear Your County Colours Day’ at a more convenient date before the end of the month.For more information please contact Grace Boyle on 0868032954 or Cieran Kelly on 0872450505. THE BUCK STARTS HERE TO KEEP SAM IN DONEGAL! was last modified: May 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal GAAJersey dayJim McGuinness