Revenues from tourism are up 11,6 percent

first_imgAccording to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in the first half of 2017, revenues from tourism amounted to 2 billion and 728 million euros, which is an increase of 2 percent compared to the same period last year (443 billion and 11,6 million euros) , or 285 million euros.In the second quarter, ie April, May and June 2017, revenues from tourism amounted to 2 billion and 332 million euros, which compared to the same period last year (2 billion and 56 million euros) represents an increase of 13,4 percent and growth of 276 million. “Revenues from foreign guests in the first half of the year are an indicator of how important the pre-season is for Croatian tourism and how it can stimulate the entire Croatian economy. Numerous new airlines have certainly made a great contribution to these results. In order to enable the development of year-round tourism, we want to further position Croatia as an air destination and I am sure that in this regard, in the first half of next tourist year, the results of our previous activities will be shown.”Minister Cappelli pointed out.The share of revenues from travel – tourism in total GDP in current prices in the first half of 1 was 2017 percent, which compared to the same period in 12 represents an increase in the share of 2016 percentage points. The share of revenues from travel – tourism in the second quarter was 0,7 percent, which is an increase of 19,5 percentage points compared to the same period last year.last_img read more

Bacolod City forms nCoV task force

first_imgLeonardia also directed the 61 villages,public and private schools, and all business establishments to prepareeducation and information dissemination campaigns on how to prevent the spreadof the virus.   He required the task force to update himregularly on its plans and actions. Leonardia sought collaboration withother government agencies and/or offices, private entities, and non-governmentorganizations in combating the new health menace.  “Assess and ensure the preparedness ofthe city’s public and private hospitals to handle a positive case and to immediatelyset up isolation measures,” he added. They are joined by the heads andrepresentatives of the Bacolod City Police Office, Department of the Interiorand Local Government, Bureau of Quarantine, Corazon Locsin Montelibano MemorialRegional Hospital, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Education,Bureau of Immigration, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, PhilippinePorts Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, Land Transportation Office, and Hoteland Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental, among others. (With areport from PNA/PN) After issuing the directive, the mayor metwith officials of the 61 barangays at the MassKara Hall of the New GovernmentCenter to discuss the city’s actions regarding the entry of nCoV into thePhilippines.  The task force members includeCouncilors Dindo Ramos and Lady Gles Pallen, president of the Liga ng mgaBarangay.center_img He cited reports stating that as ofFriday, a total of 9,720 persons in China have been infected with nCoV, and 213have died. A total of 80 Chinese nationals have tested positive for the virusoutside China, including one in the Philippines.  He ordered the task force to create astandard protocol in dealing with the threat of nCoV and coordinate with thenational and local crisis management committees in addressing the epidemic. “There is an urgent need to create atask force dedicated to properly address this rapidly emerging health threat,” saidLeonardia. Leonardia designated Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran as task force chairperson, with Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of theCity Council committee on health, and Dr. Ma. Carmela Gensoli, city healthofficer, as vice chairpersons. BACOLOD City – Amid the growing threat of novel coronavirus, Mayor EvelioLeonardia issued an executive order (EO) creating an inter-agency task forceagainst the virus, also known as 2019-nCoV.last_img read more