Amendments to the tourist regulations at a public hearing by March 1st

first_imgThe new Minister of Tourism, Anton Kliman, immediately got a job without waiting for the famous 100 days, which is more than a commendable and honestly unusual phenomenon on our political scene. One of the ministers first statements was that one of the main goals is to reduce VAT on hotel accommodation as Croatia currently with 13 percent VAT on hotel services is certainly not a competitor, both in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. To illustrate, Italy, Spain and France have a VAT rate of 10 percent, Slovenia 9,5 percent, Montenegro and Malta 7 percent, Portugal and Malta 7 percent, and Greece only 5 percent.That the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman is serious, is evidenced by the proactivity and the website of the Ministry of Tourism published proposals for amendments to four regulations in order to improve the accommodation offer in the tourism sector and it is open public consultation about them that will run until March 1, 2016.”Over the past week, we have been discussing in the course what amendments should be made to the new regulations in order for hotels, camps, family farms and other accommodation facilities to improve their business. According to the proposed changes, those obstacles that exist in business, which in practice have been shown to hinder the development of quality, would be removed. The aim of the proposed changes is to improve business in the market, facilitate the activities of tourism workers and adapt to market needs. The ordinances will be in public discussion for the next 30 days, so we invite the tourism sector, professional associations and all employees in tourism to send us their proposals in order to fully improve the business.”Pointed out the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman.In hotels, instead of the current obligation to meet all standards for a particular category, it is proposed to meet one part of the mandatory standards, and in the long part to meet the electoral standards that are scored.”Some of the major changes are the introduction of the concept of glamping equipment and the definition of mobile homes and dormitories (cottages). Glamping equipment will be any type of equipment that provides a standard higher than usual (eg tent with bathroom) which is spatially placed in an unusual way (pillars, wood, water, rock and so on), in the type of “camp”, reception other facilities cannot be found in containers, except for the lowest category, the standards for a 5-star camp have been strengthened, ie the number of required family bathrooms, washing machine, children’s toilet has been increased. The commercial term “resort” and a new type – “camping rest area” are also introduced”, Said Zeljko Cvrtila, head of the Sector for Quality Management.As for “other facilities”, in bathrooms it will no longer be mandatory when for 5 stars, in hostels and similar facilities will not need a nightstand, bedside lamp and table with chair. For family farms, the room in the category marked with two “suns” will have their own toilets, and no longer common as it has been so far, the provision on the minimum height of the room is abolished, it remains only prescribed that the guest must be undisturbed, move safely and comfortably. It will not be necessary for household members to undergo an examination and obtain a health certificate, which has been the subject of discussions in recent years.Be sure to get in touch public debate, this is a democratic tool to change, act and propose your reasoned proposals. We sincerely hope that the new amendments to the law will contribute to the improvement of the tourism sector, and that this is only the first proactive move in a series of Minister Anton Kliman because we have to deal with tourism, not that it happens to us.Source: The ministry of tourismlast_img read more


first_imgAustralia: Hamersley Iron has taken delivery of 132 iron ore wagons from Bradken; 106 more will arrive in February. Goninan is currently commissioning three General Electric Dash-9 locos at Dampier.Brazil: CPTM has begun preliminary studies for a US$200m privately-financed rail link between São Paulo and Guarulhos Airport, 4 km north of the Roosevelt – Calmon Viana route.Canada: Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has been instructed to sell off its Toronto – Cochrane Northlander passenger train as part of a restructuring announced on December 13. The move follows a study by KPMG, which recommended breaking up ONTC.Estonia: The government has decided to end all long-distance passenger services on the national network. Tenders to run the services, currently operated by Edelaraudtee, failed as the 60m kroon subsidy available was considered too low by new owner GB Railways. From February 28 the routes will be served by buses. France: SNCF has begun to relocate its Traction & Rolling Stock Division comprising 250 staff from Paris to Le Mans. By 2003, SNCF will have moved 1200 staff from the capital.Germany: DB Cargo is to install GPS-based tracking equipment on 13000 wagons over the next two years at a cost of DM25m. Hungary: Electric services began running on MAV’s Szekesfehervar – Szombathely line on December 11, following a three-year wiring programme by Italy’s Compagnia Generale Costruzioni SpA and Siemens.MAV officially opened its modernised Zahony freight terminal on the Ukrainian border on December 6. The EU provided 10m euros towards the work.International: A weekly through train from Toshkent to Tehran began running on January 11, with a through portion to Dushanbe in Tajikistan attached and detached at Chardzhou. The train runs via the border crossing at Sarakhs, where gauge changing takes 2h. Journey time from Dushanbe to Tehran is 55 h 15min, according to the Tajik Railways’ Passenger Director Karimjon Muminov.The 11 countries involved in the EU-funded Traceca programme – which approved a unified tariff structure in January for traffic moving via the trans-Caucasus corridor and central Asia – have proposed the formation of an international railway association. Members would be Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.Israel: IR carried 13 million passengers during 2000, a 46% increase on 1999. Passenger services between Rehovot, Yavne and Ashdod were reintroduced on December 20, and double-deck trains will arrive in June 2001. Construction has started on a privately-funded station serving the Lev Ha Mifratz shopping area near Haifa.New Zealand: Tranz Rail has allocated NZ$16·5m towards moving its headquarters from Wellington to a business park at Takapuna, near Auckland, and redundancy costs for the current outsourcing programme. Headquarters staffing will be reduced from 400 to around 100.Auckland City Council has approved new plans for a NZ$194m transport interchange, incorporating a sub-surface terminal station and the historic Chief Post Office building. It would link with the trams proposed for Queens Street, and cross-harbour ferries.Spain: Bids have been invited for signalling work on the Las Palmas – Oropesa cut-off on the Valencia – Tarragona route, which is to have a top speed of 220 km/h. Tracklaying and electrification are currently in progress.With a budget of Pts500m, the Ministry of Development has put out to tender design work for upgrading the Zaragoza – Teruel route for 160 km/h. The project includes track relaying and new alignments for some route sections to achieve a 1h 05min journey time.Renfe’s Freight business unit has joined wagon leasing companies Saltra, Ivexa and Tranfesa to form the Cererail pool of 1056 grain wagons. The partners hope to reduce wagon cycle times which are currently averaging 24days.Sri Lanka: Pakistan Railways has supplied 40 Lahore-built covered bogie freight wagons to SLR at a cost of US$3m, funded by part of US$5m of credit provided to Colombo by Pakistan.USA: As part of its debt reduction strategy, RailAmerica sold its 26·5% stake in Quebec Railway Corp and its interest in Ontario L’Orignal Railway on December 26. Three days later, Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad was sold to Ohio Central for $7·7m. On January 4 RailAmerica announced the sale of the 83·7 km South Central Tennessee Railroad, and 115·8 route-km in Illinois, for a total of $6·4m.Fire safety measures in the tunnels leading to New York’s Pennsylvania station have been criticised by federal transport inspectors. Bringing the tunnels up to modern standards has been repeatedly delayed due to the very high costs, now estimated at $898m.last_img read more

The Breakdown with Sam FM: watch LIVE!

first_imgIn episode five, Downsy is joined in the studio by head coach Pat Lam and assistant coach Conor McPhillips for a christmas special edition.You can watch live from 7.30pm on our Facebook page here: in and one viewer will receive a signed ball with the winner announced LIVE during the broadcast.The December edition of The Breakdown will be available to download on Friday, 22 December.You can listen via the Sam FM website, or by downloading and subscribing for free on iTunes.last_img

Ze Maria unfazed moving top of the table

first_img“It is important for the players and their confidence but for me, it is not very important to be on top now. It will be important for me if on the last day of the league we are on top. We need to continue in this way improving and playing well in each game,” Ferreira said after the win over Chemelil.Timothy Otieno and Kenneth Muguna scored in the first half as Gor moved to 22 points on the log, same as Posta Rangers but with a superior goal aggregate.The result saw Chemelil suffer the biggest loss this season and head coach Juma Abdallah blamed it on nervousness in the opening half.“It is like my players approached the match with some fear and that is why Gor punished us. In the second half when we talked about it and calmed down, we played better,” Juma whose side dropped to eighth after the loss said.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with a Chemelil Sugar opponent in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyFerreira had made two changes in his team, resting Karim Nizigiyimana and Harun Shakava to give playing time to Joash Onyango and Innocent Wafula with efforts aimed at mitigating the effects of fatigue with another tie beckoning over the weekend.Otieno opened the scores for K’Ogalo in the 12th minute after racing to a through pass from George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo who had won the ball in midfield off Faraj Ominde.In the process, Otieno who also scored in last weekend’s Mashemeji Derby picked up an injury and had to be substituted for Oliver Maloba in the 36th minute.Gor were faster off the blocks, picking up from where they left in their 3-0 win over AFC Leopards. Just before Otieno’s goal, Godfrey Walusimbi had a 10th minute freekick go inches wide.The 15-time champions doubled their tally five minutes to the break when Muguna scored his second goal in Gor colors with an easy tap in after Chemelil keeper Jairus Adira had spilled a shot from Wafula.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, May 10 –Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira is unfazed despite his side reclaiming the apex of the Kenyan Premier League standings after beating Chemelil Sugar 2-0 at the Thika Stadium on Wednesday.The Brazilian coach is nonetheless focusing on the next match against Nzoia Sugar, hoping his side can keep on the momentum and maintain their position on top till the final day of the season.last_img read more