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The new organizational structure of the Croatian National Tourist Board was adopted

first_imgThe 30th session of the CNTB Tourist Council was held, at which the members of the council adopted a new one Ordinance on the organizational structure of the CNTB Head Office and job systematization, but also other important activities and projects in the field of marketing and advertising.Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić emphasized the importance of reorganizing the work and activities of the Croatian Tourist Board, which, as he said, was necessary to monitor new trends and increase the efficiency of promotional activities in foreign emitting markets. “The existing organizational structure is several years old, and new times and new business trends require the definition of new frameworks for action. Our goal is to be more efficient, more proactive and ultimately more competitive, which is a prerequisite for the continued growth of Croatian tourism. The new systematization will bring more efficient and optimal business, simpler and faster coordination of employees, and thus faster solving of tasks and meeting deadlines.”Said director Stanicic, adding that the new reorganization is the result of an analysis of the situation conducted over the past six months.A special Congress Department has been established within the CNTBThe basic changes brought by the new systematization are the establishment of five sectors, instead of the previous seven, and a special novelty is the establishment of a special Congress Department within the CNTB. Also new is the establishment of the sector for international affairs and the network of representative offices, which will contribute to even better coordination of the network of representative offices, but also stronger representation and better cooperation of the Croatian Tourist Board with world tourism organizations. “With the new systematization, we decided to unite several organizational units into one sector. Thus, we have merged the advertising sectors, the “Croatia” brand and the market research and strategic planning sector into one that will be called the strategic communications sector. This sector will also include PR and marketing activities because we believe that these are closely related activities that require better coordination, closer cooperation and synergy. Another novelty is the return of a special Congress Department within the CNTB, which will be even more focused on the further development and promotion of this important segment of the offer, which significantly affects the year-round business in tourism.”, Concluded director Staničić.In 2018, maintaining positive trendsThe members of the Tourist Board of the CNTB were presented with information on the course of the season and the situation on the markets, and Minister Cappelli announced a good tourist year. “After an extremely successful tourist year 2017, we are entering 2018 with the same goal, ie with the goal of further positioning Croatia as a year-round destination and encouraging the growth of quality and development of Croatian tourism. Positive trends in tourist traffic continued in January, which recorded double-digit growth. With a large number of new investments and activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board aimed at developing special forms of tourism, better air connectivity, I believe that we have another successful tourist year ahead in which we expect growth of about 5 posit”, said Minister Cappelli.We add that the members of the council also adopted the proposal at the session Decisions on special advertising at the Davis Cup Osijek sports event. This is an international sporting event of the Davis Cup World Group, between the tennis national teams of Croatia and Canada, which will be held in Osijek from 2 to 4 February 2018.last_img read more

Coca-Cola, Eva Water Join Okpekpe Race

first_img“Remember we are the first road race to be granted a label race in Nigeria nay West Africa which means we are the first road running event to be internationally recognised. We didn’t stop there as we also moved a step up to a silver label race and our target now is to go for gold.“A label certifies the global sporting significance of the race, the organisational quality and the compliance with relevant IAAF competition rules,” explains Amodu who restated the organisers resolve to use a gold label template to organise this year’s event in a fortnight.“Our target is to get a gold label for the race next year and the new IAAF road race rules have made it compulsory that we use the template of the label we are aspiring for in the event preceding the label. This means that this year’s race will have a gold label standard written all over it especially in terms of the quality of the elite field.”Amodu reveals Coca-Cola and Eva will be providing cash and all its products in Nigeria for the race.“We will have 350 cases of Eva Water 50cl (4,200 bottles) supplied by our latest partner. Some of these will be used along the race routes at intervals of three kilometres from the starting point,” revealed Amodu who added that 30 cases of sparkling PET 35cl (360 bottles)-Coke, Fanta, Sprite will be used to refresh the VIPS at the main venue where race ends and prize presentation holds.”Amodu added that Coca-cola and Eva will also provide ice for chilling the drinks as well as ice coolers.“They will also provide us branded ladies (15 in all) for the race. Four of them will be deployed (in pairs) along the race route at intervals of three kilometres and will be handing out Eva water to the runners as they race by. They will thereafter move to the finishing point to join the other 11 to cheer runners and also serve drinks to the Runners as well as the VIP,” Amodu explained.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Coca Cola and Eva Water will refresh athletes, officials, spectators and VIPS when the 7th edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race holds on May 25, 2019 in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.Director of Organisation for the race, Zak Amodu revealed at the weekend that Coca-Cola, and Eva Water have come on board as Refreshment Partners of the historic race.“This is a big development for us at Okpekpe to have unarguably the best soft drink and purest processed water join us as we strive to make more history for Nigeria and West Africa,” said Amodu.last_img read more

Undergraduate Student Government campaign season starts today

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government campaign season officially began at 12 a.m. today.Candidates will spend the next two weeks reaching out to students in hopes of becoming the next president or being elected to the Senate.The elections will determine the next USG president and vice president, who will run as one ticket.The elections will also determine the three Greek senators, the three commuter senators and the six residential senators for the 2011-12 school year.The three presidential tickets are sophomores Eric Burse, current president of the Black Student Assembly, and Andy Greos, USG Program Board production director; juniors Alex Fadil, the executive vice president of the judicial board of the Interfraternity Council, and Rohan Mehra, a current fraternity president; and junior Monish Tyagi, USG director of Campus Affairs, and sophomore Logan Lachman, a Greek senator.The 20 senatorial candidates include 12 Greek candidates and eight candidates vying for residential seats. The three commuter senators will be write-in candidates, so they will not be eligible for public funding or have their profiles on the USG elections website.The competition for Greek senator, a position three people ran for last year, will be more intense because of the large number of candidates.This year, the Elections Code, which sets guidelines for campaigns, added the option of public funding and altered the rules for campaign endorsements.“Last year’s election was pretty good — there weren’t any major problems so the changes we made were minimal,” said USG Elections and Recruitment Co-Chair Juan Orjuela.Presidential and Vice Presidential tickets can now be reimbursed for up to $625 of the $1,500 they are allowed to spend. Senatorial candidates can be reimbursed for up to $50 of their $300 spending limit.Organizations used to be able to endorse as many candidates as they wanted, but are now limited to one presidential ticket and three commuter, three Greek and six residential senators.Any organization can endorse one presidential ticket, but it is up to the candidates to publicize their endorsements.In past elections, the average number of votes is 4,500, but USG is aiming for 6,000 this year, Orjuela said. This would represent more than one-third of USC’s undergraduates.last_img read more

USC places 10th in Solar Decathlon competition

first_imgThe USC fluxHome returned home to USC on Monday after it placed 10th overall in the biennial Solar Decathlon competition at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif.Teamwork · The USC team provided tours for people who were interested in technical aspects or who admired the layout of the house. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanThe fluxHome placed first in appliances and third in architecture out of the 19 competing teams. The team also tied for first with all the competitors in the energy balance contest.The decathlon included teams from around the country, as well as ones from the Czech Technical University in the Czech Republic and the Vienna University of Technology in Austria.“People at the competition really enjoyed our house. They thought it was really innovative how we had a really big open area inside,” said Alec Chiu, a fifth-year architecture student who worked on the fluxHome.The fluxHome hosted a dinner for other competitors in the “flux space,” an area located in the middle of the house in front of the kitchen, with a table that could extend from 17 inches to 10 feet. The space was designed to efficiently accommodate many different activities. The entertainment room adjacent to the kitchen was also designed to be adjustable. It featured five chairs and sofas that could be rearranged into 24 different layouts.“Our house was just different in the sense that all the other schools had big back porches while ours focused on the interior of the house,” Chiu said.The team tried to create a similar effect to that of a big porch with a skylight above the flux space. Chiu said that many people were impressed with the spacious bathroom, which featured two sinks and a large bathtub and shower.People also asked a lot of questions about the fluxHome’s “green wall,” a vegetable garden on a wall next to the kitchen. This feature can be seen on several sides of the house, where one wall has mainly edible plants and herbs and another wall toward the front of the house showcases plants native to California.This was USC’s first year competing in the Solar Decathlon, and team members were generally pleased with their work. Chiu said that many times the fluxHome only differed from other homes in competitions by a few points, and some of those points were simply because of human error. For example, during the hot water test the team was not able to make the water quite hot enough because someone simply forgot to turn on the correct switch.Project Manager Justin Kang, an alumnus of the School of Architecture, said the home will sit in the south lot at USC until further decisions are made about its future. Currently, the house is split into three pieces, but looking in can provide an accurate sense of what it looked like while at the competition.During and prior to the competition, many people came out to see the innovative house. Teams at the Solar Decathlon gave tours to those who visited their house, and Chiu said many high school students also visited the fluxHome as part of a homework assignment. The School of Architecture even visited the fluxHome as a field trip, and students wrote essays on the project.Chiu said they learned that communication was really important when giving tours because some people were interested in technical aspects of the house whereas others simply admired the layout and features of the house. Brian Lee, a junior majoring in business administration, was fascinated by the sustainability of the house, for example.“Anything toward a green movement I think is a really cool movement just because with all the things that are going on in the world we are just trying to find a way to be environmentally sustainable,” Lee said.Rachel Martinelli, a first-year graduate student in architecture, used to attend school in Indiana. She said visiting the competition site helped her realize the advantages Southern California has in terms of sustainability.“Just the mindset of using solar panels is very different because [when] you’re in the Midwest and there’s rain so using solar panels isn’t as common as in California,” Martinelli said. “It’s a very different advantage into sustainable design coming from that sort of environment.”Chiu said that the team originally planned to donate the fluxHome to a family after their competition, but no final preparations have been made. The fluxHome will continue to sit on the south end of campus until its outcome is decided, something some students hope will come quickly.“I think the fluxHome is probably a really good idea, but I really don’t like how the debris is still lingering in the sculpture garden,” said Ethan Lillie, a junior majoring in chemical engineering.last_img read more