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DHT: Financing sustainable tourism development – the topic of this year’s Croatian Tourism Forum

first_imgFIRST DHT ON THE CONTINENT: THREE DAYS OF RICH PROGRAM AT THE DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM IN SLAVONIA “The sustainability of our tourism, the tourism industry and financial institutions focused on tourism financing are closely interconnected and interdependent. In this context, our intention is to correctly set long-term sustainable goals, the achievement of which will achieve stability and predictability of tourism development.”, Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović on the occasion of the Croatian Tourist Forum. The forum will bring together the business, institutional and financial sectors to discuss the challenges of sustainable tourism development and the importance of further investment in high-quality tourism infrastructure and offerings. Find out more details about the Croatian Tourism Day program in Slavonia in the attachment. On the third day of the event, as part of the 19th Croatian Tourist Forum organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Having in mind the challenges of sustainable tourism development as well as the importance of further investments in high-quality tourism infrastructure and offer, this year’s panel was dedicated to the financing of the tourism sector called Financing the sustainable development of tourism.  HTF will be held on October 4.10, 12 – 13: 30h, in Tvrđa, in Osijek. RELATED NEWS: The panel will be attended by: Victoria Zinchuk, EBRD Director in Croatia, Anton Kovačev, Head of the EIB Zagreb Office, Boris Bekavac, President of the Economy Committee of the Association of HGK Banks (TBC), Josipa Jutt, President of the HGK Hotel Association, Cluster General Manager, Hilton International, Frano Matošić, State Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism, Marko Jurčić, Advisor to the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, moderator. Photo: Pixabay.com Representatives of the Croatian tourism sector will gather from October 2nd to 5th in Slavonia for the first continental Days of Croatian Tourism, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board. last_img read more

Spain to Receive USD 1.8 Bn in Damages for Prestige Oil Spill

first_imgThe Provincial Court of A Coruña, a northwestern city in Spain, upheld on Wednesday the ruling of the Spanish Supreme court from January 2016 over the Prestige oil spill case 15 years after the environmental disaster.As a result, the captain of the ill-fated ship Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras and the marine insurer The London P&I Club have been confirmed guilty for the spill and ordered to pay EUR 1.57 billion (USD 1.85 billion) in damages to the Spanish state.Additional EUR 1.8 million and EUR 61 were ordered to be paid to the Xunta de Galicia and France respectively.The rest of the claims are to be paid by shipowner Mare Shipping Inc. and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds.In 2016, the Spanish Supreme court sentenced the tanker’s captain Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras to two years in prison, canceling the previously reached ruling by which he had no criminal responsibility. As indicated, the captain was found guilty of recklessness that caused the accident of catastrophic environmental consequences.The 1976-built tanker sank on November 13, 2002, following a fracture in its starboard side due to rough seas while it was sailing some 27.5 miles west of Finisterre, Spain.Six days later, the tanker broke in two and sank off the coast of Galicia.It was estimated that a total of 63,000 tons of fuel were discharged into the sea, while the total damage cost was estimated at USD 4.4 billion.The spill, described as one of the worst environmental disasters in Europe, saw miles of Spanish beach severely polluted, causing damages to the local wildlife and fishing industry.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Tipp Hurling great Billy Devaney has died

first_imgBefore that Liam won 2 Munster and All Ireland Minor hurling medals in 1952 and 53 with the Premier county.He played his club hurling with Borrisoleigh winning a county title in 1953 and went on to pick up the Texaco Hurler of the Year award in 1961.Uniquely he played in virtually every position with the exception of goalkeeper.Billy Devaney passed away earlier this evening and the loss of a true legend of hurling will be felt throughout the county and beyond. Tipperary hurling legend Liam “Billy” Devaney has passed away.The Borrisoleigh clubman had a glittering career in the blue and gold of Tipperary winning 5 All Ireland Senior Hurling medals with Tipperary as well as 6 Munster titles and 6 national league titles.His first All Ireland medal arrived in 1958 when he scored a goal in the final against Galway and he went on to win his further medals in 1961, 62, 64 and 65. He also won two Railway Cups with Munster.last_img read more