Back in 2003, the ARCOTEL Allegra hotel was opened in the center of Zagreb, and now, 15 years later, at the end of December 2017, the lease agreement at the Branimir Center expires. ARCOTEL Hotels Group tried to extend the lease agreement, but it did not materialize, so this 150-room hotel closes its doors on December 31, and until then it will operate in full.”We as a hotel group wanted to continue working with this hotel. We believe in the destination and we are interested in new hotel projects in Zagreb“, Explains Martin Lachout, CEO of ARCOTEL Hotel AG.The ARCOTEL Group is positioned in the business and city hotel segment with currently 11 hotels in Austria, Germany and Croatia. In August 2017, the third hotel in Vienna, ARCOTEL Donauzentrum, was opened. The family-owned company, founded in 1989 in Vienna, attaches great importance to a personal and individual environment with an international standard and top quality, and the group employs more than 850 satisfied employees.”ARCOTEL Allegra has grown in my heart and I have many fond memories of this hotel. We would like to thank all our guests, clients, business partners and companions”, Concludes Dr. Renate Wimmer, owner of the ARCOTEL group.
It is a panel discussion that aims to present the SMARTMED project and the concept of SMART tourism and answer the questions about the challenges and opportunities that await Croatia in the further development of this branch of tourism. PROGRAM panel discussion “Smartmed – challenges and opportunities for the development of SMART tourism in Croatia” This event is an important part of creating an analytical basis for the development of a business model and pilot project within the SMARTMED project, and aims to detect challenges in the field and in management and identify key areas for the development of smart tourism in Croatia. On-line panel discussion “SMARTMED – challenges and opportunities for the development of smart tourism in Croatia” will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 15:00 p.m.., and all interested can apply for participation via links. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, in the role of the leading partner of the SMARTMED project and in cooperation with the consulting company Apsolon, announces an online event “SMARTMED – challenges and opportunities for the development of smart tourism in Croatia “, which deals with the development of conditions for smart and sustainable tourism and innovation in tourism in the Mediterranean. At the event, which is open to all stakeholders in tourism, interesting panel discussions on four topics are expected: Sustainability, Cooperation and participation, Human capital te Technology and IT in which representatives of leading tourism companies, institutions and destinations will exchange their experiences. Those gathered will be addressed via the network Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac which will further emphasize the importance of the SMARTMED project prepared under the PANORAMED initiative, the Interreg MED program. It is a project worth three million euros (22.5 million kuna) that connects 13 partners from 9 Mediterranean countries (Croatia, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina) which together, based on the specific needs of each of the countries, develop a business model for smart and sustainable tourism and innovation in tourism in the Mediterranean. The event will present the results of an analysis of the current state of skills and competitiveness in the Mediterranean and examples of best practice from the eight countries involved in the research. You will be able to find out which of the four (Sustainability, Cooperation and Participation, Human Capital and Technology and IT) is the worst in Croatia and the Mediterranean, why the regulatory framework has the lowest overall average score among all thirteen topics analyzed, and which are examples of good practices from Portugal and Barcelona, the countries ranked best. Of all the areas, Croatia is the best in the field of “Sustainability”, and in general all areas have better ranked practices compared to the strategic and regulatory framework, with this difference being most visible in “Cooperation and Participation”.
AFCON 2019 QUALIFIEROlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaAs Super Eagles players and officials depart Nigeria today for Johannesburg, South Africa, Technical Adviser of the team, Gernot Rohr, is thinking of no other thing but the ticket that will enable the three-time champions return to the big stage of African football after missing two editions back-to-back. The senior national team has been in camp in Asaba since Monday and is scheduled to depart Benin City airport by chartered flight to South Africa this evening.“Our mission in Johannesburg is simple: Qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. We are not thinking of anything else. We want the ticket in our pocket before the final match-day,” Rohr said in Asaba on Tuesday evening shortly after the team was promised $25,000 for every goal scored against the South Africa by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.If Rohr succeeds, it will be the second time he is achieving the feat of ticket to a major tournament with a match to spare.He did it in Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup in Russia last summer.The former Germany defender equaled a 20-year old record when he led the three-time African champions to earn a slot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals after a 1-0 defeat of Zambia in Uyo on 10th October 2017 scripted Nigeria’s name on the roster for Russia ahead of final match-day against Algeria.Frenchman Philippe Troussier led Nigeria to qualify for the 1998 World Cup following defeat of Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Lagos, with the away match to Guinea at hand.But qualification for the 2002, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup competitions were achieved on the final day of the respective series.Rohr savoured accolades from far and near for his accomplishment, and the Franco-German appears to love it and wants more, with the Super Eagles looking good to earn a ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup finals ahead of the final day of the series. Nigeria won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title but then failed to qualify for the last two championships.Victory over South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday will earn Rohr worthwhile space in Nigerian Football’s history, alongside a young, ambitious squad that has grown in confidence after featuring at the World Cup and winning all three competitive games after that, scoring 10 goals and conceding only two.The Eagles are indignant following South Africa’s audacity in flying to Uyo to earn a 2-0 win on Match-day 1, and apart from the unspoken crave for revenge, the quiet but fierce contention between Nigeria and South Africa in other spheres has lifted Saturday’s match to higher stakes.Ahmed Musa and teammates, as well as Nigerian ball fans, have not forgotten how the Bafana stopped the Eagles from qualifying for the 2015 AFCON, after a 2-2 draw in Uyo on 19th November 2014 on a day the Eagles needed the slimmest of wins.The Bafana Bafana have much to worry about. Victories over Seychelles away and Libya home-and-away has catapulted Nigeria to top place in a pool the Bafana led comfortably, and should Nigeria win in Soweto on Saturday, the heat would be on the 1996 champions as they could be torpedoed for second ticket by the ferocious Mediterranean Knights of Libya.NIGERIA & SOUTH AFRICA AT SENIOR LEVEL10 Oct 1992: Nigeria 4-0 South Africa – Lagos (World Cup Qualifier)16 Jan 1993: South Africa 0-0 Nigeria – Jo’burg (World Cup Qualifier10 Feb 2000: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa – Lagos (AFCON semi final)31 Jan 2004: South Africa 0-4 Nigeria – Monastir (AFCON group stage)17 Nov 2004: South Africa 2-1 Nigeria – Jo’burg (Mandela Challenge)1 June 2008: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa – Abuja (World Cup Qualifier)6 Sept 2008: South Africa 0-1 Nigeria – Port Elizabeth (World Cup Qual.)11 Aug 2013: South Africa 0-2 Nigeria – Durban (Mandela Challenge)19 Aug 2014: South Africa 1-3 Nigeria – Cape Town (CHAN group stage)10 Sept 2014: South Africa 0-0 Nigeria – Cape Town (AFCON Qualifier)19 Nov 2014: Nigeria 2-2 South Africa– Uyo (AFCON Qualifier)29 Mar 2015: South Africa 1-1 Nigeria– Nelspruit (Friendly)10 June 2017: Nigeria 0-2 South Africa – Uyo (AFCON Qualifier)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles at training in Asaba yesterday. The team is scheduled to leave for Johannesburg this evening.