Diving tourism in Istria generated 200.000 overnight stays

first_imgRepresentatives of companies engaged in diving tourism in Istria, gathered at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Pula County Chamber, where a session of the Professional Group of Diving Tourism ŽK Pula was held to discuss this year’s tourist season. THE FIRST CROSS ROAD UNDER THE SEA IN THE WORLD OFFICIALLY OPENED IN TROGIR The tourist season in diving centers lasts for almost half of the year, and there are many centers that work all year round. Tourist diving is a strong motivator of arrival for guests who prefer special forms of tourism, so diving centers are recognized as an important stakeholder in the development of tourism in the Istrian County. “Diving centers are an important factor in preserving the seabed and ecology – after diving, divers almost always bring the waste they have collected underwater”Concluded Srečec. The diving tourism professional group of ŽK Pula points out that next year the professional group, among other things, plans to organize guest lectures at colleges and high schools in order to promote occupations in diving tourism and present activities to as many potentially interested young people who could future employment. found right in the diving centers. “Therefore, it is important to cooperate with the local community and network with other service providers in tourism in order to create the highest quality destination service that can meet the needs of guests in all segments of the stay in the destination”Points out Marko Srečec, president of the Diving Tourism Professional Group of ŽK Pula. The underwater world of the Istrian peninsula is rich in diverse and preserved flora and fauna, but also attractive underwater walls and reefs, caves and shipwrecks. NEW DIVING RULE ON DIVING ON THE CROATIAN COAST PRESENTED Istria is an increasingly interesting destination for guests of diving tourism, and this is best illustrated by the concrete figures of 200.000 overnight stays, not counting the daily visits made by tourists whose main motive for coming to the destination is diving. Diving centers (Cmas, paDI, NITROX, apNEa) are organized by diving centers throughout Istria, which take guests to attractive underwater locations. Also, they can rent quality and proven equipment or service their own. And it is important to point out that greater proximity to diving is provided by the proximity of the hyperbaric chamber located in Pula. Cover photo: Pexels.com by Maël BALLAND RELATED NEWS: In 2019, on the basis of a public tender of the Ministry of Culture, permits were obtained for performing underwater activities in inland waters and territorial sea in areas where cultural goods are located. The diving centers pointed out that they are satisfied with the cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, emphasizing the mutual interest in the maximum preservation of the underwater cultural heritage of the Adriatic. For the promotion of diving tourism, the Tourist Board of the Istrian County in 2012 issued a brochure in five languages ​​with diving locations and a brief description of all locations. Attachment: BROCHURE: ISTRIA DIVING last_img read more

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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari added to the hall of fame

first_imgSANTA CLAUS, IN— The best roller coasters and free drinks, sunscreen and parking. What more could you ask for? Well, now there’s another great reason to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.The amusement and water park in southern Indiana was named to the TripAdvisor.com Hall of Fame on Monday.“TripAdvisor just notified us that our long history of receiving positive reviews has earned us an inaugural spot in their Hall of Fame,” said park president Matt Eckert. “We read every review and appreciate the feedback.”The TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recognizes businesses that have won the site’s “Certificate of Excellence” in at least five consecutive years.The certificate is awarded to the top 10% of attractions, restaurants, and lodging worldwide.In a separate recognition, Holiday World’s The Voyage was named the best roller coaster in Indiana by Popular Mechanics’ list of “The Best Roller Coaster in Every State.”last_img read more

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New signing Salisu fits our profile – Southampton manager

first_imgSouthampton manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl has praised new signing, Mohammed Salisu, on his arrival at the club.The Ghanaian has joined the Saints on a four year deal, for £10.9 million from Spanish La Liga side, Real Valladolid.Ralph Hasenhüttl, believes the 21 year old will be an important piece in the Southampton side ahead of the coming season.“This is an important signing for us. Mohammed is a player who fits our profile well. ”He is young and has a great amount of potential, but he is also someone who has the qualities to come in and help the team as soon as he is up to speed with our way of playing.“I like what I have seen of him so far in his games with Valladolid. He is strong defensively, he is calm with the ball – something that is important in our team – and he has good speed too.“I think he will fit in well with us and that this will be a good place for him to develop his game further. We have some good centre-backs here and this will be another strong option for us.”Salisu, made 31 appearances for Real Valladolid last season, helping them finish with the La Liga’s 7th best defense.last_img read more

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