4th International Congress on Rural Tourism opened

first_imgPanels on international tourist cultural routes, the role of emigrants, returnees and national minorities in rural, and the role of LAGs and LAGURs in sustainable tourism, lectures, presentations, workshops, Sustainable Development Festival, exhibitions, Eco-ethno trade show, innovative dinner Brač specialties, are only part of the rich program of the Fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism “New Time – Time for Rural Tourism” which is held from 9 to 13 May in Supetar on Brac.”Our goal is to show examples of good practice, creative ideas of our rural masters, measures of various incentives to start their own economies, but also to show that rural tourism is not only old-fashioned, but also compatible with modern digital technologies and communications. continue to preserve the authentic experience of our offer”, Said the president of the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development” Village Members Club “Dijana Katica at the opening ceremony of the fourth International Congress on Rural Tourism, which will be held until Sunday in Supetar.In addition to the scientific and professional public, the congress is intended for tourist farms and entrepreneurs in rural tourism, LAGs, and LAGURs who will be introduced to the latest trends in the field of rural tourism at workshops and trainings. And according to these trends, guests are increasingly interested in the history, culture and tradition of the destination where they stay, they want to get involved in local life during the holidays. “The task before us is to bring Croatia closer to the world as a year-round destination with a rich and diverse offer throughout all twelve months. It is in this process that continental tourism and related branches of selective forms of tourism come to the fore. Rural tourism has a lot of room for growth and development, it is a product for which guests from large urban areas and cities who want to enjoy nature, peace and who prefer an authentic experience and home-grown food show interest. The world trend is autochthonous and natural, what Croatia has abundantly from Slavonia to Imotski Krajina”, Said Kristjan Staničić, director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board.Rural tourism in Croatia follows world trends. Since 2018 has been declared the year of European cultural heritage, among the topics of the congress are cultural routes in rural tourism, which will be discussed by Stefano Dominioni, President of the Institute for Cultural Routes at the Council of Europe. “In the Dalmatian hinterland, only two percent of the space is used for rural tourism, and the potential in that county for this type of tourism has about 70 percent. “, are data presented by Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, which is hosting the congress for the second time. The first International Congress on Rural Tourism was held on Hvar.Rural space, household holidays, local gastronomy, active holidays in nature are of interest to socially and ecologically aware guests who expect the tourist offer to be in line with their beliefs. They come on holiday mainly outside the main tourist season, they are looking for an authentic experience, as a rule they have higher purchasing power and they come to the destination by their own car. Rural tourism is an increasingly sought-after form of offer with great tourist potential throughout the year, which generates new jobs, new facilities and economic development in rural areas, while creative and authentic offer is in focus.For more information on the International Congress on Rural Tourism on Brač, see HERElast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fights back tears as Arsenal are knocked out of Europa League by Olympiacos

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang was inconsolable (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could barely hide his emotions after the Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiacos after the most dramatic of finishes at the Emirates.The Gunners took a 1-0 lead into the second leg and were overwhelming favourites to progress to the last-16 but Pape Abou Cisse scored shortly after half-time to level the tie and take it to extra-time.After a goalless first half of extra-time, Aubameyang scored a sensational overhead kick which looked like enough to seal Arsenal’s passage through. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was lost for words at full-time (Picture: Getty)However, Olympiacos scored through Youssef El-Arabi in the 119th minute to swing the tie back in their favour and there didn’t appear to be enough time for Arsenal to comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Feb 2020 11:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fights back tears as Arsenal are knocked out of Europa League by Olympiacoscenter_img Aubameyang missed a gilt-edged chance (BT)But one final chance fell kindly to Aubameyang and the Gabon international looked certain to find a dramatic winner, only to see his effort fizz narrowly past the post.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe final whistle was blown as Olympiacos took their goal kick and an emotional Aubameyang collapsed to the ground.The former Dortmund striker looked close to tears after he equalised in extra time and he again appeared emotional at the final whistle.“It’s very hard, very tough.”A crestfallen Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggles to find the words to explain his last-minute miss which saw Arsenal fall out of the Europa League.🎙 @ReshminTV pic.twitter.com/QUr6dDRIfc— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 27, 2020Aubameyang has less than 18 months left to run on his Arsenal contract and he’s unwilling to sign a new deal at the club without the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League.Winning the Europa League appeared to be the club’s best opportunity to do that and it all seemed too much for the Gabonese at full-time.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Who Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers can face in Europa League last-16 draw Advertisement Commentlast_img read more