Aquatika freshwater aquarium as a top tourist content that foreign tourists have yet to discover

first_imgThe destination consists of all participants, and if there is no synergy and coordination, there is no quality tourist product. What is most important in the whole story, the motive for coming is not accommodation, but just quality, diverse and authentic content. Also, it is precisely this quality tourist content that we chronically lack that directly affects guest satisfaction, longer stays of guests and an increase in tourist spending by a certain tourist destination. If we meet or exceed his expectations, the guest will come back again and become our ambassador.  The idea of ​​the Karlovac freshwater aquarium started from the natural position of the city on four rivers – Korana, Kupa, Mrežnica and Dobra, a city that connects and is symbolized by a favorable traffic position at the crossroads. But also, regardless of the historical significance of Karlovac, there has always been the impression that Karlovac is a passing crossroads. Read more about the story of how the idea for the Aquatica freshwater aquarium came about in the attachment. From the very opening, Aquatika encourages the work of local artists, craftsmen and designers, sells their products in a souvenir shop, and also cooperates with local suppliers, associations and entrepreneurs.  It is commendable that the Public Institution Aquatika signed an agreement on joint cooperation for joint promotions with Una National Park from Bihać, as well as cooperation three public institutions from the area of ​​Karlovac County: Public Institution Barać’s Caves, Visitor Center Ivana’s Fairytale House and Public Institution Aquatika – Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac. Excellent examples of connections and synergies in tourism. Photo: Aqautika Thus, in 2019, Aquatic visited the whole 73.161 visitors, which is an increase of 3% compared to 2018. The majority of visitors are still visitors from Croatia, while only 3.893 foreign tourists visited this excellent museum. The largest share are tourists from Slovenia, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and who learned the most about Aquatika via the Internet. / / / HOW A DREAM AND VISION BECAME A REALITY – AQUATIKA FRESHWATER AQUARIUM Apart from being a tourist attraction, Aquatika has a great ecological, educational and scientific value, and at the same time it is a great support to the local economy and the development of the entire city.  Photo: Aqautika Photo: Aqautika / / / SOUVENIRS WITH AUTHENTIC OFFER ENCOURAGE THE LOCAL ECONOMY. HERE’S HOW THEY DO IT IN AQUATICA And that is why Aquatika, like all other tourist attractions and facilities, in the whole region should be promoted by everyone, not just selling themselves or accommodation. We need to look at a much broader story, because tourism is just that. It all makes a big tourist mosaic and every cube is important, no matter how small. If we look at the broader context, then we should definitely look at the inclusion of local family farms, ie local producers of dairy, meat, bakery products, honey, fruits, vegetables, fruit products, beverages, wild plants, souvenirs, cosmetics… because if we encourage imports through tourism, and not the local economy then we did something nasty wrong in our tourist story. HOW A DREAM AND VISION BECAME A REALITY – AQUATIKA FRESHWATER AQUARIUM This has created space for new jobs in Aquatica, but also indirectly in other companies, family farms and handicrafts. The richness of the offer ensures constant public interest in Aquatika and the city of Karlovac, and the development of new ideas has resulted in the fact that today Aquatika is recognized as an unavoidable address with a strong position in tourism, economic, educational and environmental significance for the city and its surroundings. It should be said that the importance of this project for the Karlovac area, but also the wider local and national community, was recognized in the beginning by the fact that the project was declared by the European Union among the most successful local EU projects in Croatia. The project was recognized by the profession through awards, but also membership in the UNESCO World Water Museum Network, of which Aquatika is the first Croatian member. It is quite certain that Aquatika returned the city of Karlovac and strongly positioned it on the tourist map of Croatia. In addition to all that, new programs are constantly being designed, so the book Freshwater Fish Aquatika, picture book and coloring book were published in their own edition, they hosted many events of the local civil sector, and regularly organize their own events, Aquatika points out. Aquatika, the first freshwater aquarium in Croatia that due to its originality and the fact that such a freshwater aquarium with endemic species exists in the heart of Croatia, made a positive tourist step forward as an excellent motive for arrival and quality content, not only Karlovac but the entire region. (from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes).center_img Photo: Aqautika By the way, Plitvice Lakes National Park has made an excellent product – Lika destination or # Plitvice experience which offers a wider range of tourist activities and experiences in Lika-Senj County. Plitvice Lakes National Park is visited annually by over a million tourists, and a significant part should certainly be redirected to Aquatica because it is an excellent link and supplement. There is certainly an important segment of tourists from the city of Zagreb, who can visit Karlovac and the surrounding area to fill the day with interesting content. Also worth mentioning is the collaboration with travel agencies, which, among other things, sell tourist packages from Zagreb to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, but with a mandatory visit to Aquatika. Great added value and addition to the trip. There is also cooperation with the portals for group purchase and Yes, it’s all tourism, but let’s get back to the topic of Aquatics. It is an excellent authentic and quality content, and the challenge of how to increase the number of foreign tourists is certainly in the whole destination, and by that I mean much wider than the city of Karlovac or Karlovac County. Of course, the responsibility is in the city of Karlovac as the owner and founder of the institution should increase funding for advertising and communication, because coming to Aquatik is coming to Karlovac and additional spending for coffee, lunch or other tourist content. In 2019, the freshwater aquarium Aquatika was still one of the most visited tourist attractions in Karlovac and the county.  Proof of this thesis is certainly the story of the souvenir shop, which with its authentic offer stimulates the local economy. Aquatika souvenir shops offer exclusively domestic unique products from local suppliers, crafts, local handicrafts and family farms. At the beginning, there were only a dozen suppliers at the opening in Aquatica, and today they work with even more than 60 suppliers, which are mostly from the area of ​​the city of Karlovac and its surroundings. Read more about this topic in the attachment. RELATED NEWS: Attractive and interesting content is there, actively working on promotion, various entertainment and educational programs, recognized by the profession (Artur 2017, Brand Leader Award 2018, Bled Water Festival, A + Awards, etc.), but obviously lacks better promotion and communication . Not so much from the museum itself, because the museum itself as a public institution does not have such a budget for promotion, but more than the entire destination. We must care that the guest sees and experiences as much as possible, especially when we have so many great facilities and attractions in the vicinity of an hour by car. It would be a problem if we did not have Aquatika, Barać’s Caves, Visitor Center Ivana’s Fairytale House, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Paklenica National Park, Northern Velebit National Park, Velebit Nature Park… and when great facilities are there, then we must promote and round them off. through the common tourist product of the entire continental destination. Also, I have to repeat here my mantra that I emphasize from the first day – the motive for coming is not accommodation, but authentic, diverse and quality content. And authenticity is the main ingredient of tourism. People want to experience something new and different. If we look at all the trends again, they are the ones that talk about authenticity, organic food and ecology. And here we are or we can be in a great position. In conclusion, Aquatika as a phenomenal unique content must certainly be visited by more than 3.893 foreign tourists. This is the next challenge that must become an imperative for the entire destination. A great example of synergy and looking at the bigger picture On the other hand, it remains a great pity that only 3.893 foreign tourists visited Aquatika. A ratio that definitely needs to change for the better, because it really is about unique, authentic and quality content. In the structure of visitors, 44% are children, 32% families, 14% adults, 7% retirees and 3% students. SOUVENIR SHOPS WITH AUTHENTIC OFFER PROMOTE THE LOCAL ECONOMY. HERE’S HOW THEY DO IT IN AQUATICAlast_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— 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

More homes up for grabs in Brisbane as listings rise

first_imgThe number of houses for sale nationally fell in January, according to SQM Research.Brisbane stock levels are 1.3 per cent higher than they were a year ago, though listings fell 3.9 per cent in the traditionally quiet month of January.Sydney recorded the strongest annual rise in property listings, with 20 per cent more properties available for sale than this time a year ago.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago CLIVE PALMER BUYS BRISBANE TROPHY HOME FOR A BARGAIN PAT RAFTER’S $18M PAY DAY THIS POD HOME IS SOMETHING ELSE SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said the overall fall in listings nationally was not surprising for January.“Looking forward, with interest rates still at low levels and a possible expansion in lending by the banks, we expect a year of modest prices gains in Sydney and most other capital cities,” Mr Christopher said. More people are putting their homes on the market in Brisbane than they were a year ago, new research shows.MORE people are choosing to put their homes on the market and take profits in Brisbane than they were a year ago, new data shows.Only Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra recorded a rise in property listings over the past 12 months, according to the latest figures from SQM Research.National residential listings dropped 4.8 per cent to 303,901 in January, as homeowners took a break and enjoyed the summer holidays. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.“The auction clearance rate results and the asking prices over the remainder of February will give us some good insight in terms of how the market has opened. “While we did record a strong lift in asking prices in January, it has been based on a lower count of listings, so I will not read too much into the rise at this stage.”  center_img Asking prices for houses in Brisbane rose slightly over the past year. Picture: Patria Jannides.Capital city asking prices rose 2.2 per cent for houses and 3 per cent for units during the month.In Brisbane, the average asking price for a house is 1.4 per cent higher than it was a year ago at $613,200, while the asking price for a unit has dropped half a per cent to $380,800.last_img read more

A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

first_imgNew York Times 15 October 2019Family First Comment: Vaping is odorless and easy to hide, and Mr. Rodriguez slipped into doing it constantly, inhaling enormous amounts of THC and craving more. He decided to talk about it in the hope that his story might be a warning to other people under the false impression that vaping is safe. “I want people to stay as far away as they can from vapes, especially THC vapes,” he said.He thought vaping THC would be safer than smoking marijuana, but the fumes shut down his lungs.Gregory Rodriguez thought he had the flu when he went to the emergency room on Sept. 18, feeling feverish, nauseated and short of breath.He woke up four days later in a different hospital, with a tube down his throat connecting him to a ventilator, and two more tubes in his neck and groin, running his blood through a device that pumped in oxygen and took out carbon dioxide. The machines were doing the job of his lungs, which had stopped working.“I was basically on the verge of death,” he said.Mr. Rodriguez, 22, a college student, is one of the nearly 1,300 people in the United States who have become seriously ill because of vaping. Like him, about 70 percent are young men. And also like him, many vaped THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.Vaping is odorless and easy to hide, and Mr. Rodriguez slipped into doing it constantly, inhaling enormous amounts of THC and craving more. He decided to talk about it in the hope that his story might be a warning to other people under the false impression that vaping is safe.“I want people to stay as far away as they can from vapes, especially THC vapes,” he said.Lung illnesses linked to vaping were first recognized during the summer. The exact cause is still unknown. Toxic chemicals released from vaping fluids, or from the battery-powered vaping devices themselves, are among the suspects.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Marseille go for Leicester striker Slimani

first_img Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World Loading… Sporting CP’s plans to re-sign Leicester City striker Islam Slimani is under threat. OM sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta is already in contact with Leicester about a price for the striker. read also:Ligue 1: Slimani’s return from wilderness aiding Monaco’s Euro charge The one sticking point, however, will be the player’s wages, with his current €95,000-a-week deal regarded as too rich for OM’s player budget. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Algeria international has been on-loan this season with AS Monaco and is being linked with a return to Sporting, where they’re prepared to buy him outright. However, A Bola says Olympique Marseille are also interested and keen to keep Slimani in France.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dillsboro Homecoming Festival kicks off Wednesday

first_imgDillsboro, In. — Southeast Indiana’s first festival of the season kicks off next week with the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival.From May 15 through 18 the street fair fills Dillsboro with contests, frog jumping, best-dressed frog, carnival rides, food, music and fun. There will also be a beeer garden and 5k Run/Walk.Live entertainment features My Brother’s Keeper Wednesday night, Jackwagon on Thursday, Brutally Handsome (music of the Eagles) on Friday, and the Bushwackers (Rockabilly) and Renegades on Saturday.For complete information click here.last_img

CVS, Walgreens Ask Customers Not to Open-Carry Guns in Stores

first_imgPharmacy chains Walgreens and CVS are joining some other big name retailers who have recently asked customers not to open-carry guns within their stores.Walgreens posted a statement on its website Thursday morning to announce the change. It reads in part, “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.”Shortly afterward, CVS issued a similar statement. The company explains, “We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment. We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores.”Earlier this week, Walmart and Kroger also announced new policies asking customers to stop openly carrying guns in their stores, even in states in which open-carry is legal. That includes Sam’s Club locations.Walmart also announced last Tuesday that it will no longer sell handgun ammunition after its current stock runs out.last_img read more

ICC World Cup This will be my last World Cup and want Pakistan to win it: Shoaib Malik

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan announced their World Cup squad on Wednesday. The coming World Cup will be Shoaib Malik’s last World Cup. Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead Pakistan squad in England.  Malik, a former captain, also carried out the role of leadership of the side during the recent series against South Africa and Australia though with little success. However, the presence of players like him and Hafeez, 38, means they can guide the youngsters, having seen the highs and lows in their long careers.A veteran of 282 ODIs and 111 T20Is, Malik has scored over 11,000 international runs and taken over 200 wickets with his off-spin. He doesn’t play Tests anymore after having played his 35th in 2015. Saj Sadiq, editor of PakPassion, quoted Malik as saying in a Twitter post: “this will be my last World Cup and I want Pakistan to win it. I believe there is a fantastic combination of young and senior players in this squad.”Here’s the tweet:Pakistan will play England in an ODI series and one-off T20I before heading for the WC where they play their first game against the Windies on May 31. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup earlier this week and they chose to make it a blend of experience and youth. The side, to be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, features seasoned players like Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez besides youngsters like Saheen Afridi and Mohamad Hasnain. And the 37-year-old Malik, a batting all-rounder, has confirmed that this will be his final WC and he wants Pakistan to win it.The veteran completes two decades in international cricket this year though he has featured in only one World Cup till date which was the 2007 edition in which the Men in Green crashed out after losing to debutants Ireland. Malik, who is the husband to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, wants to make it count this time and help Pakistan bag their second title after 1992.  highlightslast_img read more

The 1st Snooker Academy Open in Sarajevo

first_imgThe 1st Snooker Academy in B&H was open for all those who love snooker on October 25th 2014 in Sarajevo. It proves this sport is more and more popular here.The Snooker Academy was open in the rooms of the snooker club Union Jack, at Trg Heroja 32 in Sarajevo.The founder of the Academy is Zijad Redžić, owner of the Union Jack club and the first certified snooker coach in B&H. He got his certificate at WPBSA (The world professional billiards and snooker association) in England under the mentorship of Steve Davis, professional snooker player who entered this sport’s history by winning the world champion title six times.The WPBSA’s Academy is frequented by coaches from all around the world and this year the Academy had a coach from B&H for the first time.Sanjin Pehlivanović, 13 year old European champion in the billiard discipline 9 also attended the solemn opening of the 1st Snooker Academy in B&H and along with the youngest member of the Union Jack Club, Orhan Huremagić cut the ribbon and opened the doors of the Academy.This will contribute greatly to the development of this sport in B&H, in the same way it is done at the greatest world snooker academy.(Source: Klix)last_img read more

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies planning to stay ‘as long as possible’ in Germany

first_imgHe is now being tipped to reach the very top of the game, with interest in him expected to be shown along the way. Davies is, however, feeling settled in Munich and believes he will spend many years on the books at Bayern.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real Madrid is Spain’s best but well behind Europe’s bestDavies told The Players’ Tribune of his meteoric rise to prominence: “When I got to Bayern, I wasn’t too nervous. I just wanted to show people that I could play at this level. Since I had come such a long way, I wanted to play with a smile on my face. I still remind myself of that.”Since then I have won two league titles, two German cups and become the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year. So yeah, I’m still smiling.”He also laid a vision for his future. Alphonso Davies is planning to stay “as long as possible in Germany” after bursting onto the European scene at Bayern Munich.The promising left back from Canada has enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2019-20 at just 19 years of age. The expectation when he was acquired from MLS’s Vancouver Whitecaps was that he would be eased into the fold at the Allianz Arena, but it did not take Davies long to prove his worth and nail down a regular role for the Bundesliga champions. “I have thought about what my career will be like when I’m not so young anymore. I want to stay in Germany for as long as possible,” he said. “When I’m ready to retire — many, many years from now — I’ll definitely get my coaching badges. Then who knows where I’ll end up? Maybe somewhere in Europe, or even back home in Canada.”Anyway, that’s far away right now. I’m still 19, so I don’t want to think too much about the end of my career. I have had a lot of big dreams ever since I was a kid, and Bayern are helping me achieve those dreams — but trust me, there is more to come. I’m just getting started.”Davies, who is also capable of operating as a left winger, has made 39 appearances for Bayern this season and may have a few more to come as Hansi Flick’s side prepare to resume their pursuit of Champions League glory.last_img read more