Aware of the fact that the tourism sector will not be able to maintain its business processes and operate without further support from all relevant stakeholders, UHPA appealed to the Government of the Republic of Croatia to extend job support for the next period. Extremely good results of the tourist season, which even the greatest optimists among us could not have predicted, unfortunately did not significantly affect the business of travel agencies. Cover photo: FMedic_photography, Pixabay.com “In recent weeks, we have witnessed information that the tourist season exceeded expectations and that 50% of last year’s turnover was realized, and on the wave of good news we forget about the problems that are still present because the tourism sector is much more complex than the results of arrivals and overnight stays. various stakeholders many of whom do not depend solely on the tourist season. I am thinking primarily of travel agencies, most of which, according to our estimates, will not be able to generate turnover and ensure business liquidity before the summer of 2021.”, emphasizes Fain. “Turističke agencije kao bitan čimbenik turističke ponude u Hrvatskoj ne smiju biti izjednačene s ostalim dionicima u turizmu koji su uspjeli ostvariti rezultate u sezoni, a niti zaboravljene krajem glavne ljetne sezone. Potrebne su transparentne odluke koje će jasno komunicirati niz mjera i odluka kojima će se agencijama osigurati uvjeti za nastavak poslovanja i omogućiti povrat uplaćenih sredstava svim putnicima”, Concludes Fain. Also, agencies dealing with the organization of trips of Croatian guests abroad or foreign guests in Croatia this year were not able to realize the contracted trips due to the closure of borders and travel bans. UHPA se uz produženje mjera za očuvanje radnih mjesta zalaže za rješavanje mnogih otvorenih pitanja s kojima se turističke agencije susreću. Od iznimne je važnosti što prije implementirati već postojeće sigurnosne protokole i kroz pametnu kampanju komunicirati kako je Hrvatska zemlja u kojoj se poštuju sve epidemiološke mjere, nose maske i poštuje propisana socijalna distance. “Travel agencies have gone through the worst, a survey we conducted among members in mid-August shows that agencies have seen a steady decline in revenue since the beginning of the pandemic, and in the last 2 months it has been more than 80%. The current epidemiological situation is not in our favor either, and according to our estimates, most travel agencies are not able to generate turnover that is crucial for preserving jobs and liquidity of business. “, points out Tomislav Fain, president of UHPA. Dio agencija svoju ponudu i proizvode ne veže nužno uz turističku sezonu u Hrvatskoj jer u svojem portfoliu usluga imaju specifična putovanja i proizvode za određene tržišne niše kao što su, primjerice, kongresni turizam i školska putovanja čija realizacija nije usmjerena na ljetne mjesece te je ista ove godine izostala.
OSBORN, Mo. – Friday, Sept. 18, marks the penultimate points race at U.S. 36 Raceway for the 2020 championship season. Along with the continued points battles, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars are racing for $1,200 to win and $250 to start in a draw and redraw show. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also racing. Pits open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m., with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. Pit passes are $35. The final two events at U.S. 36 Raceway are Championship Night on Friday, Sept. 25 and the second annual Missouri IMCA Nationals on Oct. 8-10. More information on the Missouri IMCA Nationals will be released later this week.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed the footballing body’s condolences for the death of South Africa assistant coach Thomas Madigage.The 41-year-old was killed in an car accident between Polokwane and Burgersfort in the twilight hours of Thursday night.He was travelling alone in his car on the R37 when a donkey crossed into the road, forcing the former SuperSport United number-two into the fatal collision.Tributes have been pouring in from far and wide for Madigage, who was respected for his achievements as both a player and as a coach.“It was with great sadness that we learnt of the tragic passing of Thomas Madigage,” Blatter wrote in an official FIFA statement.“On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to you, to your national team, to his club SuperSport United and, most importantly, to his family, friends and loved ones. “We would hope that in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness.”