Hotel Palace becomes a member of The Leading Hotels of the World

first_imgIn 2019, Sunčani Hvar will continue with the most significant investment in its portfolio, which is the renovation of the Palace Hotel, worth 100 million kuna.  Thus, Sunčani Hvar joined The Leading Hotels of the World family in Croatia, which also includes the Hotel Monte Mulin in Rovinj, the Dubrovnik Gardens and Villa Dubrovnik in Dubrovnik, and the Ikador Luxury Boutique hotel & spa in Opatija, Ika. The guest structure of Sunny Hvar is still dominated by the emitting markets of the United States and Great Britain. The growth of guests from the USA is 26%, while in the UK it is 14% compared to the previous year. Other developed markets that are recording an increase in overnight stays are Australia, Brazil and the Scandinavian and Western European countries.  Even before its opening, this most luxurious hotel on the island became a member of the elite hotel association of luxury hotels The Leading Hotels of the World. “We are very pleased to have become a member of the prestigious group The Leading Hotels of the World, which has over 400 luxury hotels and resorts in its consortium. Hotel Palace combines the highest standards of luxury with a vision to provide guests with superior service and a unique experience, ” said Gordana Tomičić, President of the Management Board. Announcements for the season are good, and confirmed sporting events in April, such as the traditional Easter Regatta, Otillo Swimrun and Mountain Madness Croatia, mark the beginning of the season on the sunniest island in the Adriatic, point out Sunčani Hvar and add that of 4% compared to the same period last year, which is a result of the earlier opening of the hotel and the increased number of arrivals of guests who are provided with frequent catamaran lines outside the high season. Hotel Palace, Hvar Last year was the best in the history of Sunny Hvar’s business Hotel Palace, Hvar Thus, in 2018, the Company generated sales revenues of HRK 212,8 million, while gross operating profit amounted to HRK 99 million, which is an increase of 74% compared to 2017. Thanks to large investments in the portfolio in recent years and investments in 2018 worth 44 million kuna, which include the renovation of the Amfora and Adriana hotels, the best, but also the longest tourist season was recorded. In 2018, Sunčani Hvar Hotels achieved significant growth according to all indicators. Total revenues amounted to HRK 288,5 million, which is an increase of 37%.  The company achieved a significant increase in revenues from accommodation, of HRK 12,6 million, which is an increase of 11% compared to the 2017 business year. At the same time, there was an increase in the business of the food and beverage segment in the amount of HRK 7,6 million, which is an increase of 14% compared to last year.last_img read more

KLM is introducing flights to Split for the first time in the winter

first_imgThe second wave of the corona virus pandemic in Europe has caused a new one lockdown in many states these many airlines are forced to reduce the number of flights and seating capacity.  During the pandemic, KLM decided to return its service to as many of its network destinations as possible. “Given the circumstances, we do this with fewer flights and smaller aircraft. Passengers have the widest possible choice of destination, which allows us to maintain the network via the Amsterdam hub. This strategy has proven successful in recent months and has ensured that we have not had to rigorously reduce the network like some other airlines. August and September showed clear signs of recovery. Unfortunately, the second wave of the pandemic led to new constraints across Europe, not just the Netherlands. The capacity will therefore be reduced again in the coming period”Point out from KLM. Photo: Spencer Davis, Pexels / KLM / illustration: hrtourism KLM will maintain its existing network strategy, even add a few new destinations, and depending on developments, further adjustments will be made in the coming period so that the current available flights with all airlines should always be checked before the flight.  So is KLM for Zagreb increased the number of flights from 6 to 7 weekly flights during the holidays, while for flights to Split one daily flight is planned for the dates 20.12.2020, 23.12.2020, 27.12.2020, 02.01.2021. and 03.01.2021.center_img But, despite that, KLM introduces the Amsterdam – Split line, which will operate during the holidays, for the first time in the winter.  In the coming months, KLM will fly to 90-95% of European destinations compared to the pre-crisis period, but the overall flight capacity will be reduced to 50% to 40% compared to the period before the pandemic, KLM points out. As for the intercontinental service, the number of passenger flights will be at about 50-60% of the level compared to the period before the corona.  KLM flies to Split for the first time in the winterlast_img read more

Construction is well underway on this coastal retirement high rise

first_imgBirtinya Retirement Village on the Sunshine CoastUpon completion, Birtinya Retirement Village will include a mix of one, two and threebedroom low-maintenance apartments and secure parking in the basement.All residents will have access to an integrated 660sq m clubhouse, gymnasium,wellness centre, outdoor pool, complete with covered outdoor decks and dining areas andlandscaped, manicured gardens within the village. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe new vertical village will be walking distance to the $5 billion Sunshine Coast HealthPrecinct which includes the new Sunshine Coast Public Hospital, Sunshine Coast UniversityPrivate Hospital and Sunshine Coast Health Institute.“Birtinya Retirement Village will offer residents all of the benefits of Sunshine Coast living with easy access to restaurants, cafe’s, the beach, lake front walking paths and everything the nearby retail and business centres of Mooloolaba and Maroochydore have to offer,” Mr Keleher said. “By 2056 a quarter of our population will be over the age of 65. Vertical villages like thiscreate options for older Australians to downsize and move into connected communities withcentralised health and lifestyle services.”The first public release is coming soon with pricing starting from $360,000 for a one bedroomapartment plus study.Stockland has also committed to a Four Star Green Star rating for the new Birtinya RetirementVillage.Last month, the village opened its new Sales and Information Centre offering potential futureresidents the chance to meet with a sales consultant as well as see and feel samples firsthand. Birtinya Retirement Village is well underway with construction reaching level six of the eight-storey development on the Sunshine Coast.INTERNAL fit-outs are underway with the first public release coming soon at the $63 million Birtinya Retirement Village on the Sunshine Coast.Construction on the eight-storey development has reached level six, with 140 apartments due to be completed by early 2018.Stockland regional development manager Paul Keleher said they were making great progress on the Village since construction started in November last year.“We know that our customers want to live in beautiful places, demand a high level ofservices, and enjoy a great lifestyle,” Mr Keleher said. “Birtinya Retirement Village will offer all of this and more, encouraging happier, healthier residents with world class health and wellbeing services right on their doorstep.”The Village will offer residents stunning views of Lake Kawana and across to the Glasshouse Mountains hinterland, with internal fit-outs already underway with stone benchtops, luxurious tiles and carpets.last_img read more

Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium will inspire women

first_img Share Share 29 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Nathalie Murphy. Photo credit: DAPD.Dominican women will this weekend have an opportunity to re-discover their life’s purpose when the 3rd annual Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium gets underway this weekend. VF Inc, in collaboration with the Gender Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Gender Affairs, will be hosting its 3rd Annual symposium under the theme “What you conceive you can achieve because God has the power to deliver what He promises”.According to a press release from VF Inc, the symposium objectives are to Celebrate the successes of Caribbean Women, Allow Caribbean Women to tell their stories of success, triumph over adversity, challenges, pain, joy and blessings, Inspire Women to determine, re-discover and achieve their life’s purpose, Demonstrate that achieving one’s life purpose is possible, Develop a Personal Action Plan towards achieving one Life’s Purpose, Reaffirm the role of women as Healers of the Nation and Establish a network of support and opportunities for women.Dominica’s Lady of Song Mrs. Ophelia Olivacee-Marie. Photo credit: reverbnation.comThe featured speakers include Mrs. Suzanne King of Barbados, Mrs. Ignatia Pascal, First Caribbean International Bank Dominica’s Unsung Hero 2010, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Mrs. Ophelia Olivacee-Marie, Dominica’s Lady of Song, Reverend Cherie Booker of Trinidad & Tobago and Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle of St. Kitts & Nevis. The presenters will relate their experiences of hope, joy, faith, love and triumph over adversity, pain and challenges with a view to inspiring and encouraging the participants.First Caribbean International Bank Dominica’s Unsung Hero 2010, Mrs. Ignatia Pascal. Photo credit: cibccib.comThe symposium is opened to all women as it promises to be a powerful, inspirational experience and we encourage all women to participate. Interested persons are urged to contact VF Inc at 449 9649, Fax 449 9449 or Email info@vfinc.org for registration details and further information.The Symposium will commence at 8am on Saturday 28th January at the Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium will inspire women by: – January 25, 2012last_img read more

Bulldogs Best Olympians In Girls Tennis

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Tennis Team defeated Columbus East 3-2 on Thursday.#1 Singles- Lydia Olsen was defeated by Megan Galle 0-6, 1-6.#2 Singles- Erin Longstreth defeated Alaysha Pollert 7-6(3), 6-1.#3 Singles- Julia Hunter was defeated by Adycin Rager 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.#1 Doubles- Brooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman defeated Paige Webb and Lauren Graham 6-0, 6-0.#2 Doubles- Macy Simon and Karsen Worthington defeated Carol Travis and Megan Newton 6-2, 6-1.In JV action, Batesville won 5-0. Alana Pinckley won in singles while the doubles teams of Anna Kick/Grace Heppner, Jenna Harmeyer/Rachael Rose, and Chandni Patel/Jenna Harmeyer were all winners.The Varsity is now 7-1 on the season while the JV is 8-0. The Bulldogs will play at home against Lawrenceburg at home on Friday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Mother’s Day Race for the Cure Saturday at Canyon

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. – The action continues to heat up at Canyon Speedway Park with a full slate of action on tap with this Saturday night’s fifth annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.The May 9 card that gets under way at 7 p.m. features the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds along with Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars and Lady Stocks.With approximately 120 cars filling the pit area in the most recent pair of Mother’s Day Race for the Cure events at CSP, Ricky Thornton Jr. has reigned supreme by topping each of the past two year’s IMCA Modified features.While Bo Partain, Mike Strobl and Jason Noll have each enjoyed victory lane in 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified action thus far, Shawn Zelenka holds the early championship points chase lead by a single point over Garrett Funk.With Zelenka and Funk leading the way, Partain is just two points off the lead pace with Bryson Curry and George Fronsman rounding out the current top five.Tickets for Saturday’s Race for the Cure are $16, with a $3 discount for military, seniors and stu­dents. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with six and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.last_img read more

Smith wins fifth at I-90

first_imgBy Steve ZwemkeHARTFORD, S.D, (Aug. 1) – Colin Smith added to his impressive streak of wins and runner-up finishes in I-90 Speedway’s Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division by driving to his fifth victory of the season Saturday.Smith won handily as he led all 20 laps, finishing ahead of Ben Waxdahl and Dusty Bal­lenger.  Smith’s streak of top two finishes is now at seven.  That includes four wins over the last five nights of racing.Smith credited his father for finding the right set up and said, “He told me to just go out there and race.”last_img read more

Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour set for Aug. 17-20

first_imgADA, Minn. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win each night of the Aug. 17-20 Sanders Modified Challenge Tour, along with shares of a $7,000 point fund.Features Thursday, Aug. 17 At Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., Friday, Aug. 18 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., Saturday, Aug. 19 at Jamestown, N.D., Speedway and Sunday, Aug. 20 at Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn., all are qualifying events for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $100 to start.Tour point standings are based on the best three of four finishes and drivers must compete at least three nights to be eligible.The top driver in points earns $1,500, with $1,000 for second, $800 for third, $600 for fourth and $500 for fifth. Point funds will be distributed to top 20 eligible drivers.There’s a $250 clean sweep award for drivers who can win both their heat and feature on the same night. Non-qualifier pay is $50.Entry fee and pit passes are $30 each night.Norman County and Red River Valley both open pit gates at 2 p.m. and the grandstand at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Thursday admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for kids and free for five and under. On Friday, adult grandstand admission is $13, kids ages 6-12 is $5 and five and under are free.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar State points will be given to Modifieds; IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also vie for track points.At Jamestown, the pit gates open at 3:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $7 for students and free for five and under.Modifieds earn national, regional, state and track points.And at Buffalo River, gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. and racing is at 6 p.m.Spectator admission is $13 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under free.Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase national, regional, state and track points; Northern SportMods vie for national, state and track points.All four events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

IFA awaits report on stadium damage

first_imgThe Irish Football Association is hoping that structural damage at its Windsor Park home in Belfast will not jeopardise the staging of the team’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania in June. Press Association Cracks in the structure of the West Stand were spotted on Tuesday morning and the area was sealed off as structural engineers carried out an assessment of the damage. “The Irish FA became aware on Tuesday morning of some damage having been caused overnight to the West Stand of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park,” an IFA spokesman told the Belfast Telegraph. center_img “The association is currently awaiting a report from the structural engineers.” Northern Ireland played at Windsor Park on Sunday evening, beating Finland 2-1 in Euro 2016 qualifying to stay second in Group F. The next qualifier for Michael O’Neill’s side is against pool leaders Romania on June 13, although club matches are scheduled to be played at Windsor Park before then. Linfield and Crusaders are due to play there in the Irish Premiership on Saturday and the Irish Cup final between Glentoran and Portadown is planned for May 2. Windsor Park is currently undergoing major redevelopment and only the West and North stands, which hold around 4,000 and 6,000 spectators respectively, currently remain with the East and South stands demolished. The project, due to be completed in October in 2015, will increase the capacity of a ground first opened in 1905 from 14,000 to 18,000. More than 10,000 fans saw the Finland game and the IFA said the stadium was assessed as safe before the match kicked off. last_img read more

Cricket News Ind vs Eng, 3rd Test, Day 3: England 23/0 at stumps in chase of India’s 520

first_img(With inputs from PTI) After Kohli’s fall, Rishab Pant (1) failed to accelerate the innings but Rahane and Pujara put on 47 runs for the sixth wicket. India’s lead crossed 500 with Mohammed Shami (3) being the last man to be dismissed before Kohli declared the innings.Chasing the gigantic 521-run target, England were 23 for no loss in their second innings at stumps. England openers – Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook were batting on 13 and 9, respectively with two full days play remaining. New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 23rd Test century as India on Monday declared their second innings after taking a mammoth 520-run lead against England on 3rd day of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.Besides Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara (72) and Hardik Pandya (52) also made useful contributions for the team. After his maiden five-wicket haul, Pandya smashed run-a-ball fifty with the help of seven boundaries and a hit over the fence.Earlier, starting at the overnight score of 124 for 2, India had perfect conditions for batting on a humid and warm day and Kohli and Pujara looked to grind and play for time with no hurry whatsoever.It could be seen in the manner Pujara took his sweet time to get going, even as Kohli set off quickly for the day. They scored 70 runs during the wicketless session.Also Read | Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestlingThings were moving along nicely when Pujara edged a Stokes’ delivery to Cook at first slip against the run of play. Kohli and Rahane then batted with purpose as India’s lead continued to swell with time.Coming onto Kohli’s batting after tea, Kohli got a life on 93 when Jennings missed a catch at gully off James Anderson (1/55) in the 91st over. Soon after, the Indian skipper celebrated his hundred off 191 balls.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more