How the Tourist Boards of Southern Istria read a small lesson about tourism

first_imgTourism connects various industries vertically and horizontally, and in the whole tourist mosaic, of course if we talk about strategic and sustainable development, a lot of people, products, services and details participate. Each cube in the mosaic is extremely important, no matter how small, because without it the mosaic is not complete.The Tourist Board of Southern Istria (Pula, Vodnjan, Medulin, Fažana, Ližnjan, Marčana Barban) has shown a standard that we must all strive for in tourism, a small but important piece of the tourist mosaic, and this small cube is called poster design. not so much the poster design itself, as the information on the poster for the event South on 2 wheels, six bike races intended to popularize cycling and presentation of bike trails in southern Istria, in several languages, more precisely in Croatian, English and Italian.If we know that most tourists are foreigners, shouldn’t it be logical and natural for tourist information to be in English? From museums, tourist information, exhibitions, various shops, written prices of products and services in kunas and euros, as well as posters for various contents and events that take place in the destination?We constantly talk about quality content, but if a tourist does not know about it, he cannot even consume it.Two years ago, at Advent in Zagreb, I saw so many posters from various events that were announced or in progress, but no poster is in English, although the content itself is intended for tourists or a foreign music group. And Zagreb certainly started living from tourism. This is the responsibility of the entire destination, ie all participants, and we must think about communication in order to inform tourists, and thus increase their consumption, which directly increases the satisfaction of tourists and by increasing tourist spending.Such a small but extremely important detail, isn’t it?Something that should be normal and always in our tourist destinations, especially those marine ones that live exclusively from tourism for years, but unfortunately in our destinations communication in English is a rarity.Also, there is a great responsibility in tourist destinations, through education and communication to the local community and the organizers of various events. First and foremost, it is necessary to start from yourself and lay the foundations, ie set an example for others, as well as when the Tourist Board co-finances or participates as a partner in organizing an event, it must set the standard for posters and communication in English.We must also communicate in English, and provide such important quality information to our tourists, of course if we want to deal with the development of tourism.A small but important lesson from tourism.Attachment:SOUTH on 2 wheels POSTER 1SOUTH on 2 wheels POSTER 2last_img read more

There can be plenty of tyre kickers when you list your home for sale, how do you spot a serious buyer?

first_imgHaesley Cush says there are six signs which reveal just how keen a buyer is on your home.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by So what we did was review all the activates that the buyers who did bid, do prior to the auction.This is what we found. There are about six things that a serious buyer does prior to bidding at an auction. If your buyer is doing these then there’s a good chance that they’re going to bid.A nice early indicator is the buyer calling your agent independently. When a buyer calls the agent, it’s a gentle buying sign at the start of the relationship.If they want to buy it, they’re going to need to step forward.So you may have a nibble. But its what comes next that can tell how serious they really are.At the top of the list was that they made an offer. A buyer who commits to signing a full offer on a contract is a serious buyer.Next, they have invested in some due diligence. Not just walking around the house talking notes, they had a valuation, got a building inspection or conducted a body corporate search.If the property was an auction, they tried to vary the standard terms. It surprises many buyers, and unfortunately a few agents, to know that you can vary the terms of an auction. If an owner is agreeable, you can have a lower deposit or a longer settlement. When a buyer needs different terms it means they have thought about how they are going to pay for the property and when they are going to move in.Next, if an agent can tell me how a buyer is paying their deposit eg bank cheque or EFT, then I know they have had a personal conversation about something as private as the buyers money.If your agent knows how the buyer is paying their deposit, this is usually a good sign too.Finally, if the buyer pre-registers for the auction, that is a great sign.When a buyer registers for an auction, it doesn’t mean that they are duty bound to attend, but they would have needed to provide a copy of their drivers license and signed a legal document.Most people won’t waste their time if they don’t plan on at least turning up.At the end of the day I’ve had buyers turn up who I’ve never seen before and people vanish who I would have bet the house on. There are no guarantees.But if you have a few buyers doing the activities above, your campaign is heading in the right direction. How do you tell if a buyer is serious or a tyre kicker?HOW do you know when you have a genuine buyer or you’re dealing a tyrekicker?I get asked this question quite a bit and sometimes the answer is not what you think.Back in the late nineties when we were doing less open houses and more privateinspections, you got to pick up the scent a little easier. But as the market has moved toward open houses and we as consumers seem to prefer less initial engagement with salespeople it is getting harder to know who the real buyersare.One of the real surprises is that the number of times a buyer inspects a property is an indicator, but not always for the reasons you would expect.Experience has taught me that if a buyer inspects a property two or even three times then they are interested. But any more than three, its usually a bad sign.When an agent says to me, they love it they’ve inspected five times I start toworry. They are usually either trying to convince themselves to buy it or they are looking for a reason not to buy it.After the Global Financial Crisis I would turn up to auctions, ready for battle and the agentwould brief me on the number of prospective bidders. “We’ve got about four bidders Haes,” they would say. I would then commence proceedings and lo and behold no one would bid. How did they get the name ‘bidder’ I would think?!?last_img read more

Deputies Arrest Suspected Human Trafficker, Recover Three Kids After Crash in North Florida

first_imgFlorida deputies report that three minors are safe, following a burglary and high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Jackson County on Wednesday.According to deputies, the suspect, who was identified as Domingo Morales Hamilton Fernando, drove away when they initially tried to talk to him after a burglary had occurred nearby.A chase ensued before he lost control of his car and crashed near the intersection of Dogwood Drive and Old Greenwood Road, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies took him into custody.In addition, officials say a 17-year-old girl crawled out of the car, and a 2-year-old child was found standing in the backseat. Meanwhile, a 3-year-old child was thrown from the car into the grass.All three children were “miraculously” unharmed, deputies say.The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was unaware the minors were in the vehicle during the chase, else they would have not allowed it to continue.Hamilton Fernando is in critical condition. He is wanted for being in the country illegally, according to the Department of Homeland Security.Authorities have also been pursuing him in connection to human trafficking and smuggling.last_img read more

Woman chopped to death by cutlass wielding brother

first_imgDead: Cynthia Cozier…another sister, babyhospitalisedThe village of Moruca, North West District (NWD) was left in a state of shock and disbelief as a brother went out of control and chopped one of his sisters to death, while leaving another sister and his 8-month-old niece hospitalized.The dead woman has been identified as 50-year-old Cynthia Cozier of Yabakabra, Mariahaba Island, Moruca, while her sister, 25-year-old Beverly France and her baby sustained chops to their bodies.France and her baby are reportedly being treated at the Suddie Public Hospital.Based on reports received, at about 13:00h on Wednesday, the 28-year-old suspect of unsound mind and his siblings were involved in an argument at their home. As the argument escalated, the suspect armed himself with a cutlass and attacked Cozier and France.Cozier reportedly received most of the chops to her head and upper body. The baby that was in the room when the man carried out the brutal attack was also chopped.After the chopping spree, the suspect made good his escape leaving the three injured in pools of blood. However, one of the sisters managed to raise an alarm and residents ran to their rescue.The victims were rushed to Coomacka District Hospital but due to the severity of their injuries, they were referred to the Suddie Hospital, Region Two. They were admitted but Cozier succumbed at about 06:30h on Thursday morning.France and her son’s conditions are said to be stable, while the Police are on the hunt for the suspect. Cozier’s body is at the Suddie Morgue awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination.last_img read more