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Month: November 2020

Studies find irradiation suitable for cilantro, sprouts

first_img Bari M, Al-Haq M, Kawasaki T, et al. Irradiation to kill Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat radish and mung bean sprouts. J Food Prot 2004: 67:2263-73 [Abstract] Chlorination alone reduced E coli counts by more than 1 log, and irradiation alone at 1.05 kGy led to a 6.7-log reduction, the authors reported. Chlorination is commonly used to disinfect produce, but it does not completely eliminate pathogens, the researchers note. The combination of chlorination and irradiation reduced E coli counts more than 7 logs. Nov 29, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Irradiating fresh cilantro and sprouts can reduce levels of potentially dangerous microbes without affecting flavor or other sensory attributes, according to two studies published recently in the Journal of Food Protection. Denise Foley and colleagues at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., examined the effects of irradiation on fresh cilantro. They note that the FDA identified cilantro as one of the products most often contaminated in tests of imported produce in 1999. They inoculated cilantro with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and then exposed it to a chlorine solution (200 ppm) or low-dose gamma irradiation, or both. Food irradiation entails exposing food to ionizing radiation in the form of gamma rays, high-energy electrons, or x-rays. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved low-dose irradiation of fresh fruits and vegetables to inhibit sprouting and control insects, but not to reduce pathogens. Similarly, the FDA has approved irradiating seeds to limit sprouting, but has not approved irradiation of sprouts to control pathogens. (Dried herbs and spices can be irradiated at higher doses to control pathogens.) Irradiation reduced levels of both microbes to nondetectable limits, the report says. There was no significant impact on the color, firmness, or overall visual quality of the sprouts. The researchers did note that the vitamin C content was gradually reduced with higher radiation doses. However, they determined overall that irradiation could be useful in reducing pathogens on sprouts while retaining acceptable food quality. The US National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) has described sprouts as a special problem because of the potential for pathogen growth during sprouting. If pathogens are on or in the seed, the environment favorable for sprouting may also encourage the growth of microbes. There is no inherent step in the production of raw sprouts to reduce or eliminate pathogens, according to NACMCF literature. Contaminated seed is the likely source for most reported sprout-associated outbreaks. In the second study, M. L. Bari and colleagues at the National Food Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan, irradiated ready-to-eat radish and mung bean sprouts. Foley D, Euper M, Caporaso F, et al. Irradiation and chlorination effectively reduces Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated on cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) without negatively affecting quality. J Food Prot 2004: 67:2092-8 [Abstract] A panel of eight trained evaluators assessed the odor, flavor, and visual characteristics of cilantro irradiated at doses of 1.05 to 3.85 kGy. They found no significant differences between the irradiated herb and nonirradiated control samples immediately or after 7 and 9 days. Bari and colleagues note that it is hard to clean the surface of fresh produce, in part because excessive processing could release nutrients that further encourage pathogen growth. The researchers inoculated mung bean and radish sprouts with E coli and Salmonella and then irradiated them at doses of 1.5 and 2.0 kGy, respectively.last_img read more

USDA may name retailers in meat recalls

first_img Consumer groups and some state officials have urged the publication of information on where recalled meat and poultry products have been shipped or distributed, arguing that this would make recalls more effective, the FSIS said in a Federal Register notice about the proposal. See also: Mar 7 FSIS news releasehttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_030606_01/index.asp Further, the agency now buys the argument that naming the stores will make recalls more effective. “While FSIS [now] includes in its press release the production code of the product recalled, and will in many cases post a picture of the recalled product’s label, it is often the case that more product and often different product is returned than is actually recalled,” the Federal Register notice says. “Therefore, FSIS believes that this proposal, if adopted, would improve the efficiency of the recall process and address consumer groups and State officials’ concerns.” In the past the FSIS considered the names of businesses that handled recalled products to be confidential, officials said. Now, however, the agency has decided it has the authority to release the names of retail stores that have sold recalled products. “We believe that publishing a list of retail establishments that have received products subject to recall will help consumers more easily determine if they purchased recalled product,” USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Richard Raymond said in a USDA news release.center_img The agency said it plans to hold a public meeting on the proposal at a time and place to be announced later. In addition, it will accept comments on the proposal until May 5. (See the news release below for details on where to submit comments.) Federal Register notice on the proposed rule The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has long published detailed information about recalled meat and poultry products, often including pictures, but it has not listed retail stores that sold the items. Mar 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – To help consumers identify meat and poultry products that are being recalled because of contamination or some other hazard, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to publish the names of retail stores that have carried the products.last_img read more

Romano Seferović from Vodnjan the best Croatian pizzaiola

first_imgOn Monday, in the Zagreb pizzeria O’Hara, organized Croatian Pizzaiola Association and the Croatian Culinary Association was held 1. National Pizzaiola Championship.A total of 14 contestants took part in the all-day competition, who had the task of preparing two pizzas in 20 minutes, of which the “mother of all pizzas” margharita was mandatory, while the second was chosen by the contestants.The jury, made up of members of the Croatian Culinary Association’s Evaluation Section, Boris Ostojić, Miroslav Dolovčak, Zlatko Sedlanić and Ivan Đukić, had the thankless task of judging the contestants’ work and all the excellent pizzas prepared by the contestants. Although the differences, especially between the three first place winners, were small, the title of the 1st National Champion in Pizza Making is Romano Seferović from pizzeria Buffalo from Vodnjan. Dario Vedlin from Osijek took second place, while Martina Stanić from the Hotel Terme Jezerčica, Donja Stubica was third.The winning pizza was made of homemade salsa, boškarin salami, homemade cheese with truffles, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and homemade oil, but the quality of the dough, the degree of baking was crucial, and of course the pizzaiolo itself, which showed its skills and knowledge. prepare. In addition to sponsorship and financial awards, Romano Seferović will have the honor of representing Croatia as the National Champion at international pizza competitions as a Croatian culinary representative.According to the Association of Croatian Pizzaiola, the goal of this event was not only to get the best pizza master in Croatia but also to promote, develop and improve the culinary profession of pizza making, spread knowledge, create connections and friendships between Croatian pizzaiola and acquaint pizzaiola and the public with the history of this specific craft and product. The Association of Croatian Pizzaiola also plans to organize regional cup competitions, which would start this fall, as well as training for pizzaiola within the Croatian Culinary Academy.last_img read more

In the Zagreb County, the implementation of three EU projects is underway, which will enrich the tourist offer

first_imgA record tourist year in Zagreb County The third project is being implemented by the Zagreb County with the City of Zagreb, and it is about Greenway, the first bicycle highway in the Republic of Croatia with a length of about 115 km and a total value of 123 million kuna. “A number of property-legal relations had to be resolved on the entire section, and this is finally coming to an end, so we are about to make the main project.”, Said Prefect Kožić, emphasizing that the project will further encourage the development of rural tourism. Greenway, the first bicycle highway in the Republic of Croatia, about 115 km long The Greenway Project Photo: Zagreb County Tourist Board In Zagreb County, the implementation of three EU projects is underway, which will significantly enrich the tourist offer in the coming period. Zagreb County Prefect Stjepan Kožić commented on the branches of tourism to which the County pays special attention. “I am primarily thinking of health tourism and the Naftalan Special Hospital in Ivanić-Grad, where reconstruction and extension works worth HRK 50 million should be completed soon. As this is a unique deposit of medicinal naphthalene, an oil derivative whose deposit is still the only one in Azerbaijan, we expect the return of this investment in a very short time.”, Said Kožić, emphasizing the importance of shopping tourism thanks to two large investments in Rugvica – IKEA and Designer Outlet Croatia. “There is also cycling tourism that we are developing throughout our county, as well as religious tourism in the Krašić region, for which interest is growing from year to year.”, Concluded Kožić. The project plans to build a bicycle road “GREENWAY” that follows the course of the Sava River from the border with Slovenia to Lijevi Dubrovčak with a total length of 121,6 km with additional equipment that includes: lighting, bicycle chargers (pedals), rest areas, parking lots, info signs, traffic counters. It is also planned to arrange access to bridges, as well as to arrange access and connections to the existing bicycle and road infrastructure. In 2018, Zagreb County was traditionally most visited by guests from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Poland, and a significant increase in the number of tourists from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian countries was recorded. The most visited cities were Velika Gorica, which recorded a 60 percent increase in tourist overnight stays, followed by Sveta Nedelja and Jastrebarsko, which recorded eight times more arrivals and overnight stays, thanks in large part to the newly opened hotel next to the famous congress center.center_img The second million euros is the In cultura veritas project, which the Zagreb County is implementing together with Slovenian border subregions. The project will be implemented until November 2020, and it aims to develop an attractive cultural and tourist offer on cultural heritage sites and wine roads.   “This is the first time since we measured the tourist indicators that arrivals have reached the six-digit number”, Said the director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board Ružica Rašperić, expressing satisfaction because it is not just about seasonal arrivals, but a continuous influx of domestic and foreign guests. “We are known as an excursion destination for relaxation, but also an active vacation, and we plan to continue to build that image “, said Rašperić, emphasizing the rich eno-gastronomic culture and offer, wine and cycling roads and numerous events thanks to which the Zagreb County is widely known. In 2018, Zagreb County recorded 122.922 tourist arrivals, which is 41 percent more than in the same period in 2017 (87.139). Of the total number of arrivals, 93.279 guests were foreign guests, and the remaining 29.643 were domestic guests.  According to the Zagreb County, this is a project to build the “Visitor Center Sošice”, an investment worth almost 27,5 million kuna, which aims to improve the system of visits and education in the Nature Park Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje, and which should be realized by February 2020.  See more about the Greenway project HERE The number of overnight stays also increased by 33 percent, from 154.345 to 204.818. Out of the total number of overnight stays in the Zagreb County, 149.925 overnight stays were realized by foreign guests, and domestic by 54.893 overnight stays. The conceptual design plans to build a trail through the City of Zagreb on both sides of the Sava River, while a trail through the Zagreb County is planned with only one. The total planned length of the route through Zagreb County without bridge access is 56.806 m, while for the City of Zagreb it is 50.794 m.last_img read more

New flights from France and the Netherlands announced

first_img“We are extremely pleased that there has been an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in the pre- and post-season periods and that the French are increasingly coming to regions where there have not been many guests such as Kvarner, Zagreb, Istria or Slavonia. All this is a consequence of the expansion of the production of existing tour operators, but also the opening of Croatia as a completely new destination with some new French travel organizers. According to the information we receive from regular meetings with tour operators, the forecasts for the 2019 season are good and good sales trends should continue this year as well.”, Said the director of the CNTB Representation in France Danijela Mihalić Đurica, as part of the 37th edition of the specialized fair for the general public Les Thermalies held in Paris, which includes the Croatian tourist offer and its potential in the health and SPA segment. Also, new flights have been announced from the Dutch market. In addition to numerous new charter flights, six new airlines will be announced in 2019. In 2018, there were 592.000 arrivals from the French market and more than 2,2 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 2017 percent compared to 8. Volotea Airlines is opening lines from Lyon to Dubrovnik and Split, Marseille to Rijeka and Bordeaux to Pula. In addition to increasing flights to Dubrovnik by as much as 150 percent compared to 2018, Air France is also announcing the opening of a new direct flight to Split from Paris, and Easy Jet the opening of a direct flight from Nantes to Dubrovnik. center_img In 2018, there were almost half a million arrivals and more than 3 million overnight stays from the Dutch market, and compared to the same period in 2017, the arrivals of Dutch guests increased by 9 percent, while overnight stays grew at a rate of 5 percent. Practically to all the most important international airports in Croatia (Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Brač, Dubrovnik), and a simpler and faster arrival of guests in search of health services in Kvarner, will contribute to the extension of the flight of the Dutch Transavia from Eindhoven according to ZL Rijeka throughout the summer season (April – October) in 2019. With the introduction of new flights to Zadar from April this year, in 2019, for the first time in recent history, we will have direct airlines from the Netherlands.last_img read more

An online guide to family accommodation in Krapina-Zagorje County presented

first_imgIn 2019, the system of tourist boards of Krapina-Zagorje County plans to organize a series of trainings for private renters. “The trainings are focused on the registration process, guest registration system, regulations and laws, VAT system and administration, marketing of family accommodation and the use of social networks for this purpose to make it easier for private landlords to navigate through the administration, but also give useful advice on appear on the market after the opening of the accommodation facility ” points out Martina Belina from the Tourist Board of Krapina-Zagorje County. Last year, Zagorje received its tourist card – Zagorje Card. The tourist card is used to increase tourist spending and the sale of experiences and content throughout the county. Tourist card Zagorje Card is free, lasts five days from the day it is picked up, and offers a 10% discount on services in three categories: culture, gastronomy and spa, ie SPA offer. The Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Board has created an online guide to family accommodation in the destination Zagorje – Bajka na dlanu, in which accommodation facilities that were interested in entering the guide were published. By the way, last year 159.191 arrivals were recorded in the Krapina-Zagorje County and 348.694 overnight stays or an increase of 12,27% in arrivals and 7,44% in overnight stays. The most important markets of Krapina-Zagorje County are Slovenia, followed by Germany, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic. Attachment: Guide to family accommodation in Krapina-Zagorje County “Given the constant growth in the number of overnight stays in Krapina-Zagorje County and the increase in the number of private renters, there is a need to issue a guide to family accommodation in order to bring tourists closer to the offer of private accommodation and facilitate the booking process. stand out from the Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Board. And from this year, the hosts in family accommodation will be included in the Zagorje card project. “This year we plan to include private renters in the Zagorje card project – each of them will receive a certain number of tourist cards to share with their guests because guests in private accommodation are guests who spend in restaurants, wineries, shops, beaches. Family accommodation in Krapina-Zagorje County is characterized by hospitable hosts, family atmosphere, care for guests, and when combined with attractions and additional facilities of Zagorje – a fairy tale in the palm of your hand we get guests who return year after year or come to their loyalty. ” Belina concludes. Currently, in the area of ​​Krapina-Zagorje County, 177 objects in family accommodation have been registered, and 134 objects have entered the guide, which is a very good result. Apart from the online catalog, the list of accommodation capacities in family accommodation is also available through the interactive map of the county on the website www.visitzagorje.hr. Zagorje Card and for hosts in family accommodationlast_img read more

Aminess is building the first hotel for employees

first_imgThe hotel with all the prerequisites for participation in the commercial market will be ready for the 2020 season. So Aminess announced today that it has started building a hotel for its employees in Novigrad. The location of the new hotel in Novigrad, which stretches over 2.500 square meters, is only ten minutes away from the farthest Aminess building. The hotel will have a reception, shared kitchen with dining area, parking and an indoor storage room for bicycles, while the rooms will mostly be double with private bathroom, French balcony or terrace, modern furniture and TV and heating and cooling system. In addition to free Wi-Fi access, employees will also have access to a common area with a living room, and specially equipped rooms for washing, drying and ironing clothes. “Satisfied and happy employees are the key to a company’s success. Therefore, in addition to the benefits we offer, we decided to build a hotel for employees where they will feel comfortable. In this way, we will offer all employees who come from other parts even better quality accommodation with numerous benefits”, said Sanja Žužić, Head of Human Resources, adding that Aminess continuously invests in improving the working conditions of all its employees as an ideal place to work, learn and progress.  “This is proven by the Employer Partner certificate that Aminess received for the third year in a row. In addition, Aminess has one of the highest bases for calculating salaries in tourism and the possibility of a monthly net allowance that rewards employees in accordance with the quality of work and treatment of guests. ” concludes Žužić.center_img AMINESS LAUNCHES “AMINESS GOURMET LAB” WITH THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION OF CHEFS, WAITERS AND BARMEN Travel company Aminess joins the list of travel companies that have built or are building a hotel for their employees. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

New image brochure of Bol on Brač presented

first_img“The fact is that Bol as a destination offers a number of different contents from culture, family facilities, outdoor activities and the most famous beaches, and each guest is given the opportunity to create their own holiday and travel experience. This was the reason why we introduced an additional note of personality, in order to refine the content and try to interpret individual experiences through the humanistic character of the letter. In this way, a balance of modernity and the warmth that the destination offers has been achieved. ” Carly concluded. Also, from TZO Bol, they presented the project of building a digital destination Bol, considering that in recent months tourist locations on GoogleMaps have been arranged and new recordings have been made. GoogleStreetViewa in the whole municipality, but also GoogleSeaViewa. According to TZ Bol, these activities resulted in 1.037.537 views on Google search or maps, and 11.231 times users clicked on sites to call, retrieve directions or visit sites in the last four months, out of high season. “Izrada nove brošure je nastavak projekta brendiranja destinacije Bol kroz implementaciju novog vizualnog i verbalnog identiteta koji je iznimno dobro prihvaćen i prepoznat na tržištu (SymBol of the Adriatic). Brošura prati nove, suvremene trendove komunikacije te objedinjuje i promovira cjeloviti turistički proizvod destinacije Bol” izjavio je direktor Turističke zajednice općine Bol, Markito Marinković The new brochure is intended for better promotion on foreign emitting markets through fairs and the network of CNTB offices abroad. center_img Bol – digitalna destinacija SymBol of the Adriatic – slogan je Bola na Braču, a sad su predstvaljene i nove promotivne brošure, a koje su novo izdane nakon čak devet godina.. Branding Bol is of a modern character, so a modern, geometric form of layout was used when designing the brochure, and this strictness of straight lines was “broken” by handwritten call to action titles, ie titles that call for activity and reaction, said Igor Carli from studio for creative communications Carli + Sosa who also sign the branding of Bol, ie simBol, and added: last_img read more

Interesting and original content of Advent in Brod as an example of how to tell tourist stories

first_imgThis is the direction the manifestations should go. Create recognizable indigenous content based on the real stories that each destination has. Every Advent has the same content but when you create your original story your Advent gets specialness and originality, and that is what will attract visitors. Malik Tintilinić, Domaći, Palunko, Kosjenka, Regoč, Potjeh and Stribor, characters from the work “Stories from the past” by our most famous writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić have returned to their hometown, Slavonski Brod. To the delight of big and small, this time they came to Advent from antiquity where they bring the joy and magic of Christmas to the streets of Slavonski Brod. The idea is great and can be an example of how to make original and interesting content. Advent in Brod stood out and showed how to be different. “This year, the city of Slavonski Brod prepared a special Advent program for all its fellow citizens, but also for many visitors, creating a completely new, fairy-tale world based on the characters and works of the writer who wrote some of her most famous works in this city. Special emphasis is placed on the holographic light spectacle on the water wall of the canal next to the Fortress, which provides an unforgettable experience of Ivana’s world of fairy tales, as well as numerous occasional decorations throughout the city that simply invite you to take photos with Ivana’s characters. announced by the organizers. Precisely in order to preserve this wonderful memory of our world-famous writer, the City of Slavonski Brod has launched a project to renovate Ivana’s family house and convert it into the Ivana Brlić Mažuranić interpretation center. The desire is to protect the invaluable cultural property located in the center of Slavonski Brod, but also to evoke Ivana’s life and her most famous works to all generations. The renovation and opening of its home to all visitors will not only enrich the tourist offer of Slavonski Brod, but will also significantly contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of the city. Through this project, House Brlić will become a space that follows the world trends in the field of cultural and literary tourism, with special emphasis on the education of children and youth. The City of Slavonski Brod strives to preserve the valuable cultural heritage and memory of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić through various events which, focusing on Ivana’s character and works, contribute to creating the recognizability of Slavonski Brod, making it a unique tourist destination. In designing these events, the City of Slavonski Brod cooperates with the creative director Helena Bulaja Madunić, who celebrated Ivana’s stories all over the world. Inspired by Ivana’s work, with the intention of preserving the collection from oblivion and restoring its old splendor, in 2002 she created one of the world’s first animated interactive digital literary works “Croatian Tales of Long Ago” with an international team of artists, which toured in a new guise. and have been touring all continents for a full 17 years! The project has won numerous prestigious world awards, from awards for pioneering interactive and multimedia content for children to awards for the best collection of animated films and special literary editions. As he showed this year, the City of Slavonski Brod will nurture even more active memories of the most famous Croatian children’s writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić with rich and recognizable events, creating a recognizable and valuable cultural heritage, which also becomes a recognizable tourist attraction. Back in 1916, exactly 103 years ago, our genius Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, a two-time candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, not only fantasized in the beautiful Brod na Savi, but also wrote “Stories from the past” with her family of as many as seven children. As early as 1922, thanks to the enthusiasm of Ivana herself, they were available in New York in English translation, then in 1924 in London, and from 1928 to 1931 they were translated into Swedish, Czech, Danish, Russian, German and Slovak. She began her career as a writer as a nine-year-old girl, since when she has irrevocably immersed herself in the world of fairy tales and created some of her most famous works such as “The Strange Adventures of Apprentice Hlapić”, “Stories from Antiquity”, the most famous of which is “,” Gingerbread Heart “, and many others. Advent from antiquity which visitors to Slavonski Brod can enjoy these days is a continuation of this successful cooperation that began with projects A train from antiquity i Picnic from ancient times in April this year, when Slavonski Brod organized a fairytale celebration of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić’s birthday, through a specially designed program of interactive chat rooms and creative workshops inspired by the animated – interactive collection of Ivana’s stories by an international group of authors led by Helena Bulaja Madunić. In order to keep everything in the spirit of imaginative innovations in storytelling, literature and culture, U A train from antiquity passengers and storytellers created and told stories live on the train for the first time in Croatia! Be original and tell your travel stories. Advent from antiquitybrings plenty of fun for all generations, especially for the youngest who expect many surprises. In the spirit of Ivana’s heroes, a series of workshops with original names was prepared for them – Hlapić’s red boots, Ledeni tintilinići, Žito Striborovo, Vesele Gita’s skates, Potjeh was looking for Christmas, but also special programs such as Čajenka’s Magic Fairy Tale or Lutonj’s Ice Walk. All visitors have the opportunity to try skating at two skating rinks, in the Fortress and in the main town square, and have fun at numerous concerts. Let us also mention the rich Christmas fair where exhibitors of the appropriate Christmas assortment present their products and the inevitable holiday, traditional gastronomic offer. Thus, on the main town square, named after Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, there is a large pop-up book Stories from the past in which visitors can enter the Striborovo forest, dance with their grandmother and family, hang out with Potjeh, Marun and Ljutiš and hang out. painting with Neva at her mill. Surrounded by her heroes, on the city’s Korzo, Ivana welcomes guests playfully in her stories. This is not a coincidence, because the legend says, believe it or not, that the locals led by Malik Tintilinić jumped out of the potassium stove of the Brlić-Mažuranić family house on Korzo, right next to the beautiful promenade by the Sava, one winter evening in front of Ivana and her children. The fortress, which also hosts a rich program, especially for the youngest visitors, is certainly the same fortress that was saved from the waters of Zlovoda by Regoč, who took pity on Kosjenka’s great sorrow after seeing the battle of two villages quarreling over threshing floors and other nonsense. in which the chosen one of Kosjenko’s heart, the good boy Ljiljo and his company, almost died. last_img read more

TZ Istre started a campaign on the German and Austrian markets – Istrien so nah!

first_img“Always following the trends in the travel market, but also listening to the wishes of our visitors, Istria has developed a tourist infrastructure that, even in these difficult times caused by the global pandemic, can offer the necessary security and all the conditions necessary for a pleasant holiday. An additional incentive in choosing a destination will be provided by the advertising momentum on online channels, which is scheduled to begin on June 5 and will last six weeks, and is intended primarily for visitors looking for a camp and private accommodation. ” Ivošević points out. In this way, Istria wants to pay additional attention to their close and loyal markets, according to the guests of the German-speaking area. The promotion of the Peninsula was actively carried out by the Istrian Tourist Board in the past period of “dormancy”, so, among other activities, two significant newsletter campaigns were realized in Austria and Germany – one sent information about the situation in Istria during the pandemic and good governance. crisis situation, while the second presents the opening of accommodation and catering facilities, attractions and other tourist facilities.  Starting this weekend, the Tourist Board of Istria is launching a media campaign in emitting tourist markets with special emphasis on the area of ​​Austria and southern Germany, under the slogan “Istrien so nah! ” – Istria so close !.center_img The director of the county office Denis Ivošević believes that the long-standing friendship between Istria and Austrian and German guests will be expressed in these extraordinary circumstances, mutually confirming the trust built over many years – on the one hand optimism and loyalty of our visitors, and on the other by developing high quality services and facilities on our peninsula. Advertisements promoting Istria, in addition to highlighting the logo of tourist Croatia, also contain a partner logo that officially connects the County of Istria with one of the world’s strongest brands – the football giant FC Bayern Munich. The agreement on this important strategic partnership with the Tourist Board was signed exactly two years ago, on June 4, 2018.last_img read more