Pointers Travel and Gauss Development sign a partnership agreement. A new era of digital revolution in tourism is starting

first_imgThe most difficult part and as the first basis of digitization is to collect all digital databases and data, which Pointers have been quietly and diligently collecting for years. However, connecting all this and taking a step forward is extremely demanding, but Pointers has no doubts about success, and it is the partnership with Gauss Development and their experience and knowledge in it that will make it possible. That is why the decision to partner with Gauss Development is an important step forward, because it is a company that is the best in the global market competition in creating complex and unique software solutions. But the news of the day is that from Pointers they are raising the concept of digital transformation to a much higher level. Namely, Pointers recently signed a Partnership Agreement with the company Gauss Development, which deals with custom software and web digital solutions. That this is a more than relevant new partner is shown by the fact that Gauss Development is ranked on the Deloitte list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe, for 2016, and as the first in Croatia and 19th in Europe. The product created in Slavonia, in Osijek offers a unique concept that combines AI, AR, VR. Again, we have it all, but we talk too much about empty potential stories, and we deal too little with market development and resources. Do we want a longer tourist season or not? If so, global tourism solutions are there, in our backyard. This means that tourists will be able to experience destinations in a totally new and different way using Pointers. In particular, the beaches on our coast and all other facilities will be displayed to tourists on mobile phones using augmented reality functionality. Through a plastic example, it should look like this. You are in a destination, you turn on the camera function and through it you are shown in real time and space the marks of various points, which are personalized according to your interests. From the direction of movement towards a museum or beach, to all other tourist facilities. “We also want to take a path that offers the digitalization of the economic sector, where the focus is on small producers around the tourist destination and throughout Croatia. This is the ultimate goal of creating long-term sustainable destinations. The goal is not to create tourism that sells only the sun and the sea, the goal is for this growth to drive the growth of small producers of products and services, which are an integral part of tourist demand.”Emphasizes Weinpert. The big news is the entry of Pointers into the USA market Functionality that only the imagination is the limit, and with which our entire coast will experience a new way of presentation that no other tourist destination in the world currently has. “The focus is on Smart tourism solutions, which is not possible without a digitized destination, which they have been persistently building all these years. Now, based on this rich digital database of 15.000 locations along the Adriatic coast, we want to raise digitalization to a much higher level and show what can be done. We want to show in which direction the digitalization of tourism is going. Our goal is Smart solution Croatia, which means that digitized destinations will begin to be offered through AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality), which will offer the end user a package package of destinations connecting everything that is digitized, ie. give him an answer to his wishes and requests, in the form of ready-made personalized arrangementsSays Weinpert. One of the leaders in the digital transformation in tourism in Croatia is certainly the company pointers from Osijek, whose project has already been recognized by the World Tourism Organization and well-known destinations around the world, and recently the EU-Startups portal included them in the list of ten Croatian startups to pay attention to in 2019. Last year, Krunoslav Weinpert visited America to get personally acquainted with the entire market. He participated in all Sell workshops of the CNTB and spent the whole year rolling the dice as he learns in this large and demanding market. It was this month that this chapter in the life cycle of Pointers started, all with a clear goal and vision. It is a tourism project aimed at creating a personalized digital application, which is a kind of guide and brings information about beaches, events, gastronomic offer, entertainment, nightlife, cycling routes, free WiFi hotspots, information for boaters, cultural and natural heritage and dr. The application is also enriched with photos, videos, recordings of VR360 and offers all relevant information and events in one place. Or simply, the whole tourist offer in the palm of one hand. What the partnership brings to Pointers, reveals Krunoslav Weinpert, founder and owner of Pointers, who points out that after four years of work, it was decided that Pointers needs stronger IT support at a much higher level. “Negotiations on cooperation lasted several months, and in the end of the process we got to know each other very well and actually realized that the best solution is to start together as partners. What I can immediately confirm as a result of our partnership is how Pointers will now offer augmented reality to its current and future partnersWeinpert points out. “Students of one faculty from America worked on Pointers’ entry into the American market, and a very high-quality business plan was made. I think we can take part of the big American market, especially through the functionalities we will offer, and we will be the leader in that segment. The trend and focus is on individual customized travel, and today’s concept of travel agencies will hardly be able to meet the demands of global markets in the future. And this is where we see our niche, on personalized travel, and the first prerequisite for that is precisely the digitization of the tourist destinations we are working on. We can present ourselves in any market, American or Chinese market, precisely because we will be able to respond to the requests of individual touristsWeinpert pointed out. It’s crazy not to jump into this story. The madness is that our tourism is late again and reacts poorly. It will soon announce many other functionalities that they plan to launch, Weinpert points out and concludes that the direction of development of Pointers is to be one of the recognizable global tourism brands. Again, we can be proud of our intelligence and top solutions, which are globally competitors, in fact, can be leaders in their segment. The only question is whether we will embrace them and use them through implementation in our tourism and be leaders in it or whether such companies and individuals will continue to develop their products in markets where they are desirable and sought after goods. The digital transformation of tourism is no longer a trend, but an imperative. Those who understand this grow and develop, while others stagnate. In Croatia, we can boast of excellent companies that offer a variety of innovative digital and technological solutions that are globally competitive, and we can rightly be a leader in digital transformation in tourism.last_img read more

Imperial Riviera achieves 2019% revenue growth in 53

first_imgIn 2019, a total of HRK 149 million in investments were made According to the revised results for 2019, Imperial Riviera generated a total revenue of HRK 264 million last year, which is a growth of 53% compared to the year before.  The business year 2019 was extremely dynamic and significant for the Imperial Riviera based in Rab, which has been operating under this name since June last year, when the Makarska Hotels were annexed to the then Imperial. With this merger, Imperial Riviera ranked among the 10 leading tourist companies in Croatia. In addition, at the end of October, Allianz ZB pension funds and Valamar Riviera recapitalized Imperial Riviera in the amount of HRK 426 million.  According to the Imperial Riviera, the most significant investments were the reconstruction of the hotel and villa Carolina according to the TUI Sensimar product standard, the second phase of investment in Padova Premium Camping resort by Valamar which increased the camp category to 4 *, and repositioning the Padova hotel according to Valamar’s Family Hotel standard. with the construction of additional content mainly intended for children’s animation. At the end of 2019, new investments in the amount of HRK 226 million were started, mainly related to the renovation and repositioning of the Meteor Hotel in Makarska, the renovation and upgrade of the Valamar Parentino Hotel (ex Valamar Zagreb) in Poreč and the third phase of investments in Padova Premium Camping Resort by Valamar on Rab. “These business events opened a new historical period in the development of our company and also marked the beginning of a new five-year business plan that envisages 1,5 billion kuna of investment in the reconstruction and renovation of facilities, but also further expansion of the portfolio. After the recapitalization, the Valamar Zagreb hotel in Poreč was purchased and the reconstruction and upgrade of the hotel began immediately. With this purchase, Imperial Riviera became the owner of 7 hotels, 3 tourist resorts and 2 camps with a capacity of 10.000 guests “, pointed out Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial Riviere.   “The results should be viewed mainly in the context of acquisitions, and investment activities in product development and business improvement. Realized operating profit (EBITDA) amounts to HRK 90,8 million and represents an increase of 42,5%. Balance sheet stability, large monetary potential and a very favorable net debt and EBITDE ratio enable an even stronger continuation of the investment strategy and strengthening the competitiveness of products and services. Therefore, due to business synergies and further strategic considerations of development and growth, with the influence of majority owners, Allianz ZB pension funds and Valamar Rivera, further improvements and growth in the business of Imperial Riviera are expected.”They conclude from the Imperial Riviera. Photo: Imperial Rivieralast_img read more

Hartford looks to sweep Albany

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAlbany (13-11, 6-3) vs. Hartford (13-12, 6-4)Chase Family Arena, West Hartford, Connecticut; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Albany seeks revenge on Hartford after dropping the first matchup in Albany. The teams last played on Jan. 25, when the Hawks outshot Albany 43.9 percent to 25 percent and recorded six fewer turnovers on their way to the 62-48 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 11, 2020 Associated Press center_img Hartford looks to sweep Albany SUPER SENIORS: Hartford’s Malik Ellison, Hunter Marks and Traci Carter have collectively accounted for 47 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 65 percent of all Hawks points over the last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Hawks have allowed just 62.1 points per game to conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 69.8 per game they gave up to non-conference competition.ACCURATE AHMAD: Ahmad Clark has connected on 33 percent of the 112 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 23 over the last five games. He’s also converted 80.8 percent of his foul shots this season.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Great Danes have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Hawks. Hartford has an assist on 31 of 66 field goals (47 percent) across its past three contests while Albany has assists on 43 of 65 field goals (66.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Albany has attempted the second-most free throws among all America East teams. The Great Danes have averaged 20.3 free throws per game, including 22.7 per game against conference opponents.___last_img read more