Agreement on cooperation signed between the City of Vukovar and the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality

first_imgThe Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality of the University of Rijeka and the City of Vukovar have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of implementing education programs in the field of tourism, hospitality and sustainable development and promoting education in tourism and hospitality.The effects of the established cooperation are multiple, and by encouraging the education of staff, while valorizing the tourist potential of the destination, a solid foothold is created for tourism development projects in the City of Vukovar, but also the entire Vukovar-Srijem County. In that sense, cooperation represents the realization of the strategic commitment of the academic community to be an active partner to local self-government and its institutions in formulating development plans and programs, the FMTU points out. cooperation.”The Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality is the only public higher education institution that has been educating staff for tourism and hospitality for more than fifty years. In this context, in addition to studies, we strive to be an active partner and collaborate with local communities. We believe that within our capabilities we can contribute to the development of tourism and economic and social progress of both Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County.e, ”said Dean Dora Smolčić Jurdana, expressing hope for the continuation of fruitful cooperation in the field of education, lifelong learning and cooperation on professional scientific projects that combine science and practice in concrete application.www.vucedol.hrStrategic documents position Vukovar-Srijem County as a rural area with significant resources for dynamic tourism development, and the proposed model of tourism development includes activities that will strengthen the tourist offer and the development of tourism stakeholders, in the direction of tourist offer development, capacity utilization, tourist traffic, employment etc. “The signing of the Cooperation Agreement is the second step of our cooperation. The first step was the initiative of Deputy Prefect Đorđe Čurčić, who recognized the potential of Vukovar and connected us with the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, which we appreciate as the most famous institution in the Republic of Croatia dealing with tourism. The idea is to use the Faculty and professional staff through existing and new programs to strengthen continental tourism in our region,”Said the Mayor of Penava, emphasizing that Vukovar is the center of continental tourism in eastern Croatia, as evidenced by numerous awards of the famous Vukovar City Museum, Archaeological Museum Vučedol, but superbly newly opened swimming pool, promenades along the Danube and new marinas under construction, cruising and water tower with accompanying memorial tourism.The city of Vukovar and the Vukovar-Srijem County have recently attracted increasing interest from tourists, which is confirmed by significant increases in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities. Namely, in 2016, 34.881 tourist arrivals were recorded in Vukovar, with 44.427 overnight stays. Compared to 2015, there is an increase of 195,11% in arrivals and 168,09% in overnight stays. Also, in 2016, the City of Vukovar recorded 221 cruise berths with almost 30 passengers.”This is another of a series of activities of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality that supports its focus to position itself as a leader in higher education and research in tourism and an active partner in development processes.“They conclude from FMTU. The main activity facing the two institutions is the formation of education programs in the field of tourism and hospitality as a significant driver of tourism development of the City of Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County.Related news: EDUCATION AND POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM – GET INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”last_img read more

UNWTO: The next quarter is the most optimistic in ten years

first_imgAccording to the Barometer of the World Tourism Organization, a publication that tracks trends in tourism, the highest growth is recorded in the countries of Asia and the Pacific, while Europe leads as the world’s largest tourist region.The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), as a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes responsible, sustainable and affordable tourism, currently includes 158 countries and numerous representatives in the private sector, educational institutions, tourism organizations and communities.Also, the UNWTO publishes the World Tourism Barometer six times a year, a publication that regularly monitors short-term trends in tourism to provide leading tourism “stakeholders” with relevant information and up-to-date analysis of developments within international tourism.According to the mentioned publication, in the first four months of 2018, trends within international tourism exceed expectations. Compared to the first quarter of 2017, this year the number of tourist visits in the same time period increased by 6%, which exceeded even the forecasts of the World Tourism Organization by 4 to 5% growth. Growth is led by the countries of Asia and the Pacific (8%), followed by Europe (7%), Africa (6%), the Middle East (4%) and both Americas (3%).For the second quarter of 2018, namely the period from May to August, the last panel of tourism experts organized by the UNWTO concluded that the same is the most optimistic tourist period in the last decade. Special attention was drawn to the return of Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe, as attractive and desirable tourist destinations.From a financial point of view, revenues in the tourism industries grew by 5% in 2017 or in other words, reaching $ 1.332 billion globally, which is $ 94 billion more than in 2016. In the countries of the Middle East, revenues in 2017 increased by 13%, and in the countries of Africa and Europe, which are the strongest tourist centers after the Middle East, there was an increase of 8%. Finally, the most generous was Europe, which recorded a growth of 50 billion dollars in the tourism sector, which is a total of 512 billion dollars, or 38% of world international tourism revenues.”International tourism continues to record significant growth, and this in turn is reflected in job creation in many local markets. The growth we are witnessing reminds us that we must continue to work on capacity building so that we can develop and successfully manage tourism in a sustainable way, create smart destinations and exploit the potential of new technologies and innovations.”, Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.The period from January to April represents 28% of the total annual number of arrivals and overnight stays, and they include the winter games season in the northern hemisphere, the summer season in the southern hemisphere, then the Chinese New Year and the Easter holidays. However, the UNWTO warns, the first quarter of the year for most of the countries covered by this survey represents a lull in the season or some form of pre-season and is not necessarily an indicator of a year-round trend.The aforementioned analyzes are limited solely to available data, for example for France, the United Kingdom, the United States and China, relevant information for the first quarter of 2018 is missing. Also, data are limited for certain regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Eastern and Central Europe.However, according to the available information, we can summarize that all regions covered by the Barometer have felt an increase in terms of international arrivals. In Asia and the Pacific, the most attractive are Southeast Asia with a 10% increase and South Asia with a 9% growth. Europe still remains the world’s largest tourist region, while the most attractive destinations are the areas of southern and western Europe and the Mediterranean with a growth of 8%. Despite the lack of relevant data for the US, the largest tourist region in both Americas, currently the best results are, logically, South America with 8% growth. After turbulent periods of unrest and conflict, Africa is determined to improve. The most attractive countries in Africa are in the Sub-Saharan region and recorded an increase of 6%, followed by North Africa with a growth of 4%.In the last four months, a decline in the segment of tourist visits and overnight stays has been recorded in the Caribbean, but this stagnation in performance can be attributed to last year’s hurricanes and recovery from the consequences of these devastating natural disasters.The next edition of the Barometer is scheduled for August 2018.last_img read more