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

Real estate professional elected as trustee

first_imgStephanie Argyros, a 1992 USC alumna and real estate professional, was recently elected to the USC Board of Trustees. Argyros is a board member of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the Orangewood Foundation in Orange County. (Photo from USC News)The Board of Trustees recently elected alumna and real estate professional Stephanie Argyros as its newest member. Argyros, who graduated from USC in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in communication, is also a member of the USC President’s Leadership Council and the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Board of Overseers. “My favorite thing about USC is its strong sense of family,” Argyros told USC News. “I’m so proud to be a Trojan and incredibly honored to join the USC Board of Trustees.”Along with her position as principal at Arnel, a Costa Mesa-based real estate firm that oversees several properties, Argyros serves as a director of the Argyros Family Foundation. The foundation helped fund USC’s renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s peristyle and surrounding plaza with a $7.5 million gift in January 2018, according to USC News.As a board member for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the Orangewood Foundation, which helps current and former foster children in Orange County, Argyros also an advocate of children’s health, well-being and education initiatives. “I’m looking forward to getting involved and giving back to the Trojan Family, especially through its support and mentorship programs for youth,” Argyros said to USC News. Argyros has also volunteered with Operation Smile, a nonprofit that provides free dental and facial surgeries to children in developing countries, and is a co-chair for WE Day California, an education initiative that encourages young people to be involved in public service and volunteerism.Interim President Wanda Austin told USC News that she believes Argyros’ public service background will make her a good addition to the Board. “Not only is Stephanie Argyros a highly regarded leader in her profession and a great Trojan, she is a dedicated community volunteer,” Austin told USC News. “Her commitment to ensuring children are healthy, happy and empowered to realize their dreams shines through in all her work … We very much look forward to her insight and contributions.”last_img read more