Illegal rental of private accommodation is a common occurrence in the heart of the tourist season. A large offer of rooms and apartments, and on the other hand too few inspectors, the wind is behind those who are looking for ways to earn extra money. However, it seems that intensified supervision of the Tourist Inspection awaits us this season. The current State Inspectorate announces that there is a possibility that during the tourist season, some inspectors from regional offices, such as Zagreb, Varaždin and Osijek, will be sent to help their colleagues on the Adriatic. Most inspectors work through regional offices in the area of Rijeka and Split, but branch offices are also organized in places such as Pula, Rab, Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj and Dubrovnik, Šibenik, Zadar and Korčula. The new organization of the Tourist Inspectorate is a significant step forward in the last five years, since the supervision of the registered activity is within the scope of the Customs Inspection. The State Inspectorate ceased operations in 2014, after which the inspections were distributed among the ministries, and tourist inspectors were left without the authority to control illegal accommodation because they were assigned to customs inspectors. Source: Jutarnji.hr Thus, in five years, customs inspectors discovered only 448 cases in which they issued misdemeanor warrants or collected fines to unregistered landlords. Those numbers were significantly higher at the time of the State Inspectorate – according to the latest available data, over a thousand illegal rooms and apartments were sealed in 2009. The State Inspectorate announced that 52 inspectors have been working since April, in charge of supervising unregistered and illegal accommodation, out of a total of 65 jobs that have been systematized within the Tourist Inspectorate for the control of accommodation capacities on the coast, reports Jutarnji.hr. Customs inspectors proved unsuccessful in supervising illegal tourist accommodation, which, as they explained, they went to only on reports, and they were not allowed to enter facilities that were not registered to perform trade activities, Jutarnji reveals.
The 31-year-old Yorkshireman was back in action on Catwalk IV following a forgettable performance during Friday’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup when he collected 12 faults in each round as Britain finished equal sixth. Those mistakes probably put paid to Whitaker’s hopes of gaining World Equestrian Games selection – the British team will be announced later this month – but he showed considerable poise to bounce back so quickly from his Nations Cup misery. “The horse felt a lot more springy today than yesterday,” Whitaker said. “Maybe he was feeling a bit off on Friday. “He has got a big stride, and the jump-off really suited him today because the distances were long.” Whitaker collected just over £7,000 after a time of 44.16 seconds kept a high-class field at bay. His Nations Cup team-mate Guy Williams finished just behind him on Golddigger, with Ireland’s Thomas Ryan (Cruise On Clover) third. The feat has been achieved just once before in the same season at Hickstead – by Alison Dawes and Mr Banbury 41 years ago – but Irish rider Breen added his name to that roll of honour with Adventure de Kannan. The horse had an eye removed last year due to a long-standing condition, but it has not affected his performance, as illustrated by another blistering display. Six combinations from 25 starters made the jump-off, with British Nations Cup rider Robert Whitaker setting a scorching pace on USA Today by clocking a time of 43.25 seconds. Neither Phillip Miller nor Laura Kraut threatened Whitaker’s time, while both Guy Williams and David Simpson had fences down, but Breen pipped Whitaker by five-hundredths of a second to land the £4,000 top prize. It also meant he emulated his brother Shane, who won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup with Zarnita last year. “I am over the moon,” Breen said. “When I won the Derby a few weeks ago I said then that I wanted to win this class today. “He is a phenomenal horse. He obviously loves the Hickstead arena, and he has done it all for me. Every time he gives it his best, and it is usually enough. “He has all the attributes, and when you have got such an array of talent at your disposal it makes winning these classes that little bit easier. He is exceptionally good. “You want to win everything you can while you can, so it is another tick in the box.” Whitaker had to remain content with second place, yet it continued a profitable day as he returned to the podium just a few hours after winning the Bunn Leisure Salver. Trevor Breen completed one of British showjumping’s rarest doubles as he won the Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup just five weeks after being crowned Hickstead Derby champion. Press Association