Croatia part of WTTC and ETC promotional campaigns

first_imgCover photo: CNTB / Maja Danica Pecanic The aim of this campaign is to highlight the importance of tourism worldwide by encouraging interaction by sharing promotional materials in the form of videos and photos with a common label #TogetherInTravel. Also, as pointed out by the CNTB, in addition to several European tourism organizations, to participate in a large promotional project whose holder will be European Travel Commission (ETC) and this through the promotion of several types of tourist products such as preserved nature and outdoors, and creative cities, history and cultural heritage. As part of the project, each country will select its most famous national dish, which will be promoted through video materials, photos and an original recipe. the official UNWTO website. The richness and diversity of Croatian gastronomy will be presented through Zagorje štruklji, a traditional specialty of Hrvatsko Zagorje.  The video in which Croatia participates in the campaign shows the process of making Zagorje štruklji or štruklji whose popularity has spread from Hrvatsko Zagorje to other parts of Croatia, and today they are one of the trademarks of our gastronomy.  At a time of the corona virus pandemic that has hit the tourism sector hard, the UNWTO seeks to show how culinary heritage gives people a strong sense of belonging and brings home a touch of local flavors that keep the dream of future travel alive.  Croatia part of WTTC and ETC promotional campaigns The Croatian National Tourist Board has joined a campaign launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the aim of promoting gastronomy as an important part of tourism and the overall tourist offer.  This gastronomic project is part of a big one #TravelTomorrow a campaign to highlight the fundamental and enduring values ​​of tourism, including the culinary heritage of UNWTO member countries.  The Croatian National Tourist Board will also join the promotional campaign #TogetherInTravel World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), a global authority in tourism representing the private sector and destinations in all parts of the world. last_img read more

Sustainable development crucial in Indonesia’s COVID-19 recovery, experts say

first_imgWith the COVID-19 pandemic having challenged sustainable development in many parts of the world, it is necessary to use the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the baseline for the country’s outbreak recovery efforts, a recent discussion has suggested.During a virtual discussion on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry’s director for development, the economy and the environment, Agustaviano Sofjan, said the pandemic had set countries back in terms of achieving by 2030 the 17 economic, social and environmental goals stipulated in the SDGs.The pandemic, he said, disrupted stability and growth in supply and demand, as well as people’s livelihoods. Moreover, the coronavirus disease posed great risks to women, children, elders and informal workers. “On the other hand, the pandemic has had a positive impact on the environment due to the reduction of economic activities. However, this is just temporary,” Agustaviano said on Thursday as quoted by Antara news agency.Dyah Roro Esti Widya Putri, a lawmaker from the House of Representatives Commission VII on energy affairs, argued that environmental challenges would emerge after COVID-19-related restrictions are lifted.Read also: Some 50 world leaders call for post-pandemic cooperation“After the outbreak ends, the demand for energy will drastically increase. Indonesia should begin to roll out its plan on sustainable development,” the lawmaker said during the discussion. Agus echoed the statement, saying the end of the COVID-19 crisis should be a chance for Indonesia to do better in implementing the SDGs. He cited the government’s plan to introduce the so-called “new normal” policy as a way to realize the vision of sustainability.United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia country director Christophe Bahuet emphasized the importance of the SDGs as the baseline for Indonesia’s COVID-19 recovery.Bahuet said the new normal policy should not diminish the urgency of putting forward the SDGs.“The pandemic and the ‘new normal’ should make the SDGs more important,” he said.He advised Indonesia against returning to business as usual upon recovering from COVID-19. Arranging policies toward a “green recovery” might be the best way to restart development in Indonesia, Bahuet said. (asp)Topics :last_img read more

Taxi driver shot during crossfire between bandits, Police Corporal

first_imgA taxi driver was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday morning, following a shootout between a Police Corporal and two suspected bandits at the La Penitence Market.The injured man is Kennette Hoyte, 49, of Perry Street, Tucville, Greater Georgetown. Based on reports received, the man, who operates his taxi during the Sunday market day, was soliciting passengers when two suspected bandits snatched a gold chain from a Police Corporal who was also at the market.Guyana Times understands that after the men grabbed the gold chain, the Police Corporal who was later identified as Morris Williams whipped out his service revolver and discharged two rounds at the men.In retaliation, the men dropped the gold chain and returned fire. It was during the exchange of gunfire that Hoyte was shot. The two bandits made good their escape on a pedal cycle.It is not clear if Hoyte was accidentally shot by the Policeman or the bandits, but, according to reports, the Corporal was placed under close arrest.The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted. The Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.last_img read more