Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers – Room to VET

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first_imgEurope is traditionally the world’s most important tourist macro-region, and family accommodation in Europe accounts for about 13% of the total available accommodation capacity.When it comes to Croatia, it has more than 500 thousand beds in family accommodation, which is more than half of the total accommodation capacity in Croatia. Modern tourists are increasingly staying in family accommodation looking for more freedom, privacy, an authentic tourist experience through interaction with the local community, better prices and greater value for money. Although family accommodation is relatively widespread in Europe and is constantly increasing, European destinations face a number of challenges due to the lack of control over its development.One of the main development challenges is the education of the owner of family accommodation and its professionalization, all with the aim of raising the quality of family accommodation and, ultimately, raising the overall level of quality of the destination offer. Another important trend that characterizes the modern family accommodation market is the increasing use of ICT both on the tourist demand side, in the travel planning phase and during the stay in the destination, and on the tourist offer side through the application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation.Bearing in mind the growing need of private accommodation owners for lifelong learning and for raising the level of their knowledge, skills and competences and, on the other hand, respecting the increasingly widespread use of ICT in family accommodation, the project was launched. Rooms to VET. The project is funded by the EU Erasmus + KA2 fund, implemented by the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb in cooperation with 8 partners from 4 European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Spain) and the project involves experts in the field of tourism, lifelong vocational education and ICT -and in tourism.The main goal of the project is to raise the level of quality and competitiveness of family accommodation in partner countries, using a free “e-learning” platform for owners of family accommodation and holiday homes, which will allow users to quickly, interestingly and easily (so-called “bite -sized learning ”) acquire the knowledge and skills they need to improve the level of quality of family accommodation. The platform will consist of 6 learning modules designed based on a detailed research of the educational needs and habits of family accommodation owners. These are the following modules: hospitality and service culture, planning for successful business, improving daily business, arranging and beautifying the accommodation facility, creating innovative products and services, and more efficient promotion and sales. Users of the platform will go through each module in a way that they will first learn the theoretical basis from a certain area and then go through the process of checking the acquired knowledge.In addition to the platform, on the project website (www.roomstovet.eu) there will be a database with best practices in the field of family accommodation as an example and incentive to other renters who want to raise the quality of their accommodation facility. PROGRAM – ROOMS TO VET – Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers PROGRAMME09:00 – 10:00: GATHERING AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS10:00 – 10:30: OPENING OF THE MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECTo Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatiao University of Zadar- Welcome speecheso Renata Tomljenović and Damir Krešić, Institute of Tourism- Presentation of the “Rooms to VET” project10:30 – 11:30: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION DEVELOPMENTo Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism- National program for the development of family accommodationo Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce- Current situation and development possibilities of family accommodation11:30 – 12:00: COFFEE BREAK12:00 – 13:30: EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICEo Damir Hordov, Zadar County Tourist Board- “WELCOME” – Labeling of family accommodation in Zadar Countyo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo doo- Lifelong education and professional development of family accommodation ownerso Siniša Miljević, Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA)- Application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation in Istriao Goran Rihelj, Portal hrturizam.hr- Hosts in family accommodation as ambassadors of Croatian tourismo Neven Palčec, myRent doo- Management of reservations in family accommodation – channel management13:30 – 14:30 – LUNCH BREAK14:30 – 15:30 – ROUND TABLE WITH PARTICIPANT’S QUESTIONS:THE FUTURE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIA – OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS(moderator: Goran Rihelj)o Mila Razović, University of Zadaro Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerceo Blanša Mićin and Šime Knežević, owners of family accommodationo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo dooo Siniša Miljević, Director of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA) 15:30: END OF THE MEETINGlast_img read more


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first_imgThousands of people in Jakarta are at risk of becoming homeless after losing their livelihoods because of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, several NGOs have reported.”Between April 20 and 24, we received 71 complaints from Jakartans saying they are struggling to pay their rent,” Rujak Center for Urban Studies executive director Elisa Sutanudjaja said in a teleconference on Wednesday.The complaints, she said, ranged from sellers to college students, housewives, construction workers, taxi drivers, app-based ride-hailing drivers and app-based massage therapists. Read also: Indonesia’s economy heads into turbulence as Q1 growth plunges: Economists”I’ve fallen behind on my rent for more than a month. I’ve talked to my landlord but I don’t know how long he can give me leniency,” Budi said in the teleconference.Budi, who used to worker as a hawker in Ancol, said he lost his livelihood after the Jakarta administration temporarily closed tourist destinations in the city to curb the spread of the virus.”I’ve tried to earn money in other ways but I’ve only made enough to feed my wife and three children; it isn’t enough to pay our Rp 1 million rent each month,” he said.Elisa said the government should provide a safety net to ensure residents who rented homes would not become homeless.”The government should provide a mechanism to give renters leniency or provide rental relief,” she said.The government could also cooperate with NGOs to list residents who have become homeless.”The government could provide temporary housing for residents who have been evicted from their rental homes by utilizing sport halls, schools, mosques or vocational training centers,” she said.Read also: Indonesia could enter recession as virus response remains fractured, unclear: EconomistsLBH Jakarta director Arif Maulana said the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic had also put people who borrowed money from online lenders at risk of intimidation and data breaches.”In the last two months we have recorded 53 cases related to online lenders. Many residents are struggling to pay their debts because of the pandemic. However, creditors refuse to provide leniency despite the current situation,” Arif said on Wednesday.He said many borrowers experienced online or even physicals threats from creditors after falling behind on their dues.”Some creditors even leak the borrowers’ data online.”According to Arief, layoffs were the second most common legal issue the institute handled during the pandemic.”We have received 35 complaints regarding layoffs in the last two months. Apparently many companies have refused to fulfill their obligations when laying off employees. “Some residents said they were pressured to resign from their jobs so that the company did not have to pay severance pay. Some companies did not pay the employees’ health insurance for months before they were laid off, some purposefully laid off by their employees before Ramadan so they do not have to pay for the Idul Fitri holiday bonuses,” he said.Topics : Thousands of other Jakarta residents are also at risk of losing their homes.”Thirty five percent of Jakarta residents live in rented homes,” she said.A recent survey conducted by the Amrta Institute, Lokataru Foundation, Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) and Rujak Center for Urban Studies found that around 27 percent of Jakartans were now struggling to pay their rent.Budiarso, a resident from Pademangan Barat, North Jakarta is one of these people.last_img read more


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first_imgWorkers in developing and emerging economies, especially those in informal employment, had been affected to a much greater extent than in past crises, the United Nations agency said. It added that a decline in employment numbers had generally been greater for women than men.Read also: Female workers in Indonesia earn 23% less than their male peers”Just as we need to redouble our efforts to beat the virus, so we need to act urgently and at scale to overcome its economic, social and employment impacts. That includes sustaining support for jobs, businesses and incomes,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in a statement.In the second quarter alone, the revised estimate of global working time lost was 17.3%, equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs, against a previous estimate of 14% or 400 million jobs, the report said.In the third quarter, working-hour losses of 12.1% or equivalent to 345 million jobs were expected, it said.”Moreover, revised projections for the fourth quarter suggest a bleaker outlook than previously estimated,” it said.Working hours losses in the final quarter of 2020 are now projected to amount to 8.6%, equivalent to 245 million full-time jobs, against the same time a year ago, the ILO said.Topics : Income earned from work worldwide dropped by an estimated 10.7%, or $3.5 trillion, in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.The figure, which does not include income support provided by governments to compensate for workplace closures during the pandemic, is equal to 5.5% of global gross domestic product (GDP) for the first three quarters of 2019, it said.”Workplace closures continue to disrupt labor markets around the world, leading to working hour losses that are higher than previously estimated,” the ILO said in its sixth report on the effects of the pandemic on the world of work.last_img read more


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first_imgSUBS1 Benjamin Ochan19 Ismail Watenga21 Timothy Awani13 Savio Kabugo4 Ivan Ntege20 Isaac Muleme03 Tom Masiko22 Muzamir Mutyaba23 Milton Karisa3 Bernard Muwanga,9 Geofrey SerunkumaEdrisa LubegaGHANA1 Richard OFORI (GK)4 Daniel Opare17 Lumor AGBENYENU18 Daniel AMARTEY19 Nicholas OPOKU13 Alfred DUNCAN14 Kingsley Sarfo8 Ebenezer OFORI20 Richmond Yiadom5 Thomas PARTEY22 Frank AcheampongStandings Group EEGY – 9ptsUGA – 8ptsGHA – 6ptsCGO – 1 Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Tony Mawejje in action against Ghana at AFCON. Uganda were held to a draw.FT:  Uganda ?? 0 Ghana ?? 0Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes were held goalless by Ghana’s Black Stars in a Group E 2018 World Cup qualifier Saturday.Soccer governing body FUFA had promised each player a bonus of $3000 (SH10.8m) for victory, but Ghana Black Stars matched the hosts for most of the game, to get a result which virtually eliminates both sides from contention.The game ended in controversial fashion, as Ghana put the ball in the net but referee Daniel Bennet ruled the “goal” offside. The Ghanains protested, and at the post match press conference coach Kwasi Appiah was not impressed.“Our goal was cancelled I do not know why. I do not like criticising referees but for the game to grow in Africa, we need good referees,” coach Appiah said.Uganda coach Moses Basena said the team had problems going forward, losing many balls that slowed down their attack options. “We are dissapointed with the result, but we are happy the way we worked. There were people doubting our abilities, but we showed we can take on the best on the continent,” he said.Egypt now have one step in the Russia World Cup finals. They host Congo Sunday.center_img Goalkeeper Dennis Onyango slammed the poor state of the pitch, saying it played a big part in the result. He also blamed the poor pitch for the ball that hit him, went back into play in added time and was scored but disallowed for offside.“How can the national team play a crucial match on a village pitch. It shows how seriously we take the national team,” he said.Mandela National Stadium hosted a crusade two days before the game.#UGAGHA TweetsCRANES LINEUP18 Denis Onyango14 Nico Wadada15 Godfrey Walusimbi16 Hassan Wasswa5 Isaac Isinde12 Denis Iguma6 Tonny Mawejje10 William Kizito Luwagga17 Faruku Miya11 Derrick Nsibambi7 Emmanuel Okwilast_img read more


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first_img“I used to attend the fireworks every year with a few ofmy girlfriends when I was a kid,” said Alexandra Hough,Red Bank. Holidays and celebrations have had a different look in 2020. Graduations have been relegated to virtual ceremonies, birthdays to drive-by parades and Memorial Day to small backyard gatherings with socially distanced guests. The traditional spectacular fireworks over the Navesink River will once again be on display Friday, July 3. But to safeguard supporters, it will be celebrated without the accompanying family event. So it’s no surprise that the annual 4th of July Family Fireworks on the Navesink River will be a little different this year, too. “Riverview Medical Center has invested an extraordinary amount of funds to acquire ventilators, disinfecting machines, temporary tenting and personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19 and to prepare for any potential resurgences making community support more important than ever.” “This community has been through a lot this year,” said Domenic DiPiero, former chairman of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation and current Hackensack Meridian Health trustee. He and wife Hilary DiPiero, Riverview Medical Center Foundation trustee, have been hosting the family fireworks event at their home on the Navesink, which featured food, rides and games and raised critical funds for the medical center. Last year, the event raised more than $250,000. “Fireworks on the Navesink River are a time-honored tradition and while we are not able to gather in person, we are thrilled to be able to put them on for the community as a way to express our gratitude for the heroes among us, while raising money for a great cause,” said Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. The expense of the display was generously underwritten by the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.  EDUARDO PINZON Fireworks will once again light up the skies over the Navesink River July 3. Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center will present the pyrotechnic display dedicated to the community’s frontline workers, including health care and other essential workers. This year the fireworks, scheduled to go off between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m., will be dedicated to the community’s frontline workers, including health care heroes and other essential personnel. “The hard work of the staff and health care professionals at Riverview Medical Center has always been important to and appreciated by the community,” he said. “So it seems a fitting tribute for this year’s display be dedicated to them. And we’re happy everyone can enjoy the fireworks.” The fireworks will be launched from a barge in front of the DiPiero’s dock. Fireworks Display is Dedicated to Frontline Heroes The fireworks are traditionally visible along the Navesink River in the section nearest the Oceanic Bridge. Hackensack Meridian Health encourages all individuals gathering to watch fireworks at any location throughout New Jersey to practice safe social distancing and masking. All donations made will support the ongoing efforts at Riverview Medical Center to care for patients during this crisis and beyond. Gifts are 100 percent tax deductible and can be made at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/RMCFireworks, by calling 201-317-5397 or emailing michelle.casserly@hackensackmeridian.org. “We’d usually attend some barbecue beforehand and make our way onto the bridge to get a good view. I remember when we first learned they were being discontinued how upset we were about it. It’s nice to hear that they’ll be back this year. Even better is that they’re being held for a good cause.” The article originally appeared in the June 25 – July 1, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more