CROWN VIRUS OUTBREAK: EFFECTS ON GLOBAL TOURISM AND SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY AND RESISTANCE MEASURES Strategic break Given that the tourist product leisure (relaxation in leisure time, rest, sun-sea), the most vulnerable with the emergence of a pandemic, it is necessary to highlight in the foreground messages about the normalization of the situation. Also a smaller number of visitors to a destination that was perceived as overcrowded last year can be a good basis for creating a message about the opportunity to visit without the unbearable crowds. It is also recommended to maintain constant B2B contacts through video conferencing, webinars with business partners. This way we need to inform them directly about the real situation in the destination. And what is inevitable are specially created packages for target market groups with attractive prices. A money back guarantee is a hard-to-bear measure for small businesses. However, the possibility of “rebooking” (transferring reservations at no additional cost), greater flexibility in terms of cancellation deadlines, can help prevent reservations from being canceled en masse. Significant markets severely affected by the epidemic What can accommodation owners do? According to experts, the turning point when the recovery of the travel market will begin will be summer months. Not for the reason that the virus will disappear, no one dares to say, but for the sake of changing the state of human behavior. Good thinking and a thorough analysis of the situation are the first steps that every serious tourist destination, every serious tourist country must take right now. Breakpoint We need to think carefully about the new strategy for the ‘post corona era’. We need to refresh, change the tourist product. Launch new products. In doing so, everything we have learned in this crisis and all the new trends affecting tourist travel should be taken into account. Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.com Marketing measures Dr. Eran Ketter, expert in tourism safety, crisis management, crisis researcher and advisor to the Ministry of Tourism of Israel: Here I must note that the measure “Tourism Week is worthwhile”, which was launched before this crisis, not related to the current situation, is actually a “full hit” of the governing body of tourist Croatia. So the first measure concerns passengers, carriers, transport infrastructure. The second measure should refer to hosts, caterers (hospitality sector). They need to ease the cost side of bearing the burden of the crisis. This primarily applies to temporary tax, fiscal and parafiscal reliefs and marketing subsidies. Crisis management and measures “Tourist travel is declining globally. It is quite clear that the coronal virus pandemic is already causing great damage to tourist trips. Almost all forms of travel are affected, with airlines and cruise companies being the most affected. Airlines were particularly hard hit because they were left without a “cash flow” from the day of booking until the flight. It is this money supply that allows them to survive on low tariffs. In addition, city hotels in well-known tourist destinations in countries with a growing number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, show lower occupancy by 20, 40 and more percent” When a crisis situation like the current one occurs, the traditional way of managing does not help. In crisis situations, constant interaction with stakeholders in tourism, daily monitoring of the situation and the adoption of measures that can mitigate the consequences are needed.. The first measure to be taken is to turn to the domestic market and strongly support tourism trends in domestic tourism. Dr. Eran Ketter predicts that the few affected countries will recover relatively quickly, within a few weeks to a few months from the “breaking point”. Heavily affected countries will recover for a year. When compared, not exactly similar but instructive situation, which Egypt went through, the recovery took longer and still lasts. Before the “Egyptian Spring”, Egypt hosted 40 million passengers a year. With the escalation of unrest, violence, especially against tourists, coups in power, that number of arrivals dropped to 5 million. China is the largest emitting market and the third receptive market in the world. South Korea is among the ten most important emitting markets, and Italy is the third receptive tourist market in Europe for overseas travelers. Italy is also an important emitting market. Developments in these countries alone are hitting the global travel industry hard. Newly affected countries and regions are emerging day by day, where passenger traffic in both directions is also slowing down. Until then, the emergency situation will become regular, certain behaviors will be adopted and summer brings optimism and the will to get out of the daily routine and isolation. People want to get back to their lifestyle so travel will start to recover as well. Recovery time of tourist destinations With the recovery strategy, they managed to raise the number of arrivals to 12 million in a few years. (We in Croatia also know what war conflicts bring and how long it takes for tourist traffic to recover). Fortunately, the situation with the crown is not the same as the situation with violence, war and long-term instability. However, some measures to overcome the crisis and recover as quickly as possible are recommended in this case as well. Due to the force of circumstances, we were given a “strategic break”, a time when we have to think about how to further design our tourist offer (applies to all tourist destinations). How to prepare for the “day after” campaign? Live transmissions of the atmosphere of everyday life through social networks significantly contribute to this. If messages are sent about the normal circulation of people in the space without wearing protective masks, if it is clear from everything that we are in the phase of “business as usual”, it will have a positive effect on creating an image of the destination. Social networks are a very important channel. The most important.
RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Tottenham is in pole position to sign Ebere Eze after Crystal Palace reportedly cooled their interest in the QPR star. West London Sport reported in January that QPR had rejected an approach from Palace for Eze – which Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand recently confirmed. Ferdinand has always made it clear that his club would be likely to sell the likes of Eze if a big offer came in. And QPR first-team coach Neil Banfield told West London Sport that offers of £20 million and above would be difficult to resist. The Sun claimed that has put off Palace and Sheffield United, who were also linked with Eze. Banfield said: “If the offers come in of £20m and £20m-plus, I don’t think there would be many clubs that could turn that down. “Obviously we don’t want them to leave. We’d want them to stay at the club, get the club promoted and play in the Premier League for the Rangers. “We’d love to get promoted and play with Ebs, Ilias (Chair) and Brighty (Bright Osayi-Samuel), but I think you’ve got to be realistic. “The real world is that if a club comes in now with loads of money then those lads have got to go. It’s just a fact of life.” Eze looks increasingly likely to end up at Spurs. QPR are determined to hold out for big money and Tottenham have previously shown their determination to snap up young English talent. Eze has been outstanding this season and £20 million doesn’t seem an excessive fee for the England Under-21 forward, who will surely grace the Premier League sooner rather than later.Tags: Ebere EzeEnglish Premier LeagueEPLPlayer TransferQPRQueen’s Park RangersTottenham Hotspur read more
London: Former England football captain David Beckham on Tuesday pleaded not guilty on a technicality to a speeding offence in a loaned Bentley, and will face trial later this month.The former Manchester United star, who played 115 times for his country, was caught driving the luxury car at 59 miles (94 kilometres) per hour in a 40 mph zone in London in January.Also Read | No Messi as Ronaldo, Salah and Modric nominated for The Best awardBut his lawyer Nick Freeman, known as “Mr Loophole”, argued at a London court that the notice of prosecution was served a day after the 14-day limit.“There’s no issue in terms of driving or speed limit,” Freeman told the judge.“I’m not disputing it (notice) wasn’t served. I’m saying it was served out of time.”Also Read | US Open: Roger Federer crashes out after losing to John MillmanBeckham, 43, was not at the hearing, and Freeman said his client was unlikely to appear at the full trial starting September 27. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more
Okagbare powers Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m team to gold, off to ZurichPetite Nigerian sprinter hurdler, Tobiloba Amusan on Wednesday successfully defended her All Africa Games 100m hurdles title in a spectacular fashion.The 2018 Commonwealth Games sprint hurdles champion ran a blistering 12.68 seconds to win the gold and break compatriot, Glory Alozie’s 12.74 seconds Games record set in 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Amusan was the overwhelming favourite to win the gold in the event and she fulfilled expectations as she propelled herself to not only win the gold but also extend Nigeria’s 100 per cent domination since 1973 when Modupe Oshikoya won the first 100m hurdles title at the Games following the discontinuation of the 80m hurdles race ran in the inaugural edition in 1965 and won by Ghana’s Rose Hart. Amusan has also become the first athlete to successfully defend a 100m hurdles title at the Games and the third to run a sub-13 seconds to win the title after Taiwo Aladefa (12.98) in 1995 in Harare and Alozie in 1999.In the women’s javelin event, Kelechi Nwanaga also successfully defended her title with a throw of 55.88m, edging in the process two South Africans viz Van Dyk Jo-ane who threw 55.38m and former world and Olympics medalist in the event, Sunette Viljoen (53.44m) who also holds the African record in the event (69.35m).In the 4x100m relays, it was mixed fortune for Nigeria as the women won the gold while the men played second fiddle to Ghana.The women, led by Blessing Okagbare ran 44.16 seconds to win ahead of South Africa (44.61) and Kenya (45.44) while the men ran 38.59 seconds behind Ghana (38.30) with South Africa coming third in 38.80 seconds.In the 400m final, both the women and the men made it to the podium with Favour Ofili (51.68) winning the silver behind pre-race favourite, Moroko Galefele of Botswana with Ghana’s Obour Grace third in 51.86 seconds.The other Nigerian in the event, Patience Okon-George finished fifth (52.18).For the men, Nigeria’s Chidi Okezie won the bronze medal (45.61) with Botswana’s Scotch Leungo winning the gold (45.27) ahead of South Africa’s Phora Thapelo (45.59).Meanwhile, the former Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare will not be in action when the 200m event begins today in Rabat.The 2013 IAAF World Championship 200m silver medalist will be running her own 200m event at the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, Switzerland where she will be battling for the $50,000 top prize money on offer and the honour to be called Diamond League champion in the half lap.Okagbare is one of the eight athletes who have qualified for tonight’s final and she has been drawn in lane eight where she will hope to outrun a number of such top quality athletes as Britain’s Dina Asher Smith, The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers, reigning 2016 double Olympics sprint champion, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica and Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo.The tall and beautifully built Nigerian is the second fastest athlete (22.05 seconds) over the distance so far this year behind Thompson who ran 22.00 seconds last June in Kingston, Jamaica.While Okagbare is away in Zurich, Rosemary Chukwu will lead Nigeria’s charge for podium appearances in the event in Morocco.She and the two other Nigerians listed for the event, Ntia-Obong Mercy and Adekunle Bukola Jasper will be hoping to deny Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie Josee Ta Lou the chance to successfully complete a sprint double for the second time after winning in 2015 in Brazaville, Congo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tobiloba Amusan read more
The best B&H tennis player of the ATP list Damir Džumhur became the second B&H player who succeeded to enter the World Top 200. He took 187th place on the ATP list.Despite the injuries he had a pause in the first season that prevented him from performing in the qualifications of Roland Garros and Wimbeldon, Damir succeeded in performing at the two Grand Slams (Australia and US open). He scored 272 points during this year by playing two finals at the Challenger Tournament and won three titles at the ITF Futures Tournaments. The total ratio of victories and defeats of the season is 53:25. For the Davis Cup of B&H team he has two wins and one defeat.Damir stated that he had to undergo surgery due to the lack of oxygen flow to his lungs, and that after surgery he feels good and he is recovering.“I am going to Rome on Wednesday, where I will be preparing for the next 10 days, and afterwards I will play in Brisbane at the end of December and in January at the Australia Open. I will especially focus on playing for Roland Garros during 2014. I plan to play as much as possible for ATP tournaments next season, that I can get as close as possible to the World Top 100”, said Damir.His manager Nedim Vilogorac stated that usually tennis players in the top 100 are approximately 28 years old, so we should have patience for a big result considering that Damir is 21 years old.(Source: Klix.ba) read more
–30– WINNER COULD BE HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF NOV. 4 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–Last early in a field of 11 juvenile fillies, Miss Southern Miss rallied five-wide turning for home while displaying a torrid turn of foot to take Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by his brother, Keith, Miss Southern Miss covered a mile on turf in 1:35.08.Most recently fifth in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 3, the Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready tried turf and two turns for the first time on Monday and, given the result, chances are she’ll remain on grass for the foreseeable future. Off at 9-2, she paid $11.60, $6.00 and $4.80.“According to her pedigree, she’s supposed to run like this,” said Keith Desormeaux. “I tell you what, since that 2-year-old crop came in, there’s never been a doubt as to who is number one in the barn…The key was Kent today. If you watch her other races, it was a struggle for him to get her to relax…I had a lot of confidence that she’d continue her run home. And, it’s the pedigree! It’s nice to see that stuff come to fruition. She had them beat at the eighth pole…She’s going to be a really good horse on this turf.”Breaking from post position seven, Miss Southern Miss rated beautifully and had one horse beat with three furlongs to run. Full of run, Desormeaux opted to save ground around the turn and swung out at the quarter pole.“We have always been very, very fond of her,” said Kent Desormeaux. “She works lights out but unfortunately, when she gets behind horses on the dirt, the spray sets her off…On the grass, she just canters around there. She settled down the backside and never did take a deep breath today. She’s very talented and I guess she just needed a little grass under her feet. I hope she’s going to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade I, $1 million at Santa Anita Nov. 4) because I’d love to ride her there.”Owned by Peter L. Cantrell, Miss Southern Miss improved to 5-2-2-0. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her bankroll to $164,600.Ridden for the first time by French-born sensation Florent Geroux, Happy Mesa sat a close fourth at the rail going into the far turn, saved ground, rallied and was all-out to hold off German-bred La Force for the place in her Southern California debut for trainer H. Graham Motion. The second choice at 7-2, Happy Mesa paid $5.40 and $4.60 .Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, La Force had to wait for room around the turn and rallied resolutely through the lane to finish 2 ¼ lengths clear of Con Te Partiro. Off at 20-1 in her U.S. debut, Le Force paid $10.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.33, 46.25 and 1:11.16.The Surfer Girl was run as the sixth race on a nine-race card Monday at Santa Anita. read more