The Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) and the Association of Travel Agencies (UPA HGK) are leading professional associations in tourism that represent the interests of over 2000 registered companies for the activities of travel agencies and tour operators and employ almost 6 and a half thousand people. “We are grateful to the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Parliament for accepting our proposals to enable the issuance of vouchers for unfulfilled travel contracts in a package deal that should have occurred in these extraordinary circumstances, ie after March 1, 2020. The passenger is fully protected because he receives a value voucher in the amount paid which he can use for another trip or a postponed trip after the situation has calmed down.Said the UHPA president Tomislav Fain. Also, Fain added that the voucher will be covered by the already agreed guarantee of travel agencies in case of insolvency. “The passenger is also entitled if he decides to return the funds and does not want to use the previously paid and booked trip, after 180 days from the date of cessation of special circumstances and to a full refund within 14 days. ” “As members of the European Association of National Associations of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA), we participated in negotiations with the European Commission, following which consumers were instructed to accept travel delays and vouchers. In communication with ECTAA colleagues from many countries such as France, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, Poland who in cooperation with their Governments also introduced the institute of vouchers in some form, we came to a satisfactory solution and we are very We are glad that both our Ministry of Tourism and the Government accepted the proposal and showed great understanding for the sector which found itself in an unprecedentedly difficult situation.”Said the president of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Boris Žgomba, also a member of the Board of Directors of ECTAA. The same return was provided to the agencies mostly in the form of deposits, vouchers, postponements and often none at all. Travel agencies were previously in a difficult situation and forced to bear the burden of the crisis on their own, even before further escalation in the rest of the economy, by the previously valid provisions of the Act which transposed the EU Package and Related Travel Arrangements Directive. Today, in addition to a package of other measures aimed at mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Parliament adopted amendments to the Law on the Provision of Emergency Tourism Services, which allowed travel agencies to issue vouchers instead of refunds to passengers for package deals. Of the 2061 companies registered for travel agencies and tour operators, 99,3% fall into the category of small or micro companies, and such losses are an enormous blow to their business, and as these are often family businesses, it is directly the income of their entire families. . Already in the HGK and UHPA surveys through February, by stopping school trips, congresses, business trips, restrictions on international travel as well as the arrival of guests from Asia and other then hotspots, 92 percent felt strong and medium negative consequences on long-term business. This impact has only increased in the last month with the closure of all borders and activities. Agencies, apart from the fact that the new booking and inflow of any funds are completely stalled since February, could not even get funds for already booked trips because the money has already been forwarded to others in the package package chain such as airlines and hotels. Photo: Pixabay.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr
Metro Sport ReporterMonday 29 Apr 2019 7:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link35Shares Granit Xhaka was disappointed with Arsenal’s display against Arsenal (Getty Images)Granit Xhaka has suggested that Arsenal lacked fight during their 3-0 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.Goals from Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy (2) handed Leicester a comprehensive victory and condemned Arsenal to their third straight Premier League defeat.Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ sending off for two bookable offences after 36 minutes compounded a miserable afternoon for Arsenal who are currently fifth in the table with two games to play.It was Arsenal’s tenth league defeat of the campaign, eight of which have come away from home, and Xhaka acknowledged that Arsenal have to adjust better to playing away.ADVERTISEMENT Granit Xhaka admits that Arsenal lacked fight during costly defeat to Leicester Comment Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League table after losing against Leicester (Getty Images)Speaking post-match, Xhaka said: ‘It is difficult to explain why we don’t play like at home and why we don’t take the points.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I said this last week. It is a different game away and at home. You can’t play like at home.‘You have to win the duels, run more than the opponents because the fans are in front of them.‘All the teams in the Premier League can play football and they can fight. If you don’t take the fight against them it looks like (Sunday).’Arsenal had put themselves in a strong position to finish in the top-four after putting together a six-game unbeaten run from February through to the start of April to move into third place.However, a disastrous week which has seen them beaten by Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester, has left the side in fifth, four points behind Spurs who are currently in third.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal could still qualify for next season’s Champions League if they win the Europa League and despite their recent form, Xhaka is positive that they can lift the trophy.‘If we are in the semi-final then of course. We have two games in front of the final,’ he said.‘I know anything can happen but if you are three games from the title you have to think positive.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results Fans will be allowed to attend the UEFA Super Cup match between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest on September 24, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.All games in the recent UEFA Champions League and Europa League final stage mini-tournaments have been played behind closed doors. UEFA’s executive committee ruled that up to 30 per cent of the 67,215 capacity Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital can be taken up by fans.However, UEFA said all other UEFA matches, including the upcoming Nations League matches and club competition qualifiers, will be played behind closed doors until further notice.The Budapest match is being viewed by UEFA as a test for their “Return to Play” plans.It has not yet been decided whether only local fans or travelling supporters would also be allowed to attend the match.“While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character. We hope to use the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest as a pilot that will begin to see the return of fans to our matches,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. “We are working closely with the Hungarian Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in the game,” he added.The Super Cup is seen as Europe’s international club season-opener, featuring the previous season’s Champions League winners against the Europa League winners.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Super CupUEFAUEFA Champions LeagueUEFA Europa League
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice.In other NFL news:— The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEBoycotts highlight MLB scheduleUNDATED (AP) — It was a typical start to a major league game as players from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins stood in their dugouts for the national anthem. Associated Press Update on the latest sports Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu.Defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play.The U.S. Open begins Monday. SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNo. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injuryUNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists. — The Reds knocked off the Brewers, 6-1 in Game 1 as Jesse Winker homered twice and prized prospect Jose Garcia singled in his first big league at-bat. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray allowed four singles over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) accounted for Milwaukee’s run with a sixth-inning homer.RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injusticeUNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. — Joc Pederson was the hitting star in the Dodgers’ 2-0, Game 2 victory, hitting a solo homer and scoring an insurance run on Will Smith’s double. Seven pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Los Angeles completed the sweep. The Dodgers won the nightcap despite collecting just three hits.— Cole Tucker singled home in the go-ahead run in extra innings and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-3 in Game 1. The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one before the Bucs scored three times in the eighth, including an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. Chad Kuhl delivered six innings of one-run ball for Pittsburgh.— The Pirates came away with a sweep as Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier provided RBI singles in a 2-0 decision over the Redbirds. Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory by pitching into the sixth inning of his first start, limiting St. Louis to five hits.— There was a thrilling end to San Diego’s 10-7, Game 1 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers hit a game-ending three-run homer with two outs in the Padres’ seven-run seventh. Manny Machado homered twice and had four RBIs, and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his big league-leading 13th homer an estimated at 448 feet onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. — Rookie José Marmolejos hit his first grand slam and Shed Long Jr. also connected in a six-run first that carried the Mariners to an 8-3 victory and a split of their twinbill with San Diego. Manny Machado also went deep for his third home run of the doubleheader. — 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIPMatsuyama leads amid tough conditionsOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah) birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. August 27, 2020 Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds to honor Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern major league history. Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only a Black Lives Matter T-shirt at home plate.It was yet another MLB game to be boycotted following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend.Oakland’s game at Texas was among six other major league contests that were postponed Thursday as teams boycott over racial injustice. Also postponed were Philadelphia at Washington, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Colorado at Arizona and Boston at the Blue Jays in Buffalo, New York. Without much apparent guidance from MLB, teams were left to make decisions for themselves.The only games being played Thursday are doubleheaders, three of which were makeup games following Wednesday boycotts:— Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Dodgers past the Giants, 7-0 in the opener. AJ Pollock belted a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night.In related developments:— The NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in response to the Blake shooting. The decision was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association, and was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says the HDA strongly feels this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports. Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment.NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGEJaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for change Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods finished with three straight bogeys for a 73. Woods needs to finish around fourth to have any hope of returning to East Lake next week in Atlanta to chase the $15 million bonus for the FedEx Cup winner.TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd roundNEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. — Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. The teams were inspired by NBA players who decided against playing to protest racial injustice. MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADEMariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cash
The following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety daily incident log between Thursday, Feb. 2, and Friday, Feb. 3.Miscellaneous incidentsat 3:11 a.m. on Feb. 3, DPS officers responded to a student who was reported to be suffering from an anxiety attack after consuming alcohol in the Annenberg House. An LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #215 responded. The RA Unit examined the student and offered transportation for medical treatment, but he declined and was released into the care of his roommates.at 2:56 a.m. on Feb. 3, DPS officers responded to a student who sustained a cut to his head when he slipped and fell in his apartment bathroom at 1210 Adams Blvd. An LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #15 responded. The RA Unit treated the student and transported him to L.A. Metropolitan Hospital for additional medical treatment.at 1:07 a.m. on Feb. 3, DPS officers responded to a student in La Sorbonne Apartments who was suffering from a possible alcohol overdose. The student had been vomiting, but was responsive and coherent when contacted by the officers. They cleared the scene after he declined medical treatment. at 3:33 p.m. on Feb. 2, a student was cited to Student Judicial Affairs for talking on a cell phone while driving a vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign at 28th Street and University Avenue.at 11:32 p.m. on Feb. 2, a student in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center was cited to Student Judicial Affairs for possession of a fake ID.