Open applications for the best family accommodation Tourist flower – Quality for Croatia

first_imgPhoto: HGK The best accommodation in 11 categories will be evaluated: the best accommodation on the coast (sea, lake, river), in the city, for family, active vacation, wellness vacation, stay with pets, accommodation without barriers, eco accommodation, accommodation in nature and the best accommodation in rural tourism. As part of the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia 2019 campaign, the evaluation of family accommodation will be carried out this year as well, and the best will be awarded prizes and recognitions. “The evaluation process will be carried out in two phases. The first phase consists of the collection and processing of physical indicators, while in the second phase the expert commission evaluates qualitative indicators with special emphasis on specialized services and facilities offered by the facility.”Point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. The Tourist Flower – Quality award for Croatia recognizes the best in Croatian tourism for quality and excellence. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce has been conducting evaluations since 1997, and since 2015 for family accommodation, in order to make the public aware of the importance of accommodation providers in the household and to reward the best. The holder of the evaluation of family accommodation is the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and for the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia 2019 you can apply HERE The award ceremony will be held as part of the National Forum of Family Accommodation, which is being held in Pazin this year on March 27 and 28. 2020last_img read more

Real do not have mental edge over Atletico – coach Zidane

first_imgBy Rik SharmaMADRID, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid do not have a psychological advantage over Champions League semi-final opponents Atletico Madrid despite beating them in two finals in three years, coach Zinedine Zidane said yesterday.As well as victories in Lisbon (2014) and Milan (2016), Real knocked Atletico out of the competition in the 2015 quarter-finals. Atletico have never lifted European club football’s most prestigious trophy while Real have won it a record 11 times.Zidane, however, thinks the past will be irrelevant when the teams meet today in the first leg at the Bernabeu.“It means nothing that we’ve beaten them in this competition,” he told reporters yesterday.“I’m not thinking about Cardiff (the venue for the final) either. We have to win tomorrow’s game. We have prepared well and we are ready.“Everyone is pumped up and we’re ready for the run-in. I wish the game would start now.”The Frenchman confirmed that defender Raphael Varane is fit to play after recovering from a hamstring problem, but Pepe and Gareth Bale will miss the game due to injury.Isco is likely to start in place of Wales forward Bale after being rested for the 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday.IMPORTANT GOALThe midfielder recalled Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time goal against Atletico in Lisbon that levelled the score and forced the 2014 final into extra time with Real winning 4-1.“It still makes my hairs stand up,” Isco told the club website (www.realmadrid.com). “It was a really important goal; when he scored it I knew we wouldn’t lose. It came at a key moment and I felt like I’d also scored the goal.”Isco also remembered the penalty shootout against Atletico in Milan last year which Real won 5-3.“It’s the most stressful moment in my entire career,” he said. “In those moments I was in my own world, I only remember that when Cristiano (Ronaldo) scored the winning goal we ran to embrace him and it’s a moment that I’ll never forget.”Atletico coach Diego Simeone said his team must give everything they can to reach the final, fighting like “fans”.“We will try to compete in this game with the desire that any Atletico Madrid fan has,” Simeone told a news conference.“Zidane’s work is spectacular; he’s taken his team to a very good level. They will try to do us harm from the start by pressing a lot from the beginning.”Rojiblancos captain Gabi added: “We have to control our emotions. It makes me excited to (play to) be in another final, we all want to reach this final but we have to control our emotions to have a perfect game and try and beat Madrid.”last_img read more

Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot

first_img Submit Cash-focused Gamesys sanctions £40m debt repayment  March 3, 2020 Gamesys halts UK advertising during lockdown April 23, 2020 Share Related Articles Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUpon The governance of LSE-listed Gamesys Group, formerly JPJ Group, has cited confidence in achieving its corporate objective of indexing as a FTSE250 firm within the coming months.Publishing its full-year 2019 results, a new look Gamesys has reported a 35% increase in corporate revenues to £415 million (FY2018: £308m), citing ‘high organic growth’ achieved across the UK and Asia. Corporate governance branded 2019 as a ‘transformative year’, in which the company has taken full control of its technology stack and increased its UK B2C brand portfolio by acquiring group technology partner ‘Gamesys’ for £490 million last September. The strategic enlargement has allowed the company to ‘return to UK growth’, as it’s home market unit recorded 5% revenue growth to £357 million (FY2018: £339m). Further enlargement gains saw Asian operations surpass Europe as Gamesys’ second-largest revenue-generating region. Gamesys stated that it has established its presence within Japan after recording an Asia revenue increase of 137% to £122 million (FY2018: £55m).Commenting on company performance, Gamesys Group CEO Lee Fenton said: “I am delighted with Gamesys Group’s strong financial performance in 2019, particularly given the significant work undertaken around the acquisition and integration of the legacy Gamesys business.“Pro-forma5 revenues grew 15% delivered by growth the UK, Asia and North America, slightly offset by a decline in Europe, mainly due to regulatory developments in Sweden. It was particularly pleasing to see the UK return to moderate growth in 2019 as we annualised the introduction of enhanced responsible gambling measures and we expect to see similar trends in 2020.” Closing its 2019 accounts, Gamesys has absorbed £63 million in Q4 administrative costs (Q42018: £28m) primarily related to transactional fees and group taxes.Despite booking significant transactional costs, Gamesys maintained a 9% increase in adjusted EBITDA to £118 million (FY2018: £108m), sustaining its group net income at £85 million (FY2018: £86m). “After a transformative year, the Group can look to the future with confidence,” added Fenton. “Our ability to use enhanced scale, greater operational control and a renowned portfolio of brands will provide a strong platform for growth and at this early stage of the current financial year we are trading in line with our expectations. Finally, as ever, we aim to continue to provide an entertaining, fun and responsible environment for all our players to enjoy.” In its forward-looking, Gamesys underlined that 2020 trading thus far has remained in line with expectations. However, corporate governance is currently monitoring global COVID-19 developments closely and will issue investors with a further update prior to publishing its Q1 2020 trading statement in May.last_img read more