first_imgMore on that look u attached: LONELY PLANET / BEST IN EUROPE 2019 High Tatras, SlovakiaMadrid, Hotel SpainArctic North Coast, IcelandHerzegovina, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBari, Hotel ItalyShetland Islands, ScotlandLyon, SpainLiechtensteinVevey, SwitzerlandIstria, Croatia Lonely Planet, one of the most popular tourist portals and publishers of tourist guides in the world, has chosen Istria as one of the 10 best destinations in Europe in 2019. And such as the globally recognizable media with millions of viewers: National Geographic Traveler, CNN, USA Today, Huffington Post, Fodor’s travel intelligence, Reader’s Digest, Wine Enthusiast and many others. In concrete figures, the media value annually exceeds the amount of HRK 70 million. What is especially important in the business of PR activities is continuity in maintaining quality, but also product innovation and service creativity. The competition among tourist destinations is extremely large and strong, so it is a great success for Istria when some media houses that are world opinion leaders, achieve the award among the TOP 10 for the second or even third time. You either play the game or you don’t, and Istra is obviously playing very well. That is why our most successful is our tourist region. In recent years, the Istrian Tourist Board has invested significant effort and effort in PR activities, which has proven to be an extremely good investment, namely Istria has gained an immeasurable reputation in terms of selections / awards from the most influential media around the world. In a short time, they launched Istria on the radar of the most influential media as a destination that is measured by the best according to various criteria, and ranks us among the top 10 destinations in the world. The process of selecting the best destinations and trips involves a team of experts and members of the Lonely Planet community, who through a series of strict criteria select the best of the best in various categories. Istria has been selected as one of the 10 best destinations in Europe in 2019 for this summer, and the list also includes: In the context of PR activities, Istria has managed to network a whole set of innovative activities that further feed the strength of Istria’s media value because projects such as strategic partnerships in terms of co-marketing and co-branding, the Share Istria project and many others fully complement the PR reputation of Istria. , points out the director of the Istria County Tourist Board Denis Ivošević and adds: “The new recognition that Istria has received is just another confirmation in a series that Istria every year with its investments, knowledge and organization is able to create new products, attractions, and that it is able to raise the competitiveness of the whole region to a higher level. and honor”Ivosevic concluded. Marketing is not a cost but an investment, and they know this very well in the Tourist Board of the Istrian County For the seventh year in a row, this famous media house and a favorite read that many tourists trust on their travels compiles the reference list Best in Europe, which contains ten priority destinations in Europe that should be on the radar of world travelers right now. and Istria, which earned the prestigious Best in Europe 2019 award. Lonely Planet Editor-in-Chief Tom Hall pointed out that “Best in Europe 2019” shows European destinations worth including in your travel plan. “Istria offers a famous gourmet offer (including top quality white truffles and wild asparagus) with historical charm. While the famous coast is bustling in summer, the interior of the peninsula offers the opportunity to get to know the medieval towns on the hills and enjoy the rolling vineyards and picturesque olive groves. “last_img read more


first_imgMurray d’Almeida. There’s plenty of space to entertain on the deck. One of the best spots in the house during winter. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Now that’s a pool.AS a busy businessman, Murray d’Almeida needs a quiet place to sit back and relax in his spare time.His acreage estate in a secluded pocket of Currumbin Valley has been the perfect escape.For about 30 years the founder of Retail Food Group Australia and veteran Gold Coast businessman has called the 1.02ha property his slice of paradise.He and wife Cath have raised four children in the seven-bedroom, three-bathroom rainforest retreat, which he described as tranquil. What a view.Parts of the picturesque property were used in scenes for a 2013 film, My Mistress, starring international French actress Emmanuelle Beart.“It was fascinating,” Mr d’Almeida said.“(Emmanuelle) was a delightful person.”While Mr d’Almeida loves the property just as much as he did when he bought it, he has decided to sell it.“I will miss it beyond comprehension, however seven bedrooms and a five-car garage … are far too much,” he said.“I will try to find something similar but a fraction of the size.“I’d like to get a couple of acres further up the valley — the valley is god’s country.”McGrath Palm Beach agent Richard Snowden will take the property to auction on February 16.center_img MORE NEWS: What it’s like to live a life of luxury in the modern world It’s like taking a holiday in a rainforest retreat. Even the kitchen has views.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The house just about blends in naturally with the rainforest environment with very large decks that merge into the canopy,” he said.It is surrounded by trees with 200m of creek frontage, making it feel as though it is a world away from civilisation.MORE NEWS: Auction racks up $12 million in sales Mr d’Almeida said one of the best parts about it was that it was private yet the beach was a 10-minute drive away.“We have the best of both worlds,” he said.Among its standout features are a media room, two fireplaces, a wine cellar, multiple decks around the house and an infinity edge pool overlooking the creek.last_img read more


first_img FSF chief executive Kevin Miles believes the very audience Premier League clubs should be targetting are the ones being hit hardest in the pocket by the rising cost of attending matches. “Traditionally the atmosphere generated within English football grounds has been one of the things which sets it apart from football elsewhere, and ironically is one of the main drivers between the television revenue streams,” Miles told Press Association Sport. “Even just looked at from the economic angle, it would be short-sighted to jeopardise that in pursuit of the immediate bottom line. “The section of the fanbase which has historically been responsible for generating the cutting edge of the atmosphere in grounds has been young fans, particularly teenagers and those in their early 20s, who are currently the most vulnerable to being priced out of the game – and the outcome of that process is detectable at every Premier League ground.” The FSF believe introducing such changes could only enhance the product which currently generates billions of pounds of revenue for Premier League clubs from collective broadcasting deals around the globe. “It is the tradition and atmosphere within English football grounds which is a large part of what overseas television markets prize,” Miles added. “If professional football wants to guarantee that it takes place against a background of passionate noise and commitment, then a few simple steps needs to be guaranteed. “There has to be ticket prices which young people can afford, encouraging as large as possible away fan attendance and locating the noisiest supporters from home and away clubs in parts of the ground where the atmosphere they generate is felt to maximum effect.” English football risks losing its most prized marketable asset of an unrivalled passionate atmosphere at packed grounds, according to the Football Supporters Federation – unless more is done to make the game affordable to ‘noisy’ younger fans. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said it felt like “playing in an empty stadium” during the Barclays Premier League game against QPR on Saturday, believing such an environment has contributed to the way his team are approaching home games. Ever-increasing ticket prices has long been a thorny issue, with many fans simply priced out of the market. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgThe Dodgers can live with losses in the All-Star voting as long as they keep avoiding them on the field. The hottest team in baseball continued to streak toward the All-Star break with a 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night, their fifth straight victory and 16th in the last 19 games. On the day Yasiel Puig finished second in the Final All-Star Vote to Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers’ rookie contributed a pair of hits to elevate his average to .397. Mark Ellis finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs to carry a streaking Dodgers offense. The second baseman gave the Dodgers a three-run lead with a two-run single in the fourth inning and a 5-0 lead with an insurance two-run single in the eighth. “I think tonight was probably the best I’ve felt this season so far just with the command of the pitches and the action on them,” Capuano said. “Between starts I was working on trying to stay more in line, trying to throw down and finish the pitch. It worked tonight.” After Capuano was pulled following two singles in the seventh inning, Ronald Belisario induced an inning-ending double play on his first pitch. A hot Dodgers offense averaging 6.44 runs per game in July put pressure on Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz early. The left-hander making his second start of the season allowed three runs on seven hits with five walks in four innings. An inning after robbing Hanley Ramirez of extra bases with a leaping catch at the wall, left fielder Carlos Gonzalez took a split-second too long to gather Jerry Hairston Jr.’s second-inning double. Though the throw arrived home just in time, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario dropped it trying to make the tag on Uribe, who scored from first on the play. Ramirez went 0 for 2 with three walks, two of which were intentional. The Dodgers added to their lead in the fourth inning when Pomeranz loaded the bases with three consecutive walks to begin the inning. Ellis delivered a base hit through the left side of the infield to score a pair of runs. Puig left the game after striking out in the seventh inning, citing a bothersome hip, the same one he injured running into the outfield wall July 3. Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe’s productive night included two hits, a walk and a pair of runs scored. Coming off a three-game sweep of the National League West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks that pulled them within 1 games of first place, the Dodgers have won 13 of their last 15 games against division opponents. Since a loss to the San Diego Padres on June 21 dropped them a season-worst 12 games below .500, the Dodgers have posted a 16-3 mark that is the best in the major leagues. Arizona followed Wednesday’s 14-inning loss to the Dodgers with a 5-3 win over Milwaukee Thursday night, maintaining its hold on first place with just three games left before the all-star break that may be ill-timed for the Dodgers. “We’re playing good and if a couple days off costs you,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “You’re not that good.” After lasting an average of four innings in his last two starts, during which he allowing a combined 13 runs on 17 hits, Capuano (3-6) was fantastic Thursday. His longest outing since pitching into the seventh inning May 18 lasted 61/3 innings. He didn’t allow a run on six hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more