first_imgSURFACE CREATES NEW PROBLEMS Author: Nedo Pinezić, The Ministry of Tourism is preparing another legal paradox. They want to stop the legalization of tourist traffic, that is, to enable the stopping of “categorization”. The reason is, allegedly, the load on the infrastructure in certain tourist destinations and the departure of residents due to tourism. Categorization? It is not a real means of regulating these problems. Flats are built and bought for someone to stay in. Temporarily, occasionally or permanently. They don’t build and they don’t buy to gape empty. If they are categorized then those staying in them will be registered as tourists and the owners will pay the tourist tax, income tax and tourist membership fee. In addition, the owners will be able to legally cooperate with travel agencies, cleaning and maintenance agencies, employ seasonal assistance… So they will create legal jobs in support activities. Such “categorized” accommodation is also available under the supervision of the Tourist Inspectorate, the Economic Inspectorate. If they will not be “categorized” then those who live in these apartments will be in the status of owners and their friends, tenants and their friends. If we want to be honest and objective then we have to look at what we are discussing from multiple angles. The basis of smart planning is (should be) related to the permanent population in a tourist place. If that were the case, then the spatial planning and the building permit would be related to the investor’s residence. The same applies to the purchase and sale of flats / real estate where homeless buyers (and anyone can register their residence in the place of ownership of the flat) would pay a significantly higher purchase and sale tax than resident buyers (Swiss model). Also, the construction of leisure houses (cottages) would be limited in space, floor, volume, design (as it was in the former state). Development and housing planning (I guess) should also take into account the employment opportunities of tenants in the real sector (unless everyone will be employed in the public sector, which can flourish indefinitely). If all this is gone, then what do we have? In the period of a decade and a half, every 7th job in Croatia “disappeared”. In that period, we lost 144.000 active residents. In Dalmatia alone, 60.000 jobs were “lost”. When we talk about the workplace, we mean “indefinite” employment. The number of permanent residents in the historic centers of tourist places will not increase due to the inadequacy of apartments for living by modern standards and due to the disappearance of jobs near the place of residence. Only residents who are tied to the same zone by work can live in the historic center of the tourist place, especially if they work twice, older people who do not have the opportunity or do not want to leave their home. Everyone else goes to the periphery where they can achieve a better standard of living. The chaotic situation in spatial planning, real estate trade and finally in the incompatibility of public infrastructure with approved, planned and built housing capacities. WHERE DID THE JOBS DISAPPEAR? The only benefit of reducing the number of categorized apartments will be for investors who will “open up” the possibility of building new, better, more beautiful tourist facilities instead of those that are “decategorized”. “On paper” there will be a lack of commercial tourist facilities.center_img At the same time, a new construction cycle will be launched, a new, large-scale “concreting” of the coast, emigration of the population and (dis) sale of Croatian “oil” (coast). They will not be registered as tourists, and the owners of these apartments will not pay fees, taxes, membership fees, nor will it be possible to supervise the tourist inspection in such apartments. And all other jobs related to such apartments will not be “visible” or recorded. Without such a status, a young man is incapable of credit, unable to pay rent, unable to provide housing. He can only be a “seasonal resident” of a tourist place employed in seasonal jobs in tourism with a stay in a “staff hostel”. All other possibilities disappeared in the whirlwind of war and postwar. The list of failed companies is impressive, and the “new industry” has not come to life. PEOPLE GO FOR BUSINESS Not to be outdone, the measure of “decategorization” is “throwing dust in the eyes.” This measure will not solve the targeted problems, in fact, new, even bigger ones will be produced. PERMANENT RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN LEAVING HISTORICAL CENTERS FOR DECADES This trend is happening in all cities, so there is a noticeable increase in the number of inhabitants in the peripheral settlements of cities such as Rijeka, which are not nearly “tourist” like Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik… Viškovo “on the edge of Rijeka” is the largest and youngest municipality in Croatia it is also growing. Historic towns in central Istria were abandoned long before the emergence of tourism in these places. Venice itself, its strict center, was abandoned by 40.000 inhabitants in the 60s. At the same time, settlements like Mestre-Marghera where cargo and industry have moved have increased… As many as XNUMX% of apartments in the historic center of Venice have been declared unsuitable for today’s standard of living. Dubrovnik’s historic core is also not exempt from this phenomenon. “CATEGORIZATION” OF APARTMENTS IS AN ACT OF LEGALIZATION OF EXISTING TRAFFIC IN TOURIST ATTRACTIVE PLACES The problem of depopulation is related to many other circumstances, tourism is the least “guilty”. Indeed, in one part it still makes its modest positive contribution. It connects people to a place where they can earn income from tourism. The question is until when? WE ABOLISHED PLANNING PROVISIONS FROM THE FORMER STATE AND SOWED A DISORDERlast_img read more

first_imgMagseis, a Norwegian geophysical company, has completed its first large-scale survey using a modular ROV-crew.Magseis said on Thursday that it had recovered the last sensor on the 4D seabed seismic survey in the North Sea.Magseis CEO, Idar Horstad, added: “This proves the efficiency of our modular-ROV based concept. We believe the concept holds significant potential for our clients in conducting more cost-efficient and flexible 4D surveys. Magseis is now actively marketing the crew across several regions.”Back in December 2016 Magseis won a contract for a full azimuth 4D seabed seismic acquisition survey using the company’s proprietary Marine Autonomous Seismic System (MASS) system.The contract, awarded by ConocoPhillips, began during the second quarter of 2017 and it was estimated to last approximately three months inclusive of mobilization to the prospect. The deal included the mobilization of a second, ROV-based crew for the project.According to Magseis’ second quarter financial results report from August, the survey was conducted on ConocoPhillips’ Eldfisk by using 3,000 MASS nodes and two ROVs.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

first_imgHermanos, whoescaped injury, turned himself in to the municipal police station and signified anamicable settlement with the victims’family./PN BACOLOD City – Thetricycle he was driving crashed against a prime mover truck in BarangayTortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. The 64-year-oldAmado Batadhay of Barangay 6, Victorias City, Negros Occidental died of headand body injuries, a police report showed. His passenger, Reneboy Chico,29, survived the crash. center_img According to policeinvestigation, the truck driven 36-year-old Rolando Hermanos overtook Batadhay’s tricycle andrammed into the vehicle around 6:10 on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img Organisers of the Kiev iGaming Affiliate Conference (15 November) have lined up an impressive pool of speakers including the CEO of PartnerMatrix – the agent and affiliate system of EveryMatrix, a trio of SEO experts and one of the best social media specialists in the CIS.Hosted by Smile-Expo, the event will bring together industry specialists from both Ukraine and abroad to discuss the trends and future prospects of online gambling and affiliate marketing.Levon Nikoghosyan, a recognised specialist in affiliate and agency programs and the CEO at PartnerMatrix, will be moderating the session titled ‘Affiliates in iGaming’, which also features Nik Rudenko, an 11-year industry veteran currently serving as Chief Marketing Officer at Favbet.Meanwhile, SEO will be brought firmly into focus by Evgeniy Bondar – Head of SEO at Boosta, who assesses how to acquire ‘first traffic’ in highly competitive niches, while Dmitry Petrenko – Head of SEO at, looks at traffic redirection, automation and reaching top search positions.The third of this SEO triumvirate is Viktor Karpenko, CEO at SeoProfy with 12 years of experience across some of the most competitive regions for traffic, including the USA, who has been tasked with explaining how to get TOP1 position in the western iGaming niche.Myroslav Liaskovez, Founder at LeadMarketing, is one of the top Facebook and Instagram specialists in the CIS, making 2,700 leads per day across the two sites. He will be talking through procedures for launching an advertising campaign, and how to start arbitraging with Facebook and Instagram.In total, there will be 12 presentations featuring experienced marketers and online specialists – held between 11:00 and 18:00, before the event concludes with an after party from 19:00.For a list of speakers at the Kiev Gaming Affiliate Conference, click HERE. Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more