April 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz host Warriors in regular season home finale Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Jazz host the Warriors for their home finale tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena.Utah can lock up the third-seed in the West with wins in its final two games. At 47-and-33, the Jazz are a half-game behind the Blazers and play them to close the regular season tomorrow night in Portland.Golden State is already locked into the second seed at 58-and-23. Robert Lovell Written by
Two Ball Parks Deemed Must See’s in Southern IndianaJULY 27TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANABosse Field in Evansville and League Stadium in Huntingburg are two of seven must-see ballparks in the Hoosier State.The Indiana Office of tourism released an article saying that the two ballparks in southern Indiana should be seen by all baseball fans.Both ballparks were noted for being featured in the film “A League of Their Own.” The article mentions Bosse Field’s history as the 3rd oldest ballpark in the country that’s still operational. League Stadium is noted for hosting hall of Famer Satchel Paige in the 1960’s.Other parks included in the list are Victory Field, Four Winds Field, Parkview Field, U.S. Steel Yard, and Kokomo Municipal Stadium.Click here to view the full article published by VisitIndiana.com. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
This weekend marks the inaugural Tumble Down Festival. Hosted by Twiddle, the event sees performances from Nahko & Medicine For The People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers and special guest Holly Bowling, held at the Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. While the main event runs from July 29-30 at the Park, there are a great number of pre-parties and after-parties to whet your whistle with some great jamming.Check out this guide to Tumble Down events below, and don’t miss any of the action!WEDNESDAY 7/27 – Mihali SOLO Tumble Down Pre Party at the Green Door Pub in Stratton, VT. Join Mihali Savoulidis for a Tumble Down “Eve Eve” party in beautiful Stratton, VT. Mihali will be giving away a pair of Tumble Down tickets and more! 9pm, FREE!THURSDAY 7/28 – Tumble Down Pre Party featuring Teddy Midnight and Formula 5. Are you in town a day early for Tumble Down? Head down to the famed Nectar’s to catch an amazing night of music to kick off the epic tweekend. Teddy Midnight and Mister F. 9pm. $7 18+ Tickets.FRIDAY 7/29 – TUMBLE DOWN. The Burlington Waterfront Gates will open at 4pm, with Montana psychedelic bluegrass band the Kitchen Dwellers beginning at 4:30. Turkuaz, a Brooklyn based funk band, takes the stage at 6pm, followed by two full sets of the host band Twiddle. Holly Bowling, the Phish inspired piano virtuoso will be playing BOTH NIGHTS between the Twiddle sets, so there should be little interruptions during this full night of music. Tickets.FRIDAY 7/29 (Late Night) Higher Ground – “Kitchen Cabinet” Pennsylvania jam grass rockers Cabinet will be joined by their Montana brethren for a one of a kind bluegrass inspired super jam at Higher Ground in S. Burlington. Higher Ground is just two miles up the hill from the Waterfront Tumble Down location, so plan accordingly. Grab tickets in advance as these afterparties are sure to be jam packed. $10. All Ages. Doors 10:30pm / Show 11pm. Tickets.FRIDAY 7/29 (Late Night) Nectar’s – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong follows Twiddle’s two sets on the Waterfront night one with their own late night rager, just up the hill at Nectar’s. 11pm Doors • 11:30pm Show21+ $15 Advance • $15 Day of Show • Tickets.SATURDAY 7/30 – The White Light Foundation Presents: Wampahoofus Charity Disc Golf Tournament. There are very few spots remaining for this very special charity disc golf event. For only $20 players receive a bagel breakfast, gift bags, and more. The course is located behind CVU High School in Hinesburg, VT, and registration starts at 9am. More info here.SATURDAY 7/30 – Official Tumble Down Pre Party Brunch featuring Holly Bowling and acoustic Cats Under The Stars. 12-4pmALL AGES $5 Brunch specials (breakfast sammies, bloody mary’s, mimosas) to get you ready to rock all day long! Tickets.SATURDAY 7/30 – PhanArt Presents: A Country Crisp Sunlight. PhanArt makes its debut in Burlington! “A Country Crisp Sunlight” will be held at Club Metronome in Burlington, VT, above Nectar’s. More info here.The show features: White Light FoundationThe PhactoryThe Shakedown ShopBurns Designs Art by Joshua LetourneauPin Me DownYEMshadesDirty Birdz Goods…SATURDAY 7/30 – TUMBLE DOWN. The Burlington Waterfront Gates will open at 4pm, with Pennsylvania bluegrass band Cabinet opening the day at 4:30. Nahko and Medicine for the People are scheduled for 6pm. Nahko has a beautifully unique sound and incredible message, that again will be followed by two full sets of the host band Twiddle. Like Friday, don’t miss Holly Bowling’s special “tweener” set. Tickets.SATURDAY 7/30 (Late Night) Higher Ground – Mihali and Frends. Twiddle lead guitarist and vocalist has joined forces with various other Tumble Down artists and local Burlington musicians to help wrap up Tumble Down in style. Higher Ground is two miles up the hill from the Waterfront Tumble Down location, so plan accordingly. Grab tickets in advance as these afterparties are sure to be jam packed. $10. All Ages. Doors 1030pm / Show 11pm. Tickets.SATURDAY 7/30 (Late Night) Nectar’s – Mister F and Strange Machines follow Twiddle’s 2 sets on the Waterfront night one with their own late night rager, just up the hill at Nectar’s. Tickets.21+ | $7Mister F – 11:00pm to 12:15amStrange Machines – 12:30am to 2am
Michael Yu | The Observer Students, faculty and members of the Congregation of Holy Cross gathered Tuesday night in honor of senior Lisa Yang, who died at Memorial Hospital in South Bend March 3.Yang, a native of Herndon, Virginia, died March 3 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, after a suicide attempt the previous week.Readings were done by Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president of student affairs, and Hannah Knochelmann, a resident assistant in McGlinn Hall, where Yang had been a resident. William Kennedy delivered the petitions.Fr. Pete McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, gave the homily. Yang’s death has been difficult to grasp, McCormick said.“We ponder this event, the death of someone with such love and compassion for others, who suffered so greatly on the inside,” McCormick said. “We are anxious, too, by the fact that Lisa is not the only one to feel this way. We ask ourselves how is it that we can deal with this in the future.”McCormick thanked the Yangs for their openness with the Notre Dame community.“The Notre Dame family owes the Yangs a great debt, because if it were not for you, for your willingness to allow us to be so honest about what it is, we would not be able to help those who feel the same way, who feel that they are alone … who feel that it is impossible for anyone else to experience this type of pain,” McCormick said.“Her courage, her beauty and the way in which she lived her life now serve as a reminder to us to be on the look out for people who struggle with such pain,” he said. “We know that Lisa was unwilling to share that pain that she felt with her friends, her family and those closest to her because she didn’t want to be seen as a burden.”McCormick encouraged students to reach out to one another.“Our great sorrow on this night is that we came to know her struggle too late,” he said. “While we cannot redo the past, we can move forward with greater wisdom, understanding and hope.“We hope that Lisa’s death might be an opportunity to help others understand that those dealing with depression should not be completely alone, but instead, for students to reach out to others.”One candle in the darkness only allows one to see the rough image, McCormick said, but many candles together — such as the Grotto candles students arranged in Yang’s name the night she died — radiate brightly enough to illuminate the whole.“The community that looks out for one another, motivated by compassion, will provide hope and clarity in even the darkest places,” McCormick said.“My brothers and sisters, let not Lisa’s passing simply be a moment of sadness, or a celebration of life,” he said.“That would be too one-dimensional. But instead, let it be a moment … a moment in time where we see life as the precious gift it is. A moment in time where we commit to doing what we can to let people know that they are loved.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Lisa Yang, memorial mass Notre Dame students and staff filled the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday evening to honor senior Lisa Yang with a memorial Mass. Yang’s parents and priests from the Congregation of Holy Cross were also in attendance.
Image by Matt Hummel / WNY News Now.FALCONER – Local Community Bank locations are closing their branch lobbies due to increased COVID-19 activity in the area.The company announced that starting Wednesday customers will need to use their drive-throughs to access most in person banking services.However, customers are able to schedule appointments to speak with bank workers inside the lobby.The bank’s ATMs and secure night depositories do remain available for use. Bank management is encouraging customers to use the online, mobile and phone banking options as well.Community Bank has locations in Jamestown, Falconer, Westfield, Randolph, Sherman, Ripley, Cassadaga, Dunkirk and Silver Creek. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Two new shows are set to play Lincoln Center Theater. Shows for Days, a new play by Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane, will kick off on June 4, 2015 and open on June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Preludes, a new musical from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 creator Dave Malloy, will begin on May 23, 2015 at the Claire Tow Theater and run through July 19. Opening night is set for June 15. Shows For Days, inspired by Beane’s own life in theater, follows 14-year-old Car, who becomes involved in community theater in Reading, Pennsylvania at the Prometheus Theatre. The theater is led by a woman who dedicates her life to directing, designing and starring in the group’s shows. Casting and the design team will be announced later. Tony winner Jerry Zaks will direct. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Preludes explores the hyponotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. Following an unsuccessful first symphony and during a spell of writer’s block, he begins to see a therapeutic hypnotist with hopes of overcoming depression and returning to composing. The production will include sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Paloma Young, lights by Bradley King and sound design by Matt Hubbs. Casting for the LCT3 production will be announced at a later date. View Comments
By Dialogo February 16, 2010 I am sorry for what happened to our Haitian brothers. May God give them the strength to go on. The US military has reduced its number of troops in Haiti to 13,000 from a post-quake high of some 20,000 because the need has decreased, General Douglas Fraser said. The commander also said the Haitian government was taking back control of the Port-au-Prince airport during daylight hours, with the United States having assumed operations there immediately after the quake. “There are roughly 13,000 US military men and women supporting the efforts here in Haiti,” Fraser said during a visit a month after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people. “The international aid and relief efforts have improved and increased in Haiti and we’ve seen an ability to transition those capabilities to other needs around the world.” He called it “a transition of immediate relief capability to an enduring capacity here in Haiti.” Fraser would not, however, provide specifics on how long he expected US troops to remain in Haiti, saying it would depend on needs in the country, where more than one million have been left homeless after the quake.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Jerome KnyszewskiCan you believe it? 2015 is here already! Wow. Time flies. Like crazy fast, right?!Question:How’d you do on your business and personal goals for 2014?I hope you EXCEEDED all of them. But if you’re like the rest of us mortals, you hit some, you missed some, you crushed some and you missed wildly. The good news is, you now have a chance to redeem yourself! It’s true.Set clear goals, work up a plan A and a plan B, but before ALL and after ALL, keep your eye FOCUSED on your PURPOSE, Goals, may change, may fail, but your purpose, if well defined, will make it ALL WORTH IT, pain and gain!Before you get started though, figure out first WHY are you doing what you are doing. WHY you want to achieve whatever you are getting ready for.With every endeavor, comes pain, sacrifice and certain things gotta give, so if you don’t clearly identify WHY you are doing what you are doing, you may regret it.However, if you have NO DOUBT as to Why, the CORE PURPOSE, of your course of actions, you WILL NEVER EVER REGRET, and that in itself is priceless and success in itself.So START this year with the WHY? continue reading »
A little more than a month ago, more precisely 03.07.2017. The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia published the results of the tender from the Competitiveness of the Tourism Economy Program, which was published on March 6.3, and closed on April 10.4.2017, 21.900.000,00. Given that the total number of registered projects is not known, it is impossible to say whether it really took three months to make decisions on project financing or whether it is simply an undercapacity of the Ministry to allocate the planned XNUMX kn.This analysis could probably also have been published earlier, but not for the simple reason that the Ministry’s decisions are published in .pdf format in a very non-transparent way, which makes any in-depth analysis very difficult. It is convenient to mention that Croatia has been a member of the World Partnership for Open Government since 2014 and has committed itself to transparency and openness in the work of public authorities. This also means publishing data in formats that allow easy management such as excell. But as we can see, it has not yet come to life.In the results of the tender, the Ministry publishes only the name of the project holder and the allocated amount, without the name and objectives of the project, ie the purpose of spending the funds. Also, the evaluation criteria, as well as the evaluation method, have not been made public. Are they employees of the Ministry or are external commissions engaged? How are projects evaluated and what is the maximum number of points required to approve funding? Why were some projects selected and some not? All these open issues shed a negative light on the work of the Ministry itself, which should explain to tourism workers and citizens in the most transparent way how they will spend almost 22 million of their budget kuna for the further development of Croatian tourism. Sorry, almost 25 million kuna has been awarded this year, and only in this tender.About the Program The Competitiveness of the Tourism Economy program of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia has been implemented for many years, and the data on the Ministry’s website provide information on financing since 2005.The goals of this year’s Program were: development of the offer of complex / innovative / creative tourist products; increasing the level of occupancy of accommodation capacities and extending the season in destinations; increase in average consumption per day of stay; increasing the level of employment and self-employment; networking with other tourism service providers at the destination level and improving international visibility. The program is implemented in 4 measures.Measure A it refers to increasing standards, quality and additional supply, diversifying business and sustainable development, using new technologies, and improving social inclusion. The measure is divided into 4 sub-measures, depending on the registration of the service provider. Thus, sub-measure A1 refers to Hotel, Heritage Hotel, Diffuse Hotel, Aparthotel, Tourist Resort, Tourist Apartments, Pension, and Integral Hotel – joint). Submeasure A2 refers to camps (camps and camping resorts), submeasure A3 to other catering facilities for accommodation (Hostel, Mountain lodge, Hunting lodge, Student dormitory or Student dormitory or Akademis, Room, Apartment, Studio apartment, Holiday house, Accommodation , Resort for children, Robinson accommodation facility, submeasure A4 on family farms (Winery / Tasting room, Excursion site, Room, Apartment, Rural holiday house, Camp, Camping rest area) and A5 on household facilities – private landlords (Room, Apartment, Studio apartment, Holiday house, Camp or Camping rest area in the household) which this year financed only the construction of the pool.Measure B refers to the development of special forms of tourism, and refers to entities registered to provide services in tourism and hospitality.Measure C refers to increasing the availability and safety (introduction of defibrillators and compensation for aquifers on islands), while measure D refers to the recognizability of Croatian tourism (activities related to the Croatian island product, connecting agriculture and tourism, and co-financing of international conferences / forums in the Republic of Croatia related to investments in tourism)Measure C refers to increasing the availability and safety (introduction of defibrillators and compensation for aquifers on islands), while measure D refers to the recognizability of Croatian tourism (activities related to the Croatian island product, connecting agriculture and tourism, and co-financing of international conferences / forums in the Republic of Croatia related to investments in tourism)Eligible project activities for each measure can be found on the Ministry’s website http://www.mint.hr/UserDocsImages/2_170301_program.pdf. The Ministry finances up to 60% of eligible costs with the exception of measure C where the costs are financed at 100%. Unlike some other tenders to which the Ministry awards grants, the investor needs to invest a minimum of 40% of its own funds. Approved support can range from 20.000 to 350.000 kn.Project selection in 2017 A total of 606 projects of total value were awarded 24.843.785 kn in 8 categories: Hotels, Camps and rest areas, Other catering facilities for accommodation, Rural household – family farm, Household facilities – Pools, Development of special forms of tourism, Defibrillators and aquifers, and Recognition and Croatian island product.Projects by categories Almost 40% of projects were approved in the Domestic Pools category (237). They are followed by projects in the category of family farms (105 projects – 17%) and in the category Development of special forms of tourism (102 projects – 17%). 65 projects (11%) were approved for the category Other catering facilities for accommodation, and 61 projects (10%) for the category Hotels. In the category Camps and rest areas, 17 projects were approved (3%), 10 projects (2%) were approved for Defibrillators and Aquifers, and 9 projects (1%) were approved for Recognition and Croatian Island Product.Source: TCNGiven that swimming pools are an enrichment of the offer and a prerequisite for extending the stay of guests in households, it is not surprising that their financing in households is constantly increasing. For example, in 2016, 176 swimming pools were financed in households, and in 2015, 167. The number of financed swimming pools is certainly higher, considering that they are financed in other categories from measures A and B, in addition to the category of household swimming pools.What is surprising in the results of the competition is only 9 approved projects in the category Recognition, which is focused on advertising and the application of new technologies, so the question arises – how will the accommodation capacity be filled if they are not advertised? Of course, this is especially true for those in lesser-known Croatian destinations, especially in continental Croatia.Financial value of projects by categoriesA total of HRK 9.304.000 or 38% of the total approved almost HRK 25 million was approved for the construction of a swimming pool in a household (private renters). HRK 3.567.000 was approved for tourism on family farms, HRK 3.510.000 for other catering facilities for accommodation, HRK 4.010.000 for hotels, and HRK 1.020.000 for camps and camping resorts. A total of HRK 21.411.000 (86,18%) was approved for measure A. For Measure B – development of special forms of tourism HRK 2.780.000 (11,18%) was approved, for Measure C – defibrillators and aquifers HRK 332.785 (1,33%) was approved, while for Measure D – Recognition and Croatian island product approved HRK 320.000 (1,28%). The average value of the awarded aid per individual project is approximately HRK 41.000.Source: TCNAnd what are these special forms of tourism? There are a number of definitions that come down to one thing – forms of tourism that attract tourists with their motive for coming, and which in our case does not refer to the sun and the sea. So special forms of tourism are cultural, sports, health, diving, enogastro, mountain, rural, etc., and whose season by its nature lasts almost all year round. Given that the mantra of the future development of Croatian tourism repeats the departure from the concept of sun and sea and the extension of the tourist season, the question arises whether the Ministry, as the umbrella institution of Croatian tourism, follows this logic, which is provided in the Tourism Development Strategy. by 2020? Judging by the types of this year’s approved projects – difficult.Projects by geographical determinant The first level of analysis included projects according to the geographical definition of the project holder or owner, in such a way that all projects that are not geographically located along the coast are classified in the category of continental projects. These include, for example, the interior of Istria, the Dalmatian hinterland and the interior of the island.Out of a total of 606 approved projects, 329 (54,30%) refers to the sea, in 277 (45,70%) on the continent. Out of the total allocated HRK 24.843.785,00, projects at sea occupy HRK 13.466.066,00 (54,20%), and projects on the continent HRK 11.377.719,00 (45,80%).What is the priority of the development of Croatian tourism – continent or sea? The vision for the development of Croatian tourism until 2020 is: In 2020, Croatia is a globally recognizable tourist destination, competitive and attractive for investments, which creates jobs and manages development in a sustainable way. on its entire space, nurtures a culture of quality, and provides its guests with hospitality, security and a unique variety of authentic content and experiences throughout the year.So, tourism needs to be developed in the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia – where it is less developed than in established tourist destinations.However, when the assigned projects are classified according to the criterion that all counties that do not have contact with the sea are classified as continental counties, the picture of financing development projects is significantly different. The second level of analysis shows that out of 606 projects only 178 (29,37%) refers to continental counties while 428 (70,63%) projects approved in coastal counties. In financial terms, 17.376.785,00 kn (69,94%) awarded for projects in coastal, a 7.467.000,00 kn (30,06%) for projects in continental counties. While this can be justified to some extent by tourist revenues and the number of guests in coastal counties, the question arises as to what extent the Ministry is really serious when we talk about the balanced development of tourism in the Republic of Croatia. The above vision will be difficult to achieve by 2020 if 70% of the budget funds from this, and probably other tenders, continue to be spent on projects related to coastal tourism. In order to achieve the given vision of the Strategy, the ratio should be exactly the opposite.What do we fund on the continent? Given the lack and insufficient quality of accommodation facilities on the continent, it is not surprising that 21 projects in the category of Hotels, 30 projects in the category of Other catering facilities, 57 projects in the category of family farms, and 27 projects in the category of development of special forms tourism, with an average value of around HRK 42. Is that enough for strong tourism development?But perhaps a better question is how are we going to direct tourists to the continent and what are we doing to promote it? Despite the fact that the Republic of Croatia through the Ministry of Tourism and other ministries, and local government units, and private entrepreneurs have probably invested hundreds of millions of kunas in the last twenty years, the promotion of continental tourism, especially in the international market is negligible. With the exception of the continuous promotion of Plitvice Lakes and to some extent Slavonia and Baranja, the question arises whether and when the promotion of the beautiful continental part of Croatia will finally start. To name just a few destinations and attractions unknown to domestic and foreign tourists: nature parks of continental Croatia – Kopački rit, Papuk, Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje, Medvednica, Lonjsko polje, Museum of Krapina prehistoric man, Vučedol culture in Vukovar, the oldest city in Europe – Vinkovci, Đurđevački pijesci, Ivana’s house of fairy tales, Karlovac aquarium, 11 spas and numerous objects of rural tourism, especially in Baranja.And as we watch columns of tourists come and go in summer exhausted by long waits in columns for one reason or another, shouldn’t we wonder what we need and can do to help them discover the charms of continental Croatia and deviate from their usual routes? Advertising campaign in a foreign market? Setting up info desks at the entrance to Croatia? Setting up signposts along highways and other roads? Redefining the financing of tourism projects in order to create strong tourism in continental, and not only in coastal Croatia, as the Minister promised? Another year for that is definitely lost.Author: Paul Bradbury, Total Croatia News
For the first time in history, a presentation of the Croatian tourist offer in Australia was organized
“Considering that presentations and workshops are being organized for the first time in our particularly important and large Australian market, we are extremely pleased with such a large response from Australian agents and partners, especially those who want to offer Croatia to Australian travel lovers for the first time. There is an excellent response from our tourist entities that recognize the potential of Croatia in the Australian market, from which last year there were about 243.000 arrivals and more than 745.000 overnight stays, which is an increase of 15 percent in arrivals and 12 percent in overnight stays compared to 2017. Australians mostly visit Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split, where almost 70 percent of the total arrivals of Australian tourists in Croatia take place. However, in the center of Melbourne, we have especially presented Istria, Kvarner, Slavonia, and all parts of our beautiful country.”, commented the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. Tourist traffic from the Australian market is constantly growing, and so far this year, compared to the same period last year, we are increasing the number of arrivals and overnight stays from this market by over 7 percent. They spend between 3.500 and 4.000 Australian dollars on travel, and in terms of Australian regions, the largest number of trips abroad is made from New South Wales, followed by Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Otherwise, a number of factors are influencing the increase in Australian travel, from the strong Australian dollar to competitive air ticket prices, globalization and increasing the ease of international travel. Australian tourists are very active and known for their adventurous spirit, preferring sports and outdoor activities, trips to Europe and the USA usually take them 11 to 16 days for business trips, while they spend more days on vacation. Cover photo: Pexels.com The presentation and workshop were attended by 11 Croatian tourism entities, namely the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, Croatia Airlines, the City of Zagreb Tourist Board, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Katarina Line Cruises & Tours, Atlas Plus, Navigare Yachting, Bagatin Clinic, Aronda Adriana Travel and Olivari, while the Slovenian tourist offer was represented by four Slovenian partners, namely KNM Travel, Ljubljana tourism & Ljubljana Castle, Palma travel DMC and Happy tours. As he points out with the CNTB, among the largest Australian tour operators, the presentation was attended by the company Adriatic, the company that is part of Impulse Travel Group with over 30 years of experience that offers Croatia in its offer; Beyond Travel, a leading Australian and New Zealand company specializing in Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Turkey, Greece, Croatia and Slovenia, as well as cruises and Outdoor Travel a company specializing in active holidays in Europe that does business with over 1200 agents across Australia. For the first time in history, the Croatian National Tourist Board organized a presentation of the Croatian tourist offer in Australia. Photo. Studio Luminaire Pictures The presentation and workshop in front of 70 Australian travel agents and seven major Australian tour operators in Melbourne was organized in collaboration with the Slovenian Tourism Organization called “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”. After the presentation in Melbourne, the Croatian tourist delegation is expected to present Croatia and the Croatian tourist offer on Thursday, July 4 in Sydney.