More than 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, for the first time Zanzibar, Seychelles and Ivory Coast, sweepstakes that take you to Dublin, Istanbul, Tunisia and Gardaland, guest bloggers and travel writers – PLACE2GO has never been bigger.”With more than 20 percent of GDP and 150 employees, tourism is an important driver of the Croatian economy, and according to all indicators, this tourist year will be even better than last year’s record, when we realized more than one hundred million overnight stays and earned more than 11 billion euros. . Tourism is an extremely important branch in Europe with more than ten percent of GDP and 24 million jobs”, Said Frano Matušić, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism at the opening ceremony of the seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO, which will be held until Sunday, March 18, in Arena Zagreb.”PLACE2GO has grown into a leading promoter of the global tourist offer in Croatia. Last year’s relocation of the fair to the premises of Arena Zagreb is a consequence of the growing interest of global tour operators in our tourist offer, ie the overall tourist product of the city of Zagreb.”, Said doc. dr. sc. Olivera Majić, Deputy Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić.Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, congratulated the organizers on a job well done and the fact that the exhibition space of Arena Zagreb is filled to capacity, and invited all fair participants to visit the Festival of Light in the historic center of Zagreb, which – like PLACE2GO Sunday. “This year we have 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, and for the first time the Seychelles, Zanzibar and Ivory Coast are presented.”, Said Damjana Domanovac, director of the fair, adding that she is sure that PLACE2GO will bring new jobs to exhibitors, and travel enthusiasts will find new destinations.As part of the first day of the fair, traditionally intended for business audiences, interesting panels were held: Smart cities and innovative technological solutions in tourism, Back to school – the importance of higher education in tourism and Greetings from Croatia – cultural heritage as a tourist product.If you visit the fair this weekend, a rich program awaits you, you will be entertained by world famous travelers, bloggers and travel writers such as Goran Milić, Mirela Priselac Remi, Goran Jović, Bojan Muscet and Dragan Petric, Vlado Sestan, Damir Zurub, Sasa Pjanic, Damir Filipovic and Ivan Rake, Dejan Nemčić, Ivan Bengeri and Putoholičar. You can win rich prizes such as airline tickets to Istanbul and Dublin, trips to Tunisia or Gardaland, you will not miss the PLACE2GO cocktail designed by bartender Filip Lipnik in collaboration with the Obala group, and you will enjoy floral installations of Zrinjevac to meet Floraart.The general sponsor of PLACE2GO is Turkish Airlines, the B2B lounge is sponsored by Hrvatski Telekom. From the very beginning, the fair has been supported by the City of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourist Board, and sponsored by President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Ministry of Tourism, Croatian National Tourist Board .Admission to PLACE2GO is free this year as well.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he has not even considered the prospect of making an unexpected title challenge despite the club setting the early Premier League pace. Liverpool conceded their first goals of the league campaign at the Liberty Stadium, having won their opening three matches 1-0, and their defensive record has improved since the back end of last season. But Rodgers stressed there had been no significant change in the things he was asking the team to do and their progress, which sees them on an unbeaten league run of 12 matches spanning this campaign and the last, was more about familiarity. “Initially when I came in last season the emphasis was on football and naturally when you come in with these sort of ideas everyone forgets about what you want defensively and focuses only on the ball,” he added. “The players have not been asked to do anything different from what we’ve always asked. “There is a greater understanding of how we want to work and over a period of games we’ve had that resilience as well as quality in our football. There is great confidence within the group. “What we’re doing now is marrying together all of the qualities we work on every day, which are the football qualities, physical and mental qualities. That’s what you need if you’re going to succeed in the Premier League.” But there is no doubt their early form has generated additional positivity in and around the club as they seek to secure a return to the Champions League after a four-year absence. “I haven’t even considered that (a title challenge) at all – the only focus is the next game,” said Rodgers. “We’ll assess it after 10 games, see where we sit there, then the halfway point and we’ll probably have a more realistic idea of where we can be. “At this moment, we’ve played four – won three and drawn one – and we’re in a good moment. “There’s a lot more to come. We’ve made a good start. People will talk that it’s early stages, as will I, but these are hurdles you have to get over. “We’re on 10 points already; at the end of last season we finished on 61 points and we talked about those extra 10 points that might have taken us into the Champions League – at this early stage we’ve got them. “I believe the team has still got a lot of improvements to make because of the nature of what I’ve seen in the games and the potential we have in the players. “We’ve got to sustain that but I’m really happy that in these early stages we’ve shown at least potential. I think that potential can grow even more.” Press Association The Reds were the last top-flight side to surrender their 100 per cent record in Monday’s 2-2 draw at Swansea but the point gained was enough to take them back to the summit. Despite an impressive start Rodgers knows bigger tests lie ahead and he urged caution in making any snap judgements for another six matches.
SUBSCRIBE TO US Suraj Alva LIVE TV Written By Abu Dhabi GP: Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault suffers engine failure Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 19:52 IST Abu Dhabi GP: Watch Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault Catch Fire During Practice Session Daniel Ricciardo had a bad day in the office after suffering engine failure during first practice at Yas Marina. The Renault driver won’t face a grid penalty. First Published: 29th November, 2019 19:52 IST Thank you, as ever, to the fantastic marshals 👏They have got FP1 back under way after Daniel Ricciardo’s oil leak around Turns 20 and 21#AbuDhabiGP 🇦🇪 #F1 pic.twitter.com/sIZZGuzhlP— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2019 FOLLOW US 📢 CLEAN UP ON TURN 20! 📢Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault suffered an oil leak which ended his session – and almost Valtteri Bottas and Pierre Gasly’s#AbuDhabiGP 🇦🇪 #F1 pic.twitter.com/qPZB6lxXJH— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2019 10 months ago Michael Jordan donates $7 million to open 2 clinics in Charlotte COMMENT Daniel Ricciardo had a bad day in the office after suffering engine failure during first practice at Yas Marina. The Renault driver though isn’t facing the prospect of a grid penalty. The incident occurred when the Australian was negotiating the final sector of the track when his car suddenly released a load of oil from the rear and he lost all power. He immediately pulled over and went out of the car, as Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas both almost came on the leaked oil.Also Read: Bottas Tops Practice Times For Abu Dhabi Grand PrixAbu Dhabi GP: Daniel Ricciardo to not face grid penalty The Abu Dhabi GP practice session was briefly red-flagged while the track marshals cleaned up the spill as best as they could, and the car was moved back to the pits. Daniel Ricciardo’s car will now be fitted out with a fresher power unit from his existing pool and will continue the weekend with that.Also Read: Sebastian Vettel Becomes Father, Set To Delay Arrival For Abu Dhabi GPWhile Daniel Ricciardo has escaped the penalty, Valtteri Bottas was not as lucky as him. Following his engine failure at Interlagos two weeks ago, he needed a fresh unit – his fourth of the year. As a result of him being fitted with a fresh one, as well as a new turbo and MGU-H, he will start the race from the back of the grid.Also Read: F1 News: FIA Reveals 2021 Car And New Regulations For The Future WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Sebastian Vettel becomes father, set to delay arrival for Abu Dhabi GP The final race of the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi GP) witnessed an action-packed day as the drivers participated in the first qualifying practice session on Friday. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas topped the chart after out-pacing Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.Also Read: F1: Teams Confirm Their Driver Lineups For The 2020 Season Prior To Abu Dhabi Grand Prix WATCH US LIVE