As part of the second edition of the project “Meet your country”, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides and Partners on the occasion of the Day of International Recognition of Croatia, on January 13, 2019 (Sunday) beginning at 12:00 p.m. to organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guide associations operate – members of ZDTVH. “We wanted to emphasize the importance of protected sites for the representation of the country and the Ordinance on the list of protected sites (which is still being drafted), which is the only place where our country will be represented only by tourist guides who have been educated in Croatia. ” Kristina Niuć Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guide Associations, points out and added that 58 cities joined the initiative this year. Why have other cities, ie tourist boards, not joined the whole initiative so far? By the way, in Croatia we have a total of 555 local self-government units, 428 municipalities and 127 cities. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course to all other visitors and tourists. List of cities and municipalities where free guided tours are organized: Trogir, Split, Solin, Klis, Sinj, Trilj, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Sibenik, Drnis, Zadar, Rab, Opatija, Vepribac, Lovran, Rijeka, Krk, Vrbnik, Trsat, Labin, Rovinj, Pula, Vodnjan, Pazin, Buje, Porec, Karlovac, Zagreb, Varazdin, Slavonski Brod, Lipik, Osijek, Vukovar, Vinkovci, Otocac, Plitvice, Djakovo, Buzet, Roc, Hum, Motovun, Viskovo, Imotski, Cres, Novalja, Krapisnke Toplice, Jastrebarsko, Pag, Bakar, Daruvar, Hrvatska Kostajnica, Nin, Kastav, Sisak. Do we want tourism development or not? Obviously some don’t want to and don’t care. So don’t be surprised afterwards if things stand still. It’s up to the people. In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city. Photo: Tris.com.hr A great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism. Cover photo: Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association
– highest since its existenceEntering into its 57th year of existence, the University of Guyana (UG) has recorded an estimated 4000 student enrolment for the new academic 2019/2020— which is the largest since its establishment.Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paloma Mohamed delivering her addressThe students present at the ceremonial openingIt is against this backdrop that the new batch of students were formally welcomed into the tertiary educational facility during a simple but significant ceremonial opening on Monday, as they embark to pursue advanced studies.The students were welcomed to the facility by the recitation of poems and the singing of songs, but most importantly, they were informed about the significance of attaining a university education.Much emphasis was placed upon same by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paloma Mohamed during her keynote address to the University’s newcomers.“A university education will set you immediately from others who have not had this opportunity, a university education is the first of all life changing indicators and this confers mobility and lifelong opportunities that are not available to others, a university education really is an opportunity because for every one of you sitting there, there’s an average of about four others who applied and did not gain entry, for several reasons,” the Professor said.On this note, Mohammed charged the students to take advantage of the opportunities offered to them, given the sacrifices of others which make the existence of the University possible.“Your university education is funded in large parts by the people of this country, many of those people on whose backs we stand will never see the inside of a university. They work hard, they pay their tax and those taxes come to us, and so for that reason, we must take every opportunity, we must suck up iota of knowledge. And we must never forget upon whose back-breaking toil we receive our mark of distinction,” she noted.Held at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), the ceremonial opening was part of a packed week of orientation activities for those pursuing their tertiary education.