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first_imgThe small family camp Polidor in Istrian Funtana is recording excellent results, and with a capacity of 300 guests it is one of the few camps that is open all year round.It opened in July 2015 and has achieved 7.000 overnight stays in the last six months of that year. Already in 2016, it recorded an increasing trend of overnight stays, reaching the number of 24.000 overnight stays. Only from the beginning of October 2016 to the end of March, 3.360 overnight stays were realized, which proves that it is possible to extend the season more than the standard three months during the summer and increase the number of jobs throughout the year. By the way, 35 workers are employed in the camp during the full season.”This year we have 20-30 percent better booking, and in June we expect a growth of 60 percent”Gulia Ukušić from the Polidor camp points out and adds that June will be the most successful tourist month this year because of the guests from Germany and Austria who had the best dates for the holidays. Small family camps are a “new” tourist trend that certainly has its audience and its own story, and the biggest advantages are the personalized and closer approach as with the hosts in family accommodation, and the focus on quality, not quantity.15 million kuna invested in the opening of the camp, and this year they are investing an additional 4,5 million in swimming pools and luxury tentsCamp Polidor generates revenue of 2016 million kuna in 3,5, and this year, given the increase in capacity, it expects an increase of 10 percent. HRK 15 million has been invested in the project of opening the camp, and this year another HRK 4,5 million is being invested in additional facilities and accommodation facilities. Camp Polidor is preparing many novelties, and the most important is the construction of two swimming pools, one for adults and the other for children with water attractions, which together with the pool bar will open in April. In addition, seven new luxury mobile homes and 12 luxury glamping tents are being introduced this year, offering special breakfasts in baskets.In order to extend the season, ie to solve the problem of seasonality, we must sell diverse, authentic and quality content because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a tourist destination. They are well aware of this in the Polidor camp, which, in cooperation with local entrepreneurs, sells various thematic content and additional content. “In the pre- and post-season, we work with local service providers and a variety of experiences, from bike and wine tours, fish picnics to touring various attractions, such as Dinopark for children or going fishing. We have to take advantage of all that is offered to us in the area, all the attractions and experiences because they motivate guests to come out of season. ” concludes Ukušić and adds that this year they have concluded various new partnerships from which they expect a lot and that now they just need to nicely pack the whole tourist story and just tell it to the guests.Polidor has already received numerous awards, among which INOVACAMP 2016 stands out for its innovative concept of providing high-quality personalized service. The owners of the camp cultivate a personalized approach to each guest, and the innovation is manifested primarily in the multi-purpose building with numerous facilities for guests in the winter months. In the heated rooms there is a bathroom with toilets for children and the disabled, showers, family bathroom, space for hand washing and dishes and even a shower for pets. The building also includes a children’s playroom with a large slide, a small fitness room, and massage and billiards areas. In the second building, on the other hand, there is a room for socializing with a fireplace and a TV for socializing in the winter. Near the camp there is a modern beach to which guests are transported by train.In addition to the quality accommodation that is taken for granted, in the Polidor camp they sell quality service and content and through synergy with other local entrepreneurs make a winning combination and formula for a great tourist story. See how they do it on the camp website  www.campingpolidor.com, which is more than modern and functional, which is certainly the point of the “and” of this great tourist story.last_img read more

first_imgMar 20, 2012Avian flu on Dutch turkey farm was H5N2The low-pathogenicity avian flu virus found on a Dutch turkey farm was an H5N2 strain, Dutch officials said in a report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), not H7 as mentioned in a press report yesterday. The virus infected 200 turkeys but caused no deaths, and it prompted the culling of all 44,500 turkeys on the farm, according to the OIE report. Because low-pathogenicity H5 and H7 avian flu viruses can mutate into highly pathogenetic forms, they must be reported under European regulations. The source of the virus was listed as unknown. All commercial poultry in a 3-kilometer zone around the affected farm will be screened, the report said.Mar 19 Dutch report to OIETaiwan confirms latest outbreak of high-path H5N2Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) has confirmed its third outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in commercial poultry in as many weeks, according to a report yesterday to the OIE. The three outbreaks combined have killed 1,548 birds and led to the culling of 21,564 others to prevent disease spread. All began last month but were reported to the OIE after delays of varying lengths. The most recent report describes an outbreak in a flock of 8,647 poultry that killed 426 birds in Chu-Tang township of Changhua County. A Mar 10 report detailed 318 deaths in a flock of 9,625 in Fang-Yuan township in the same county, and a Mar 3 report confirmed 804 H5N2 deaths in a flock of 4,804 birds in Liou-Jia district of Tainan county. All remaining birds in the three flocks were culled. In January Taiwan reported to the OIE that a November 2011 avian flu outbreak killed 200 birds on a commercial farm in Fang-Yuan, and the remaining 52,800 poultry were culled. That outbreak, however, was attributed to low-pathogenic H5N2, even though all infected birds died. The H5N2 outbreaks have led to charges of a government cover-up, according to a Mar 14 Taipei Times article.Mar 19 OIE reportMar 10 OIE reportMar 3 OIE reportJan 10 OIE reportMar 14 Taipei Times storyAdolescent flu-shot coverage reported higher by parents than by providersParents of adolescents report their children as having had an influenza vaccination at a rate about 10 percentage points higher than providers do, says a study today in Vaccine. The researchers analyzed data from the 2009 National Immunization Survey–Teen (NIS-Teen), a two-phase survey that estimates vaccination status by interviewing by phone parents in randomly selected households of 13- to 17-year-olds and then following up with a mail survey to the adolescents’ providers. Based on parent reports, influenza vaccination coverage was 21.7%, compared with 11.3% based on providers’ reports. The overall sensitivity of parental report of vaccination was 86.7%, specificity 86.2%, positive predictive value (PPV) 43.1%, and negative predictive value 98.0%, using the provider report as the “gold standard.” Among the parents surveyed, 22% retrieved and referred to a “shot card” when giving their answers. When these parents reported a vaccination that a provider did not report (hence thought to have been obtained at other than the physician’s office), those vaccinations were considered “true” by the researchers, and the sensitivity, specificity, and PPV increased to 91%, 93%, and 71%, respectively. The authors say that coverage estimates in the adolescent population are important for planning following the change by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to expand annual flu shot coverage to include youngsters up to 18 years of age.Mar 20 Vaccine abstractlast_img read more

first_imgFrom NewsRx.com AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMILWAUKEE — About 1,200 retirees of Milwaukee’s Tower Automotive plant who opt to keep their current medical coverage will see their monthly health insurance premiums quadruple, or more. Premiums for some of the retirees have increased to more than $1,000 a month. Company officials say skyrocketing healthcare costs have given them no choice but to raise the premiums. Tower Automotive recently sent notices to the retirees telling them of the increase. Smith Steel Workers Local 19806 plans to file a grievance over the matter, union president Duane McConville said. Retirees and the company already are in mediation to resolve a federal court lawsuit challenging changes the company previously made to the retiree health insurance plan. The premiums increase affects 1,200 workers who retired from Tower’s Milwaukee plant since January 1998, according to the Novi, Mich., company. “While we recognize that the size of their premium increase is substantial, it reflects the considerable and ever-increasing cost of retiree health benefits,” company spokesperson Bev Pierce said. Copyright 2004 Health Business Week via IncRx.com _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

first_imgAmerican Heart Association’s 23rd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball was held at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday, June 22. This year’s event honored John Crean, MD, Nuclear Cardiology, East End Cardiology/NYU/Winthrop and Mark Saporita, MD, FACC, Cardiology and Internal Medicine, East End Cardiology/NYU/Winthrop with the Distinguished Service Award. Toby and Larry Milstein received the Humanitarians With Heart award. Sharelast_img

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first_imgNHS hospitals must brace themselves for an ‘explosion’ in medical negligence claims in the aftermath of the report into the Mid Staffordshire scandal, a leading lawyer in the sector has said. Tim Gorman, partner at clinical negligence firm Axiclaim, said last month’s publication of the Francis report has removed a mental barrier for victims thinking about bringing a claim. The public inquiry into the scandal found at least 1,200 patients had died due to poor care and mismanagement at Stafford Hospital. Gorman said: ‘In the past, victims of medical accidents often had moral reservations about claiming against the NHS, despite having clearly suffered extreme negligence in some cases. The shocking findings of the Francis report have now made hospitals fair game in the eyes of the public. We expect to see an explosion in the number of victims coming forward.’ A spokesman for the NHS Litigation Authority, which defends hospitals in England against clinical negligence claims, said there had been an increase in claims against the NHS in recent years, but there had yet to be any spike following the Mid Staffordshire report. He added: ‘We are experts at helping to resolve such claims and operate efficiently to ensure justified claims are paid promptly and less meritorious claims are defended.’last_img read more