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An action plan for the future sustainable development of Dubrovnik – Respect the city – was presented

first_imgThe project ‘Respect the city’ was presented in Dubrovnik, by which the city administration wants to ensure the sustainability of Dubrovnik tourism and avoid a situation in which it will ‘become a victim of its own success’.Unbearable summer crowds and literally congestion of the center and the old town have plagued the City of Dubrovnik for years, but given the constant growth of tourist arrivals (last year Dubrovnik had the highest number of overnight stays in Croatia, and is among the cities with the highest tourist growth), the situation has become such that CNN ‘advertises’ Dubrovnik as one of the 12 destinations to be avoided and UNESCO has threatened to revoke its World Heritage status.In order to prevent further congestion and spontaneous development of mass tourism, and – as they say – the degradation of identity and cultural and natural values, the City decided to act urgently and launched the Respect the City project aimed at a series of short, medium and long term measures and solutions. improve the positive effects of tourism and reduce its negative effects.”We bring a three-year action plan with a clear goal of sustainable development and management of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination in agreement with all relevant stakeholders. This is not a tourism development strategy, but a project that will in the future combine a tourism development strategy, a historical core management plan and other strategic documents. The project will include short-term goals that we can achieve in this and the coming years, but also long-term goals of sustainable tourism ‘, said the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and pointed out that this must not be a project of the current city government but must be binding on all, which is why they called on all political parties, businessmen, all institutions and institutions to be part of the project.Although the project consists of three phases, and the third refers to 2020, the first results should be visible this summer because there are already some solid solutions to the problems of Dubrovnik tourism that have not been implemented so far. Among the measures planned for this year are the regulation and coordination of arrivals and departures of cruisers, tourist buses and stationary guests and citizens of Dubrovnik, supervision and management system of visits to the old town, and stronger security measures for citizens and visitors.The project manager, Ranko Milić from the Eupolis Group, said that the problem of excessive tourism and insufficient management is not only a problem of Dubrovnik, but also of the richest cities in the world. “This is a pioneering challenge. So far, a lot has been invested in marketing and little in management. There will be ‘fire’ measures, but we want to work systematically and integrated. We want to gather people who wish this city well, so that together we can design and implement priority tasks with the aim of sustainable development of Dubrovnik. Good governance is the core of sustainable development, and it is through the action plan that we want to solve the problem of Dubrovnik as a destination. This project cannot be implemented without the cooperation of the local community. ” said Milic.The goals of the project are sustainable development of tourism, sustainable use of the resource base and sustainable development of people, economy and community, and the whole project consists of three phases.  “The result of the implementation of the action plan should be Dubrovnik as a brand of different tourism, without negative connotations. We expect to achieve optimal visitor distribution by 2020. We will implement the first phase of functional destination management. It will be a great challenge, it will cost a lot, but there are enough sources of funding, primarily through EU funds. ” concludes Milić.Three phases of project implementation – Respect the city  In the first phase, defines a project team of experts with many years of experience in designing and implementing sustainable development and sustainable tourism projects, implementing and supporting social innovation and sustainable, socially responsible entrepreneurship, cross-sectoral local development partnerships, addressing urban development challenges, and providing external sources of development funding through the EU and other public and private development funds at the local, national and international levels. At this stage, this team has the task of facilitating the process of creating concrete solutions to defined urgent problems, and working on securing funding sources, but also turning solutions into sustainable business models. The goal of this is to position the city of Dubrovnik not as a problem city, but as a pro-active global leader in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism. In parallel, an advisory body is being established at this stage, which had its initiative meeting on 19 February 2018. This body includes relevant local, regional, national and international stakeholders who will jointly define the priority short-term, medium-term and long-term goals of sustainable development. development of tourism, but also the city of Dubrovnik as a whole. The advisory body will also propose the creation of sectoral working groups that will offer measures to address urgent problems (eg congestion of the most vulnerable parts of the city as early as 2018).In the second phase of the project in 2019, the goal is to continue development by designing, testing and establishing medium-term measures and to provide sources of funding for destination management models and solutions involving stakeholders. The cross-sectoral project partnership will include the best Croatian and world scientific-research, socio-economic and development-innovation profession.In the third phase, it is planned to realize targeted priority investments in improving critical infrastructure, testing and optimizing an intelligent destination management system, building stakeholder capacity, developing and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism products and services, and establishing an international center for knowledge and technology transfer of sustainable and responsible tourism. In this way, it is planned to specifically contribute to preserving and improving the reputation of Dubrovnik as a world attractive, but also organized, well-managed and well-organized tourist destination which, in addition to its beauty, culture and history, can offer the world relevant solutions, knowledge and innovations. value both for visitors and for all its citizens, including children, young people, families, the elderly and other groups at risk of exclusion. last_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 teased to come with big battery that will last days on single charge

first_imgOn Wednesday Xiaomi India teased the coming of a new Y series phone or the successor to the Redmi Y2. The company is yet to confirm the name of the upcoming phone but going by past records and rumours it will be the Redmi Y3. On Thursday Xiaomi released a new video teaser of the upcoming Redmi Y series phone. The teaser hints that the smartphone will have a big battery that will last long in a single charge. However, Xiaomi didn’t reveal the battery specs of the Redmi Y3.Considering Xiaomi is vouching so much for the Redmi Y3 battery chances could be it will sport a battery bigger than the predecessor Redmi Y2 which comes with 3080mAh battery. Overall the Redmi Y3 is expected to be a much-improved version of the Redmi Y2, which was launched last year. Xiaomi’s Y series phones are always selfie-focused and the upcoming Redmi Y3 will be no exception. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi Y3 will come with 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front.The company announced the coming of the new Y series phone via a tweet in which it mentioned, “In the tweet, Jain noted, “Mi fans! I got my hands on upcoming #Redmi phone & it is amazing! Went on a selfie rampage & the results are totally incredible.?? ‘Y’ am I taking so many selfies? BTW I clicked ’32’ selfies with 32 @XiaomiIndia colleagues! ?? Can’t wait to share more details with you. #Xiaomi..” Compared to the predecessor the Redmi Y3 will have a huge jump in the selfie camera setup. The Redmi Y2 comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the front for clicking selfies.advertisementYou never run out of juice. Y should your phone? #YYYHow long does your phone last on a single charge? India (@RedmiIndia) April 11, 2019Recently we have witnessed several smartphones come with a 32-megapixel camera on the front including Vivo V15, V15 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro, among others. Considering Xiaomi is going with the all glass body and dot drop notch for its recent phones, the same can be expected from the Redmi Y3 too. It is safe to expect the Redmi Y3 to come with Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro design. This means expect glass body, dot drop notch, slim bezels and more. Overall the Redmi Y3 will be upgraded version of the Redmi Y2.To recollect, the Redmi Y2 features a 5.99-inch full-screen display with 1440x720p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM + 64GB storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. On the camera front, the Redmi Y2 includes a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front, while on the back the phone includes a 12MP+5MP AI dual rear camera configuration. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and also supports dual SIM slot.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 quick review: Bold and beautifulALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A40 quick review: A small wonder among giantsALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 quick review: Has the goods to make it a winner in Indialast_img read more