Uniline official travel agency of the European Handball Championship, continued development of the concept “one stop sport travel company

first_imgSports tourism, with its three components – tourism of sporting events, tourism of sports memories and active sports tourism – and an annual volume of 660 to 700 billion dollars, is one of the fastest growing selective forms of tourism in the world.Certainly, sports tourism is one of the niches that can and must extend the tourist season, especially because we have all the prerequisites, from a pleasant Mediterranean climate, connectivity, to global sporting success in both individual and team sports, and thus meet athletes as excellent ambassadors of our tourism. All the potentials of sports tourism in Croatia have been recognized by Uniline, the largest Croatian tour operator, through which tens of thousands of users of these services pass annually – from competitors, coaches to fans – and about twenty renowned sports federations and clubs.Due to the dynamic growth of sports tourism in Uniline, they started with a new business model as a solution for year-round and sustainable tourism. As Goran Sprem, CEO of Uniline for sports and corporate tourism, points out, their goal is to become a “one stop sport travel company” active on a 24/7 basis, ie available to clients every day and at any time. ” We see the future of this business in the systematic and continuous expansion of services and the creation of new business models in which we seek rational and cost-effective solutions for athletes, federations and clubs and their fans and guests through our specific know-how we have developed – from organizing sports development camps for all ages to the sports preparatory part and, if necessary, preparatory and competitive segments with accompanying services”Šprem points out and adds that sports tourism as one of the optimal forms of year-round business can significantly contribute to further diversification and sustainability of Croatian tourism.Uniline is the official travel agency of the European Handball ChampionshipIt is in this direction that Uniline started cooperating with the Croatian Handball Federation, and they became the official travel agency of the European Handball Championship, which will take place from 12 to 28.01.2018 January XNUMX. held in Croatia in Zagreb, Split, Poreč and Varaždin. “Uniline’s team on the EURO 2018 project has more than 80 people, of which about 30 are tourism specialists and a team with more than 50 drivers” said Ranko Petrović, Executive Director of Europcar and Uniline Logistics, at the same time the leading man of the operational team. Uniline team takes care of accommodation and transfer of EURO participants with a fleet of 50 cars and 25 buses for more than 1.200 officials of the championship, especially 500 athletes from 16 European countries, and then members of professional teams and sports officials of individual national federations, European handball federations (EHF), media representatives and sponsors, as well as the group arrivals of thousands of foreign fans.Sports tourism, with its three components – tourism of sports events, tourism of sports memories and active sports tourism – and an annual volume of 660 to 700 billion dollars, which participates with 14% in the world tourism cake, experts predict extremely dynamic growth in the next ten years. And how important such sports events are, especially when they are organized in the pre- or post-season, is sufficiently shown by the fact that at the very beginning of the year EURO 2018 will realize more than 25.000 overnight stays.Uniline sees the future of this business in the systematic and continuous expansion of services and the creation of new business models in the form of rational and cost-effective solutions for athletes, clubs and federations and their fans and guests through their own specific know-how – from organizing sports development camps for all ages preparation and, if necessary, other preparatory and competitive segments with accompanying services.last_img read more

Bellator 220: Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch fight date, price, how to watch, live stream

first_imgThe final bout of the first round of the welterweight grand prix takes place at Bellator 220, as Rory MacDonald puts the welterweight title on the line against Jon Fitch at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday night, live and exclusively on DAZN. The winner is scheduled to face Neiman Gracie in the semifinals on June 14. The co-main event features Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defending her women’s featherweight title against Veta Arteaga.MacDonald (20-5) makes the first defense of the championship he won from Douglas Lima at Bellator 192 in January 2018. Between then and now, MacDonald ventured up to middleweight and challenged titleholder Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 206 in September, with Mousasi demonstrating why size matters in battering MacDonald to win by second-round TKO. Mobile DevicesTV & Streaming DevicesGame ConsolesiPhone, iPadAmazon Fire TVPlaystation 3Android phones, tablesAmazon Fire TV StickPlaystation 4, ProAmazon Fire tabletAndroid TVXbox One, One S..Apple TVXbox One X..Google Chromecast….LG Smart TV, Smartcast….Panasonic Smart TV….Samsung Smart TV….Sony Smart TV..Where is Bellator 220? Bellator 220 takes place at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.. There have been several Bellator events at that arena, going back to Bellator 142 in 2015.Rory MacDonald record and bioName: Rory MacDonaldNationality: CanadianBorn: July 22, 1989Height: 5-11Reach: 76″  Total fights: 25Record: 20-5Jon Fitch record and bioName: Jon FitchNationality: AmericanBorn: February 24, 1978Height: 6-0Reach: 74″  Total fights: 40Record: 31-7-1 with one no-contestBellator 220 fight cardMain cardRory MacDonald (c) vs. Jon Fitch for MacDonald’s Welterweight titleIlima-Lei Macfarlane (c) vs. Veta Arteaga for Macfarlane’s women’s flyweight titleBenson Henderson vs. Adam Piccolotti; Lightweights Phil Davis vs. Liam McGeary; Light Heavyweights Gaston Bolanos vs. Nathan Stolen; Lightweights Preliminary card Tom Ponce De Leon vs. Jamario Mulder; Welterweights Diego Herzog vs. Jordan Williams; Middleweights Justin Tenedora vs. Matthew Perez; Flyweights Abraham Vaesau vs. Justin Roswell; WelterweightsAviv Gozali vs. Travis Crain; Lightweights Josh San Diego vs Brandon Laroco; Catchweight Boris Novachkov vs Chris Inocencio; Featherweights Ignacio Ortiz vs Roger Severson; Featherweights Join DAZN and watch Bellator 220 plus more than 100 fight nights a yearSince losing to Rousimar Palhares in December 2014, Fitch’s (31-7-1, one no-contest) reeled off five consecutive wins to earn a crack at MacDonald. Fitch has fought for the 170-pound title on two occasions. Back at UFC 87 in August 2008, Fitch lost a decision to Georges St-Pierre. Then, the California native came up short to Palhares at World Series of Fighting 16 (now Professional Fight League).Macfarlene (9-0) has taken Bellator by storm to become one of MMA’s biggest stars. She won the inaugural featherweight belt by fifth-round submission at Bellator 186 in November 2017 against Emily Ducote. After submitting Alejandra Lara at Bellator in June, Macfarlane headlined in her native Hawaii at Bellator 213 in December and scored a third-round submission over Valerie Letourneau.Arteaga (5-2) earned the shot at the belt by winning three of her last four opponents, including back-to-back wins, with a second-round submission of Denise Kielhlotz at Bellator 205 in September being the most recent.Can MacDonald bounce back from a devastating defeat or will Fitch be able to finally win the big one?Here’s everything you need to know about Bellator 220.(All times are Eastern.)Bellator 220 date, start timeBellator 220 takes place on Saturday, April 27. Action begins at 7:30 p.m., with the main card starting at 10 p.m. MacDonald and Fitch are expected to enter the cage at around 12:15 a.m.How do I watch Bellator 220?Bellator 220 is available on DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service.A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhere can I stream DAZN online?DAZN can be live-streamed via smartphone, computers/laptops, tablets, smart TVs, set-top boxes and video game consoles. Here is a list of DAZN-supported devices: last_img read more