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

Max Scherzer does his job again, and in typical hard-nosed fashion

first_imgScherzer expected to work deep Wednesday, especially after the first few frames. He got the seventh inning from manager Davey Martinez and, in typical fashion, finished with a flourish. MLB.com says he threw 13 four-seam fastballs in the inning; his slowest was 94.3 mph and his fastest was 97.6. He struck out his last three batters.He long ago earned respect from teammates with his competitive fire and his ability to put up numbers, but this game, and Scherzer’s 2019 season, should lift him to a higher perch, even if he is counted on to be indestructible. Scherzer leads the National League with 146 Ks and 106 1/3 innings pitched, and his 2.62 ERA is fourth-best. He’s right in the heart of what is now a crowded Cy Young race.If the Nats’ promotions people were smart (or just feeling mischievous), they’d rush to create a new batch of Scherzer bobbleheads for their scheduled Friday giveaway. Show the type of commitment their ace does and add a splotch of purple paint below every right eye. Show that the organization can get the job done, too, no matter what might get in the way. Max Scherzer wasn’t hurt Wednesday even though his bruised face indicated otherwise. He had all he needed: clear eyes and a right arm full of gas.The Nationals’ ace took the mound one night after he busted his nose by bunting a batting practice pitch into his face. The bunt was executed with, shall we say, less than total gusto. Scherzer’s pitching, on the other hand, was quintessential . . . Max effort. He limited the Phillies to four hits and a pair of walks over seven scoreless innings and 117 pitches. He struck out 10. He got the win and the Nats (35-38) completed a sweep of a day-night doubleheader, which pushed them to four games behind the Phils for the National League’s second wild-card berth.MORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNNow, while it’s true that Scherzer’s performance wasn’t a Bloody Sock Game or a gem thrown by someone whose elbow (or hamstring) could unravel at any second, it was still a forceful reminder to teammates and opponents alike: Answer the call, do your job, no excuses.”This is just going to be part of what you got to do. You take the ball every fifth time,” Scherzer told reporters after the game, per The Washington Post . He said he felt “zero” pain on the mound and minimal discomfort. Scherzer also said he would have lobbied to stay in if the break had occurred during a game.Nats second baseman Brian Dozier was of a similar mind.”Well, I hate to kind of undercut it by any means,” Dozier said, per the Post, “but we expect that from him.”last_img read more

Palm Beach Election Officials Release Voting Hours, Locations

first_imgElection season is upon us, and if you’re planning to vote in person, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office has released the details. Early voting for this year’s primary elections begins on Aug. 3 and ends on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Election Day is Aug. 18. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Below is a list of early voting hours and locations throughout Palm Beach County.last_img

Internationals tame the winds to set championship pace

first_img15 May 2017 Internationals tame the winds to set championship pace Internationals Aileen Greenfield and Lulu Housman set the pace on a windy first day at the English senior women’s amateur championship at South Staffordshire Golf Club. The conditions were testing, especially when combined with the slick greens, but the leaders fashioned impressive scores of two-over 75 as they set about the 36-hole process of qualifying for the match play stages.  “This is the sort of course where you have to think your way round,” said Greenfield, who was in England’s winning team at last year’s senior Home Internationals. She did that in style, with two matching halves of one-over par – thanks in part to a sure touch on the greens. “The greens are very undulating and the downhill, downwind putts are very difficult,” added Greenfield, from Pyecombe in Sussex (Image © Leaderboard Photography). She was followed in by Housman, whose score marked a return to championship form after a disappointing season last year when she missed out on a place in the England team. She played for the national side in 2015, after winning the English senior stroke play title, and her aim this week is to amass precious order of merit points to help her return to the team. Housman, from Wyke Green, Middlesex, has put in plenty of work with her coach and she remarked: “Today was a good start, but there’s a long way to go and I’ve got to keep my head screwed on!” The leaders are being chased by Suffolk’s Fiona Edmond (Ipswich), a former England women’s international who is making her debut in senior ranks and is one shot off the lead. Behind her is a group on five-over 78, made up of former champion Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire), Yorkshire’s Heather Staniforth (Hallamshire) and Devon’s Jo Shorrocks (Bigbury). The local challenge is led by South Staffordshire’s own Annette Deeley on 79, while past champion Julie Brown (Trentham) shares 12th place on eight-over. She’s in a group which includes defending champion Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) and 2015 winner Helen Lowe (Scraptoft, Leicestershire).  Shorrocks was a member of an England Golf working party which came up with a new format for this year’s tournament. It increases the championship match play flight to 32 players and introduces a second flight for the top 16 players aged over 60. “I think it’s gone down very well,” she remarked of the changes. The leading players in Flight Two – contesting the Ann Howard Trophy – are Carol Wild (Notts Ladies) and Jeannie O’Keeffe (Hankley Common, Surrey) who both shot 82 today. O’Keeffe, who putted well to initially set the target, commented: “My days of playing in the top flight are past and I’m very, very happy to have Flight Two and it’s lovely playing against my peers. It’s exciting and there’s a strong field.” Click here for full scoreslast_img read more