Colorado’s New Vertex Festival Will Not Be Happening In 2017

first_imgLast summer, bands like Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio Band, ODESZA and more flocked to Buena Vista, Colorado for the inaugural Vertex Festival. The event was an all-around success, championed by Madison House Presents and attended by thousands of local music fans. Unfortunately, it looks like the festival will not be happening next year, thanks in part to the slowness of the local government to reissue permits.A new Denver Post feature details the full situation. According to their report, the permits for Vertex 2017 were just passed, pushing Madison House “well past original planning timelines.” That was mentioned in a statement released by Vertex, which says:“The recent approval of the permit for Vertex in 2017 is much appreciated, and displays the collective intentions to discover a great path forward. Buena Vista’s relationship with a world-class festival has amazing potential. Rushing forward could compromise the quality of the festival and is not in the best interest of Buena Vista or Vertex. We look forward to ongoing productive discussions with the community so that we can best plan the dream of what Vertex can become.”Their statement did leave room for the festival to potentially return in the future, much like Madison House Presents did when they took a year off to rebrand Rothbury as Electric Forest. However, numerous problems – including noise complaints and subsequent noise limitations – thwarted their ability to put on the festival properly. It will be interesting to see what happens to Vertex in the future, but unfortunately this report definitely puts an end to the festival’s return in 2017.last_img read more

Veljko Ostojić, HUT: We have years of struggle for each guest

first_img“We have years of struggle for each guest. We all know that competition is not recovering, it has recovered. There are various incentive measures in the Mediterranean countries to make this growth as high as possible. If the business sector of the tourism sector does not improve significantly as soon as possible, we will soon find ourselves in a difficult situation, primarily in terms of competitiveness and investment attractiveness. ” Ostojic emphasized. HUT will start publishing quarterly tourist forecasts in which tourist trends will be precisely analyzed and trends in the coming periods will be predicted. In addition, HUT will initiate the organization of thematic round tables, guest appearances of eminent foreign experts and thematic workshops that will bring together key stakeholders in the tourism sector.  HUT is strengthening its activities with the aim of encouraging the development of the full potential of Croatian tourism  With the establishment of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT), the Croatian tourism sector has begun to redefine the system of tourism associations, and now in the next phase is strengthening activities aimed at encouraging the development of the full potential of Croatian tourism. HUT was founded as an umbrella organization that brings together 13 leading tourism companies and the two most important professional associations – the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association (UPUHH) and the Croatian Camping Association (KUH).  The key to the solution is to increase wages and bring them to the level of competing countries. However, although tourist companies increase their salaries every year, unfortunately there can be no serious changes until the tax burden is reduced, which would open space for a more significant step towards competition, HUT concludes. “Tourism is extremely important for the Croatian economy because it accounts for 20 percent of GDP and employs about 10 percent of the total number of employees in Croatia. At HUT, we believe that today tourism is one of the few industries in Croatia that still has significant potential to attract investment and development. The task of all stakeholders in Croatian tourism is to use this potential. Our biggest challenge at the moment is the recovery of the surrounding market and the non-competitiveness of the business framework in Croatia in relation to the surrounding countries. “, said Veljko Ostojic. “We have years of struggle for each guest. We all know that the competition is not recovering, it has recovered – Veljko Ostojic The goal is to better position the entire industry to key stakeholders and engage professional capacity in finding solutions to the challenges of the sector, said Veljko Ostojic, director of HUT, who is also president of UPUHH, president of the Executive Board of KUH. HUT has announced new tools for next year that will enable a better discussion of the situation and trends in the sector, with the aim of how these activities will encourage changes in the business climate in tourism.  October 17.10.2018, XNUMX, Medulin – Veljko Ostojic Director of the Croatian Tourism Association Photo: Dusko Marusic / Pixsell Today, tourism in Croatia is uncompetitive primarily due to the highest tax burden it has compared to neighboring countries. At the same time, it faces a growing problem of labor shortages.  The role of HUT is to strategically direct the development of tourism in Croatia and to promote active cooperation between sectors and decision makers of special importance for tourism. At the same time, UPUHH and KUH continue their activities as professional sectoral associations that will pay special attention to education, development of tourism professions and the exchange of best knowledge and experience.last_img read more

Senegal confirms third and fourth coronavirus cases

first_imgSenegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to four since the first case was confirmed there on Monday.Senegal is the only sub-Saharan African country besides Nigeria to have confirmed cases of the virus, which has infected more than 94,000 people and killed over 3,200 around the world.The health ministry said in a statement that one of the new patients was the 68-year-old wife of the 80-year-old Frenchman from a Paris suburb whose case was confirmed on Wednesday. The couple arrived in Senegal on Feb. 29. The second patient was a 33-year-old British woman from London who arrived in Senegal on Feb. 24, the ministry said.Both new patients are in stable condition at a hospital in Dakar and the two earlier patients’ conditions are “evolving favorably”, it said.Experts say it is not yet clear why sub-Saharan African countries have registered so few cases of the virus, which could challenge fragile health systems on the continent.Topics :last_img read more