A year ago, I had the honor of being a small part of the dice when launching an online travel portal – The Plitvice Times.In a conversation with one of the initiators of the portal Ante Fumić a year ago, before launching the project, it was clear that he and the entire team from the project has a clear goal and desire – to promote Lika and its surroundings through tourism to as many visitors from Croatia, especially abroad learned about the amazing tourist stories provided by Lika. A great idea and project was my reaction and advice that the portal has great growth potential, especially because it is about foreigners as a target group of readers, and is not dependent on the Croatian market. “Plitvice and Lika definitely need such a portal. Go and try, you have nothing to lose. Go ahead bravely “One hundred questions in my head, as with any new business venture, but most importantly the whole team had the courage, believed in the project, passion and ultimately a clear vision. But the most important thing is that they have started, how many projects fail because they are waiting for the “right” moment and do not even take the first step, because it is one idea and quite another to implement the idea on the market. “We’ve been working on the project for over half a year and now the magazine is finally out. It is constantly said that Plitvice, and especially the whole of Lika, are not active enough in promotion on foreign markets, so an entrepreneurial initiative was born and we have now turned the idea into reality as the only English media in the area that exclusively targets foreign markets.”Said Ante Fumić, when launching the portal a year ago.Day by day, The Plitvice Times project positioned itself excellently on the media scene, knocking out the first perfume as an authentic and unique souvenir. Yes, a perfume, and not just any perfume, but a premium perfume based on orchids, moss and plums that grow in the Plitvice area. The goal is to reach a million visits, we are waiting for that goal to be fulfilled. Step by step, day by day, the Plitvice Times portal will be, in fact already, the first place for all tourist information about Plitvice, Lika and the surrounding area in English.Today, the whole project has gone a step further, and the first printed edition has been presented travel magazine The Plitvice Times.The tourist magazine is the only one of its kind in the wider area of Plitvice and its goal is to interest many tourists who visit the wider area of Plitvice every day with the interesting content of the surrounding destinations. “The Plitvice Times, is the first and only tourist magazine that covers this area, and is intended primarily for many foreign tourists who come here, but also for all potential visitors who are just planning their trip, because it will come to life on the online platform. The goal is to present to the readers all the beauties and experiences of this area and to interest them to stay longer in Plitvice.”Point out the editorial board of the tourist magazine The Plitvice Times.The first printed edition brings fresh information, many interesting stories, beautiful photos and personal experiences, so you can read articles about the abandoned air base Željava, the castle in Ozalj, an active vacation at the foot of Plješivica, an emotional story from Rastoke, but also little-known facts about orchids and a perfume created in honor of that valuable plant. ”“Humans of Plitvice ”is a category in which tourists who enjoy their touring experiences are prominent, and local people from the Plitvice area are not forgotten, so this time you will find the story of Tamara, a travel blogger who travels to the world from Plitvice. You can also find out the connection between the planetarily popular Oprah Winfrey and Plitvice, as well as why Italian Vogue chose this place for its special photoshoot. “They conclude in their statement.Otherwise, the magazine will be published according to the seasons, and the next issue is expected in January 2019. Of course, it is important to emphasize that the portal and the magazine are exclusively in English, and it is planned to start with other languages, especially Chinese.We need such entrepreneurs and ambassadors of Croatian tourismBut to get back to the beginning of the story again, the team behind the whole project bravely set off, they didn’t wait for the right moment because it’s never there, the right moment is always now. They set out to test the idea in the market and see how the whole project would develop. And that is a very important entrepreneurial message. Just get going, even though the project fails, you tried, you did your best, but you didn’t sit in the safety of your couch and whine on Facebook. Trust me, if the project ends ingloriously, you will learn a lot, mostly so far and meet some new people as well as open some new doors.And again, going to the print edition of a magazine in Croatia is crazy for most, both because of the high production costs and the chaos on the media scene, not to mention future potential sponsors to make the whole project financially worthwhile.Be like the team from The Plitvice Times. The right moment is now. Go and set clear goals, not desires. It’s one thing to want something, it’s another when you set clear goals for yourself.What is your new travel story?Related news:“THE PLITVICE TIMES” – THE FIRST TOURIST MAGAZINE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROMOTING STORIES FROM ALL OVER THE CHARACTERPLITVICE GOT ITS PREMIUM PERFUME AS A TOURIST AUTHENTIC SOUVENIR
A Scandinavian investor is tendering a €50m global “cross-asset, systematic trend following” mandate via IPE Quest.The investor requires a UCITS fund and has a minimum volatility target of 10%.According to search QN-2324, interested parties should have at least €10bn of assets under management, and €1bn for this particular asset class or approach.Applicants should state performance to 31 March, gross of fees. The deadline is 16 June. A Dutch pension fund, meanwhile, is researching managers and strategies for emerging market debt (EMD) and government bond mandates via IPE Quest’s Discovery service.The emerging market debt mandate is for a €50m allocation, while the global government bond mandate will receive €20m.For the EMD allocation (IPE Quest reference DS-2323), the pension fund wants an actively managed, investment grade bond strategy. Managers pitching their ideas should have a track record of at least five years.The global government bond option (IPE Quest reference DS-2322) should be a passive strategy, the pension fund said. It should also be investment grade only, and offered through a pooled fund.The deadline for both searches is 7 June.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected]
(REUTERS)-South Africa’s bowlers rallied magnificently after the loss of pace spearhead Dale Steyn before their batsmen pushed to an 102-run lead at the close on day two of the first Test against Australia yesterday.Steyn left the field with a shoulder injury before lunch and was later ruled out of the series with a stress fracture in a hammer blow for the touring side.But the remaining Proteas bowlers ripped out the hosts for 244 before tea before Dean Elgar (46 not out) and JP Duminy (36 not out) combined for an unbroken 59-run stand to steady the innings after two early wickets in the final session.South Africa were 104 for two at stumps having fought back strongly after Australia had dominated the first day.Vernon Philander took 4-56, teaming up brilliantly with debutant left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (3-56) as Australia lost 10 wickets for 84 runs after resuming in the morning at 105 without loss.“A few of us probably have to look at ourselves in the mirror and say why did we play those shots?,” opening batsman David Warner said of a collapse that included four ducks.Rising pace talent Kagiso Rabada took three wickets, with Steyn grabbing the first of the day to deny Warner a century.The Australian vice -captain and opener Shaun Marsh pushed Australia to 158 before Steyn had Warner caught in the slips for 97.Steyn exited in his following over but it did little to break the Proteas’ focus, with Rabada bowling Usman Khawaja for four and Maharaj grabbing a memorable first wicket, trapping Steven Smith lbw for a duck as the captain skipped down the wicket.Marsh was given out lbw in the final over before lunch and the rot continued after the break.Bowling a tight line and length, Philander and Maharaj ratcheted up the pressure with three straight maidens before Mitchell Marsh succumbed for an eight-ball duck.Adam Voges showed some resistance but Rabada caught a leading edge off his own bowling to dismiss him for 27.Mitchell Starc lasted only six balls before holing out for a duck off Maharaj, driving to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis at midwicket.Wicketkeeper Peter Nevill managed 23 before Josh Hazlewood (4) and Nathan Lyon, the fourth duck of the innings, fell quickly to wrap up the Australian innings.Shaun Marsh took a sharp catch at midwicket to dismiss Stephen Cook for 12 off paceman Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood bowled Hashim Amla for one, having dismissed him for a duck in the first innings.But Elgar and Duminy stood firm in the last hour to complete a fine day for South Africa and give the tourists hope of setting a big target on day three.DSOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 242 (Q. de Kock 84, T. Bavuma 51; M. Starc 4-71)Australia 1st innings (Overnight: 105-0)D. Warner c Amla b Steyn 97S. Marsh lbw b Philander 63U. Khawaja b Rabada 4S. Smith lbw b Maharaj 0A. Voges c&b Rabada 27M. Marsh lbw b Philander 0P. Nevill c Amla b Maharaj 23M. Starc c du Plessis b Maharaj 0P. Siddle not out 18J. Hazlewood c Duminy b Philander 4N. Lyon c Elgar b Philander 0Extras (lb-3 nb-5) 8Total (all out, 70.2 overs) 244Fall of wickets: 1-158 D. Warner,2-167 U. Khawaja,3-168 S. Smith,4-181 S. Marsh,5-181 M. Marsh,6-202 A. Voges,7-203 M. Starc,8-232 P. Nevill,9-243 J. Hazlewood,10-244 N. LyonBowling: D. Steyn 12.4 – 3 – 51 – 1, V. Philander 19.2 – 2 – 56 – 4(nb-3),K. Rabada 20 – 1 – 78 – 2(nb-2,K. Maharaj 18.2 – 5 – 56 – 3.SOUTH AFRICA 2nd inningsS. Cook c S. Marsh b Siddle 12D. Elgar not out 46H. Amla b Hazlewood 1J. Duminy not out 34Extras (lb-5 nb-1 w-5) 11Total (for 2 wickets, 40 overs) 104Fall of wickets: 1-35 S. Cook,2-45 H. AmlaTo bat: F. du Plessis, T. Bavuma, Q. de Kock, V. Philander, D. Steyn, K. Rabada, K. MaharajBowling: M. Starc 9 – 4 – 18 – 0, J. Hazlewood 10 – 2 – 31 – 1(nb-1),P. Siddle 8 – 4 – 12 – 1, M. Marsh 4 – 1 – 11 – 0(w-1),N. Lyon 9 – 2 – 27 – 0.