Bird slaughter in Russia attempts to contain avian flu

first_imgAug 2, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Mass culling of domestic poultry in 13 villages in the Novosibirsk province of Russia is reportedly being carried out today. In addition, thousands of area families are being checked daily for illness, and farmers have been ordered to wear protective garments in an effort to contain the avian influenza outbreak there.Valery Mikheyev, chief public health officer in the province, announced today’s plans, following up by saying that there was “no cause for alarm” and that “up to 6,000 people are being checked per day,” according to Russian news agency Itar-Tass.Novosibirsk officials met yesterday with Governor Viktor Tolokonsky to determine actions to take to contain the outbreak, says a story in the Moscow Times. That report says poultry farm workers there were told to wear protective clothing and undergo disinfection procedures.Local government officials in Novobirsk have said that the farmers affected will be reimbursed for their animals; the equivalent of $315,000 has been set aside for that purpose.Other nearby regions have been affected as well. Varous news services have reported in the past day that more than 300 domestic poultry have died in Altai and that the veterinary service confirmed H5N1 avian flu as the cause.In the Omsk region, more than 450 poultry have died, but the cause remains to be determined, according to the Moscow Times story.The Pavlodar province of neighboring Kazakhstan reported today to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that 2,350 geese and 450 ducks had been destroyed after the death of 400 poultry there.The H5N1 virus in these parts of Siberia is presumed to have brought by birds migrating from areas of Southeast Asia. No human cases of H5N1 flu have been reported in Russia or Kazakhstan, but the situation is being watched carefully by international health groups. The disease has officially caused 109 human cases, including 55 deaths, in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.last_img read more

Deer muscle transmits prion disease to altered mice

first_imgJan 31, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Meat from deer infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been shown to transmit the prion disease to genetically altered mice, according to a report published Jan 26 in Sciencexpress, part of Science magazine.The experimental findings “raise the possibility that dietary exposure to prions might occur through meat consumption,” writes researcher Glenn Telling at the University of Kentucky, along with six other colleagues.CWD, a rare brain-wasting disease that affects deer, elk, and moose in parts of North America, is similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. It has not been known to infect humans, and the skeletal muscle meat from deer and elk was not previously believed to contain infective levels of abnormal prion protein. However, state game agencies now advise hunters to take precautions when handling carcasses, and some states test harvested animals for CWD.”The emergence of CWD in an increasingly wide geographic area and the interspecies transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to humans as variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD) have raised concerns about zoonotic transmission of CWD,” Telling and colleagues write.”We don’t know if people will develop a human prion disease as a result of exposure to CWD but we know people developed prion disease as result of exposure to BSE,” Telling said in a Reuters news service story Jan 27. “Obviously the most likely route of exposure would be via meat, and that is why we addressed this.””It’s difficult to predict how prions will behave when they cross species barriers,” Telling told Reuters.To test the infectivity of skeletal muscle, the researchers used specially adapted mice that expressed cervid prion protein (CerPrP), which made them susceptible to CWD. Groups of these mice were inoculated intracerebrally with extracts of leg muscle from either CWD-infected or CWD-free mule deer, while other mice were inoculated with central nervous system (CNS) materials from both infected and uninfected deer.The researchers found that all skeletal muscle samples from infected deer led to the progressive mental dysfunction associated with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), with mean incubation times ranging from 360 to roughly 490 days. The incubation period after infection with CNS material was shorter, from about 230 to 280 days.The skeletal muscle and brain tissue from uninfected deer didn’t cause disease in the special mice.The researchers note that similar studies involving skeletal muscle from BSE-infected cattle failed to show such high levels of prion infectivity. The study also shows that prion levels were lower in muscle than in the CNS and that the muscle prion levels may vary. Studies to assess the prion titers are under way, the authors write.The report says the risk of CWD infection following consumption is reduced by relatively inefficient prion transmission, but that the findings show the muscle tissue most likely to be consumed by humans is a significant source of prion infectivity.”Humans consuming or handling meat from CWD-infected deer are therefore at risk to prion exposure,” the report concludes.Both the findings and the methodology of the study are significant, said Srinand Sreevatsan, DVM, MPH, PhD, an associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Veterinary Population Medicine.The presence and infectivity of CWD prion in muscle hasn’t been demonstrated with a bioassay before, Sreevatsan told CIDRAP News. The bioassay allows researchers to know if the misfolded prions are present and if they are capable of causing the disease in an animal model. “It’s only now that we are realizing the sensitive assays we can use.””The presence of infectivity in the muscle tissue in CWD does raise some issues. That it’s there and it is infectious is a concern,” he said, but added that it is important to do a risk assessment as well. “Is it present in enough quantity to be of public health significance? We don’t know. That needs to be determined.””It may not be in sufficient quantities to cause infection [if people consume it],” he added.Telling G, Angers R, Browning S, et al. Prions in skeletal muscles of deer with chronic wasting disease. Sciencexpress 2006 Jan 26 (early online publication) [Abstract]See also:Oct 26, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Chronic wasting disease found in moose”Institute of Food Technologists scientific summary report “Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies,” published Jun 2005last_img read more

Avian flu hits birds in Iran, spreads in Europe

first_imgFeb 16, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Iran, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia have joined the list of countries with H5N1 avian influenza in wild birds in the past few days, and the virus may have spread to as many as nine states in Nigeria, according to recent reports.Iran told the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Feb 14 that the virus had killed 153 wild swans in a wetland area called Anzali, according to a report posted on the OIE Web site. Samples tested positive in an Italian laboratory, the report said.The daily European reports of outbreaks in wild birds have nearly all involved swans. The latest country affected is Slovenia, which today confirmed the virus in a wild swan found last week near the Austrian border, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.Yesterday Austria said two dead swans were found to be infected with H5N1, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. However, a European Union(EU) statement today described the Slovenian and Austrian cases as suspected.In Germany, the virus was confirmed yesterday in two swans and a hawk found dead on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, according to a Reuters report published today. The Germany agriculture ministry said today that nine more swans and a goose had tested positive, Reuters reported. The story said those birds were found in the same northeastern state where the earlier ones were found (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), but it didn’t mention if they were on the same island.Hungarian officials have identified an H5 virus in three swans found dead in the southern county of Bacs-Kiskun, according to an EU statement. Samples from the birds were being sent to the EU reference laboratory in Weybridge, England, for further testing.In Nigeria, which last week became the first African country to report being hit by H5N1, three states have confirmed the virus among poultry and five other states suspect it, according to an AP report published yesterday.A veterinary official in Nigeria’s Kano state said a ninth state, Jigawa, has joined the list of those with suspected cases, AFP reported today. The official said about 90% of the poultry in three villages in the state had died in the past week.Tens of thousands of birds have been sacrificed since H5N1 was found in poultry in the northern state of Kaduna 8 days ago, AFP reported.Another AFP story today said a poultry outbreak of H5N1 has been found in the Russian province of Dagestan, near the Caspian Sea. The report described the outbreak as the first H5N1 appearance in the “impoverished and unstable” Russian Caucasus region.The full list of European countries affected so far by H5N1 in birds includes Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, and European Russia, according to AFP.See also:EU statement on suspected avian flu in HungaryIran’s initial notification to OIEhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/Iran_AI_15_02_2006.pdflast_img read more

Cambodian study suggests mild H5N1 cases are rare

first_imgSep 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers who tested 351 Cambodian villagers after they had extensive contact with avian influenza–infected poultry in 2005 found that none had antibodies to the H5N1 virus, suggesting that it doesn’t easily spread to humans and that mild cases are rare.”Our findings suggest that asymptomatic and mild H5N1 virus infections had not occurred in the population we investigated,” says the report, published by Emerging Infectious Diseases. The study was done by an international team of scientists, with Sirenda Vong of the Institute Pasteur in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as first author. Preliminary results were reported at a conference last March.Some experts have speculated that the current case-fatality rate for H5N1 avian flu, about 59%, could be inaccurate because mild or asymptomatic cases have gone undetected. Few such cases have been found in the limited number of studies on the topic so far.The village involved in the new study was the home of a 28-year-old man who had Cambodia’s second confirmed H5N1 case. The man, from Banteay Meas district in southeastern Cambodia, died in March 2005.After his death, Cambodian health officials launched an investigation to find additional cases and identify how the patient was exposed. The researchers said the rural village setting allowed them to study the epidemiologic features of the H5N1 virus in poultry and humans. Focusing on a 1-kilometer radius around the patient’s house, the researchers conducted a retrospective survey of poultry deaths immediately after the patient’s H5N1 infection was confirmed. Two months later they conducted a serologic investigation of members of 93 households.Villagers were questioned about recent illnesses in their chickens, and researchers collected samples from sick, dead, and randomly selected healthy chickens. The investigators also interviewed villagers about their exposure to animals and the environment during the previous 12 months and took blood specimens from each of them.The poultry survey revealed that 42 households were likely to have had an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry, reflecting an overall attack rate of 27% among households with chickens. Only two households reported the simultaneous deaths of ducks, and raising ducks with chickens was not associated with deaths in chickens.Cloacal specimens from two sick chickens tested positive for the H5N1 virus. The owner of the chickens reported that the man who died of avian flu had spent daylight hours in his compound.In the serologic survey, investigators found that substantial numbers of villagers had had regular, close contact with poultry or pigs over the previous 12 months. Despite this, none of the villagers reported having had a febrile or respiratory illness during the same period, and none of the residents had antibodies that suggested they had been infected with the H5N1 virus.The researchers said their finding of little H5N1 transmission between infected poultry and humans is consistent with recent studies among healthcare workers and household contacts of patients. The findings also suggest that none of the villages had an asymptomatic or mild H5N1 infection, they added.The authors said they couldn’t explain why only one person became infected when so many others had similar exposure and did not have evidence of infection. “H5N1 virus transmission in humans may be rare because it only occurs in exposed persons with unique host susceptibilities and a predisposition to an abnormal inflammatory response that results in severe and fatal outcomes, rather than causing a broad spectrum of illness with mild disease and subclinical infections,” the article states.The scientists found that some poultry-keeping practices appeared to affect a flock’s chance of contracting the H5N1 virus. Handling poultry, cleaning their stalls and cages, and collecting feathers seemed to reduce infections, while purchasing live poultry seemed to increase the risk.Though the H5N1 virus does not spread easily to humans, the researchers cautioned that that could change as the virus continues to circulate and evolve, and they called for routine, extensive investigations of all H5N1 outbreaks among humans and animals.Vong S, Coghlan B, Mardy S, et al. Low frequency of poultry-to-human H5N1 virus transmission, southern Cambodia, 2005. Emerg Infect Dis 2006;12(10) [Full text]See also:Mar 27, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Mild H5N1 cases weren’t missed in Cambodian outbreak”Mar 29, 2005, WHO statement on second Cambodian casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_03_29b/en/index.htmlSep 29, 2005, New England Journal of Medicine article “Avian influenza A(H5N1) infection in humans” (see table 2 for results of serologic testing of patient contacts) [Full text]last_img read more

Congress seeks answers from FBI in anthrax case

first_imgSep 9, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Members of Congress plan to press the FBI for more information about its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks at hearings scheduled Sep 16 and 17, amid persistent doubts in some quarters about the bureau’s conclusion that the late microbiologist Dr. Bruce Ivins was the culprit.Ivins, who had worked for years at the US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Md., committed suicide Jul 29 as the FBI was about to bring charges against him. Five people died and 17 others became ill after envelopes containing anthrax spores were mailed to two senators and several news media offices in the fall of 2001.The FBI announced its conclusions about Ivins’s role and released a collection of documents on Aug 6. Besides citing considerable circumstantial evidence, the agency asserted that a new DNA fingerprinting technique had enabled investigators to match the letter anthrax to a batch of anthrax that was in Ivins’s custody at USAMRIID. But many observers subsequently expressed doubts about the FBI’s case.In a Sep 5 letter to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee said, “Important and lingering questions remain that are crucial for you to address, especially since there will never be a trial to examine the facts of the case.”The committee members, including Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., asked Mueller to report back to them on several questions in advance of the hearing, scheduled Sep 16. The committee asked:Why government scientist Steven Hatfill remained a suspect in the attacks for a long time, “in light of the evidence clearly pointing elsewhere”Why the government allowed Ivins to keep his security clearance at USAMRIID for about 2 years after he became a suspectWhether mistakes by the FBI delayed the linkage of the anthrax used in the attacks with anthrax in Ivins’ possessionThe committee leaders also asked Mueller to explain media reports that the White House initially had pressed the FBI to say that the anthrax attacks were perpetrated by al Qaida or that the anthrax used was of a “weapons grade,” implying a possible link to Iraq.The Senate Judiciary Committee also will question Mueller at an FBI oversight hearing set for Sep 17. The hearing was scheduled weeks ago as part of an ongoing series, but Mueller is likely to face questions about the anthrax probe, according to a Sep 7 New York Times report.”There are some very serious questions that have yet to be answered and need to be made public,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., ranking Republican on the Senate committee, as quoted by the Times.The Times story, based on interviews with two dozen bioterrorism experts, veteran investigators, and members of Congress, along with FBI documents, included some new details about the investigation.For example, it said the agency told Ivins in a formal letter in April 2007 that he was not a target of the investigation, even though the mailed anthrax had already been genetically linked to his laboratory. Also, the story said the first time agents took a mouth swab from Ivins for a DNA sample was only a week before he died.John Miller, the FBI’s assistant director for public affairs, told the Times that the bureau plans to release much more information on the case, including notes of interviews with Ivins and other suspects and witnesses and surveillance logs detailing his movements. But because private and classified information must be purged from the materials, the disclosures are likely to be months away, the story said.Ivins’s attorney, Paul F. Kemp, said the FBI has not reviewed three boxes of papers that Ivins had marked for Kemp’s attention, because the records must be reviewed to determine if they should be kept secret under attorney-client privilege, the Times reported. A government lawyer not involved in the investigation will review the papers with Kemp, the story said.See also: House Judiciary Committee letter to FBIAug 15 CIDRAP News story “FBI conclusions in anthrax probe meet skepticism”last_img read more

Leading Chinese tour operators visiting Croatia

first_imgOrganized by Atlas and Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, and with the support of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Tourist Boards of Zagreb, Istria, Rovinj and Central Dalmatia, representatives of leading Chinese tour operators are staying in Croatia from October 15 to 20. The aim of the study trip is to present the Croatian tourist offer and attract a larger number of guests from this market with great potential.Thus, during the five-day stay, the representatives of the leading Chinese tour operators had the opportunity to visit tourist attractions in the area of ​​Zagreb, Istria and Split. On the trip, they were absolutely delighted by the natural beauty, and especially emphasize the color of the sky, the quality of food, even those in a Chinese restaurant in Zagreb, which, according to participants, does not lag behind those in China. The meaningful program began with a stay in Zagreb and a tour of the capital, and continued through Plitvice. After visiting the destinations in Istria – Porec, Rovinj and Pula, the meaningful tour ended with getting to know Split. The meeting already resulted in concrete inquiries during the trip, so the first MICE group has already been agreed, which will arrive in Croatia for the congress in December.The number of Chinese tourists in Croatia is recording high growth rates, and in the first 8 months of this year their number exceeded the entire previous year. The number one world traveler spends an average of 750 euros on a trip, and the main motive for their arrival is sightseeing of natural phenomena and cultural sights, so it is not surprising that they stay in one destination for an average of 2 to 3 nights. Emirates direct flights to Dubai certainly open up new opportunities for further growth. Thus, travel from Shanghai and Beijing is now more accessible to passengers, with only one stop in Dubai.Minister Cappelli hosted a delegation of travel agents from the People’s Republic of ChinaMinister Cappelli met with representatives of leading travel agencies in China, the President of the Management Board of Atlas dd and Adriatica.net, and representatives of the Emirates airline in Croatia.The meeting was held on the occasion of a study trip of travel agents from China, which aimed to bring Croatia closer and present the tourist potential of the Chinese market. Delighted by the beauties of Croatia, the purity of the air and the untouched nature, the representatives of travel agencies pointed out that there is great interest in visiting Croatia in China and that it is necessary to work even more intensively on promoting Croatia in their country.On that occasion, Minister Cappelli said that Croatia recorded a 50 percent increase in the number of visitors from China this tourist year and hoped that the recent opening of the Croatian Tourist Board in Beijing and continued investment in promoting Croatia on the Chinese market would lead to even stronger arrivals. Minister Cappelli further emphasized that the positioning of Croatia as a quality air destination and even better air connections with Asian countries will further contribute to the growth of arrivals.Until October 20 this year, more than 143 guests from China visited Croatia, who realized 213.338 overnight stays, ie 57 percent more in arrivals and 49 percent more overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Among the most visited destinations they visited in the mentioned period are Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split and the Plitvice Lakes National Park.last_img read more

A guide to various accommodation and picnic areas in Zagreb County has been published

first_imgThe Zagreb County Tourist Board has published a new brochure Accommodation, rural tourism, picnic areas.The brochure contains a large amount of useful information on available accommodation facilities, hotels, apartments and houses for rent and picnic areas located in the Zagreb County. The brochure is bilingual, in Croatian and English, and you can get it at the tourist office or download it from website at link.Increased number of arrivals and overnight stays of guestsIn the first six months of 2018, Zagreb County recorded 79.477 tourist overnight stays, which is 23 percent more than in the same period in 2017. The number of arrivals increased by 34 percent (48.007 arrivals).Foreign guests realized 57.304 overnight stays (35.016 arrivals), while domestic guests realized 22.173 overnight stays (12.991 arrivals). Traditionally, most guests are from Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the number of arrivals and overnight stays of guests from China has increased significantly. The most visited cities are Velika Gorica, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja.The growth of tourist traffic in the county is a reflection of many years of efforts of tourism workers invested in raising the activities of the destination, numerous events, developed excursion value chain, diverse and interesting rural area and what we are widely known for, and a rich eno-gastronomic offer. The increase in arrivals and overnight stays was certainly influenced by the proximity of the city of Zagreb, which is one of the largest tourist centers.Related news:MILADA MESARIĆ, TZ VELIKA GORICA: WE WANT TO POSITION AS A GREEN RING AROUND THE CITY OF ZAGREBGET OUT OF THE HIGHWAY AND MEET OUR BEAUTIFUL – I “DISCOVERED” THE RIVER KORANA AND AQUATIKAlast_img read more

The gastronomic documentary “Four Seasons on Pag” is being shot on the island of Pag

first_imgRene Bakalović: In terms of gastronomy, Pag is perhaps even the most interesting island in the Mediterranean The aim of the project is to present the island of Pag in several episodes that are divided into 4 seasons and tell the story of the history of the island, archaeological sites, tradition, culture and gastronomy.  Interesting how the whole team decided to start the project alone and through contacts in filming attract partners and sponsors, which seems to be a different strategy, and which the authors believe will succeed in closing the financial construction and complete filming and post-production this year.  “The great ambition with which we entered the project was confirmed after filming for the first winter episode. This applies to the interlocutors, the recorded material and the support we found on the island. We observe gastronomy in the broadest civilizational context, from relationships with nature, top quality food, culinary traditions, rituals, all the way to modern culinary breakthroughs and new tourist ” ritual ”. We have set the highest technical and artistic standards in order to successfully distribute the series in the world after its showing in Croatia. Our approach to the topic is more “film” than television, even though it is a television series. This refers to the style, dynamics and the desire for the “shelf life” of our series to be longer than usual. As we will of course record significantly more attractive material than we will use in the final version of the editing, we will publish small thematic units on social networks that we intend to raise to the level of an attractive thematic portal about Pag. ” andBakalović added and added that they invite all persons and institutions that profile life on Pag to get involved in the accompanying segment of the project. They are returning to Pag in the spring, when they will continue touring the island and filming a documentary whose sequels we are looking forward to. The authors of the project are Fabijan Oštarić and Rene Bakalović, and the idea for this documentary came from a short trip and an informal conversation about food. The first outlines and shots of this interesting project are being created in the production of the Fare company just these days on the island of Pag.  The working title Four Seasons on Pag refers to a series of four documentaries, and as Rene Bakalović points out, the intention of the series is to confirm the basic thesis that Pag is perhaps even the most interesting island in the Mediterranean in terms of gastronomy. The documentary “Four Seasons on Pag” is currently being shot on the island of Pag, with the aim of showing all the authentic gastronomic offer of the island of Pag. “We will reveal only some details, how the first pilot show showing winter on the island was filmed; from sewing Pag lace, cheese production in the Pag cheese factory, making baškotina in the Monastery of St. Margaritas, preparation of authentic food and performance of KUD Bartol Kašić with playing the miha in Kolan while in Novalja they visited Pivače na Kanat, cooked a modern version of lamb tripe in Boškinac, visited the millennial olive groves in Luna and recorded the storm on Žigljen.” said Fabijan Ostaric.last_img read more

The world’s sailing elite – 44Cup – is coming to Rovinj again

first_img44Cup the world tour consists of five regattas held at various locations around the world. All teams sail on identical RC44 class sailboats designed by Russell Coutts, a five-time America’s Cup winner and one of the greatest sailors of all time. The boats are made using the same technology used for the production of formula car chassis and have high accelerations, and can sail in all conditions, which guarantees exciting and even competition in which the skill of the crew and helmsman is crucial. Adris 44Cup will be the biggest sailing spectacle in Croatia this year, and another confirmation of the positioning and development of top sports competitions as part of the business strategy of the Adris Group. “With this top event, Rovinj and Croatia will once again be recognized as desirable sports and tourist destinations. We have shown that the development of high-quality tourism requires the development of high-quality accommodation units and recognizable events. This year’s 44Cup is not only a regatta but also a celebration of the new Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and the new ACI marina that will be the center of the whole event”, Said the President of the Management Board of Maistra Tomislav Popović, adding that in addition to the current four billion kuna, Adris Group will invest two billion kuna in the tourism part of the business by 2021. Otherwise, the regatta will be held immediately after the opening of the new Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and ACI’s marina. From May 28 to June 2 this year, organized by Sail La Vie and JK Maestral, and under the auspices of the Adris Group, Rovinj will once again host one of the world’s most attractive sailing competitions – Adris 44Cup. last_img read more

Mobile Visitor Center or “Blue Cow” from Rogoznica, from this year in Šibenik

first_imgYou remember the ingenious Mobile Visitor Center – a tourist office on wheels, that is. blue cows of our tourism from Rogoznica? RELATED NEWS: The Mobile Visitor Center operates on the principle of an Info Office where tourists can find out all the useful information about the contents of the destination, where they are most often moving at that moment. With its adaptability and accessibility, the van provides an opportunity for quality questioning of guests about their satisfaction with their stay in the destination and advising local actors in tourism about the values ​​of the destination and its identity. The promotional designed cult VW van is a mobile office of the Rogoznica tourist board that has been delighting guests and locals for the fourth year in a row. This year’s old timer has undergone a thorough restoration and improvement of functions, so now by opening the roof, it is transformed into a real Info office on wheels, and with its informality and attractive appearance, it wins the attention of passers-by. INGENIOUS, PHENOMENAL, THIS IS A STORY – ROGOZNICA GOT A TOURIST OFFICE ON WHEELS Synergy of the Tourist Board of Rogoznica and Šibenik  Marijo Mladinić, director of the Rogoznica Tourist Board, also recognized that every successful promotion means harmonizing communication messages and telling an authentic story about the place and people in order for guests to gain a clear picture of the destination: “We see a great advantage of associating with the city of Šibenik, which as the umbrella brand of our region adds value to our small town. The guest does not know the spatial division and from his perspective Rogoznica and Šibenik are part of one destination. Through this cooperation we want to show that there are no territorial borders in terms of tourism, and that synergies create better visibility for the whole community.. ” “We are happy to support this innovative project and in the long run we would like the entire Šibenik-Knin County to act as one entity that can offer the guest so many different values ​​in a small space. The essence of this project is innovation, mobility of information and accessibility to the guest. This is exactly how we want to act as a destination on the market”, Added Dino Karađole, director of the Šibenik Tourist Board. TZ ROGOZNICA – BLUE COW OF OUR TOURISM Photo: Šibenik Tourist Board Well done for the synergy and view of tourism beyond its imaginary boundaries, which tourists neither see nor are interested in. They are interested in quality, authentic and diverse content.  As the promotion in this way proved to be more than successful, from this year the Mobile Visitor Center near Rogoznica will promote and cover the area of ​​Šibenik and its surroundings. Rogoznica and Šibenik have chosen to associate in communication with guests and invest in quality destination promotion.last_img read more