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first_imgIn suburban Gwinnett County, the audit was conducted in a large room in the back of the elections office. Near the main entrance, black ballot boxes were lined up in five rows, ready to be distributed among 60 white tables spaced around the room.The morning went smoothly — for the most part. At around 11 a.m., one of the workers was given a warning for taking out a phone, potentially violating a rule against taking pictures of the ballots. The worker received a warning. The counting continued.In Paulding County, a deeply conservative area that went heavily for Mr. Trump, 42 workers paired up around 21 tables in a government office. Most of the workers were not wearing masks even though coronavirus cases are once again rising in the state.By around 3 p.m., Ms. Holden said, about a quarter of the county’s 85,600 ballots had been recounted. Roughly 50 ballots had been flagged for review by a bipartisan adjudication panel, but in each case, she said, the Democrat and Republican agreed on the voter’s intent.Richard Fausset reported from Marietta and Dallas, Ga., and Jannat Batra from Lawrenceville, Ga. But Ms. Eveler said that in Cobb County, ballots deemed to have potential issues in the first counting — about five or six boxes’ worth — had already been separated and adjudicated once, making it unlikely that significant numbers of votes would change in the recount.Any ambiguous ballots, including the batch that was already adjudicated, would be sent to a panel composed of a Democrat, a Republican and a representative from the county election board. That panel is scheduled to meet publicly on Saturday.- Advertisement – Later in the day, said Janine Eveler, the director of elections and registration for Cobb County, the workers would move on to hand-marked absentee ballots, which take more time because of potential issues that need to be closely examined. – Advertisement –center_img Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET- Advertisement – All of Georgia’s 159 counties rely on such panels to resolve issues of ambiguous voter intentions.A little more than three hours after Cobb County began its recount, its election board certified the results based on the original count. And yet the workers recounted anyway. Ms. Eveler said the total would be recertified if it changed.Similar scenes played out across the state.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that the Trump administration should start working with President-elect Joe Biden’s team on the coronavirus response, as the White House has so far declined to begin the official transition of power.“It’s almost like passing a baton in a race,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “You don’t want to stop, and then give it to somebody, you want to just essentially keep going.”Fauci, who has served six presidents over 36 years, said that the transition period is crucial. Working with the incoming Biden-Harris administration would make the process run more smoothly, he said.- Advertisement – Dr. Anthony Fauci Testifies Before Senate On Federal Response To PandemicAlex Edelman | Getty Images When asked if public health officials would benefit from working with the Biden transition team, Fauci said, “Of course it would be better if we can start working with them.”Fauci also told CNN that Trump has not attended a meeting of the White House coronavirus taskforce in months. CNBC has reached out to the White House for comment. The Biden-Harris campaign has released a step-by-step plan for combatting Covid-19, and announced a Covid-19 advisory board co-chaired by former FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler, former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the associate dean for health equity research at the Yale School of Medicine, on Monday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Murthy said that having access to plans and data could help the team further their coronavirus efforts, in an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”“Those dialogues are critical,” Murthy said. “There, you want to get them started as soon as possible.”President Trump acknowledged President-elect Biden won the election in a Twitter post Sunday, but is still refusing to concede after falsely claiming again that the race was “rigged.” The Trump administration still has not formally accepted Biden’s victory, which is delaying the president-elect’s access to key government resources and intelligence information. The head of the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, has to sign paperwork for the transition process to get under way. The GSA did not return CNBC’s request for comment, and a Biden transition official told NBC News that the president-elect’s team has not received any updates after Trump’s Twitter post Sunday morning. Coronavirus outbreaks are surging across the U.S. as the nation enters what health experts forecast will be the worst period of the pandemic because viral transmission typically peaks during the winter months. The U.S. reported a daily average of more than 145,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a 33% increase over the week prior, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 245,000 people in the U.S. have died from the virus since the pandemic began, and more than 10.9 million people have been infected. – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to Stallone, The Suicide Squad cast includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Alice Braga as Sol Soria, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Michael Rooker as Savant, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Steve Agee as King Shark, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Flula Borg as Javelin, Mayling Ng as Mongal, and Taika Waititi among others.The Suicide Squad is currently slated to release August 6, 2021 in cinemas worldwide. Sylvester Stallone will be part of The Suicide Squad’s massive ensemble cast, writer-director James Gunn has announced. It also marks a reunion for the two, after having worked on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There’s no word on what character Stallone will be playing, but given the fact that filming on The Suicide Squad wrapped up prior to COVID-19 lockdowns in February, there seems to be just one possibility that is being rumoured: Stallone is voicing a character that doesn’t have a human face, such as King Shark. But that’s unconfirmed and for now, his role is simply undisclosed.“Always love working with my friend [Sylvester Stallone] and our work today on [The Suicide Squad] was no exception. Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don’t have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is. 🙌,” Gunn wrote in a caption on his Instagram. Stallone later shared a screenshot of the news on his Instagram and wrote: “Working with this incredible director on this astounding project has made this an amazing year. I am a very lucky man to be surrounded by such talent.!”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img The first Canadian BSE case prompted the United States to ban imports of all Canadian cattle and beef products. The border was later reopened to meat from younger cattle, but live cattle and meat from older cattle are still banned. About 18,000 cattle were shipped into the United States from “the Alberta region” in 1997 and 1998. These cattle “could represent another group of higher risk animals,” in the view of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the report states. However, an age-distribution model for US cattle suggests that fewer than 3% (540) of them remain in US herds now. “This MBM source similarity is extremely difficult to dismiss or ignore,” the report says. The fourth cow was not clearly connected to MBM from the same renderer, but a link couldn’t be ruled out, the report says. All four cases occurred within a 280-mile-wide area of north-central Alberta. The one previous BSE case in North America—discovered in 1993 in a cow imported from the United Kingdom, where BSE was widespread—was in the same area. “Some of the data suggest that the Northwest region of the United States could be considered within a broadly defined movement area that could be at higher risk of exposure to BSE,” the report states. The report says that 29 cattle from the “birth cohorts” of the four BSE-infected cattle were shipped to the United States, and a total of about 18,000 Alberta cattle were sent to the United States in 1997 and 1998, the period when the four cattle were calves and probably contracted BSE by eating contaminated feed. The view that the northwestern United States may have an increased risk is based on the CFIA’s analysis of the flow of cattle and feed materials within Canada and from Canada to the United States before the BSE cases, the report explains. Shortly after the last two BSE cases surfaced, the USDA sent two technical teams to study the epidemiology of all four cases as well as Canada’s ban on feeding ruminant animal protein to ruminants (cud-chewing animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, and deer). May 11, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Pacific Northwest could have a higher risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) than the rest of the country because of past cattle imports from western Canada, where all four BSE cases in North America originated, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported recently. Because cattle contract BSE by eating feed containing protein from infected animals, both the United States and Canada banned the use of ruminant protein in feed for ruminants in 1997. The report says the four infected cows were all born between Oct 5, 1996, and Mar 21, 1997—either before or shortly after the feed ban took effect. The team concluded that all four cows contracted BSE by eating contaminated feed early in their lives.center_img In a USDA news release about the report, John Clifford, deputy administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said, “Our technical team has completed its review and found that Canada’s epidemiological efforts were not only appropriate but exceeded levels recommended by an international team of BSE experts. Canada’s animal identification program allowed for a successful, comprehensive epidemiological investigation.” That assessment is one of the findings in a USDA report on the causes and implications of the four BSE (mad cow disease) cases and on Canada’s epidemiologic investigation of them. The 27-page report was released Apr 29. “While this region has historically imported a substantial number of cattle from western Canada, and a small portion of high-risk meat and bone meal was shipped to the area, the U.S. feed ban and other mitigations have effectively minimized the risk of transmission or amplification of the BSE agent.” North America’s first BSE case in a native-born animal was identified in an Alberta cow in May 2003. The following December, the first American BSE case was found in a cow that had been imported into Washington state from Alberta. Two more cases were found in Alberta in January 2005. In tracing the birth cohorts of the four infected cows, investigators identified a total of 853 cattle that came from the same herds of origin and were born within a year before or after an infected cow. Most of those had already been slaughtered or were euthanized. Of 29 cattle that were believed to have been shipped to the United States, 18 were found and were either euthanized or confirmed to have been slaughtered, USDA says. Canadian investigators also determined that the Alberta renderer that linked three of the BSE cases shipped two loads of MBM to the United States in February 1997. US investigators traced this material further and found that none had been made into cattle feed; most of it was exported to Asia, and the rest was used in poultry feed. The report also says that BSE probably was introduced into Canada by cattle imported from the United Kingdom early in the British epidemic, between 1986 and 1988. Although the investigators didn’t find a single source of potentially contaminated feed connecting all four cases, they did find strong evidence that three of the cows ate feed containing meat-and-bone meal (MBM) that one Alberta rendering plant shipped to local feed mills on Feb 28, 1997. 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first_imgOct 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Three people from the French island of Reunion who were exposed to birds during a recent visit to Thailand are suspected of having H5N1 avian influenza, and authorities are rushing samples to Paris for testing, according to a BBC News report.A 43-year-old man was hospitalized in Saint-Denis, capital of the Indian Ocean island, on Oct 22 with weakness, headache, and a cough, the BBC reported. One test for H5N1 was inconclusive, but a second test was positive for H5N1, Reuters news service reported. The story did not say which tests were used.The man was part of a group of 20 tourists who were in Thailand from Oct 12 to 19, Reuters reported. He and two fellow tourists suspected of having avian flu had close contact with birds at a park, the BBC said. Reuters said the other two people also were tested but results were not yet available.Even if the tests don’t show H5N1, the urgent response to the situation is representative of actions occurring worldwide as more countries try to manage and reduce the threat of the H5N1 virus to people and poultry.Elsewhere today:China has alerted the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to another poultry outbreak, this one in Wangtang village in Hunan Province, which is north west of Hong Kong, separated by Guangdong Province. The report says 545 chickens and ducks died and 2,487 were destroyed.Croatia has confirmed that the H5 flu found in dead swans there was indeed the lethal H5N1 strain.The United Kingdom has announced that a second parrot died of H5N1 in a private quarantine facility in Essex, according to the Times Online. Initial tests on 32 birds that died in quarantine before Oct 16 identified the H5 strain in some birds, according to Margaret Beckett, the Environment and Rural Affairs secretary in the United Kingdom. Taiwan’s representative to the United Kingdom sought an official report of the incident, because Britain has suggested that birds quarantined from Taiwan were the likely source of the virus, BBC reported. Taiwanese authorities deny that. The UK is contemplating a ban on some bird fairs, markets and shows, as well as new quarantine rules, the Times Online reported.Thailand informed the OIE of outbreaks in five villages in three different provinces between Oct 20 and 24, leading to more than 23,000 poultry deaths from illness or culling.Two migratory geese found in Neuwied in Germany are being tested for the virus, the Times Online reported. The BBC said they had tested positive for an H5 subtype and further tests were ongoing to determine the strain. German authorities also ordered that poultry be moved indoors and given only tap water to drink to cut the risk of exposure to migratory birds, which are thought to be transporting the virus, CBS News reported today.In West Bengal state in India, officials are investigating the deaths of 10 migratory birds. About 40 dead birds were found in one bird sanctuary in the last week, but the deaths might have been storm-related, according to a Reuters report today.Indonesia is investigating a spate of poultry deaths on Bali, the Jakarta Post said today. A local animal-health official suggested the chickens may have another poultry disease, which doesn’t spread to people. About 600,000 chickens were culled on Bali last year because of H5N1, the story added.The European Union (EU) has banned imports of captive live birds, but not poultry, BBC reported today. In the past 3 months, about 232,000 wild birds were imported there for resale, an EU official said. In addition, the European Food Safety Authority issued a statement saying there is no evidence that consumers risk contracting avian flu by eating properly cooked poultry and eggs.See also: CDC information on banned bird importshttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/outbreaks/embargo.htmChina’s OIE report todayhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/China%20Follow-up%20report%20No5.pdfThailand’s OIE report yesterdayhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/Thailand%20Follow-up%20Report%20No74.pdfJan 21, 2005, CIDRAP News story on animal smuggling and quarantine issues in the USlast_img read more

first_imgMar 8, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Albania today became the latest European country to confront H5N1 avian influenza in birds, while US officials reported plans to greatly expand testing of wild birds for the virus in Alaska and on the West Coast this spring.Albanian officials first detected H5N1 in a chicken in a southern village on Feb 23, according to their Mar 7 report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The OIE reference laboratory in Weybridge, England, confirmed the finding yesterday, the report said.The infected chicken was found near the coastal town of Saranda, about 31 miles north of the Greek border, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The OIE notification said 60 birds died of the disease. An agricultural official said about 1,000 birds in the area would be tested.Albania becomes at least the 18th European country to have H5N1 outbreaks in birds, judging from the OIE chart of affected countries. Most of those countries have reported their first cases since the beginning of February.In the United States, federal officials concerned that the H5N1 virus will reach North America described plans to test nearly eight times as many wild birds this year as have been tested in the past 10 years, according to a USA Today report.Starting in April, samples from 75,000 to 100,000 birds in Alaska and along the West Coast will be tested by the departments of Agriculture and Interior and by state wildlife agencies, the report said.Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and other officials told the newspaper they expect the virus to arrive on the continent.That assessment was echoed by OIE Director General Bernard Vallat, according to an AFP report today. He told a French parliamentary commission, “The probability of this strain appearing in Australia is very high. The possibility is also very high for the United States and Canada.”H5N1 could reach the United States via infected birds that spend the winter in Asia and migrate to Alaska in spring, Frank Quimby of the Department of the Interior told USA Today. During the summer, the birds from Asia could pass the virus to birds that migrate south in the fall, said Nicholas Throckmorton of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He said he wouldn’t expect the virus to move south until August or later.Scientists will test birds by capturing them in nets and taking swabs from the throat or cloaca, the story said. Birds killed by hunters will also be tested in Alaska this spring and in West Coast states in the fall.In other developments concerning H5N1 in animals:Two more dead cats in Germany were found to be infected, according to an AFX News report last night. The cats were found on the same Baltic island where the first infected cat was discovered last week.The virus reached poultry farms in three more states in Nigeria, according to Bloomberg News. Local tests confirmed the virus on commercial and backyard farms in Anambra, Benue, and Rivers states. The latter is in the oil-producing Niger delta region. An Italian lab will run confirmatory tests, the report said.See also:Albania’s report to the OIEhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2006_AI.phplast_img read more

first_imgMar 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – As tests were pending to determine whether a 1-year-old child in Jakarta is Indonesia’s 23rd fatality from avian influenza, other suspected human cases were under investigation today in Egypt and Iraq.Local tests in Indonesia showed the baby girl from West Jakarta was infected with H5N1 avian flu, according to a health official cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Mar 25. The girl died Mar 23 at Sulianti Saroso Hospital, according to Hariyadi Wibisono, a health ministry official.”She had a history of contact with sick chickens near her house and suffered serious respiratory problems during hospitalization,” Wibisono was quoted as telling AFP. Confirmatory tests are being conducted at a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating laboratory in Hong Kong.If her case is confirmed, the girl’s death would mark the 23rd avian flu fatality in Indonesia, and the 30th case.Authorities in Egypt suspect an 18-year-old girl hospitalized there might have the country’s fifth human case of H5N1 infection, AFP said in a story today. The girl was hospitalized in the city of Kafr al-Sheikh in stable condition, and authorities were awaiting test results, AFP reported.One of Egypt’s four reported H5N1 case-patients died, one remains hospitalized, and two others “are no longer in danger,” the AFP story noted. The WHO has not yet confirmed any of the four cases.In Iraq, a man died of a suspected H5N1 infection in Baghdad, and one of his family members also is considered to have a possible case. Samples from both people are being tested in Cairo, according to a separate AFP story published today. Iraq’s toll currently stands at two confirmed fatal cases.Mystery in CambodiaMeanwhile, the investigation into the fifth fatality in Cambodia has yielded surprises, according to AFP.Authorities have found no sign of H5N1 in birds in the village where a 3-year-old girl died of avian flu on Mar 21, the news service reported. Although about 200 chickens and ducks reportedly died in the village before the girl got sick, initial tests of poultry samples are negative for H5N1, said Kao Phal, director of the Cambodian agriculture ministry’s Animal Health Department. Investigators were expanding their search for sick birds outside her village, Phum Tuol Prich.The WHO yesterday voiced concern over the situation in Cambodia.Dr. Michael O’Leary of the WHO told AFP yesterday that the fact that H5N1 has not been found in poultry was troubling because it meant that people were encountering sick birds of which the authorities were unaware.Phal suggested that wild birds or their infected droppings could have caused the girl’s infection.Meanwhile, the number of possible human cases in Cambodia seems smaller than authorities feared last week.Seven other people from the victim’s village who were suspected of having H5N1 have tested negative, the head of Cambodia’s infectious disease department, Ly Sovann, told AFP.Two adults and one child who live in a neighboring village were being treated for fever and respiratory problems at a Phnom Penh hospital, an AFP story said. They also tested negative for H5N1, AFP reported today.An additional five people who had contact with people suspected of having H5N1 are being tested, Sovann told AFP.Czech Republic finds H5 flu in swanCzech officials suspect H5N1 infection killed a dead swan found at Hlubokou Nad Vltava, about 150 miles south of Prague.The swan was found Mar 20, AFP reported today. The presence of H5 antigens has been confirmed, but the neuraminidase (N) subtype has not yet been confirmed, AFP reported. Further tests are being conducted.last_img read more

first_imgWith the aim of further encouraging all tourist stakeholders in the destination to contribute to raising the quality of service with their work, responsibility and creativity, the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj is starting to implement the project IQM- Integrated quality management in the destination.IQM is a project of related destination quality management which aims to bring together and connect the best tourism stakeholders in the destination. According to the decision of the Tourist Board, the first participants in the project will be private renters, after which the goal is to include other employees in tourism (shops, catering and accommodation facilities, taxi carriers and others). At the trainings and workshops that started in 2016, it was shown that in the area of ​​the City of Mali Lošinj there is a significant number of renters who meet high quality standards, and this project aims to further highlight and improve the quality and services of private accommodation.The head of the family accommodation counseling Interligo doo Anamarija Cicarelli is holding presentations of standards and business education through full-day workshops for more than 7 interested private renters on November 8 and 2017, 50 at the Tourist Office.Participation in the IQM project is free of charge for renters, and renters who sign the Agreement are required to meet the standards prescribed by the Book of Standards for Private Accommodation. Benefits that renters receive by participating are ‘welcome packages’, especially highlighting on the website of the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj and promotion through the promotion channel TZG, then media promotion and discounts in certain stores, on certain services, both for participants and guests of project participants . “Precisely with the aim of creating recognition and raising quality, but also in order to network the best in the ‘circle of excellence’, we decided to start implementing the IQM project intensively. Considering the considerable number of interested people who already largely meet the required standards, I believe that Lošinj will soon be able to boast of a high quality tourist offer. The goal is for this offer to be followed by other stakeholders in the destination, which ultimately raises the quality and visibility of the entire destination. ” expires Director of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj Dalibor Cvitković.By the way, the management of the quality of the destination (Total quality management – TQM), the City of Mali Lošinj and the Tourist Board in 2006 imposed itself as a new challenge in which the tourist infrastructure is developing in a qualitative direction. Even then, the importance of implementing destination standardization, ie destination quality management in all segments, was recognized.The concept of making a Master Plan for the development of “bike” tourism on the island of Lošinj was presentedPhoto: Lošinj, Siniša GulićWith the aim of developing cycling tourism and creating a ‘Bike friendly’ destination on Lošinj, on October 5, 2017 in the Bellevue Hotel in Mali Lošinj, the representative of the Swiss company BikePlan – Mountain bike specific planning and destination development Adrian Greiner, presented the concept of creating a Master Plan tourism of the island of Lošinj.The participants, including the Mayor of Mali Lošinj Ana Kučić, representatives of the Jadranka Group, councilors of the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj, city councilors, representatives of Lošinjska plovidba – Turizam doo and other interested parties were presented the concept of developing a Master Plan consisting of several steps: analysis and construction of the concept, design, spatial planning and implementation of the Master Plan on the example of the destination Zermatt and Visp region in Switzerland. These are examples of how to take care of sustainable development and involve all entities in the destination, especially the population, in the project.The development of the Master Plan is a one-year process, and the implementation is divided into short-term goals (1-3 years) which include solving current problems in the destination, then medium-term goals (3-6 years) which include the construction of trail centers and new bike paths / route, while long-term goals (6-10 years) include the expansion of trails in the area of ​​the entire island of Lošinj (Ćunski), the southern part of the island of Cres (Punta Križa-Belej), smaller islands (Unije, Susak and Ilovik), with the possibility of opening ‘outdoor’ center in Osoršćica.The presented concept of making a master plan will be officially presented to the City Councilors and the Councilors of the Tourist Board on the basis of whose decisions the development of the Master Plan for 2018 would start.last_img read more

first_imgThe cultural and tourist offer of our most famous tourist destination these days is additionally enriched with a new, unique entertainment and exhibition space that houses the first global collection of collected and donated love stories and objects of great sentimental value – the Museum of Love Stories.Visitors to the Love Stories Museum can experience emotional “sketches” from the lives of real love couples who have decided to share some of their most intimate life moments with the Dubrovnik audience and visitors. Among the numerous exhibits were a souvenir cup from Sweden that unexpectedly connected a divorced American and a Frenchman, a story about a young man who met his future wife at a funeral, as well as an emotional story about a couple before divorce who decided to give their marriage one last chance.Many Dubrovnik guests and tourists will surely be particularly interested in the authentic historical stories, legends and romantic customs of the Dubrovnik region, and there is also a corner for fans of popular film and TV hits that were filmed in Dubrovnik – such as the inevitable “Game of Thrones”, “Wars” Star ”and“ Robin Hood ”.And fans of musical notes will come into their own and perhaps for the first time get acquainted with hitherto little-known details from the personal lives of legendary world musicians, and people who inspired the creation of the most famous love pop and rock songs of all time will be revealed.Croatian country 1000 private museums This news is also specific in the fact that a new apartment or restaurant is not opening in an attractive space in Dubrovnik, which is the most common case, but a private museum. Interesting and different quality content that Dubrovnik so chronically lacks.Croatia is a country of 1000 private museums – this should be in the strategy of our tourism and quality and authentic content should be encouraged and developed. Thus, the tourist destination is strategically and systematically developed – with its content and quality offer. Due to the positional rent and the fact that we do not deal strategically and sustainably with the development of tourism and tourist destinations, our main tourist problems have been present for years: seasonality, low added value, cracking at the seams of our destinations, low tourist consumption , because a large part of tourist consumption is transferred to imports.Our entire coast should have hundreds of private thematic museums, mostly telling stories about our culture and way of life, innovations, specifics, etc.… by what we are different from others, and this is exactly the motive for coming and quality content that we lack in our tourist offer. On the other hand, it is our diversity and authenticity that is our biggest advantage, we just have to pack it nicely and tell it.Love wall – positioning on a conscious and unconscious level      All visitors and couples can sign the “Love Wall” and leave their shared photo or selfie to help create a unique dedication to all lovers who have visited Dubrovnik, and couples who think that their personal love story is interesting and special enough to be included in exhibition collection – they are free to contact the “Museum” of love stories.This simple Wall of Love has a much greater meaning, as much as it may seem like an ordinary wall at first. Namely, visitors will leave a part of themselves on the wall, through a picture or signature, and that is a strong emotion and experience. It is this wall that will remain in eternal memory.Just imagine signing on the wall of an apartment or hotel, leaving a part of yourself, and you will surely return to the same accommodation, if you are coming to the same destination. Ultimately, it is precisely these small personal details and experiences that we remember the most from the destination, because they are personal and are positioned on a conscious and unconscious level.Hotels, travel agencies, hosts in family accommodation have new quality content in the destination – introduce them to this new tourist storyWe are constantly talking about quality content, and how it is not enough to sell only the sun and the sea. Also, all those who deal with the accommodation service must care about the guest’s satisfaction with the overall experience of the destination, because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but the destination. It is the quality content that prolongs the stay of guests in destinations, increases tourist spending and directly affects the final judgment of the guest about the entire destination, and this is the most important thing. Was the guest satisfied with the destination after 3,7 or 14 days. If it is, then they will return and become a free promoter of the same, and thus will return to your accommodation. Rounded story I win-win for everyone.The tourist destination is not the accommodation, but all the participants that make up the overall tourist mosaic. From employees at a gas station and a store, to a traffic cop. The level of quality and performance is extremely important, no matter how small each piece of our tourist mosaic is, because a mosaic with empty holes is not complete. We are all destinations, so it is important that everyone grows and develops in synergy and a clear vision where the tourist destination is seen in the long run.To conclude, Dubrovnik received new quality content through the Museum of Love Stories, tell that story to your guests to experience it. And not only that story, but all the quality content that the destination offers, because in the long run, this is the only way we can complete the whole story and grow strategically and sustainably.The newly opened “Museum” of love stories can be visited from Thursday, May 10, in the immediate vicinity of the old town of Dubrovnik during working hours from 09.00 to 22.00 every day. Find out more about the “Museum of Love Stories” at websitelast_img read more