How are Bolt and Uber pushing our tourism forward?


first_imgBolt’s electric scooter rental service is extremely well received by customers in other markets, such as Spain and Portugal, because it is a great alternative to cars for shorter trips, especially in cities where daily traffic is extremely congested. The use of scooters reduces the number of cars on the roads, which at the same time solves the problem of congestion and reduces environmental pollution. Often the very arrival of global companies / brands pushes the whole market forward through raising the quality of service, providing new services and products, new business standards, innovations… because everyone is fighting for the same piece of cake. Today we are a world-famous destination that attracts tourists from all over the world, and when global brands and platforms are present in our destination, it gives additional confidence and raises the reputation of both our tourism and our economy. This is not a coincidence, and all this gives the impression that we are a safe and modern tourist destination, gives a positive signal to other investors that we are an interesting and open market, etc.… One binds the other. On the other hand, Uber users in Zagreb have the opportunity to choose their new premium service – Uber Black, which brings the use of cars of the highest class. Feel free to draw a parallel that our tourism is not present on Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Airbnb or that Uber, Nike, Hilton, etc. are not present… reputation is important. “Our mission in Bolt is to enable people to move around the city faster and easier. Avoiding crowds, especially during the summer season, is a big problem in cities like Split. Every fourth ride in Split is shorter than 3 kilometers, which makes it an ideal city for scooter travel. In this way we solve two problems: we reduce the number of car rides and save our users time and moneySaid Marcus Villig, CEO and founder of Bolt The speed of the scooter is up to 20 km / h, and in certain special areas, such as the surroundings of Diocletian’s Palace, the speed is limited to 10 km / h. As they point out from Bolt, for a start, 150 scooters will be deployed, which will be located in the center of Split at traffic hotspots and frequent locations such as Riva, Matejuška, bus station, HNK Split and many others. The entire rental process is of course digitized through the mobile application, while unlocking the scooter will cost 4 kuna, and the price of use will be 1.30 kuna per minute of driving. And that’s why the presence of global brands as well as the competition is generally great, because everyone is fighting for the same market and pushing themselves to be better, more innovative, more creative… and the biggest winners are customers and the economy as a whole. And thus our tourism. Photo: Bolt When we talk about congress tourism and raising the overall quality of tourism, Uber Black certainly contributes to that. Let’s say a plastic situation: One of the conference speakers comes to the congress, and the organizer comes to the airport in Tesla to pick him up. The Wow element is certainly present here, both according to the organizer and the overall experience and brand of Lijepa naša. How are Bolt and Uber pushing our tourism forward? New news from Uber and Bolt further raises the quality and differentiation of our tourism through new services. Thus, Bolt presented a new electric scooter rental service in Split, which became the first city in Southeast Europe with this ingenious option. Photo: Uber Namely, Bolt was the first to introduce the rental of electric scooters in Croatia, while Uber introduced a new premium service Uber Black, which provides the possibility of transportation via the Tesla Model S. So now all those who want to experience a trip in the Tesla Model S, Jaguar I-PACE, various luxury models of Mercedes or some other manufacturer, can choose the Black service while ordering. Whatever you think, the arrival of global brands and platforms certainly raises the global reputation, which is very important for positioning our tourism, and thus our economy as a whole. We are looking forward to the shots of Hollywood movies from Croatia, and even the globally popular Uber has chosen Croatia as the best destination for the world premiere of the UberBOAT service. Uber has introduced a premium Black service alongside top-class carslast_img read more

Moyes apologises for ‘slap’ comment to female reporter


first_img(REUTERS) – Sunderland manager David Moyes faces a possible FA sanction after telling a female reporter that she “might get a slap even though you’re a woman” for questions asked in an interview last month.Moyes, whose side are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, apologised for the comment at a news conference yesterday.Reporter Vicki Sparks, who works for the BBC, had made no complaint at the time and the broadcaster said the pair had spoken about the exchange and resolved the issue between themselves.Footage of the conversation, filmed on a mobile phone, was published yesterday on the website of the tabloid Daily Star newspaper. Both parties appeared to be laughing during it.Others took the matter much more seriously however, with shadow (opposition) sports minister Rosena Allin-Khan calling for an FA investigation.“If you look at the fact that he wouldn’t have said that to a male reporter, and I truly believe that, I think the comments and his behaviour and attitude was sexist,” she told BBC radio.The comments were made after Sparks asked Moyes whether having Sunderland owner Ellis Short in the stands during the 0-0 home draw against Burnley on March 18 had increased the pressure on him.Moyes said yesterday: “It was in the heat of the moment, I deeply regret the comments I made. It’s certainly not the person I am and I accept it was a mistake.“I’ve spoken to the BBC reporter who accepted my apology and hopefully we can now move on.“If you look at my character and personality it couldn’t be further from the truth. It can happen to managers young and old. It can be difficult being put in front of the cameras so soon after the games.”“With the FA, part of what they have been criticised for in the past is not tackling sexism and other forms of discrimination, which needs to be stamped out across the sport.“Fundamentally it’s a male-dominated environment that women find it incredibly difficult to break into and comments like this do nothing to encourage women,” she added.The Football Association, which earlier announced the unanimous approval by its council of reforms to increase the number of women on the board, said it was “seeking observations” from the north-eastern club.last_img read more

Man charged for discharging firearm outside nightclub


first_imgA man who was reportedly seen on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) discharging a loaded firearm at a Main Street, Georgetown night spot was on Wednesday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-seven-year-old Safraz Khan stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and denied that he discharged a loaded firearm on October 28, 2018 while he was in the vicinity of Main Street, Georgetown.Attorney Glenn Hanoman informed the court that the offence that was allegedly committed by his client was one that “he cannot be jailed for”, since he is the holder of a firearm licence. He also told the court that his client was held beyond the 72-hour legal detention period pending investigation.Police Prosecutor Warren Thornhill did not object to bail, but noted that if the court was inclined to grant bail, then specific conditions should be attached. The prosecution’s submission was upheld, and Khan was released on $50,000 bail. As a condition for bail he had to surrender his travel documents and report every Friday to the Brickdam Police Station until the case has been completed. The case will continue on November 28, 2018.Khan and his younger brother were arrested by Police after they were implicated in the beating of a differently abled man outside the nightclub on Sunday about 02:00h.Crime Chief Marlon Chapman had subsequently confirmed that the matter had been reported to the Police and an investigation had been launched into the incident.last_img read more

Expanded Panama Canal Tops Expectations


first_imgzoom On its way to further position Panama as the logistics hub of the Americas, the Expanded Panama Canal has set a number of records and surpassed expectations in its first year of operations, resulting in redrawn global trade routes.Over the past 12 months from its inauguration date of June 26, the Expanded Canal’s performance “has exceeded nearly all expectations.”During the period, more than 1,500 Neopanamax vessels transited the new locks, according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).Containerships represent some 46.8 percent of traffic through the waterway, followed by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, which represent around 34.2 and 9.4 percent, respectively. Other segments such as bulk carriers, tankers, car carriers, and passenger vessels have also transited the new locks.Additionally, Panama Canal’s tonnage has increased by 22.2 percent when comparing the 2016 and 2017 fiscal year. On average, 5.9 vessels transit the Expanded Canal per day, surpassing original forecasts of two to three daily transits for the first year of operation.Fifteen new liner services opted to transit the Expanded Locks, “as shipping lines continue to reroute their services to take advantage of the economies of scale offered by the Expanded Canal.”The one-year anniversary of the canal’s inauguration, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway and a defining moment for the people of Panama and the broader maritime industry, will be commemorated on June 26, 2017.All vessels transiting on Monday will receive a commemorative first anniversary plaque, the ACP informed.last_img read more