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

Chart of the Week: Angela Merkel begins a long ‘auf wiedersehen’


first_imgAertzeversorgung Westfalen-Lippe6,390 She is to step down later this year as the leader of her party, the CDU, which she has led since 2000. While Merkel’s leadership in Europe has been often praised as the European Union has expanded and managed myriad problems – not least the sovereign debt crisis of 2010-11 – recent regional election results in Germany have put her party under pressure. Deutsche Lufthansa AG15,917 Source: S&P Capital IQHow German and European equities have fared since Angela Merkel first took powerGermany’s cost of borrowing has also fallen substantially in the same period. The yield on a 10-year German Bund was 3.4% in November 2005, but as the country’s economy strengthened and proved resilient in the financial and sovereign crises that followed, investors flooded to the percieved safe haven, pushing the yield down to around 0.4% at the end of October this year.Germany’s top 10 pension funds in 2005 and 2018 At the start of this week, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would not stand again as chancellor in 2021, meaning the end of her fourth term will see Germany’s first female leader leave politics altogether.  Volksfuersorge Pensionsfonds23,503 Top 10 total278,479 Siemens AG14,622 Hannoversche Pensionskasse8,535 Winsecura Pensionskasse10,853 B-W Aertze, Zahnaertze und Tieraertze13,966 Germany’s top 10 pension funds 2018AUM (€m)Bayerische Versorgungskammer87,000 BASF SE13,576 Nordrheinische Aertzeversorgung13,709 Top 10 total133,093 VBL34,300 BVV16,000 Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund33,097 BVV28,095 VBL8,000 Daimler AG24,197 Siemens Pensions Trust10,500 A disastrous result in Hesse over the weekend was widely seen as the trigger for Merkel’s decision, but tensions had been mounting since her election victory last year. It took several months for the CDU to agree a coalition arrangement with the SPD, after negotiations with other parties failed.Equity marketsRegardless of recent problems, the Merkel era has undoubtedly been a good one for Germany equity markets. The DAX index rose by 121% from November 2005, when Merkel was elected, to 1 November 2018, according to S&P Capital IQ. The MSCI Europe index is just 11% higher.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# E.on Energie6,200 Nordrheinische Aertzeversorgung7,112 Germany’s top 10 pension funds 2005AUM (€m)Bayerische Versorgungskammer36,000 IPE’s inaugural Top 1000 Pension Funds report was published in October 2000, shortly after Angela Merkel became the CDU’s first female leader.The first few iterations – including the report published in 2005 – consisted of 750 continental European schemes and a separate list of the UK’s top 250 funds. Germany provided 100 constituents in 2005. Since then the methodology of the Top 1000 has changed almost as much as the European pension sector has. This year’s report included 107 German funds as a result of a much broader data set used.Assets run by the top 10 German schemes more than doubled since 2005, led by BVK, which grew from €36bn to €87bn, making it now the fifth biggest pension fund in Europe. VBL more than quadrupled in size from €8bn to €34.3bn.See IPE’s Country Report for Germany, published in April, here.IPE’s Special Report on German Asset Management from the October magazine is available here.last_img read more

More Women Pick Nomination Forms in Tanzania


first_imgTalk Africa: African Women Leaders AGOA Creating job opportunity for Tanzania women Supporters hold CCM posters Supporters hold CCM postersA total of 1,322 members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), majority being women, have applied to be considered for nomination to vie for various positions in the forthcoming general election.“This has been good, women can now challenge men,” Mr Vuai Ali Vuai, Deputy Secretary General, said in a press statement, mentioning that 699 women applied against 623 men for political leadership.He said that 378 applied to vie for Member of Parliament (Union), 358 House of Representatives (HR), 289 councillor, and 297 women special seats.Mr Vuai said in his statement that out of the applicants, 156, 137, and 109 women applied to stand in respective constituencies for MP, HR, and Councillor, respectively.The Deputy Secretary General commended all members particularly women for picking up forms to apply for nomination, saying gender balance in elections has been growing and justice will prevail in all stages of nomination.Elections for Special seats are over, while applicants for MP, HR, and Councillors are now finalizing their campaigns to woo voters in CCM branches before party-primary elections scheduled for August 01, 2015.Relatedcenter_img Tanzania to Pick New President on October 25thlast_img read more

Tom Brady reacts to Rob Gronkowski trade: Run it back!


first_imgView this post on Instagram These two @tombrady @gronkA post shared by NFL (@nfl) on Apr 21, 2020 at 2:31pm PDTGronkowski retired in March 2019, shortly after Super Bowl 53, when he won his third ring and Brady his sixth. Last year, the tight end was named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team along with Brady. He is widely regarded as one of the best to ever play the position.A series of injuries forced Gronkowski to miss 29 regular-season games out of a possible 144 during his first nine years in the NFL, all of which he spent in New England with Brady. Gronkowski later said it was the mental toll, rather than the physical struggles, which led him to call it a day.Now, having recently won the WWE 24/7 championship belt at WrestleMania 36 — which aired earlier this month — Gronkowski is returning to the NFL to play alongside Brady once more. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are set to be reunited with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the former excited to “run it back” with his longtime New England Patriots teammate.Just hours after Gronkowski hinted he may come out of NFL retirement, it emerged the 30-year-old was indeed planning to return and was the subject of a trade between the Patriots and the Bucs. The deal was swiftly finalized on Tuesday. The Patriots are sending Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round selection.center_img GRONK TRADE GRADES: Head-scratcher for the BucsAfter the trade was made, the NFL’s official Instagram uploaded a video of Brady and Gronkowski smiling in 2019 after the Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game to reach Super Bowl 53.The clip, which was accompanied by P. Diddy’s “Bad Boy for Life,” included the caption “these two,” with Brady writing in the comments: “Run it back.”last_img read more