A tourist tax is introduced for cruise passengers

first_imgOne of the questions was how to carry out the collection operationally, and Mayor Franković suggested that this be done through cruise agents, to whom the cities would issue invoices. The only doubt or open question is the collection of a fee per guest or per ship, provided that the ships would be classified into categories according to the number of passengers. Presenting the proposal, Minister Gari Cappelli explained that it is a matter of earmarked funds that would be invested in transport infrastructure to raise the standards of the destination. On the other hand, local governments could decide for themselves whether they wanted to introduce this fee and in what amount.  The port of Dubrovnik (506 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (242 visits) and Zadar (117 visits). The Ministry of Tourism is working on amendments to the Law on Tourist Tax, ie the proposal to collect the tourist tax for cruise passengers.  In the period from January to November 2018, foreign cruise ships realized the same number of voyages as in the same period of 2017. In the mentioned period of 2018, the number of passengers on these ships increased by 9,1%, while the total number of stays decreased by 6,5% compared to the same period in 2017 The mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, Franjo Franković, pointed out that this fee will certainly not deter anyone from coming to Dubrovnik. “The city and its citizens will certainly benefit, because with a fee of two euros per guest from the cruiser, a profit of around 12 million kuna could be made, which the City would invest in the roads in its area. It is also important to inform cruise companies in time so that they can calculate the new fee in the future price. ” Franović pointed out. Source: CBS Equal number of trips of foreign ships for cruisescenter_img Out of a total of 677 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (55,7%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (25,3%), which is a total of 81,0%. The remaining 19,0% of trips were made to the following counties: Zadar (6,3%), Istria (5,6%), Šibenik-Knin (5,0%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (2,1%). In 2018, a total of 677 cruises of foreign ships were realized The most visited seaports are Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar In the period from January to November 2018, 75 foreign cruise ships entered Croatian seaports, out of 677 cruises. There were 1,0 million passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 1 days. Representatives of cities and port authorities supported this proposal, and it was concluded that the implementation of this proposal could start in 2021. Source: CBSlast_img read more

The Latest: Dixon dominates first half of Indianapolis 500

first_imgThe Latest: Dixon dominates first half of Indianapolis 500 The story of the second quarter of the Indianapolis 500 has been miscues on pit road.Alexander Rossi was challenging race leader Scott Dixon when he came out of Turn 4 too hot and missed the entry to pit lane. Sage Karam lost a lot of time when he locked up his tires and missed his stall on pit road. Rookie driver Rinus VeeKay also lost several seconds when he stalled leaving his pit, then he was penalized for hitting a team member.The most intriguing part of the race so far has been pit strategy. Several of the Team Penske drivers are on a completely different strategy from the leaders, including the defending winner Simon Pagenaud. They are hoping that strategy may help overcome what appears to be a gap between Honda and their own Chevrolet engines.___3 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:___4 p.m. Marco Andretti has led the field to the green flag for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, the familiar field of 33 roaring down the canyon-like front stretch of empty seats at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The warm-ups found Andretti following the IndyCar two-seater driven by his grandfather and 1969 winner Mario Andretti with his father and team owner Michael Andretti in the second seat. It was the first time that the three generations of the family were on the track at the Brickyard at the same time.The call to start the engines was delivered by Roger Penske, whose family purchased the speedway along with the IndyCar Series. He promised that fans would be “back home again in Indiana” in 2021.___1 p.m. Associated Press James Davison has brought out the first caution flag of the Indianapolis 500 when he made contact with the wall in the opening laps and his right front tire turned into a ball of fire.Davison was able to exit the car without any problem. His car was still smoking as it was lifted onto a flatbed truck.Scott Dixon went immediately to the front when the green flag dropped, passing pole sitter Marco Andretti heading into Turn 1. Ryan Hunter-Reay also was on the move in the opening laps as Honda flexed the muscle it has shown all month.___1:30 p.m.center_img Marcus Ericsson got into some turbulent air while running near the front of the Indy 500 and slapped the outer wall in Turn 2, bringing out the second caution flag on the hot, sunny day in Indianapolis.Scott Dixon had led the first 28 laps before taking the field down pit road for the first set of stops. He was still in first after the stop with Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti close behind.The weather could play a factor in the race. It is much warmer than it typically is during the race in May.___1:40 p.m. Scott Dixon has dominated the first half of the Indianapolis 500, much as the five-time IndyCar champion and 2008 race winner has dominated the rest of the season for Chip Ganassi Racing.Dalton Kellett brought out a caution before the midway point when he hit the wall hard. That erased about a lead of about 10 seconds that Dixon had built over the course of a long green-flag run. But after the field cycled through pit stops, Dixon found himself at the sharp end of the field once again.When the race went to green, Conor Daly and Oliver Askew were involved in a heavy wreck deep in the field. Askew was visibly shaken as he climbed out of the car, sitting on the tub for several minutes to catch his breath.___3:30 p.m. August 23, 2020 The countdown is on to the start of the Indy 500, which was delayed from its traditional date in May because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be run without fans for the first time in its 104 editions.New track owner Roger Penske, whose team has four cars in the field, and IndyCar executives have tried to create an entertaining prerace show for broadcaster NBC. But the build up to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is still somewhat eerie without the 250,000-plus fans who typically show up inside the Brickyard.Driver introductions took place with the voice of the public address announcer echoing off the empty stands. There also will be no military parade or balloon release, two staples of race day. But there will be Jim Cornelison singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the Air Force’s famed Thunderbirds performing a flyover.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more