The circular hall consists of an audio and video presentation that will evoke the history of the place and the Ring Race with a look at the most famous people from history and interesting facts from their lives. “The large presentation hall is intended for gathering a larger number of people. There will be short and interactive trainings for groups of guests – about the Ring Race and historically important people, interesting things as well as certain periods in the history of the Municipality and central Istria “, point out the Barbana Tourist Board. The municipality of Barban does not intend to stop by arranging this interactive space about the history and tradition of this area. Namely, their desire is to enrich the display with new multimedia content, augmented reality glasses and the like. The ring race is a popular equestrian competition launched in 1976 in Barban, and the race has become a trademark of Barban and one of the TOP and must see events in Istria. The Barban Visitor Center combines the presentation of a unique cultural and historical heritage in an interactive way through education and visual display with an emphasis on the Ring Race. as part of the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program. Precisely in honor and with the aim of further promotion of the race, the first Barban Visitor Center was opened in Barban yesterday, dedicated to the Ring Race, but also to the Barban tradition, folklore and way of life. The center consists of ground floor and 1st floor. The ground floor contains an attractive entrance to the Center, a door on which the “protective symbols” of the Ring Race were designed, and upon entering the room you will find an info desk and a souvenir shop. The first floor consists of a long corridor that resembles a racetrack articulated with hoops (rings) accompanied by light and sound effects. As the visitor moves through the corridor, light and sound signals and a speedometer are switched on, which change depending on the speed and approach to the goal or tendril at the end of the race. The smaller hall presents the Race to the Ring through history and its participants, with an exhibit of tendrils and spears arranged around it in the center of the room, traditional folk costumes and accompanying props. Find out more about the Ring Race event at HERE
Of the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism These are the improvement of existing and development of new trails, organization and establishment of bike sharing systems, service stations, rest areas, raising the availability of tourist attractions located along and near bike trails, development of thematic and educational trails, design of unified cycling and trail signalization and trail marking with the same visual standard, then setting up information boards, making quality maps with trails and making a brochure of outdoor offerings of the island of Pag, promotional videos and photo galleries, raising the quality of accommodation and catering facilities for cyclists, joint promotional activities, events and events. What is important to emphasize are the targeted activities that will brand the island of Pag as one destination, at least when it comes to outdoor offerings of the entire island of Pag. Yesterday, on the island of Pag, an Agreement was signed on the association of local tourist communities in the implementation of the project “Development of outdoor tourism on the island of Pag” Photo: Posada Agency4 It can be said that this is a historic moment in which all the island’s tourist boards have signed such a multi-year joint project for the first time, which is important for tourism and quality offer of the entire island of Pag. The signing of this Agreement was approved by the Commission of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, which provided the preconditions for applying for funds, this year established the Fund for United Tourist Boards of certain areas in order to jointly develop tourism products and promote destinations. The Agreement presents in detail the activities that should be implemented by the end of 2023. The Presidents of the Tourist Boards of Novalja, Ante Dabo, Pag, Ante Fabijanić, Povljana, Ivica Pogorilić and Kolan, Marin Pernjak and Stara Novalja, Ante Peranić signed the Agreement on Association of Local Tourist Boards from the Island of Pag in the implementation of the project “Development of outdoor tourism on the island of Pag“Whose goal is the development and shaping of the island into a unique, harmonized and market-established destination for outdoor tourism. Although it is a synergy, which is more than commendable, logical, natural and a way of strategic development in the 21st century, in the mentioned case of the island of Pag it is a project association. A step further should be to make the next historic moment to brand and develop the island of Pag as a tourist destination or brand. As we know, based on the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, which was adopted in May 2019, the system of tourist boards is being restructured, among other things, to encourage the association of tourist boards and their establishment for several local units. regional self-governments through the allocation of financial resources for the purpose of joint development of the tourist product and promotion of the destination. Next step / One island, one tourist brand – Island of Pag This is a logical continuation of the previous continuous cooperation, since the tourist boards of the island of Pag more than three years ago set out on a joint path of cooperation under the motto “Pag Moon Island – a common vision”. Photo: Srecko Vukov This fully respects the intention of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia to encourage project association of tourist boards in an area because tourism transcends administrative boundaries and therefore legislative changes have been made to enable joint presentation and development of destinations which, although special in their own way, form a whole. a rounded tourist story. It is important to point out that in the new law a new project association is possible, but without the establishment of a new tourist board, without new employment, without new offices and new material costs, while all costs of the new tourist board are borne by existing tourist boards.
Draga di Lovrana Even seven Croatian restaurants received this year a prestigious Michelin star: Zagreb Noel, Dubrovnik 360 º, LD Terrace from Korcula, Pilgrims from Šibenik, Lovran Draga di Lovrana, Rovinj Monte i Boškinac from Novalja. The Michelin guide for 2020 recommends seventy restaurants from all over Croatia who deserve to be part of a select gastronomic society, included in a guide that is an international reference for fine-dining. “Cooperation with Michelin is one of METRO’s activities, which confirms our mission to be the preferred partner of the HoReCa sector through the professional support it needs and deserves. The quality of Croatian restaurants from year to year is confirmed by Michelin awards and on this occasion I would like to congratulate all Croatian restaurants and chefs who, with their skill and dedication to the top experience of their visitors, deserve this prestigious award. In the current circumstances, when caterers are facing business challenges, Michelin awards can contribute to positioning Croatian restaurants on the gastronomic map of excellence and that is why I am glad that METRO can further support the promotion of Croatian gastronomy in this way. “, he stressed Thierry Guillon-Verne, President of the Management Board of METRO Cash & Carry Croatia. METRO Croatia, a long-term partner of the Michelin guide, presented Michelin awards to Croatian restaurants that are included in the Michelin guide for 2020. It’s about the total 70 Croatian restaurants, which enriched the Croatian gastro scene this year with seven new local restaurants that carry a Michelin recommendation. You can see the list of all Croatian restaurants included in the Michelin guide for 2020 HERE