The Master Plan for the Development of Tourism in the Šibenik-Knin County until 2020 has been adopted

first_imgOn Friday, the Šibenik-Knin County Development Agency announced the new Šibenik-Knin County Tourism Master Plan (ŠKŽ) until 2020, a strategic document that determines the priorities of sustainable tourism development. It was also adopted by the County Assembly of ŠKŽ, which makes it ready for implementation.  Namely, on October 6, 2015, the Šibenik-Knin County, the Department of the Economy, announced a tender for the development of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourism Master Plan for the period up to 2020. The Urbanex-Krutak consortium (consisting of Urbanex doo and Krutak doo) was selected as the developer in the tender, and the contract was signed on 15 March 2016. The purpose of drafting the Master Plan of Šibenik-Knin County is to create a systematic presentation of the possibilities of integrated and sustainable tourism development of the county, in order to increase economic activity and the impact of tourism in the long run.As part of this, a working group has been defined that includes persons who are involved in the tourist activities of the County on a daily basis, and are part of the public, private or civil sector. To monitor the implementation of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourism Master Plan until 2020, an executive body called the Coordination Council was established, which consists of eight members: Goran Pauk-Šibenik-Knin County, Mira Lepur-Director of the Šibenik-Knin County Development Agency, Marlena Floigl-Head of the Administrative Department of Economy of Šibenik-Knin County,The task of the Coordination Council was to continuously monitor the process of creating the Masterplan in all its phases and through cooperation with the developers to form the final solutions of the Masterplan.The Masterplan document is divided into the following main thematic units: Situation analysis, Tourism development strategy te Action plan: Implementation activities.U analizi stanja dan je pregled postojećeg stanja s analizama internog okruženja u kojem su analizirani turistički resursi i ograničavajući uvjeti razvoja turizma, te analizom tržišta gdje su analizirana turistička kretanja na globalnoj i lokalnoj razini. Kroz ovo su poglavlje definirani rezultati dosadašnjeg turističkog i sveukupnog razvoja Županije, a oni predstavljaju ulazne podatke za izradu strategije turističkog razvoja. U strategiji turističkog razvoja je jasno definirano koji turistički resursi i koliko trebaju biti korišteni u narednom razdoblju, kako ćemo adresirati ograničavajuće uvjete i kakva bi u turističkom smislu trebala postati Šibensko-kninska županija do 2020. godine.The action plan details how to achieve the interventions identified in the strategy. It exhaustively lists the strategic interventions defined in the Strategic Framework of the Master Plan, the priority for implementation, the time of implementation, the estimated value of interventions, coordinators and holders of intervention implementation, as well as indicators of results and outcomes.In order to strengthen the applicative character of the Masterplan, a marketing plan for the period up to 2020 has been developed as an appendix to the Masterplan. in the area of ​​the County enabled to participate in the negotiation process during the development of the master plan.The master plan is divided into five main goals of tourism development:Razvoj inovativnih turističkih proizvoda i održivo gospodarenje turističkim resursimaIntegrirani razvoj turističke infrastrukture i povezanih uslugaStvaranje povoljnih uvjeta za konsolidaciju i razvoj poduzetništva, za razvoj novih poduzetničkih inicijativa i poboljšanja investicijskih uvjeta u sektoru turizmaOsiguravanje prepoznatljivosti regije Šibenik – Dalmacija, širenje na referentna turistička tržišta i usvajanje strategije za prepoznavanje različitih segmenata turističke ponudePovećanje efikasnosti i kompetitivnosti upravljanja i organizacije turističkog sustava regijeInvesticijski ciklus je to od 1.176.652.000,00 kn do 2020.godine sukladno Master planu razvoja turizma u Šibensko-kninske županije, u kojem je planirano povećanje  do 5.331.350 noćenja, te povećanje rast smještajnih kapaciteta do 115.000 Attachment:Tourism master plan action planMaster plan of tourism of Šibenik-Knin Countylast_img read more

A Call for More Diversity in the Nation’s Parks

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service nears, a coalition of civil rights and conservation groups is calling for public lands to be more inclusive over the next century.The coalition has started a petition urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more diverse.Maite Arce, president of the Hispanic Access Foundation, says the coalition has the legacy of public lands in mind with this petition.“Our work here as a coalition is to challenge this president, and also our next president, to really embrace a vision for the next century of conservation that focuses on the importance of national parks and public lands for all Americans, with emphasis on all,” she states.Indiana has three National Park Service units – the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, Indiana Dunes on the south shore of Lake Michigan and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes – as well as more than two dozen state parks.Arce says hiring a diverse workforce in the parks, in order to hear from diverse voices, is key to making public lands more inclusive.“There’s always been for many years a discussion about the difficulty in reaching diverse communities, but without those individuals working on these lands and for our parks, it’s really going to be difficult to develop programming that reaches and engages different populations,” she stresses.Shantha Ready Alonso is the executive director of Creation Justice Ministries, an environmental justice group that represents major Christian denominations. She maintains there should be more protections for the sacred parts of public lands.“Right now, too many places where there are petroglyphs, or we know that there are graves, are being ravaged and disturbed because they’re under-protected and under-recognized,” she points out. “We would like to see more reverence for those types of places.”last_img read more