FDA lists 2 respirators as offering disease protection

first_imgMay 9, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday cleared the way for two N-95 respirator models to be marketed as devices that can reduce a user’s risk of becoming ill during an influenza pandemic or other public health emergency.The respirators approved to carry the new labeling are made by 3M Co., based in St Paul, the FDA said in a press release. The models, numbered 8612F and 8670F, will be available to the public without a prescription, the FDA said.Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that in the event of a flu pandemic, people who care for flu patients at home should consider wearing an N-95 respirator. The specialized masks are designed to fit tightly to the face and stop at least 95% of tiny airborne particles.N-95 respirators are among the personal protective equipment that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is stockpiling for use by healthcare workers during a pandemic. CDC Director Julie Gerberding said last week that almost 100 million N-95 respirators had been stockpiled.Though the nature and concentration of the pathogen in the next public health emergency may not be known, minimizing exposure to it will help reduce health risks, said Daniel Schultz, MD, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in the press release.”These respirators are only one part of a combination of approaches that can be used to help reduce the spread of infection between individuals during such events,” he said.Many companies make N-95 respirators for workplaces, including healthcare settings, but the 3M models are the first to be approved for use by the general population to reduce exposure to airborne pathogens in a public health emergency, the FDA said.Jacqueline Berry, spokesperson for 3M, told CIDRAP News the company is moving as quickly as possible to get the respirators with the new labeling on the market and anticipates that they will be available by mid to late summer. She said they will be available to government organizations and safety equipment distributors and sold to the public through retail pharmacies and mass retailers.The products will be sold under 3M’s Nexcare brand, Berry said, adding that the cost of the company’s current N-95 respirator models ranges from $2 to $4.The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that respirators used in workplaces be individually selected for each employee and tested to ensure a proper fit. However, the FDA said the special fit-testing procedures used in occupational settings probably wouldn’t be feasible during a public health emergency.To address fit testing concerns, the FDA said companies that want to market respirators for public health use must provide instructions for achieving a protective fit and using the devices properly. In addition, companies must show that respirators have been certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide adequate filtration without hampering breathing ability. Companies also must test the devices for the risk of causing allergic skin reactions.The FDA said 3M determined that healthy adults could achieve a protective fit by following instructions on the respirator’s label. The company also measured how many airborne test particles could get through small leaks between the edges of the respirator and the wearer’s face. Though individual results varied, all had reductions in particle exposure, the FDA noted.In approving the new indication for the two 3M respirator models, the FDA listed several caveats:The respirators are sized for adults and may not fit children properly.Anything that comes between the mask and the face, such as facial hair, may impair the respirator’s fit.People who have chronic health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, may have difficulty breathing through a respirator.The devices are for one-time use by one person and should be discarded afterward.The FDA said it would soon release a guidance document describing its regulatory approach to respirators intended for use during a public health emergency.See also:May 9 FDA press releasehttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01630.htmlMay 3 CIDRAP News story “CDC offers advice on citizen use of masks, respirators”last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Single-dose vaccines; tracking college flu; more funds for vaccines, antivirals; US orders flu supplies

first_imgSep 3, 2009Novartis H1N1 vaccine may be effective after 1 doseAfter a pilot trial of its cell-based pandemic flu vaccine, Novartis reported today that 80% of volunteers had a potentially protective immune response after only one shot. The trial, using 100 healthy adults, showed 90% of subjects had protective immunity after two doses of the vaccine, to be called Celtura. The vaccine was administered with an immune-boosting adjuvant and was well tolerated, according to Novartis. Cell-based vaccines can be produced faster than traditional vaccines.http://www.novartis.com/newsroom/media-releases/en/2009/1339223.shtmlSep 3 Novartis press releaseChina approves 1-dose H1N1 vaccineChina has granted approval for the country’s first domestic pandemic flu vaccine, which its maker Sinovac says is effective after only one dose, according to Agence France-Press (AFP). “The Sinovac H1N1 vaccine is officially approved,” said the head of China’s State Food and Drug Administration’s registration department, adding that trials showed the vaccine to be “very safe.”http://health.yahoo.com/news/afp/healthfluchinavaccine_20090903042445.htmlSep 2 AFP storyTracking system tallies 1,640 campus flu casesA tracking system set up by the American College Health Association Students has logged 1,640 cases on college campuses from Aug 22 to 28, with the highest rates in the Southeast and Northwest, according to the New York Times. The system uses reports from campus health services at 165 universities nationwide but does not delineate between pandemic and seasonal flu cases.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/health/research/03brfs-SYSTEMTRACKS_BRF.htmlSep 3 New York Times itemObama adds $2.7 billion for antivirals, vaccinePresident Barack Obama’s administration will spend an additional $2.7 billion for antiviral drugs and vaccines to fight pandemic influenza, according to Reuters. This is in addition to $1.8 billion the administration earmarked in July. Obama said the added funds would go toward buying vaccines and antiviral drugs as well as a vaccination campaign. The money has already been appropriated by Congress.http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5816TC20090902Sep 2 Reuters reportUS orders $52 million in flu suppliesThe US government has ordered $52 million in flu products from the UK firm Becton Dickinson and Co, according to a Reuters story today. The order includes syringes, needles, sharps collectors, and alcohol swabs through March of next year.http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=7506553&subject=economic&action=articleSep 3 Reuters storylast_img read more

Tonči Peović, Croatian Chamber of Commerce: Passengers at airports are expected to increase by 10 percent

first_imgAccording to the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, 8,1 million passengers passed through Croatian airports last year, which is 12,8 percent more than in 2015. Given the growth trend of passenger traffic in recent years, this year is expected to increase passengers at domestic airports by approximately 10 percent.”Such a large increase in passenger traffic, which is recorded by Croatian airports from year to year, was mostly influenced by the increase in gross domestic product in the countries where passengers come from, as well as numerous other factors, most notably safety. Namely, travelers, above all, decide to go to those tourist destinations where they will feel safe”, Said the president of the Air Transport Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Tonći Peović and added that the increase in traffic at Croatian airports was influenced, among other things, by airlines themselves, which partly reduced average air fares, which is a consequence of the price of petroleum products on the world market.In addition, the increase in air traffic in Croatia was influenced by the shortened stay of tourists in certain markets by about two to three days, thanks to online reservation systems such as Booking.com or Airbnb.com. “In the summer season, charter flights were significantly activated, so there is a significant intensification of air traffic to Croatian tourist destinations, a higher frequency of existing and the introduction of new airlines.”, Pointed out Peović, adding that a significant step forward is also happening with the opening of the Middle East hub, through which the market of the Middle and Far East is opening.”This dynamic growth of traffic, however, also poses challenges to building the capacity of airports (lanes, platforms, terminals, parking lots, access roads, human resources) which must meet the requirements of peak loads, given that a doubling of traffic can be expected. within 7 years, and certainly, the process of capacity building for such growth in Croatian conditions takes much longer. It is also necessary to define the final capacities of some airports, in order to start preparations in time for relocation to locations where new unhindered development can begin in the coming decades.”, Explains Peović, emphasizing that it is necessary to emphasize the effects of large investments in airports that help the stumbled construction sector, because capital investments after the Franjo Tuđman Airport also occur at the airports of Dubrovnik, Split, Brač, in Pula and Zadar.Passenger traffic in the first six months grew by 18 percent The total passenger traffic at Croatian airports in the first six months of 2017 amounted to 3.411.325 passengers, which is an increase of 2016 percent compared to the same period in 2.894.787, when passenger traffic amounted to 17,7 passengers, the data show. Croatian Civil Aviation Agency. In the first six months of 2017, the largest increase in the number of passengers, compared to the same period last year, was recorded by Brač Airport of as much as 50,9 percent, while Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb had a passenger growth of 10,1 percent and Split Airport 27,3 percent. Dubrovnik Airport grew by 20,4 percent. The number of passengers also increased at Pula Airport by 37 percent, while Zadar Airport recorded a growth of 16,3 percent.The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in the first six months of 2017 was 49.119, which is an increase of 45.580 percent compared to the number of landings and take-offs of 2016 in the first six months of 7,8. The total cargo traffic at Croatian airports in the first six months of 2017 amounted to 3.264,5 tons, which is an increase of 2.360,1 percent compared to the traffic of 2016 tons in the first six months of 38,3.last_img read more

Luka Burilović, Croatian Chamber of Commerce: Domestic products must be the key to the recognition of our tourism

first_imgThis year, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is once again organizing a specialized project Let’s buy a Croatian-Croatian product for Croatian tourism, which will take place from November 22nd to 23rd at the Plaza Event Center (formerly HYPO Center) in Zagreb.Opening the specialized project Croatian Product for Croatian Tourism, the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Luka Burilović pointed out that the importance of tourism for our economy is immeasurable, and that it is a sector on which the recovery of the entire economy rests. to promote domestic production through it. ” Reducing imports, greater self-sufficiency and rounding off the production and sales process, as it is popularly called – from the field to the table – is our ultimate goal. We want to connect public and private, sea and continent, big and small, so that together we can do our best and use the huge potential that we have as a country. “, said Burilović.Once again, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce ensured the response of the largest hotel chains, independent hotels, small and family hotels, caterers and other tourism service providers from all over Croatia for all exhibitors and manufacturers, of which there were 65 on sale. “I am extremely pleased with the numerous testimonies of our entrepreneurs and companies that at B2B meetings within this action they concluded long-term business cooperation, placed their products in large hotel chains and established cooperation with small family hotels. “, pointed out Burilović, adding that it is very important that 16 financial institutions responded to the action because without easily available capital there is no investment, and therefore no development.Stjepan Kožić, Zagreb County Prefect, said that it was important to help small producers to place their products in tourism, at a reasonable price. “Zagreb County is primarily a rural area and we see this as an advantage for the development of family farms. The development of wine roads and cheese roads are projects that bring together our producers and through them they create original products that attract new tourists.”, Pointed out Kožić, noting that tourism at the state level will be even more competitive when we develop it on the continent.”Croatian tourism has prepared for a step forward in representing the continent. We are preparing a law that will encourage its development, I hope we will pass it by the end of the year. With it, after a decade of waiting, we open the possibility of dealing with health tourism in private hospitals and clinics, give them legality and enable them to sell arrangements. Finally, something is being launched that we can deal with 12 months a year and we no longer sell not only the service, but also the knowledge that we can match the surrounding countries.”, Said the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli, adding that he expects investment growth of 40 percent, from 800 million euros this year to 1,2 billion next year.That domestic products must be the key to the recognition of Croatian tourism is the key message that was wanted to be sent, and this was the topic of the first panel discussion where experts from the private and public sector discussed. “Moshoulder to connect green and blue Croatia, and as I am a Slavonian, I believe that this region can give a big boost to development. The share of our products in tourism is still insufficient and we must strive to be as high as possible”, Said Burilović. He emphasized the problem of labor shortage, which, according to him, should be solved in the long run by reforming education, to harmonize it with the needs of the market, and sees the dual vocational education promoted by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce as an ideal solution.Marin Pucar, President of the Management Board of Podravka, cited Vegeta as an ideal example of product promotion through tourism, which has conquered foreign markets thanks to guests from those countries. “Tourism is an extremely good showcase for product promotion. We need to connect smaller producers and start even more intensive cooperation with them. Croatian gastronomy is an export asset and we want to create products that guests will remember, so that they can look for our products that they consumed on vacation in their stores.”, Said Pucar.State Secretary from the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina, commented on the problem of labor shortage. “WITHyou from the tourism industry will confirm to you that they are investing significantly in the workforce and that this is being done systematically. We must openly tell young people that, if they are educated for tourism, they practically have a guaranteed job in Croatia. In the long run, we need to invest in the lifelong education of students and mentors to meet the challenges ahead, and in the short term we need 15.000 workers that we will have to introduce if we fail to find them in the domestic market.”, Said Glavina, adding that the direction of development of our tourism is the quality that leads to higher consumption per guest. “We were ahead of our time because we had our own production a few decades ago, with the war it all died down, but we are rebuilding that cycle in a different way. We started working with local family farms, fishermen and so we revived their business throughout the year. We work 7 million kuna only with small producers and we strive to ensure that everything we serve to customers comes from a circle of about 50 kilometers”, Said Goran Filipović from the management of Jadranka, adding that homemade, indigenous and fresh is what guests recognize.Owner of Sunce concern – Bluesun, Jako Andabak, pointed out that quality and autochthonous is what suits foreign guests. “We have tourists who have not only come to rest and sunbathe, but also come to experience the gastronomy of our country. This process is developing, we are slowly reaching more and more quality tourists, but also the offer we offer them. We as a system work extremely hard with our food manufacturers and I would say that we have almost no importer of components other than what is really not possible to procure from us. It is not only the price that is most important to us, but we are looking to buy Croatian because we will benefit in the long run”Andabak said. He praised the expertise of domestic workers, but also announced that he would have to import labor if the situation did not change.As part of the event, there will be a presentation of products in the fair atmosphere, then arranged B2B meetings in a special VIP B2B room and receiving financial advice in a separate room – Financial Corner. The action will open its doors to citizens and group visits to schools and colleges so that representatives of the youngest school and student population can see, taste and buy local products.last_img read more

Sunce Concern and TUI are building three hotels in Sutivan on Brač

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The Sun concern owned by Jake Andabak bought 320.000 square meters of land in Sutivan on the island of Brac. They plan to build three new hotels there in cooperation with the German tour operator TUI, he writes tportal.hrIt is the final stage of a joint venture or joint venturea Sunca and the German tour operator TUI, which has owned 50 percent of Punta Zlatarac Tucepi since last week. Hotels Tucepi sold a stake in this company for 31,5 million euros to the Germans, and according to the agreement, Punta Zlatarac becomes joint venture, in whose joint management company TUI will have 51 and Sunce 49 percent ownership.’The land is located on the island of Brac in the municipality of Sutivan and is an exceptional location for the development of new tourist facilities. It is an area of ​​320.000 square meters with direct access to the coast and good infrastructural connections’, announced from Sunce concern for tportal.Andabak demolishes the old one and builds a new Termia hotel complex in Bizovačke topliceNews of the new projects came shortly after Jako Andabak, owner of Sunce Concern, announced that the demolition of the old Termia hotel complex in Bizovac Spa at the other end of Croatia, the eastern one, which he had bought three years ago, would begin by the end of the year. There, they will build a completely new facility worth ten million euros. At the same time, he confirmed that the Stubaki project, worth 70m euros, is moving forward in co-operation with Krapina-Zagorje County.The demolition project is finished, and at the same time the construction of a new hotel that will have 160 accommodation units, two restaurants and wellness center. Upon completion, the new facility should receive four stars. This would complete the last phase of the renovation of the Bizovac Spa complex, worth about ten million euros.last_img read more

CNTB grants published for events, tourist boards and projects in underdeveloped areas and DMK programs

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board will support in total through support programs in 2018 464 tourism projects with a total amount of 17.895.000 kuna. This was decided by the Tourist Board of the CNTB at its 37th session held yesterday, at which funds were allocated through four public calls: for event grants; for tourist boards in underdeveloped areas; for projects of tourism initiatives and products in underdeveloped areas of tourism and for programs of destination management companies. “Our goal is to constantly improve and strengthen the tourist offer, especially in the pre- and post-season, but also in underdeveloped areas. Only in this way can we reach the desired goal, which is year-round tourism. It is important for us to maintain a positive atmosphere and the status of one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. This year we have supported a large number of quality projects that will be the bearers of the Croatian tourist offer this year, but also an excellent motive for the arrival of guests in the destination”, considers HTZ Director Kristjan Stanicic.   Through program event support supported in total 246 manifestation with a total amount of 9 million kuna. These funds are distributed through three main measures of the program: support for events in the pre- and post-season (HRK 1.500.000,00); grants to national and regional events (HRK 3.350.000,00); grants to TOP events (HRK 4.150.000,00). Amount of 5 million kuna is assigned through support program for tourist boards in underdeveloped areas and that for the total 145 projects. we can programs for projects of tourism initiatives and products in underdeveloped areas of tourism support was achieved 37 projects in the total amount of 2 million kuna, while in total 36 projects gained support from 1.895.000,00 kuna through the destination management company support program. Please find attached a list of all grants.Side dish:EVENT SUPPORTSUPPORT TO TOURIST COMMUNITIES IN TOURIST UNDEVELOPED AREASSUPPORT FOR PROJECTS OF TOURIST INITIATIVES AND PRODUCTS IN TOURIST UNDEVELOPED AREASDMK PROGRAM SUPPORTlast_img read more

OVI for September 2018: Demand for labor has reached its peak?

first_imgThe Online Vacancy Index (OVI) is a monthly index of online job vacancies developed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb in cooperation with the MojPosao portal. The purpose of the index is to provide timely information on the current state of labor demand. The OVI index is created by simply counting the number of unique new ads whose application deadlines end in the month for which the index is calculated. Since ads published through only one portal are taken, the number of ads is expressed as an index (base year is 2015).The index is interpreted as meaning that values ​​greater than 100 represent an increase compared to 2015, and values ​​less than 100 decrease compared to the base year. The index was seasonally adjusted by the X-12-ARIMA method. What is OVI? In September, the OVI index rose by 24,4 percent compared to the same period last year, while in the first nine months of this year the index grew by 29,4 percent compared to the average value of the index in the first three quarters of 2017.Despite the increase in the absolute number of advertisements, the seasonally adjusted values ​​of the index point to a drop in the demand for labor on a monthly basis of -2,8 percent. After June and July, this is the third decrease in the index on a monthly basis in the last six months, indicating the possibility that labor demand has reached its peak.In the structure of the most sought-after occupations, the top five, which make up almost a third of all published advertisements, in September still consisted of salesman, waiter, teacher and chef, while compared to the same month last year, the driver was replaced by a warehouseman. The largest positive contribution to the growth of the index at the annual level of 24,4 percent has the demand for teachers in the amount of 3,2 percentage points, while the largest negative contribution has the demand for mechanical engineers (-0,5 percentage points) and developers , 0,4 percentage points).In addition, there is a noticeable decline in demand with contracts based on vocational training without employment, by 40,3 percent compared to September 2017, or with a negative contribution to the overall annual growth of the index in the amount of -2,2 percentage points.last_img read more

The flat tax in Mali Lošinj remains the same

first_imgWith more than two million overnight stays in the past 2018, there were 3% more arrivals and 2% of overnight stays on Lošinj, which makes last year another record tourist year.  So it is today after Karlovac and Mali Lošinj made a decision that the flat tax will not change and will amount to HRK 300,00 as in all these years. RENTERS HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FROM TOURISM?  WITH THE ENTRY IN THE NEW YEAR, THE RESIDENCE TAX WAS INCREASED  Lošinj’s original souvenirs The share of overnight stays at the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board in the total overnight stays of the Kvarner Tourist Board is thus 12,5% ​​in 2018. Thus, in 2018, 317.328 arrivals (+ 3%) and 2.372.329 overnight stays (+ 2%) were realized, and 86,3% of overnight stays were due to foreign tourists, while 13,7% were domestic. Lošinj is still the favorite destination of a large number of Slovenes, Germans, Italians and Austrians (68,8%), and yet a large increase was recorded in the French market (85%) and the Swedish (44%).  Every day more and more cities and municipalities make a decision on the amount of flat tax per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp. center_img The City of Mali Lošinj, as well as the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj, hope that this amount of the flat tax will encourage private renters to continue the investment activities they are already carrying out with the City and the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj. “Given the increases that have affected our fellow citizens regarding the new waste management system, for now we have estimated that we will not change the amount of the flat tax, ie we will not additionally burden our fellow citizens. It will remain 300 kuna as before. With this decision, we want to give an incentive to our private renters by not burdening them further financially, regardless of the fact that we are one of the most competitive destinations in Croatia. ”  pointed out the mayor of Mali Lošinj Ana Kučić. Cover photo: Hrvoje Serdar / Source: Lošinj Tourist Board A record tourist year on Lošinj PRIVATE RENTERS ON STRIKE: WHO PROFITS AND WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? RELATED NEWS: In the area of ​​the City of Mali Lošinj, there are 1.090 landlords, 2.214 accommodation units, 6.500 basic beds in apartments, rooms, holiday homes, which in 2018 realized 439.183 overnight stays out of a total of 2,372.329 overnight stays. Private accommodation still accounts for a significant share of total overnight stays and participates in total tourist traffic with a share of 18,5%.last_img read more

Rijeka’s 2000-meter zipline could soon become a reality

first_imgThe length of the zipline would be about 2 kilometers, of which the first 300 meters would pass from Trsat to Katarina, and the rest is a ride to Exportdrvo. In total, the ride would take about 5 minutes, and the maximum speed would not exceed 50 kilometers per hour. The idea of ​​a zipline was among the conceptual solutions of urban interventions from the program direction called “Sweet and salty” of the project “Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture”. Although it is not yet known which projects in this direction will be realized, the look for ziplines is quite large, he reports Novi List. “A few years ago, this idea came to my mind, we also had some initial meetings with the authorities, but it all got a little stuck. Then the opportunity arose for this idea to enter the ECOC project through “Sweet and Salty” and now this idea is getting closer to realization every day.”, Explained Eris Marotti, a well-known Rijeka entrepreneur and the originator of the Rijeka zipline. Mia Roth Čerina explains that two variants of this final station were made because it was not yet known how the Exportdrva building itself would be arranged. “The whole zipline is something that plays with the feeling of fear and the last stop wants to intensify that feeling before the end of the ride, entering either a parasite or a hole is planned to further stress you ” Cherina points out. The value of the investment is around 2 million kuna, while the production itself is not complicated. “I believe that this can be a successful project that could set Rijeka apart from other cities. We did, for example, ziplines in the Čikola valley, we are currently working in Skopje in the very center of the city. This one in Rijeka would be special because it connects some famous cultural and historical sites such as Trsat and Katarina with industrial heritage and nature, all through the European Capital of Culture project.”, Explains Marotti. Screenshot Youtubecenter_img Rijeka could soon offer new adrenaline content for its residents, but also tourists. Namely, it is a project ziplinea, that is, the rope with which the user descends by means of pulleys. The head of the “Sweet and Salty” program, Idis Turato, hired some of the best architects and designers from Croatia and the surrounding area, and the zipline project came into the hands of Mija Roth Čerina and Tonči Čerina. Their idea is that the zipline route resembles, no less and no more, an internal parasite. In other words, they envisioned the zipline entry-exit stations as parasites you pass through at the end of your ride on the Exportdr or as you enter a hole in the wall that symbolizes the parasite. Screenshot Youtube “When you have infinitely long sandy beaches, you don’t have to be particularly creative, but when you’re in a city like Rijeka, you have to be very creative to figure out what to offer to the people of Rijeka and guests. Zipline through the city is just one such creative project”, Adds Tonči Čerina.last_img read more

Dubrovnik attracts guests with various discounts and benefits

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor tourist check-in and check-out system, there were 12 overnight stays in Dubrovnik last weekend, from 15 to 4 June, and on 253 June, 13 tourists stayed in Dubrovnik, mostly from Croatia and Germany. The 10st Dubrovnik Summer Festival opens on July 71 A special promotional campaign of the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik began on June 15, which includes numerous discounts and benefits for all visitors to the city of Dubrovnik, and lasts until the end of June. With a big discount for the city walls and Lokrum Reserve, many hotels, private renters, travel agencies and restaurants offer their services at reduced prices and the City of Dubrovnik for one purchased, offers one free week Dubrovnik Card.   Free entrance for all visitors is offered by the Trsteno Arboretum, Lazareti, the Homeland War Museum and the Dubrovnik Museums (Cultural and Historical Museum in the Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum in the Fortress of St. John, Ethnographic Museum in the Rupa granary, exhibitions of the Archaeological Museum in the Revelin Fortress), Dom Marina Držić and the Dubrovnik Art Gallery.  Also, Dubrovnik museums have new opening hours and the institutions will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. This year’s 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be held from July 10 to August 25, as announced, but in a reduced format due to the current epidemiological COVID-19 measures in Croatia and the world and the financial consequences of the pandemic. The festival audience of all generations expects almost fifty drama, music, dance, folklore and other performances at more than ten stage and ambient locations in the city of Dubrovnik, according to a new program proposal approved today by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.  Photo: Dubrovnik Tourist Board Currently, 14 hotels and a little more than fifty restaurants have been opened in the city, and yesterday, with the landing of the first flight of Air Baltic, with 96 passengers on a flight from Riga, international air traffic to Dubrovnik was re-established. See a list of all the benefits HERE During this period, 2070 overnight stays were realized in hotel accommodation, 1426 in private accommodation, while a smaller number of overnight stays were realized in other forms of accommodation, reports the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. last_img read more