The combination of public and private is the best thing that could have happened to Zagreb

first_imgIn the first half of the year, there was an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in almost all tourist destinations in Croatia, but the fact that Zagreb has once again confirmed that its tourist success in the last few years is not accidental is certainly gratifying.Thus, according to the Zagreb Tourist Board, from January to June in the Croatian capital there were 582.619 arrivals and 1.070.080 overnight stays, which is an increase of 9% in arrivals and 11% in overnight stays, compared to the same period last year. In the first six months, most overnight stays were made by guests from the USA, followed by guests from Germany, Italy, South Korea and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Guests from South Korea, the USA, Germany, Italy and China are in the first five places.The story of Advent in Zagreb has been told many times, but perhaps we can just repeat that last year more than 500 million kuna of tourist spending was generated through Advent. Smart enough and quite clear how investing in manifestations is an investment, not a cost. Only quality content can attract visitors, and thus generates consumption as well as earnings for caterers and other exhibitors, and thus we create a complete tourist product.The fact is that Zagreb, despite being “half empty” due to the summer season and vacations, is full of life and how it filled that hole with foreign tourists as well as better activation of the local population, and the main culprit is diverse and quality content.And it is just such, new and quality content, starting with its first steps in Zagreb.Namely, it is a project AROUND, which is dedicated to the artistic research of Zagreb in which small interventions, from 7 to 22 July, will revive a number of public urban spaces and turn them into places where art spontaneously touches everyday life.By combining various media and art forms, with the idea of ​​revitalization and activation of public urban spaces, “Okolo” wants to encourage the interaction of the city and passers-by, artistic exploration of the city, as well as witty and critical reflection on space. As part of this year’s introductory edition of the “Around” project, well-known French street art artists Oak Oak and Levalet, who will innovate more than ten different city locations, will “talk” to the city and passers-by with their works and several Croatian participants.Thus, over twenty locations in the center of Zagreb will be like “carte blanche”, handed over to artists who will raise the content value of selected urban spaces with interesting solutions and to draw attention to their beauty and uniqueness, revealing the potential of the neglected and “empty”, as well as a new dimension of functional spaces, simultaneously connecting and mapping them as places worth stopping and pondering.Photo: Project AROUNDEating one of these great events is definitely a great unique cultural event – Sea of ​​books on Zrinjevac, organized by Lumen Publishing. Thus, from June 29 to July 6, Zrinjevac turned into a beach full of books that you can browse or read for free. On 240 square meters of “beach” on Zrinjevac can be placed in comfortable loungers under umbrellas and with pleasant music and natural shade immerse yourself in – a book.The merger of the public and private sectors took place in Zagreb and we got an ideal mix of diverse and quality content. The private sector woke up in Zagreb, ie it saw its interest – and that is earnings. So we have witnessed in the last few years a boom of various new restaurants, accommodation facilities, offers and facilities. So, regardless of the activities of the Zagreb Tourist Board, at the same time visitors and citizens have at their disposal dozens of different content throughout the city. The combination of private and public is the best thing that could have happened to Zagreb. Both large and medium and small manifestations, stories and contents, because they give the rhythm and soul to the city.A list of all events in Zagreb is available at: Study it, share it and promote it to your guests, both current and future, because the motive of the destination is not accommodation, but content.last_img read more

Competition from Fitbit and Xiaomi are keeping the pressure on Apple

first_imgYes, Apple Released a New iPod TouchIts first new iPod in four years.ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.62%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenApple has been the top seller of wearable computing devices for the past few years, thanks to the popularity of its smartwatches and AirPod wireless earbuds. But with competitors like Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin adding new features to their competing devices, Apple can’t afford to stand still.The fifth generation update of the Apple Watch isn’t expected until the fall, but this week Apple holds its annual World Wide Developer Conference, known as WWDC, where it will debut the sixth generation of the software that runs on the watch. And, as it has done for the past few years, Apple will offer users some enticing new features, especially around health and wellness, analysts say.“Health and fitness has to be the primary focus for the smart watch,” says Ramon Llamas, research director for mobile devices at IDC. “It’s the one feature that people can wrap their brains around and use on a regular basis.”Last year, Apple added an ECG measuring feature and fall detection. According to leaks, this year will see the addition of an Apple app to help users organize and remember when to take their medications and another that will help women track their menstrual cycles. Third party developers have offered similar apps, but Apple will build in the capabilities for all users. Apple could also leverage the heart rate studies it has participated in by adding further hearth health detection features, Llamas says.Some more significant new health features in development, like measuring blood pressure or glucose levels for diabetes patients, aren’t ready yet for 2019 but could be coming in a few more years, analysts say.Another recent priority at Apple (AAPL) has been helping customers be less addicted to their smartphones. Adding more well-thought-out apps to the watch as a replacement for using the iPhone could further the “screen detox” effort, Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi says. “I have been using it as such since it came out, but it could be doing so much more if apps were developed with that in mind,” she says.Apple itself doesn’t disclose sales of its wearable devices, but the company captured 27% of the wearable market last year, according to estimates from IDC. The category now goes beyond smartwatches and fitness trackers to include earpods and headphones that connect to digital assistants. Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi ranked second at 14%, and Fitbit, which once dominated the category, slipped to third place with 8%. Huawei and Samsung closed out the top five, as some top 2017 manufacturers, like Garmin (GRMN) and Fossil (FOSL), which aren’t big in the headphone space, got pushed out of the rankings.Still, the competition has been trying to match or exceed the Apple Watch’s capabilities, keeping the pressure on Apple.Garmin’s vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch, which can connect to wireless networks on its own (without a linked smartphone), went on sale at the end of March, matching the cellular feature that Apple added two years ago. Garmin has also introduced a high-end line of luxury smartwatches starting at $1,500 under the MARQ brand name, designed perhaps to steal some of Apple’s more status-hungry watch wearers.Fitbit has focused on beating some of Apple’s health and fitness features while offering much lower prices. The company’s Versa Lite watch costs just $160 versus $400 for the cheapest of Apple’s Series 4 watches. Fitbit (FIT) also introduced a period and birth control tracking app a year ago and claims 10 million users have already tried it. It’s also long offered in-depth sleep tracking, a feature that’s only available on the Apple Watch via third party apps that aren’t as seamless.Apple remains well ahead of the competition in terms of the total number of available watch apps. The sixth version of Apple watch software is rumored to be taking a further step to encourage developers to keep Apple’s platform foremost in mind, with a separate app store right on the watch. Currently, Apple watch users, as well as users of rival devices, generally select and manage watch apps on their phones. The new Apple watch on-wrist app store could encourage developers to be more creative and makes the watch less dependent on a user’s phone, but the usability may be a concern, says IDC’s Llamas.“I like this as a way to move the watch away from the iPhone and make it a more standalone device,” he says. “However, the practicality of discovering apps on a watch can be challenging.”You May Like HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4 Making Technology Accessible to Everyone, Everywhere Sponsored Content by Xiaomilast_img read more