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– Advertisement – It depends.On the bullish side, the technical guys are all enthusiastic. Even before Monday’s promising vaccine news, Lowry Research, the oldest technical analysis service in the United States, opined that because of last week’s breakout, “the latest buying opportunity of the advance from the late March bottom is now present.”However, the extent of the rally in cyclical/value sectors is being hotly debated. Banks are up 15%, energy is up 15% and industrials are up 12% in the last six trading sessions. Many are now trading at valuations that have not been seen in years.- Advertisement – Is it time to reconsider this monster rally? With the S&P 500 up 9% in six trading sessions to an all-time intraday high, many are looking at parts of the market as overbought. Others agree, but say it doesn’t matter in this strange mix of election and vaccine news. Who’s right?- Advertisement – Part of the problem — and the source of the disagreement — is that “value/cyclical” is a diverse group. Citigroup’s Tobias Levkovich notes that there are three “buckets” of value stocks: financials, industrials and the “Covid-impaired groups” like travel and leisure.The “Covid-impaired groups” have been decimated. Delta Airlines, for example, which was $60 a share before the virus hit, was recently trading at $30, and closed Monday at $36. That’s a rally, but it has so far to go that the recent rise may not be an obstacle: “Any kind of solution to the pandemic really revives their chances, and you’re seeing stocks react significantly,” Levkovich told CNBC.But other value sectors are seeing valuations — and rallies — that do matter. Bank stocks have also begun moving on higher bond yields. Some bank stocks are trading at multiples above where they have been for the last couple years:- Advertisement – Bank P/E forward multiples: Multiyear highsUS Bancorp 14JPMorgan 13Fifth Third 12PNC 16But the biggest movers have been industrials, which even before the vaccine news had been moving as industrial proxies like ISM Manufacturing had been improving. Monday’s rally moved many to new highs (Eaton, Corning, Dover, Ingersoll-Rand) and moved the forward multiples on these companies into territories they have not seen in years:Industrial P/E/ multiples: All at 10-year highsHoneywell 25Sherwin Williams 26Ingersoll Rand 25General Electric 25Deere 24 For Levkovich, who began his career as an industrial analyst, this is a sad fact of life for stocks in this space: “You always pay up for them when they have depressed earnings. So the valuation criteria that we look at and which have been the most predictive of stock price performance still says that you want to be in these industrial-type conglomerates, that there’s still opportunity to the upside for performance.”Don’t tell Wall Street bulls to worry about high P/E multiples. Fundstrat’s Tom Lee is typical: “I think valuation sensitivity is the wrong metric people should have, I think we could still rally another 10% from here,” he told CNBC.This is an old-school Wall Street ploy: Let multiples rise, because the prospects for an improving economy — and higher earnings — is the classic reason multiples move higher. Except the market is at an historic high, and much of what has moved, even in the value space, has moved up very fast.And in case the bulls need more ammunition, you can always pull out the Federal Reserve, which will support the markets, regardless of whether it needs it or not, as Brian Belski from BMO pointed out on CNBC: “I think that stocks are going higher and I think the key thing they have to remember — the Fed has basically signaled we’re going to be here for three years … this is a risk-on period.”Bottom line: Wall Street is already pricing in a “normalization” of the economy in 2021. You can see it in earnings for the S&P 500: S&P 500 earnings estimates2019: $1622020 est: $1362021 est.: $168 Source: RefinitivSee? A complete round-trip in earnings. Back to normal. It’s 2019 again.This reopening story had better be picture perfect.Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world.
Chief Justice John Roberts is unlikely to want to be defined as the guy whose court took health insurance away from millions of Americans in the middle of a pandemic. Surprisingly, Justice Brett Kavanaugh has also written extensively about being cautious in overturning more of the law than is necessary. It’s uncertain where Neil Gorsuch, who’s given Trump a handful of defeats, will land. The safest bet is that they’ll decide that yes, the $0 tax penalty is not constitutional but that it can be severed from the rest of the law and will stand. Again, the politics of this election and the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic—and still will be when they’re writing their decision next year—make it more likely than not that they uphold the law. We’ll know an awful lot more about where they’re leaning when we hear their questions to lawyers today.Because what they’re considering is just so consequential. Bagley: “The Medicaid expansion, which covers 12 million poor people in 33 states, would evaporate. Healthcare.gov would go dark. Federal subsidies that keep coverage affordable would vanish. Most of the 10.7 million people who bought insurance on the exchanges would see their costs skyrocket, forcing millions to drop coverage.” And again, the millions and millions of people with preexisting conditions could be denied coverage again, just like in the bad old days before the law. The prescription drug coverage gap that makes medicine affordable for people on Medicare would be gone, as would numerous programs that have saved Medicare billions of dollars in the past decade. Free preventive care and screenings would be gone.If the Republicans keep the two Senate seats going to a runoff in Georgia there won’t be an easy fix, either. Too many of the extremists in the Senate are either up for reelection in 2022 and need to stave off primary challenges for the right, or think they can be president in 2024. They make it unlikely that McConnell would allow a fix to come to the floor, because he won’t bring a bill that the majority of his conference opposes. He’s not going to give Joe Biden any wins, no matter the cost to the country. That’s just who he is.- Advertisement – Never mind that this case is, as health law professor Nicholas Bagley writes “laughably weak.” The Republican states are arguing that when the Republican Congress and Donald Trump zeroed out the individual mandate in the ACA in their tax scam bill, they didn’t also remove the language accompanying the fine—the instruction that people “shall” purchase insurance. The red states argue that keeping that language without the tax is so coercive that it is unconstitutional, so much so that it invalidates the entirety of the law. Which is laughable, but Republican courts are gonna be Republican courts so it got all the way to the damned Supreme Court, which did not summarily dismiss it. So here we are.Bagley believes it’s a long shot at the Supreme Court and he’s probably right. The legal underpinnings for this case are very, very wobbly. Starting with whether the challengers even have standing to bring the case—is anybody actually injured by the individual mandate when it’s just words? When there’s literally no penalty for not having health insurance? Then whether the zeroed out mandate is a constitutional tax (as the SCOTUS decided in 2012) even if it’s set at $0. If it is, the ACA survives intact. If it’s not, if they think a $0 tax is unconstitutional, can that provision just be struck down, severed from the rest of the law so that the remainder of it stands? The Republican states and the Trump administration argue, speciously, that yes, absolutely nothing else in the law is valid if that $0 tax is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court is likely to think that’s just too much.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – So here’re our marching orders: Spread the word to get more people signed up to Obamacare, and spread the word to help get these last two seats and the Senate majority.
Epic Games on Tuesday won the dismissal of two Apple’s tort claims in a dispute over access to its popular video game Fortnite on the iPhone maker’s App Store.The battle between Apple and Epic focuses on a share of purchases in Fortnite. Epic launched a payment system that circumvented the Apple App Store, so the iPhone maker didn’t get a cut. Apple then stopped new users from downloading Fortnite on its platform, but existing copies of Fortnite can still use Epic’s system.- Advertisement – Epic sued Apple on August 13, claiming the removal of the Fortnite app from the App Store was in “retaliation” for the game maker’s decision to offer in-app purchases through its own marketplace. Epic was denied a court order in late August that would have temporarily stopped Apple from delisting Fortnite.Apple escalated the dispute, filing a counter suit in September to stop the game maker from using its own payment system for Fortnite. Apple also accused Epic of theft and sought extra monetary damages beyond breach of contract. But a judge didn’t buy the argument at a hearing Tuesday.”This is a high-stakes breach of contract case and an antitrust case and that’s all in my view,” US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers told lawyers.- Advertisement – ”You can’t just say it’s independently wrongful,” she told Anna Casey, a lawyer for Apple, referring to Epic’s conduct. “You actually have to have facts.”The judge threw out the two claims. The rest of the breach-of-contract case moves forward.-With assistance from Olga Kharif.- Advertisement – © 2020 Bloomberg L.P.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –
A motorcyclist wears a protective mask while sitting at the side of the road at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, India, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will ensure that all 1.3 billion people nationwide will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as soon it is ready.Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg | Getty Images WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said via Twitter earlier this month that the Covid-19 response “shows that countries are stronger when they work together through multilateral platforms.”“Solutions must be shared as global public goods on the basis of equitable and affordable access for all — these are moral, public health and economic imperatives,” Tedros said. “Unfortunately, what we have been seeing over the last few months is in fact more of a rule of the jungle type of situation where we have the countries that have the greatest resources primarily in Europe, in North America, Japan for example … who have managed to get a much, much larger volume of vaccines secure than the rest of the world.”She added that all countries should introduce a set of arrangements to ensure that health workers, people with underlying medical conditions, and older people are among those to have priority access to any prospective vaccines. Wealthy countries ‘betting on more than one horse’Most countries around the world have signed up to COVAX, the Covid-19 vaccines alliance co-led by GAVI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) and WHO.COVAX aims to provide 2 billion does of coronavirus vaccines by the end of 2021 to protect high-risk populations across the world. In the longer-term, the alliance is designed to provide countries with enough doses to cover 20% of their population, while self-financing countries can purchase different levels of population coverage. Moderna said Monday that preliminary late-stage trial data showed its vaccine was more than 94% effective in preventing Covid-19. Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech said an early analysis of their vaccine candidate showed it was over 90% effective in preventing coronavirus infections.The race to deliver a vaccine coincides with a scramble to secure future supplies, even before their safety and efficacy have been established.“I think from a public health perspective of course what we want to see is that the people first in line to get the vaccine are those who are at greatest risk of infection and at greatest risk of becoming severely ill. And this is true both within countries and across countries,” Moon told CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe” on Monday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – LONDON — High-income countries have adopted an approach akin to the “rule of the jungle” when it comes to securing supplies of prospective coronavirus vaccines, according to an expert in global health, governance, and infectious diseases.It is likely to have significant repercussions for the volume of vaccines available for low-income countries in the coming months, Suerie Moon, co-director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate of Institute of Geneva, told CNBC Monday.There is growing optimism that a coronavirus vaccine could help bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 1.31 million lives worldwide.- Advertisement – “The COVAX facility is a real ray of sunshine, I should say, in what has been a pretty dark situation in terms of global vaccine access,” Moon said.“One of the big problems though is that many countries are not only relying on COVAX so, as I mentioned, the wealthier countries are betting on more than one horse,” she continued. “They are getting their own vaccine supply through bilateral channels, through direct agreements with companies, and they are also saying: ‘We will support COVAX.’” Ultimately, Moon said this means that although there is a lot of good intention and a significant amount of money to support equitable access to future vaccines, there isn’t actually a very large volume of supply available. “Right now, we don’t expect that more than let’s say a maximum of 10% or 15% of the population in developing countries might be able to access vaccines through COVAX.” GAVI said Friday that over $2 billion had been raised in support of the GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a financing mechanism designed to support 92 low- and middle-income economies’ access to safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines.The group said, however, that at least an additional $5 billion would be needed next year to ensure equitable distribution of future vaccines to those who need them.‘Countries are stronger when they work together’Data compiled by researchers at Duke University’s Global Health Innovation Centre shows that 9.5 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have already been reserved, even before any candidate has been approved for market. High-income countries account for more than half of all confirmed purchases, the data shows, while the U.S. is responsible for almost one-sixth of advance market commitments (AMCs). America has ordered over 1 billion doses from half-a-dozen drugmakers.Direct deals made by predominantly high-income countries result in a smaller piece of the pie available for equitable global allocation. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO heardquaters in Geneva on March 11, 2020.Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020.Dado Ruvic | Reuters – Advertisement –
Google Pixel 5 is getting a system volume issue in which notification tones are becoming uncomfortably loud, according to some users. The issue is also impacting the volume levels when playing videos on the Pixel 5. Google hasn’t yet acknowledged the problem officially. Thus, it is unclear whether it could be fixed through a software update or if the issue is stemming from a hardware constraint. Several Pixel 5 users have complained about the volume issue on the Web.As per the user reports on Google’s Pixel Phone Community forums, the system volume issue is affecting users in two distinct ways. Firstly, it is dropping the volume levels randomly when playing videos on the Google Pixel 5. Secondly, it is increasing system sounds such as dial tones and screenshot alerts, among others.- Advertisement – “With each new Pixel phone we work to improve volumes to make sure customers don’t miss important phone calls and notifications. On Pixel the settings for ringtones and notifications are tied together so these volume changes affect both of these settings. Thank you for your feedback about these settings and we will work to make improvements in future updates on Pixel 5,” the representative wrote.Google has, however, not yet provided any clarity on whether a software fix could be provided to resolve the problem.The system volume issue isn’t the only problem on the Pixel 5 that debuted early last month as the new flagship phone by Google. Shortly after its launch, the phone was found to have a gap between its display and frame by some users. Google acknowledged that issue and called it a “normal part of design” that would not affect the water and dust resistance of the phone. Some users also reported issues when placing the Pixel 5 on the Pixel Stand. Google has not yet commented on those issues.- Advertisement – The issue was initially reported by some Google Pixel 5 users in late October. However, some users also complained about the same problem on Reddit earlier this month.An affected user pointed out that even factory resetting the phone doesn’t resolve the problem. The abnormal audio levels also stay in place after adjusting them using the volume slider. Nevertheless, some users have mentioned that the volume of system sounds becomes normal after enabling vibrate or silent mode.A Google representative attempted to address user concerns on its Pixel Phone Community forums, but with a vague statement, as reported by Android Central.- Advertisement – Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –
When Tim Clancy, an expert on mountain tourism and sustainable and responsible tourism development, sent me a short video report from Spain about the new emergence of demonstrations against tourism and tourists, I first encountered the term “tourismphobia”.I have to admit that the work seems a bit intimidating. The main epicenters of hostility towards tourism and tourists are Barcelona and Mallorca. The protests are led by the extreme left-wing organization Arran. In addition to demonstrations shouting slogans and carrying banners against tourists and tourism, several incidents were reported: throwing smoke bombs at a restaurant, raiding a tourist bus, intimidating tourists by masked protesters, cutting tires on tourists’ bicycles… Uncomfortable, uncomfortable and combined with the recent terrorist attacks in Spain may be detrimental to the tourism future of some destinations like Barcelona.HUGE HOTEL CAPACITIESSome media hastened to blame Airbnb for everything, because it has multiplied the offer of capacity for rent in private apartments, houses. Interestingly, of the many OTA platforms, only Airbnb is named. However, the spokesman of the protesters, Pau Pico, stated another reason for creating “tourism phobia”: “We want to stop the destruction of space and the exploitation of the working class by the hotel industry“. In Barcelona, which has a population of 1,5 million, Booking.com alone offers accommodation in 303 hotels. The same portal offers accommodation in Mallorca in 382 hotels, 20 resorts, 12 hostels, 90 apartments, 6 villas, etc. Mallorca and Barcelona together have more hotel capacity than our entire country. The whole of Croatia has about 600 hotels.HIGH RATE OF UNEMPLOYED YOUNG PEOPLEIt sounds paradoxical that one of the most developed tourist countries in Europe has one of the highest rates of unemployed young people under the age of 25. A large number of young Spaniards in search of a better life are leaving Spain, before Brexit primarily to the UK, and now Germany is the number one destination. The reason is simple – the tourism industry usually offers only the possibility of seasonal employment. Even if you work in tourism, salaries are low with a lot of overtime in difficult conditions. The bad impacts of tourism on the lives of the local population accumulate over years, decades and once they exceed the limit of endurance – reports “tourism phobia”.LIMITATIONS, GROWTH ZONE GROWTH AND NEW DISSATISFACTIONSBarcelona has already introduced a moratorium on issuing permits for the construction of new hotels, but in the absence of capacity and investment opportunities, investors are renting and buying apartments and offering them, illegally, to the tourist market. Usurped residential neighborhoods, residential areas occupied by noisy tourists, are a new reason for the dissatisfaction of the local population. The mayor is threatening draconian penalties, they have filed a lawsuit against Airbnb, issued ordinances banning the rental of apartments to tourists, but nothing has affected the reduction of traffic to terrorist attacks and demonstrations against tourists. Barcelona is simply too popular, everyone wants to experience it, for years it was among the top 10 destinations in the world. Finally, “tourism phobia” and terrorism result in declining demand and falling prices in all types of accommodation. If this negative process continues, it could provoke new dissatisfaction of all those who have focused their work on services related to the mass arrival of tourists.Tourism should not be a goal but a means to achieve a goal – a better standard of living for the local population – Nedo Pinezić”TOURISMOPHOBIA” IN CROATIAAt the peak of this tourist season, some media in Croatia, encouraged by the news from Spain, started a story about the excessive impact of tourists on our coast, which creates unwanted crowds, problems with infrastructure and blamed everything – family accommodation. Family accommodation in Croatia, as well as Airbnb in Spain, have allegedly escaped control and are the main reason for the excessive number of tourists who disrupt the normal course of life in our tourist destinations. The media spins call for an end to capacity growth in family accommodation, a moratorium on new categorization solutions and similar moves until hotel capacity becomes the predominant type of accommodation.According to such a proposal, 200.000 beds should be built in about 200 hotel resorts and at the same time the same number of beds in households should be “removed from the market”. Just over 30.000 households should stop hosting guests. Camps that can accommodate up to 10.000 tourists in one day, for now, are not the subject of media “questioning” the justification of existence. Efforts to turn the Croatian coast into a Spanish one are nothing new. Joint domestic and foreign consultants have been advocating for this for a long time, by chance from Spain and from Barcelona.IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CLEAR GOAL – IT’S GOOD EVERY TIMEPlacing tourism in the place of an independent industry that is viewed solely through profit glasses is the most common mistake made by economic planners. Tourism should not be a goal but a means to an end – a better standard of living for the local population. It seems that even in the time of dictator Franco in Spain, the foundation was laid for this first way of developing tourism, which flourished and eroded itself for years. “Big traffic – low earnings”, others would say, and the local population, reduced to seasonal workers and extras, pressed by numerous communal problems, will say that there is no benefit from such tourism, which was exemplary for us in Croatia until yesterday.It is becoming increasingly clear that the centers of power see Croatia as an ideal position for building all kinds of residences for spending free time. Big money is fleeing politically unstable and undemocratic countries and seeking refuge in an area where it would quickly wash away and even make a profit. The bill is disturbed by the “natives” who dared to receive tourists in their homes in a legal way, so the construction of new accommodation facilities does not fit very well into the planning tables. The goal of a policy that would plan to introduce a higher real estate tax rate for legally rented apartments and houses and that would “recategorize” tens of thousands of households through “recategorization” would certainly not be demographic renewal, raising the living standards of the local population, staying young people in Croatia in the homes of their ancestors.Such a policy could be said to have missed the main goals of the survival of a nation that is disappearing at an ever-increasing pace. Or would the goal be to accelerate the liberation of Croatia from its citizens? I hope that such a policy will not take root and that Croatia will not be brought into a state of real “tourism phobia” in the Spanish way.Published by: Nedo Pinezić
Public invitation of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board to apply for the program “Support to Events” in 2018 has been published. The deadline for submitting a candidacy to the local tourist board is January 31, 2018.The subject of the Public Invitation is the allocation of grants from the Tourist Board of Šibenik – Knin County and Šibenik County for events in the Šibenik – Knin County as a motive for tourists to arrive at the destination, creating additional offers, especially in pre and postseason. For this purpose, TOP EVENTS that create a MOTIVE for the arrival of tourists to the destination as well as LOCAL EVENTS that create an ADDITIONAL OFFER at the destination will be supported.TZŠKŽ can grant support to the organizer up to 10% of eligible / eligible costs, up to a total of HRK 35.000,00 per organizer for a TOP event, and up to 25% of eligible / eligible costs, up to a total of HRK 10.000,00 per organizer for a local event.The deadline for submitting applications to the local Tourist Board in accordance with the above is January 31, 2018Side dish: DOCUMENTATION / PUBLIC INVITATION to apply for the program “Support to events” in 2018
After a fantastic result and the game of the Croatian national football team at the World Cup in Russia, the whole world knows about Croatia. Vatreni drew global attention to Croatia, contributed to its mega popularity and motivated the whole world to learn more about Croatia. By entering the finals of the World Cup, Croatia has become a world hit and one of the most searched terms on Internet search engines. The value of such a promotion for Croatia is invaluable.According to the analysis of Mediatoolkit, a tool that followed the mention of Croatia on the Internet in real time and in the world media, since the beginning of the World Cup, over 60 billion impressions (views) have been made where Croatia is mentioned in the world media, and over a million articles have been published. on the topic of Croatia.But which of our tourist destinations took advantage of this great PR moment for additional promotion. They were the first and most active in researching on the Internet Pula and Zadar, and now Dubrovnik has used this great moment for promotion with a promotional campaign.Also, according to the analysis of Mediotoolkit, the term Dubrovnik has appeared 2 times in the last 67 weeks in the world media, on Internet search engines and social networks. The Tourist Board of the city of Dubrovnik used the moment of mega popularity of Croatia for intensive online promotion of Dubrovnik as one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia. “On the occasion of the semi-final and final match, the promotional campaign of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board on the YouTube channel and on the social networks Facebook and Instagram was well received, and a short effective video was made for this occasion. During the implementation of the mini-campaign on the YouTube channel before the match, the geolocation of the Moscow area was used, when the video received 75 views. ” stand out from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. Also, TZGD’s promotional campaign in foreign markets on Facebook and Instagram combined congratulations to the national team with the promotion of the destination itself through attractive visuals and recognizable red and white cubes. During the campaign, which is still ongoing, over 215.000 impressions were achieved, which resulted in an increase in the number of entrances to the website of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. The total number of views of the Facebook page of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board increased by 80% during the World Cup. The post with photos of PIXSELL photographer Grgo Jelavic, with Stradun full of fans during the semifinal match, was viewed over 50 times and photos of the celebration of fan fever on Stradun by photographer Zoran Marinovic were published in an article in The New York Times. The Dubrovnik Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Croatian Tourist Board in Moscow and the Croatian Embassy in Moscow, is organizing a tourist presentation for Russian travel agencies and journalists in mid-August, in order to present the tourist offer of Dubrovnik and Croatia at the best marketing moment.And how Zadar and Pula used the success of Vatreni to promote the destination, see HERERELATED NEWS:HOW OUR TOURIST DESTINATIONS HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE FIRE SUCCESS FOR ADDITIONAL PROMOTION
Zvonko Gregov, barkajol who with his colleagues convincingly preserves and continues the centuries-old Zadar tradition, uniqueness and recognizability, driving from the jig in front of the former Maraska to the Peninsula This year’s award winners are: SC Visnjik for the organization of the Davis Cup semifinal match, which ensured the promotion of Zadar and brought it closer to millions of viewers around the world For the 17th time, the Zadar County Tourist Board in cooperation with Zadarski list awarded prizes to companies, events and people who contributed to the successful tourist season, but also improved the tourist offer, destination branding and contributed to the extension of the season. The director of the Zadar County Tourist Board, Mihaela Kadija, said that everyone had contributed to the growth of tourist traffic, but also that one should be careful and monitor the threats that arise. “The tourist must know his host, experience the destination, not just sleep over and leave. We need to develop quality, not quantity. “, said Kadija on the eve of the announcement of the winner. Prefect Božidar Longin, who is also the president of the Zadar County Tourist Board, said that all activities are aimed at extending the season. “The fact is that our county is an extremely attractive destination, as evidenced by the numbers. By the end of November, our county was visited by around 1.902.000 tourists, and the number of overnight stays was over 14 million. A big role in these figures was played by the project of joint advertising of the Zadar tourist region in the promotional campaigns of the low-cost airline Ryanair. In the first 11 months of this year, 601.746 passengers landed through Zadar Airport, which is 3% more than last year.. ”, Said Longin and added that the numbers are only part of the story. “What we have to work on is raising the quality of accommodation, services, offers, all with the aim of attracting the highest quality guests. The sea, the sun, the beauty of natural and cultural heritage are not enough for quality tourism. Therefore, every step towards something new, more creative, better, different is worthy of praise. ”Mayor Longin said that he believes that this year’s award winners have made a great contribution to strengthening the offer of our destination. “I extend my sincere congratulations to all of you, believing that these awards, in addition to acknowledging what has been done so far, will also be a good incentive for further work.”- concluded Longin. This year’s awards went to the Benedictine Monastery of St. Margarita in Pag, D -Marin Marina Dalmacija, Tourist Board of the City of Nin, ŠC Višnjik, Terra Travel, OPG Babac Damjanić, OPG Matulić, Zvonko Gregov and Frane Skoblar. Benedictine Monastery of St. Margaritas in Pag, for the Permanent Exhibition of Church Art and the efforts of nuns in preserving the arts and traditions of this island. Frane Skoblar for continuous investments and consistent improvement of services and contents of the hotel company Turisthotel as the flagship and leader of local tourism. Dogus Group – D Marin Marina Dalmatia for hosting a nautical superspectacle called 52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup. OPG Babac Damjanić to successfully link agriculture and tourism. OPG Matulić to promote tourism on the island. Ana and Krsto Matulić are “guilty” that the guest from Pašman is now taking cream with immortelle, hot sauce with chili or fig vinegar or the most famous Pašmanero sauce. Terra Travel Agency for Zadar Cooking Class, ie for designing a new tourist product and improving the tourist offer of the destination. Nin Tourist Board for continuous and persistent work on branding and recognizability of the destination.