“This is not a ban initiative, nor is it being thought about and planned, but it is a matter of working well. We also talked about this at a meeting with representatives of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, led by President Martina Nimac Kalcina, with the message that everyone in the destination, including family accommodation must participate and contribute to the creation of quality products”, The minister explained. “Given that, we are satisfied that it was said that there will be no ban or restrictions”, Said Nimac Kalcina and added that most private accommodation, approximately 70 percent, is categorized with three stars. Cappelli announced that this is why we should wait for the development and adoption of a new tourism development strategy, which will be a national plan for the sustainability of tourism, which will, among other things, define further procedures for family accommodation. Completion of the strategy is planned for this year. A statement by the tourism minister last week that the tourism ministry is considering a temporary ban or restriction on opening new apartments in a way that would allow cities and counties to restrict the opening of new apartments has raised a lot of dust among private renters. She pointed out that the Community absolutely agrees that for the sake of sustainable development, the destination should be diversified in relation to all types of accommodation and catering facilities, and local authorities should be empowered to make decisions that would affect the destination in that direction, but not prohibitions and restrictions, rather than other decisions and tools. Nimac Kalcina: We are satisfied that there is no ban and we imitate sustainable development The president of the Association of Family Accommodation at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Nimac Kalcina, believes that local units should decide for themselves in which direction to develop their destinations and take care of the equal ratio of all catering facilities, including family accommodation. He added that the meeting concluded that they will have the best information on everything after recategorization in the next three to four years, which will not only cover everyone from family accommodation, but also other types of accommodation in tourism. Reactions came from all sides, and social networks were “heated” by various comments. However, there will be no bans or restrictions on opening new apartments. Namely, at the meeting of the representatives of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce with Minister Gari Cappelli, it was concluded that private accommodation renters and those who intend to do so do not have to worry or fear work bans because they will not, but re-categorization which will cover everything, reports H1. Source: N1
The Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza began in 1997 and is located a half mile north of Jac-Cen- Del High School on U.S. 421 in Osgood. (Image: Facebook)A Christmas display near Osgood has caused some controversy throughout the tri-state.Organizers of the Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza turned off the 60,000 light display, after they were informed that those driving by could be ticketed if they slowed down to view it.Area residents expressed concern following reports that the town may have forced the lights to be turned off. The decision to shut the display off was made by the family, according to their Facebook page.“When we posted the Board of Directors for Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza we meant for our organization and not the town board. The authorities (police) did not tell us to shut them off and nowhere on the page was that said. We (the Lohrum’s) made the call to shut down because we did not want any more issues to arise,” the family clarified on Sunday.The family has been in contact with the Ripley County Sheriffs Office after authorities received complaints of people stopping on the road, or pulling into the front yards of neighbors to get a view of the display.According to Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills, a citation could be given to a driver if they obstruct the flow of traffic. However, authorities have not forced the Lohrum’s to turn the display off.The light display began in 1997 and is located a half mile north of Jac-Cen- Del High School on U.S. 421 in Osgood. The display expanded to over 25,000 lights animated to music after receiving additional lights that belonged to Joe Day of Versailles. Day operated a light display for 32 years prior to passing away in 2011.The display may be lit up again on Christmas Eve.