The third edition of the project of tourist guides “Meet your country” starts

first_imgIn fact, there is another big absurd problem plaguing tourist guides. Namely, tourist guides are considered freelancers and self-employed persons (from the moment they pass the professional exam for a tourist guide) and do not have any rights as unemployed persons from the Croatian Employment Service (CES). If you lose your job or are unemployed – you have no rights. Absurd to say the least. By keeping the status quo we are where we are. While others grow and develop, we stagnate. It’s all up to the people, and this has nothing to do with politics, but solely about market development. It’s up to the people. “Every citizen of our country can be a promoter and ambassador of their homeland, and in the same way we wanted to point out the importance of national identity and cultural heritage as well as the importance of all tourism workers for the international reputation of the country.” Kristina Nuić Prka, President of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, points out and adds that they also wanted to emphasize the importance of protected sites for representing the country and the Ordinance on the list of protected sites (which is still being drafted) and the Ordinance on professional exams for tourist guides. the only places where our country will be represented exclusively by those tourist guides who have been educated in the Republic of Croatia. In particular, it is about the organization of free guided tours by local tourist guides in each city, and all guided tours with tourist guides will start at the same time. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course all visitors and tourists. / / / TOURIST GUIDES ARE CONSIDERED A FREE OCCUPATION AND HAVE NO RIGHTS AS UNEMPLOYED PERSONS Laziness and the institutions do not care about the position of tourist guides in Croatia So far, 24 cities of the destination have joined the project “Meet your country”, and I sincerely hope that in the next few days even more destinations will be included in this important cube of our tourist mosaic. Of course if they care about the strategic development of the destination. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism. A great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected.  By the way, although the Ordinance on professional exams and the Ordinance on protected localities should have been adopted a long time ago, it obviously does not worry anyone too much, which only gives us a clear view that obviously institutions do not care about market development or the importance of interpretation. In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city. As part of the third edition of the project “Get to know your country”, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides will organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guides operate on the occasion of the International Recognition Day of Croatia, on January 12, 2019 (Sunday) starting at 12:00. guide – members of ZDTVH. Photo: ZDTVHlast_img read more

Become a foster parent, provide a home for positive upbringing – MoSP urges

first_imgResidents within Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are urged to take a leap of faith and become a foster parent.Acting Senior Probation Officer Lauristan ChoyActing Senior Probation Officer Lauristan Choy of the Ministry of Social Protection (MoSP), at a recent outreach, appealed for well-meaning persons to house the less fortunate, to provide them with a home for positive upbringing.“There is a lot of children in institutional care and while we are equipped to provide them with necessary necessities … We would love for people to come and apply to be foster parents so that the children can become a part of a family setting for a positive life,” Choy is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Choy stressed that the Ministry remained committed to bringing families together, and steps were being taken to achieve this goal.According to the acting Senior Probation Officer, child negligence is the highest form of child abuse within the region, and the Ministry hopes to reduce it.He explained, according to the DPI, that specialised parental training is one of the many programmes offered to parents to achieve the Ministry’s goal of helping parents to understand their roles and responsibilities. It was highlighted that this training is set to tackle all forms of child abuse.“We [the Ministry of Social Protection] are trying to move from corporal punishment. We want to push positive discipline hence, a focus on alternative discipline. We want to change that narrative where parents can see that those same punishments lead to violence. Whenever the child gets older, they exhibit the same kind of behaviour to their loved ones. This often times lead to many unfortunate events, because of that mind-set.”The acting Senior Probation Officer is optimistic that this narrative will help to create positive young people and, by extension, a positive Guyana.last_img read more