SIDE DISH_ The campaign will run until September 30 through online advertising and digital ambient advertising activities. The offer of health tourism is viewed through three segments, ie through the offer of wellness, spa and medical tourism. Estimates say that this is a product for which demand is growing at an annual rate of 15 to 20 percent and that the users of these services are good consumers of higher purchasing power, which is confirmed by research data. TOMAS health tourism 2018, which established that multi-day visitors to Croatia in the wellness segment spend an average of 149 euros per day, while in medical spending reaches as much as 292 euros per day. According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, activities are focused on the promotion of health tourism and further expansion of the offer and achieving an adequate level of quality standards. Also, with the aim of developing and promoting health tourism, as a fast-growing product, especially important for creating motives for arrival in the pre- and post-season, the Croatian National Tourist Board participates in organizing professional and specialized events in the country and abroad on health tourism. The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a marketing campaign to promote health tourism in 11 key emitting markets, including Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The current health tourism campaign is focused on markets identified and recognized as promising from the position of compatibility of the characteristics of demand and Croatian supply in the segment of health tourism “Apart from foreign markets, we will also carry out activities within this campaign for tourists who are already in Croatia, and we will use geolocation settings during the campaign. In this way, we refer our messages to specific areas and to selected target groups of our guests “, said CNTB director Kristjan Staničić, adding that research shows that health tourism services in Croatia have so far been mostly used by guests from Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Germany. TOMAS health tourism 2018
The Caribbean Community (Caricom) will mount a Caricom Election Observation Mission to monitor the general elections which will be held in the Commonwealth of Dominica on Friday, December 6, 2019.The Mission will be headed by Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai, Department of Elections and Boundaries of Belize.Tamai served as Chief of Mission as well as Deputy Chief of Missions at Caricom Election Observer Missions. She recently served as a member of the Caricom Joint Electoral Reform Mission to the Commonwealth of Dominica in August 2019.The other members of the Mission include experts in Electoral Management and Administration from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.The Mission will be supported by Jhonson Alexandre and Helen Marshall of the Foreign and Community Relations Directorate of the Caricom Secretariat.Members of the Mission and the Caricom Secretariat Support Staff started to arrive in the Commonwealth of Dominica on December 2, 2019, and will depart by December 9, 2019.The Caricom Election Observation Mission will meet with the electoral officials, leaders of political parties and other stakeholders of the Commonwealth of Dominica. On the day of the elections, the Mission will monitor the electoral process including the opening of the poll, the voting process, the closing of the Poll and the counting of the ballots.The Election Observation Mission will issue a Preliminary Statement based on its observations and findings. A Report of the General Elections will be subsequently prepared and submitted to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community.For Caricom, election observation serves as a platform to support existing democratic traditions within the Caribbean Community as part of its wider policy of supporting democracy.