In hopes of keeping his hold on the G.O.P., Trump plans a leadership PAC.

first_img– Advertisement – But a leadership PAC could accept donations from an unlimited number of people and accept donations from other political action committees. And it could spend an unlimited amount in so-called independent expenditures to benefit other candidates, as well as fund travel, polling and consultants. The PAC would almost certainly be a vehicle by which Mr. Trump could retain influence in a party that has been remade largely in his image over the past four years.Such committees can accept donations of up to $5,000 per donor per year — far less than the limits for the committees formed by Mr. Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee. President Trump is planning to form a so-called leadership political action committee, a federal fund-raising vehicle that will potentially let him retain his hold on the Republican Party even when he is out of office, officials said Monday.The announcement is expected as soon as this week, just days after the major news networks and newspapers, as well as The Associated Press, called the 2020 election for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Stock futures rise slightly amid market rotation out of growth

first_imgOn Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 262 points. Fueling the rally is the hopes of a return to normal economic activity with an effective Covid-19 vaccine. The small cap Russell 2000 also outperformed, gaining 1.75%.The S&P 500 fell 0.14%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite lost 1.4%, with Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet all closing in the red.Following Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement about their more than 90% effective Covid-19 vaccine, investors moved out of technology names and stay-at-home stocks and into cyclical stocks that hinge upon a recovering economy.- Advertisement – Both the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs on Monday, but closed off their highs. The Dow is up about 4% this week.The energy sector is up 17% this week, as oil prices gain on hopes of improving demand. The financial sector has risen about 9% since Monday.The vaccine and antibody drug news comes as the United States once again topped its prior day record of daily new Covid infections, on a seven-day average, while also crossing the bleak milestone of more than 10 million cases nationwide on Monday. The seven-day average of daily new cases Monday was 108,964, a 37% increase from a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world. – Advertisement – U.S. equity futures rose slightly in overnight trading on Tuesday, amid this week’s rotation out of technology stocks into cyclical names.Dow futures rose 70 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.2% and 0.14%, respectively.- Advertisement – “The leadership rotation away from technology and Fangs toward broader market plays including small caps, cyclical sectors and international stocks strengthened for a second consecutive day,” Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group, told CNBC.“Since the vaccine announcement before yesterday’s open, investors have been selling ‘stay at home stocks,’ mostly technology and communications, and buying ‘economy re-opening stocks.’ The continuation of this trend today has only convinced more investors this new trend may persist,” he added.Eli Lilly’s antibody drug was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use late Monday. The agency said the drug could be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of Covid-19 in patients who are older than 12 years old.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Tour de Yorkshire postponed for second time to 2022 | Cycling News

first_imgThe sixth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed for a second time “It was a necessary decision because of the logistics around the race but it give us time now to really plan and make sure it is fit for purpose for a long-term future. I would say we’re in a stronger position now because everyone can take a breath, refocus, recalibrate and plan properly. “Welcome to Yorkshire has gone through a really turbulent couple of years but this is far from the death knell of the organisation or the race. This is potentially the rebirth of Welcome to Yorkshire and therefore we can look to the Tour de Yorkshire in the present and the future tense.”The Tour, a legacy event of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, has built its reputation on the back of the huge crowds which turned out to watch the first five runnings, with the fact that could not currently happen a significant part of the decision to postpone.The intention is to stick to the route that was announced at the start of this year for both the four-day men’s race and two-day women’s race, with stages between Beverley and Redcar, Skipton and Leyburn, Barnsley and Huddersfield and Halifax and Leeds.“We’re committed to the route as it is,” Mason added. “All the local authorities are fully supportive of the decision. Naturally their eyes have to be on the here and now and the focus on public health. The logistics of stemming the virus make it sensible to allow everyone to focus on that for now.” – Advertisement – Race had already been shifted from its regular slot between April 30 and May 3 to next spring but uncertainty caused by coronavirus pandemic has led to another postponement; Organisers: “We’ve now committed to 2022” Last Updated: 12/11/20 8:35am Even before the pandemic struck there were question marks over the race given the upheaval at Welcome to Yorkshire since the exit of former chief executive Sir Gary Verity in 2019 – with his successor James Mason previously saying the event must prove its worth before a new deal was signed.But on Wednesday Mason offered a more optimistic assessment despite the disruption of the pandemic.“Let’s be positive. We haven’t cancelled the race,” Mason said. “That would have been the easiest thing to do. We’ve now committed to 2022.- Advertisement –center_img Organisers have insisted the Tour de Yorkshire has a long-term future despite being forced to postpone the sixth edition of the race for a second time to 2022.The popular event had already been put back from its original slot between April 30 and May 3 this year to next spring, but has now been pushed back again due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The decision comes amid ongoing concerns over the Tour’s long-term fate, with the sixth edition the last on the existing contract between Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sports Organisation.- Advertisement – The sixth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed for a second time
The sixth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed for a second time

WHO changes H5N1 strains for pandemic vaccines, raising concern over virus evolution

first_imgAug 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today changed the H5N1 avian influenza strains recommended for candidate vaccines for the first time since 2004, causing some experts to question how far the virus has evolved.The WHO’s new prototype strains, prepared by reverse genetics, include three new H5N1 subclades.The hemagglutinin sequences of most of the H5N1 avian influenza viruses circulating in the past few years fall into two genetic groups, or clades. Clade 1 includes human and bird isolates from Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia and bird isolates from Laos and Malaysia. Clade 2 viruses were first identified in bird isolates from China, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea before spreading westward to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. The clade 2 viruses have been primarily responsible for human H5N1 infections that have occurred during late 2005 and 2006, according to WHO.Genetic analysis has identified six subclades of clade 2, three of which have a distinct geographic distribution and have been implicated in human infections:Subclade 1, IndonesiaSubclade 2, Middle East, Europe, and AfricaSubclade 3, ChinaOn the basis of the three subclades, the WHO is offering companies and other groups that are interested in pandemic vaccine development these three new prototype strains:An A/Indonesia/2/2005-like virusAn A/Bar headed goose/Quinghai/1A/2005-like virusAn A/Anhui/1/2005-like virusReport raises alarm, offers opportunitiesMichael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, a leading pandemic preparedness expert, said recognition of the three subclades demonstrates how diverse the virus is and how dynamically it is evolving. He said the WHO notice is more important for the questions it raises than for the vaccine guidance it contains. “Does that mean H5N1 is closer to becoming an agent that can readily transmit human-to-human? That’s the billion dollar question,” he told CIDRAP News. Osterholm is director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site.Many experts who follow the ongoing analysis of the H5N1 virus sequences are alarmed at how fast the virus is evolving into an increasingly more complex network of clades and subclades, Osterholm said. The evolving nature of the virus complicates vaccine planning. He said if an avian influenza pandemic emerges, a strain-specific vaccine will need to be developed to treat the disease.Recognition of the three new subclades means researchers face increasingly complex options about which path to take to stay ahead of the virus, he commented. Their goal is to develop a vaccine that is effective against a broad array of virus strains, one of which may be the pandemic trigger. “Does that mean one of these subclades is the lucky or unlucky one? That’s the key issue,” Osterholm said.Paul Targonski, MD, PhD, a genetics epidemiology expert who works in vaccine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that the WHO’s release of the subclade strains is an important, progressive development in vaccine research. What’s new for vaccine researchers is seeing the smaller differences between the H5N1 virus clades, he told CIDRAP News.Though the information makes the development of an H5N1 vaccine more complex, it also provides good information for designing more targeted and effective vaccines, Targonski said.Next steps for vaccine developersSome researchers will use the WHO’s new prototype strains to develop vaccines to treat regional outbreaks, while others will use them to craft a more global vaccine that addresses the most common H5N1 virus strains, Targonski predicted.Until now, researchers have been working on prepandemic vaccines for H5N1 viruses in clade 1. In March, the first clinical trial of a US vaccine for H5N1 showed modest results. In May, French researchers showed somewhat better results in a clinical trial of an H5N1 vaccine that included an adjuvant.Vaccine experts aren’t sure if a vaccine effective against known H5N1 viral strains would be effective against future strains. Although the new viruses will now be available for vaccine research, WHO said clinical trials using the clade 1 viruses should continue as an essential step in pandemic preparedness, because the trials yield useful information on priming, cross-reactivity, and cross-protection by vaccine viruses from different clades and subclades.See also:Mar 30 CIDRAP News article “H5N1 vaccine trial shows limited benefit”April 11 CIDRAP News article “Would an imperfect vaccine be useful in a flu pandemic?”May 12 CIDRAP News article “Sanofi reports results for H5N1 vaccine with adjuvant”Jul 20, 2005 CIDRAP News article “WHO won’t change H5N1 strains picked for vaccines”last_img read more

FDA to open five overseas offices by year’s end

first_img See also: HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said in an Oct 16 press release that the department is making steady progress toward safeguarding the nation’s food and medicine supplies, though more work remains. “In the past year, we’ve upgraded labs and equipment, hired additional staff, and begun implementing product safety agreements with key trading partners, including China,” he said. Officials from HHS are also working to complete memoranda of understanding with Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama on product safety, according to the press release. Collaborations could include sharing of information on regulatory systems and joint training on food and medical product safety and foodborne illnesses. HHS said the first office will be located in China, where the department has already received formal approval from the government. The first staff will arrive at the FDA’s new office in Beijing this year. The FDA said it will place more staff members at offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou in 2009 and that it expects to place a total of eight US workers in its Chinese offices. Plans include opening the second overseas office in New Delhi, India, by the end of the year, with at least one additional office in the country in 2009 and a total FDA workforce of 10 employees, HHS said. The department is in negotiations with India to gain formal approval for the offices and staffing plan. In July HHS issued a progress report on import safety initiatives. HHS said in the press release that some of the action items in its plan are still awaiting new authorities from Congress, such as accrediting third-party labs to evaluate compliance with FDA requirements, allowing the agency to require certification of high-risk imports, refusing imports from firms that obstruct FDA access to their facilities, and mandating food recalls when voluntary steps aren’t effective. HHS projects that it will open more FDA offices in Europe and Latin America by the end of 2008 and a fifth office in the Middle East in early to mid-2009. Establishing the foreign FDA offices is a component of an Import Safety Plan that HHS unveiled in November 2007, prompted by a series of tainted imports including chemically contaminated pet food, toys with lead paint, and seafood containing traces of unauthorized drugs. Nov 6, 2007, CIDRAP News story “US food safety plan calls for FDA recall power” FDA personnel will work with local authorities and industries to provide technical advice, conduct additional inspections, and work with government agencies and private industry groups that are interested in developing certification programs, HHS said. Previously, federal officials depended on border inspections to identify unsafe food and drug products, an approach that it said has not kept pace with the brisk growth of global commerce, the agency said. Oct 16 HHS press release Oct 20, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Aiming to make imports safer, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will open four overseas offices by the end of the year, starting with China and followed by India, Europe, and Latin America, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced recently. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, FDA Commissioner, said in the statement that the overseas offices—part of the FDA’s Beyond our Borders initiative—would allow the agency to improve its oversight by having staff living and working in the countries year-round. July 2008 HHS import safety action plan update “Opening these offices will mark a key milestone in the globalization of our efforts to enhance the safety of imported food and medical products,” Leavitt said in the statement.last_img read more

Apartments Medena sold to Danko Končar

first_imgThe company Danka Končara Kermas energija was the only one to offer the required conditions for the public auction, and for HRK 52.756.000 it became the owner of 68,93 percent of the shares of Apartments Medena, writes Lider.Medena Apartments operated as part of the unique hotel and tourist company Medena until 1993, when they became one of the four companies created by the transformation and subsequent privatization, and since 1995 they have been operating as an independent joint stock company. The unsuccessful privatization story with Apartments Medena lasted for almost 15 years in which a serious investor was unsuccessfully sought. This business year, Apartments Medena ended with about 80 thousand tourist overnight stays, and they are currently in the process of a pre-bankruptcy settlement, which should be terminated in case a strategic partner is found.The company has been operating for decades with significant losses, which are currently reported in the amount of about 92 million kuna, and in the future should operate within Kermas energija, which after the pre-bankruptcy settlement became the majority owner of Hotel Medena, for which higher investments were announced. of four stars.DANKO KONČAR BEGINS WORKS ON THE NAUTICAL-TOURIST COMPLEX OF SAINT KATARINA-MONUMENTSThe construction of the nautical-tourist complex Sveta Katarina – Monumenti is being developed as part of the Brijuni Riviera program, as a project of special importance for the Republic of Croatia, the County of Istria and the City of Pula. The complex covers a total area of ​​46 hectares on which will be built two nautical tourism ports with 550 berths in the sea and the possibility of building 1200 berths on land and other ancillary facilities and hotel complex. The entire realization of the project, ie bringing the area to its intended purpose, is expected in 2020.The military complex on the island of Katarina was created for the needs of the Austro-Hungarian defense system of the city of Pula, and in 1912 the Naval Air Experimental Station Pula was built on the island, which then became the Air Arsenal. During the Italian rule, part of the existing Austro-Hungarian buildings were repurposed for the needs of the Royal Submarine Academy, new buildings were built, and a 250 m long bridge that connected the island with the mainland.By the way, the entire project is worth about 65 million euros, and the realization of the project Sv. Katarina-Monumenti is divided into three phases – the construction of the nautical tourism port Sv. Katarina, construction of a dry marina and a hotel complex. This is certainly a historic moment for the development of the city and the valorization of an attractive tourist location that will certainly raise tourism in Pula to a higher level.<br />
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Booking.com analyzed trends in family accommodation: The most important thing is for the host to find the right balance in relation to the guests

first_imgHowever, for owners and managers of accommodation facilities, not everything is fun. They need to find the right ratio to provide their guests with the best experience, as not all guests are fans of such an intimate relationship.  Hosts in Croatia believe that the most important thing is to ensure the privacy of guests (79%) and ensure that guests are well fed (66%) and comfortable (66%). Booking.com collected data from its website, which led to the top ten places from Croatia with the best rated hosts: Rakovica, Osijek, Bibinje, Korenica, Kaštela, Makarska, Brela, Senj, Trogir, Podstrana. From the helpful bed and breakfast manager who shares local tips with guests to the apartment owner who is proud of every little detail he can provide to guests or the villa manager who serves local dishes to guests, the most special experiences of the stay are most often reflected in the host’s personality. reveals in personal contact or through an offer he has chosen in his accommodation facility. Booking.com research also reveals that more than half (51%) of travelers decided to stay again in the same facility precisely because of its host. This percentage is slightly higher for travelers from Croatia, so as many as 61% decide to return to the same accommodation because of the host.  “As with many other travel-related elements, there is no universally applicable approach when it comes to meeting the different needs of travelers. Our research reveals how important it is for accommodation owners and managers to find a balance to ensure the best stay experience – whether it is staying in a holiday home, apartment, hosted accommodation or some other type of facility. But what is crystal clear is the fact that it doesn’t matter if travelers want to feel at home, experience the local culture, enjoy the peace and quiet or simply escape from everyday life, but that there is nothing like people being able to turn an ordinary stay into an unforgettable experience.”, Commented the results of the research by Olivier Grémillon, vice president at Booking.com. The role of the host is crucial  The world’s leading rental company, Booking.com, reveals the key factors behind the desire to stay in different types of unique accommodation facilities as well as the balance that the host, manager or owner must achieve in order to provide guests with a more personalized stay.  The role of the host will continue to be crucial for travelers who intend to stay in non-hotel accommodation facilities this year, with more than two thirds (69%) of respondents in 2019 planning to stay in a facility that allows them to interact with the facility owner or manager – whether it is someone who is available throughout the day or someone who will give them a warm welcome upon arrival.  To increase their chances of success, accommodation managers can apply those attributes that travelers expect most. A warm smile can be key to positive reviews – three-quarters of global travelers (75%) expect to be greeted by a friendly and cordial person on arrival. If they are offered a personal detail, such as a gift in the form of a local treat, it can also contribute a great deal; supplements such as tea, coffee and sweets help almost half of travelers (45%) to feel welcome in the new environment. Photo: Booking.com Hosts in Croatia believe that the most important thing is to ensure the privacy of guests (79%) and ensure that guests are well fed (66%) and comfortable (66%).  The survey also found that some travelers are satisfied with a simple warm welcome, while others have ‘high expectations’ when it comes to what they expect from their host on the trip. For most global travelers, the main advantage is to feel ‘at home’, which is important for 66% of global passengers and for 70% of passengers from Croatia, while for 62% of global passengers the main advantage is the facilities in which the host is in the foreground. the opportunity to use the knowledge and information available to the host and decide to stay in a facility owned by someone who comes from the region in which it is located. The same goes for 48% of passengers from Croatia. Almost half (45%) of global travelers and more than half (59%) of Croatian travelers consider the knowledge and local information available to the host important for the overall budget because they hope for tips that will help them save, for example, by avoiding tourist traps . For some, the owner of the facility even gives a social note to the trip, with 44% of global travelers and almost as many travelers from Croatia (42%) want to increase the circle of acquaintances and would like the host to invite them to a party. More than half of global travelers (52%) and 40% of travelers from Croatia think that they need to see their host only once during their stay to feel welcome, and more than a third of global travelers (36%) and almost as many passengers from Croatia ( 33%) expect the host to contact them only during check-in and check-out. An even bigger challenge for the hosts is the fact that passengers also expect them to have a sixth sense and know how much personal touch is needed. 69% of them think that the hosts intuitively need to know the right amount of time to spend with their guests, and 73% of passengers from Croatia think the same. For four out of five global travelers (79%) and the same number of passengers from Croatia, this means respecting their need for personal space, which means that privacy is key. Never before have travelers had more choice when planning their trip. The hosts in the family accommodation must therefore make a great effort to make the guests decide on their facility, and not first look at what others have to offer.  A survey conducted by Booking.com among 21.500 passengers shows that almost two thirds (63%) of global travelers and almost as many passengers from Croatia (62%) believe that their stay was better thanks to the engagement of the host who did everything he could to allowed them to stay as good as possible. In addition, catering can be understood differently in different countries. If the results are viewed by nationality, travelers in India (84%), Colombia (80%) and Brazil (80%) consider it crucial that guests are well fed (compared to the global average of 69%), while Thais (74) %) and the Chinese (60%) consider it very important that guests have a good time (compared to the global average of 46%), and 79% of Italian hosts think that the most important thing is to include small gestures to create a welcoming atmosphere , such as a fire in a fireplace or candlelit room (compared to a global average of 68%).last_img read more

Houthbage.com – a new search engine to advertise hotels, hostels, camps and private accommodation

first_imgWhen searching for accommodation, we always get information from intermediaries such as: hotela.com, expedia, tripadvisor, booking.com and other booking portals, and even if we know the name of the hotel, it is impossible to get its web address and direct contact. That’s why it was just created Houthbage, a new social network, search engine and marketing platform that allows all entities to advertise at the same price by category directly without intermediaries. Today to get specific information about hotel or campsite accommodation in any place in the world is practically impossible without an intermediary. It is important to emphasize that Houthbage.com unlike Google search engine it gives the ability to view Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked profiles. It is very important for the Houthbage network that the end user and service provider can also get or show complete information in pictures, words, video, ie everything that technological trends dictate and what customers expect in the end. For each payment, Houthbage regularly issues a valid tax-deductible invoice, which is valid in every country, and especially in the EU, which is the most important thing for the territory of the Republic of Croatia. The slogan: “It has never been easier to advertise and choose accommodation” can be applied to all accommodation entities from hotels, hostels, camps, motels, private accommodation. And that simply by opening a profile on the houthbage.com search engine or through the Houthbage app on mobile phones. center_img One of the big differences is that the Houthbage search engine displays categories, not just the names of hotels or other accommodations by name. So, if we write in the search engine, for example, hotels Split, Zadar, Zagreb, Opatija… we will get a register or a list of different hotels directly without intermediaries, where the user has all the information about the same, and can view their website, Instagram and Fb or contact. Logically, because a foreign tourist who searches for accommodation in a city does not know the name of the hotel, and so through the Houthbage search engine gets the whole list of hotels in a destination. Business ads amount to € 120 per year, ie. 10 € per month (75 kn) for everyone regardless of size and category. Anyone can advertise for the same cheapest price on the market and what is interesting is that everyone can do it for themselves and pay by credit card without the need for external companies and additional costs that come with it. Today it has never been easier to find and choose accommodation and it has never been easier to promote your accommodation with a fixed price service. Learn more about the Houthbage search engine HERE. On the other hand, hotels, hostels, camps and other accommodation also want to offer their services and charge them directly from users, without intermediaries. Despite huge investments in internet marketing, maintenance and updating of website pages, they are not successful in that, because with all their efforts they can hardly skip large intermediaries.last_img read more

A project that will brand Croatia as a recognizable gourmet destination

first_imgSource / photo: Institute of Tourism; Lider The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, reports Lider. The main goal of the project is to connect the food processing sector with the tourism sector in order for Croatia to become a recognizable gastronomic destination and enter the 20 leading tourist destinations in the world. The Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts actually turned out to be a mediator between the tourism and agricultural sectors in another story about merging green and blue Croatia. The strategy brochure states that catering in Croatia is an activity that is developing faster than the economy as a whole, with a growing number of facilities and employees, as well as revenue and profit growth in the period from 2016 to 2018. The document analyzes the current state of gastro and “gourmet” offer in Croatia, analyzes the main market trends in the field of eno-gastronomy, defines the vision of the development of Croatian gastronomy and “gourmet” and made an action plan.center_img It is interesting that the client of the strategy, which is several thousand pages long and which was allegedly worked on for three years, is the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, and not the Ministry of Tourism, which should be responsible for implementing the Action Plan. Earlier this year, in cooperation with the WYG Conference, the Institute for Tourism and the Institute for Development and International Relations, a major project entitled “Croatia, the new gastronomic icon of Europe: Strategy for the development of gastronomy,” gourmet “and Croatian gastronomic tourism with the Action Plan 2019 – 2022. ” last_img read more

A new international cycling race Istria300 was presented in Poreč

first_img“We chose Istria because it offers ideal conditions for cycling. The routes include beautiful places, excellent infrastructure, as well as facilities for cyclists. In addition, the destination itself is made up of its people, and the overall impression of the participants will provide an unforgettable cycling experience”, Said Miholjevic. Under the slogan “Ride Your Limits”, Istria300 will turn Poreč into a mecca of world cycling. It is a race that offers ideal conditions for facing great sporting challenges in the middle of picturesque Istrian landscapes on closed roads. Davor Brenko, vice president of sales and marketing at Valamar Riviera, which supports this large project, believes that the main levers for the development of bike tourism are the creation of content and offers for cyclists. “The configuration of the terrain in Istria, the excellent infrastructure and the facilities of our hotels adapted to active guests and professional athletes are the basis for the development of a great cycling tourist offer. At Valamar Riviera, we strategically develop the destinations in which we operate using our resources and their full potential in order to offer our guests exactly what they are looking for.”. Istria300 is a new sporting event for ambitious cycling enthusiasts from all over the world with striking cycling routes that pass through some of the most beautiful Istrian roads and the most spectacular locations that will provide participants with a cycling experience of a lifetime. This international cycling event is organized by Vladimir Miholjević, a former Croatian cyclist, and Julius Rupitsch, the organizer of the prestigious Austrian mountain race Großglockner Berglauf, reports Voice of Istria. Istria300 cycling routes However, Istria300 “only” is one of the important events of this four-day cycling event. From October 8 to 11, 2020, Istria300 Expo will offer those interested the cycling heart could wish for. Exciting lectures, as well as a special family program will complete this event in Poreč. All participants start and end the ride in Poreč, and during the ride they decide on the desired distance. They can choose between the entire 300-kilometer route, or switch to a 235- or 155-kilometer route while driving. More information about the race can be found HERE. The Mayor of Poreč, Loris Peršurić, and the Director of the Poreč Tourist Board, Nenad Velenik, agree that another motive for the arrival of visitors has been created for next October, which prolongs the tourist season. Source / photo: Valamar Riviera; Voice of Istrialast_img read more