Based on a public tender announced in June this year, the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board signed a contract and ordered scientific expert material from the Institute for Tourism, which will answer questions about what is enough in the county’s tourism and infrastructure, where they are in the red and how much space there is. for growth.The aim of the study is to define the total load accommodation capacity for each of the six clusters in the county, according to the Institute for Tourism, which will calculate the carrying capacity of the Split Riviera and especially the city of Split, Makarska Riviera, Dalmatian Zagora and the islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis.Based on the analysis of current accommodation capacities, possibilities of reception and arrangement of beaches, traffic and communal infrastructure and natural and cultural resources, it will be found out how many nights and arrivals of tourists can be in the county during the year, especially in the “peak” season in July and August. , without endangering the sustainable development and quality of life of the local community. “It is also necessary to determine the maximum number of accommodation capacities in certain parts of the county with regard to its spatial specifics. We expect the Study to say for each of the tourist clusters of our county what are the tourist figures that this area can withstand, without compromising the balance in the supply of electricity, water and energy and not spatially endangering the area with excessive construction and significantly disrupting quality of life. local population.These are logical questions after years of great growth in popularity and tourist arrivals in our county. All this will be the basis for the work of destination management that will manage the development of tourism in the county. ” points out Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist BoardThe study of the carrying capacity of tourism in the Split-Dalmatia County, prepared by scientists from the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb, should be completed by the spring of 2018. This is the only such example, at least known to me in Croatia, that one tourist destination started by making a study. The preparation of the study should have been the basis for development, not first to build accommodation capacities, and then to do the study. But again, better than ever, there are still things that can be corrected and directed to the right path of sustainable and strategic development.All the problems that are present in the tourism sector are the result of the elements and not strategic development. This is great news for our tourism, especially the Split-Dalmatia County, and I sincerely hope that other tourist destinations will follow this positive example because the strategic development of a tourist destination is the only right path for long-term tourism development.Record tourist results in Split-Dalmatia County According to its results and excellent tourist traffic in August, the Split-Dalmatia County remained at the very top of the country’s tourist regions. Thus, in August alone, based on eVisitor data, 892.328 guests visited the Split-Dalmatia County, realizing 5.969.680 tourist nights, which is six percent more in arrivals and seven percent more in nights than last year, the SDŽ Tourist Board points out.The main part of the tourist year and the first eight months of Central Dalmatia ends with an impressive number of 2.791.556 arrivals, which is 13 percent more than last year and 15,7 million overnight stays. The tourist star of the season is the city of Split, which is still at the top of the list of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, where there were 2.031.003 overnight stays in the first eight months. Makarska had 1.284.076 overnight stays, which is 13 percent more than last year, which placed the two cities among Croatia’s Top 20 tourist destinations. “All the announcements say that the excellent visit will continue during October, so Central Dalmatia is becoming a prime example of the extension of the tourist season in all parts of the county.Stella points out.Split Airport also recorded excellent results, with 2.123.209 passengers so far, which is 24 percent more than last year and thus became the first airport in terms of traffic in Croatia. Most overnight stays in the first eight months were made by guests from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Scandinavia.
The Land Commission in collaboration with one of its partners, Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) has completed a ten-day intensive awareness campaign on the draft Land Authority Bill.The awareness campaign, which started on December 15 and ended on December 24, 2015, targeted seven counties of Liberia, which included Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bong and Sinoe. The rigorous awareness event was intended to increase understanding about the Land Authority Bill aimed at generating the essential support from the citizens for the speedy and timely passage of the draft legislation.The awareness campaign also highlighted radio spot messages in simple Liberian English including ten local vernaculars.The messages were designed to disseminate information about the Land Authority Bill, increase education on land issues and to also rally the support of constituents in order to encourage their Lawmakers to promptly approve the two bills (Land Authority Bill and the Land Rights Bill) that were submitted to them by the President of Liberia.At the same time, eye-catching strikers bearing four key messages about land rights, land management, land governance and land administration were printed on water resistant material and distributed across the targeted seven counties. The campaign also included the placement of message bearing strikers on commercial, public and private buildings, motorcycles, vehicles and facilities of radio stations highlighting land issues.Liberia’s land administration and management system has negatively impacted the socio-economic and political wellbeing of all Liberians. Property rights in land are insecure and characterized by weak governance, including outdated policies, laws and regulations, weak institutions with little institutional coordination, and limited accountability; all of which creates an unstable environment, increasing conflicts over land, and high levels of corruption in the land sector. The institutional framework for land is fragmented among a variety of government agencies, which has led to ineffectiveness, considerable confusion, poor delivery of services, and corrupt practices. In February 2012, the Land Commission (LC) constituted a Land Administration Task Force, comprising the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME), the Center for National Document and Record Agency (CNDRA), the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministries of Public Works, Planning and Economic Affairs, among others, to review the policy, legal and regulatory, as well as the institutional arrangement for land administration and recommend options for reforming and improving the land administration system in Liberia. While the task force was progressing with its work, the Commission held discussions with the President of Liberia relative to the speedy enactment of a law, which will facilitate the creation of a new land agency. Subsequently, in February, 2015, the Land Commission presented to the President of Liberia, the draft Bill to establish the new land agency to be named, the Liberia Land Authority (LLA).President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in September 2015, submitted to the National Legislature, a Draft Bill to Create the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), for consideration and passage into law. This follows the submission in December 2014, of the Land Rights Act, for which public hearings were held on August 10, 2015. Similarly, public hearings on the Liberia Land Authority Bill were held on Wednesday September 30, 2015 for which Heads of the relevant ministries and agencies of government were invited to provide justification why this Bill should be passed into Law. Now that the fifth session of the 53rd Legislature has opened, it is highly expected from a wide range of the Liberian people that the Land Authority Bill will passed into law as soon as possible in order to give the agency a comprehensive mandate and broad implementation authority over land matters in Liberia. The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) is a USAID sponsored five year project being implemented by TETRA TECH.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)