At the initiative of the Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany and the Association of Independent Agencies RTK (Reiffeisen Touristik Kooperation), a study trip was organized in Split-Dalmatia County with the participation of 15 sales agents from agencies that are members of that association. The trip will last until October 14, and the association itself has about 3500 stationary travel agencies in Germany among its members. Thus, RTK agents visited the most important locations in the county, such as Split, Makarska Riviera and Omis. An important part of the visit was a tour of the hotel on the Makarska Riviera and other attractions in the non-board offer.In the second half of September, a study trip was already realized, which was attended by a larger group of 100 agents working in the network of stationary agencies DER Touristika. Thus, the agents, through the cooperation of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Tourist Boards of Istria, Kvarner and Split-Dalmatia County, were divided into four groups and toured almost the entire Croatian coast, all staying at the Valamar Girandella Hotel in Rabac, where they were held. and final presentations. DER Touristik has the largest network of own agencies or partner agencies in Germany, as many as 1500.The CNTB points out that the German market pays great attention to cooperation with travel agencies. They are crucial for better sales of tour operator programs, given that almost 80 percent of programs are sold through agencies. In this way, it tries to further motivate agents to offer their clients various programs that tour operators realize in Croatia and thus encourage a larger number of Germans to choose a vacation in Croatian destinations.
Eye donation is still lacking in Indonesia, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said on Thursday, while pointing out that it could be the answer to help those suffering from visual impairment.Ma’ruf said 3 percent of the population were blind, according to the government’s data. Of those people, 4.5 percent are blind as a result of corneal damage. “Corneal damage can be cured through eye donation. But the practice is still very rare in Indonesia,” he said in his speech during the virtual launch of the Cornea Donation Center (CDD) at Undaan Eye Hospital in Surabaya, East Java on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.He commended the opening of the center, which he said was a response to manage visual impairment cases in the country. He expressed hope that the center would make it possible for residents, especially those living in Surabaya, to donate their corneas when they die.He also urged the hospital to promote eye donation, as it is still considered a new thing, unlike blood drives, to increase people’s awareness to help the blind.Ma’ruf further said it would be beneficial for everyone as one corneal donor could be used by five recipients.“Right now, there are 70 hopeful donor recipients for one cornea across the world,” the senior Muslim cleric said, adding that those with visual impairment could get help if more people donated their corneas. (dpk)Topics :