Istria wants to develop tourism in a sustainable and responsible way, respecting environmental, economic and social aspects. These goals are contained in the Strategy for the Development of Croatian Tourism until 2020, in the Master Plan for the Development of Tourism in Istria until 2025 and in the Work Program of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the County of Istria. The aim of the call is therefore to include in the project those private renters who want to adapt their facilities and services and offer them to guests in a responsible and sustainable way.It was published on the website of the Istrian County Public call for inclusion in the certification program for Eco-friendly accommodation in Istria. By diversifying private accommodation, we want to attract ecologically aware guests who adhere to ecological principles in everyday life, and in the destination where they spend their vacation, they prefer to choose accommodation in which such principles are also respected and nurtured.The Eco Domus program is intended for small tourist accommodation facilities that are categorized as holiday homes or as apartments with a total capacity of up to 30 beds, which are registered for year-round business and are engaged in renting for at least 2 years. “By diversifying private accommodation, we want to attract ecologically aware guests who adhere to ecological principles in everyday life, and in the destination where they spend their vacation, they prefer to choose accommodation in which such principles are also respected and nurtured. A survey conducted by Booking.com earlier this year on a sample of over 12.000 respondents worldwide confirms that awareness of environmentally friendly accommodation options is growing as travelers around the world seek environmentally friendly accommodation and additional costs are not a problem if their trip is sustainable.“Point out the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County.Last year’s public call was submitted by 13 landlords who were provided with free advisory services on the adaptation of their facility to obtain the eco-label, and after evaluating all applications received, 11 facilities were selected that met the criteria, namely: Villa Baldaši from Baldaši (Vižinada), Villa Milica from Šajini (Barban), Villa Ladonja from Manjadvorci (Barban), Apartment Margerita from Bezjaki (St. Peter in the Forest), House Una from Kranjčići (Svetvinčenat), Villa Dubravka from Pinezići (Tinjan) ), Agrotourism Ograde from Katun Lindarski (Pazin), Villa Marten from Brajkovići (Kanfanar), Apartment Oliveto from Medulin, Villa Dolce Vita from Motovun and Villa Gašparini from Cerion (Višnjan).Selected candidates will be provided with free professional advisory services for adjusting their accommodation to the criteria of the Eco-friendly accommodation certification program in Istria ( certificate award criteria ), and for more information on Eco Domus, see hereSide dish: Public call for inclusion in the EcoDomus project
Stuff co.nz 6 June 2017Family First Comment: Excellent commentary from Mike Yardley“Logie believes that when solo-mothers don’t name the father, “I think we should trust there are good reasons.” …. Labour’s Social Development spokeswoman Carmel Sepuloni thinks this disclosure rule is “discriminatory against sole parents”, while dressing it up in the cynical cloak of identity politics. “97.7 per cent of people sanctioned are women, and 52.8 per cent Maori.” You can usually count on Labour and the Greens to dote on any United Nations Convention. Isn’t it interesting that they chose to ignore the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which unequivocally states that children have the right to know his or her parents.”Yardley was obviously reading our Media Release OPINION: If you’re a sole parent and you’re claiming a benefit, should you have to reveal the identity of the other biological parent?Work and Income bungled badly by docking the benefit of the young rape victim who refused to disclose the identity of her son’s father. Finally, Work and Income has apologised for getting it wrong.The parental disclosure requirement has been government policy for more than 20 years, requiring sole parents to reveal the name of the other biological parent, with a few choice exemptions. Specifically, if the child was conceived as a result of sexual assault or incest.Work and Income’s widely telegraphed botch-up has been lustily milked by the Green Party, as they double-down on their desire to abort the parental disclosure requirement for beneficiaries. Green MP Jan Logie is gunning to abolish the financial sanctions, which can knock up to $28 a week off a sole parent’s benefit.Logie believes that when solo-mothers don’t name the father, “I think we should trust there are good reasons.”Administrating the welfare state in such a gullible and munificent manner is what you’d expect from the Greens. But despite upholding this disclosure requirement throughout their nine years in power, it’s particularly galling that Labour now seem fit to tack left and parrot the Green Party’s position.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/93354597/mike-yardley-children-have-the-right-to-know-their-parentsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.