This is the first time that the World 100-kilometer running championship is being held in Croatia, in which more than 350 ultra marathoners from over 40 countries are participating.If we add up the escort of marathoners as well as the entire accompanying organization, Terme Sv. Martin filled its accommodation capacities in two / three days. An excellent example of the development of sports tourism and how the tourist season is extended, although in Međimurje there is no tourist season, but the tourist year, ie tourism lasts 365 days a year./ / / WILL WE FINALLY TURN SPORTS TOURISM FROM POTENTIAL TO A RESOURCE?I constantly emphasize that for the development of sports tourism, we must look at the bigger picture and focus on “small” sports, and not just football, and immediately “shoot” the biggest clubs. It is interesting to mention that Terme Sveti Martin is also the first RUN HOTEL in the world, which is mostly due to the cooperation with Berislav Sokač, the initiator of the project RUN CROATIA, so this championship is just a proof that Međimurje offers its visitors really excellent conditions for various outdoor activities.”The projects we have organized so far in Croatia have been done extraordinarily, with a large number of participants, and Croatia has really top athletes and runners. We are here for a reasonSaid Nadeem Khan, President of the International Association of Ultra Runners.Levels of performance are crucial and imperative, and without high quality preparation and organization, let’s not even dream about organizing such events. Indeed, in strong competition in Europe, we must always give a step higher and better, to attract runners, and with the beautiful natural and all other tourist trump cards, we just have to nicely round out the whole story and offer it to the market.Međimurje on the moveThat Međimurje is a popular tourist destination is also proven by the figures, which show an increase of as much as 16% for the first eight months of this year compared to last year.Along with additional indicators of the success of Međimurje as a tourist destination, they were presented by Sandra Herman, who on behalf of the prefect, the county and the Tourist Board wished everyone a warm welcome to Međimurje. “Međimurje is presented as a tourist destination under the slogan “Međimurje on the move” – this gives a lot of space for sports facilities, but also space to get to know the continental tourist destination that has a lot to offer. Croatia is known as a land of sea and sun, but this event will introduce the world to Međimurje, whose tourism is on the rise.. “Pointed out Sandra Herman from the Međimurje County Tourist Board.”Considering who is currently with us, we are certainly a real sports destination, and we will try to make such events popular in Croatia. We have secured the infrastructure, closed the road and I invite everyone to visit this important event“Concluded Branimir Blajić, director of LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.By the way, over 50 million people in the EU regularly run, and their annual consumption is estimated at 9.6 billion euros. Smart enough. This is only a small part of the mosaic of the sports and tourism story of Međimurje, and cyclotourism should certainly be emphasized as Međimurje is among the three most developed and highest quality cycling tourist destinations in Croatia with the market recognizable brand Međimurje Cyclist Welcome Region.RELATED NEWS:CROATIA’S FIRST IN THE WORLD GETS RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL CONCEPT – RUN HOTELBERISLAV SOKAČ: I WANT TO BRING A PART OF 50 MILLION RUNNERS TO EUROPE IN CROATIACROATIA WINS FIRST RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL
At the CIHT 2018 conference in Crikvenica, TCN talked with Keith Pollard, editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Medical Travel, about the potentials of Croatian health tourism.One of the many prominent Croatian and foreign speakers at this year’s International Conference on Health Tourism in Crikvenica was Keith Pollard, editor-in-chief of the most influential media in the health tourism sector, the Journal of International Medical Travel (IMTJ). TCN talked to Keith about Croatia’s potential in the field of health tourism after his interesting lecture at a conference entitled “How to develop a medical travel strategy for hospitals and clinics.”Can you give us some advice for the development of health tourism in Croatia? Where can we look for the best examples and in which part of the market can Croatia really compete with the competition?First I would say that there is a lot of marketing noise related to this sector. Everyone thinks they can do medical tourism, but if you want to know which is the best country you could learn from, then this is Malaysia.Malaysia is undoubtedly a country that has succeeded. IMTJ awards prizes, and Malaysia has won the Destination of the Year award three times in four years. For some reason, perhaps because of their culture, they have managed to join forces of all institutions and stakeholders. I was there and got to know their process, that’s the real thing.You get off the plane and are immediately greeted by a lady with your name on them. Sherene (Azli, above, Director General of the Malaysian Health Travel Council, who also spoke at the conference) has about 35 employees and has really invested a lot in the process. It can be seen that the work is working. Another thing Malaysia is good at is measuring results. They do this because the state requires them to provide data. This is also the case in Dubai, where the requirements are similar.There is nothing like it in Croatia.Croatia is very similar to Spain, which is a significantly similar destination. There the state invested some money, but recklessly and inefficiently. The key thing was in the individuals who head the clinics. This is what drives their medical tourism. There are entrepreneurs with reasonable marketing and a sense of business who see the opportunity and then make excellent use of it. This entrepreneurial spirit is also emerging in Croatia, and the most prominent example is the Bagatin Polyclinic. Ognjen Bagatin is one of the most enterprising people in this country.Keith Pollard from IMTJ is one of the six CIHT ambassadors whom the Kvarner Health Cluster thanked at the opening of the conference / Photo: CIHT Conference Crikvenica CroatiaKeith Pollard, IMTJ: Croatia could also learn from HungaryCroatia could also learn from Hungary, which has developed its dental tourism. These are seven clinics that have joined forces. The state did nothing. These seven clinics merged, founded the Association of Hungarian Dental Clinics, and set standards for what members would offer to foreign patients. And so patients today have a very good experience in Hungary.Patients are warmly welcomed at the airport, and the hotels are adapted for dental patients, with special menus. In some hotels, more than half of the guests are patients from one of these seven clinics. It all started with a gathering of like-minded business people who saw the potential of the whole story. The Creative Dental Clinic in Budapest is one of the best examples. It is a specially built seven-storey building, with 15 dentists, a laboratory and an internet cafe on the roof. Articles about them from the world media are displayed on the walls. Really impressive.What is the difference between the quality of dental services in Croatia and Hungary?I don’t think there is any difference. Hungary did great in the UK 10 to 15 years ago because there was a huge shortage of dentists there. Dentists were found in two countries – Hungary and Poland. The British healthcare system has employed hundreds of dentists, and this has certainly helped Hungary, as British patients have become accustomed to Hungarian dentists.What is the problem with the fact that Croatia has so few flights of low-cost airlines, compared to, for example, Budapest?I always fly British Airways, so it’s not a problem for me, but the truth is that Zagreb fails to take advantage of the opportunities offered by low-budget carriers. Wizzair, easyJet – that’s the big difference.18 million tourists come to Croatia every year. If only one percent of them solved their dental or vision problem during the holidays, that would be 180,000 patients a year. I wouldn’t do that while they are on vacation. I do not understand why Croatia does not advertise its health tourism better. The data is crucial, and you have all the possible data about all these tourists. During the peak season, four million people come in a month, and then that drops to 300.000 a month in January, which is why everything is closed in the winter.There is a whole market of tourists who adore Croatia, and who probably don’t even think of grooming their teeth in Croatia. In their minds, there is no connection between Croatia as a summer destination and Croatia as an affordable solution for obtaining quality health care. Crikvenica is beautiful in November. Let tourists return here out of season for health services.You have so many of these positive-minded, easily accessible consumers. You don’t even have to attract a lot of them – let them come back here in February.Ognjen Bagatin, Polyclinic Bagatin / Photo: CIHT Conference Crikvenica CroatiaWhere will Croatia be on the map of medical tourism in ten years?It could – if it really starts – take over 25% of the Hungarian dental traffic, provided that forces join forces and things are set up properly. I see no reason why that should not happen. I often come here and I really like Croatia.How much is the dental market worth in Hungary?I don’t know the exact amount, but I do know that one clinic has 800 patients a month who spend an average of about 5000 euros. I also know how much they spend on marketing. But it’s just one of those big clinics. Calculate for yourself. How much do they spend per month on Adwords advertising? A lots of. And they are very good at targeting a certain audience – one of their main markets is Finland, for example. Finns, British, Irish, Germans and other Scandinavians. Advertising in Finland is completely different. They sponsor concerts in various targeted cities to make them heard. And more than impressive./ / / /A lot of lessons could be learned in Crikvenica. Thanks to Keith for his time. A country of excellence to learn from – Malaysia. Far closer market from which to learn and with which we can compete – dental tourism in Budapest.Author: Paul Bradbury, Total Croatia News ENG Version /// CROATIAN HEALTH TOURISM: Interview with IMTJ Editor Keith Pollard in Crikvenica RELATED NEWS: HEALTH TOURISM/ / / IT IS TIME FOR US TO START SERIOUS TOURISM SERIOUSLY AND STRATEGICALLY/ / / DR. MILJENKO BURA: WITHOUT QUALITY AND PRESENT HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE WE CANNOT BUILD A YEAR-OLD TOURISM/ / / NEVENKA KOVAČ, SB MEDICO: WE HAVE A LOT OF STORIES ABOUT STRATEGIES AND POSSIBILITIES OF HEALTH TOURISM, AND TOO MUCH WORK IS IN THE FIELD
It is an acknowledgment to the profession that in the category of “Port of the Year” between Zadar Cruise Port, Norwegian OldenLeon and Japan’s Yokohama, the Passenger Port in Gaženica has made the greatest progress in managing the cruise port in the past year. For more than 10 years, the Seatrade Cruise Awards have been awarded to the best in the cruise industry, competing for several hundred ports each year for the title of World’s Best Port, which makes Zadar Cruise Port a win for both tourism and the economy, as well as the development of tourism throughout Croatia. Photo: Boris Kačan / ZIPO / GPH “A year after signing the concession agreement, we are reaping the first great fruits of our cooperation with ZIPO and the parent global company GPH. It shows what we announced, that the combination of excellent infrastructure and one of the world’s largest port operators is the best possible way to build the recognition of Zadar and Zadar County as a world-relevant destination for cruise tourism. We now have an even greater obligation to carry out activities that will show that the port of Gaženica is a port with a vision. In this vision, visitors are intertwined with a pleasant and functional port, with a strong focus on the introduction of alternative fuels and climate protection and the construction of an attractive destination that preserves natural beauty and reveals the Croatian cultural heritage in the most beautiful light., said the director of the Zadar Port Authority Robert Škifić. Director of Zadar International Ports Holding Rebeka V. Pevec, who worked on the nomination process, points out that this is a really great success and that This is also an exceptional promotionthe city of Zadar, the Zadar region, and Croatia. “With this award, our entire team received recognition for all the effort and additional incentive, but also the obligation to continue to develop and progress in the coming period. Considering that we are the first Croatian passenger port to win this award, this is also an exceptional promotion of the city of Zadar, the Zadar region, and Croatia. Zadar is a beautiful city and Zadar County has so much to offer. Providing the best possible service to guests and visitors, crew and cruise companies, I am sure that in addition to the profession, they will recognize the progress that Zadar Cruise Port has made over the past year. All our activities are aimed at providing the best possible experience and impression to guests visiting Zadar and the region. We want and aim to be recognized as a port and destination for service, professionalism and security. “, stressed Pevec. The awards ceremony, organized as part of the largest Seatrade Europe 2019 Cruise Fair, Zadar and Zadar County was presented by ZIPO and GPH, the Port Authority of Zadar, the Zadar and Zadar County Tourist Board, and Zadar Airport. It was this cooperation that led the Port of Zadar to the title of Port of the Year, with the aim of attracting even more visitors to Zadar and Zadar County. Zadar Cruise Port (Gaženica Passenger Port) was named the Port of the Year 2019 at the most prestigious Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019 held in Hamburg. “Since Zadar Cruise Port entered GPH’s global network of cruise ports, we have been fully committed to introducing best practices and standards in port management that we have gained through years of experience. We are very pleased with this award given by the profession because it is a confirmation that all the effort invested in this port, by the Zadar County, the Zadar Port Authority and GPH, has paid off. This award motivates us to continue working in Zadar and in all other ports we manage. “, said Emre Sayın, CEO of Global Ports Holding. Boris Kačan / ZIPO / GPH Boris Kačan / ZIPO / GPH
10 works were submitted to the competition within the prescribed deadline, while the first prize in the amount of HRK 250.000,00 net is awarded to the work under the code “10”, ie ARCHITECTURAL BUREAU ANTE KUZMANIĆ doo The planned approximate total value of the investment is up to HRK 500.000.000,00 (excluding VAT), approximately HRK 14.800 / m2 for the terminal building, HRK 7.400 / m2 for the canopy and HRK 20.000.000,00 for landscaping. The subject of the tender was the development of a conceptual architectural and urban design of the passenger terminal of Zadar Airport, while the main task of the tenderer was to propose an optimal architectural and urban design in terms of functionality, construction, height and design of the building. Namely, Zadar Airport announced a tender, while the Zadar Architects’ Association was the implementer and organizer of the same. Source / Photo: Society of Architects Zadar The results of the tender for the development of the conceptual architectural and urban design of the ZADAR AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL have been published.
“The current level of sales from the German market is higher than last year, which makes us extremely happy. Air connectivity has a great influence on the growth of tourist traffic, so this year we expect the continuation of the establishment of additional airlines from Germany. The tourist market is changing more and more, so an increasing number of German tourists are turning to sustainability, ie products and offers with a built-in nature conservation component. Therefore, it is in this segment that we see great potential and opportunity to strengthen our position in the future in this extremely important market for us. “, said State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina. CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić is in Munich to meet with Michael Hinterdobler, Bavarian Government Envoy and Assistant Minister for International and European Affairs, Prince Leopold Von Bayern, Konig owner Ludwig Kaltenberg, who owns the Kaltenberg brand, and Evelyne. Menges, a member of the City Assembly of Munich. The fair was visited today by State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina and President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović. The head of the CNTB Branch Office in Munich, Nera Miličić, pointed out that she was especially honored to host the Sinj Alkars in Munich and the promotion of the Sinj Alkars at the largest Bavarian tourist fair, f.re.e. A special novelty at this year’s fair is the refreshed visual appearance of the CNTB stand, which, on the eve of the upcoming European Football Championship, has been enriched with elements of red and white squares. Visitors to the fair taste the occasional cocktails Alkar and Srce Jadrana, while the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board, under the brand “Vina Croatia – vina mosaica”, also serve top Croatian wines. This year, from 19 to 23 February, the Croatian National Tourist Board will present its domestic tourist offer at the f.re.eu fair in Munich, one of the most important fairs on the German market. On the eve of the fair, a large tourist delegation from Central Dalmatia, more precisely about 70 Alkars, Alkar boys and members of Sinj city music, paraded through the city center on Marienplatz and aroused the enthusiasm of many passers-by in the Bavarian capital. We remind you that last year a record 3 million tourist arrivals and more than 21 million overnight stays were made from the German market, which is an increase of 3 percent in arrivals compared to 2018. “Alka is a symbol of patriotism and I am proud that we presented a part of Croatian culture and tradition included in the UNESCO list of intangible heritage to the Bavarians, who are our most numerous guests. The solemn procession of Alkar and Alkar boys together with Sinj city music, between the three medieval gates of Munich were a special attraction for residents and visitors of Munich, but also the pride of many Croats living in Bavaria., pointed out Miličić, adding that the Sinj Alka and the Bavarian Kaltenberg Knights’ Games are part of the European cultural heritage, so the agreed cooperation between the Sinj Alkars and the Knights of Kaltenberg is all the more gratifying. Within the stand of the Croatian Tourist Board, a total of 24 co-exhibitors present their offer at the fair, including the Dubrovnik-Neretva, Split-Dalmatia and Vukovar-Srijem counties (Slavonia cluster), the Zagreb and Dubrovnik tourist boards, as well as numerous business and tourist entities. Sinj’s alkari are a special attraction at the fair and the main town square in Munich. After the Alkar parade in the center of Munich, the fair hosted the program of the Knights of Alkar Society and City Music of Sinj, through which the Split-Dalmatia County was presented, with the aim of popularizing the UNESCO protected knight competition, but also Central Dalmatia and Croatia as a tourist destination. “Presentation at the fair in Munich is extremely important to us because the Germans, and especially the inhabitants of the southern provinces such as Bavaria, have been the largest share in the total tourist traffic of Croatia for years. This year’s performance at the fair was enriched by a large presentation of Alkar and our 300-year-old unique event Sinjska Alka, and we also met with key strategic partners such as FTI Touristik, the third largest tour operator in Europe and IDRiva Tours, a tour operator specializing in bringing of German guests to Croatia who forecast growth in demand for Croatian destinations “, said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that in the current part of 2020 the German market has grown by 25 percent in arrivals and 18 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year, while in 2020 it is expected total turnover growth from the German market ranging up to 3 percent.
This event is just one of many gourmet events that continuously enrich the offer of Istria, put it on the world gourmet map again and attract more and more visitors every day. The quality of service and accommodation should be understood, in accordance with the categorization, but the overall impression is affected by the overall impression of the entire destination. From the first contact on the website, arrival, stay and departure, after the emotions and experiences subside. In tourism, everything is interconnected. To emphasize again, the motive for coming is not accommodation, but destination. Bravo for a new great tourist story. Our authentic story and new motive for coming. Authenticity is the word that accompanies this portal and my philosophy of tourism from day one. Certainly the most used word was and will remain. Because it is authenticity that creates the motive for coming. Of course, as with any development of a tourist product, it is always desirable to have as large a budget as possible, both for better production and for advertising, in order to accelerate its development and skip several years of growth. But the most important thing is to go ahead and do the best you can at the moment in your frameworks and resources. And again Istria. Nothing is accidental, so stories like this happen mostly in Istria. Simply put, Istria, no matter what, is pushing its market story, ie market development. And the interior of Istria is the new-old biggest secret of Istrian tourism. Authentic and quality content that is just lacking in the overall tourist offer of Istria. Maritime destinations are relatively developed, and now the main focus should be on the fastest, but sustainable, development of the interior of Istria. Ultimately, after xx days of rest, the guest makes the final decision about the destination. Whether we met his expectations or not. Or we even surpassed them. Is he satisfied and will he come back again? Will he become our ambassador? We know that the best marketing, always has been and always will be, is word of mouth marketing. It is the holy grail in tourism. The new gourmet event is on the same track ‘Tradizione a tavola: dishes from piñata ‘ which will be held from March 13 to April 12 in taverns in the Kanfanar, Svetvincenat and Bale area. Manifestation ‘Tradizione a tavola: dishes from piñata’is the result of cooperation between the tourist boards of Svetvinčenat, Bale – Valle and Kanfanar with the tourist company Maistra dd and the Association of Craftsmen Rovinj on the development of gourmet products in the destination, and is a combination of tradition and excellent Istrian gastronomy. As part of this new gourmet story, four famous Istrian taverns will take part: Kod Kancelira, Castello, Konoba Klarići and OPG Pekica, which will offer visitors a series of traditionally prepared, hot dishes from pinatas in the way prepared by their grandmothers. to which numerous generations of Istrians grew up.The menu will include, among other things, jota of cabbage and beets, maneštra with fennel, salt or trukinja, as well as traditional Istrian pasta: pljukanci, fuži, gnocchi and ravioli. In addition to home-made pasta, many guests will be able to taste Istrian prosciutto, wild asparagus, game or home-made chicken manure and Istrian boškarin dishes. All dishes will be able to taste local wines of Istrian winemakers. Author of photos: Maja Danica Pečanić / Gruša Zorn The key word here is synergy, because the destination is not just accommodation, on the contrary, the destination is everyone. And also, the motive for coming is never accommodation, but precisely the destination. And that is why synergy and cooperation are always needed at all levels, vertically and horizontally. Also, much greater understanding, openness and ultimately financial assistance from the big ones is needed, so that the interior of both Istria and other sea destinations can develop faster and better. No one can be alone, no matter how big, because it is not he who makes the destination. But about that a little later in the article. Traditional Istrian cuisine and indigenous dishes from local ingredients – this is the main narrative of this new great gastronomic story, which affects the very essence of tourism. Authenticity of the tourist offer. Photo by: Maja Danica Pečanić / Gruša Zorn Author of photos: Maja Danica Pečanić / Gruša Zorn Of course, every start is difficult and it takes time for a tourist product to come to life in the full sense of the market, ie to become a motive for coming and to start a tourist economy, but it is important to take the first step. DayOne or OneDay, the choice is always up to us. This is how the story of Istra Wine & Walk started a long time ago, and today it would be one of the main motives for coming to the interior of Istria outside the tourist season. Not through the construction of large hotels, there are quite enough of them half an hour from the interior, but through the development of small family hotels and rural holiday homes with a story. At excellent taverns, wineries, olive groves and gastronomic offer with additional tourist facilities from active to cultural tourism. On the other hand, sea destinations as well as large hoteliers also need the development of the interior of Istria, in order to be able to offer their guests quality content, which we chronically lack. Thus, tourist consumption increases, seasons are extended and the tour is dispensed. spending on the local economy.
With the aim of launching a group market segment, and due to the new situation on the world tourist market caused by the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, the management of Plitvice Lakes National Park decided to change ticket prices for group visits to the park. Djeca do 7 godina i osobe s posebnim potrebama s invaliditetom preko 50% – Gratis Odrasli grupe – 80,00 kn The reaction of other national parks and nature parks is also awaited. Djeca od 07 do 18 godine grupe – 25,00 kn Adjusted prices for grupe in the period from 26.05. to 18.06.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX amounts: “By easing epidemiological measures and opening borders, we hope that we could still achieve some tourist traffic in this tourist season, but provided that all stakeholders in the tourism industry contribute through the correction of the prices of their services. Only in this way can we engage in a fight with competitors for each guest”, Said Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA during the launch of the initiative. Studenti grupe – 50,00 kn Also, from the Plitvice Lakes National Park, they published a video about the safety and epidemiological measures they have taken in their accommodation facilities. The result is that UHPA initiatives according to national and nature parks to reduce ticket prices for group visits so that following the easing of epidemiological measures and the opening of borders we can still expect some tourist traffic in this tourist season. Photo: Pixabay.com
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It’s been a busy hurricane season for sure. I have heard news commentators talking and have read countless articles in major news outlets writing about how unprecedented this is (especially with several earthquakes and fires at the same time — all unprecedented I’m sure).But this year, we hit another doom-and-gloom milestone: Hurricane Ophelia in the Azores. It is the 10th consecutive hurricane to develop from a simple tropical depression in a row. According to an article in The Miami Herald, citing Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach, the last time a season produced 10 consecutive hurricanes was in 1893, a period when tracking hurricanes largely relied on ships and barometric readings.Climate change, yeah, that must be the culprit. But those darn carbon gases and waskily wepublicans/conservatives that are destroying our ozone apparently did not exist in 1893. What gives?How do we not know if 10, 15 or even 20 consecutive hurricanes formed in the years prior to 1893? And if they did, what was the alleged cause of those hurricanes — including the banner year of 1893? From what you and I have been told to believe, it’s carbon-based fuels that are the alleged culprits. Well, what caused the climate to do such pernicious things then? Maybe there were some climate deniers alive then; maybe there were some closet Republican/conservatives around then; maybe there were secret carbon-producing factories in the 18th and 19th centuries; maybe the climate change cause is natural.Sounds like a real pernicious plan cooked up by some really twisted people. Oh well, off to the beach to get burned by the sun.John GentileDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam bar
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion This is in regard to the Oct. 5 article about the Hamburg Street sewer line.I quote, “A sanitary sewer line is also being installed and will be paid for by the town of Rotterdam.” It will not be paid for by the town of Rotterdam. The residents of Hamburg Street alone are paying for the sewer line, which comes to $1,200 to $1,400 per year for 30 years. This is a sewer line the residents don’t want and didn’t vote on. The members of the town board voted. We had no say in the matter.This was forced on us by the town board members who don’t live on Hamburg Street. Every petition we sent in was the wrong one — even the ones the town said we had to use.I hope this opinion gets published, but I doubt is since The Daily Gazette seems to be biased in favor of our illustrious town board.Sandra RudeshiemRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
Sid Gordan The security has to be accepted and licensed to do that kind of work. We can no longer take any changes of harm to our concert-goers.There must also be a cap on how many people are allowed to attend that concert. Along with this, there should be no smoking or drinking, etc. at the concert. Signs should be posted stating that there would be no tolerance for drugs. If for some reason someone is found with drugs or selling drugs, there should be a big-time sentence and fine. Saratoga We must take this kind of action now, as we are losing the war on drugs, etc. It’s past time for a turnaround and we all know it. Our leaders must take action now. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe time has come for any concert of any size that’s held anywhere and opened to the public in the United States to have complete approval from a legal authority in that area. More from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census