first_imgThe project “Ambassadors of Modern Tourism” consists of a series of workshops, evaluation of acquired knowledge and the award of the certificate “Ambassador of Modern Tourism”. Everything is done with games, quizzes, associations, visuals, comparisons, competitions, group work, creativity, role-playing because both we adults and children, when they are relaxed, are more satisfied, and when they are more satisfied they will remember easier and longer.  The focus of the project is to raise awareness and teach children the key elements important for tourism, ie what it really means to live in a tourist city, who is a tourist and what are his expectations, what are the advantages and disadvantages of tourism as a career, what is modern tourism, what is multiculturalism through the role of small performers to encourage them to get better acquainted with the historical-traditional-cultural features of Poreč and Istria. “The purpose of the project is to encourage the development of awareness among children, parents and society about the need for early awareness of the advantages, disadvantages, effects and specifics of tourism and thus integrate children into tourism and specifically educate them about key elements related to work, trends and culture. This is especially important for tourist destinations where whole families work in tourism and where children grow up with tourism without first and quality preparations and explanations of what this system is, why and how it is important to families, what is the role of each individual and the like. ”Points out Marinela Dropulić Ružić. The holder of the project is the City of Poreč, the implementation of which is co-financed by the Croatian Children’s Foundation, and the project activities are carried out by the consultant and educator doc. dr. sc. Marinela Dropulić Ružić with associate Kristina Kulišić, mag oec. from Meraklis on groups of children in DV Radost, Summer Camp of the City of Poreč, and summer base DND Poreč.  We are in an ungrateful and turbulent moment when it comes to tourism, so we look at this project as a beautiful and positive story with the aim of raising awareness and popularizing tourism – those who will feel, live, work in the future.  Including children from preschool to 4th grade of primary school, this project aims to act nationally with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of lifelong learning in the field of tourism. In this way, the youngest generations are preparing for the tourism of the new age and the popularization of this profession is encouraged, which is quite degraded in the Republic of Croatia, and on the other hand extremely important for the economy. The city of Poreč is one of the top destinations in Croatia, but it is still looking for the right strategies in terms of human resources in tourism because it was a stronghold for a project that aims to create generations of tourism ambassadors.   “We are extremely happy and proud of this project and the City of Poreč, which has recognized the importance of this approach to tourism development. This is an investment in the future”Concluded Dropulić Ružić. “The receptionist is not the one who gives recipes”, “Tourism is where tourists sleep and has wheels”, “Concierge opens cans”, “Tourism is a form of marketing”, “Pioneer is a profession in tourism” – these are some of the hilarious perspectives that doc. Marinela Dropulić Ružić, PhD, brings in the first days of the educational cycle which is carried out within the project “Ambassadors of modern tourism”. last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the disheartening loss to crosstown rival UCLA, the USC men’s basketball team (10-13, 1-9 Pac-12) will host the Utah Utes (16-7, 5-6) today with hopes of getting their elusive second conference win and halting their current four-game snide.Shining example · Senior guard Pe’Shon Howard led the Trojans with 16 points, including perfect marks from the three-point and free-throw line, in USC’s 84-66 loss to Utah last month. Howard averages 10.5 points per game. – Jojo Korsh | Daily Trojan USC made a visit to Salt Lake City earlier in the season and walked out the losers by a score of 84-66. The Utes controlled the game the whole way, but, like most games for the Trojans, USC fought to stay within striking distance before eventually biting the dust.In that contest, the Trojans struggled to contain Utes guard Delon Wright, as the Los Angeles native dropped 22 points.“Delon Wright really put us in a bind,” said USC head coach Andy Enfield after the game. “He drove the ball really well — got to the foul line 11 times.”In general, it seemed to most that the better team won that contest.“I thought Utah played a good game,” Enfield said.The Utes are not necessarily one of the elite teams in the Pac-12, but the Trojans have no right to overlook any given team. The excitement that surrounded Enfield and his squad coming into this campaign quickly turned into embarrassment when conference play began.The Trojans’ 1-9 mark in Pac-12 play is one of the worst in recent memory. Enfield will be given a few seasons to bring in the type of players that fit his run-and-gun system, but he certainly did not want to start off his tenure in Troy like this.In spite of all this failure, one of the surprising qualities that has defined these Trojans is their ability to continue playing hard. The on-court product has been abysmal at times, but no one watching a USC basketball game this season has seen the apathy that plagued the Trojans during the Kevin O’Neill era.Enfield, for his part, is continuing to see the silver lining in his team’s play, continuing to find signs of progress.“We’ve improved defensively,” Enfield added. “The last four games, we held opponents to 40 percent shooting.”Freshman phenom Nikola Jovanovic has been a big help in that category, and he too is choosing to remain positive and look forward to the next game.“When we do everything that Coach says in the locker room, we play real well,” the Belgrade, Serbia native said.Jovanovic’s early success is a good sign for the future of the program, proving that there is a light at the end of the USC basketball tunnel. But that light probably won’t shine for another couple of years.“Everyone wants to see our men’s basketball program be successful,” said USC Athletic Director Pat Haden of the team’s progress. “But it’s not going to happen overnight.”Fans can look forward to that success in the future. For now, they’ll settle for a simple win at the Galen Center tonight.last_img read more