An important branch of Croatian tourism on the verge of collapse: Occasional carriers on St. Mark’s Square

first_imgAfter numerous meetings and many letters, the Government and the relevant ministries do not want to help the sector of occasional passenger transport, so today they point out the problem to all MPs because this important branch of tourism is on the verge of collapse. They hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads, point out the Association of Voices of Entrepreneurs. Urgent grant award from European Union funds,Continuation of measures for preservation of jobs (HRK 4.000,00 + contributions),Ensure a moratorium on leases and loans for a minimum of one year with adequate interest for a shorter period (current interest on deferred principal is currently 18-35%),Accelerated procedure for obtaining liquidity funds from HAMAG BICRO and HBOR.  Povremeni prijevoz predstavlja neizostavni segment turizma i povezan je uz  obrazovanje (organizirani školski izleti, ekskurzije i svakodnevni prijevoz učenika na nastavu), sport (prijevoz sportskih klubova i navijača) i kulturu (prijevoz KUD-ova, zborova, plesnih skupina i sl.). Ističemo kako je ovaj sektor sastavni dio Ministarstva mora, prometa i infrastrukture koji je do pandemije koronavirusa poslovao samostalno te održivo – bez ikakvih državnih subvencija. Važno je istaknuti da se sektor povremenog prijevoza putnika sastoji od 2.000 tvrtki s više od 20.000 zaposlenih i više tisuća vozila visoke turističke klase (autobusi, minibusevi i kombi vozila).  A proposal for a concrete solution with leasing companies was submitted to the Government and line ministries in July, but the UGP points out that they have received an answer that the Government and the competent ministries simply do not want to help. We remind you that the occasional transport sector has a 95-98% drop in revenues and they become illiquid with foreclosures waiting for them after the legal activation period that is just around the corner. Photo: Pexels.comcenter_img The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association and members of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative have been warning for months about the inadmissible attitude of leasing companies towards clients and the key problems faced by entrepreneurs engaged in occasional passenger transport. After meetings with the competent ministries, a multitude of letters, as well as the submission of the required documentation, which was supported by other professional groups, all agreements were suspended. Occasional carriers are left to perish. “Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this sector created exclusively added value and significantly influenced the filling of the state budget. An urgent grant is now needed in amounts sufficient to cover all of the company’s costs by the start of the 2021 tourist season. We must point out that almost all EU member states in this sector have awarded grants that are sufficient to cover operating costs. We believe that these countries are behind their entrepreneurs, taxpayers and workers because they know that saving industries means a faster way out of any crisis. Croatia did not do that. And next tourist season, passengers will no longer have anyone to transport because this important tourist branch will fail by then!”States from UGP. UGP’s proposals were as follows: That is why the carriers are pointing out their problems to the MPs on St. Mark’s Square today, and they hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads.last_img read more

PEM adds to IMCA program with new Deery, Arnold’s Dirt Knights, Modified regional awards

first_imgST. CLAIR, Mo. – Performance Engineering & Manufacturing expands its IMCA awards program again this season.  New in 2019 are $250 certificates for champions of the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour for Modifieds and for champions of each of the five Modified regions; and $150 certificates for the Deery, Dirt Knights and Modified regional run­ners-up.  These $250 and $150 certificates are to be used for the purchase of a PEM Quick Change Rear End and are redeemable through the company direct.   PEM had tripled the number of Modified specials it gave these awards last season.  Product certificates for series and special events will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official race results are received. These free quick change gear set certificates are redeemable through PEM dealers.  Modified regional awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed the following week.    The St. Clair, Mo., manufacturer, an eight-year sponsor, again gives a set of quick change gears to the winners of 30 designated Modified specials and to pole starters at each Deery Series and Dirt Knights tour event. PEM Sales Manager Randy Harrison stated “IMCA is the backbone of weekly affordable racing and their Special Events and Special Series feature those same weekly affordable rules.  We are happy to increase our involvement with a sanctioning body like IMCA that is concerned about the cost of racing and the viability of its competitors.”  Information about the complete line of PEM racing gears, rears and drivetrain components is available at the website, by calling 636 629-6200 and on Facebook.  “The staff at PEM is always looking for more ways to get involved and upping the ante at series events and adding some Modified regional awards displays their commitment to that philosophy again this season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “It is great to be able to add more value for our Late Model and Modified members in 2019.”last_img read more