Month: November 2020

Bob Baffert has strong hand in Breeders’ Cup Classic | Racing News

first_img“I was disappointed in his Preakness run. I think he’s a horse that’s still a little bit green and he can be tough to ride sometimes – like sending him to the Derby, he got behind there a little bit and then wouldn’t engage in it. He’ll do that. He did that at the Haskell where he was running really well – he shuts himself down.“It’s hard to get him going again and so I think he ran a good race, but the mare, she got the first move on him and he just couldn’t get by her. So he’s going to have to improve and I think he will, but he needs to be ridden aggressively away from the gate.”Luis Saez was reunited with Maximum Security last time out, having been his regular partner in finishing first past the post in last year’s Kentucky Derby, only to be disqualified for interference, and winning the Saudi Cup in Riyadh in February.Baffert, who took charge of Maximum Security following the Saudi success, said: “I think last time we were sort of chasing some speed that we knew was not really solid and I think post position and the break is going – that’ll tell the story. These riders are going to be on their own. They know their horses well.“Saez knows Maximum Security better than anybody and he told me when he rode him last time, he was chasing and struggling, and if it could have been over, we would have just taken it back a little bit.“It was a crazy pace and Improbable you know, Drayden (Van Dyke) saw what was happening, he just let them go, and then he came and got him. So I think it’s going to be these jockeys, they know their horse and they’re going to ride the way they feel, play the break.”Tiz The Law has been one of the standout three-year-olds in America this year and looked to be doing everything right under Manny Franco in the Derby, looming alongside Authentic seemingly full of running – but the Baffert runner refused to buckle.Jack Knowlton, operating manager of owners Sackatoga Stable, said of Barclay Tagg’s colt: “We’re obviously thrilled to have a horse of Tiz’s stature and accomplished what he’s accomplished. There are some other horses in there that you look, like Tom’s d’Etat, that you know are outstanding horses as well.“So I think on paper, and obviously we don’t run the races on paper, but on paper, I think it looks like a tremendous race. Given the circumstances, the pandemic and all that, for the 35 partners and Tiz the Law and Barclay Tagg and his team, it’s been a rewarding year to have the horse.“It’s been an incredible year and we’ve got one more race that we’re looking forward to.” All eyes will be on his team this year in a high-class renewal – with the betting headed by Improbable, who will be joined by Maximum Security and Authentic.Improbable lowered the colours of Maximum Security in the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita in September, while Kentucky Derby hero Authentic was last seen going down by a neck to top-notch filly Swiss Skydiver in the Preakness Stakes.Baffert said of Improbable, who will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr: “He always showed a lot of talent as a three-year old, but, you know, he wasn’t really mentally mature, physically mature. We always refer to him as a ‘Little Justify’ because he’s a beautiful mover – (his) athleticism is just, the way he goes over the ground and his mechanics, but what a difference a year makes.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Bob Baffert will play a particularly strong hand in pursuit of a fourth Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Saturday.The Hall of Fame trainer has three victories in the $6million spectacular to his name – dominating from 2014 to 2016 with Bayern, American Pharoah and Arrogate.- Advertisement – “He’s just really finally put it all together and I’m just happy they kept him in training an extra year and dealing with Elliott Walden and WinStar Farm – we set up a little schedule for him and it’s worked out perfectly.”Authentic quashed any stamina concerns when digging deep to repel Belmont winner Tiz The Law in the Kentucky Derby, and while he could not quite edge past Swiss Skydiver, Baffert feels there could still be more to come from John Velazquez’s mount.He said: “He actually came out of it (Preakness) really well. He was a late foal and he would make a wonderful four-year-old, but you never know what’s going to happen.- Advertisement –last_img read more

El Paso triples mobile morgues as COVID-19 surges, Texas governor sues to reopen El Paso

first_imgAccording to the report, El Paso officials have a “backlog of 85 bodies,” and Judge Ricardo Samaniego is seeing evidence that hospitals are not in a position to handle the continuing surge of cases. “It doesn’t look good. It may be as much as 20 per day the next two to three weeks. There might be more and more an incline of deaths.”Meanwhile, according to KFOX, Republican officials, under Gov. Greg Abbot, sued to have Judge Samaniego’s order struck down.  Judge Samaniego’s order was upheld by a district court judge on Friday, but that, and a rising body count, has not deterred Republican officials from pursuing this decision in the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Trying to save human life is not the Republican Party brand. Think about that for a minute.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

TV Stars Who Left Shows and Came Back: Photos

first_imgAt the end of Chicago Fire‘s sixth season, Monica Raymund, who portrayed Gabby Dawson, announced she wouldn’t be back for season 7 and was ready to move on to new projects.Luckily, fans did get a chance to say goodbye after showrunner Derek Haas begged her to come back. She appeared twice in the season 7 premiere.“Last year, Monica let me know that she wasn’t going to come back. I was in denial,” Haas told Us at the time. “So she was like, ‘Derek, I love this character and have done this character for six years, but I have bigger, other ambitions.’ So, I was like, ‘OK, s—t.’ I wrote the ending of last season, and I will admit it was not the perfect … it wasn’t what I wanted to do in my head. We had planned pretty good in Puerto Rico, I just thought Casey would go get her and bring her back. Whatever. This summer, I saw her a couple of times. The first time, she was like, ‘Derek, I’m not doing it.’ Then the second time I was like, ‘Monica, please. I’m asking for one — literally one day, one episode. Can you come back?’ I think she took pity on me and came back and did it.”- Advertisement – For others, they put the character behind them, but when a show wraps, they decide to come back. Steve Carrell, for example, decided to exit The Office — and continuously said he wouldn’t be back. However, when the show came to an end in 2013, he couldn’t help appearing for one last laugh.For more stars who have exited TV shows only to come back later, scroll through the gallery below. – Advertisement –center_img Saying goodbye is tough — staying away is even tougher. That’s the case for many stars in TV shows. Episodic TV, although it’s changing constantly in the midst of the streaming wars, isn’t a small commitment. Many dramas include 24 hour-long episodes per season, leaving little room for other projects.That said, many actors who decide it’s time to hang up their hat on a role they’ve played for years, later come back. Sometimes, they don’t even wait very long.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Indonesian dengue epidemic subsides after 58,000 cases

first_img Unusual numbers of cases were reported in 293 cities and parts of 17 provinces this year, the WHO said. All 30 provinces were affected by the outbreak. The vast majority of cases—about 52,000—occurred from January through March, according to previous reports. Dengue fever is a flu-like illness involving headaches, rashes, cramps, and back and muscle pain. Symptoms last about 2 weeks, and the disease can be fatal if supportive treatment is delayed. Dengue hemorrhagic fever, a potentially deadly complication, is characterized by high fever; hemorrhagic phenomena, often with enlargement of the liver; and in severe cases, circulatory failure. May 12, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The dengue fever epidemic in Indonesia has subsided after 58,301 cases were reported in 4 months, which rivaled the pandemic year of 1998, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). May 11 WHO statement See also: More than 93% of the cases were in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam, where moist conditions provide ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the AFP reported. The story said large outbreaks of the disease tend to occur every 4 or 5 years.center_img Elsewhere, Vietnam had 8,784 dengue cases in the first 4 months of this year, a 47% increase from last year, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. The cases included 14 deaths. There were 658 deaths among cases of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever reported from January through April, the WHO said yesterday. The case-fatality rate of 1.1% was lower than in previous years, officials said. “At the end of April the situation has returned to normal with all provinces reporting cases at a low level,” the WHO said. “Jakarta, Bali and Nus Tenggarah Timur, which were among the most affected provinces, are still being monitored closely.” A dengue pandemic in 1998 caused 1.2 million cases in 56 countries, the WHO reported. That year, Indonesia had 72,133 cases and 1,414 deaths, the agency said, adding, “The outbreak in Indonesia this year appears to be of similar magnitude.” As in 1998, Dengue 3 appeared to be the predominant virus serotype this year.last_img read more

WHO confirms H5N1 cases, still seeks virus-sharing pact

first_imgMar 1, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed two cases of H5N1 avian influenza, one in Egypt and one in China, while stating that a disagreement with Indonesia about sharing H5N1 virus samples has not yet been fully resolved.The Egyptian case involved a 4-year-old girl from Dakahlea governorate whose infection was reported 2 days ago by Egypt’s health ministry. The WHO said she became ill on Feb 25 and was admitted to the hospital the next day, where she remains in stable condition. The girl represents Egypt’s 23rd case.She was exposed to sick birds in her home 1 week before she got sick, the WHO said. Her case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory and the US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU 3). Health officials are monitoring the girl’s close contacts, who remain healthy.The Chinese case involves a 44-year-old woman from Fujian province whose H5N1 infection was announced yesterday by Chinese officials. She became ill with fever and pneumonia on Feb 18, was hospitalized Feb 22, and remains in critical condition, the WHO said in its report. The woman’s case was confirmed by the Fujian provincial laboratory on Feb 26 and by the national laboratory the next day. Her illness is China’s 23rd confirmed case.The WHO said it learned the woman is a farmer who kept birds in her backyard. Investigators are trying to determine if she was exposed to sick birds, and her close contacts are under medical observation, the agency reported.Also today, a WHO official denied Indonesia’s claims that the two parties had reached a final agreement paving the way for Indonesia to resume sharing H5N1 samples with the WHO, according to Associated Press (AP) reports.In early February, Indonesia announced it would stop sharing H5N1 samples with the WHO because the government believes it is unfair for foreign countries to use the samples to develop vaccines that poor nations can’t afford. The country also signed a memorandum of understanding with US vaccine producer Baxter International that laid the groundwork for future collaborations or supply agreements.Unrestricted sharing of avian flu virus samples is vital to the research community for developing pandemic vaccines and monitoring the virus’s evolution and global spread.Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari met on Feb 16 with David Heymann, WHO’s acting director-general for communicable diseases, to discuss virus sharing. Afterward, the two parties announced that Indonesia would resume sharing its H5N1 samples while the WHO would work to ensure that developing countries would have access to pandemic vaccines based on viruses they supply.Today the AP reported that Supari said she spoke with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, who promised by telephone that Indonesia’s H5N1 virus strains wouldn’t be used for commercial purposes. Supari told reporters she was expecting a letter or guarantee from the WHO within the next few days, after which Indonesia would resume sending its samples to the WHO, the AP report said.However, WHO spokesman Dick Thompson told the AP that a deal between the two parties has not been finalized. “This letter is still under development,” Thompson said. “Her (Supari’s) characterization of a guarantee is not correct.”See also:Mar 1 WHO statement on Egypt caseMar 1 WHO statement on China caselast_img read more

LAG Lika as an excellent example of strategic development and branding of Lika as an autochthonous tourist destination

first_imgTourism is not only the sun and the sea [Gorski Kotar Adventure / Authors: Alen Tkalčec, Arijana Tkalčec]So logical, natural and the only right path of development. Also, it is extremely important to point out that it all started with people, not with state institutions. It’s easy to whine about how you can’t and how hard it is. Yes, but start and make a quality platform and prove that it is possible, because LAG Lika is a real example of the success of this concept. And most importantly, they rounded off the whole story, Sali is on a sound footing and now this story can only grow well. “In the implementation of these integral projects so far, we have been convinced of the correctness of everything we do. We have set ourselves a deadline of 2020 by which time we will change the existing picture of both economic development and the picture of our insufficiently known tourist destination. We are not inclined to emphasize the statistics on the increase in the number of tourists every year because it happens spontaneously, especially in our individual locations. Based on the philosophy of sustainable development, our goal is to develop the destination in a quality way and at the same time strengthen local producers in order to become a recognizable gastro-destination, preserved nature and authenticity.”Kovacevic concludes.We have to respect ourselves and our tradition, culture and history and pack it all nicely into an authentic story. Tourists want to experience, taste and taste it. Unfortunately, our tourism is developing spontaneously just the opposite. I keep pointing out that continental tourism has incredible potential, and don’t forget that continental tourism lasts a whole year, not three months. On the other hand, the greatest power of the LAG are local people and partners, so get involved in this great tourist story, be what you are – local and authentic because that is exactly your greatest value.It is projects like this that need the help and support of institutions, both financial and logistical, to get the wind in their sails. Branding Lika as an area with exceptional quality food can and must be an excellent motive for tourists throughout the year, while through a complete tourist offer with the aforementioned gastronomy, richness of natural beauty and rural and adventure tourism Lika can certainly compete with other tourist destinations.On the contrary, tourism can be the new main driver of Lika and Gorski Kotar, which will start economic activity, keep the local population, and when we have a healthy and positive economic situation, then other economic branches will begin to develop.Get involved in this great tourist story, connect, exchange your experiences and create new added values. It is possible, and right LAG Lika is a real example of how it is all down to people.Related news: Apart from the beauty of the coast and the continent, clean sea and pleasant sun, Croatia is also known in terms of tourism as a country of good food. At least it should be, but unfortunately instead of focusing as much as possible on telling indigenous stories, and thus on offering indigenous gastronomic delicacies, and such an important combination of local agriculture and tourism, we continue to turn to mass tourism, and tourism less and less people can live i.e. tourist spending is not dispensed to the local economy. Which is contrary to the very essence of tourism, and yet perfectly fits the definition of mass tourism.If we walk along the coast in the summer months, we must make a good effort to find a restaurant that offers (really) locally grown food. In addition to the giant buildings of mostly foreign shopping centers that we see along the road, rare stalls offering “food from the garden” in some places still manage to conjure up the feeling of a foreign tourist that we are a Mediterranean country that really produces peaches, chard, tomatoes, cheese or honey. More perceptions of tourists could be reduced to how we produce bananas, kiwis, etc.…The motive of the trip is to get to know a new culture and way of life, and the main word is authenticity. Figuratively speaking: in Croatia we sell French wine to the French, instead of offering them our indigenous. On the other hand, Croatia is turning into one big resort where you run only for the money that earns a few or one of them, while the local population does not participate in the tourist product nor can live from tourism, turns into cheap labor or modern slaves, and the earnings go abroad instead of remaining in the local economy.The tourist season is at its peak, with record arrivals and overnight stays, record earnings, and never less dispersion of tourist spending on the local economy. Food production in Croatia, summed up in Slavonia and Baranja, Zagorje and Međimurje, Istria, Dalmatia and Lika, is insufficient to feed the number of people who will be released by official tourist statistics in the autumn. We are all aware of that, but it is just the result of years of not caring and that we are developing strategically, and I can rightly ask the question: Is enough work being done on the integral connection of producers in order to systematically include them in the tourist offer and to find more domestic food in hotels and restaurants, as well as to create a new tourist product from the offer of locally produced food?Unfortunately no. The reason for this is the systematic destruction of villages and agriculture all these years. The stories about the merger of “Blue” and “Green” Croatia are already ridiculous, unfortunately, we missed a great opportunity, due to the lack of a meaningful strategy of development and integration, while the state on the other hand encouraged imports at the expense of our production and agricultural development. Today, after 20 or more years, the price difference between the production price of domestic family farms and imports is simply too great. Solutions and successful models exist, we have all the resources, from knowledge to money, but unfortunately in the field, honoring exceptions and individuals, the story does not work at all.But it’s never too late for quality stories and projects. It is still possible today to start entire processes and connect blue and green Croatia through tourism. Rather, it should be imperative. It’s up to the people. One of the great examples of connecting agriculture and tourism and certainly the right model is example Lika Local Action Groups (LAG) which for the third year in a row organizes local producers who perform in tourist centers through the brand LIKA PEASANT MARKET. And not only that, they successfully launched the gastronomic revolution of Lika and for the first time in history the taste of irreplaceable Lika food became a brand, they combined agriculture and tourism, founded the first tourist cluster in Lika called Cluster Lika Destination, regional quality label – Lika Quality, educating and connecting all small producers, have started the process of protecting indigenous products on the EU market and much more.All with a clear vision of branding Lika and the sub-Velebit coast as a unique tourist destination, so that Lika becomes a globally recognizable destination, environmentally friendly with an excellent indigenous gastronomic offer and self-sustaining economies. The aim of the project is to include as many registered producers of food, beverages and souvenirs from our area in the Lika Peasant Market project and to provide them with sales channels that they have not had so far. “We also brand this project as a new tourist product of the destination because we are aware that domestic and foreign tourists want to experience the atmosphere of life of the domicile population, authenticity and tradition, way of trade and taste of locally produced food. Since we are working on branding Lika, Velebit and Primorje as a unique destination (Lika destination), it is extremely important for us to develop the production of food and traditional souvenirs, and we are implementing this through a five-year project of integrated economic development called INTEGRA LIKA 2020. it doesn’t happen overnight but once the project is established on a sound foundation, success will not be lacking. We have seen many so-called big projects that have shown bad results that is why we invest in working families because when you have a hardworking and stable family then you have security and life in the countryside“Points out Tomislav Kovačević, head of the Lika LAG and main coordinator of the INTEGRA LIKA 2020 project.The Lika area is a unique combination of sea, mountains and continent. Precisely this contrast of the beauties of these, mostly, protected areas, is a great trump card in tourism development. In addition to Velebit as a protected biosphere park, there are also two national parks, NP Northern Velebit and the world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, then the only cave park in Croatia PP Grabovača and a number of other natural phenomena.INTEGRAL TOURIST DEVELOPMENT – Rural markets as a tourist productDue to the lack of strategic tourism development in this area so far, LAG LIKA has launched a number of projects; project of integrated economic development INTEGRA LIKA 2020, then the project LIKA PEASANT MARKET – a garden of trust and with the aim of promoting and strategic development of tourism in the destination he founded a tourist cluster called LIKA DESTINATION. In order to emphasize the quality of locally produced food and classify it in the category of so-called. premium products, LAG LIKA has developed a regional quality label LIKA QUALITY whose mark is protected as a guarantee mark at the State Intellectual Property Office. He also initiated the launch of the agricultural cooperative LIKA COOP. ” Through the newly established agricultural cooperative, we bring together agricultural producers with the intention of placing their products on the market. We are aware that the current quantity of products cannot satisfy large systems, but I can say that next year we will have sufficient quantities of meat, cheese and potatoes that we will offer to large hotel houses as well as small boutique hotels and restaurants. Products with our LIKA QUALITY quality label have already been recognized in the local market and we have just started with this project. At the recent LIKA PEASANT MARKET, which we organized together with the Municipality of Karlobag as well as the municipal tourist board, we noticed a special interest of tourists for these products.”Kovačić points out.last_img read more

A free English language course was organized in Split for hosts in family accommodation

first_imgGreat tourist news comes to us from Split, more precisely from the Tourist Board of the City of Split and the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County.Naime, kako bi zajedničkim angažmanom podigli razinu kvalitete usluga u turizmu na viši nivo, Turistička zajednica grada Splita i Turistička zajednica Splitsko-dalmatinske županije u suradnji s Centrom znanja – ustanovom za obrazovanje odraslih, organiziraju besplatan tečaj engleskog jezika za domaćine u obiteljskom smještaju. Tečaj engleskog jezika održati će se u srijedu ( January 31.01.2018, 18) at XNUMX p.m., at the address Prokurative 2 (Knowledge Center) in Split.Great praise for tourist boards as organizers of the free course, because tourist boards are certainly the initiators and responsible for the development of a tourist destination, and they must care about the quality of the entire tourist destination. This is a great example of how positive change and quality growth can be influenced.last_img read more

A new visitor center has been opened in Laškovica, a new starting point for active visits to the Krka National Park

first_imgThe newly renovated movement center in Laškovica, above Roški slap, is open to visitors of the Krka National Park, as a starting point for active visits to the middle course of the Krka and as another valuable visitor content in the Krka National Park.In the newly renovated center in Laškovica there are receptions, buffet, souvenir shop, office and storage space, as well as an external bathroom. A hall with sixty seats has been arranged and equipped for conferences, lectures and education, in which the exhibition “Krka in the eyes of researchers: a river in seven stories” was set up on this occasion. Visitors will be able to get all the necessary information about the Park, buy tickets or just relax.”The public institution ‘Krka National Park’ has a clear vision of development and management of its natural and cultural capacities and continuously works on nature conservation and expansion of visitor opportunities. This place is conceived as a starting point for an active tour of the Park through 29 km of hiking trails and 470 km of bike trails, which will soon be presented to nature lovers on two wheels. Thus, we are opening a new chapter in visiting the Krka National Park, which attracts true nature lovers, eager to discover the unknown Krka, and this center will provide them with all the necessary information along the way. “, pointed out the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”, M.Sc. sc. Krešimir Šakić.The movement center in Laškovica will also contribute to the improvement of the visiting system at Roški slap. Due to the fact that such a functional facility has been arranged in the immediate vicinity of the site, there is less need for significant infrastructural projects on Roški slap, the second most visited site in the Krka National Park, a place of exceptional natural beauty and rich cultural and historical heritage. The public institution will connect the center in Laškovica with Roški slap and thus give additional value to the quality of visiting and the experience of the environment.last_img read more

Cutie Cloud is a unique service for renting children’s equipment intended for tourists

first_imgThe director, Anita Trtinjak, says that they came up with the idea almost two years ago when a family from Brussels, who use their Cutie 4in1 crib there, came on holiday to Zagreb and asked to rent a crib for their baby. More information, as well as an offer, can be found HERE. From now on, the same is possible with baby equipment. Anyone who has ever traveled with a small baby knows all the challenges that await parents who decide on this venture, and the limited luggage space further complicates the challenge. In addition to the head, today we keep programs, documents, entertainment and various other content in the clouds. The advantage of using the Cloud service is that all the content stored in it is at your fingertips, while not taking up space on your computer. Recently, a Zagreb family was looking for a light stroller to take with them on a trip to Japan, Cutie Cloud offered them Baby Monsters Kuki strollers, which were created just for travel due to their weight of only 5,2 kilograms. Upon their return, the parents enthusiastically shared their impressions, and in Cutie they decided that it was the right time to start renting children’s equipment. They believe that this offer will primarily be recognized by hotels and private renters who will be able to offer their guests a new service without any investment. Zagrebačka tvrtka Cutie Cloud, koja se bavi proizvodnjom i prodajom dječje opreme, odlučila je doskočiti tom problemu i u turističku ponudu Zagreba uvrstiti Cutie Cloud Rent – Opremu za bebe iz oblaka. Source / photo: Cutie Cloudlast_img read more

Lev Levi’s new Chairman of the Board and Strategic Director of Emerging Travel Group

first_imgEmerging Travel Group, an international online travel group operating in over 100 source markets with the brands RateHawk, ZenHotels and Ostrovok, has appointed global technology entrepreneur and board member Lev Levi as Chairman of the Board and Strategic Director. Komentirajući svoje imenovanje, Lev Levijevje najavio kako planira dati svoj doprinos kompaniji kako bi učvrstila svojuspjeh u B2B poslovanju i postala jedan od globalnih lidera.”Tim kompanijeEmerging Travel Group već je ostvario uspjeh na mnogim tržištima i cilje jepostati globalni lider”, dodaje Levijev iza kojegaje bogato radnoiskustvo. Suosnivač je najveće društvene mreže u Rusiji,, gdje jeobavljao funkciju operativnog direktora od 2006. do 2012. godine. Godine bio suosnivač kompanije Selectel, vodećeg pružatelja usluga IT infrastrukture sa širokom paletom proizvoda i usluga uRusiji, gdje je obavljao funkciju generalnog direktora od 2014. do 2017. Levi will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategy. Prior to his official appointment, Levi worked closely with Emerging Travel Group CEO Felix Shpilman as an advisor. Emerging Travel Group CEO Felix Shpilman emphasized, congratulating Lev, that his extensive experience in creating companies and a methodical approach to their development will be valuable and will help the Emerging Travel Group to continue its global expansion.center_img Levtrenutačno obavlja funkciju predsjednika Upravnog Odbora u kompaniji Selectel,a također je član Upravnog Odbora u kompaniji Emerging Travel Group i Fnatic,globalnoj eSports organizaciji. U 2019. godini investicijska grupacija LevaLevijeva LVL1 Group vodila je prikupljanje sredstava za  Fnatic u iznosu od 19 milijuna dolara, kao irundu financiranja za Emerging Travel Group u iznosu od 10 milijuna dolara. Emerging Travel operates with three brands RateHawk, ZenHotels and Ostrovok in over 100 source markets. Their products help customers choose and book all types of accommodation with more than 1,3 million offers in 220 countries. By the way, Emerging Travel Group employs more than 900 people across Europe, the Commonwealth, the Middle East and South Africa. last_img read more