“Velebit House” Visitor Center opened

first_imgThe public institution “Northern Velebit National Park” has successfully completed the project of building a Visitor Center Krasno, which built and equipped a visitor center called House of Velebit.The newly built visitor center, the project is worth 30,9 million kuna and it is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Regional Competitiveness 2007-2013. The aim of the project is to improve the conditions for the development of tourism in Lika-Senj County by establishing Krasno and Northern Velebit National Park as a unique destination that naturally connects the continental and coastal tourist offer of the County.Kuća Velebit, is located in Krasno, one of our largest mountain resorts, where visitors can get information about what to visit and experience in the Park, Krasno and the surrounding area, and buy tickets and souvenirs, but also learn more about climate, species and habitats, cultural heritage, geology, underground…. The main goal of the project was to build a Visitor Center NP Northern Velebit as a recognizable, modern and attractive content that attracts tourists to Krasno and the surrounding area, enables the presentation of natural and cultural values ​​of the Park throughout the year and quality promotion of tourist facilities in the Park and Lika-Senj County. .A significant feature of this project is the sustainability of the building of the House of Velebit and the whole concept of its layout. The building was built in accordance with the highest standards of energy efficiency (energy class A +) and is integrated into the environment and the landscape.Exhibition of the House of Velebit The exhibition of the House of Velebit spreads over four floors and includes several thematic units that are intertwined and intertwined in order to better show visitors the richness of Velebit, its diversity and cultural and natural value. At the heart of the story is man and his direct and indirect influence on nature and natural values. In the past, the inhabitants of Velebit lived a nomadic way of life, clearing forests, grazing cattle, building stone dwellings – shepherd’s dwellings and dry stone walls, thus creating new habitats – lawns, ponds and more, and influencing the number of species of flora and fauna. IN The house of Velebit visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a large part of this diversity – various insects and birds, large carnivores, endemic plant species adapted to extreme living conditions… But the value of this mountain is not only in the number of plant, animal and fungal species but also in its landscape diversity. The reason for this is the numerous surface karst forms – sinkholes, beams, hips, cracks… are just some of them. But the story of how they were created can be read by visitors in ours The house of Velebit!! But what is most valuable is actually located underground and is inaccessible to most visitors. These are our deep pits inhabited by a whole special world of specific fauna that had to adapt to life in constant darkness. And again, it is man who has been constantly intrigued by this underworld, so he has begun to explore in more detail the dark world that still fascinates and surprises us with some newly discovered animal species. For a moment, every visitor will be able to become a speleologist and explore the “Lukini pit” in The house of Velebit.Working hours of Velebit House:INFO CENTER: Sunday-Thursday 8-17h, Friday-Saturday 8-18hSETTING: Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-16pm, Monday closed/ item]last_img read more

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Better Collective advances US profile following strong H1 2019

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Virtuals and esports – what’s legal for the US market? May 1, 2020 Share Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AB has declared that its boost in exposure across the US market has put the company in ‘pole position for market leadership’ as explained in its Q2 interim report. Publishing its Q2 2019 trading update (period ending 31 June 2019), Better Collective has reported a 64% increase in revenues up to €15.8m (£14.7m) which is a jump from the €9.7m reported in Q2 2018.The growth, according to Better Collective, ‘was supported by the strong NDC-performance in recent quarters’, with the number of new depositing customers reported to be exceeding 111,000 in the quarter, demonstrating a growth of 60%.Detailing corporate highlights.  Better Collective governance attributes its acquisition of Swedish sports publisher Ribacka Group (effective from the start of 2019) as a having secured the firm a ‘top three position’ within the reregulated Swedish online gambling marketplace.Expanding in Sweden, Better Collective details confidence in long term growth within a marketplace that is proving difficult for online gambling incumbents to adjust to new regulatory conditions.Jesper Søgaard – Better CollectiveCommenting on the results, Better Collective CEO Jesper Søgaard said: “Growth in Q2 was strong compared to the same quarter last year, even with tough comparison to last year with the World Cup in football as a big revenue driver.”“We continue to see the effect of the strong NDC intake throughout 2018 and in the beginning of 2019. Revenue grew by 64%, including organic growth of 18% and operational earnings almost doubled compared to the same period in 2018.”EBITDA has jumped from €3.88m in Q2 2018 up to €6.96m in Q2 2019, with figures for the year to date equating to €13.6m. Acquisition activity has played a significant role in boosting figures for Better Collective also, as the group notably purchased a 60% share in the RotoGrinders Network earlier this quarter with further plans to acquire the remaining 40%. Søgaard added: “Better Collective has had US-focused products up and running for some time, leading to revenue streams from online sports betting since last year. Building a presence and taking part in this new big market opportunity was boosted by the acquisition of the RotoGrinders Network in Q2, adding strong products and dedicated people with insight into the US market.“After the end of Q2, we acquired two US market-leading sports betting brands; VegasInsider.com and ScoresandOdds.com. These two websites have since many years been the platforms preferred by millions of visitors and have the potential of becoming the largest revenue-generating assets in Better Collective in coming years. Furthermore, they have significant synergy effects with other US-facing assets, not least with the Rotogrinders Network.“I am confident that we, by way of these acquisitions, have put Better Collective in pole position for a market-leading position in the US states where online sports betting will be regulated and available.” Market leaders headline SBC Digital Summit’s Digital Marketing Day April 22, 2020 Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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