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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Tourist community of the Canton Sarajevo, the Association of Entrepreneurs and travel agencies will in cooperation with hoteliers and KJP ZOI'84 make attractive packages for tourists from the United Arab Emirates, in accordance with their wishes and interests.
This has been arranged in a joint meeting held in Sarajevo, which was attended by the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the United Arab Emirates Šerif Mujkanović, representatives of the Tourist Community of the Canton Sarajevo and the Association of Tourist Entrepreneurs as well as representatives of Sarajevo International Airport and the travel agency Bosnia Travel.
At this point of the pandemic, citizens of the United Arab Emirates have visa-free regime, without any additional requirements, what made the participants of the meeting that an additional attention should be directed towards the tourists from the UAE in the upcoming period.
It has been agreed, that the Tourist Community of the Canton Sarajevo in cooperation with the Association of Tourist Entrepreneurs of Bosnia and Herzegovina would organize the arrival of leading tour operators, bloggers and representatives of media from the United Arab Emirates in Sarajevo. The ambassador Mujkanović will provide help in relation to discussions with tour operators and bloggers from the UAE and he will arrange specific cooperation activities between them and the Tourist Community of the Canton Sarajevo, the Association of Entrepreneurs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and domestic travel agencies.
According to the arrangement, the Tourist Community of the Canton Sarajevo, the Association of Entrepreneurs, and the travel agencies will in cooperation with hoteliers and KJP ZOI'84 make attractive packages for tourists from the United Arab Emirates, in accordance with their wishes and interests.
As of January 1st 2021, the Tourist Community of the Canton Sarajevo will open tourist info center at Sarajevo International Airport and set conditions so that every guest – tourist is adequately informed on tourist potentials of the Canton Sarajevo, destinations and other information in relation to the pleasant stay in Sarajevo and the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo International Airport will, in accordance with its possibilities and authorizations, create all necessary requirements regarding the reception and the flow of the UAE tourists at the airport.
Based upon the statistical data of the Tourist Community of the Canton Sarajevo, the tourists from the UAE visited the Canton Sarajevo quite significantly during the period of 2019 and 2020. There were more than 5.000 tourists from the UAE in 2020 for a period of ten months, with 25.000 overnight stays. The number of arrivals exceeded a number of 25.000 in 2019, with more than 90.000 overnight stays.
Currently Flydubai is offering four weekly flights between Dubai and Sarajevo. From March 1st 2021 Flydubai will offer daily flights between Dubai and Sarajevo, increasing to two daily flights from the beginning of May 2021.
Source: Sarajevo International Airport
Friday, December 11, 2020
✈Sarajevo Airport signed transnational cooperation project for blind and partially sighted passengers
DANOVA – Innovative transportation services for blind and partially sighted passengers in Danube Region is a transnational cooperation project co-funded by Interreg Danube Transnational Program, one of the programs of the European Territorial Cooperation objective funded by the European Union. The aim of DANOVA project is to improve the accessibility of airports, ports, trains and bus station to blind and partially sighted people by developing a set of new services and competences in order to allow them to have a full access to all transportation information and services. The project with duration of 30 months (01 July 2020 – 31 December 2022) and a total budget of 2.192.546,66 Euro brings together partners from 9 different countries motivated to work together so as to make transportation facilities more accessible.
DANOVA Participating Countries
In Europe, there are over 30 million of blind and partially sighted people who cannot travel independently as more than 96% of European transport system, especially in Danube Region, is still not totally accessible to people with visual impairments. Many blind and partially sighted passengers find it extremely difficult, and in some cases even impossible, to use conventional transportation such as airplanes, railways or urban public transportation. Reasons for this are various: blind and partially sighted passengers do not have equal access to up-to-date visual or written information regarding transportation; personnel is often not trained to support and adequately communicate with blind and partially sighted passengers; there is a lack of adequately accessible infrastructure; differences among national legislations about accessibility exist from country to county etc. In all Danube Region, there is an increasing demand from organizations working and representing blind and partially sighted people to set up new services which will make the environment of transport facilities more inclusive and accessible, and where the blind passengers will be treated as equals.
DANOVA’s goal is to meet this need by producing several concrete and tangible outputs through an integrative and transnational approach:
- International investigation on best solutions to be transferred in Danube Region;
- Capitalisation Strategy to support decision makers to transfer the identified solutions in an efficient way;
- Involvement of stakeholders in the design process of a new transnational concept of a totally accessible transportation system to blind and partially sighted passengers in Danube Region;
- Testing of innovative solutions in involved territories;
- Equipping the personnel on how to use new services and how to adequately assist and communicate with blind passengers.
The consortium of 14 partners is led by Dubrovnik Airport (Croatia). The consortium is well-balanced in terms of involvement of airports, ports, research institutions, local authorities and associations representing blind people: Airport Bratislava, Budapest Airport, Centre for Budapest Transport, University of Maribor, Bulgarian Association for Transfer and Technology Innovation, Croatian Blind Union, Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Dubrovnik Port Authority, Municipality of Maribor, Airports of Montenegro, Port of Kotor, Sarajevo International Airport, Moldova Association of the Blind. The project involves also 4 associated partners: Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union, Ljubljana Airport, Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova and DEX Innovation Centre.
Project number: 543
Start date: 01.07.2020
End Date: 31.12.2022
Total budget: 2.192.546,66 Euro
ERDF contribution: 1.739.970,00 Euro
IPA II contribution: 362.130,00 Euro
ENI-MD contribution: 90.446,66 Euro
Source: Sarajevo International Airport
Studija o procjeni Utjecaja na okoliš radi se za projekat izgradnje aerodroma u Bihaću. Cilj projekta, izgradnje aerodroma, je uspostaviti zračni promet i povezati Grad Bihać i Unskosanski kanton sa ostalim gradovima u BiH (Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla) i drugim destinacijama izvan BiH-a, u cilju razvoja poslovanja, turizma, sporta i privatne avijacije i generirati privredni rast kroz izgradnju poslovnog - turističkog aerodroma u Bihaću na lokaciji gdje trenutno postoji mali sportski aerodrom. Značaj aerodroma se ogleda i u tome, što će Zapadno Evropsko turističko tržište postati važno odredište za turoperatore koji će uključivati charter prijevoz ove zračne luke u svojoj ponudi zbog raftinga, lova, ribolova i drugih turističkih I poslovnih aktivnosti i mogućnosti koje postoje u samoj regiji ali i susjednoj Hrvatskoj.
Ova turistička i poslovna tržišta predstavljaju vrlo dinamičnu ekonomsku kategoriju sa velikim mogućnostima u pogledu postojećih poslovnih veza sa firmama iz Bihaća i sportskoturističke aktivnosti koje se nude u regiji i šire.
Dakle, generalni ciljevi projekta su:
- uspostavljanje regionalne rute sa: Sarajevom, Bečom, Minhenom, Skandinavskimzemljama, Katarom, Turskom, Dubajiem i sl.
- mogućnost organizovanja čarter letova (mogućnost organizovanja turističkih ruta)
- preseljenju i uspostavljanju novih industrijskih zona
- promociji i razvoj turizma
- poslovna povezanost grada sa zemljama u okruženju.
Source: Flying Bosnian and CETOR
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Germany is one of the most important trade partners of Bosnia and Herzegovina. With around 400.000 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina living and working in Germany. Many German companies are present and operate on Bosnian market especially in banking sector.
German companies continuously are hiring workforce from Bosnia and Herzegovina for employment in Germany in many fields, but particularly in medical field (all professions), caregivers, building and road constructions, hospitality etc. Due to unstable political and economic situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina majority of young people are deciding to leave Bosnia and Herzegovina in search of better jobs and security. Germany is still number one destination for Bosnians when comes to finding employment outside of Bosnia. Last year alone around 30.000 Bosnians have immigrated to Germany (mostly skilled workforce).
Due to major flow of capital and people all major German cities are connected with flights to airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina have four international airports and all four have flights to Germany. During 2019, total of 11 airports in Germany are served with flights from Bosnian airports.Last year Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded 1.919.342 air passengers, with 27% of passengers traveling to and from Germany. Total of 511.588 passengers traveled by airplane between two countries, putting Germany at number one spot for air travel from/to Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by Turkey in second place with 370.000 air passengers