In Poreč, Plava Laguna will also invest in the camping segment in 2019 (AK Puntica, AK Zelena Laguna, AK Bijela uvala and AK Ulika), and more intensive investment in expanding and arranging the existing capacities for accommodation of workers in Poreč and Umag to ensure high quality employee accommodation. In 2019, Plava Laguna will continue with large investments in its facilities, and will thus invest HRK 300 million in the destinations of Poreč, Umag and Rijeka. Key investments include the construction of a new administrative building of the company in Poreč and the thorough arrangement of the Savudrija camp, which includes new, additional facilities in the camp. The largest part of this investment is the construction of a new pool complex of 3.200 m2, which will improve the level of service and quality and significantly extend the season and the days of occupancy of the camp. Also, with this investment, the camp will get a completely new atmosphere and provide guests with an extraordinary experience of the destination as well as provide conditions for a top vacation. Looking at the total of 2018 and 2019, the investments of Plava Laguna amount to more than 750 million kuna, which are the highest amounts in the recent history of the company. BLUE LAGOON INCREASES INCOME FOR WORKERS ON AVERAGE 8,85% The estimated value of the investment in the camp is 46 million kuna, and it will be the largest investment of Plava Laguna in Umag during 2019. Thus, Camping Savudrija will become a camp for families and couples with the offer of “active vacation”, whereby the existing pitches will be arranged and mobile homes and glamping tents will be introduced. This year, the investment in Park Resort in Porec amounted to 245 million kuna, and it is a family product consisting of 309 accommodation units, of which 154 hotel rooms and suite, 91 garden suites, 43 apartments and 21 villas. In Umag, among other things, investments were made in the complete reconstruction of the Stella Maris camp, worth 84 million kuna, and in Garden Suites & Rooms Sol Umag in the amount of 35 million kuna. Next year, Plava Laguna is also investing in the Park Umag camp. The value of arranging plots and setting up our own glamping tents amounts to a total of 6,2 million kuna of investment. In addition, in 2019, Plava Laguna will invest in an administrative building in Poreč, which will be located in the Facinka business zone at the very entrance to the city. The value of the investment is HRK 86 million. The company will also invest in an additional six villas in the Bellevue resort in the Blue Resort. Six newly renovated accommodation units, landscaping, as well as the completion of the process of renovating villas in 2019 will amount to 6 million kuna. Park Resort in Porec This year, Plava Laguna achieved the largest capital budget in its history – half a billion kuna. RELATED NEWS:
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At Homestead, he led 137 of 267 laps on the 1 1/2-mile track in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota, finishing 0.895 ahead of Elliott.US SOCCER-NATIONAL ANTHEMU.S. Soccer president addresses repeal of anthem policyUNDATED (AP) — U.S. Soccer President City Parlow Cone has apologized for the federation’s lack of leadership in the fight against racism. Parlow Cone on Saturday discussed the federation’s decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.The rule had been adopted by U.S. Soccer in 2017 when national team player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protests of police brutality and racial injustice. — An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The teams say the staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well. The team says all other staff members or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL’s testing protocol have tested negative as teams prepare to start voluntary small-group workouts on Monday. NHL mandatory training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement to returning to play later this summer.— Jeremy Jeffress, Jordan Montgomery, Kevin Plawecki could be playing for free this season, earning salaries lower than what they already received as advances. Mookie Betts, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto, James Paxton and Marcus Stroman are likely to find fewer bidders, dollars and contract years as the free-agent market lurches into a free fall next offseason. And all of baseball could be bracing for a spring training lockout and shortened 2022 season after the coronavirus pandemic heightened the likelihood of the sport’s first work stoppage since 1994-95. June 15, 2020 Fitch Ratings recently affirmed its “A-plus” credit mark for the NFL and its properties in part because of the league’s media deals. Fitch says the NFL estimates each team’s media revenue at $250 million per season. The number gets bigger later in the contract, and each deal is set to expire in the next two years.So, it’s safe to say more than half of the league’s $15 billion in annual revenue comes from the TV deals shared equally among all 32 teams — unlike Major League Baseball, the NBA and NHL.MLB’s attempts to get the baseball season started are being held up in part by a disagreement over how to compensate players in the likelihood that owners will have no fan-related revenue.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players expressing concern over the staging of the U.S. Open while there’s still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. 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The death of George Floyd in Minnesota has changed that.A number of white NHL players have decided to join their black counterparts in discussing the issue. Update on the latest sports Denny Hamlin wins on a long day at HomesteadHOMSTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again.Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle are the other three-time winners.Hamlin is in the club now, after battling Elliott most of the night. Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 40th overall.He opened the season with a victory in the Daytona 500 and won at Darlington last month. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOUR RETURNSBerger a winner at Colonial, and PGA Tour feels like it, tooFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour returned after three months and Commissioner Jay Monahan felt every bit a winner as Daniel Berger at Colonial. More than 100 players posted statements on social media. Kim Davis is the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact and the highest-ranked African American in the league. She says she thinks many players are realizing the truth about what she calls “the racial pandemic.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSTV money gives NFL leg up if fans can’t fill team’s coffersUNDATED (AP) — Timing favors the NFL over other major pro sports leagues in trying to figure out how to keep the coronavirus pandemic from wrecking the 2020 season. America’s most popular sport has another big advantage if the games are played: TV money.While NFL owners could lose billions collectively with limited capacities in stadiums or no fans at all, the league is well positioned financially because of lucrative media contracts approaching $10 billion in a full 2020 season. There were no positive tests from the 487 administered at the Charles Schwab Challenge to players, caddies and key personnel. There were no fans, either.Monahan called it a phenomenal return, mainly because it was a healthy won.Berger won in a sudden-death playoff when Collin Morikawa missed a 3-foot putt.Morikawa says just because it was a good return doesn’t mean players can ignore that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD Associated Press