In the selection of the regional edition of “CONGRESS Magazine” between seventy-one cities in different categories of Central and Southeast Europe, Dubrovnik is in first place, as the best destination in the destination category that can accommodate about a thousand congress participants.Meetings Star is a regional award for outstanding achievements in congress tourism in Central and Southeast Europe, awarded by the international specialized magazine Kongres, in the field of marketing communication of destinations, congresses, events and congress service providers. The award recognizes individuals and businesses that stand out for their creativity and knowledge, but also for measurable achievements in the field of the congress industry. “Dubrovnik has once again proved that it is a successful world tourist destination by ranking at the very top of the best in the congress industry in Europe, and as the best in the region.. ” stand out from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.The editorial board of Kongres magazine has again this year prepared an overview of the best congress destinations in the region, which were evaluated in the context of the KONGRES MEETOLOGUE project. Destinations were evaluated according to criteria – natural and cultural factors; safety, general and transport infrastructure; tourist infrastructure and congress infrastructure, ICCA index, quality of life, etc. According to the results of the secret ballot, Dubrovnik received an overall score of 4,27 (out of 5), and is at the top of the table ahead of Villach and Klagenfurt in Austria.As it is pointed out, Dubrovnik is deservedly at the top of the list due to its modern infrastructure and well-equipped congress infrastructure, among which are the congress halls in Dubrovnik Palace, Excelsior, Bellevue, Grand Villa Argentina, Importanne Resort, Dubrovnik President, Valamar Lacroma and Radisson Blue. and professional DMCs and creative agencies to support congress tourism.You can find the article at the following link: http://kongres-magazine.eu/2017/08/mtlg-2017-results-m-meeting-destinations/
Like the towns of Alimodian, Calinog,Janiuay, Maasin, Lambunao, and Tubungan, the next three towns are also expectedto organize their MTF-ELCAC. The Army battalion commander saidskirmishes and encounters transpired in the towns of Igbaras and Miag-ao in thepast months. These are the towns of Miag-ao, SanJoaquin and Igbaras, all from the 1st District, said Lieutenant Colonel JoelBenedict Batara, 61IB commander. The first batch identified as ELCACareas were the towns of Alimodian, Calinog, Janiuay, Maasin, Lambunao, andTubungan. Former rebels have revealed that the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army are recruiting new members from Miag-ao, Igbaras and San Joaquin, says Lieutenant Colonel Joel Benedict Batara, commander of the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion. ILOILO City – Three towns in Iloilo provincewill be the next focus of the campaign to end local communist armed conflict(ELCAC), according to the 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB) of the Philippine Army. “All of them pledged that theirMTF-ELCAC will be activated this year,” he said, noting that the PhilippineArmy is monitoring the activities of the task force. (PNA/PN) “It is already programmed which areas tofollow, and these are the towns of Miagao, San Joaquin and Igbaras. In time, itwill be the whole of Iloilo because we already have a task force that isfocused against communists,” Batara said. The six towns have all complied withtheir commitment to the Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG)-Iloilo to create their respective Municipal Task Force to End LocalCommunist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) by the end of November. “The insurgency affectation in thesetowns is really observed because there are still some who believe that armedrebellion is the solution to the problems,” said Batara. Batara said the efforts of the localchief executives of the three towns against insurgency are already seenespecially in its construction of road networks. “These towns have constructed roads.They really have a goal to end the insurgency. The communist rebels do not likeroad networks because they would become more accessible to military troops. Forus, we know roads are for development because, in due time, the delivery ofservices will be faster,” he said. Former rebels revealed that these townswere also subject to the recruitment and other activities of the CommunistParty of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Meanwhile, he said the six townscurrently hold orientation sessions of the Retooled Community Support Program(RCSP) or the frontline program in village immersions in bringing the basicservices of the government to the public.