Adriagate has successfully integrated a local travel agency into its business

first_imgAfter many years of successful business, the travel agency Adriagate has taken a step forward and integrated the business of the Primosten agency Raduča. Based on family values ​​and a friendly relationship with family accommodation renters, TO Raduča is one of the most prominent local travel agencies, which is more than a good reason why Adriagate saw its opportunity, and vice versa, for synergy and integration.The need to implement and use new technological solutions to adapt to market demands, said the Erak family, owners of the Raduca agency, to consider integrating their business with a technologically stronger travel agency that will be able to ensure their further development and progress. “At this point, Adriagate was a logical choice. Since we have been monitoring the business of this agency for some time, we were familiar with the policy of expanding and opening Adriagate branches throughout the Adriatic. We want to ensure further improvement in work and sales, but also to maintain the core values ​​that we have advocated all these years.“Stated the Erak family, and the stability of the success of TO Raduča is guaranteed because Goran and Sabina Erak will continue to act as the main coordinators and managers of the Raduča agency under the leadership of the Adriagate travel agency.For Adriagate doo, this is a significant step towards expanding its business with the aim of strengthening its position and growth in the Croatian market, where they already have a notable role. This business integration project is important for strengthening our position on the market in Dalmatia, but also in the whole of Croatia. We are grateful for the understanding, cooperation and support of the Erak family, which enabled a quick and efficient business transition. This was a demanding undertaking but successfully completed, to the mutual satisfaction. I would like to emphasize that we are extremely glad that the Erak family has joined our team and we believe that together we are ready for new successes both in the upcoming season and in the seasons to come. We hope that this is just the beginning of a beautiful Croatian story in empowering local travel agencies in order to improve business.Said the director of Adriagate doo Mate Balić.Adriagate doo is one of the leading travel agencies in Croatia, and monitoring new technological achievements and their implementation in business has provided them with partnerships with numerous renowned world portals, including Booking.com and AirBnB. They offer over 10.000 apartments, and bring in over 100.000 guests annually. Most of the guests come from Germany, France and Italy, followed by guests from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland, while over 60% of guests are families. “Branches allow us to be always available to our guests and renters! We offer over 10.000 apartments, and we bring over 100.000 guests annually. Last year, 2017, was a record year for us, and we expect even better results from this season. ”Said Igor Popović, owner and founder of this travel agency.Today, Adriagate employs over 100 employees, offers over 300 destinations in Croatia, and in eight branches across the Adriatic, in addition to the main office in Split, they have four branches in Rogoznica, Vodice, Trogir and Vrboska on the island of Hvar, while this year they opened three new branches in Omis, Tucepi and Primosten.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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USC announces new Title IX leadership to comply with federal investigation

first_imgCivil rights attorney Catherine Spear will assume the newly created position of vice president for equity, equal opportunity and Title IX, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Felicia Washington announced in a Universitywide email Tuesday. Spear will manage USC’s equity efforts and compliance with civil rights laws as the head of the Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, which will replace and combine the existing Title IX Office and Office of Equity and Diversity. Spear will oversee the investigation and prevention of misconduct relating to legally protected classes, including race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and manage USC’s Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Opportunity Report. She will assume the role following former Executive Director of OED, Title IX and Office of Conduct and Professionalism Gretchen Gaspari’s departure from the University in June.  “By unifying these functions under her leadership, we will be able to combine the existing support, investigation, education, outreach, and compliance functions into one location,” the email read. “This integration should increase the accessibility, consistency, and effectiveness of University’s efforts to promote a safe and non-discriminatory living, learning, and work environment.” Spear previously served as the Associate Vice President of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the University of Virginia, following her role as the first full-time Title IX Coordinator at Stanford University. Before joining Stanford, she worked as the chief attorney and later director of the Cleveland office of OCR for 19 years.“She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, and I look forward to adding her expertise to our team of dedicated campus professionals in helping USC continue to confront discrimination in all of its forms,” the email read. The University signed an agreement with OCR, who will be monitoring the University for the next three years to ensure federal compliance, in February agreeing to carry out nine key reforms. These initiatives include a newly structured Title IX Office and proper centralized tracking of Title IX reports. Other reforms to be reported to OCR by July 15 include the review, training and guidance of Title IX employees. Before Spear assumes her responsibilities in the fall, senior investigator Lauren Helsper will serve as interim Title IX coordinator. As part of its restructuring process, the University will also reform the Office of Conduct and Professionalism, which oversees nonprotected class matters. Gaspari, whose tenure began in 2016, oversaw the Title IX Office amid the fallout of the investigation involving former campus gynecologist George Tyndall, who engaged in the sexual abuse and misconduct of more than 600 women. Following multiple investigations into the University’s handling of Title IX complaints, the Office of Civil Rights under the Department of Education determined the University had “failed” its students in its mismanagement of these complaints and mandated USC provide plans to restructure its procedures and improve its record keeping by April. last_img read more