By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet September 18, 2020 Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. Fourth Fleet, hosted delegates from the Chilean Navy for the annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST) July 22.MSTs support the U.S. global strategy by building and strengthening working relationships between the U.S. and partner nations and improving interoperability through face-to-face meetings. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the talks occurred virtually. Representatives from the Chilean Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the event.Rear Adm. Gabrielson, along with Major General Michael Fahey, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, led the U.S. delegation and Rear Admiral Pedro Abrego, commander of the Chilean Marine Corps, and Rear Admiral Jorge Parga, deputy chief of the Chilean Navy General Staff, led the Chilean delegation.“Our relationship from the United States’ perspective is very strong, it’s very deep, and getting better,” said Rear Adm. Gabrielson. “It is our job to make sure that the path forward is clear and meaningful.”MST topics included a review of upcoming scheduled war fighting operations and exercises over the next two years, and plans for education and training opportunities for Chilean personnel in the U.S., and U.S. personnel in Chile. Representatives also discussed COVID-19 lessons learned for both the United States and Chilean militaries.“It is no mystery that we are living through unprecedented times sailing uncharted waters. The COVID-19 pandemic is still floating and the full extent of its impact is [not] yet known,” said Rear Adm. Parga. “This is a truly global crisis.”The MST will serve as a comprehensive engagement venue for all bilateral maritime security cooperation activities. Over the past year, U.S. and Chilean navies have participated in many exercises including UNITAS and Fuerzas Comando. In addition, the U.S. is donating two field hospitals to Chile to support capacity for patients hospitalized due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of these cooperative efforts enabled effective interoperability and aided each navy’s ability to work alongside one another.“Despite these unique circumstances I am very happy to see that we are finally able to hold this important bilateral meeting,” said Rear Adm. Parga. “The MST provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our existing partnership and achieve an even greater level of cooperation.”
In addition, the methodology and procedure of conducting inspections, the profile of the Slovenian and Polish markets, the results of the camps in the period 2017-2019 will be discussed, and a number of other professional topics will be covered. Photo: KUH This year’s 13th Congress of Croatian Tourism will be held at the LifeClass Hotel Terme Sveti Martin, from October 22 to 23, 2019. The partners of the congress are the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism. THOMAS RESEARCH IN CAMPS The offer will be especially emphasized at the congress domestic and foreign manufacturers of glamping tents and mobile homes and their new models for 2020. The camping equipment industry has been growing stronger in recent years and is becoming a major export potential that will be highlighted at the congress. He will present himself at the congress research results Thomas conducted among 1.500 campers in more than 50 campsites in the seven coastal counties, but also in several continental campsites. The survey provides answers to questions about the profile, characteristics, satisfaction and consumption of guests in our campsites this year. The research will be presented by Zrinka Marušić, from the Institute of Tourism. It was highlighted as a new trend in the program cryptocurrency payment trend in campsites, which can be an additional tool for domestic campsites to attract younger guests who follow technological-innovation trends. Miroslav Vegh, founder and director of Diligio from London, a company specializing in the prevention of cryptocurrency crime, forensics and insurance of cryptocurrencies, will talk about the possibilities of using cryptocurrencies in camps. KUH will gather the leading people of the Croatian camping industry at the 13th Congress of Croatian Camping this year, who will summarize the results of this season and talk about new trends, promotion opportunities, opening new markets and developing new technologies, as well as problems of the sector. tourist land. Traditionally, the best camps will be awarded special recognitions for the quality of camps -Croatia’s Best Campsites, OK mini camps and Slovenian awards for the quality of camps Naj Camp Adria 2019. See the full program of events in the prologue. You can find the application for participation in the Congress and more detailed information on the website www.camping.hr/kongres. Key stakeholders of Croatian camping will gather from October 22 to 23, 2019 in Sveti Martin na Muri, organized by the Croatian Camping Association (KUH).