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The European bronze medal emphasizes the values of quality and is another in a series of confirmations of excellent international positioning, which sees Istria again in the European Top 10, the only Croatian park on the scale of the Old Continent. Election passenger ratings are processed based on the Tripadvisor algorithm that compares different parameters, including the ranking, quantity, and quality of reviews published by the international user community. “The third European destination for Istria is a sign of growing public respect and comes at the center of a particularly complex season for the sector, fitting in with the task of aligning the entertainment offer and respecting new safety protocols and epidemiological measures.”Said Silvio Kraljević, head of the Istralandia aquapark. Today, the Travelers Choice scale was published, dedicated to theme parks and water parks, and the great news is that Istralandia is once again in first place in Croatia and the only Croatian excellence in the Top 10 European water parks. Photo: Istralandia “The award restores employees’ hope that quality always wins because it recognizes effort and constant investment in staff training, kindness and professionalism, care for greenery, entertainment and variety of animation programs, order, cleanliness and quality of pool water, rich and varied gastronomic offer, new adrenaline attractions of the latest generation, always high standardized levels of services, rich sports offer and at the same time great readiness to accept innovative entertainment programs”Says Kraljević and emphasizes that he thanks all the employees of Aquapark Istralandia for this important new achievement and great international success, which is also a great tourist success for the destination of Istria and for Croatia in general. The Travelers’ Choice 2020 ranking dedicated to the category of water parks, published today by the most important internet portal for quality excellence ratings in the world, confirmed that the Istralandia water park is 3. the best European water park in the competition of more than 300 European water parks, and at the same time Istralandia is classified as 5. the best water park in the world. The goal that Istralandia has perfectly achieved by using attractions and services based on a few, clear and simple “rules of the game”, preserving the original formula of the park, says Kraljevic, and these are: a perfectly successful combination of fun and entertainment for all lovers of water attractions. cleanliness in accordance with the highest hygienic standards and of course impeccable safety for all visitors and lovers of water pleasures.
ILOILO City – After six months of delays, modern jeepneys of theIloilo City Alliance of Operators and Drivers Transport Cooperative (ICAODTC)will finally be operating. The minimum fare is P10.20 for the first fourkilometers plus an additional P1.20 for every succeeding kilometer. These modern jeepneys belong to the Iloilo City Alliance of Operators and Drivers Transport Cooperative. Each unit can accommodate 25 passengers. The minimum fare is P10.20 for the first four kilometers plus an additional P1.20 for every succeeding kilometer. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 28, an initial seven air-conditioned units will serve the “Ungka-ITGSI-Iloilo City via CPU” route. This is from the Iloilo Terminal and General Services, Inc. (ITGSI) terminal in Barangay Ungka, Jaro district to the City Proper passing by Central Philippine University. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Our transportation is leveling up, just as what our mayor (JerryTreñas) wants for our city,” he stressed. The three additional routes are Villa Baybay, Ungka-ITGSI via Diversionand Jaro Plaza-Manduriao but Alido could not yet ascertain when their modernjeepneys would start serving these routes. A total of 28 units were approved by the LTFRB to serve the“Ungka-ITGSI-Iloilo City via CPU” route but 21 units were still being installedwith stickers, said Alido yesterday. ICAODTC launched its modern jeepneys on May 8 and announced that12 units would start operating after a week. But this did not materialize. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 28, an initial seven air-conditionedunits will serve the “Ungka-ITGSI-Iloilo City via CPU” route. This is from the IloiloTerminal and General Services, Inc. (ITGSI) terminal in Barangay Ungka, Jarodistrict to the City Proper passing by Central Philippine University. It was LTFRB, too, which determined the fare rate, he added. According to Alido, the LTFRB has allowed ICAODTC to serve threemore routes and operate a total of 104 modern jeepney units. The infrastructure for the AFCS is not yet in place, explainedAlido. ICAODTC modern jeepneys would be using the Automatic FareCollection System (tap cards) in the near future, said Alido, but for now“passenger assistance officers” would be collecting the fare from passengers. ICAODTC will start mobilizing its modern jeepneys a week after theDepartment of Transportation (DOTr) announced it would not push through withthe total phase out of jeepneys 15 years old and older starting July 2020. There were hitches that included the slow completion of theICAODTC garage and the transfer to the cooperative of the certificates ofregistration (CR) and official receipts (OR) of their old jeepney unitsrequired by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). This Thursday at 7 a.m., there would be a ceremonial “take off” ofthe modern jeepneys at the ITGSI Terminal. Officials from LTFRB, LandTransportation Office, Development Bank of the Philippines, and the citygovernment have been invited to attend. The government’s move to modernize Philippine public transportaims to minimize air pollution and improve public transport safety. Mostjeepneys are not compliant with smoke emission standards, according to theLTFRB. ICAODTC is the first Iloilo City transport cooperative registeredwith the Cooperative Development Authority and approved by the Office ofTransportation Cooperatives under the DOTr on August 2018./PN According to Rizal Alido, board secretary of ICAODTC, their modernjeepneys will start picking up passengers at the ITGSI terminal. Each unit can host 25 passengers. After a week, an additional eight units would be mobilized and theremaining 13 units would be deployed after another week. A unit of modern jeepney costs P2,040,000, said Alido.