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first_imgThe Bush family has been at odds with Mr. Trump since that primary contest. Mr. Trump excoriated Jeb Bush and attacked his brother repeatedly as he sought the Republican nomination that year. The former president has said he voted for “none of the above” in 2016. His father, former President George H.W. Bush, said he voted for Hillary Clinton that year, and his wife, Barbara Bush, wrote in Jeb’s name on her ballot. The younger Mr. Bush has had a friendly working relationship with Mr. Biden going back years, although the two were often at odds over policy and politics. Mr. Biden voted to authorize Mr. Bush to use force against Iraq, leading to the 2003 invasion, but later became a sharp critic of the war. While Mr. Bush said Mr. Trump had “the right to request recounts and pursue legal challenges,” his statement made clear he did not think they would succeed and could encourage other Republicans to speak out and increase pressure on Mr. Trump to stop fighting the results with unsubstantiated claims. “The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear,” he said.Mr. Bush spoke out a day after his brother, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, who lost the Republican nomination to Mr. Trump in 2016, addressed his own congratulatory statement to Mr. Biden, writing on Twitter that he “will be praying for you and your success.”- Advertisement – Former President George W. Bush congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Sunday, becoming the highest-profile Republican to publicly declare the election over in defiance of President Trump’s refusal to accept the results.“I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night,” Mr. Bush said in a statement released after he spoke with Mr. Biden by telephone. “I also called Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency. Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”- Advertisement – Republican leaders like Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky have refused to publicly acknowledge Mr. Biden’s victory without necessarily embracing Mr. Trump’s wild claims. Many of them have either remained silent or straddled the line with statements calling for all legal votes to be counted and suggesting that the president should be permitted to file any lawsuits or call for any recounts allowed under the law. Only a few well-known Republicans, like Senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have congratulated Mr. Biden.- Advertisement – He added: “I want to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a hard-fought campaign. He earned the votes of more than 70 million Americans — an extraordinary political achievement. They have spoken, and their voices will continue to be heard through elected Republicans at every level of government.”Mr. Bush, the only living former Republican president, put his stamp on the outcome even as many of his party’s elected leaders held back either out of loyalty to Mr. Trump or out of fear of crossing the outgoing president. Mr. Trump has falsely asserted that the election was stolen without any evidence, leaving his party in the awkward position of following a president refusing to accept the reality that other Republicans have, even if they do not say so out loud. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img– Advertisement – Facebook told advertisers its temporary post-election ban on political ads is expected to continue for another month.Its temporary pause on electoral, political and social issue ads in the U.S. will continue because it can help prevent confusion or abuse on its platform, the company said, according to emails viewed by CNBC. Facebook told advertisers they can still use organic posts that adhere to community standards. – Advertisement – “The temporary pause for ads about politics and social issues in the US continues to be in place as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the election,” a Facebook spokeswoman confirmed to CNBC. “Advertisers can expect this to last another month, though there may be an opportunity to resume these ads sooner.”Facebook announced in October it would stop running political ads in the U.S. after polls closed for the 2020 election on Nov. 3. But with runoffs for both of Georgia’s Senate seats, groups can’t turn to Facebook to run ads for fundraising or otherwise. “Millions of voters in Georgia are active on Facebook. They get news and information from Facebook, and campaigns aren’t allowed to reach those voters through paid advertising,” Eric Wilson, a Republican political technologist, told CNBC on Wednesday. “A lot of people don’t understand just how important that is.” – Advertisement – Wilson added that groups are being prevented from raising money from supporters around the country and from educating voters.“I certainly call on Facebook to amend their policy immediately to allow advertising in the races that have active runoffs,” said Mark Jablonowski, managing partner and chief technology officer at DSPolitical, a targeted ad network for Democratic campaigns and progressive causes.He added that this could also affect year-end fundraising for nonprofits that deal with social issues, saying it could have a “devastating impact on social nonprofits that are swept up in these policies.” – Advertisement – Google, which also paused political advertising after polls closed on Election Day, said it didn’t have “anything new to share” when asked when its pause might lift.The update was first reported by Reuters.last_img read more

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first_imgAs long as Trump refuses to accept his defeat, federal agencies have been instructed not to engage with anyone from Biden’s transition teams.In recent days, two types of briefings have emerged as flashpoints in the ongoing deadlock over when Biden’s transition can formally begin: The first is the Presidential Daily Briefing on national security threats; the other is the internal planning for the government’s Covid-19 response.With “each passing day, the lack of access to current classified operations, or to back channel conversations that are happening, really puts the American people’s interest as it relates to their national security at risk,” said Abraham.- Advertisement – “We’re not interested in having a food fight with the GSA administrator or anyone really, we just want to get access to intelligence information, to threat assessments, and to the ongoing work on COVID, so that we can prepare to govern, to bring the American people together and to get the pandemic under control,” said Psaki.Pressed on whether the Biden campaign would consider taking legal action against the GSA, Psaki refused to take any options “off the table,” but added: “Our preference would be that the ascertainment happens, that the letter is signed and that we all move forward in preparing President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President- elect Kamala Harris to govern.”President Donald Trump, however, is still claiming the election was “rigged,” and that he should have won it, despite the fact that he currently trails Biden by nearly 70 electoral votes and his campaign lost a series of lawsuits this week aimed at challenging the election results.- Advertisement – States must certify their election results before the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14. It is unclear if or when Trump might concede, or what impact that would have on the GSA ascertainment process.Biden plans to spend the weekend relaxing at his family’s beach house in Rehobeth, Delaware.Next week, said Psaki, Biden will bring Republicans and Democrats together “who are committed to putting Americans back to work,” suggesting that economic recovery and stimulus talks could be a top priority.Psaki declined to provide details on any economic stimulus plans currently being discussed by transition officials, nor would she elaborate on who, precisely, Biden has been speaking to in the Republican caucus.Earlier this week, Biden announced a new Covid-19 advisory board of health experts, as well as a 30-person volunteer agency review team focused solely on the Department of Health and Human Services, the lead agency overseeing the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.New coronavirus infections skyrocketed this week, and on Thursday the nation marked a grim new milestone: Over 150,000 cases were reported in a single day. Across the country, city and state leaders are weighing calls for new restrictions on schools, indoor dining and private gatherings against the potential damage further shutdowns could inflict on a still-vulnerable economic recovery.As soon as the first coronavirus vaccine is approved for widespread use, the federal government is expected to launch an unprecedented, quasi-wartime effort to manufacture and distribute hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine.The bulk of this distribution is expected to take place after Biden is sworn in on January 20, making it all the more important that his incoming staff gets access to the planning and preparations for the vaccine effort. WASHINGTON — Top advisors on President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team spoke of their growing concerns Friday over the Trump administration’s continued refusal to allow Biden to receive briefings on national security and on the federal coronavirus response.During a briefing with reporters six days after independent news organizations called the presidential race for Biden, senior transition aides Jen Psaki and Yohannes Abraham lamented the fact that General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy had yet to perform the customary duty of ascertaining that Biden had indeed won the race.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_imgFeb 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Because of changes in the influenza viruses now in circulation, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended changing one of the three viral strains to be used in flu vaccines in the Northern Hemisphere next fall and winter.The WHO is recommending changing the influenza A/H1N1 strain in the vaccine for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The agency recommends a Solomon Islands strain of H1N1, replacing a New Caledonia strain. The New Caledonia strain of H1N1 had been recommended for the previous 7 years.The other two recommended strains remain the same as last year. They are a Wisconsin strain of influenza A/H3N2 and a Malaysia strain of influenza B. The WHO had changed the H3N2 strain the past 3 years and changed the B strain last year.Each February the WHO assesses the flu virus strains in circulation before picking the strains for the next Northern Hemisphere flu season. It takes about 6 months for vaccine manufacturers to grow the viruses in chicken eggs and formulate them into trivalent (three-strain) vaccines. In many years the WHO picks one new strain and some years selects two, as was the case a year ago.The WHO report on its recommendations, published last week, says H1N1 viruses have predominated in the United States so far this season (September to January), while H3N2 viruses have been more prominent in Canada and Europe. Type B viruses have been circulating at low levels in most countries.Analysis of the circulating H1N1 viruses has shown that many “were antigenically similar to the current reference virus, A/New Caledonia/20/99, but an increasing proportion of recent viruses was more closely related to A/Solomon Islands/3/2006,” the WHO said. Tests in ferrets immunized with the current vaccine showed that the Solomon Islands strain generated a lower antibody response than the New Caledonia strain did, which prompted the decision to recommend using the Solomon Islands variant.Concerning the H3N2 viruses in circulation, the WHO said tests have shown many samples were similar to the current vaccine virus, called A/Wisconsin/67/2005, but a growing proportion of recent isolates have varied. However, the differences have not emerged clearly enough to warrant changing the recommended vaccine strain.”While there was genetic variation, the absence of a sufficiently well characterized antigenically variant group including the lack of corresponding egg isolates precluded the selection of a new vaccine candidate in time for the 2007-2008 influenza season,” the report said.In other comments, the WHO report says that H3N2 viruses worldwide continue to show high resistance to the two older antiviral drugs used for flu—amantadine and rimantadine. Some H1N1 viruses also are resistant to the drugs, but the proportion varies by country. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been recommending against using the two drugs in seasonal flu cases since January 2006.The US Food and Drug Administration and the CDC normally issue their own recommendations about strains for flu vaccines in the United States shortly after the WHO and typically match the WHO advice.Jennifer Armstrong, a spokeswoman for GlaxoSmithKline, a flu vaccine manufacturer, said the company waits for the CDC recommendations before starting the process of making vaccines for the US market.See also:Full WHO report on strain selectionhttp://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/20078anorthreport.pdfWHO page with list of past vaccine strainshttp://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/vaccinerecommendations1/en/index.htmlMar 1, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Two new strains to be used in 2006-07 flu vaccine”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/mar0106vaccine.htmllast_img read more

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first_img See also: The company voluntarily recalled its products on Feb 14, and recently expanded the recall to include three peanut butter dessert topping brands that were made from bulk Peter Pan peanut butter supplied by the ConAgra plant. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers not to eat any Peter Pan peanut butter produced after December 2005 or any Great Value brand peanut butter produced after the same date with a product code on the lid that begins with 2111. Both products are made at the same ConAgra plant in Sylvester, Ga., where investigators recently tested samples and found the same Salmonella enterica strain linked to the outbreak. Salmonella outbreaks involving peanut butter are rare. Documented episodes include a 1996 Australian outbreak that sickened 15 people and a 1994-95 outbreak in Israel and Wales that was traced to contaminated peanut butter–coated snacks and affected about 2,200 people, mostly children. Two closely related DNA fingerprints of S enterica serovar Tennessee have been associated with the outbreak, and the organism has been found in 15 jars of peanut butter, the CDC said.center_img Mar 9, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials tracking a large Salmonella outbreak linked to certain peanut butter brands announced that the number of sickened patients has grown by 55 to a total of 425 cases in 44 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a press release this week. S enterica typically causes fever and nonbloody diarrhea that resolves in a week. Of 351 patients for whom clinical information is available, 71 (20%) have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates, known for 301 patients, ranged from Aug 1, 2006, to Feb 16, 2007, according to the CDC. Sixty-seven percent of the illnesses began after Dec 1. Mar 7 CDC press releaselast_img read more

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first_imgEditor’s Note: CIDRAP’s Public Health Practices online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a biweekly series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning.Feb. 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Strong relationships emerged between public health planners and community organizations during an innovative pandemic influenza education campaign in Ramsey County, Minn.Planners developed a toolkit to provide community and faith-based organizations with comprehensive pandemic awareness and training. Although the toolkit addresses basic information, local groups proactively solicited and used its guidance to meet their unique needs, said Emily Brennan, health educator for the Saint Paul–Ramsey County Department of Public Health. The sought-after training sessions held to educate community groups about the toolkit also allowed planners to cultivate a growing desire for organizational emergency preparedness.”It’s a way to get the community involved in the work we do—in the planning, in the disaster response. It’s a tool. It’s a way to create a relationship,” Brennan said.Evolution of the toolkitThe idea for the toolkit began to develop in 2005, Brennan said.”Groups were requesting information­—everything we had—about pandemic preparedness. That was sort of the hook­—the worst-case scenario,” she said.Although the health department was already distributing brochures and fliers on avian influenza and pandemic influenza, Brennan said she saw a need for an all-inclusive educational package. When the media featured reports about avian flu, community organizations began requesting all information available from the county. The department was fielding questions from non-profit organizations, district councils, churches, and civic groups.Compiling disparate materials from various sources was a labor-intensive task, and it wasn’t meeting the needs of community leaders, who sometimes felt overwhelmed when suddenly presented with complex and often frightening information, Brennan said.”I wanted to put everything in one place,” Brennan said of the toolkit. “It’s a resource for them, to get their arms around something that feels overwhelming. It’s a way to put parameters around it.”Planners selected information from numerous sources on pandemic influenza and hired a consulting firm to distill the data into user-friendly slideshows and activities. In 2006, a community review board reviewed the toolkit and approved it for a general audience.Engaging community organizationsThe toolkit is an introduction to pandemic influenza for organizations with little to no background in preparedness. Its diverse components include a “getting started” document, brochures, fact sheets, a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying script, resources for group activities, emergency health information, a community checklist, and tools for evaluating progress.Groups as diverse as a Catholic parish, a women’s shelter, a children’s foster care agency, and a rotary club have used the toolkit to educate their staff. Although the toolkit is designed for organizations to be able to present the materials on their own, Brennan has conducted dozens of presentations throughout the past year.”People used [the toolkit] as a way to look at everything we had, but they did not feel comfortable delivering that presentation at all,” she said.Having someone from the department convey this information is an important component of the presentation. “In Minnesota and in Ramsey County, we’re seen as a source of credible information. The public believes it’s the role of government to protect them in a disaster, and we’re the natural source for education,” Brennan said.At the request of a parish health committee in 2007, Brennan delivered a presentation on preparedness to the staff of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic church in Little Canada, Minn. This presentation spurred church staff to sponsor an event called “Faith Health Sunday,” said Kerry Keenan, a member of the parish’s health committee and a nursing faculty member at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn. The parish provided the brochures, emergency contact lists, and preparedness information from the toolkit to members of its congregation.”Many found them helpful, and we felt it was the first step in getting people thinking about emergency planning and where to start,” Keenan said.Protecting vulnerable populationsA pandemic may threaten the core missions of community and faith-based organizations, many of which provide services to some of the most vulnerable community members.  Basic education on pandemic preparedness has allowed community organizations to conduct continuity of operations planning, Brennan said.”It’s more of a service issue for vulnerable populations. The fact that the women’s shelter has started planning will allow them to serve their clients,” even during a pandemic, she said.The pandemic influenza education and engagement process continues to evolve. After Brennan presented the toolkit to several community organizations, she saw that her audiences were growing dissatisfied with checklists.”They wanted something more concrete,” she said. She has responded by bringing more detailed materials aimed at organizational preparedness, such as brochures on stockpiling and educational presentations for agencies’ staff.Building fruitful relationshipsThe toolkit brought the health department closer to its goal of strengthening collaborations with community partners, Brennan said.”It’s an entree into a relationship. They see us as a credible source, and we see them as people we can go to. If we have a question about vulnerable children, we can go to them,” she said. Relationships with community organizations are particularly important as the county seeks to include community representatives on a pandemic influenza planning committee this year.”I now have established, through this toolkit, relationships with participating organizations, and now look to them as a planning resource,” Brennan said.See also:View tools and reviewers’ comments for the “Ramsey County Community Toolkit: Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic”last_img read more

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first_imgThis tourist season of the Hotel Olympia in Vodice brings completely new business challenges and historical events. Namely, this famous tourist pearl of Vodice with 241 accommodation units last week opened a new hotel called Olympia Sky right by the sea and the famous beach, as well as received its first guests.The construction of a hotel of unique architecture that looks like a luxury cruiser has been going on since 2015, and the investment of 25 million euros has significantly changed the tourist image of the entire Šibenik region. Olympia Sky has 150 accommodation units, of which 18 apartments and is categorized with 4+ stars, but the size of the apartments goes up to 100 square meters, and six of them on beautiful and spacious terraces have jacuzzis, while three rooms are adapted for people with disabilities.A special attraction is the a la carte restaurant Olympia Sky on the 10th floor of the hotel with an amazing panoramic view of the islands, Vodice and the hinterland, as well as the heated and indoor pool on the ninth floor. There is also a special connection and story around the olive groves and the Olympia Hotel. Namely, in previous years they planted over 1.000 olives, which today are thanks to their fruits and excellent olive oil, which is used not only for tourist stories as picking olives with their guests, but also in restaurants. ” We are proud of our olives, and of course, we offer the opportunity to participate in the harvest and our guests. Picking olives is a kind of team building for all Olympia employees. With good food and atmosphere last year, we got 1.000 liters of premium oil. In our kitchen, I really use indigenous products – from fish and seafood from local fishermen, meat products from the hinterland, vegetables and fruits… That is why guests praise our food. We will use local products in the Olympia Sky restaurant and the menu includes excellent dishes of Adriatic fish and shellfish, Dalmatian prosciutto and lamb and many other traditional delicacies.. “Points out Marina Travčić, Marketing Manager of Olympia Vodice ddDevelopment of congress tourism and year-round businessOn the ground floor of the hotel, three new congress halls are being arranged with the most modern audiovisual equipment. One of them, Delta Hall, will be a unique amphitheater that will allow congresses and presentations to be held in a modern space that fits perfectly into the Mediterranean environment of Vodice.. “We have more and more congresses and business users every year and I expect the numbers to grow in the years to come. It is the congresses that are a great opportunity to extend the season and give us the opportunity to be open all year round. With the opening of the Olympia Sky Hotel, we got additional capacity to accommodate business users, but also new congress halls, among which I especially emphasize the beautiful Delta Hall in the form of an amphitheater.. “Travcic pointed outBut the new beautiful rooms and numerous facilities do not only mean increasing the capacity but also raising the level of service in the entire complex, which Olympia has been working on for years. Although the new part will be categorized with four plus stars, the service and facilities will be standardized as for five star facilities which means complete commitment to each guest. Therefore, Olympia used the winter period for staff training and new employment of 150 employees of various profiles.What is important is that Olympia Vodice does not only sell accommodation, but the experience of the entire destination. In their offer, they offer various tourist packages and stories, from national parks and nature parks, to events and attractions in the entire region – from Split, Trogir, Šibenik and Zadar. ” We organize various excursions and themed tours, wine and gastronomic tours, visits to historical sites and cities as well as national parks. So when our guests enjoy the sun and the sea, we try to experience as much as possible and introduce them to all the beauties of Dalmatia or organize a transfer to a cultural event and thus ensure that they have unforgettable memories and that they would never be bored. Also, at the end of the year we are opening an indoor pool that will play a big role in extending the tourist season. “Concluded Travčić.The motive for coming is not accommodation, but a quality, diverse and authentic experience of a tourist destination. If the guest is satisfied with the destination after seven days, they will return, and they will return to your accommodation. If only at least more tourism workers would think this way and look at the bigger picture. Vodice, like other destinations alone, cannot offer more than two days of quality content, not counting the sun and the sea, but as a whole destination – the destination Dalmatia certainly can. The destination is not Vodice, but the whole of Dalmatia. Here we come to the importance of branding regions, because in addition to being able to offer 14 days of quality and authentic content, guests as well as tourism do not know the boundaries we have set through cities and counties.The hotel emphasizes that investing in new accommodation facilities was necessary because luxury accommodation with excellent service is what Dalmatia lacks and the new facility will significantly raise the tourist quality of the entire destination. This is confirmed by the excellent booking, which is already 20 percent higher in Olympia.last_img read more

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first_imgFrom year to year, Lika-Senj County records excellent tourist results, and the positive trend continues this year.Thus, in the first six months, 223.627 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 31,8 percent more than in the same period last year. With 19.809 arrivals, domestic guests achieved an increase of nine percent, while foreigners with 203.818 arrivals achieved an increase of as much as 34,52 percent compared to the first half of last year.In the observed period, a total of 628.458 overnight stays were realized, which is an increase of 24,16 percent. At the same time, foreign tourists recorded 549.423 overnight stays, or 26,45 percent more, while domestic guests with 79.035 overnight stays increased by 10,30 percent.All the better results in OtočacTraditionally, the most visited tourist destinations this year are Plitvice Lakes, where 106.569 tourist arrivals were recorded in the first six months of this year, which is 32,89 percent more than in the first six months of last year. It is followed by Novalja with 58.213 registered arrivals, which is an increase of 25,48 percent and Senj with 19.995 arrivals, or 30,55 percent more than in the first half of 2016.Great results were also achieved by continental Lika destinations such as Otočac with a record 17.840 arrivals, which is as much as 62,34 percent more than last year. In June alone, 115.464 tourist arrivals and 428.030 overnight stays were realized in the Lika-Senj County. This is an increase of 37,43 percent in arrivals and 31,82 percent in overnight stays compared to June 2016.Nikola Tesla, Smiljan and Gospić among Croatian finalists for EDEN”These great tourist results confirm the fact that we are an increasingly interesting destination for tourists. In addition to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Velebit Nature Park, protected bay Zavratnica, untouched nature, rivers and lakes, we offer a rich cultural heritage such as fortresses and old towns, excellent gastronomy such as Lika and Pag lamb, fresh sea and river fish and famous Lika potatoes. The world-famous scientist Nikola Tesla was born in our county, and we were especially pleased to hear that Tesla’s homeland – Smiljan and Gospić, was among the five finalists in this year’s selection of the national winner for the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) on Cultural Tourism.”, Said Ivan Radošević, director of the Tourist Board of Lika-Senj County and added that it came at the right time, just before the celebration of the 161st anniversary of the birth of the famous scientist.Related news: TESLA’S LIGHTNING IN THE PROMOTION OF CROATIAN TOURISMlast_img read more

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first_imgTo open an attractive and well-attended restaurant within your own hotel is the dream of every hotelier. Famous restaurants logically attract more visitors, and if they are part of our offer, they guarantee a decent increase in guests per night or stay. How to design a top restaurant and make it an attraction, for Booking.com advises Liliana Anichiarico, director of food and beverage at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.First and foremost, the concept is important because we want to create a place that is widely heard and to which people will want to come back again and again. The simplest way is to analyze the market according to the principle of what is missing in the area. BUT, just because something doesn’t exist, doesn’t mean it will work right away. Consideration should be given to the environment in which the hotel operates, the local cuisine and the mood prevailing among guests and residents.The next step is to adapt the local to the chosen concept. Local flavors are imperative, Anichiarico pointed out, citing as an example a Japanese restaurant where distinctive Japanese dishes are made exclusively from materials available in the area. In addition, it is desirable to design at least one specific dish that will be recognizable for our restaurant and by which guests will remember it.Also, if we own more than one restaurant, each of them should have its own personality. Visitors even with the same provider prefer diversity rather than uniform uniformity. Remember, every extra effort is an added value!Once we have created the concept and decided to realize the idea, it is important to continuously take care of the quality. If we can’t keep it at the same level, if the staff isn’t disciplined, if the ingredients aren’t top notch – the restaurant is doomed. Guests are also interested in the atmosphere and welcome and in general, how they feel in our facility. In addition, one should be reactive to their requests, especially if we get negative feedback from them. The strongest marketing is the word of mouth, so we should make sure that visitors have a mouth full of praise about us and it is definitely worth taking care of their satisfaction. Ultimately, if we have not responded in time, guests can always be offered an apology and compensation for poor service.Balancing and reactivity are the hallmarks of a top restaurant, in which, unfortunately, many caterers fail. Both positive and negative reviews should be answered. Guests love the communication and the feeling that the caterer really cares about them.Now we have a perfect ratio of imagined concept and quality offer, everything else requires patience. Word of mouth marketing, referrals, social platforms and media networks are basic prerequisites for growth. Investing time in the aesthetics of plates is a great way for guests to share their enthusiasm through social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, whether we are their supporters or not, this way of communication is a trend and is used by more and more people of different profiles and ages. Just look at the entries on the #foodporn tag.PR services that have invested years and years of work in cultivating contacts with key publications and freelancers are also advised for communication, so they are an excellent choice if we want to be covered by the media. It would not be out of place to bring a restaurant into contact with a celebrity, in which they can also help.After all, the first impression is crucial. Everyone wants to visit something new so opening a restaurant is a great time to impress. Generate excitement, provide a pleasant welcome right at the entrance, leave an impression with an excellent menu and you will have a loyal clientele that will come to your restaurant for years, concluded Anichiarico.last_img read more

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