TasteAtlas – the world’s first local food atlas that will be a “game changer” in tourism?

first_imgStudying the whole platform, the classic entrepreneurial question spins in my head: How to make a profit, ie which business model is it?As Sven from TasteAtlas points out, the target group is local, autochthonous and traditional gastronomy, ie promoting it. “Restaurants can be involved to highlight their outlets in terms of preparing or offering such food, while from other organizations, such as tourist boards or chambers of commerce, we are happy to listen to and receive advice and recommendations on what else to include from local food and beverage offerings.”Consistent with today’s problem with reviews, which are often purchased, both positive and negative, which has led to questions about their credibility, I was interested in how TasteAtlas views this challenge. And their focus is on professional reviews. Although professional critics are sometimes flawed, unprofessional, or even unprofessional, it’s all incomparably less so than anonymous commentators on the Internet, points out Sven from TasteAtlas, and adds: “However, TasteAtlas also accepts the comments and recommendations of citizens who are not professional critics, only their criticisms will be less valued, up to the assessment that they are quality and credible commentators. With numerous quality comments and photos proving that they really were in restaurants, their comments will gain in weight and odds”Points out Sven from TasteAtlas.Facebook pages are currently open for stronger tourist and gastro destinations, such as TasteAtlas Italy / France, and pages for more popular food groups, such as TasteAtlas Cheese / Desserts.The first imperative is to collect all the indigenous recipes, and according to the plan, the teams from TasteAtlas calculate that it will take them two years. “In the next two years, we intend to fulfill all ambitions in terms of content. We plan to introduce a detailed overview of food markets, as well as all gastronomic events. Then, a much better quality wine base, and a base of cheese and meat products producers. We will also significantly increase the amount of quality reviews and recommendations.”Concludes Sven from TasteAtlas.All in all, this is a very interesting project, which is just beginning and in the making, and it will be interesting to watch its development, especially in the context when filling the entire content of all local dishes, as well as its further extensions and interaction with the target audience. If we look from the prism that all local and authentic dishes in the world are on one platform, it is certain that there is great potential and various implementations and business models. Most importantly, the team behind the whole project is looking at the long term, and I am sure if they will financially endure the period until the entire content is filled, which takes a lot of effort, energy and time to create something big, powerful and global.We follow and keep our fingers crossed for the success of this project, which will certainly be a “game changer” in the tourism industry in one big part, as Booking.com or Airbnb did with its appearance on the market. If you think I’m exaggerating, I stress again, try looking at the bigger picture and the fact that it’s a platform that brings together thousands of local and authentic recipes from every country in the world in one place. I constantly emphasize that one of the main motives for travel is to get to know a new culture and way of life, and that authenticity is the main ingredient of successful tourism. It is our incredible diversity and authenticity that are the greatest potentials for our tourism. Not only ours, but tourism in general, because it is through authenticity that differentiation is created in the market, and thus the motive of travel.Figuratively, we have to sell our authentic wine to the French, not French. Because otherwise the question arises why would they travel, if they can experience it all in their home. Drink, eat and experience… locally and authentically – this is the mantra of the “new” paradigm of tourism in the 21st century, at least when we talk about quality and sustainable tourism, and not mass tourism or tourism phobia.It is on this track, realizing the importance of authenticity, ie the importance of local food, that the world’s first atlas was launched, which offers information on local food by tourist destinations, ie countries. – TasteAtlas.The initiator of this interesting tourist story is Matija Babić, the founder of the most widely read Croatian portal index.hr, who points out that the site contains over 9000 traditional dishes and drinks and local ingredients, as well as tens of thousands of authentic restaurants recommended by gastronomic professionals.If you’re traveling to Vienna, Michelin will recommend haute cuisine, TripAdvisor’s most popular pizzerias and patisseries in the city center. Many travelers want to get to know the cultures through traditional food, and TasteAtlas provides them with information on what local dishes are eaten in Vienna and Austria, what cheeses are eaten, what wines are drunk. In addition, we will inform you where to eat these dishes in the opinion of gastro professionals”, Babic points out.TasteAtlas will not stop at the mentioned 9000 dishes, in fact, the goal is to offer a whole range of world indigenous dishes, and as Babić points out, TasteAtlas can never be a completed project. Among 9000 dishes, there are 245 Croatian dishes and groceries, which you can review and rate on link “Dozens of dishes will be added daily. We are open to all suggestions, information and photos”Babic told us.Interesting, but also tragic for our country, is how TasteAtlas, a web startup launched from Bulgaria. “Salary benefits in Bulgaria are lower than in Croatia on student contracts”, Babic explained why he chose Bulgaria as the company’s headquarters. A clear message, but it is a story for another topic. Since its launch in a short time, TasteAtlas has met with the enthusiasm of dozens of world media, from the global Mashable and Traveler to South America’s most widely read daily newspaper, Clarina.last_img read more

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I am not a wizard but a born again Christian – Ortom

first_imgRelatedPosts Gana: Ortom demands release of repentant militiamen Breaking: Wanted Benue militia leader Gana shot dead Breaking: Wanted Benue gang leader surrenders The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday described as “laughable’’ trending speculation that suggested that he was a wizard.Ortom said this at the opening ceremony of a two-day Governor’s Retreat for Benue Government Appointees in Makurdi.The governor noted that he became a child of God after becoming a born- again Christian in 1979, adding that: “since then I have professed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour’’.He, therefore, said the insinuations making around claiming he was head of wizards in Benue remained a “fallacy and laughable’’.Ortom also said such suggestion was a misrepresentation of his Christian faith, adding that there was no reason for people to doubt his religious belief.“I was surprised that at a burial some people even made attempt to stop me from quoting the Holy Bible during my speech.“I heard some people saying Ortom is the leader of wizards in Benue but it is not true, I am a child of God.“I became born again in 1979 and since then God has been grateful to me.“I was at a burial somewhere and people accused me of using Bible to do witchcraft. They said I should not be allowed to quote the Bible that if I did the people will become speechless’’, Ortom said.According to the governor, no human being makes him governor as God alone anoints him Benue governor as far back as 1992.He said God went on to perfect His plan for him by fulfilling His prophecy in 2015.Ortom explained that he had experienced numerous challenges and faced persecution before eventually becoming the governor.Ortom further said that but for God’s intervention he would have given up on his governorship in 2017 as a result of plethora of difficult administrative challenges.“In 2017, I almost gave up and decided that I will be a one term governor and not contest again, but God again said otherwise.“God told me that those castigating me will be those who will work for my re-election and here we are today in my second term.“This government is not that type that won elections because of good deeds; god-fatherism, federal might, but because of the will of God.“No one in Benue and Nigeria can boost that he or she made Ortom governor’’, he said.The governor further explained that God had used him to cement many people’s election in the past in the state.Ortom said in a bid to prosecute him further, his Chief of Staff, Terwase Orbunde and Special Adviser on Development Corporation, SDGs and NEPAD, Dr Magdalene Dura, were arrested by EFCC for alleged missing N4.7b but that they were vindicated.He, therefore urged the appointees to be steadfast, dedicated to their responsibilities and stay away from anything that would make anti- graft agencies come after them.“Protect yourselves now, avoid corruption because I would not defend anyone found short-changing the government’’, he said. Tags: Samuel OrtomWizardlast_img read more

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Gattuso sacked by Palermo

first_imgThe 35-year-old was shown the door following Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Bari, their second straight loss in Serie B.Under Gattuso, Palermo have won just two of their opening six games, not enough to impress Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, who has opted to make a coaching change.A statement from the club read: “It is with true and profound sadness that I announce the dismissal of Gennaro Gattuso as coach of the first team.“The results have forced us to take this decision.“Perhaps he (Gattuso) and I have taken a step too far in what was his first experience as coach, in a club and a city as challenging as Palermo is.“I have decided to appoint experienced Giuseppe Iacchini as his replacement, handing him the task to lead the team back to Serie A.” Palermo were relegated to the second tier last season.Gattuso joined the Sicilian giants this summer after a spell as a Sion player-coach last term.He becomes the 20th manager to be sacked by Zamparini since the Italian businessman bought Palermo 11 years ago.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2013

first_imgSaturday May 18, 2013•10:08 a.m. Officers took a report of a dog bite in the 600 block N. High,  Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Allan J. Mullen, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no rabies shot and no Wellington tags.•2:25 p.m. Injury accident in the 700 block N. Olive, Wellington involving a pedestrian, Arika L. Miller, 8, Wellington and a vehicle driven by Connie J. Hadley, 63, Wellington.•4:08 p.m. Non-injury accident at 8th and G,  Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Ricky L. Stagner,  56, Grand Prairie, Texas and a fixed object/traffic Light owned by the city of Wellington.•9:17 p.m. Officers investigated illegal discharge of fireworks and contributing to a childs misconduct of a known suspect in the 500 block. E. 4th,  Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, May 17, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013Friday, May 17, 2013•12:16 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington. •2:08 a.m. Erin O. Davis, 34,  Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with driving under the influence of alcohol &/or drugs and driving upon sidewalk in the 500 block S. Washington,  Wellington.•9:31 a.m. Trenton Barton, 24, Wichita, was arrested on a city of Wellington warrant for probation revocation.•10:52 a.m. Officers took a report of lost tag in Sumner County.•3:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 2000 block N. Madison,  Wellington.•1:25 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 300 block E. US160,  Wellington involved a vehicle operated by James A. Burkey, 71, Wellington and an unknown driver/vehicle.•3:02 p.m. Officers investigated possession of heroin by a known suspect in the 1900 block N. A,  Wellington.•4:12 p.m. Officers investigated given a worthless check by a known suspect in the 1100 block N. A,  Wellington.•9:27 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and obstruction of law enforcement in the 2000 block E. 16th,  Wellington. Sunday, May 19, 2013•2:19 a.m. Officers Investigated a driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and defective tag lights and refusal to submit to a blood test in the 1800 block N. C,  Wellington.•2:45 a.m. Van L. Whealy, 47, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the      influence of alcohol and/or drugs, defective tag lights and refusal to submit to a blood test in the 1800 block N. C,  Wellington.•5:40 p.m. Non-injury accident at Washington and 9th,  Wellington involving vehicles operated by Kathy L. Tuttle, 63,  Wellington and Justin C. Davis, 24, Wellington.•5:57 p.m. Justin C. Davis, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with inattentive driving.•8:04 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 800 block N. Poplar,  Wellington.•8:30 p.m. Christopher W. Stewart, 44, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic violence battery.•9:17 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•9:58 p.m. Officers investigated a theft which occurred on May 13, 2013 in the 2000 block E. 16th,  Wellington.•11:45 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal trespass in the 800 block N. Poplar,  Wellington by known suspects.last_img read more

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Samson Ledesma of Wellington wins 116th Kansas Wheat Festival Button Contest

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 226 weeks ago An amazing design. Samson is a truly gifted artist. This may make for the most attractive festival T-shirts yet. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — This year the winning 116th Kansas Wheat Festival Button was designed by Samson Ledesma of Wellington.  Ledesma is a proud Kansan and passionate about the history and future of the Kansas Wheat Festival.  He grew up in the Wheat Capital of the World and enjoys raising his family in his hometown.Samson Ledesma Samson is an independent artist offering video production, graphic design, and both digital and traditional illustration.  See some of his work online at samsonswell.blogspot.com, samsonswell.com or connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/SamsonsWell.  Ledesma currently has a display of some of his traditional portrait illustrations at the Wellington Public Library, now through the first week of May.This year the button showcases a modern design featuring two silhouettes, one of a grain elevator and the other of the classic carousel that is present each year at the Kansas Wheat Festival from Ottaway Amusement Co. The pleasing aesthetic of this button design features golden wheat and a golden sun full of opportunity and warmth.As the winning designer, he will receive $500 in cash, two Kansas Wheat Festival t-shirts and two buttons along with all the bragging rights. Once the premier sponsor is selected the official button will include the premier sponsor’s logo.This year the Kansas Wheat Festival will be featuring several new events – including the Wheat Capital Quilt Show, Edible Book Display Contest, Esteemed Townsfolk Spelling Bee and much, much more! The planning committee also intends to add a Fishing Tournament, Disc Golf Tournament, Wheat Homebrew Contest.Classic components of the Kansas Wheat Festival include Picnic in the Park, Family Fun Day, Arts & Craft Show, Car Show, Downtown Art Exhibit, Parade, Softball Tournament, Candidate Forum, Ag & Home Show and three Street Dances featuring, Little Texas, The Mudbugs and Across the Pond.To join the Kansas Wheat Festival planning team, email the Kansas Wheat Festival Director, Annarose White at [email protected] or call 620-326-7466. To sign up to receive updates from the Chamber and Kansas Wheat Festival, sign up for the newsletter online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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