Inland nautical tourism is mostly developed in destinations such as Vukovar, Osijek, Sisak and Slavonski Brod. The passenger port in Vukovar is recording an increase in the number of berths and the growing interest of travel agencies. In 2019, there were 80.213 passengers on the Danube with 557 vessels, and in 2018 there were 46.511 passengers with 331 passenger vessels who mostly visit the City of Vukovar and family farms. This year, unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, only two berths of vessels with 270 passengers have been recorded, but documentation is being prepared for the expansion of the existing passenger port due to the berthing of an increasing number of vessels. The River Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was established, the aim of which is to improve the development of all forms of river tourism; international river cruises, one-day river cruises and domestic and international yachting. “All three potentials of river tourism development require the necessary coordination of all stakeholders and strategically designed development plans. It is through the establishment and work of the HGK Community that the preconditions for their integrated development will be created, taking into account the balanced development and the interests of all involved stakeholders.”, Said Matoš, explaining that Croatia has a great potential for the development of river tourism through a naturally developed system of inland waterways, but despite that, river tourism was not managed in a coordinated manner, so this tourist potential is developed without clearly adopted strategic goals. And that this is really an untapped potential is shown by the data on the increase in the number of berths of river cruisers by 53 percent in 2019 compared to 2018. For the president the newly established HGK River Tourism Association in the Osijek County Chamber she was elected Božana Matoš, otherwise the director of the company Ancoris from Osijek, which deals with consulting and management of development projects in ports and piers of inland waterways. Tena Magdić from the Adriatic DMC company, which specializes in land tours, cruises, MICE travel programs and logistical support in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia and Macedonia, was chosen as her deputy. U Sisku je završena izgradnja putničkog pristaništa koji je u 2018. godini zabilježio 1,8 milijuna putnika uključujući jednodnevna krstarenja te pristajanje jednog kruzera s 178 putnika, a u 2019. godini nešto manje radi problema plovnosti, 1,3 milijuna putnika s pristajanjem dva kruzera s 368 putnika. “Forecasts of ship and passenger traffic on cruises on the Danube and Drava in Croatia point to further accelerated growth in demand, which is in line with trends in the environment. In recent years, there has been a trend of developing one-day inland river cruises. Excursion sailing is more or less developed on the Danube, the upper course of the Sava, the Kupa and the Bosut, and interest in investing in this type of tourism is growing”, Explained Matos. Photo: Marko Balaži
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Darrell P. Salatin, of Sunman, was born on March 1, 1944 in Batesville, a son to Clarence and Irene Elizabeth Huber Salatin. He married Kristy Lindemann on June 21, 1980 at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ-Blue Creek. He owned and operated a diesel repair shop in Penntown and also worked at Casket Distributors in West Harrison. Darrell was a charter member of the Sunman Life Squad on which he served for over 30 years and was President for 25 years. Having served in the United States Army, he later was a member and commander of the Sunman American Legion. He also was a former member of the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation and helped establish the Sunman Area Youth (SAY) soccer program. Darrell coached Little League and many softball teams and played in over 40 softball leagues. He was an avid IU and Bobby Knight fan and loved going to the Indianapolis 500, an event he attended for over 40 years. Darrell enjoyed mowing grass, gardening, camping, playing cards, and country music, but his favorite past-time was spending time with his family and attending all their activities. On Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 74, he passed away at the Waters of Dillsboro, with his family present.Survivors include his wife, Kristy; children, Tracy (Rick) Meyer of Oldenburg, Theresa (Nick) Schmelzer of Cincinnati, and Jonathan (Emilie) Salatin of Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Peyton, Morgan, and Colt Meyer; Paul, Luke, Emma, Peter, and Alana Schmelzer; and Laken, Weston, and Adalynn Salatin; one sister, Roberta Struewing of Batesville; one brother, Robert (Peggy) Salatin of Batesville, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Ann Salatin, and one daughter, Tammy L. Salatin.Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial with military honors provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery at Hubbell’s Corner.Memorial donations may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Darrell Salatin.