At the end of April, the process of taking over 86% of the total share in the joint stock company Kompas dd from Zagreb was completed, which made the company Inspire Investments doo the majority owner of this travel agency Kompas dd on behalf of the Inspire Fusion Fund.By taking over one of the leading domestic tourist agencies, Kompas dd, Inspire Investnents continues the announced investments in the tourism sector. With the earlier takeover of FLEET rent a car, and future investments in the most potent economic sector, the construction of a new, strong grouping entity will begin, which will further improve the development of tourism in the coming years and certainly positively affect the overall result of domestic tourism.The new owners, in line with the new and different business policy, today appointed a new President of the Management Board, Sanja Buterin, who will take up her new position as CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, which is known as one of the world’s largest marketing communication agencies. On the occasion of her appointment to a new position, Buterin points out that for her it represents a desired business step into tourism and destination management. “My personal and company goal is to position Kompas as one of the leading tourism companies in the region. The task of the entire team that I will manage is to successfully achieve business goals that will bring significant benefits to the entire tourism sector while creating new technological and tourism trends in everyday business.“Points out Sanja Buterin, the new President of the Management Board of Kompas dd.Buterin has a rich business career behind him in the management positions of some of the renowned domestic and foreign companies operating in the domestic market and in the market of the CEE region. In recent years, before coming to Kompas, in addition to the aforementioned Dentsu Aegis, she held some of the leading positions in Atlas, Mercedes-Benz Croatia, Nokia, Valvoline, Croatia osiguranje, PZ Autu…By the way, the travel agency Kompas Zagreb celebrated 25 years of pols this year. It currently operates through eight branches, and has been recording stable revenues for the past four years, and last year ended with a revenue increase of over 20 percent. Related news: INSPIRE FUSION INVESTMENT FUND TAKES OVER KOMPAS TRAVEL AGENCY
Statewide — The 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards announced the shortlist of books eligible for top honors in its seven literary categories. Thirty-seven books written by Indiana authors and published in 2018 and 2019 have been shortlisted for the awards, which will be announced on September 1 by Indiana Humanities.Shortlisted books were written by lifelong Hoosiers, professors at Indiana colleges and universities, former Indiana residents, and others with a deep connection to Indiana. They feature stories about life in Indiana, nature, and interesting people. At turns whimsical and serious, funny and haunting, shortlist honorees address pressing topics such as race, immigration, teen pregnancy, and suicide, as well as otherworldly fare like fairies, airships, and voodoo.Each category winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, a hand-crafted limestone award, and the opportunity to make a $500 donation to an Indiana library of their choice.An author from Southeastern Indiana has been nominated in both the Non-fiction and Emerging Author categories. Melissa Stephenson, who grew up in Columbus, Indiana, and lives in Missoula, Montana, was nominated for “Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back”, her memoir about the road to hope following the death of her troubled brother, told through the series of cars that accompanied her.
THERE are reportedly plans for the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, South Trinidad to host the opening ceremony of the 2017 HERO Caribbean Premier League.The incomplete stadium had been sitting idle for the past few years but for the past year the current government resumed work to complete the facility that was named after that country’s most famous cricketer, the Trinidad Guardian reported.Once complete the government is expected to bid for the opening ceremony of the CPL which will coincide with the official opening of the stadium in July 2017.“The stadium is owned by the government and, of course, the owners of the CPL will be looking to use it because it would be cheaper than the Oval,” a source told the Guardian.“The venue is world class for what it offers in terms of ‘live’ broadcast and this will be a great fit for the CPL which is called the greatest party in sport when it comes to the game’s T20 format.”According to the newspaper, CPL rents the Queen’s Park Oval for an average of US$40,000 per day and now the government can use the facility to negotiate with the organizers to have more matches played in T&T.The stadium has been at the centre of controversy involving significant cost overruns which resulted in construction being halted for several years.