The caterers have defined a common position on the following requirements: The meeting was attended by Marin Medak, from the Independent Association of Caterers, Vedran Jakominić from the Association of Caterers of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Stipe Jeličić from the Association of Caterers Split and Petar Lovrić from the Association of Independent Employers of Entrepreneurs. These measures will benefit not only caterers, but the entire economy, employers, workers and citizens of the Republic of Croatia, they said in a joint statement. Reducing the income tax rate from the current 24% to 18%Recognition of representation expenses in 100% amountNon-taxable treatment of tips in the economy On the occasion of the 4th round of tax reform and the announced public consultation on this topic, the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts received representatives of caterers’ associations. The participants of the meeting expressed satisfaction that lowering the tax rate in catering and those catering facilities that do not offer food preparation and serving enabled lower VAT in accordance with the Food Act, but expressed concern that the effect of some of the proposed measures will be negligible. burden entrepreneurs in adjusting tax books. All present agree that it is necessary to point out to the competent authorities the expected difficulties and additional costs that minimal measures may cause, and that it is necessary to work systematically to improve government decisions and legal changes that improve business conditions.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H Travel agents will soon be able to operate their businesses from “anywhere” and at “anytime” following the launch of Amadeus Travena, the industry’s first fully web-based booking solution for travel professionals. The latest offering by Amadeus will begin deployment in the United States and Canada later this year, with other markets to gain access to the solution in early 2012, through twelve languages. “Amadeus Travena was built for travel professionals, by travel professionals,” Amadeus North America president and chief executive Scott Gutz said. “This new solution combines powerful features, customization capabilities, and online convenience with extensive travel content to help agents demonstrate their difference and win in tomorrow’s travel arena.” As well as giving agents access to fully-integrated Amadeus content, the new web-based solution allows for quick deployment of new content and functionality from the travel technology provider. Additionally, Amadeus Travena will let agents apply the solution “the way they want, when they want”, with users able to set preferences and rules to access the program. Amadeus Travena was unveiled to the North American market at THE TRADESHOW, the American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) annual conference in Las Vegas. e-Travel Blackboard attended THE TRADESHOW, which wrapped up on Tuesday.