Bookings and sales of package deals from foreign emitting markets are growing

first_imgAfter the event working meeting with key representatives of the tourism sector of the Republic of Croatia, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić held a working meeting with directors of Croatian Tourist Board representations, who presented key trends and activities in foreign emitting markets. individual markets.The meeting was attended by the directors of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium (Netherlands), France, Sweden, Hungary, Russia and the USA. The directors of the representative offices informed Minister Cappelli and director Staničić about the situation in each individual market, but also about the results of booking, which is on the rise in all countries compared to the same period last year. As they point out from the CNTB, the current situation regarding booking and sales of package deals is very good, and in some markets they are growing at high double-digit growth rates.That’s right German market our country’s position is stable and most partners record an increase in sales and reservations in the early book. Croatian destinations are also in great demand on the market Poland which is expected to achieve double-digit growth in tourist traffic at the level of 2018.Excellent results at the beginning of this tourist year are also being recorded in the market Austria where Croatia is at the very top of popular destinations. This year, more than 80 percent of Austrians will go on trips abroad, and according to expectations, most of them will choose Croatian destinations that are in demand throughout the year. On the market Great Britain The demand for Croatian destinations continues to grow, which is why as many as 12 new airlines to Croatia have been introduced from this market. Given that this is a market that booked package deals very early, some British tour operators are already preparing sales for 2019.As regards French market, the current position is excellent, so the turnover is expected to grow between 5 and 10 percent in various years. Namely, key tour operators are recording double-digit increases in reservations and sales, and good traffic connections are in favor of good results, as three new direct airlines are being introduced this year. In 2018, the number will grow Slovenian guests, especially in the pre-season in continental destinations such as Stubičke Toplice, Zagreb, Zagorje and Međimurje.Americans will travel about 8 percent more than last year, mostly in European countries, and Croatia is at the very top of popular destinations, which is why record results are expected from this market in 2018. Very good announcements are also coming from the Canadian market, from which high double-digit increases in tourist traffic are expected this year. Early booking is great on the market as well Russia, capacities for September and October are already being sold, which has never been the case so far, and new airlines have been opened, which has increased the number of flights connecting key Croatian and Russian destinations. This year, the Russian market is expected to grow by 15 percent, so we can talk about the return of Russians to the Croatian market.Positive trends are also recorded in the markets of Scandinavia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Belgium (Netherlands), which are expected to continue the positive trends, as well as the realization of higher tourist traffic in 2018 in the range of about 5 to 7 percent. -And.last_img read more

ZDF in Croatia recorded a travel show “Horst Lichter seeks happiness – Motorbike through Croatia”

first_imgBy the way, Horst Lichter is a very popular former chef who, after suffering two heart attacks in his late twenties, decided to change his life fundamentally and become a TV presenter. He captivates the spectators with his exceptional sympathy and his trademark, striking mustache. In addition to the show he recorded in Croatia in June, he is especially connected to our country by his Croatian wife, according to the CNTB.  “Travel shows in which famous individuals discover tourist destinations are effective tools in promotion because viewers witness the real experiences of the main characters they trust. I am sure that the broadcast of this show will result in great reactions in the extremely important German market, from which we have achieved almost 3 million arrivals so far this year, which is an increase of 4 percent compared to the same period last year.”, pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. You can watch the entire show “Horst Lichter seeks happiness – By motor through Croatia” HERE The show follows a famous German chef and TV presenter Horst Lichter who, along with a famous German actor Henning Baum, travels by motorcycle along the Croatian coast in search of happiness.  It is estimated that the adventures of this popular German duo on December 25 will be watched by about 3 million viewers. center_img German national television ZDF, in prime time on Christmas, will show a one-hour travel show “Horst Lichter seeks happiness – Motor through Croatia”.  According to the CNTB, during the filming of the one-hour show, Lichter and Baum visited the entire Croatian coast, from Istria through Zadar and Split to Dubrovnik, and in addition to the beautiful landscapes and nature they discovered along the way, they met various interesting people. like a truffle hunter in Istria or a musician on the island of Pag. Their entire journey is motivated by the search for personal happiness, more precisely by seeking answers to questions about how happiness can be found, but also lost.  “Due to the great popularity of the main character Horst Lichter and the prime time, it is expected that the audience will be multimillion and thus give additional wind in the back of the positive image of Croatia in the German market” said the director of the CNTB Representation in Germany, Romeo Draghicchio.last_img read more

Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund

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Raising chickens on the Ruta de Alegría

first_imgRelated posts:What keeps Johnny Araya awake at night? Costa Rica elections demonstrate country’s democratic stability Ex-President Abel Pacheco to back opposition candidate Solís A victory for the ages The slow but steady drumbeat for Luis Guillermo Solís to announce his Cabinet is quickening as we near the April 6 presidential runoff election. With Johnny Araya’searly retirement from the campaign and Solís continuing his “Ruta de Alegría,” a campaign caravan that has wandered the Costa Rican countryside and city streets alike, the press has had little new to cover in this historic presidential campaign. This week, several newspapers and editorials renewed their call for Solís to start revealing his Cabinet choices. But it seems unwise and therefore unlikely that he will do so.Here is why:Whether the press has noticed or not, a campaign is still going on. Despite Araya’s sabbatical, the constitution is clear that on April 6, if he wins not more votes than Solís, but simply the same number, he will become Costa Rica’s next president. (The constitution dictates that in case of a tie, the older candidate wins the presidential election, and Araya is older than Solís by almost a year.)Araya himself has declared that if he wins, he will assume the presidency. Although polling data continue to predict a Solís victory, polls in Costa Rica have proven unreliable in the past, and with ballots gone missing and a National Liberation Party machine gearing up to get out the vote for pride of party – if not for love of candidate – Solís has chosen to take nothing for granted.Recommended: National Liberation Party faces vote-buying allegation, investigationImagine what the fourth estate would say if Solís had simply assumed the race was over and he began behaving as if he were the next president. The same political pundits who now call for him to announce his Cabinet choices would decry the hubris of such a move. Now imagine further the press reaction if Solís suspended his campaign, and on April 6, by hook or by crook, Araya were to win. Those “nattering neigh bobs of negativism” would waste little time converting what has been a serious campaign risen above the childish name-calling and accusations of the other candidates into the butt of jokes regarding an historic political loss and the surprise comeback of Johnny Araya. Solís’ decision to wait not only is wise, but also it is politically astute.Solís’ announcement of Cabinet positions not only would be procedurally premature, but could only hurt him with the public. When he began this campaign, many voters argued they did not know the Citizen Action Party candidate. Prior to the February election, a sobering number of political debates were held in order to get to know Solís and other candidates. In the final one, he looked into the camera and said, “I am Luis Guillermo Solís, and now you know me, and I would appreciate if next Sunday you would make me president.”A sufficient number of voters believed they knew him well enough, and he was propelled to the second round. Now many more are meeting him in person and finding they like what they see. Any announcements of Cabinet positions at this point would invite criticism from some quarter and would distract attention away from the campaign’s “Ruta de Alegría,” and from Solís’ joyful role as “the likely next president coming soon to a town near you.” Shaking hands, kissing babies, playing the güiro, and posing for voters’ photos is exactly the kind of attention Solís wants in the final days of a campaign. Costa Rican presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solís, a historian by training and candidate for the Citizen Acton Party, arrives at a polling station in San José, on Feb. 2, 2014. Rodrigo Arangua/AFPRecommended: Johnny Araya is down and out, but not his party, says analystAnother reason it is unlikely Solís will begin to announce his political appointments is that he really is avidly campaigning for votes. Araya’s refusal to participate in an election where he might actually be beaten has many voters feeling they need not bother to vote; “Solís will win anyway,” they think. The voter apathy and political absenteeism Araya’s decision has sown in the Costa Rican electorate has created a situation where Solís could be elected president by receiving the lowest percentage of eligible votes in the history of Costa Rican elections. The constitutionally provided runoff election was designed to prevent this outcome and give incoming presidents an electoral mandate. Conspiracy theorists among us might speculate this was the PLN’s intention all along when they stuffed Araya full of mothballs and locked him the closet. A president Solís without a public mandate is weakened from the start. Solís is deftly and confidently seeking 1 million votes, and as the crowds who attend his campaign rallies swell, as the number who “shake the hand of the future president” grows, and as the “selfies” taken with Don Luis Guillermo explode on Facebook and Twitter, candidate Solís becomes ever closer to his goal and his mandate for change.Many in the press have confused Solís’ refusal to announce his Cabinet positions as inactivity, but this is simply more disingenuousness from the chattering class. Anyone who has been around political campaigns knows that a candidate at this stage in an election has long ago begun to consider who should be part of his government. That Solís is not sharing this information until after the election and has managed to keep it from leaking to the press demonstrates an adroitly run campaign as well as a respect for the democratic process. It also demonstrates that Solís understands only too well that regardless of press recriminations and semi-veiled threats, in politics “you don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.”Gary L. Lehring is a professor of government at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. He is on sabbatical in Costa Rica. Read more of his columns by clicking on the hashtag #Elections 2014. Facebook Commentslast_img read more