The Croatian National Tourist Board presented itself at Virtuoso Travel Week, the most important tourist event on the American continent, which is being held for the thirtieth anniversary, from August 11 to 17 in Las Vegas. It is an event that brings together representatives of the most influential tourism entities specializing in luxury and experiential travel, and this year a record attendance was recorded with more than 6000 participants from 100 countries. Among the numerous participants of Virtuoso Travel Week are representatives of the Croatian tourism sector who held numerous meetings with representatives of tourism entities specializing in luxury travel from the USA, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand and introduced them to news in Croatia’s tourism offer. Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representative Office in New York, emphasized that joint marketing activities with Virtuos are one of the key priorities for the promotion of Croatia on the American market. “The popularity of Croatia and the growth of demand for our country within the Virtuoso network recorded a growth of about 28 percent. Croatia’s excellent position is further confirmed by the annual Virtuos survey, according to which Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories, ie in the category of the fastest growing destinations, the most popular destinations for the so-called millenials travelers and in the category of the most popular international destinations”, said director Rodin. Important info for tourism workers targeting the US market.In 1783, the Republic of Dubrovnik was the first country in the world to recognize the United States.With 17.500 travel advisors from 50 countries, an annual turnover of more than $ 23,7 billion and a portfolio of more than 1.700 partners including hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise companies, onsite travel agencies and tourist boards, Virtuoso is one of the most important organizations in the luxury travel segment. Croatia has a total of six members in this network, and in addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, they are Leonidas Travel DMC, Calvados Club, Fortuna Travel, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik and Boutique Hotel Alhambra – Lošinj Hotels & Villas.So far this year, 373.000 arrivals (+ 23%) and 1.058.000 overnight stays (+ 18%) have been generated from the US market, and this result ranks this market among the fastest growing emitting markets in 2018.
In the 19th round of BiH Basketball Tournament, Mladost defeated Bosna with 98:92.The most efficient players of Mladost were Knežević with 21, Velimir with 17 and Bjelić with 16 points, while the Lerić (17), Demić(15 points) were the most efficient players of Bosna.Vogošća defeated Zrinjski with 94:89, with Filipović scoring 41 points, Hot 22 and Keser 19 points for Vogošća, while the most efficient players for Zrinjski were Petrić with 26 points and Lalović with 21 points.Čapljina Lasta defeated Kakanj with 77:64, Posušje defeated Radnik BN Basket with 81:67, and Varda defeated Servitium with 83:58.BiH Basketball Tournament Standings:1. MLADOST 332. ČAPLJINA 333. BOSNA 324. RADNIK 295. VARDA HE 296. LEOTAR 287. POSUŠJE 278. ZRINJSKI 279. BORAC 2710. VOGOŠĆA 2611. KAKANJ 2612. SERVITIUM 25