Promotion of Croatia at Virtuoso Travel Week

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

Indian-Origin Man From Singapore Wins MasterChef Australia Contest

first_imgSingapore-born Sashi Cheliah took home the title of MasterChef Australia 2018, after scoring a massive 93 out of 100, the highest grand finale score in the history of MasterChef Australia television reality show.“It’s a very weird feeling,” Cheliah said after winning the title. “I never thought this would happen!,” he was quoted as saying by TV Week.“I was literally jumping up and down screaming and cheering. It’s very hard to explain but it was a very beautiful feeling.”Congratulations to @sashi_cheliah for taking out the #MasterChefAU 2018 title! 🏆— #MasterChefAU (@masterchefau) July 31, 2018Cheliah, a 39-year-old prison guard from Adelaide, beat Queensland builder Ben Borsht, who scored 77, in one of the most one-sided finals in MasterChef Australia so far.He commemorated his Indian connection by using the red chilli as his “hero ingredient” to prepare a starter and entrée for one of the two finale rounds. He made a Sambal prawn starter and snapper fish curry entrée with a side of cumin rice.The grand finale, which was aired on July. 31, showed him far ahead of his competitor right from the first round. His Sambal Prawn appetizer helped him get a 30 out of 30 in the first round itself, creating a major gap of 16 points between the two contestants.Hi everyone… thank you very much for the huge support and love from all over world. I am so blessed and honoured. Love you so much…Some exciting new ventures are coming soon so stay…— sashi_cheliah (@sashi_cheliah) August 1, 2018Cheliah was a consistent performer throughout the show, creating Indian, Malaysian and Singaporean dishes inspired by his heritage and culture. His audition dish was called the “Best Indian Dish” that judge George Calombaris had eaten. His use of spices earned him the title “the spice king” on the show, while his western dishes showed that his skills go beyond his brilliant use of spices to blend and balance intricate flavors as well.Cheliah is the first Singaporean to win the title. After winning the $250,000 prize money, he said that his future plans include opening an Indian and South Asian fusion restaurant, according to He also intends to work with ex-prisoners and offer them new opportunities in the food industry.Cheliah has served as a police officer in Singapore and migrated to Adelaide six years ago where he stays with his wife and two sons. He traces his roots to Madurai in Tamil Nadu, from where his grandparents moved to Singapore. Related ItemsAustraliaSingaporetelevisionlast_img read more