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

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Books: A World Of Broken Mirrors Or Tito’s Gift

first_img“How much the broken mirror wished that it could be like those free dust particles and go anywhere with the wild wind. How much it wished to see the beyond of the jackfruit leaves which swayed just outside the window. Perhaps it could settle down on the mound, which the jackfruit tree talks about and where the earth hides all its secrets. Perhaps it could race across the field and try to fly with the speed of the train, showing the train how it looked. And perhaps it could one day find its way back into the enclosed walls of this room and show it all those reflections it had collected while it ran with the wind.”Just one para plucked from “The Broken Mirror,” a story from the remarkable book, *The Gold of the Sunbeams* (Arcade). By any standards, the book is lush, lyrical, peopled with real characters and real life situations, and yet dipped in unimagined colors.The most remarkable thing, however, is that the book is written by a writer whose world has been barricaded by the silence of severe autism since age three. Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, 17, cannot communicate in conventional ways, but his writing sears the soul. Tito has been writing since the age of eight and wrote his first book *The Mind Tree* over three years, from the ages of eight to eleven. .Remarkable things must come in threes, for none of this would have been possible without Tito’s remarkable mother Soma, who had the courage to challenge the utter despair and the inaccessibility of autism. Living in Mysore and Bangalore, she was determined to break through Tito’s autism. She developed the Rapid Prompting Method, using discipline and repetition to teach him to read and write. Today Tito and his mother live in Austin, Texas, where she is educating other autistic children through a nonprofit organization, HALO – Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach.Tito may be mentally bound by autism, but through the miracle of computers and keyboarding, he is able to roam the world and share the surreal country of his imagination with readers. Little India conducted an email interview with Tito, getting a fascinating look into the autistic mind and how it can conquer the limitations set upon it.Q. How do you get started on a story?A: I think of a situation or a material. Then I try to cumulate all the happenings around it. One happening leads to another and the task later is very simple. I just have to write it down.Q. What’s the writing process like for you? Does it come all at once or do you have to sit at a desk every day?A: I begin my page one day. The next day I add a little. Then it grows away little by little. I have no hurry.Q: How do you understand and observe the world around you?A: Through my sense organs. But definitely I sense one stimulus at a time. A blue bucket getting filled with water would be experienced thus: first I see the color. Then I see the movement of water. And so on. Little by little I realize the situation, and it gets summed up into a blue bucket getting filled with water. I was invited by neuroscientists to test on this. It was found that the time difference between my hearing and seeing experience is .3 seconds.Q: What kind of pleasure does writing give you?A: Pleasure of interaction. I have bad articulation and can have limited vocal communication. At the same time I like to tell stories to people, about me, about them, about the little dust grains around their feet or a broken mirror. Sure it always will be my pleasure.Q: What are you working on currently?My own story once again through the eyes of my youth. *The Mind Tree* was my story through my “boy” eyes. The present story is being written from a different perspective, more on my sensory experiences rather than events. Related Itemslast_img read more