VisitUSA Croatia is working on establishing a permanent air connection between Zagreb and New York

first_imgWork on the project began more than a year ago when it was established in Croatia VisitUSA Croatia. VisitUSA Croatia is an advisory board that works to promote travel to the United States. This weekend, VUSA Croatia organized a B2B workshop for tour operators, travel agencies, airlines and the media interested in organizing trips to the United States or promoting US destinations as part of the PLACE2GO tourism fair in Arena Zagreb.  Cover photo:, Illustration: Workshop partners VUSA Croatia, from left: Ivo and Tanja Pilat owners of MONDO TRAVEL, US Ambassador to Croatia – W. Robert Kohorst, President of VisitUSA Croatia – Goran Rihtarić, Alida Bubanko-Ralić – Air France KLM Croatia, Sanja Pangracije and Alida Bolarić – Work & Travel Sunčana Vura, Vlado Šestan – TravelAdvisor, Nina Čerkez – Advisor, US Commercial Service According to the eVisitor system, in the first 11 months of last year, 578 thousand arrivals and 1.6 million overnight stays were made from the US market, which is an increase of 23 percent in arrivals and 18 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Top destinations for American tourists by overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb, Hvar and Rovinj.    Related news: On the occasion of the workshop, the first direct flight to the USA, Philadelphia-Dubrovnik, was announced, the first of its kind since the independence of the Croatian state, which will start in June this year. ”A direct flight between the US and Croatia sends a strong, positive message to the tourism sector. I hope that all direct flights this summer will be full and that they will lead to the introduction of new direct flights, creating additional tourist and business trips.”Said the US Ambassador to Croatia, W. Robert Kohorst.  FROM 2019 DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM DUBROVNIK TO THE USA VUSA Croatia’s performance at PLACE2GO this year was attended by National Geographic Croatia magazine, ski destinations Aspen and Vail presented by TravelAdvisor, as a tour operator Mondo Travel, Sunčana Vura – Work & Travel, Air France KLM as currently the most affordable airline for many destinations in the USA . W. Robert Kohorst, US Ambassador to Croatia: A direct flight between the US and Croatia sends a strong, positive message to the tourism sector This flight is only a seasonal type, and VisitUSA Croatia is working on establishing a permanent air connection between Croatia and the USA, primarily on the Zagreb-New York route, because only this line will significantly encourage travel from Croatia to the USA. “At the moment, we have the announcement of an immediate year-round airline that would connect the United States and Croatia, and this will only happen. We are optimistic about this project and if a larger number of partners with the same vision gather around this idea. Croatia is definitely a regional tourist superpower and we must use this circumstance to impose ourselves as a leader in the outgoing offer with a regional origin in Croatia. The first B2B workshop of VisitUSA Croatia under the auspices of BRAND USA seems like a small step in that direction, but all travelers know that even the longest journey begins with the first step”Concluded Goran Rihtarić, Executive Chairman of the Board of VisitUSA Croatia. For the first time, Croatia is in the plan of activities of the umbrella tourist organization of the USA – BRAND USA, and for the first time in Croatia, a business workshop VisitUSA Croatia was held. EUROPEAN UNION INTRODUCES VISAS FOR THE EUROPEAN SCHENGEN AREA – ETIAS / US citizens traveling to one of the European Union countries will need to have a visalast_img read more

Dominica observes World Water Day today

first_imgLocalNews Dominica observes World Water Day today by: – March 22, 2012 Photo credit: crystalinks.comDominica has joined the rest of the world today in observance of World Water Day under the theme “Water and Food Security”.Minister with responsibility for water resource management Reginald Austrie said in his address to commemorate World Water Day that the importance of water in the production of food will be the major focus in Dominica.“Food security exists when all people and all times have access to a sufficient safe and nutritious food, to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy lifestyle. We in Dominica are blessed with an abundance of rainfall, ground water and fertile lands, all of which are important necessary for the production of food to sustain life in the nature isle,” he said.Food security remains a top priority for the government of Dominica, he said, as well as the preservation of water and natural resources.“Government has taken steps over the years to build capacity among our local farming community, by providing better access to agricultural lands and other resources necessary for food production,” he said,However Austrie said global phenomenon such as climate change poses a serious threat to the natural environment and the ability to feed one’s country.“One cannot forget the drought conditions experience here in 2010…while tropical storm Ophelia inflicted millions in infrastructural damage last year, the impact on agriculture could also be similar equated” .Austrie said an urgent response to better understand the impact of global warming and climate change is needed. Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet 19 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Pirates Blanked By Spartans

first_imgIn another EIAC matchup, the Pirates’ 5th game in 7 days, Greensburg fell to Connersville 8-0. The game was well in hand for the Spartans early on, scoring 2 goals off of throw-ins within the game’s first 15 minutes. Despite possession being favorable for Connersville for most of the game, Pirates played aggressive and continued to push to score, despite the deficit. Pirate offense was lead by Joseph Pacilio and Vincent Pavy who had 3 shots and 2 shots respectively. Grayson Newhart and Collin Springmeyer each had a shot on goal for the Pirates. Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img