According to the choice of the specialized cruise travel portal “Cruise Critic”, Dubrovnik was named the best cruise destination in the Eastern Mediterranean category for the second year in a row.Significance of the award “Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards“It is even bigger if we know that it is the choice of the users of this popular web portal and cruise travel enthusiasts who, with numerous positive comments, describe Dubrovnik as a desirable cruising destination with an extremely rich cultural and historical heritage. Behind Dubrovnik, in the mentioned category, were Kotor, Venice, Santorini and Rhodes.Specialized web portal for cruising trips “Cruise Critic” represents a key point of exchange of information and knowledge on the topic of cruising travel. It is the world’s most popular cruising portal launched in 1995 by The Independent Traveler, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. The portal is intended for fans of this type of tourism, contains more than 350.000 reviews of cruises and hosts the world’s largest online cruising community in which passengers exchange information and share their experiences and opinions related to cruising trips.”Dubrovnik, as a globally recognizable Croatian tourist brand, from year to year manages to be the best in several different segments of wider regional competition, from cruising and nautical to congress and incentive offer. Special attention is paid to the joint action of numerous participants in the tourist offer, as well as relevant city and other services, so the recognition of Dubrovnik as the best cruising destination is a recognition to all who responsibly and diligently make the tourist image of the city. said the director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Romana VlašićThe status of Dubrovnik as a desirable cruise destination is further confirmed by the hosting of the fourth Festival of Tourism and Strategy to be held in November, where the main topic will be cruise tourism, ie the challenges and opportunities faced by popular cruise destinations.In the previous part of the year, there were 9,8 million arrivals and 47 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to the same period last year represents a growth of 6 percent in arrivals and overnight stays, while in Dubrovnik more than 650 thousand arrivals (+ 7%) and 2,2 million overnight stays (+ 5%).
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Pennsylvanians to Visit the Governor’s Residence this Holiday Season December 03, 2019 First Lady Frances Wolf, Holidays, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence will officially open to the public for the 2019 holiday season with the annual Holiday Open House to be held Sunday, December 8, followed by self-guided tours throughout the month.“The Governor’s Residence is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but it is especially magical during the holiday season,” the first lady said. “This year we are proud to showcase diverse artistic talent from across Pennsylvania through our volunteer decorators, who traveled from every corner of the commonwealth and contributed countless hours to making the Residence particularly special this year. We are excited to share their work with visitors throughout the month of December.”Volunteers from across the commonwealth who contributed to the 2019 holiday decorations at the Governor’s Residence include the following:Grand Hall and Grand Hall Reception Room: Designed and decorated by Governor’s Residence staff featuring Santa figures handmade by First Lady Frances Wolf and central PA artists Polly Stetler, Pat Sweetman, Nancy Kaboli, Elaine Lovelace, Claire Stoner, Janet Murphy, Joanne Balliet, Ophelia Chambliss, Catalina Ruiz, Susan Craver and Suzon Stauffer.Mellon Parlor: Designed and decorated by Angel’s Secret Flowers in Monongahela, PA.Family Dining Room: Designed and decorated by Floral Designs of Forty-Fort, PA.Erie Room: Designed and decorated by Graphitti Creations of Erie, PA.First Lady’s Office: Designed and decorated by Governor’s Residence Staff.Governor’s Office: Designed and decorated by members of the Governor’s Pennsylvania State Police Security Detail.State Entrance: Designed and decorated by First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Wolf family.State Reception Room: Ornaments for the trees were made by students from York Country Day School in York, PA and a model train display was created by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.In addition, the wreaths that are hung on the front doors of the Governor’s Residence were donated by Gary Hague, who won this year’s Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association (PCTGA) wreath competition. Gary has been a Christmas tree grower since 1973 and has operated a retail business in Hatfield, Pennsylvania since 1985. Hague’s Christmas Trees sells fresh-cut and choose-and-cut trees, makes their own wreaths and grows winterberry for retail and wholesale sale.During the 2019 holiday season, the Governor’s Residence is open for public tours Monday through Friday from December 9 through December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Holiday tours are self-guided and reservations are not required. The Holiday Open House, hosted by Governor and Mrs. Wolf, will occur on Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and will feature live performers, holiday treats and a special appearance by Santa Claus.For more information on touring the Governor’s Residence, please call the tour line at 717-772-9130. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter