Double-digit growth in arrivals and overnight stays from the United States is expected this year

first_img“This year’s appearance at the New York Times Travel Show confirmed Croatia’s popularity as a leading growing destination for Americans and announced another successful year with double-digit growth in arrivals and overnight stays from the United States. Croatia is truly one of the most desirable tourist destinations, supported by market research and booking announcements of major tourism associations such as USTOA, Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network and Travel Leaders Group, as well as numerous articles in leading American media such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, USA Today” said Ina Rodin, Director of the CNTB Office in New York. TDuring the last year, they made 655 thousand arrivals and more than 1,8 million overnight stays of American tourists, which represents an annual traffic growth of 12 percent. Among Croatian entities, the CNTB and the tourist boards of the cities of Zagreb, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Split-Dalmatia, Zadar and Lika-Senj counties present their offer in New York.  The main travel trends in the USA market “The presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at the fair in New York is of strategic importance, especially if we know that the American market for Croatia is one of the most important distant markets from which we generate the largest tourist turnover. The continuation of American Airlines flights on the route Philadelphia – Dubrovnik will additionally encourage tourist traffic from the USA this year, and the ultimate goal we are working on intensively is a stronger air connection between the USA and Croatia.” said director Stanicic. In New York from January 24 to 26. the New York Times Travel Show is held, a fair that attracts more than 35 visitors who view the offer of over 700 exhibitors from 175 countries, making this fair the largest tourism fair in North America.center_img Americans in Croatia especially like visits to natural and cultural attractions with an emphasis on UNESCO sites, nautical tourism, active holidays and especially visits to locations where the famous HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed, but also eno-gastronomic experiences. They mostly visit Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb.  By the way, the main trends in American travel last year are multi-generational travel, discovering new destinations and authentic experiences.Live Like A Local”Experience,” transformational “travel, responsible tourism, active tourism and cruises. RELATED NEWS: AT THE END OF 2020, VISAS FOR US WILL BE ABOLISHED?last_img read more

Jab for gay boys under study

first_imgNZ Herald 14 July 2013Health initiative proposes vaccination priority for males from the age of 11 who identify as homosexual.Health experts want to target boys from the age of 11 who identify as gay to be first for vaccinating against genital warts and a range of cancers.The Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee is considering whether males aged between 11 and 25 who identify as men who have sex with men should be given priority for a publicly funded human papillomarvirus (HPV) vaccination.Experts say targeting such a specific group before they become sexually active poses problems despite the potential for their being at high risk of contracting warts and anal and throat cancers.Gay youth advocacy group Rainbow Youth welcomes the health initiative but warns of any actions that further isolate young gay people.The Government funds Gardasil for girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years to ward off cervical cancer.As well as preventing cervical cancer, it also reduces the risk of genital warts in the same age group and the advisory committee wants to extend the protection to boys. read more

Many pretenders to Palace throne

first_img “Obviously Tim’s said what he’s had to say. “It’s certainly a good job for someone though. “The chairman still has his views on what he wants, and I think that’s why he’s openly looking still, and I think that will continue.” Cardiff’s complaints against Mackay also led to the resignation of Palace’s sporting director Iain Moody. Moody was implicated in the alleged text message conversations with Mackay, during his time as head of recruitment at Cardiff. Admitting there was no defence for the allegations against Mackay and Moody, Millen tipped the former Cardiff boss to find further work in football in future. “I don’t know how far down the line we were to agreeing for Malky to be our manager, but it was out there and then for all this to come out has shocked football,” he said. “It’s a shame, it’s not right what’s been said, Malky’s a good football person and he was a good manager and I’m sure he will be again in future. “And Iain’s very good at his job. “But the stuff that’s out there isn’t right, and you can’t condone that. “So the manner of the way the week’s materialised is tough to take, and it’s very confusing on what we’re trying to do. “The board have done their homework on people, spoken to people. “For Malky to be taken out of the equation, you almost have to start again.” Crystal Palace’s turbulent managerial search will not deter top candidates from chasing the vacant Selhurst Park job, according to Keith Millen. Caretaker manager Millen does not believe Palace will struggle to secure Tony Pulis’ successor, despite the club already missing out on two targets. Palace were forced to pull the plug on appointing Malky Mackay after the FA launched an investigation into Cardiff’s allegations he sent racist, sexist and homophobic text messages. Tim Sherwood withdrew his interest after initially being deemed second-choice to Mackay, while bookies’ tips Steve Clarke and Ally McCoist claim Palace have made no contact. Palace were overwhelmed 3-1 by West Ham in Saturday’s home Premier League clash, but Millen still believes there is interest in the Eagles job. “The manager’s job is a good job for anyone, there’s plenty of people that would want it,” said Millen. “You look at the squad we’ve got, and if we can add two or three to that we’ll be fine. “The fans are the best in the league for me, so there are no issues about maybe trying to attract the right people: it’s just maybe whether the chairman’s found the right one yet. “It is a great job, I think any job in the Premier League is a great job. “I know the people at this club and I can honestly say it’s a great club to work for. “I don’t know the timings and dealings of Malky, Tim, the conversations they’ve had. Press Associationlast_img read more