The 30th session of the CNTB Tourist Council was held, at which the members of the council adopted a new one Ordinance on the organizational structure of the CNTB Head Office and job systematization, but also other important activities and projects in the field of marketing and advertising.Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić emphasized the importance of reorganizing the work and activities of the Croatian Tourist Board, which, as he said, was necessary to monitor new trends and increase the efficiency of promotional activities in foreign emitting markets. “The existing organizational structure is several years old, and new times and new business trends require the definition of new frameworks for action. Our goal is to be more efficient, more proactive and ultimately more competitive, which is a prerequisite for the continued growth of Croatian tourism. The new systematization will bring more efficient and optimal business, simpler and faster coordination of employees, and thus faster solving of tasks and meeting deadlines.”Said director Stanicic, adding that the new reorganization is the result of an analysis of the situation conducted over the past six months.A special Congress Department has been established within the CNTBThe basic changes brought by the new systematization are the establishment of five sectors, instead of the previous seven, and a special novelty is the establishment of a special Congress Department within the CNTB. Also new is the establishment of the sector for international affairs and the network of representative offices, which will contribute to even better coordination of the network of representative offices, but also stronger representation and better cooperation of the Croatian Tourist Board with world tourism organizations. “With the new systematization, we decided to unite several organizational units into one sector. Thus, we have merged the advertising sectors, the “Croatia” brand and the market research and strategic planning sector into one that will be called the strategic communications sector. This sector will also include PR and marketing activities because we believe that these are closely related activities that require better coordination, closer cooperation and synergy. Another novelty is the return of a special Congress Department within the CNTB, which will be even more focused on the further development and promotion of this important segment of the offer, which significantly affects the year-round business in tourism.”, Concluded director Staničić.In 2018, maintaining positive trendsThe members of the Tourist Board of the CNTB were presented with information on the course of the season and the situation on the markets, and Minister Cappelli announced a good tourist year. “After an extremely successful tourist year 2017, we are entering 2018 with the same goal, ie with the goal of further positioning Croatia as a year-round destination and encouraging the growth of quality and development of Croatian tourism. Positive trends in tourist traffic continued in January, which recorded double-digit growth. With a large number of new investments and activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board aimed at developing special forms of tourism, better air connectivity, I believe that we have another successful tourist year ahead in which we expect growth of about 5 posit”, said Minister Cappelli.We add that the members of the council also adopted the proposal at the session Decisions on special advertising at the Davis Cup Osijek sports event. This is an international sporting event of the Davis Cup World Group, between the tennis national teams of Croatia and Canada, which will be held in Osijek from 2 to 4 February 2018.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed yesterday that three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for his side’s Champions League semifinal, second leg showdown with Manchester City today.Ronaldo missed last week’s 0-0 draw in the first leg due to a thigh injury, but took a full part in training on Monday and Tuesday.Also, Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, trained yesterday having missed the past two games with a thigh injury.Ineligible midfielder Samir Nasri, forward David Silva (hamstring) and defender Pablo Zabaleta were absent. No reason was given as to why the Argentina international missed the session.But Madrid’s Ronaldo who sat out his team’s past two La Liga games, completed a full training session on Monday for the first time since being injured on April 20.The former Manchester United forward, 31, has netted 47 goals in all competitions this season and is the leading scorer in the Champions League with 16, one shy of his record from Real’s victorious 2013-14 campaign.However, Zidane confirmed that Madrid will be missing two other key players in striker Karim Benzema and defensive midfielder Casemiro through injury.“Cristiano is fine, he is 100 percent, that is why he trained this week and will be there tomorrow,” Zidane said on Tuesday.“Karim and Casemiro are another thing. In the scan today Karim still has a problem and we don’t want to risk him.“The same with Casemiro. He doesn’t have a serious injury but it is a dilemma and we also don’t want to risk him.“We have a sufficient squad so that the rest can play.”Zidane also claimed Ronaldo was 100 percent on the eve of the first leg before the Portuguese was finally forced to miss out after feeling the recurrence of the muscle injury he picked up against Villarreal two weeks ago.However, having also sat out Real’s Gareth Bale-inspired 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday, Zidane is confident Ronaldo will be ready for another famous European night at the Santiago Bernabeu after scoring a hat-trick to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit against Wolfsburg in the quarterfinals.Indeed, Ronaldo could break his own record for goals in a Champions League campaign from two years ago of 17 having hit 16 in just 10 appearances this season.“It has been over a week and little-by-little he has been recovering. He is a player like that, he recovers quickly,” added Zidane.“We need Cristiano at 100 percent because he is a different player, as his numbers show.“I would have liked Karim to be fit too, but it is not to be and others will play.”In the absence of Benzema, Ronaldo is expected to play in a central striking role flanked by the in-form Bale and Lucas Vazquez.The balance offered by Casemiro in recent months is a more difficult problem to deal with for Zidane to deal with as Toni Kroos is expected to play in a deeper midfield role with Isco coming into the side that started the first leg.Zidane has inspired a huge turnaround in Madrid’s fortunes since taking charge in January, winning 18 of his 23 games in charge to lead Madrid to a sixth consecutive semi-final and to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona with two games to play.However, he admitted that it would now be considered a failure for Real not to reach their 14th European Cup final.“Until now we haven’t won anything. We are in good form, but our idea is to try to be at our best tomorrow to get through the tie.“It is very difficult, but it is a clear failure if we don’t get through.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Nigerian Wushu Kung-fu Federation has taken giant steps aimed at developing Kung-fu sport in the country by establishing a training centre at Fun Factory on Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.Launched on Nigeria Independence day, Tuesday October 1, 2019, the centre will among others serve as a training centre and viable place for Kung-fu entertainment throughout the week especially now that the Federation has a lot of loudable programmes lined up.Present at the launch were a good number of stakeholders including the President of the federation, Adekunle Adewunmi and his wife, the technical Director, Bolaji Sidiq, the chairperson of the Lagos State Kung-fu Association, Bolanle Olanrewaju, former Chairman of Lagos Kung-fu Association, Lemmy Akerele and the National Coach, Ojo Adelusi among others. Speaking at the official launching of the centre, President of the Nigeria Wushu Kung-fu Federation, Adewunmi commended the management of Fun Factory for agreeing to join hands with other stakeholders in developing Kung-fu sport in the country.He reasoned that the partnership won’t have come at a better time than now that the sport is hitting it big in the continent.For instance in 2018, Nigeria won three gold one silver and eight bronze medals at the African Wushu Kung-fu championship in Cotonou, Benin Republic and just two weeks ago in Dakar Senegal, Nigeria repeated the feat by winning one gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the same continental championship despite featuring only four athletes who were sponsored by the president.With 39 gold 39 silver and 72 bronze medals available for grabs at any national Kung-fu competition, Adewunmi is optimistic of better future for Nigerian Kung-fu practitioners with the involvement of Fun Factory.Adewunmi also hinted that the Fun Factory is the pilot scheme of the project as his Federation has mapped out plans to establish more training centres in all the six geo-political zones across the country to aid Kung-fu development.Meanwhile, Manager of Fun Factory, Miss Ruth Nathaniel, said they decided to partner the Nigerian Kung-fu Federation because of the need to develop and popularize the sport beyond it’s present level in the country having realised that Kungfu is an entertaining sport that is loved by children.Technical Director of the Nigeria Wushu Kung-fu Federation, Bolaji Sidiq, called for more support from the corporate world for meaningful development of Kung-fu sport in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram