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.
… Warren Creavalle, Emery Welshman and Samuel Cox make return DEVONTE Small, Daniel Jodah and Jelani Smith will make their International debut after being named in Guyana National Senior Men’s squad by head coach Wayne Dover for the Golden Jaguars’ November 14 International Friendly against Trinidad and Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.Jodah and Smith play for Canadian professional club Sigma FC while Small, a former stand-out at the University of Oregon, only this year signed his first pro-contract with Reynir FC in Iceland’s professional ranks.Jelani SmithIn total, the squad consists of 15 overseas-based players, while forwards Dwain Jacobs and Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson, along with Anthony Benfield are the locally based players called by Dover.“One of the four additions is a young, talented Central Defender – Smith,” Dover said, adding, “We have been short of Central defenders as of recent and although we have identified talent, the likes of Jeremy Garrett and Cecil Jackman, who will emerge as leading defenders in the future, we’ll focus on using the new-found talent for the Trinidad game.”Kadell Daniel, who burst onto the scene as a hot-shot forward for Guyana at the U-23 level, will be making his return to the Golden Jaguars for the first time since 2015.Looking ahead to the clash with Soca Warriors next Tuesday, Dover stated that a tough game is expected, “where Trinidad will bring it to us, especially since they’re coming off a 2-1 victory against the United States. They should be confident but we’re preparing for that. We will try to give a good account of ourselves, give a good match and get a positive result.”Meanwhile, a 24-man local-based squad has begun training in preparation for Guyana’s International Friendly against Indonesia, with Dover pointing out that “fitness is currently our number priority. Analysis of our previous match against Grenada revealed a number of areas in the team’s performance that can be improved. Such areas included our crossing ability and our execution of combination play. Nevertheless, we have used this knowledge to develop a new training regimen”.Daniel JodahThe overseas-based players, who are all in peak shape from playing in ongoing seasonal matches with their respective clubs, will join the locally based team members in Trinidad.The Golden Jaguars are set to depart for Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow for their November 14 date with the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s National Team at the Ato Bolton Stadium.TEAM: Samuel Cox (captain), Christopher Bourne, Warren Creavalle, Emery Welshman, Anthony Benfield, Kadell Daniel, Jake Newton, Akel Clarke, Andrew Durant, Jelani Smith, Terence Vancooten, Brandon Beresford, Dwain Jacobs, Daniel Jodah, Shaquille Agard, Gregory Richardson, Sheldon Holder and Devonte Small.TECHNICAL STAFF: Wayne Dover (Head Coach), Charles Pollard (Asst Coach), Lyndon France (Physical Trainer), Eon DeVeira (Goalkeeper Coach), Denzil Hernandez (Physio), Trevor Burnett (Kit Manager) and Rawle Adams (Manager).
12 Dec 2018 Volunteer buddies get more people to love golf Tags: buddies, club life, Manchester Metropolitan University, new golfers, Volunteers Golf club volunteers are buddying-up to get more people to love the game.Research shows that volunteer buddies are vital in creating a friendly atmosphere to welcome new members. And two East Anglian clubs are among those which are providing the evidence.Royal Norwich Golf Club and the Links, at Newmarket, have both enlisted volunteer buddies – and they’re reaping the rewards, by attracting and retaining members.Their success is underlined by research at Manchester Metropolitan University and England Golf will reinforce the message in the New Year, with additional support to help clubs recruit buddies.The Links launched Balls and Bubbles, a three-stage programme for women beginners, supported by an amazing 39 buddies. They’ve helped and supported the newcomers and introduced them to club life, with the result that 50 women have signed up for a six-month Academy membership.At Royal Norwich the club identified the reasons why people play golf – such as the social side, being outdoors and having fun – and they made sure their programmes fitted. The club now has a reputation for being friendly, has encouraged lots of new people to join the club and best of all, is keeping them! Find out more hereEngland Golf Volunteer Manager Matt Bloor commented: “We are now seeing more and more volunteers supporting beginners to learn the game and integrating new members into the golf club.“Golf can be a challenging game to learn and feeling part of a big sports club isn’t easy, especially if you don’t know anyone. However, there are some fantastic examples of volunteers making new people feel welcome, ensuring they have an enjoyable experience and feel comfortable at the club.“Having a team of buddies at a golf club is a great option if you are encouraging people to take up golf and are keen to retain new members.”At Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD researcher Chris Mills comments on his initial findings: “Volunteers can play an important role in creating a positive atmosphere within golf clubs. They can really help a club develop a reputation for being friendly and welcoming.“As well as helping to attract new members, there may be other benefits to the club. Providing opportunities for members to represent the golf club to visitors and newcomers may also inspire greater commitment towards the club among those that volunteer.”England Golf supports clubs to encourage more volunteers. There’s an average of 23 core volunteers per club and thousands more helping out on a less formal basis. They cover a huge variety of roles from being on a board and helping shape the strategic ambitions of the club, to managing finances, to running social events and helping run competitions.Among the resources are editable posters and Top Tips recruitment advice to attract more volunteers. In the New Year a specific workshop on recruiting buddies will become available. Interested clubs and volunteers should contact their Club Support Officer.For buddy guidance, role descriptions and further support on recruiting, retaining and recognising volunteers please visit our volunteer pages at www.englandgolf.org/supportingvolunteers