Today, the coordination of the system of county tourist boards and the City of Zagreb was held in the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board, where the director of the Main Office of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić presented the positive trends of this tourist year, according to the CNTB.Kako je rekao direktor Staničić, riječ je o sastanku koji za cilj ima uspostavljanje još bolje i učinkovitije komunikacije unutar sustava. „Following my statements after taking over the position of director of the Croatian Tourist Board that strengthening cooperation in the system of tourist boards is one of my priorities, today we held the first coordination with the directors of tourist boards of counties. I had the opportunity to present to colleagues the implementation of previous activities of the CNTB Head Office, as well as plans for the continuation of the year and also hear first hand the situation in each county, with which directors of county tourist boards are particularly pleased, but also what are the potential challenges. which we need to work on together. The system of tourist boards is an extremely important part of the tourism sector, in many ways it is the initiator of various activities aimed at improving the overall offer of destinations and we need to work on it and establish a stronger synergy of private and public sector., said director Staničić.Na sastanku se govorilo i o marketinškim i PR kampanjama za posezonu 2017. godine te o udruženom oglašavanju, a direktor Staničić je naglasio kako su nedavno objavljeni javni pozivi za udruženo oglašavanje i strateške projekte, s posebnim naglaskom na poticanje prometa u razdobljima pred i posezone, kao i jačanju intenziteta postojećih aviolinija te uvođenje novih. „County tourist boards are now given an even more significant role in creating strategic commitments, as well as in managing the entire promotion process. Excellent tourist results so far this year, on which I congratulate all those who are responsible for them, as well as the expected further growth of traffic in the postseason, put before us all great expectations and challenges for the tourist year 2018. “Director Staničić pointed out and added that in addition to today’s coordination, in the coming period he will visit destinations and talk in the field with key people in the tourism industry, in order to better prepare all activities for the coming year.
Press Association “Sam is a man who has probably had the most influence on me in terms of playing team golf in my career. “Being my first captain in the Ryder Cup in 2002, I learned a huge amount from him and have continued to do so over the years. “Since those early days, our relationship has grown to see us become firm friends and, living not far apart, we see a lot of each other socially as well.” McGinley played under Torrance and holed the winning putt at The Belfry in 2002, while Smyth was a vice-captain under Ian Woosnam for the record-equalling win at the K Club in 2006. A further two vice-captains will be chosen later in the year, with McGinley waiting to see how his 12-man team is shaping up before making an announcement. European captain Paul McGinley today named Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his first two vice-captains for September’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. The Dubliner often plays golf against Torrance at Sunningdale and has made no secret of his admiration for the Scot’s handling of the captaincy after the 12-month postponement caused by the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. “We won at The Belfry because of one reason, captain Sam Torrance,” McGinley said in 2012. “There’s no doubt about it and anyone on that team would tell you why.” United States captain Tom Watson has already named Andy North and Ray Floyd as his vice-captains for the biennial contest from September 26-28. McGinley said: “I am delighted to officially unveil Des and Sam as two of my vice captains for the Ryder Cup. “As well as being good friends, they are two guys that I greatly admire both personally and professionally and I know they will be vital assets to me in Scotland in September. “They were the first two people I had in mind for this role when I was appointed captain and, since then, I have talked to a lot of the experienced European players about having them as part of the team and, to a man, they have been very supportive of the idea. “Des took me under his wing when I was a young rookie on Tour and he gave me tremendous advice which was not only valuable then but has continued to ring true for me throughout my professional career. “His views and ideas about the Ryder Cup particularly have consistently proved to be spot on and I really enjoyed working with him as a vice captain in 2006 when I was a player.