Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas is the most important tourist event on the American continent, which is held every year in August and brings together cream of cream world luxury tourism. Exactly the 29th Virtuoso Travel Week recorded a record attendance – 5.670 participants from 103 countries, of which 2.714 were travel agents and 2.404 preferential partners.According to the CNTB, representatives of the CNTB Head Office and the CNTB New York office held numerous meetings with tour operators, travel agencies and other travel advisors, as well as cruising companies from the USA, Canada and Latin America and introduced them to the Croatian tourist offer, the role and activities of the CNTB and opportunities for cooperation in order to raise awareness of Croatia as an attractive and safe European and Mediterranean destination and increase tourist traffic from these markets.Membership and activities in cooperation with Virtuos are a priority for the promotion of Croatia, growth of tourist traffic, increasing the competitiveness of the offer and improving the quality of service and positioning Croatia on the map of world luxury destinations, the CNTB points out. Istria, Kvarner Tourist Board, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board and Virtuoso representatives of the Croatian tourism industry, Croatia is among the most sought after Virtuoso destinations with a growth in demand of about 25%.Lošinj Hotels & Villas became a new member of VirtuosThis year’s Virtuoso Travel week is extremely important for Croatia because we got a new member of Virtuoso, Boutique Hotel Alhambra – Lošinj Hotels & Villas, which is the biggest recognition for the last three years of demanding but very productive cooperation with Virtuoso. In addition to the CNTB and the Alhambra Hotel, the Croatian members of Virtuos are: Calvados Club, Fortuna Travel, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik and Le Meridien Lav Hotel.A big surprise of Virtuoso Travel Week is the recognition of the CNTB for successful cooperation and the proclamation of the CNTB Representative Ina Ina Rodin as the Ambassador of the Year of Virtuos and the awarding of the eponymous award during the 2017 Virtuoso Alliances meeting.With more than 16 tourism advisors worldwide and a portfolio of almost 1.700 partners (hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise companies, onsite travel agencies and tourist boards) and with an annual turnover of more than 21 billion US dollars, Virtuos is the most important organization in the luxury travel segment.Authenticity and experience One of Virtuoso’s unofficial slogans, as Matthew D. Upchurch points out, is the CEO next “A Virtuoso offers what you cannot see, but will feel forever.“It is precisely our greatest value that is our incredible diversity and authenticity, and yet on the other hand we continue to sell sun and sea. We are full of experiences, our authentic stories, and the motive of the trip is to get to know new ways and culture of living. The biggest responsibility lies with the local tourist boards, which unfortunately do not develop strategically or sustainably. Tourist destinations (cities, counties, so-called) develop local tourism, ie tourist destinations, while CNTB and MINT are on a global level and as a platform or extended arm to the entire sector.Everyone has known and talked for years, even Virtuoso, and it has always been so, tourism is emotions, experiences and stories. Let’s tell stories
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs blanked The Connersville Lady Spartans 10-0.Batesville JV won 7-0.Batesville vs. Connersville (9-21)Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.
Norma (Lee) Wagner, 91 of Batesville, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at The Waters of Batesville. Norma was born December 28, 1925, near Hartsville, IN, the daughter of Fairy Smith Lee White and Roy Lee.On September 24, 1943, she married Roy T. Wagner, of Batesville, at the United Methodist Church, where she was a member.Survivors include daughters Deanna Mirick (Don) of New Point, Susan Davison (Bill) of Bradenton, FL, and son Richard T. Wagner (Andrea) of Batesville, one brother Robert White (Connie) of Greensburg, and one sister Kathryn Moore of Greensburg. Norma is also survived by 8 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, also stepfather, Clarence White, one granddaughter, Annette Mirick, Three brothers Elven Porter Lee, Lester Lee, Chester Lee, and three sisters, Jesse Hampton, Rosamond Beard, and Hester Lee.Norma loved to read. She also loved to have her family visit, especially in large numbers. Norma was a great cook.Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1:00pm until time of services at 2:00pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial will be in the United Methodist Church Cemetery, Batesville.The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Heart Fund or Batesville EMS. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
Oborodudu, Adekuoroye fail to reach semi finalsDuro Ikhazuagbe in RioTeam Nigeria’s dream of winning medals in the wrestling events of the ongoing 2016 Olympic Games here in Rio de Janeiro has continued to varnish as two of the country’s prospects, Blessing Oborodudu and Oduanyo Adekuoroye crashed out of their respective categories yesterday afternoon in the quarter-final matches at Carioca Arena.Oborududu who is the captain of the Nigerian wrestling team lost 3-1 to Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold in the 63 kg class while Adekuoroye on the other hand got beaten 5-0 flat by Mattsson Sofia Magdalena of Sweden in the 53kg class. Earlier, on Wednesday afternoon, three other Nigerian wrestlers – Mercy Genesis, Hannah Reuben and Aminat Adeniyi – were all eliminated from the preliminary rounds of the women’s wrestling events.Genesis fell 5-0 to Poland’s Iwona Matkowska in women’s freestyle 48kg, Reuben lost 4-1 to Canadian wrestler, Dorothy Yeats in the women’s freestyle 69kg, while Adeniyi also lost 3-1 to Finland’s Petra Olli in the women’s freestyle 58kg.All the five wrestlers were among the six medal hopefuls in the squad led by former Olympic gold medalist, Daniel Igali.Until last week, these wrestlers had no sparring partners to train with as those earlier listed to accompany them here were dropped as cost saving measure by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports officials.Igali who doubles as both president of the federation and technical director had to resort to helping to do sparring rounds with the wrestlers until competition started.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Former IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey is prescribing an intensive three-month residential camping training regimen as the only way to ensure medal success for Ghana in boxing at international sporting events.According to Clottey, the system whereby boxers are selected and taken through a few weeks of training ahead of major events will hardly yield any major results.”We need to send the boxers into residential camping for at least 3 months give them good food and control all their social habits,” he told Joy Sports during visit to his Attoh Quarshie Gym in Achttp://admin.myjoyonline.com/articles/add/5/4cra.Clottey, who is a product of the amateur system also added that the boxers need to compete around the continent to sharpen their skill and conditioning for major events like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and All Africa Games.”They need a system where they will fight in several competitions in Ghana and on the African Continent. Once they have the experience it helps their technique and their conditioning levels for fights,” Clottey told Joy Sports. The national amateur boxing team of Ghana, the Black Bombers, have so far qualified only one boxer for the Rio Olympic Games and are looking forward to adding a few more in a final Olympic qualifier which comes off in Azerbaijan in about seven weeks.Prior to the last qualifier held in Cameroun, the Black Bombers had funding challenges which resulted in inadequate residential camping for the qualifier, which saw flyweight, Abdul Omar (pictured above) book his place at the Olympics.Boxing remains Ghana’s most successful sport at the Olympics with three of the four medals won so far coming from boxing. Boxers Ike Quartey Snr, Prince Amartey and Eddie Blay Snr, won boxing medals at different Olympic Games events to seal their places in Ghana’s sporting history. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports