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
–By: Nathan Quao/citinewsroom.com/Ghana IBF Lightweight champion, Richard Commey, may be enjoying his reign now as one of the kings of the division but he wants to see Ghana get more world champions in future and he wants to help in that regard.He revealed on Monday at the Jubilee House that he would provide some boxing equipment to boxers in Accra to help their development in the sport.He stated this when he presented his belt to the President, Nana Akufo Addo.“I spoke to my manager and I decided that it was not going to be all about me. It is about producing more world champions from Ghana and so, every year, I plan to give some equipment to the young boxers because they are very good.I will leave Ghana at the end of this month and come back around June with some more equipment. It will not be about Ga Mashie but it will for the whole country. As much as we can, we are trying to help nurture more world champions.”President Akufo Addo, commended Commey for the gesture and for winning the world title in February this year after knocking out Isa Chaniev in New York.The President added that Commey would get a car and an amount of GHS 50,000.Commey got the chance to fight for the crown after Mikey Garcia vacated it in favour of fighting Errol Spence Jr for the welterweight title.Commey is expected to make a defence but the details are unknown. What is known is that Commey has plans to fight Vasyl Lomacheko to unify the IBF, and the WBO and WBA belts currently held by Lomachenko.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.- One of Michigan’s outstanding publishers, and outdoor photographer’s was in town this weekend. Book lovers got a chance to meet and speak with the award winning author, Richard P. Smith.Smith has been hunting for over 40 years and has written several books about his experience. Wanting to educate more people about bear and deer hunting is how smith became a top writer.If you missed a chance to grab a copy of one of his books or DVD’s check out his website: Richardpsmith.com or visit Olivet Books and Gifts downtown Alpena.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Santa Needs Your Help Finding 15 Elves in Downtown AlpenaNext Downtown Gingerbread Competition Brings Unique Creations