The 51th session of the Tourist Council was held

first_imgThe selected agency on the market of Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Norway and France is MC Group, MediaCom will carry out marketing activities on the markets of Switzerland, Poland and Hungary, Real Group in the markets of Germany, Great Britain and Austria; Aviareps for the market of the Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic and Pro Media Group for the Italian market. Advertising activities in the mentioned emitting markets will be carried out in accordance with the terms from the annual work plan and media plans, and will be additionally agreed with the directors of the CNTB representative offices for individual emitting markets, the CNTB points out.  A total of HRK 1.970.000 in support was awarded by the Decision on the award of grants for 36 programs of destination management companies.  At today’s 51st session of the Tourist Council, decisions were made on the allocation of support to tourist boards in underdeveloped areas of tourism and support to programs of destination management companies; the director of the CNTB offices in South Korea based in Seoul and the head of the CNTB branch office in the USA based in Los Angeles were appointed, and a decision was made to select media agencies for cooperation in 2019. Selection of a media agency for cooperation in 2019. Programs and projects of county tourist boards were evaluated by the Croatian National Tourist Board, and the amount of approved support per individual program / project amounts to a maximum of 80 percent of the total eligible / eligible costs. At its session held today, the Tourist Board approved support for 135 programs and projects for programs and projects in underdeveloped tourist areas, of which 108 programs / projects of local tourist boards and 27 programs / projects of county tourist boards in the total amount of HRK 3.951.083.  Photo: MINT Criteria for selecting projects nominated by destination management companies included innovative package deals, inclusion of unused tourist resources, importance of the candidate program in strengthening Croatia’s image as a destination of special interest tourism, harmonization of programs with the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia and inclusion of underdeveloped areas. center_img In addition, higher scores were given to programs that will be implemented in the pre- and post-season and those lasting more than seven days, all with the aim of strengthening tourist traffic outside the peak months of the tourist season and extending the stay of tourists which are one of the key goals. development of Croatia as a year-round tourist destination and increase in tourist consumption.  “The allocation of financial support for tourist boards in underdeveloped areas, ie for programs of destination management companies are part of our activities aimed at improving and strengthening the overall tourist offer with an emphasis on the pre- and post-season periods. I am sure that the applied projects approved for support will make a strong contribution to maintaining the positive tourism trends. “, said the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić. The Tourist Council also made a decision on the selection five media agencies which will implement CNTB campaigns in 2019.  “Today we made a decision on support for underdeveloped areas of tourism through which we work on a more balanced tourism development of all parts of Croatia, and from next year, after the entry into force of the new package of tourism laws, these areas will be further financially strengthened” said the Minister of Tourism and President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli commenting on the decisions made at the Tourist Board. RELATED NEWS: SELECTED DIRECTORS OF THE CNTB REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN SEUL AND LOS ANGELESlast_img read more

Little League districts continue with 11-12 baseball, 9-10 baseball, softball tournaments

first_imgELLSWORTH — Three Ellsworth Little League All-Star squads will attempt this week to replicate the 11-12 softball team’s District 1 success as they begin their own district tournaments.The Ellsworth 11-12 All-Star baseball team will face Bucksport Little League at 5:30 p.m. today, July 1. Team members are Daniel Carter, Dawson Curtis, Lucas Horne, Thomas Jude, Dylan Kearns, Kyle Jenney, Brayden King, Daniel Lindsey, Connor MacDonald, Cooper Mitchell and Ridge Weatherbee.At the 9-10 level, Ellsworth will take on either Calais Little League or Blue Hill’s Coastal Little League at home Saturday, July 6. Scott Fernald and Colie Haskell will coach a team of Joey Beal, Brandon Blaisdell, Will Bunker, Jeremiah Door, Cole Fernald, Evan Haskell, Cooper Miles, Spencer Seavey, Brayden Sekulich, Coleman Welch and Bryce Wood.The 9-10 softball team will begin its own District 1 tournament Saturday against either Acadian Little League or Sunrise Little League. Players include Lily Alley, Kaylee Bagley, Sophie Beal, Allie Bivins, Elizabeth Boles, Whitney Carter, Camryn Clough, Olivia Dane, Emily Greene, Kennedy Lambert, Sydney Mason, Jenna Moon and Lauren Young. Coaches are Lyndsy Clough, Shawn Bagley and Jamie Lambert.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGame sites will alternate depending on results and locations of previous matchups. All tournaments are double-elimination.last_img read more

A dance with stars

first_imgAwaiting the No. 12 seed 49ers is 5th-seeded Tennessee in the South Regional, which will take place in Columbus, Ohio. The LBSU game is set to tip off at approximately 11:45 a.m. depending on the length of the earlier game between Virginia and Albany. “It’s a compliment to our season as a body of work,” said Florida coach Billy Donovan, whose team rebounded to finish 29-5 after losing three games at the end of the regular season. Still, it’s hardly a guarantee the Gators will be in Atlanta for the Final Four on March 31. Last season, they won it all as a No. 3 seed, and not a single top-seeded school made it to the Final Four for the first time since 1980. Falling to a No. 2 was last year’s national runner-up, UCLA, which looked headed for a No. 1 seed until losing its last two games, including the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament. But the real surprise came in the meager number of at-large bids handed out to mid-major teams. Only six of 34 spots went to the little guys, down from eight last year and 12 in 2004. South Regional in Columbus, OhioNo. 12 49ers vs. No. 5 Tenn. Friday, Time: appox. 11:45 a.m. Ch. 2 For ticket information go to Fill out your men’s bracket / B6 Florida will try to become the first team since 1992 to repeat as champion – and the first ever with the same five starters – and the Gators will do it with their first overall top seed in the tournament, leapfrogging Ohio State courtesy of three straight routs in the Southeastern Conference tournament. North Carolina and Kansas were the other No. 1 seeds, rounding out a group that all won both their regular-season and conference tournament championships. And joining the field for the first time since 1995 will Big West champions Long Beach State who got the automatic bid by defeating Cal Poly in the conference tournament on Saturday in Anaheim. It means fewer opportunities for a repeat of last year, when 11th-seeded George Mason – the commuter college in Virginia – struck a blow for the underdog in a stirring trip to the Final Four. “Last year, the impression was that the tournament committee had gone overboard in selecting mid-majors,” selection committee chairman Gary Walters said. “But when we start the process, we throw conference affiliation out the window … and it shakes out where it shakes out.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NCAA Tournament brackets Printable brackets So much for the little guy. Big boys like defending champion Florida and No. 1-ranked Ohio State are among the top-seeded favorites, while the darling mid-major teams get surprisingly few chances to turn the NCAA tournament into a free-for-all for underdogs. March Madness officially began Sunday when the pairings were announced, kicking off office and online pools and triggering debate about seedings, who went where and who didn’t make it at all. last_img read more