That Croatia is a hit tourist destination on the Hungarian market is confirmed by the tourist turnover realized so far this year, which exceeds the total arrivals and overnight stays throughout 2017.Namely, according to the eVisitor system, slightly more than 572.000 arrivals and 3 million overnight stays were made from the Hungarian market last year, while in the previous part of the tourist year about 595.000 arrivals and 3,1 million overnight stays were realized, which is an 8 percent increase in arrivals and 6 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. “The current trends in tourist traffic show that the majority of tourist traffic from the Hungarian market is realized in the individual segment, while a smaller part refers to organized travel, which confirms the thesis that Hungarians know Croatian destinations and regions very well. The most arrivals and overnight stays of Hungarian tourists were made in Crikvenica, Vir, Rovinj, Opatija, Medulin, Rab, Zadar, Lopar, Poreč, Zagreb and Vodice. Of accommodation, they prefer family accommodation, which accounts for about 50 percent of total traffic, while about 23 percent of total arrivals are realized in hotels.”, Said Ivana Herceg, the new director of the CNTB Representation in Hungary, announcing a business workshop for Croatian and Hungarian entities that will be held on October 15 at the Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Hungarians point out safety, good motorway connections and proximity as a great advantage of Croatia, so one of the main goals of this workshop is to increase the number of arrivals and overnight stays in the pre- and post-season and increase cooperation in the continental part of Croatia.That Croatian continental destinations are popular among Hungarian tourists is also shown by a special promotional project of the city of Karlovac, which was recently presented to the citizens of Budapest. In addition to the occasional cultural program in which students and professors of the Karlovac Music School and the Vuge Folklore Society performed, visitors could taste Croatian specialties and enjoy the exhibition “Portrait of the Star City”, art photographer Goran Vranić, and presented their promotional material in Hungarian. Aquatika – freshwater aquarium from Karlovac.Additional confirmation of Croatia’s popularity are numerous media reports on the beauty and quality of the Croatian tourist offer, such as the one in the famous Hungarian lifestlye magazine “Ridikül”, which presented Istria, Pula, Brijuni, Rovinj, Poreč and Motovun, destinations where Hungarians are welcome. guests, stand out from the CNTB.Sell Croatia workshop in BudapestNumerous Croatian and Hungarian tourist entities within the Sell Croatia business workshop will have the opportunity to further improve cooperation, ie even better linking supply and demand in an organized segment that includes travel agencies and tour operators. Applications for participation are open until October 5 via the form available at pages Croatian National Tourist Board.
“If I had the right, I would keep Arsene until he wants because until he cannot perform his activity as a manager, it is a gift for any club to have a coach like Arsene Wenger.” Arsenal are not expected to have either midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) or forward Danny Welbeck (knee) available against West Ham. Forward Sanchez will also not be involved following an extended break after helping Chile win the Copa America. Press Association Arsenal are just one player short of being ready to dominate Europe, according to shareholder Alisher Usmanov. The Gunners beat Chelsea to win the FA Community Shield at Wembley last weekend, and will begin their challenge for the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League at home to West Ham on Sunday. Manager Arsene Wenger moved to strengthen the squad with the £10million summer addition of veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech, and Arsenal continue to be linked with a big-money bid for Real Madrid’s France international forward Karim Benzema. Usmanov, whose Red & White Holdings group own just over 30 per cent of the club’s parent company, believes should Wenger bring in another top target, then he would have assembled a squad capable of challenging the best across Europe. “If there aren’t (any) severe injuries, he’s got a great chance to compete with teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City. The championship will be decided between these four teams,” Usmanov said in an interview with CNN. “With the team that Arsene has put together, except for one position, I think it’s a club that’s ready to successfully fight for European cups.” While Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez intends to keep Benzema as part of his plans for next season, it appears the 27-year-old – who did not travel with the Spanish side to the Audi Cup in Munich – looks set to be on the periphery of the team led by Cristiano Ronaldo and Wales forward Gareth Bale. Arsenal, though, would have to again dig deep into the Emirates Stadium reserves , with Benzema likely to command a fee of around £40million, not to mention his hefty wage packet which would be expected to put him among the top earners at the club. Following improved transfer activity in recent seasons, with the purchases of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Wenger has received the backing of the Arsenal Supporters Trust in a member’s survey. Usmanov, yet to be included on the Arsenal board, believes the 65-year-old Frenchman put his own reputation on the line to help the club move forwards with relocation from Highbury in 2006, which saw almost a decade pass before successive FA Cup triumphs. “Arsene had a very, very difficult position when club shareholders didn’t want to put their money into constructing the new stadium, a nd because of this he lost five years, maybe the best of his career, without a trophy. In reality, 10 years,” Usmanov said.