first_imgThat Croatian destinations are becoming increasingly popular among French travel enthusiasts is confirmed by the tourist traffic realized so far this year.Namely, French tourists have so far made about 450.000 arrivals and 1,7 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents a growth of 6 percent in arrivals and overnight stays, according to the CNTB.Croatia’s excellent position in this market is confirmed by a large number of media publications in the most relevant French media. This is proved by the cover and a large report of 48 pages about Croatia, which was published in a prestigious magazine specializing in travel “GEO“. It is a monthly that in the August issue brings a large report on the Croatian islands of Vis, Hvar, Cres, Brač, Korčula, Mljet, Zlarin and Dugi otok. Croatian islands are described as places that offer the authenticity of destinations with preserved nature, which is a very popular trend among French travel lovers. The circulation of this magazine is more than 250.000 copies, and it is estimated that it is followed by about five million readers.  “Numerous interesting and attractive articles have been published in the French media in recent weeks, focusing on almost all Croatian regions. We are especially pleased with the turn of the French media and the attention they pay to parts of Croatia that have not been in focus so far, such as Istria. Thus, recently in the central information daily Rovinj was recommended as an ideal holiday destination”, she stated Director of the CNTB Representation in Paris Danijela Mihalić Đurica. Croatia Island Trophy in October on Brač, Hvar and VisFrom October 14 to 17, a large humanitarian sports event Croatia Island Trophy will be held on the islands in the Split-Dalmatia County, ie on Brač, Hvar and Vis, with the participation of 150 people from French public life. This RAID ADVENTURE sports event is intended exclusively for women and it is a wish that it be held regularly in Croatia in the coming years. The concept includes female competitors participating in sports activities such as running, rowing, hiking and cycling. The ambassador of the event is the former First Lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler, who is also an active participant in Raid Adventure, an organization that forwards part of the funds raised to the international association KEEP A BREAST whose main purpose is breast cancer prevention globally.last_img read more

first_imgGhana midfielder Ahmed Barusso is yearning for a call up to the Black Stars after a five-year absence to help the team qualify for Brazil 2014.The 28-year-old, currently on loan at Italian Serie B side Novara, wants to be involved with the Black Stars again to contribute his share as a Ghanaian playing abroad.The midfielder has been consistently solid with Novara and has been a major subject in many Italian tabloids. His side placed ninth in the league table with 35 points after twenty eight matches.“I am ready to serve my nation again as I did in 2008 when we hosted the AFCON in Ghana. I have been playing well since I joined Novara and I have been consistent and if the FA gives me an opportunity to come join the team, I will display what am made of to the whole country just for the Black Stars to qualify for a third World Cup,” he told Joy Sports.The former Roma midfielder was traded to Novara after sitting out a series of games due to injuries that he attributed to the club’s synthetic pitch.last_img read more