Donald Trump has made his first public appearance since election night, speaking to media at the White House. The president took no questions from journalists after making a number of serious allegations on voter fraud and “illegal votes”. He did not provide any evidence to back up the claims.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Mr Trump said “if you count the legal votes I easily win. If you count the illegal votes they can try to steal the election from us,” adding that there had been “historic election interference from big media, big money, big tech.” There is no evidence to support either of these claims.It is not “illegal votes” that are now being counted, as the president says, but legitimate mail-in ballots, which are always counted last, following the standard procedure in these states.
xCongratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger. 🇬🇷🇺🇸— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) November 7, 2020The mayor of Paris welcomes back America,xWelcome back America ! Félicitations à @JoeBiden et @KamalaHarris pour cette élection ! Alors que nous allons célébrer les 5 ans de l’Accord de Paris, cette victoire est un beau symbole pour plus que jamais agir ensemble face à l’urgence climatique. 🇺🇸 #Election2020— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) November 7, 2020 xI want to congratulate the new President Elect of the USA @JoeBiden Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow! 🇮🇪 🇺🇸— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) November 7, 2020EU Council President Donald Tusk has an almost familiar name … and a powerful message.President of France.- Advertisement – Prime Minister of Ireland.- Advertisement – So should this one from the Prime Minister of India.x x xCongratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020This one has to sting for … oh, you know, that guy.- Advertisement – xOn behalf of all Zimbabweans, a huge congratulations to President Elect @JoeBiden on his election victory. Zimbabwe wishes you every successes in leading the American people. I look forward to working with you to increase cooperation between our two nations.— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) November 7, 2020The prime minister of Fiji has his eye on the most important issues, and is anxious to see the return of U.S. leadership instead of angry isolation.So does Portugal.xCongratulations to President Elect @JoeBiden. We look forward to working with the new #USA Administration to reinforce transatlantic relations and cooperate on global issues, such as climate change, defense of democracy and international security.— António Costa (@antoniocostapm) November 7, 2020Prime minister of Belgium.xCongratulations @JoeBiden with your election as 46th President of the United States.A record number of people have cast their vote in this election. This illustrates the vibrancy of the American political life and its democracy.— Alexander De Croo (@alexanderdecroo) November 7, 2020President of Italy.xCongratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality. We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner— Giuseppe Conte (@GiuseppeConteIT) November 7, 2020Chancellor of Austria.xCongratulations to @JoeBiden, the new President-elect of the United States. Europe and the United States share a system of values – values that we stand up for together. Looking forward to our future cooperation!— Sebastian Kurz (@sebastiankurz) November 7, 2020 xMy warmest congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Looking forward to strengthening excellent US-Swedish relations and to work jointly for multilateralism, democracy and global security. Together, we can lead a green transition creating jobs for the future.— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) November 7, 2020Ahem … President of Ukraine. Maybe Biden could make this his first overseas stop, just for fun.xCongratulations to @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris! #Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the #UnitedStates. 🇺🇦 and 🇺🇸 have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption. Our friendship becomes only stronger!— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) November 7, 2020Of course, not every message is so welcoming. – Advertisement –
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Everyone at the meeting has agreed in principle to share outbreak information quickly in the interest of containing a potential pandemic, the story said. In related news, Senate Democrats this week criticized the Bush administration’s preparations for pandemic flu and introduced legislation designed to improve them. According to yesterday’s Reuters story, unnamed HHS officials “hinted strongly” that countries that conceal flu outbreaks should not expect other countries to give them flu vaccines and drugs. Create a director of pandemic preparedness and response in the White House to coordinate federal response efforts The legislation was co-authored by Kennedy, Barack Obama of Illinois, Harry Reid of Nevada, and Evan Bayh of Indiana, according to AFP. The bill would: Require the HHS secretary to complete a pandemic preparedness plan and stockpile enough antiviral medication to treat half of the US population “We must share epidemiological data and samples with one another,” one official told Reuters. “Without that kind of early cooperation, we will pull back to the next firebreak because we will have to begin to protect ourselves.” She added, “Working through a global partnership offers we think the best chance, perhaps our only chance, of confronting this threat effectively on all fronts.” The conference follows up on a Sep 14 speech by Bush at the United Nations in which he announced an international partnership on avian and pandemic flu. The 2-day meeting, hosted by the State Department and called the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza Senior Officials Meeting, ends today. Yesterday, Health and Human services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt told the delegates, “The world is clearly unprepared, or inadequately prepared, for a pandemic of H5N1 influenza,” according to a Reuters report. Paula Dobriansky, under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs, was quoted as saying, “If avian flu does mutate to allow easier human to human transmission, the results would be catastrophic locally, regionally, and globally.” McClellan said Bush and the company officials would discuss the problem of industry liability for harmful vaccine side effects, often cited as a reason many companies have quit making vaccines in recent years. The “core principles” supported by those attending the meeting also include donor support for countries that have been or might be affected by avian flu and a duty to work closely with the World Health Organization, according to State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, as quoted in an Oct 5 Reuters report. Oct 7, 2005 (CIDRAP News) Avian influenza and the threat of a flu pandemic were in the spotlight in Washington, DC, today as officials from 80 nations met to discuss the situation and President Bush was to meet with manufacturers of flu vaccines and drugs. “We need to act, because the administration has failed to prepare adequately for a flu pandemic,” news reports quoted Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts as saying. Expand vaccine production capacity and US global surveillance of the illness Meanwhile, Bush was scheduled to meet with heads of vaccine companies today to press for expansion of vaccine production capacity in the face of the pandemic threat, White House spokesman Scott McClellan told the Associated Press (AP). A State Department official warned the conference delegates that a pandemic would be “catastrophic” and begged them not to conceal any outbreaks, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The Senate voted last week to provide $3.9 billion to stockpile an antiviral drug, develop vaccines, and expand surveillance against the threat of a flu pandemic. The measure was an amendment to a 2006 defense-spending bill. The House has not adopted a similar measure.
Sep 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The first wave of H1N1 vaccine will probably consist of 3.4 million doses of MedImmune’s nasal-spray product and is likely to reach providers the first week in October, federal health officials said today.At the same time, officials said the pandemic virus is now circulating widely in 21 states, 10 more than a week ago, and the number of patients going to clinics and hospitals with flu-like illness is about twice what is normal for this time of year.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sep 13 that the first doses of vaccine could become available the first week in October, but today marked the first time officials gave a specific number. Previously the general expectation was that the first doses wouldn’t be available until mid October.”We actually anticipate being able to start receiving orders for the vaccine by early October, and actually vaccine going out and being distributed by providers by the first week of October,” Dr. Jay Butler, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) H1N1 Vaccine Task Force, said at a news briefing today.”Initially we anticipate that about 3.4 million doses of vaccine will be available,” he said. “Additional doses may be available as well, but 3.4 million is the hard number we have now. All of that is the nasal spray vaccine.”The live attenuated vaccine from MedImmune is indicated for children and adults aged 2 through 49, under the approval granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sep 15.The vaccine will be allocated to states in proportion to population. Under a centralized distribution system set up by the CDC, vaccination providers request doses from their state health department. States will screen the requests and then place orders with the CDC, which will transmit orders to McKesson Corp., the company handling the distribution.Local decisions importantWhile the doses are recommended first for high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, healthcare workers, children, and adults with certain chronic health conditions, who actually gets the first doses will depend on local decisions and circumstances, Butler said.”In any given location the availability of the vaccine may actually vary. So oftentimes that decision of who is actually administered the vaccine may ultimately be decided by the provider and the patient,” he said.He said some states have identified maternity hospitals where they may want to send the first doses of vaccine, though that would require an injectable rather than the nasal-spray vaccine. States may also try to steer early doses to healthcare workers and to people who will be living with babies under 6 months old, he said.Vaccine will be shipped from four sites around the country to facilitate rapid distribution, Butler said, but added that he didn’t know the locations.The distribution system is an expanded version of what the CDC uses for its Vaccines for Children program, which involves about 40,000 providers. The agency expects about 90,000 sites to participate in the campaign.Not all of those 90,000 will be individual vaccination providers, Butler said today. Some may be retail chains that may redistribute vaccine to their outlets.Regarding vaccine dosage, the expectation is that children under age 10 will need two doses, while one dose will suffice for older children and adults, Butler noted today.(The age recommendations differ slightly among the three vaccines the FDA has approved for use in children. For MedImmune the indication is two doses for children 2 through 9 years old; for Novartis it is two doses for ages 4 through 8, and for Sanofi Pasteur, two doses for ages 6 months through 8 years.)The CDC has been predicting that about 45 million to 50 million doses of vaccine will become available in mid October, followed by about 20 million a week after that, reaching a total of 195 million in December. Butler reaffirmed that forecast today.At today’s briefing, Dr. Dan Jernigan, deputy director of the CDC Influenza Division, emphasized that the extent of flu activity is very unusual for this time of year, with some flu in every state and widespread cases in 21 states.From monitoring at outpatient clinics and emergency rooms around the country, “What we’re finding is there is an increased amount of folks coming into clinics with influenza; it’s about twice at least what we would expect at this time of year,” he said.”We expect to see a whole lot more illness in coming weeks and throughout the flu season,” Jernigan said.As for hospital cases, he said, “What we see so far is there is some increase in the rate of hospitalization for children and young adults, but it’s not up at the same levels we see during seasonal flus.”Jernigan cited “considerable” flu activity in the Southeast, where schools opened earlier than elsewhere, but did not mention any other regional hot spots.The vast majority of viruses in circulation are the novel H1N1, and they remain well matched to the vaccine that’s on its way, he said.In response to a question, Butler said people who have had a recent flu-like illness should still get the H1N1 vaccine if they are in a target group unless they had a confirmed case of H1N1.”People who have actually been infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus likely do have some immunity,” he said. But most cases were not lab-confirmed, and other flu strains, as well as other respiratory viruses, have circulated during the epidemic, he noted.Global picture variesIn other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its weekly update reported varying levels of H1N1 activity across the globe.The United States is seeing increased flu activity, most notably in the South, Southeast, and Northeast, whereas activity remains low in Canada, the WHO said. Europe and Central Asia also have low activity overall, but France is seeing increases, and localized activity is reported in several European countries and Israel.Flu activity in Japan is holding above the seasonal epidemic threshold, the WHO said. Meanwhile, much of South and Southeast Asia has regional or widespread outbreaks, with cases increasing particularly in India and Bangladesh. Regional to widespread activity also continues to be the story in tropical parts of Central and South America.In temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere, flu continues to wane or has sunk to the seasonal baseline in most countries, the WHO said.Twenty-six cases of oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 flu have been identified globally, the agency said. Another 10,000 isolates have been tested and found sensitive to the antiviral.See also: CDC’s flu update for the week that ended Sept 12http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/Sep 18 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_09_18/en/index.html
As of today, Uber is officially coming to Rijeka, and the seventh city in Croatia where uberX, uberSELECT and uberVAN services will be available.People from Rijeka and many tourists who come to this city have shown incredible interest in Uber, and precisely because of this great interest, as well as because of the tourist prosperity of Rijeka, Uber wants to give everyone access to an additional option to move through the city. “The incredible number of 14 openings of Uber’s application was an invitation that we could not refuse and that is why we are glad that we will connect another city in Croatia with our service. With the arrival of Uber in Rijeka, in the coming months, at least 300 new jobs will be created in the companies and trades of the partner – drivers. We are sure that our service will simplify the movement of many Rijeka residents, but also tourists who will spend this summer on the Croatian coast.”Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.The uberX service will be available in Rijeka, while all those who want additional comfort and quality in more spacious vehicles with the best rated drivers can choose uberSELECT. The UberVAN service is intended for larger groups of people up to eight users traveling together. In the city zone, the prices of the uberX service will be 6 kuna to start, 3 kuna per kilometer and 0.4 kuna per minute of driving. The minimum ride price is 10 kuna. In the suburban zone, the price will be 9 kuna start, 5 kuna per kilometer and 0.5 kuna per minute of driving, and the minimum price will be 15 kuna.For UberSELECT and UberVAN the price will be the same in the urban and suburban area. That is, 11 kuna start, 6.5 kuna per kilometer driven and 0.65 kuna per minute of driving with a minimum driving price of 20 kuna. For UberVAN, the starting price will be 13 kuna, 8.5 kuna per kilometer driven and 0.8 kuna per minute of driving. The minimum ride price is 25 kuna. All the above Uber services will be available from Brseč to Selce and on the island of Krk.Rijeka – a great example of the beginning of market liberalizationRijeka has a liberalized market as much as possible within the existing Law, which is an excellent first step in ensuring a better price for moving through the city. However, at the state level, the next step needs to be taken in line with the positive examples of 21st century regulations – and that is full liberalization through the introduction of a new category, pre-negotiated transport.Full liberalization means that dual administration with state-level licenses and city-level permits should be prevented. “Double issuance of licenses and permits is unnecessary because it is a lengthy process, leaves room for local corruption and restricts entrepreneurship. Likewise, for the successful growth of the entire industry, it is necessary to remove outdated rules such as setting a minimum or maximum price – because that ultimately means higher transport prices for citizens. The Rijeka administration is a good example that proves that a liberalized market works well, and the removal of administrative barriers can create even more jobs in the field of passenger car transport.”, Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.Also, the new regulations should allow the choice of the method of calculating the price, either by GPS or by renegotiating the price with the service providers, and not as the only method to leave the taximeter. It is necessary to remove the existing condition of professional qualification through a three-year school – it is enough to have a category B driver’s license and driving experience of at least 3 years. Finally, a regular medical examination and an advanced safe driving course should be added.Full liberalization in line with the European Commission’s recommendations increases choice for the end user and creates at least 15.000 new jobs, reduces waiting times for vehicles and does not restrict freedom of movement.Related news: UBER AS THE AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN TOURISM
Uniline, a leading Croatian tour operator and the Faculty of Economics and Tourism “Dr. Mijo Mirković ”(FET) from Pula, by signing a cooperation agreement, they started the implementation of a series of activities of long-term common interest, and the main goal is to facilitate and accelerate the inclusion of students in the labor market through Uniline.”The beginning of the cooperation was marked in November last year with a guest lecture by the President of the Management Board of Uniline Boris Žgomba, and now we are continuing to intensify our activities. The goal is to establish cooperation between Uniline and FET, to improve the quality of educational programs and to facilitate and accelerate the inclusion of graduate students in the labor market, to which the Faculty pays special attention. By opting for the vision by which we see FET as a socially responsible center of excellence in higher education and science and a center for fostering innovation and entrepreneurial culture, we have clearly defined our future development. Cooperation with the economy is one of the key areas of action that are indispensable in achieving this vision, and connecting with Uniline as one of our largest partners will significantly contribute to this.”, Says the Dean of the Faculty, Assoc. Robert Zenzerović.Internships and Uniline Wednesday are the first in a series of agreed activities on connecting the economy and higher educationFET students will be able to implement the acquired knowledge and gain practical experience through professional practice, which is one of the important steps towards improving the competencies that students acquire during their education. ”This shows how much we support young, educated and ambitious people. It is part of our systematic and permanent orientation aimed at recognizing and developing human resources, which today more and more in higher education institutions can be called – talents. As part of this, the “Semester of Uniline Experts” begins, every second Wednesday from today onwards with a wide range of topics on the conduct of business processes within our company. We are organizing the Uniline Open Day for all interested students at the end of April this year, the possibility of doing student internships during the spring and summer and in September in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia I invite young colleagues to accept the challenge we are sending them and give our best. “Boris Žgomba emphasized and added that he would know how to appreciate the knowledge, enthusiasm and energy of students, and that he hoped that in the near future they would be the bearers of the development of the Croatian economy.By getting to know the business processes and organizational culture in the leading Croatian tour operator, students are enabled to participate in the realization of Uniline’s recently promoted vision to develop and operate as a leading content travel company in designing and offering innovative experiences in Southeast Europe.Related news:UNILINE OPENS NEW BUSINESS HEADQUARTERS AND PRESENTS NEW BUSINESS PHILOSOPHYCOOPERATION BETWEEN ECONOMY AND HIGHER EDUCATION – UNILINE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTSCOMING SOON // Knowledge is power by HrTurizam.hrEDUCATION AND POPULARIZATION OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM – GET INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”
Croatian tourist offer with 23 exhibitors from Croatia is presented at a stand of 330 square meters, and within the CNTB stand there is an installation of virtual reality glasses, so many partners enjoyed a virtual walk through Dubrovnik, rafting on the Zrmanja and cruising on the Kornati. The WTM World Tourism Exchange in London is a leading three-day event that brings together key stakeholders in the global tourism industry and the travel sector on trends, challenges and innovations in tourism. It is estimated that this year’s fair will be visited by more than 50.000 representatives of the tourism and business community, from agents, investors, media representatives, digital influencers to ministers and other senior tourism industry officials from around the world. WTM is a platform for creating business opportunities and concluding business contracts worth a total of £ 2,8 billion. Photo: TZ DNŽ This year, the Croatian National Tourist Board is once again presenting the Croatian tourist offer at the World Travel Market (WTM), one of the world’s largest tourism fairs, which is being held this year from 4 to 6 November in London. In the current part of 2019, almost 900 thousand arrivals and about 4,6 million overnight stays were made in Croatia from the British market, which is an increase of 5 percent in arrivals and 4 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Excellent results were also achieved in October, during which there were about 62 arrivals and more than 325 overnight stays from the British market, which is an increase of 14 percent in arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays compared to October last year. Photo: WTM FB During the second day of the fair, there will be meetings with representatives of one of the most important partners, both in the British market and in other European markets, such as Ryanair, Eurowings, TUI, TTG. “The appearance at the fair in London can be seen as the beginning of promotional activities and preparations for the 2020 tourist year. We received extremely good announcements from the representatives of Jet2.com, our most important partners in the British market, which, in addition to TUI, brings us the largest number of British tourists. For next year, they announce an 11 percent increase in demand for Croatia, four new airlines and a longer flight season to Croatian destinations” said director Staničić, adding that the five-year contract signed today between Pula Airport and EasyJet will contribute to the positive trends from the British market. During the first day of the fair, the Croatian tourist delegation met with representatives of important partners such as Jet2.com & Jet2Holiday, EasyJet, History Channel, SAGA and InkMedia, according to the CNTB. Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli met with fellow ministers from Cyprus, Albania, Spain, Greece and the United Kingdom. “The Minister of State for Tourism of the United Kingdom expressed a positive attitude between the two countries and pointed out that despite Brexit, there will be no major uncertainties in tourism trends. Our goal at the moment is to have 900 British tourists and I believe that already in the term of this Government we will reach a record million arrivals from the British market. We are also pleased with the positive effects of the activities carried out aimed at positioning Croatia as an air destination, which is confirmed by 80 percent of Britons who come to our country by air.”, said Minister Cappelli. The Kvarner Tourist Board is also present at the WTM fair, which on this occasion, together with Lonely Planet, presents itself to the British media through the prestigious award “Best in Travel Award” for 2020. The appearance at the fair in London is used for additional promotion by the representatives of the Split-Dalmatia County, who organized a large eno-gastronomic tasting of famous Dalmatian products as part of their stand.
According to the eVisitor system, in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia during the first three months 635.000 arrivals (-33%) and 1.893.500 overnight stays (-20%) were realized, while in March realized 118.236 arrivals (-75%) and 518.530 overnight stays (-53%). And currently there is no tourist traffic. The problem will be much more visible in the second, and will be especially emphasized in the third quarter, when about 64% of the total annual foreign exchange tourist revenues are realized. The second quarter has certainly been completely lost (this would be, according to data for the second quarter of last year, 2,3 billion euros of “lost” foreign exchange income from tourism), and for the most important third (when 6,6 billion euros of revenue was generated last year) ) the severity of the fall remains uncertain. On the other hand, optimistic estimates of the World Tourism Organization show a reduction of tourist arrivals by 20 to 30%, and foreign exchange earnings by a third (but as these data from March 26, ie now two weeks old, new estimates are likely to be more drastic ). These estimates are still much more drastic than the impact of the financial crisis on the decline in global tourism in 2009 (only 4% in arrivals) or the SARS epidemic in 2003 (a decrease in the number of arrivals of only 0,3%). So now is the time to prepare a new strategy and mostly prepare promotional campaigns for the day after the coronavirus. Then the most important thing will be to react immediately and aggressively promote tourism, ie the entire offer, in order to activate tourism as soon as possible. So, prepare a campaign and keep them on Stand by. And the main focus will be on the domestic guest. For now, there are too many unknowns and assumptions, so in a time where the situation is changing day by day, it is very difficult to predict anything, and therefore be optimistic. But hope dies last. Realistically, according to the current situation, we can expect tourist activity only in the spring of 2021, and of course not in the same numbers as before. And as for this year, we can optimistically hope that we will still (assuming that the situation in Croatia and Europe calms down, ie the coronavirus disappears) catch the second part of the peak season, mainly through domestic guests and a small part of guests from Austria and Slovenia, in order for tourism to get at least a little “cash flow”. This is not yet a major problem for the balance of payments, as very little income from foreign tourism was generated in the first quarter (only about 4,5% of total annual revenue, EUR 486,2 million last year). The third quarter is important Although tourism has always recovered very quickly, unfortunately, this blow will already shake the entire tourism sector, and recovery is expected in the next 2-3 years. In Croatia, the annual decline in 2009 was also mild: in foreign tourist arrivals below one percent, and in foreign exchange income from tourism by only 14%. The difference between these two crises can already be seen in March, when, according to eVisitor data, a drastic annual decline in arrivals (-80,3%) and overnight stays (-64,5%) of foreign tourists was visible, and cumulatively in the first quarter (-41,3% in arrivals and -27,2% in overnight stays of foreign tourists).
Among the announced lines for Split are Austrian Airlines flights from Austria, Luxairtours, Transavia and easyJet from Benelux, Transavia and easyJet from France, Condor and Eurowings from Germany, easyJet and Wizz Air from Great Britain, etc., and Croatia Airlines flight is confirmed which will connect Split with Rome from mid-June. For Dubrovnik Austrian Airlines flights from the markets of Austria, Luxairtours, TUI, easyJet and Brussels Airlines from the Benelux, Transavia and easyJet markets from the French market have been announced, as well as flights from the markets of Germany, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. According to the announcements, Ryanair, Luxairtours and easyJet will connect Zadar with the Benelux market, while Ryanair will also connect this Croatian destination with German destinations, including Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe and Cologne. Pula According to the announcements, it will, among other things, be connected with Ryanair, Luxairtours and easyJet flights with the Benelux market, and flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and London have also been announced. For airports Rijeka i Zagreb flights from the markets of Germany, Great Britain and Benelux have been announced. Although air traffic is slowly opening and recovering, positive news is still coming in the context of the announcement of airlines that will connect Croatian destinations with key emitting markets during the main summer months. “Most tourist traffic in Croatia is realized through road traffic, ie through arrivals by car, which, with a share of about 75 percent, is the most common way to come to our country. However, in recent years, Croatia has positioned itself as an air destination, and this is especially important in the current circumstances in which our offer, safety, but also transport accessibility must fight for its share in the tourist market. Awakening of air traffic again will help Croatian destinations, especially Dubrovnik and Split, to be more accessible to many travel enthusiasts”, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. According to information gathered by the Croatian National Tourist Board through its representative offices, most flights have been announced for the second half of June and the beginning of July for airports Split i Dubrovnik, as well as for Zadar, Pula, Zagreb i Rijeka. Most flights to Croatian destinations have been announced from the market Germany, Benelux i France. Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, which still has a strong impact on international tourism trends, Croatia has additionally positioned itself as a safe and desirable tourist destination due to its excellent epidemiological situation on the international market. Croatia Airlines, in addition to the existing international routes from Zagreb to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Zurich, will also offer flights connecting the Croatian capital with Brussels, Munich, Sarajevo, London and Rome from June 15, while flights will be offered from June 16. from Zagreb to Dublin, and from 18 June to Vienna. Although it is only about flight announcements, or how changes are possible, we are certainly looking forward to positive interest from the market.