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.
In the match between Alchemy and Avon, Sodiq Rabiu also played a key role as Alchemy triumphed despite falling to two-goal in the first chukka. He scored two great back-hand goals to keep his side in the game.The match between Jericho and BUA was heading the formerâ€™s way as they raced to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals by Edozie Onwuli and team captain Koyin Owoeye but Abba Dantata and Baccha Mustapha had the final say as they scored the fourth and fifth goal in the final chukka which began with scored level 3-3.Quite remarkably, 11-year old Selim Dantata also played a key role in the win on a day he showed that he has the potential to join the fold of polo players lighting up the Nigerian polo stage from the Dantata clan.There are four matches lined up for Wednesday with the match between Lagos RCF featuring Natalie Allen, the only female player in the tournament battling Lagos Lameana.Allan, who made her debut last year, is hoping to turn on the style once more as she hopes to come out victorious with her team in this clash.â€œIâ€™m excited to be playing again and Iâ€™m looking forward to a good game. Playing with Yusuf Katako and â€˜Boy Wonderâ€™ Timi Badiru will be a great experience for me. This yearâ€™s competition is fierce and we are looking for goals and looking to prevent goals as well because qualification will boils down to how many goals you scored in the matches you won and how many were scored against you Tuesday by beating Lagos Avon and Ibadan Jericho.Other matches on the card for midweek will see Kano Hago tango with Port Harcourt Strata base while Lagos Anglestone will face Ibadan Eleyele.The final match of the day promises to be explosive as Lagos STL face off with Lagos Twin Water.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos Alchemy, Kano BUA in Triumphant StartA last minute brilliant solo goal by Ashraf Yahaya secured a 6-5 win for Lagos Alchemy as they edged Lagos Avon as the 2018 Lagos Polo International Tournament got underway yesterday.In another Silver Cup match, Kano BUA also clawed back to beat Ibadan Jericho 5-3 in the opening match of the two-phase tournament which has GTBank as main sponsor.