Today, the 23rd session of the CNTB Tourist Council was held at the CNTB Head Office, at which the council members adopted proposals for decisions on the appointment of the director of the representative office, which were covered by a public tender, the CNTB reports.These are representative offices in Italy, France, Poland, the Benelux, Germany – where the competition included the position of director of the representative office and head of the branch office, Russia and the USA. The competition also included representations in Hungary and Slovakia, where the offices were managed by the heads of the offices, without the status of director appointed by the CNTB Tourist Board. “Today, Croatia is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations, and in order to continue to strengthen our visibility and presence in some of the largest emitting markets, we must continuously improve and follow trends and apply innovative ways of promotion. I believe that the elected directors, with their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm they have shown, will make a positive step forward and confirm Croatia as one of the most popular tourist destinations.”, Minister Cappelli pointed out and added that he expects the director of the representative office to take a proactive approach in attracting new market segments and presenting offers that will further position Croatia as a year-round destination.Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić emphasized that he expects a strong contribution from all directors in achieving the strategic goals of Croatian tourism. “I believe that through this competition we have reached the best candidates who will make a strong and positive contribution to future trends in Croatian tourism. I expect new, innovative and interesting proposals from which the future activities of the representative office will be clearly visible. I will insist on a high level of professionalism and teamwork because a quality network of representative offices is an extremely important factor in the promotion of Croatia.”, Concluded director Staničić.The following directors of the representative office were unanimously appointed to the new mandates:Nera Miličić for Germany (head of the Munich branch office)Viviana Vukelic for Italy (also covers the Spanish market)Agnieszka Anna Puszczewicz for PolandRomeo Draghicchio for Germany (re-election)Danijela Mihalic Djurica for France (re-election)Ivan Novak for Benelux (re-election)Ina Rodin for the USA (also covers the Canadian market) – (re-election)Rajko Ruzicka for Russia (covers Ukraine and other markets in the region) – (re-election)Regarding the position of the Director of the CNTB Representation in Hungary based in Budapest and the position of the Director of the CNTB Representation in Slovakia based in Bratislava, according to Barbara Mesić, President of the Commission for Evaluation of Candidates Received under this Competition, the Tourist Board the council was proposed to re-announce the competition for the same, together with the competition for managerial positions in the representative offices scheduled for publication during the first half of 2018. This was proposed with the aim of collecting a larger number of competition applications from candidates with adequate competencies to represent the Croatian National Tourist Board in the relevant markets.As pointed out by the CNTB, the members of the council also adopted proposals for decisions on the establishment of the Commission for Joint Advertising in 2018 and the Commission for Strategic Projects in 2018.