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.
Demola OjoA first half own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute and a second half penalty dispatched by Real Madrid maestro Luca Modric in the 71st were enough to put an uninspired Nigerian team to the sword in Kalinigrad Saturday, as Croatia went top of Group D without playing at their best.The Eagles offered little attacking threat, although Dejan Lovren blocked Alex Iwobi’s shot just before half-time, and Odion Ighalo glanced a Brian Idowu cross straight at goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. Ighaloâ€™s header from Idowu’s cross, in the 59th minute, was the first of just two efforts on target by the Super Eagles, although Leon Balogun went close to heading in from a Moses corner at the start of the second half.Victory takes Croatia top of the group, after Iceland held Argentina 1-1 earlier Saturday. Both Modric and Ivan Rakitic were excellent in their passing, and Croatia threatened more as the game became stretched in the second half.When Croatia did create chances, it was usually their two creative midfielders who were involved. Modric’s fine early cross was guided down by Ivan Perisic for Mandzukic to fire over, while Andrej Kramaric’s header looped just over the crossbar from a Rakitic assist after half-time.Tactical Analysis (Nigeria)The Super Eagles put in a flat and disjointed performance which in truth, wasnâ€™t much of a surprise considering the way theyâ€™ve played this year, even in victory over Poland in March.The responsibility lies with the coaching crew who have, rightly, been applauded after Nigeria blitzed through their qualifying campaign for the World Cup.However, the Super Eagles last impressive display was a 4-2 friendly victory over Argentina November last year.A closer look at the Nigerian team suggests the loss to Croatia â€“ just like in friendlies preceding the World Cup – was more of a tactical problem, rather than personnel. By playing two defensive minded midfielders alongside captain Mikel Obi (who has been tasked with playmaking duties further up the pitch even though he has played as a successful defensive midfielder for most of his career), the Eagles have been slow paced, without any urgency in attack.In a bid to shoehorn Mikel into an attacking position, Alex Iwobi â€“ arguably the most creative player in the team â€“ has been shunted to the wings, where he is less effective. Invariably, the Eagles lone striker Odion Ighalo has more often than not, played in isolation.If the Nigerian team are to get positive results against Iceland and Argentina, they must be more proactive with at least, an additional attack minded player in the starting lineup.One of the three substitutes that came on against Croatia – Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa or Simeon â€˜Simyâ€™Nwankwo – should be jostling for a starting spot. Wilfred Ndidiâ€™s dynamism in midfield – means he is able to play in tandem with Mikel. The Eagles most experienced player is still invaluable to his team. His calm and know-how are needed, and he can still be a playmaker from a deeper position.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram