TCN’s Virtual Croatia – an innovative free promotion of Croatian tourism during the coronavirus pandemic

first_imgWith the desire to attract as many tourists as possible to Croatia in this uncertain period of the pandemic this season as well, the famous Croatian blogger Paul Bradbury has launched a campaign Virtual Croatia, a project that brings together local tourist boards in one place with the aim of virtually promoting domestic destinations now, to later turn them into actual visits during the season. The most widely read Croatian portal in English, Total Croatia News, allows tourists to explore our beautiful country from the comfort of their home and plan in advance which locations they will visit soon, thus joining tourist destinations around the world devising new business strategies facing the new reality of coronavirus. The owner of the portal, whose texts are read by more than three million users a year, believes that there is no time to lose. “Local tourist boards know their destinations best and have promotional materials available, and with the support of Total Croatia News, Croatian destinations will tour the world. Little by little, I think we could do a lot together for this, as yet uncertain, tourist season“, Says Bradbury. Photo: Vivian Grisogono Anyone interested can send their materials by e-mail, called Virtual Croatia and add the name of the destination (for example Virtual Croatia Split) with links to all available online materials. “Nikad nije bilo boljeg vremena za strateško promoviranje turizma, jer dvije su stvari sigurne – ljudi i dalje imaju očajničku želju za putovanjem (a što je bolje od hrvatske plaže jednom kad sve ovo završi, koja je k tomu jako blizu za sve one koji u Hrvatsku mogu doći automobilima?) i upravo sada imaju jako puno vremena dobro istražiti kamo žele pobjeći i putovati čim im se ukaže prva prilika. A ta je kombinacija izuzetno dobra za promociju turizma. Trenutačno imamo prilike vidjeti mnoge turističke kampanje diljem svijeta, koje prikazuju primamljive destinacije uz poruke poput Ostanite kod kuće, putujte kasnije. Takve su poruke sasvim razumne i dobrodošle, no ne daju onaj dodatni impuls koji stvara stvarnu želju za putovanjem” says Bradbury.center_img Paul Bradbury invites all local tourist boards to join him and send him all the online promotional materials and stories about their destinations, and he will publish them completely free of charge on his portal and so present the best of our country to tourists around the world. These stories can then be shared through all the channels available to tourist boards. The campaign is designed as a series of articles on destinations throughout Croatia, which will provide future tourists with more information about a particular location, but also the opportunity to virtually explore and fall in love with it, until they can travel again. Two articles have already been published, promoting virtual tours and visit planning Zagreb i Hvar Total Croatia News – najčitaniji hrvatski portal s vijestima na engleskom jeziku ponovno postavlja trendove u turističkoj promociji naše zemlje i kroz svoju Virtualnu Hrvatsku nudi svim turističkim zajednicama besplatnu platformu kojom dosežu desetke tisuća posjetitelja dnevno. Paul Bradbury is an Irish writer and blogger who has lived in Croatia since 2002. He is the winner of the FIJET Marco Polo tourist journalism award in 2014 and runs and edits the largest and most visited Croatian news portal in English, Total Croatia News, which carries the adjective “The most reliable source of information on Croatian destinations in the world”. Numerous domestic experts and analysts write for the portal, and its success is evidenced by the fact that it is used as a source of news from Croatia by many reputable world media such as the Huff Post, Washington Post, Guardian, Independent, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, New Scientist, Herald, Lonely Planet News and many others. Find out more about TCN at read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 9

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 1,023; 2. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 927; 3. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 920; 4. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 912; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 909; 6. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 871; 7. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 856; 8. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 847; 9. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 837; 10. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 821; 11. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 803; 12. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 753; 13. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 723; 14. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 715; 15. David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa, 701; 16. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 690; 17. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 676; 18, Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa, 671; 19. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 663; 20. Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., 652.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 563; 2. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 483; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 455; 4. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 402; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 376; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 372; 7. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 371; 8. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 361; 9. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 338; 10. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 335; 11. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 329; 12. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 328; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 324; 14. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 319; 15. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 317; 16. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 313; 17. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 303; 18. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 301; 19. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 297; 20. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 290. IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 638; 2. Michelle Mel­ton, Flower Mound, Texas, 579; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 536; 4. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 507; 5. John Ricketts, Bur­leson, Texas, 500; 6. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 477; 7. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 460; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 455; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 422; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 405; 11. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 387; 12. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 384; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 379; 14. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 374; 15. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., and Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, each 370; 18. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 357; 19. Jeff Day, Texas, Greenville, Texas, 356; 20. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 348.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weather­ford, Texas, 1,032; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,003; 3. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 833; 4. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 823; 5. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 795; 6. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 787; 7. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 765; 8. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 730; 9. Gregory Gutt, Burns Flat, Okla., 712; 10. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 700; 11. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 691; 12. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 686; 13. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 669; 14. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 664; 15. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 662; 16. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 656; 17. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 654; 18. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, and Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, both 653; 20. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 629.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,039; 2. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 963; 3. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 872; 4. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 817; 5. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 777; 6. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 732; 7. Cody Wil­liams, Minneapolis, Kan., 715; 8. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 701; 9. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 667; 10. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 624; 11. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 572; 12. Nathan Ballard, Marengo, Iowa, 564; 13. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 558; 14. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 550; 15. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 544; 16. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 541; 17. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 535; 18. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 533; 19. Dustin Graham, Boone, Iowa, 509; 20. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb., 506.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 898; 2. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 793; 3. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 788; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 786; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 785; 6. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 716; 7. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 708; 8. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb., 704; 9. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 701; 10. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 683; 11. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 676; 12. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 649; 13. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 636; 14. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 616; 15. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 597; 16. Erik Laudenschlager, Surrey, N.D., 594; 17. Randy Roberts, Boone, Iowa, 593; 18. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., 588; 19. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 584; 20. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 568.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,113; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 943; 3. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 933; 4. Ka­mera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 772; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 563; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 506; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 455; 8. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 452; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 448; 10. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 433; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 426; 12. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 400; 13. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 377; 14. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 356; 15. Kyle Wisdom, Abilene, Texas, 352; 16. Lodi Mitchell, Abilene, Texas, 347; 17. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, and Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, both 344; 19. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 338; 20. Jus­tin Long, Haslet, Texas, 336.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 974; 2. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 705; 3. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 697; 4. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 679; 5. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 666; 6. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 661; 7. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 660; 8. Brooke Fluckiger, Colum­bus, Neb., and Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 659; 10. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 623; 11. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 619; 12. Richard Crow, Grand Is­land, Neb., 574; 13. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 570; 14. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 532; 15. David Norquest, York, Neb., 512; 16. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 502; 17. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 496; 18. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 487; 19. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 478; 20. Devon Davidson, Oneill, Neb., 464.last_img read more