The province of North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous federal state and the largest internal market for travel within Germany. From that province, a few years ago, there was a growing interest in travel to Croatia, which is reflected in the large number of airlines from the main airports of the province, Cologne and Düsseldorf, to all Croatian airports.In order to give impetus to the sale of arrangements for the post-season, but also for the next tourist year, the CNTB Representation in Frankfurt and tour operator Olimar organized a Croatian grill party to which more than 50 employees of leading travel agencies from Düsseldorf and the surrounding area were invited. which presented the advantages of the post-season in Croatia and the offer of tour operator Olimar.The emphasis of the evening was on special forms of travel and gastronomy. The director of the CNTB’s representative office, Romeo Draghicchio, introduced the agents to news and trends in the Croatian offer, as well as to the natural and cultural sights that can motivate agency clients to decide to spend their holidays in Croatia. In the second part of the evening, Michael Kahlau presented hotels, small family hotels, excursions and cruises from the Olimar program for Croatia.Employees of the agencies expressed great interest in Croatia and noted that the idea of grilling in the still summer period of the season is a very good promotional idea, point out the CNTB. Tour operator Olimar is a privately owned company with more than 40 years of business and is one of the German medium-sized tour operators. He is primarily a specialist for Portugal and southern Europe, and for several years now they have had Croatia on the program, for which they are recording a steady increase in booking. In the current season, Croatia is the only destination that records sales growth in their arrangement.The CNTB emphasizes that a fair is also being held in Düsseldorf from August 25 to September 2. Caravanning, the largest camping fair in Europe, where all Croatian coastal counties exhibit, and the impressions from the fair are very positive.
By Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 29) – Cayden Carter was first to the checkers in a three-wide Budweiser IMCA Stock Car photo finish Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway.A late caution set the stage for the green, white, checkered ending. Zack VanderBeek was a very close second and Nathan Wood was right behind in third.Daniel Hilsabeck and VanderBeek had battled for the early lead while Wood and Carter jousted for third. VanderBeek grabbed the top spot on lap 10 and Carter and Wood got by Hilsabeck for second and third place, respectively, on lap 11.That’s where it really got exciting as VanderBeek, Carter and Wood got into a three-car battle.Andrew Schroeder earned the Musco Lighting IMCA Modified win ahead of Carter. Brett Lowry was best in the KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMod main.Craig Brown held off late-race challenges from Dale Porter to take the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stock win. John Whalen led start to finish in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.It was announced that SIS will continue to reward drivers with increased payout. IMCA Stock Cars will be $500 to win (22 or more cars) or $400 to win (21 or less) and IMCA Northern SportMods will be $400 to win (18 or more cars) or $300 to win (17 or less). IMCA Hobby Stocks $300 to win with 22 or more. Modifieds are $100 guarantee to start and $500 to win with 16 or more. Sport Compacts are $200 to win with 14 or more