The Croatian National Tourist Board is organizing the second continuation of the well-received promotional campaign “Visit Slavonia, Share Slavonia”. It is a promotion focused on blogs and social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so Slavonia, its tourist sites, customs and delicacies will be experienced by world-famous bloggers and influencers from Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France, Macedonia from September 3 to 8. and Croatia, while two bloggers come from Australia and Japan. Slavonian tourist boards and the Zagreb Tourist Board, where influencers began their stay in Croatia, are participating in the project.”After a great campaign in which promotional posts related to Slavonia were seen and followed on a daily basis by more than a million fans around the world, we decided to bring popular influencers and bloggers to our Slavonia in those parts that were not included in the first part of the campaign. . In this way, we bring the Croatian continental offer closer to the world, especially Slavonia, which has great potential for the development of year-round tourism.”, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the quality promotion of the continental tourist offer will continue, especially in the pre- and post-season periods. The entire project will be implemented on social media under the hashtag #VisitSlavonia and #ShareSlavonia, and the entire trip and stay of the blogger in Slavonia will be broadcast live on the social networks of the CNTB. “An additional promotional significance of the project lies in the fact that all bloggers, in addition to travel topics, specialize in other topics such as eno-gastronomy, culture, fashion or photography.. ”They conclude from the CNTB.More about the program and bloggers In the program “Visit Slavonia, Share Slavonia” je Sophia Giesecke, sanjarica, globetrotterica, designer and blogger. He is originally from China and Vietnam, and her second home is New York where she studied fashion design, and one of her bosses was the world-famous designer Alexander Wang. Her blog is widely read around the world, she is an inspiration to young girls and imposes new trends in travel and fashion. He is coming to Slavonia again Wojciech Tylus from Poland, who together with his wife edits the blog CroLove, which is completely dedicated to Croatia and which receives more than 150.000 visits on a weekly basis. The authors of the blog also have a large number of fans on social networks where they promote the best of Croatia, which they consider their second home, and perhaps a future permanent address. From France a couple arrives Arthur i Clear, who edit a very popular blog Les Droners they are also very active on the social network Instagram. These likeable Frenchmen for their blog and love of travel say it has become their way of life. In creating attractive photos and videos, the drone is also used Japanese blogger Yuya Matsuo, who has been to Croatia several times. So far, he has toured 27 European countries, loves photography, and shares his work with more than 300.000 fans who follow him on social media and his blog simply called Yuya Matsuo. The travel program started yesterday at Zagreb where bloggers, accompanied by a guide, got acquainted with the history and sights of the Croatian capital. A five-day stay in Slavonia begins today at Virovitica-Podravina County where the program includes a tour of the Papuk Nature Park and the Jankovec picnic area and a trip to the Visitor Center “Dravska priča” in Noskovačka Dubrava. A bicycle tour along the EuroVelo 13 route and a visit to the Rupnica site, the first geological natural monument in Croatia, are also planned. The program of the second day of stay in Slavonia includes a visit and a tour Požega-Slavonia County, where bloggers will have the opportunity to see the camp Duboka, which is located on the edge of the Papuk Nature Park in Velika. A tour of the Kutjevo winery with wine tasting, a tour of Požega with an expert tourist guide and a visit to the tourist attraction Corn Labyrinth, which is located in Viškovci, halfway between Pleternica and Požega, are also planned. During the third day of their stay in Slavonia, the blogging team will visit Brod-Posavina County, where they will enjoy various activities such as horseback riding on the Ramarin ranch, wine tasting as part of the Opođa Peasant Household, and a tour of the Brod Fortress, the eco-ethno village of Stara Kapela, as well as the significant landscape of Gajno. The program also includes a tour Osijek-Baranja County, ie the town of Đakovo, a visit to the State Stud Farm Đakovo and the site around Lake Borovik. During the blogger’s stay in Vukovar-Srijem County an expert tour and acquaintance with the rich history of Vinkovci and Županja, driving eco-vehicles through Kunjevci, and participation in this year’s Vinkovci Autumns are planned.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund saw its highest-ever quarterly returns, as some European and Asian markets saw double-digit equity returns. Announcing overall returns of 5.3% in the three months to 30 March, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) chief executive Yngve Slyngstad noted that, after weak returns from European equities late last year, markets rallied. The results came as oil revenues paid in by the Norwegian government fell further. After NOK151bn (€16.6bn) in oil revenue was paid in over the course of last year – significantly down from 2013 after oil prices fell – inflows fell further to NOK9bn in the first quarter of 2015, compared with NOK44.7bn for Q1 of 2014. When measured in Norwegian kroner, the Government Pension Fund Global reported its highest-ever return of NOK401bn, aided by equity returns of 7.5%.Japanese equities saw the best overall returns, at 14.5%, with Asia and Oceania as a whole returning 11%. NBIM also singled out German stocks for praise, as companies listed in the country returned 13.2%, well above the 8.5% return from European equities as a whole. Despite North American stocks only returning 5.3%, the fund noted that shares in Apple contributed the most returns across its equity portfolio, comprising more than 62% of the NOK7trn in assets, with Novartis and Daimler also singled out for their performance. The three firms were among NBIM’s largest holdings. Apple was second only to Nestlé, in which the fund held a stake valued at NOK51.5bn, whereas its stake in Novartis was worth slightly less at NOK42.1bn. Fixed income returned 1.6%, helped largely by the strengthening US dollar and the resulting 6% return. Euro-denominated fixed income fared less well, with a negative return of 4.1%. However, when measured in local currency, the euro-denominated holdings saw positive returns of 4.1%. Property holdings, which continued to grow over the course of the quarter, returned 3.1%, largely boosted by a 8.1% return from listed property. NBIM also emphasised its increasing focus on responsible investment, noting that it voted on 10 shareholder resolutions on environmental concerns. It added: “In Europe, we gave priority to work on the equal treatment of shareholders. In France, we engaged with a number of companies on new rules doubling the voting rights for long-term shareholders.” The matter of double voting rights is currently being discussed by the European Parliament as the chamber debates the Shareholder Rights Directive, but critics have warned that the proposed system would be flawed.