Photo: RegioJet CZ “The arrival of the train from Prague is a symbolic return of our traditional tourists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and the route that passes through several countries is proof of good connections, important for tourist movements. The interest in our country is also evidenced by the investments of the Czech investor in the Hilton hotel on the Costabella worth 80 million euros, which raises the quality of Kvarner’s tourist offer.” concluded Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. “Demand is a record and the highest in the history of our company, which is why we decided to operate on this route every day until the end of August, and not just three times a week as originally planned. The line will remain in 2021. “, he concluded Jančura, adding that all passengers can also buy a bus ticket for many Croatian destinations departing from Rijeka. Interestingly, this news was accompanied by The New York Times. In addition to numerous Czech, Slovak and Slovenian tourists, diplomatic representatives of these countries also arrived in Croatia, as well as 30 leading Czech and Slovak media who will report on the Croatian tourist offer during their stay in our country. The importance of the Czech and Slovak markets for Rijeka is also confirmed by the director of the Rijeka Tourist Board Petar Škarpa. “Czech and Slovak tourists in Rijeka have achieved significant growth in tourist traffic in the past three years, and I hope that this year’s RegioJet train will contribute to the return of Czech and Slovak tourists as it was before the pandemic. I am extremely glad that Rijeka has been recognized in this sense by the Czech partner RegioJet, ie the owner, Mr. Radim Jančura, who connected the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Croatia and Rijeka with this line. “, said Škarpa. Modern and high-quality trains run on the mentioned route, offering customers top service during the trip to the final destination. The first train arrived with a maximum allowable capacity of 12 wagons, of which nine were 9 sleeping and three Astra wagon standard. Until July 11, trains will run 3 times a week, and after that date the train on the route Rijeka – Prague will travel daily until the end of August. In September, trains will run again 3 times a week, and the last train from Rijeka will depart on September 26, 2020. The first train of the Czech carrier RegioJet, which will run from July to the end of August on the route Prague-Brno-Bratislava-Ljubljana-Rijeka, successfully arrived at the railway station in Rijeka together with more than 500 Czech, Slovak and Slovenian tourists who were part of this premiere trip. Approximately 30 tickets were sold “We are proud to cooperate with RegioJet, which has recognized the importance of connecting the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia with Croatia, which enjoys the status of one of the most popular and most popular foreign tourist destinations in these markets. This railway route will significantly contribute to tourist flows between our countries, and this is confirmed by the data on the sale of more than 30 thousand tickets in the first ten days of sales. At the moment, the Czech Republic is in an excellent third place in foreign markets from which we generate the largest tourist turnover, while Slovakia is in eighth place”, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. According to the words Radima Jančure, CEO of RegioJet, this company is the leader for long-distance rail connections in Central Europe, and annually records 20 million passengers, 11 million in rail and 9 million in bus transport.
Prince Charles visits storm-ravaged British Virgin Islands. Prince Charles, heir to the British monarchy visits the British virgin Island to witness recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Prince CharlesThe Prince of Wales, Prince Charles made his first visit to the British Virgin Islands on Saturday for a first-hand look at the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Accompanied by British Member of Parliament Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, the Prince briefly toured Tortola and met local communities to hear about the ways they have been recovering since the BVI was hit by the hurricanes.Visits Youth Empowerment ProjectCharles also visited the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), “which has fought back since the storms to get up and running.There, he met some of the young people who have been a part of new support programs, which encourage them to talk about storm experiences and equip them with practical life skills to cope with difficult living conditions,” said the BIV Government in a statement late Saturday.Prince Charles who is also the President of the Red Cross, visited the local branch where he was introduced to several volunteers, including Deniese Gardener, who risked her life in the middle of the storm, along with two others, to rescue a local woman.First official visit to BVIThis was Prince Charles’ first official visit to the BVI and the first Royal visit since the Duke of Gloucester in March 2012, the statement said.“I was honored to welcome His Royal Highness to the Virgin Islands to show him the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria,” said Governor Augustus Gaspert.“Their destructive force was unprecedented, and the lives of many on the island are still challenging. But, with the incredible community spirit and support from friends overseas, we are now on the road to recovery.“It has been inspiring to see the resilience of our community over these last two months, and it was my pleasure to share this and a few stories of the heroic acts since then with His Royal Highness,” the governor added.“It is important that the Virgin Islands, our challenges and our recovery remain at the front of people’s minds around the world,” Gaspert continued. “There is still a lot to do, and I continue to work with the premier to ensure we progress with the recovery plan.”