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AFP photojournalist Yuri Cortez on a seven-day visit to Croatia

first_imgAt the invitation of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Yuri Cortez, a photo reporter for Angence France-Press (AFP), came to visit our country. He gained the sympathy of the world by celebrating Croatian footballers after Croatia’s placement in the World Cup finals in Russia.Cortez will stay in Croatia with his family from August 31 to September 7 and will visit Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Opatija, Rovinj and Pula, as well as other tourist attractions such as the Kornati National Park or the Nature Park. Telascica.  “Impressions and reactions after the historic result of the Croatian national team at the World Cup are still not fading. In this great promotional wave, which was made possible by our footballers with great games, we continued to carry out activities that will further position our country in the world as an attractive tourist destination that is definitely worth a visit. We are looking forward to the arrival of Yuri and his family who will see first hand the beauties of Croatia and the kindness of our people. “, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, adding that the program was created in accordance with the wishes of the Cortez family, which is very much looking forward to visiting Croatia.  Cortez himself confirms that this is the case: “Although I have traveled the world, I have not been to Croatia yet, and I am especially happy that I will go through this experience together with my family. Croatia is a beautiful country full of great and unique motifs and as such is a paradise for photography lovers. We can’t wait for our Croatian adventure”, Said this nice Salvadoran, whose arrival in Croatia was announced by the Salvadoran media, but also by him on social networks. The Cortez family will start their vacation in Zagreb, where during the first and second days of their stay in Croatia (August 31.8 and September 1.9) they will tour the capital with an expert guide driving a Segway, and will also visit Maksimir Park and the ZOO. Then he will stay in Dubrovnik (September 2.9) where he will visit the old town, the walls and the lookout point on Srđ. After that, they will get to know the history of Split (3.9.) And enjoy the local beaches, and the next day (4.9.) They will meet another Dalmatian pearl, Šibenik. After sightseeing, the program on the same day includes a visit to the Kornati National Park and the island of Žut, and a later departure by sea to Zadar, where the family will greet the sun with tones of sea organ. They will continue their journey in Opatija (September 5.9), where the Cortez family will meet with representatives of the Croatian Tourist Board, the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Football Association. The program of the next day (September 6.9) includes a visit to the flagship of Croatian tourism, Istria, and a tour of Rovinj and Pula where they will get to know the culture, customs and gastronomy of the northern part of the Adriatic. Cortez, 53, is the head of the Mexican bureau of AFP, the world’s third-largest news agency. In his professional career, in addition to sports competitions, he also photographed natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and he went through and recorded scenes of battlefields around the world with his camera. Let us add that the information and news about his arrival in Croatia, as well as the invitation of the Croatian Tourist Board, were transmitted by numerous world media.last_img read more