The most popular Korean TV show is being filmed in Croatia

first_imgPhoto: HTZ It is a six-day visit to Croatian destinations where the most watched Korean TV show is being filmed. Otherwise, a show Battle trip which is broadcast on the KBS channel is watched by over 25 million viewers in South Korea, as well as a large number of Korean expatriates, predominantly in the United States, through the KBS World channel. Battle trip production in Croatia will visit Zagreb, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Split, Makarska Riviera and Brač.  South Korea, with a population of 51 million and the establishment of a direct scheduled Zagreb-Seoul flight of Korean Air, represents a great market potential for Croatia.  “Croatian destinations have turned into excellent locations for shooting top films, series and shows. The positive impact of world-famous shows and films on the global promotion of our country is unquestionable, which is confirmed by the huge jump in popularity of our country in the Korean market after the Korean reality show The Romantic was filmed in Zagreb in 2013. I am sure that the popularity of Croatia in Korea will increase further after the stay of their music stars in our country, but also after the broadcast of this most watched South Korean TV show “, said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the recent formal opening of the CNTB Representation in Seoul will further increase the promotional activities of our country in Korea. During their trip, they will get to know traditional Croatian customs such as making gingerbread hearts in Zagorje, enjoy gastronomic delicacies in Split, but also experience an off road buggy adventure in Baška Voda and bike rides on Brač. The show, filmed in the most beautiful Croatian destinations for 90 minutes, will be broadcast in South Korea in about a month.center_img Croatian National Tourist Board and Bluesun hotels in cooperation with Korean National Television KBS te media house A9 hosted the production team of South Korea’s most popular TV show Battle trip, but also the biggest Korean pop stars Park Cho-rong and Yoon Bo-mi.  Korean pop stars Cho-rong Park i Yoon Bo-mi currently residing in Croatia are members K-pop group Red Velvet. On social media, they are followed by an army of followers, more precisely, 8,3 million followers on Instagram and 1,3 million followers on Facebook . According to the number of overnight stays, the destinations with the highest turnover from the Korean market are Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Plitvice Lakes. Korean tourists mostly visit Croatia in the pre- and post-season, mostly during May and June and September and October. So far this year, we have recorded over 317 thousand arrivals and 402 thousand overnight stays from this market, which compared to the same period last year represents an increase in overnight stays of almost 5 percent. last_img read more

Mancini plays down Tevez punishment

first_img The Argentinian striker was this week ordered to undertake 250 hours of unpaid community work after being found guilty of driving while disqualified. The punishment comes at a time when Tevez has been in fine form on the field having scored six goals in his last seven appearances. With City facing Manchester United in an eagerly-anticipated derby at Old Trafford on Monday, Mancini is hopeful that run continues. When asked if the community service was likely to cause a problem for City, Mancini said: “I don’t think so, no. I didn’t speak with him about this.” He added: “I think that Carlos made a mistake and he will pay for this. But usually he has good behaviour.” Another City player, Samir Nasri, has also been banned from driving this week. Mancini does not think these incidents badly affect the image of the club. He said: “I don’t think this. This is their private life. We can do nothing about this. This can happen sometimes.” Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini does not expect Carlos Tevez’s community service order to hamper the club in any way.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more