This year, for the first time in history, we will realize 100 million overnight stays

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 2,1 million arrivals (+7 percent) and 12 million overnight stays (+4 percent) were realized in Croatia in September. while from January to September, there were 17 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 97,2 million overnight stays (+12 percent).These are excellent results which certainly confirm that this will be the year in which Croatian tourism will realize 100 million overnight stays for the first time in history. “The data so far for this already record tourist year are the result of well-done preparation, well-thought-out marketing activities, an increasing number of quality tourist offers and joint cooperation of all stakeholders in the tourist system. I believe that the positive trends will continue until the end of the year and that we will once again confirm that Croatia today is one of the most popular tourist destinations that attracts more and more guests during all parts of the year. Our future success is based on continuous quality improvement and sustainable development. Each destination is part of the overall tourist story of Croatia and that is why it is extremely important to plan and think long-term at all levels so that tourism in the future can continue to develop and stimulate the economic development of entire communities.”Minister Cappelli pointed out.Director Staničić, on the other hand, emphasized the excellent results achieved in traditionally strong markets. “Germany is the country from which we are traditionally visited by the most tourists. However, this is a very large market from which we still have great potential, so we are extremely pleased with the results achieved so far, because for the first time in history we made 2.6 million arrivals from the German market. This result represents an increase of 16 percent for the first nine months, and we expect the continuation of positive trends for future periods. We are also recording excellent results in other markets, so who already has as many as six markets from which we have achieved more than 5 million overnight stays, and apart from Germany, these are Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy.”, Concluded director Staničić, adding that a significant share in the good results have domestic tourists who during the first nine months realized more than 11 million overnight stays.Photo: MaistraSeptember maintained positive trendsOf the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in September, foreign tourists realized 1,9 million arrivals (+8 percent) and 10,7 million overnight stays (+4 percent), and increases were also recorded by domestic tourists, which increased by 13 percent in overnight stays. Thus, in September, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (3,4 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (2,4 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (2 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 1,4 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1,2 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 840 thousand overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 269 thousand overnight stays and Zagreb with 242 thousand overnight stays. In September, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 198 thousand overnight stays were realized on the continent (an increase of 6 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac (60 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje (28 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County. 21 thousand overnight stays).During September, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (3,3 million overnight stays), Austria (1,1 million overnight stays), Slovenia (845 thousand overnight stays), the United Kingdom (733 thousand overnight stays) and Poland (700 thousand overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in hotels (3,5 million overnight stays), household facilities (3,3 million overnight stays) and camps (2,2 million overnight stays), while in September the nautical charter realized 620 thousand overnight stays. +10 percent).Up to 100 million overnight stays by the end of the yearLooking at the period from January to September, foreign tourists made 15,3 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 86,2 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases with an increase of 8 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. In the period from January to September, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (26,7 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (18,3 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (17,9 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 13,1 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 7,8 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,1 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1,7 million overnight stays. 1,6 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+16 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (532 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (249 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (139 thousand overnight stays).During the first nine months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (19,9 million overnight stays), Slovenia (9,8 million overnight stays), Austria (7,3 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (5,4, 34,2 million overnight stays), and the top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Umag. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (22,2 million overnight stays), hotels (18,5 million overnight stays) and camps (3 million overnight stays), while in the first nine months 15 million were realized in nautical charter. overnight stays (+XNUMX percent).last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Basketball Results

first_imgThe Batesville Freshman Boys Basketball team lost to both Milan and Plainfield on Saturday. The first game against Milan was close up until the end, but Milan managed to close out the game and win by 3 when Seth Gausman failed to connect on a three pointer to tie the game with just a few seconds left on the clock.Milan got out to an early 7-4 lead after the first quarter.  They then extended that lead to 5 going into halftime with a score of 20-15. Batesville came out strong after the half and tied the game at 25 by the end of the 3rd quarter. It wasn’t enough, however, as Milan did a great job closing out the game down the stretch. Batesville was led by Seth Gausman with 8, followed by 7 from Charlie Dice.The Bulldogs played a double header and faced Plainfield that same evening. The game started out close with a 1st quarter score of 11-8 in Plainfield’s favor. Once the second quarter started, Plainfield took a commanding lead, heading into halftime with a score of 31-14 and continued to stay in control throughout the game. By the end of the 3rd quarter, it was 42 – 17. The final score was 48 – 23. The Bulldogs were led by Seth Gausman with 8 points and John Thompson with 7.Their next game is Monday, December 12th vs Jennings County at Batesville High School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img read more

Weepy Advocaat silent over future

first_img Press Association “If I stop this will be the last job, and (if I continue) it will be this one.” What the future held for himself, Advocaat challenged the Mackems to build on their achievements. He added: “This is the moment for Sunderland Football Club to do something also. You cannot buy eight players for £40million, so you have to try to get more quality into the squad and make the team stronger. “We have to be very proud of our chairman and what he is doing but the quality was not always there. Now hopefully he can start on a new set-up, bringing more players of quality than he did in the past.” Despite Sunderland’s resolute defending and threat on the counter attack, Arsenal had created enough chances to put the match beyond them. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was left frustrated following another night where his men dominated possession but could not convert their superiority, having now failed to score at the Emirates Stadium for a third successive match. Arsenal, though, remain in third place, and with a three-point lead over Manchester United and superior goal difference are all but guaranteed automatic Champions League qualification. “We dominated possession and we lacked a bit of sharpness in our movement, in the way we prepared our chances and in our finishing as well,” said Wenger. “Physically it was an intense game on Sunday (at Manchester United) from what we have analysed and we were a bit jaded tonight. “We haven’t scored in the last three games at home and the fact that we couldn’t score played a big part in our spontaneous attitude when finishing.” Wenger added: “You have to expect your opponent to play well and you to be good enough to beat them despite that. “Now we know that the point we took at Manchester United was vital. Had we lost that game then we would be in trouble. “We are in a strong position now to finish in the top three. “It’s important to win on Sunday and give a good final game to our fans, after that we need to prepare for the FA Cup final.” Midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to be in the England squad announced on Thursday, having made a first start since November. Wenger, though, confirmed forward Danny Welbeck would be a doubt because of an ongoing knee problem. “Welbeck has a test on Saturday or Sunday. We’ll know more about it then,” he said. The Dutchman was in tears at the final whistle after the Black Cats battled to a 0-0 draw, which was enough to avoid a nervous final day of the season at champions Chelsea on Sunday with Hull and Newcastle now left to scrap it out for survival. It is a remarkable achievement under the former Rangers boss, who presided over an upturn in form with 12 points from eight matches in charge to protect his record of never having been relegated. “We have always said it was not about me, it was everybody involved, from the president to the people in the office and the team,” said Advocaat, as he again welled up when speaking in the post-match press conference. “The team believed in what we were trying to do from day one, but nobody believed we would do it here against a great team. “I always told them to believe in their quality. “To have done it on our own, this gives me a special feeling.” The former Dutch manager continued: “The emotions came when my friend Bert van Lingen (Sunderland assistant coach), we have done 25 years everything together, when he arrived on to the pitch and he started crying then. I did the same but he said ‘let it go’, and I said, ‘okay, why not’.” The 67-year-old, though, would not confirm whether he had yet decided to stay on in Wearside. Asked what it would take for him to remain in charge, Advocaat said: “I give an answer on that next week, sorry. “If you don’t mind, I will keep that (reasons) for myself. I have to think about everything. Dick Advocaat fought back tears as he paid an emotional tribute to everyone who helped Sunderland stay in the Barclays Premier League after securing a point at Arsenal, but will delay a decision on his own future until next week. last_img read more

NPFL All Stars: Rabiu Ali, Ezenwa and 11 Others Hit Abuja…

first_imgThe others are Sikiru Olatumbosun, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, both of MF, FC, Lagos, Lobi Stars goalkeeper,Okemute Odah and the duo of Charles Henlong, Al Hassan Ibrahim from Wikki Tourists. Also in camp were Plateau United’s Kelechi John, Shedrack Oghali of Warri Wolves, Gabriel Wassa of Niger Tornadoes and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa of FC IfeanyiUbah. Wassa and Ezenwa however did not train with the squad following knocks they copped in their last club engagements.The team will resume training Wednesday morning, and will later watch the round of 16 FA Cup cracker between Enyimba FC and El Kanemi Warriors in Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kano Pillars midfield strong man, Rabiu Ali led the early arrivals as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) All Stars camp for the first LaLiga Tour opened in Abuja Tuesday.In all, 13 of the 37 players invited by Coach Salisu Yusuf arrived Abuja and trained inside the Main Bowl of the National Stadium guided by Yusuf and goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu.The NPFL All Stars, a product of the League Management Company (LMC) and Spanish League (LaLiga) techincal and commercial partnership are due to embark on an international friendly match tour during which they will play LaLiga sides, Valencia and also play Malaga in the Carranza LaLiga World Club Tournament on August 10, 12 and 13.Among the early arrivals are FC IfeanyiUbah’s Ismaila Gata, Kano Pillars’ Jamiu Alimi and Ifeanyi Mathew.last_img read more

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