In the first five months, there were 19% more arrivals and 24% more overnight stays

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of May, 3,6 million arrivals (+ 19%) and 11,6 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. (+ 24%).Out of that, foreign tourists realized 2,9 million arrivals (+ 22%) and 9,9 million overnight stays (+ 27%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 10% and in overnight stays by 7%.During the first five months, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (3,4 million overnight stays), while 1,8 million overnight stays were realized in Kvarner and Split-Dalmatia County. They are followed by Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1,4 million overnight stays, Zadar County with 925.000 overnight stays, Zagreb with 820.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 498.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 243.000 overnight stays. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 334.000 arrivals (+ 17%) and 693.000 overnight stays (+ 15%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje (132.000 overnight stays), Karlovac (102.000 overnight stays), Osijek Baranja (73.000 overnight stays), Međimurje (65.000 overnight stays) and Vukovar-Srijem County (64.000 overnight stays).”We are happy with the results of this year’s pre-season, where we achieved high double-digit increases in tourist traffic. This confirms that our digital campaigns, marketing and PR activities placed on foreign markets, conducted with the aim of positioning Croatia as a year-round destination, are very well received. We will continue to cooperate with key foreign and domestic partners in attracting guests outside the summer part of the tourist year, which is one of our strategic goals. ” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.At the national level, during the first five months, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (2,5 million overnight stays), Austria (1,1 million overnight stays), Slovenia (913.000 overnight stays), the UK (643.000 overnight stays) and BiH (421.000 overnight stays). , and looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were realized in hotels (5,6 million overnight stays) and in household facilities (2,2 million overnight stays).30% more guests in May than last year  In May, there were 1,7 million arrivals and 6,5 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to May 2017 represents an increase of 30% in arrivals and 39% in overnight stays.In May, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (2 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (1,1 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (1 million overnight stays), while on the continent in May 104.000 arrivals (+ 19%) and 189.000 overnight stays (+ 16%), of which most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac, Krapina-Zagorje, Osijek-Baranja, Zagreb and Vukovar-Srijem counties.During the extended Weekend weekend, more than a million overnight stays were realized In the period from 30 May to 3 June 2018, ie during the extended Corpus Weekend, 380.000 arrivals and 1,5 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia.During Corpus Christi, the majority of tourist traffic was registered in commercial accommodation facilities, while non-commercial accommodation facilities participated in the total traffic with a share of 6% in overnight stays and 2% in arrivals. Hotels were the main carrier of traffic, with a share of 36% in overnight stays and 46% in arrivals, while campsites were in second place, with a share of 25% in overnight stays and 20% in arrivals. During the extended weekend, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (445.000 overnight stays), Austria (260.000 overnight stays), Croatia (129.000 overnight stays), the UK (101.000 overnight stays) and Slovenia (73.000 overnight stays).”Croatian tourism has achieved a growth of over 35 percent of tourist traffic compared to the same period two years ago and everyone in the tourist system should be proud of that. This is proof that our activities so far have yielded excellent results, but also that tourism does not happen by itself, but that with continuous work to increase quality and through the creation of new offers, great strides can be made very quickly. I believe that these results will have a positive impact on the continued growth of revenues in tourism and will be an incentive for all to continue to build the success of Croatian tourism. ” concluded Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.last_img read more

Martin Keown’s Champions League predictions, including Man Utd v Barcelona and Tottenham v Man City

first_img Liverpool v Porto Liverpool seem to save their best performances for the European stage. This victory will give them the belief they can go on to win the Premier League.Their front three – Salah, Mane and Firmino – looked hungry and back to their best. Virgil van Dijk oozed class. There was only one team in control of that match and it was Liverpool.They will be very happy at drawing Porto – a team they beat 5-0 on aggregate last season.Keown’s verdict: Liverpool Martin Keown’s Champions League predictions, including Man Utd v Barcelona and Tottenham v Man City Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Mar 2019 11:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link776Shares The Champions League quarter-final draw has been made (Picture: Getty)The Champions League quarter-final draw was made on Friday, with Premier League champions Manchester City facing Tottenham in an all-English clash.Manchester United, who knocked PSG out of the competition, will take on European heavyweights Barcelona while Liverpool meet Porto and Ajax play Juventus.It is the first time in 48 years that England has had six quarter-finalists in major European competitions, with Chelsea and Arsenal also competing in the Europa League.Gunners hero Martin Keown expects Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to win the Champions League and has made his quarter-final predictions in a column for the Daily Mail.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Advertisement ‘You have to be disappointed’: Solskjaer reacts to 2-0 loss to ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:28Fullscreen’You have to be disappointed’: Solskjaer reacts to 2-0 loss to Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/you-disappointed-solskjaer-reacts-2-0-loss-arsenal-1879850/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.center_img Juventus v Ajax Juventus were staring at the exit until Cristiano Ronaldo worked his magic. Success in this competition seems to drive him.Don’t count out Ajax, though. This is a magnificent young team who were better than Real Madrid over both legs.Ronaldo and Juventus to go through – but it won’t be easy.Keown’s verdict: Juventus Advertisement Manchester United v Barcelona On paper, Barcelona should be too strong for United. Lionel Messi blew them away at Wembley in the final eight years ago and his powers are not waning.But United have already won at Juventus and PSG this season. Why can’t they add Barcelona to their list of scalps?Premier League teams are strong in Europe once again and I can see United springing a surprise here.Keown’s verdict: Manchester United Klopp relishes 3-1 win to knock Bayern Munich out of Champions LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:02FullscreenKlopp relishes 3-1 win to knock Bayern Munich out of Champions Leaguehttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-relishes-3-1-win-knock-bayern-munich-champions-league-1882466/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Tottenham v Manchester City I’ve said that City will win the competition so I expect them to get the job done against Spurs but it won’t be easy.You only have to look at the contrasting workloads for the two teams. If Brighton win their FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday, Tottenham will have their feet up the weekend before they are due to play the first leg.City have a gruelling run of six games in just 18 days in which they will play Spurs three times, a potential FA Cup semi-final, a Manchester derby at Old Trafford and a tricky trip to Crystal Palace.Keown’s verdict: Manchester City More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

Former Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael signs with Indianapolis Colts

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, as reported by NFL Network. He joins his SU teammate, Zaire Franklin, who was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Colts. Overall the two former Orange, along with Ervin Philips and Jamar McGloster, have been acquired by NFL teams on Saturday.Ishmael is Syracuse’s all-time leader in receiving yardage and finished second in program history in catches behind Philips. Ishmael broke the Syracuse career receiving yards record in his final game, breaking the mark previously held by Marvin Harrison. Now, Ishmael has signed with the same team that drafted Harrison in the first round in 1996.In 2017, Ishmael and Philips set an ACC record with the most combined receptions by a pair of teammates. Ishmael contributed 105 receptions to that record, going with Philips’ 89. The Associated Press named Ishmael a third-team All-American after the season.Prior to signing Ishmael after the NFL Draft concluded, the Colts had picked two wideouts in the draft itself: Daurice Fountain from Northern Iowa and Deon Cain from Clemson. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 28, 2018 at 10:32 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Trio seek elusive US title in Georgia

first_img Three players, all at college in the United States, will represent England Golf in the annual Jones Invitational Cup at Ocean Forest Golf Club at Sea Island, Georgia, on 30th January – 1st February. The trio comprises Tomasz Anderson (Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire), Ben Taylor (Walton Heath, Surrey) and Ben Wheeler (Purley Downs, Surrey) who will chase a title that has continually eluded English players. Anderson, 22, (Image © Leaderboard Photography) scored five wins from six on his England debut in last year’s Home Internationals in Wales. Currently at Jacksonville State University where he has enjoyed considerable success, he was a semi-finalist in the English Amateur Championship at Frilford Heath in 2013 and finished equal 14th last year in the South of England Amateur . Taylor, 22, has enjoyed victories at Louisiana State University including the David Toms Intercollegiate last year. He made his full England debut in the 2011 Home Internationals in Ireland and in 2012 finished third in the Turkish Amateur and the Jones Cup, the best by an England player to date. Also in 2012, he reached the quarter finals of the English Amateur and represented GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy. In 2013, he finished equal third in the Brabazon Trophy. Wheeler, 22, at Coastal Carolina University, has yet to be capped by England but finished equal fourth in the 2012 Tillman Trophy at Moor Park and in 2013 was tied eighth in the South of England Amateur Championship. Last year, in a limited number of events on this side of the Atlantic, he finished tied 14th in the South of England and 17th in the Amateur Championship. The Jones Cup comprises a field of 84 top amateurs from the US and around the world, who will compete over 54 holes of stroke play for this prestigious title which was inaugurated in 2001 as a biennial event but which is now played annually. Taylor’s third place in 2012 tops the English performances in the Jones Cup, while Gary Wolstenholme finished equal fifth in 2001 and Jamie Elson, Jack Hiluta and Ben Stow have all finished sixth. 6 Jan 2015 Trio seek elusive US title in Georgia last_img read more

Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Kay Dobson tells how she created a network of like-minded golfing women in the north-east

first_img Kay Dobson is a 35-year-old working woman who took up golf and then struggled to find like-minded women to play with. The answer? She set up the network, North East and County Durham Women’s Golf, and has over 200 members. Here’s her story:How did you get into golf?I wanted a hobby. I tried returning to my childhood hobby of horse riding and hated it! My hubby kept asking me to go to the driving range and, after declining many times, I went and loved it.So far, so good. What went wrong?I work as a security officer so I wanted weekend golf – but there didn’t seem to be any events for women at the weekend. Unfortunately I didn’t research the first club I joined and I found a lot of the ladies were five-day members and there was not many weekend meet ups or competitions.Everything that was advertised was more aimed at older or retired or non-working women. I could play with my husband, but he had a handicap of six and I wanted to play with others at my level, but I felt frustrated that I couldn’t meet anyone.What did you do about it?I set up a Facebook group but didn’t really do anything with it for a few months, until a pro at another club arranged a Prosecco get together with some other ladies he taught. From there the group went from around five women in 2016 to currently 220 in 2018.Now we’re the North East and County Durham Women’s Golf – a network for golfing women. The group is made up of a variety of people of different skill levels. It includes beginners, professionals, club representatives and more experienced golfers.Some just are on it and remain silent, some attend events that suit them and others are in it in a business sense. We have all sorts of events, from ladies’ days out to beginners’ outings, Christmas meets and fundraisers for the Golf Foundation – the next one is on 1 September.How do you encourage beginners?We run ‘9 holes and a natter’ every month for women who are shy about getting on the course or embarrassed to play in front of others. It is a meet up for anyone with no rules other than you pick up after eight shots. We play at a par-3, 9-hole course which accommodates the group fantastically.Through the group there is now around six ladies who have made a great friendship and all play at least twice a week together.I have also been involved with the ‘Women on Par’ events organised by England Golf to encourage women beginners to get out on the course, make friends and gain confidence.Why do you think golf is a good game for women?Its great exercise, fantastic social possibilities, gets you out meeting others and you need a new wardrobe to play the game…..Has golf taken over your life?Golf hasn’t, but the group has. I’m arranging events and looking after the website and I work full time, five or six days a week. But I do love it and what it has brought to the north east.I didn’t think at first I was doing much but from the responses from some of the ladies, golf professionals and clubs the reaction to the group has been fantastic.I get out as much as I can, luckily my hubby is a golf addict so I also receive a great amount of support and help from him.• Inspired by Kay’s story to Get into Golf? Visit www.getintogolf.org to find free or low cost beginner activities across the country including Women on Par sessions 3 Aug 2018 Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Kay Dobson tells how she created a network of like-minded golfing women in the north-east Tags: Get into golf, Girls, Golf Week, Womenlast_img read more

“Ice Man” gets shot at Pittsburgh’s biggest wrestling prize

first_imgTony Johnson in action (Courtesy Photo)Tony Johnson is called “Ice Man” because of his demeanor and “cool” way of going about his business inside the wrestling ring. He’s also one of the most athletically gifted wrestlers to grace the sport in Pittsburgh for quite some time.Johnson, 6’ and 207 lbs., will take those qualifications to the square circle on Saturday, September 27 as he battles for the most prestigious wrestling strap in the city: the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) Golden Triangle Championship.Currently held by the 6’3”, 367-lb Bulldozer, the Golden Triangle Championship has been a sought-after prize ever since the KSWA debuted in 2000 at Peabody High School. Bulldozer, a menacing giant from Detroit, Michigan, is the 17th Megastar to hold the belt. He won it in a tournament earlier this year after current KSWA World Heavyweight Champion Shane Starr relinquished the title, allowing someone else to have a shot.In fact, Bulldozer defeated Johnson in the semi-finals for the Golden Triangle tournament on May 31 at the Teamster Temple in Lawrenceville.Now the two face each other once again with the title on the line.The match is part of a big fundraiser for St Raphael Elementary School, 1154 Chislett Street, in Morningside this Saturday night. Tickets are $10 each.Johnson and his friend and frequent tag team partner Jay Flash had been battling for the KSWA Tag Team Championships before Flash broke his ankle in a freak accident. Johnson has since gone it alone, with his sights on the Golden Triangle Championship.Bulldozer has called winning the belt a “Seven Year Dream” of working in small regional promotions, before winning major gold in Pittsburgh. Bulldozer will be accompanied to the ring on Saturday by his manager, the always devious Mayor Mystery.Eight matches have been scheduled for the fundraising event Saturday night. The KSWA World Championship is on the line as Shane Starr defends against former champion “Dr. Devastation” Lou Martin. There’s a battle of owners Bobby O and Tommy Faime as they tag with Kris Kash and Shawn Blanchard respectively in a grudge match. Reigning 5-Star Champion Bobby Badfingers defends against The Jester and the KSWA Tag Team Champions Jack Massacre and Mike Malachi defend against former champions Tyler Cross and Edric Everhart. Other matches are scheduled, and the card is subject to change.Wrestlers from the KSWA stopped by St. Raphael’s on Friday to sign autographs and ramp up the kids. Ticket & Event Information Call 412-726-1762 or 412-661-0288last_img read more