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

Chelsea star arrested breaching lockdown

first_img A further five officers arrived at around 2.30pm in an apparent search operation. The Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03.53hrs on Sunday 17 May to a report of an unwell woman.” The Met said a woman was taken to hospital and a man, who was arrested at the scene, remained in police custody. The incident comes days after The Sun revealed that a different Premier League star had been accused of breaking the lockdown by attending a sex party in Paris. Fellow England star Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from his club Manchester City for paying two prostitutes to visit him at his home. Walker and a friend paid escort Louise McNamara and a 24-year-old Brazilian woman £2,200 for a sex party, a clear breach of social ­distancing guidelines. The defender later apologised for “letting down” fans and family. Manchester City have begun a disciplinary procedure. Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish was fined by his club for visiting a friend. And Everton striker Oumar Niasse was labelled “a disgrace” by police after he was caught out driving with three friends during the lockdown in March. English football hopes to be back up and running behind closed doors soon, with plans to finish the domestic season this summer. League officials and several top figures are keen to follow in the footsteps of Germany’s top flight Bundesliga, which returned to action at the weekend. But players’ groups have raised safety concerns. Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea team-mate Willian is among those reluctant to agree to Project Restart. He said: “Honestly, from what I can see, a lot of players, the majority, I’d say, are uncomfortable with the idea of returning right now. We’re really keen to return, we really miss playing and doing what we love. read also:Hudson-Odoi sets sights on European Championships “But it needs to be safe for us. That’s how we’re looking at it. “So right now, players don’t feel comfortable with the idea of returning until it’s totally safe to do so.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Officers went to the 19-year-old Chelsea star’s West London penthouse after a woman rang police and an ambulance. It is believed the 19-year-old made contact with the woman on social media on Saturday before inviting her to his penthouse. Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi and the model are said to have exchanged flirty messages that hinted at having “fun” together. The woman showed him a selection of photographs of herself in raunchy outfits. Hudson-Odoi, who tested positive for Covid-19 in March, is thought to have sent a car to collect her for a trip across the capital to his West London home. But a woman later called for an ambulance and the police. She looked very glamorous, like the sort of girl you’d see on Love Island. A neighbour of Hudson-Odoi’s said the model had arrived at the building about 8pm on Saturday, adding: “She looked very glamorous, like the sort of girl you’d see on Love Island. “She had very posh Louis Vuitton luggage with her.” The neighbour added: “The place has been crawling with police. “A spa area on the roof has been taped off but I’ve no idea if that’s the same incident.” Another resident said: “There have been a few gatherings happening but we didn’t know quite who was responsible. “There are a couple of footballers in the building — but in the early hours of last night it all kicked off and the police were called.” Police were later seen at the apartment building interviewing concierge staff. England forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, was arrested on Sunday while breaching lockdown at 4am with a model he had met online. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

Albert Pujols belts two homers to lead Angels to victory

first_imgPujols hit a two-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the fourth, the 59th multi-homer game of his career. Those accounted for all the runs as the Angels took a 3-2 lead, and his third hit of the day came in the middle of a three-run sixth-inning rally that gave the Angels a cushion.Pujols now has eight homers this season, the same total as Mike Trout, who has been in a rare extended slump lately.Trout was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts on Saturday, dropping to .225 in his last 16 games. Even after hitting homer and a double on Friday, Trout said he didn’t feel like he’d completely solved the issue.It was the 40th game since the start of the 2016 season in which Trout had batted at least four times without reaching base, and the Angels won for just the fifth time.The rest of the Angels picked up Trout. Besides Pujols, Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun and Tommy La Stella each had two hits. They gave the bullpen enough cushion for them to hold the lead on a day that Matt Harvey could could only give them four innings. BALTIMORE — Albert Pujols would like you to look past his average, which he raised to .224 with three hits, including a pair of homers, on Saturday.“I have been feeling good all year long,” Pujols said after the Angels’ 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. “For me, obviously the scoreboard doesn’t look like it because of my batting average but I’ve been hitting the ball hard… I’ve been putting good swings for a month and a half. Some days they are going to fall and some days they aren’t. You hear some players say it evens out. It never evens out. You lose more hits than you get.”Pujols pointed out that in his final at-bat he hit the ball hard — 101.8 mph, to be exact — but it was right at the shortstop, for a double play.The way to avoid that, of course, is simply to hit it over the fence. Harvey labored over a 93-pitch outing, including 32 pitches in the first and 27 in the third. He gave up two in the first when Dwight Smith Jr. hit a curve ball over the right-field fence. In the third, he loaded the bases but escaped.Even after pitching a perfect fourth, including two strikeouts, Harvey did not get the chance to to pitch the fifth, against the heart of the Orioles order.“He just looked like he didn’t have command,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “He wasn’t able to put the ball where he wanted to. It was not that the stuff was off. The command was off. Ironically, his best inning was his last inning, but at that point he was almost at 95 pitches.”Harvey said he mildly campaigned to stay in the game for the fifth, but he didn’t realize his pitch-count had gotten so high.“It’s frustrating,” he said. “Obviously you don’t want to have the bullpen come in in the fifth inning. That’s not ideal as a starter. It’s taxing to the bullpen.”The bullpen nonetheless handled those final 15 outs. Luke Bard (five outs) and Cam Bedrosian (four) split three innings, and then Ty Buttrey and Hansel Robles finished with consecutive perfect innings.The Angels have won four out of five and improved to 19-20, within a game of .500 for the first time since they were 8-9.“Even when we had kind of a rough stretch, we’ve known we were right there and close,” Harvey said. “It was a matter of the pitching clicking and the hitting coming around. You’re going to have your ups and downs but we’re playing well right now.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more