In the first nine months, tourists realized 46% of overnight stays realized in the same period in 2019.

first_imgDespite a significant drop in tourist arrivals and overnight stays from Germany (73,9% drop in arrivals and 61,2% drop in overnight stays in September 2020 compared to September 2019), foreign tourists from Germany in September 2020 achieved most arrivals and overnight stays, namely 105 thousand arrivals (29,7% of the total arrivals of foreign tourists) and 1,2 million overnight stays (43,7% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists). Tourists from Germany averaged 11,3 nights per arrival. In September this year, there were 77,5% fewer arrivals and 69,8% fewer tourist nights compared to September 2019. For the sixth month in a row, most tourists spend the night in rooms, apartments and holiday homes Foreign tourists realized 355 thousand arrivals and 2,7 million overnight stays in September 2020, which is 82,2% less arrivals and 72,5% fewer overnight stays compared to September 2019. In the period from July to September 2020, tourists realized 46,4% of arrivals and 54,2% of overnight stays realized in the same period in 2019. In the structure of the total realized overnight stays of tourists, 13,1% are overnight stays of domestic tourists, and 86,9% are overnight stays of foreign tourists. Domestic tourists realized an average of 3,1 nights per arrival, while foreign tourists realized 7,7 nights per arrival in September 2020. Foreign tourists realized 5,4 million arrivals and 34,7 million overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 2019% and a decrease in overnight stays by 66,1% compared to the same period in 56,8. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (33,3%), Slovenia (13,5%), Poland (12,4%), the Czech Republic (9,2%) and Austria (5,9%). All the mentioned countries had fewer tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Poland (16,5%), the Czech Republic (10,9%), Austria (3,6%), Ukraine and Slovenia (2,7% each). All the mentioned countries recorded a decrease in both tourist arrivals and overnight stays in September 2020 compared to September 2019. In the first nine months of 2020, domestic tourists made 1,3 million arrivals and 5,0 million overnight stays, which is 28,7% less arrivals and 19,4% fewer overnight stays of domestic tourists than in the same period in 2019. In the group Camps and camping areas, there were almost 100 thousand tourist arrivals and more than 804 thousand overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 71,8% and a decrease in tourist nights by 65,3% compared to the same period last year. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were 173 thousand tourist arrivals and 667 thousand overnight stays, which is a decrease of 2019% in arrivals and 82,5% of overnight stays compared to September 81,2. Rovinj – In September 2020, Rovigno realized the highest number of tourist nights, 173 thousand, of which foreign tourists realized 92,4% of overnight stays and domestic 7,6%. Compared to September 2019, the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in Rovinj – Rovigno decreased (73,3% fewer arrivals and 64,7% fewer tourist overnight stays). In Rovinj – Rovigno most nights In September 2020, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in rooms, apartments and holiday homes, 1,6 million overnight stays, which is 51,9% of the total number of nights spent in commercial accommodation. This is the sixth month in a row that most tourist nights have been realized in this type of accommodation. However, compared to September 2019, tourist arrivals decreased by 73,4% and overnight stays by 62,6%.center_img Domestic tourists realized 133 thousand arrivals and 409 thousand overnight stays in September 2020, which is a decrease in arrivals by 24,1% and a decrease in overnight stays by 18,9% compared to September 2019. Of foreign tourists, most overnight stays in Rovinj – Rovigno were realized by tourists from Germany, 96 thousand overnight stays, which is 59,9% of foreign tourist nights. They are followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Serbia, which together accounted for 23,8% of overnight stays by foreign tourists. Foreign tourists realized 4,4 million arrivals and 30,6 million overnight stays in the period from July to September 2020, which is 57,9% less arrivals and 48,9% fewer overnight stays compared to the same period in 2019. In the period from July to September 2020, 5,2 million tourist arrivals and 34,5 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to the same period in 2019, this is a decrease in tourist arrivals, by 53,6%, and a decrease in overnight stays by 45,8%. In the first nine months of 2020, tourists realized 45,9% of overnight stays realized in the same period in 2019. In the first nine months of 2020, tourists made almost 6,7 million arrivals and 39,7 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is decrease in arrivals by 62,4% and tourist nights fall by 54,1% compared to the same period 2019. In September 2020, commercial accommodation facilities realized 488 thousand arrivals and 3,1 million tourist nights, which is only 22,5% of arrivals and 30,2% of overnight stays compared to September last year. The latest data from the Central Bureau of Statistics show how much we lost in September, in line with the growth of new cases in Croatia and the second wave of the covid19 pandemic. Domestic tourists realized 823 thousand arrivals and 3,9 million overnight stays in the period from July to September 2020, which is an increase in arrivals by 1,0% and an increase in overnight stays by 2,2% compared to the same period in 2019. Most tourist arrivals and overnight stays from Germany Photo: Cody Black, Unsplash.comlast_img read more

Who really should have to leave U.S.?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Nov. 26 letter, “Those who disrespect military should leave”: Vincent Belardo dictated those who disrespect the military should leave our country.Well, that puts Trump at the top of the list to leave. He disrespected John McCain by saying he was “not a hero because he was caught.” This is the presidential candidate you said you voted for. Trump also dodged the draft four to five times. He is definitely not a hero, nor did he show respect for our flag or our country back then.Colin Kaepernick kneels because of facts showing police injustice, inequality and blatant killing of minorities. Your statement that 90 percent or more of minorities had it coming came from where, racist right-wing Fox News? Many white and black folks are kneeling for justice. I am sure you have no idea a white, retired Army Special Forces veteran named Nate Boyer convinced Kaepernick to kneel back in 2016 instead of sitting because it showed more respect for our flag and what Nate Boyer and you fought for. Look that up at military.com: “Kaepernick meets with veteran.”Diane Sanders HombachSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsAnderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlinelast_img read more

Asia stocks sink, Dow confirms bear market after US bans Europe travel on virus

first_imgTokyo’s benchmark Nikkei was down 5.42 percent or 1,051.88 points to 18,364.18, while the broader Topix was down 5.06 percent or 70.15 points to 1,314.97 in the hour after Trump’s address.Australia’s ASX was down 5.4 percent, while Hong Kong tumbled three percent at the open. Read also: To buy it or not: Retail investors are torn amid volatile stock marketThe news also sent the yen higher, with the safe haven currency gaining as uncertainty continues. The dollar fetched 103.63 yen by 0130 GMT, from 104.57 yen in early Asian trade. Stock markets tumbled Thursday after US President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel to the United States from Europe over the coronavirus.Asian markets were already a sea of red at the open, with traders taking their lead from a global rout as the World Health Organization declared the spread of the new virus was officially a pandemic.But Trump’s announcement of the 30-day ban, which excludes Britain, caused further selling, despite a series of measures intended to ease the financial pain of the outbreak, which has paralysed travel and hit businesses around the world. “Trump travel ban: sell, sell, sell is being heard across dealing rooms in Asia,” wrote Stephen Innes, global chief markets strategist at AxiCorp.”Travel restrictions equal slower global economic activity, so if you need any more coaxing to sell… after a massively negative signal from overnight trading in US markets, it just fell in your lap,” he added.The losses followed another brutal session on the US markets, with wave after wave of bad news, including Hilton withdrawing its earnings forecast and Boeing saying it would suspend most hiring and overtime pay.The coronavirus outbreak has left virtually no sector untouched, though travel and tourism have been particularly hard-hit as countries institute travel bans and quarantine requirements.’Markets crying out’The Dow Jones Industrial Index plunged around 1,465 points, or 5.9 percent, to 23,553.22 on Wednesday, in a bruising session that left the index more than 20 percent below its peak, making it a bear market.Leading stock markets in Europe also retreated, including the FTSE 100 which dropped 1.4 percent despite the Bank of England slashing its key interest rate to a record low and the government pledging $39 billion of fiscal stimulus.Analysts said markets were struggling under the weight of twin crises: the burgeoning coronavirus outbreak and an oil price war.Read also: Disappearing act: Market braces for volatile March after $2.4b vanishes in a weekOil prices also fell sharply after Trump’s comments, plunging more than five percent.The oil market was already under pressure after Saudi Arabia and Gulf partner UAE stepped up a price war with plans to flood the global markets.The move is the latest escalation of a fight among oil producers after Russia balked at an OPEC-backed plan to cut production in response to lost demand from the coronavirus.”The virus itself continues to spread in Europe and the US, meaning more extensive containment measures are likely, which will weigh further on global growth,” said Tapas Strickland, senior analyst at National Australia Bank.”Markets are crying out for a co-ordinated response to COVID-19 headwinds and a lack of concrete US policy action is rattling markets,” he said.Trump’s address included several measures intended to ease the financial burden particularly for small business, including payroll tax relief and deferred tax payments.But the measures did not appear to be enough to convince investors, though Innes said the stepped up US action could herald “an avalanche of global fiscal action across the board” that might cheer markets eventually.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Recognizes Recipients of 2016 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

first_img April 13, 2016 Governor Wolf Recognizes Recipients of 2016 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents.“Today’s event highlights just some of the local initiatives that are producing successful results across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “Each exemplifies the great achievements of local governments that work to provide opportunities to collaborate and develop localized best practices.”Eight government officials and nine communities from across the commonwealth received awards honoring their service today as part of the 20th Annual Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence.DCED’s Center for Local Government Services sponsors Local Government Day annually to honor local governments and officials who serve their communities and improve quality of life. Live tweets will be available throughout the ceremony at #PALocalGovDay.The following local government officials were recognized for their dedication to public service and their communities:The Honorable Anthony Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director, North Penn Water Authority, Montgomery CountyThe Honorable Kim Bracey, Mayor, York City, York CountyThe Honorable Edward Child, Council President, Trumbauersville Borough, Bucks CountyThe Honorable Ronald Faull, Township Supervisor, Liberty Township, Mercer CountyThe Honorable Kent Gardner, Treasurer, Lancaster Inter-Municipal CommitteeThe Honorable Darlene Heller, AICP, Planning Director, Bethlehem City, Lehigh CountyThe Honorable Basil Huffman, County Commissioner, Forest County CommissionersThe Honorable J. Andrew Sharkey, Commissioner, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery CountyThe following municipalities, organizations, and counties were recognized:Building Community Partnership: Demonstrating it was instrumental in fostering partnerships between both public and private stakeholders within the community.Schuylkill CountySchuylkill County developed a Youth Summit to help address the outmigration of youth from the county. The Youth Summit brings together students from every high school throughout the county to participate in local decision making, as well as identifying action steps in response to immediate issues and concerns.Responding to Adversity: Exemplify the localized response to an event that resulted in the overall deterioration in demographic or environmental conditions that affected the viability of the municipality.Lower Allen Township, Cumberland CountyLower Allen Township, Cumberland County in conjunction with Upper Allen Township, worked in unison to address the presence of an underground stream that results in recurrent flooding over a portion of Gettysburg Road causing adverse economic impacts that extended beyond the municipal border. As a result of the collaboration, an inter-municipal agreement for the creation of a shared Transportation Development District was created to address planning and funding.Promoting Community/Economic Revitalization: Direct involvement in efforts that revitalize a designated residential, commercial, and/or industrial area or property, and/or alleviates blight and deterioration and returns properties to their most productive use.Newport Borough, Perry CountyNewport Borough, Perry County in preparation for the borough’s 175th anniversary celebration envisioned and implemented a series of revitalization initiatives, resulting in the creation of attractive outdoor spaces, including the Newport Heritage Park, which can be enjoyed for many years to come. Much of the associated project costs were covered by a massive fundraising effort facilitated by Newport Borough, local nonprofits, volunteers, and members of the community.Innovative Community/Governmental Initiatives: Instituted an innovative approach to carry out its community and/or governmental function that resulted in cost savings, increased productivity, improved risk management and/or overall service delivery efficiencies/economies of scale.Pittsburgh, Allegheny CountyThe City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County developed the “Talent City” hiring system to attract top regional and national talent to fill key leadership positions within the mayoral administration, as well as appointments on various boards, authorities, and commissions. The initiative was fully funded by contributions from local foundations, and is largely managed by a 10-member, bipartisan Oversight Committee representative of the local community.Fiscal Accountability and Best Management Practices: Instituted a process, policy and/or procedure that enhanced its fiscal accountability and utilization of resources and assets, and which can serve as a model for other local governments to use as a best management practice. Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne CountyWilkes-Barre, Luzerne County implemented a series of cost-saving energy conservation measures saving the city an estimated $250,000 per year. Project measures implemented across the city include LED street lights, low-flow water features, demand control ventilation, and solar photovoltaic system to convert sunlight into electricity.Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices:Instituted an innovative approach to planning principles, sound land use and/or utilization of renewable energy sources.Clymer Borough, Indiana CountyClymer Borough, Indiana County through the development and enactment of their form-based zoning codes, developed land use strategies, policies, and regulations that respect and preserve the community’s history and culture while encouraging orderly growth and development.Intergovernmental Cooperation: Engaged in an intergovernmental cooperative agreement/arrangement in which the service, function and/or activity involves two or more governmental units.Centre Region Parks and Recreation AgencyCentre Region Parks and Recreation Agency has demonstrated its commitment to building working partnerships by collaborating with State College Borough along with College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton Townships. As a result of the intergovernmental cooperation arrangements, the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Agency now operates 47 municipal parks, as well as two new regional parks and two community swimming pools, spanning a total of 915 acres.Information Technology: Demonstrate that it is currently using new information technology as an innovative tool to foster greater public access to local government and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the entity.South Fayette Township, Allegheny CountySouth Fayette Township, Allegheny County in one years’ time developed a website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages to engage thousands of community members and stakeholders with direct access to information. Added engagement is offered through customized, automatic e-mail and text message notifications relating to topics such as police news, recreation events, emergency alerts, and road closures,Health and Wellness Initiatives: Direct involvement in efforts to provide health and wellness benefits to a community.Tatamy Borough, Northampton CountyTatamy Borough, Northampton County is the first community to receive this award. In partnership with various educational, religious, commercial, and other organizations, Tatamy Borough established a community garden to grow fresh produce for families in need.  Produce harvested from the half-acre garden is donated to local food banks, soup kitchens, and summer lunch programs for students in Northampton County.For more information on the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Governor’s Center for Local Government Services visit www.newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972. # # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Runaway Bay mansion sells for $4.85 million after a year and a half on the market

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay.There is something attention-grabbing wherever you look– from limestone walls and recycled timber beams in the living areas to the inverted pyramid ceiling and polished floors.“The front door is from Morocco and the outdoor sink, it was a rice washing sink from Indonesia that we converted,” Ms Quinn told the Bulletin when the house first hit the market.“I’d say I’ve got eclectic taste and it really creates a home out of a house.”The four-bedroom house had been on the market with different agencies since June, 2015. It had a price tag of $5 million.Savills Qld agent Lisa Halpin negotiated the sale to a Gold Coast buyer. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay sold for $4.85 million.AN ECLECTIC Gold Coast mansion on the market for a year and half has sold for $4.85 million.The Runaway Bay property at 2 Anglers Esplanade was owned by Vee Quinn.Mrs Quinn and husband Tom own OzKleen, are the force behind the Shower Power brand.They used the wealth it generated to build their dream home overlooking the Broadwater at Runaway Bay. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay.last_img read more

UK Industry Gives Its Blessing to Scotland’s New OW Lease Proposals

first_imgFollowing Crown Estate Scotland’s recent proposals to lease seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in the Scottish waters from the late 2020s, the UK offshore wind industry has shown its support emphasizing the positive impact the new sites would have on the country.According to Scottish Renewables, additional offshore wind sites would “enable Scotland’s burgeoning offshore wind supply chain to gear up and grow, delivering jobs and investment” both on the coasts, as well as across the country.The new leasing round would allow Scotland’s businesses to share opportunities in the supply chain brought by the new developments and would bring the country further economic growth, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Chief Executive, Andrew Jamieson, stated.“Scotland is already a world-leader in renewable energy and continuing to develop our offshore wind will bring billions of pounds of new investment into the Scottish economy and create thousands of skilled jobs,” RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said.Crown Estate Scotland is seeking input for its draft leasing process, which was outlined in a discussion document, in order to help prepare the final approach due to be launched late this year or in early 2019.Marine Scotland is in charge of identifying potential offshore wind areas and is expected to release a new Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind for Scottish Waters.To remind, Scotland is home to two operational offshore wind projects – Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, and Robin Rigg, which was commissioned in 2010. The country will soon see two more projects, including the Beatrice offshore wind farm and the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).last_img read more

Nadira Lando crowned Miss Dominica 2012

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Nadira Lando crowned Miss Dominica 2012 by: – February 18, 2012center_img 274 Views   no discussions Share Miss Dominica 2012 – Nadira LandoNineteen year old Nadira Lando from the village of Bataca in the Kalinago Territory has been crowned Miss Dominica 2012.Lando won seven awards at the Festival City in Pottersville on Friday evening; Best Spectacular Creation, Best in Spectacular Creation, Best Swim Wear, Best in Swim Wear, Best Performing Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best in Evening Wear.Lando told Dominica Vibes News after she won the pageant “I feel fabulous; I feel that I have accomplished something for Dominica, for my Kalinago people and for myself most of all”.Her talent was a monologue which reflected the way in which Dominicans treated Caribs as they were then called to the present time, noting that they can now walk proudly and are doing very well for themselves. She highlighted some of the achievements of her fellow Kalinago people like Dr. Worrel Sanford the only Dermatologist on island and her chaperone Nakita Bruno who won the Miss Dominica title in 2006.Lando also explained that the easiest round for her was “the spectacular creation because I knew I would enjoy myself” while the toughest round was “the evening wear round; it was kind of easy but I was a bit nervous because I wanted to make sure that I carry my dress and carry myself in a queenly manner”. Miss Dominica 2011 – Jacintha Fagan at Friday’s competitionShe is grateful to her “chaperone Nakita Bruno; she never stopped believing in me, my mother and my cousin Marcy Gachette and Aurelia Lucien and my sponsors PDV Caribe Dominica Limited, DFC and LIME”.Meanwhile Ameka Cognette of Bath Estate was the first runner up and she also won the award for Best response to question while Kimberly Jno. Charles of St. Joseph placed second runner up.Shannel Dubique won two awards Miss Photogenic and Miss Amity while the other contestants who participated in the pageant were Francille Lavinier of Pichelin and Indiana Griffith of Goodwill.Miss Dominica 2012 advises the general public to “enjoy yourselves, embrace Carnival, embrace Dominica’s culture and have fun”. Lando was crowned by Miss Dominica 2011 Jacintha Fagan who also gave her final speech at Friday’s competition.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lady Chargers Come Up Short Against Lady Jets

first_imgNorth Decatur JV lost to Hauser in 3 sets. 16-25, 25-24, 6-15.Lainey Crites had 10 digs. Erin Schwering had 4 kills.North Decatur Varsity lost to Hauser in 3 sets. 25-27, 23-25, 25-27.Olivia Bohman had a solid performance tonight with 3 blocks and 11 kills at the net and passed well when she saw playing time in the backrow. Erika Kramer 4 blocks and 15 kills. Erica Gauck 8 digs and 9 kills. Olivia O’Dell 13 digs. Maddy Day 10 digs. Kara Muckerheide 25 assists and 9 digs.‘These were 3 really hard fought sets tonight. The girls played really well but we lacked mental toughness at times. Hauser is always a tough team to play. This is our first conference loss but I think a lot can be taken from our performance as we move closer to the tournament.’ Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.last_img read more

ISP announces ‘National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest’

first_imgTo learn more about the National Missing Children’s Day Poster contest visit:  https://www.ojjdp.gov/missingchildrensday/If ever a child goes missing, contact your local police department or dial 9-1-1.  It is also a good idea to keep an updated picture or cell phone image, and a DNA sample from your child.  For more safety and prevention tips please visit http://www.in.gov/amberalert/2335.htmWe wish all participants good luck in the competition and to have fun creating the posters! Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Police is proud to partner again in 2019 with the U.S. Department of Justice in promoting the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.  In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day.  This day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers and all concerned individuals with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority.  It also serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and loved ones.  It also serves as an occasion to honor those that are dedicated to this very noble cause.  The National Missing Children’s Poster Contest provides an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and parents/guardians to discuss and promote child safety.The state winner will receive a national award certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice and their poster will be selected to go to the national judging competition.  The national winner, along with his/her parents and teacher, along with the state manager will be invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in the U.S. DOJ’s National Missing Children’s Day ceremony.Some important facts about the contest:There is NO LIMIT on the number of posters a school can submit.Only 1 poster per student is allowed for submission.Students who submit posters MUST be in the 5th grade. Artwork should reflect the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.” This phrase MUST appear somewhere on the poster.The theme may be depicted in the artwork through one or a combination of illustrations and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs and stamping WILL NOT be eligible for consideration.The finished poster MUST measure 8 ½ X 14 inches.The poster must be submitted with a COMPLETED application, which includes a description of the poster and a brief biography of the artist.All poster contest rules can be found at https://ncjtc-static.fvtc.edu/Resources/RS00005796.pdfDeadline for submissions from participating organizations to be received by state manager Torie Harris is February 1, 2019.last_img read more

Indiana’s stay-at-home order starts today

first_imgSTATEWIDE – The stay-at-home order that was announced earlier this week has now gone into effect and will run through April 7.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the measure in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the Hoosier state.Essential businesses and services will remain open which include but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police and fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities and garbage pickup.Click this link to find a complete list of questions and answers about the order.last_img