Despite 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%. 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.com
“Film can change people’s lives,” said Eleanor Cho, who started the club Spotlight On Hope at USC because of her conviction in the power of film. Through various workshops, the club teaches cancer pediatric patients and their families how to create stop motion animation.Maansi Manchanda | Daily TrojanOn Thursday, Cho and the club screened 10 films, which were all produced by workshops from the organization. They were screened on Thursday at the School of Cinematic Arts. The filmmakers watched their own movies on the big screen and participated in a Q & A session afterward.Spotlight On Hope Film Camp was originally founded at UC Riverside. Cho, a senior majoring in film and television production, brought the organization with her when she transferred from UC Riverside to USC.“I remembered how Spotlight on Hope provides free film workshops for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings,” Cho said. “I really wanted to bring that to USC.”Spotlight on Hope launched its first workshop at UCLA back in 2013 when the organization’s original founder Cassie Nguyen, a pediatric brain cancer survivor, brought the idea to Think Ten Media group, an organization that aims to create media projects that inspire change.Nguyen said she initially started the organization because she knew how important it was for cancer pediatric patients to have opportunities to be social with family and friends. “I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 16,” Nguyen said. “Having friends, going shopping and going to the movies are so important to you as a teenager. When I was just in the hospital, I couldn’t be around my friends because I was fighting for my life.”When Nguyen recovered, she said she was motivated by her experience to start Spotlight On Hope. At first, the program focused on giving pediatric cancer patients a place to socialize. But as she continued conducting workshops, she realized the workshops improved participants’ mental wellness as well. “Spotlight On Hope gives kids the opportunity to explore their imaginations,” Nguyen said. “The program offered me a way to escape into the make-believe world.” Currently Spotlight On Hope at USC is trying to expand so that it can host workshops in hospitals, Cho said. The organization wants to help all children with chronic illnesses, not just those with cancer diagnoses. “I think art in general can change people’s lives for the better,” Cho said. “Just the process of imagining something and bringing it into reality is transformative. Knowing that you have the ability to bring things to life is really amazing.”
BERKELEY – An independent audit into how the University of California system pays its leaders found that administrators kept some details of compensation packages from the public and its own governing board. The report, released Monday, also found that officials didn’t always give the full picture to tax officials, omitting taxable compensation on some employees’ W-2 forms. UC administrators and the system’s governing Board of Regents, who met in special session by teleconference to discuss the audit Monday, said the breakdowns are a problem that has to be solved. “Time is of the absolute essence if we are to restore the public’s trust,” said board Chairman Gerald Parsky, who noted that Monday’s meeting was the board’s second special session on pay in two weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe audit, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers at the request of UC regents, follows published reports that UC quietly paid millions in bonuses and other benefits beyond executives’ publicly reported salaries at a time when student fees were going up due to state funding cuts. The revelations, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, have prompted legislative hearings and a number of investigations. In general, the independent audit found that administrators sought approval from the regents for items such as salaries and incentive pay. But officials didn’t tend to get regents’ approval for such things as automobile and relocation allowances. And in some cases, officials paid or promised benefits that were exceptions to UC policy – set more than a decade ago after a previous uproar over executive pay – without informing regents. UC leaders say their executives’ salaries are in many cases below what comparable institutions are paying and contend that they have to stay competitive. However, they acknowledge they haven’t been clear about explaining who’s getting what and why.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
There will be no roads left in Letterkenny if Irish Water continues to refuse meetings with the Municipal District, Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle has warned.The poor conditions of some of the busiest routes in the town were highlighted at this week’s meeting of local councillors, who have again called on Irish Water to meet and discuss their planned works.“We are not getting the meeting we are promised,” Cllr McMonagle said. “I made a request as the Cathaoirleach and not only did they (Irish Water) refuse, they didn’t even answer us. “If they have a work schedule and a timetable for works in Letterkenny, why can’t they come and speak to us?“It is not enough that we are being treated abysmally by Irish Water and our roads are crumbling around us,” he said.Cllr Ciaran Brogan added that it was a ‘dark and bad day’ when the town council was abolished due to the loss of discretionary money for roadworks in Letterkenny.“The highest volume of traffic in the North West is in Letterkenny, and we can’t fill potholes. All we are getting is a lip service and it’s not good enough.” Cllr McMonagle said Letterkenny has lost approximately €350,000 from its roads, and that other ways of sourcing money to make sure carriageways are safe should be looked at.“If Irish Water takes any longer, we’re not going to have roads, because the roads are crumbling around us,” Cllr McMonagle said.Irish Water has advised the council that they prepared to meet with Elected Members at their bi-monthly clinic. The council agreed to issue a further request to Irish Water to attend the next Letterkenny MD meeting and make the Director of Service aware of the Elected Members’ demands.Letterkenny’s crumbling roads are worsened by Irish Water silence, says Cathaoirleach was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEIrish WaterLetterkenny Municipal District