Double-digit growth in tourist traffic continues in October

first_imgDouble-digit growth in tourist traffic continues in October.According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 878 thousand arrivals (+12 percent) and 3,1 million overnight stays (+13 percent) were realized in Croatia in October. while from January to October, there were 17,9 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 100,3 million overnight stays (+12 percent).”I am extremely pleased with the significant growth of tourist traffic in October, but also throughout the pre- and post-season. This is proof that Croatia is increasingly attractive to guests outside the summer months, that is, that we have become a year-round destination. I am sure that by further implementing our activities aimed at strengthening selective forms of tourism and positioning Croatia as an air destination, we will achieve even more concrete growth in the pre- and post-season next year, thus making Croatian tourism more competitive. ” pointed out Minister Cappelli.13 percent more overnight stays in OctoberOut of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in October, foreign tourists realized 732 thousand arrivals (+14 percent) and 2,6 million overnight stays (+11 percent), and domestic tourists also increased by 2 percent in the mentioned period. arrivals and 23 percent in overnight stays. Thus, in October, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in the Split-Dalmatia County (613 thousand overnight stays), Istria (535 thousand overnight stays) and in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (530 thousand overnight stays). 445 thousand overnight stays were realized in Kvarner, followed by Zadar County with 365 thousand overnight stays, the city of Zagreb with 211 thousand overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 184 thousand overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 62 thousand overnight stays. In October, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 80 arrivals (an increase of 11 percent) and 153 overnight stays (an increase of 9 percent) were realized on the continent, with the highest number of overnight stays in Karlovac (26 overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje ( 25 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (20 thousand overnight stays).During October, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (668 thousand overnight stays), the United Kingdom (260 thousand overnight stays), Austria (220 thousand overnight stays), Slovenia (194 thousand overnight stays) and the USA (99 thousand overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in hotels (1,6 million overnight stays, +7 percent) and household facilities (482 thousand overnight stays, +5 percent), while in nautical charter in October 211 thousand overnight stays were realized ).The importance of good preparation for the next tourist year was emphasized by the director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić. “The Croatian tourism sector has achieved really impressive results during these first ten months. We are now facing a winter period in which some Croatian destinations have a very attractive and high-quality offer, so we expect the continuation of positive trends until the end of the year. However, the focus of the Croatian National Tourist Board is currently on strong and quality preparation of the promotional strategy for the tourist year 2018. In this context, our performance at the WTM fair, which is being held in London from 6 to 8 November, has been prepared and at which, in addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board as the main exhibitor, 25 co-exhibitors will also perform. The fair in London will be followed by a number of other appearances at the world’s most important tourist exchanges, and I am sure that Croatia will continue to be one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in 2018.”, Said director Staničić.Maintaining positive trends until the end of the yearLooking at the period from January to October, foreign tourists made 16 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 88,8 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 October, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (27,3 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (18,9 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (18,4 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 13,5 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8,4 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7,1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,2 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1,9 million overnight stays. 1,8 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+16 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (557 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (274 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (159 thousand overnight stays).During the first ten months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (20,6 million overnight stays), Slovenia (10 million overnight stays), Austria (7,5 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic nights), and the top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Medulin, Umag, Split and Mali Losinj. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (5,4 million overnight stays, +34,7 percent), hotels (15 million overnight stays, +23,9 percent) and camps (6 million overnight stays, +18,7 percent), while in the nautical charter during the first ten months, 9 million overnight stays were realized (+3,2 percent).Related news: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY IN CROATIA, 100 MILLION NIGHTS WERE ACHIEVEDlast_img read more

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Syracuse’s defense exposed by Boston College in 58-27 drubbing

first_img Published on November 2, 2019 at 5:39 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Since surrendering 63 points one early September afternoon, Syracuse has relied on its defense.To get stops when it couldn’t score. To create momentum swings when the offense could make none of their own. To have a chance to win. “They’ve had a better season than us so far and they’ve had our back plenty of times,” tight end Aaron Hackett said.But Syracuse’s (3-6, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) defense was missing in action all Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, giving up 58 points, a program-record 496 rushing yards and in a single quarter surrendering four touchdowns of 50-plus yards. Boston College (5-4, 3-3) ran away from the Orange by doing exactly what everyone thought the Eagles would do — ground and pound with play-action passing — and SU looked hapless trying to defend it at times. The result: A 58-27 pounding that kept the Orange winless in conference play and asking questions about a defense that, until today, was the bright spot for Syracuse. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They just got tired of hitting (AJ) Dillon and his backup,” head coach Dino Babers said. “And those play-action passes, they just break your back.”Boston College’s offensive recipe is simple, leaning on NFL-caliber running back Dillon, the other backs and their talented offensive line to blow back opponents and set up the play-action pass. To limit it, you start by stopping Dillon. Syracuse knew as much, as Babers said earlier in the week the game would hinge on the “elephants and hippos” up front. Practices with the scout team were as close to live as they could be the past week, defensive tackle Kenneth Ruff said. With sophomore Markenzy Pierre and freshman Garrison Johnson standing in for Dillon — albeit undersized mock ups — the SU defense practiced all week against the power running Boston College would employ. But familiarity with the problem wasn’t enough to solve it. SU was hurt, in part, because it didn’t have the depth to constantly rotate defensive linemen and linebackers through. They subbed as much as they felt possible, Babers said, but without having the starters out there, SU didn’t have as much of a chance. And even when SU’s starters were on the field and rested, it didn’t matter much. Syracuse didn’t overstack the box with the play-action threat, relying instead on linebackers and linemen to execute their assignments and hope someone cleared their block to get a stop. The Eagles offensive line began manhandling SU’s line at times, firing off the ball on run plays, creating havoc in Syracuse’s front seven and trusting that one of its 235-pound-plus running backs would come out the other side with positive yardage. On Boston College’s only touchdown of the fourth quarter, Dillon took a handoff inside SU’s 10 and didn’t see a hole. Instead, he plowed forward into a clump of one BC blocker and three SU defenders. From the 2-yard line, the 245-pound running back drove the four bodies, and himself, six feet into the end zone.“There’s nothing schematically that you can do,” Ruff said. “It’s like a bar fight. You’ve just got line up in front of somebody and try to beat them. Do whatever you can do to slow AJ Dillon down.”Syracuse would’ve been perfectly happy to let Boston College churn out long, running drives like it did on the first possession of the game: A 13-play, 71-yard drive ending in a field goal. BC steadily picked up chunks in the run game from the start, but the Eagles had to drive “the long way,” as linebacker Andrew Armstrong put it, to 10 first-quarter points. After the first quarter, and Boston College’s incessant run game had netted the Eagles 160 yards, they struck. Safety Evan Foster crashed to the line of scrimmage with the snap of the ball, seeing quarterback Dennis Grosel turn to give the ball off. As a result, he didn’t see Kobay White slip behind him — and the rest of the defense — for a walk-in 64-yard touchdown down the middle of the field on a play-action pass. SU’s safeties got fooled on another near identical look for a 50-yard score 7 minutes later in the quarter.Those scores, sandwiching an SU field goal, put Boston College up, 24-20, and for good. “Anytime a team just continues to keep on running the ball, you get comfortable fitting up stuff,” Foster said. “Sometimes blow a coverage here or there, just gotta be on focus and keying on our man and continue to just do our jobs.”As Boston College surged ahead, Syracuse’s defense crumpled. A three-and-out followed the second passing touchdown. BC got the ball back with around six minutes until halftime. The Orange stuffed Dillon on first down, but on second down he took a trap 51 yards for a touchdown. Another Syracuse three-and-out followed Dillon’s rushing touchdown. Boston College fielded the punt with four minutes left. Then, Dillon’s backup, David Bailey, went 74 yards untouched to make it 38-20. SU fumbled before it could go three-and-out following Bailey’s touchdown. With 2:38 until halftime, starting from the Syracuse 30, Boston College handed it to Dillon four-straight times. Two quarterback sneaks picked up a crucial first down and then, with 26 second left, Boston College ran play-action for a wide open touchdown. “What we really needed to do is limit the big plays,” Armstrong said. “First drive of the game we made them go a long way and they ran the ball almost every play, held them to three points. And that’s what we needed to do throughout the rest of the game.”Syracuse’s defense knew exactly what was coming on Saturday and it still got run over. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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