In the first eight months, 3% more arrivals and 5% more overnight stays in Kvarner

first_imgIn the period from January to August 2016 in Kvarner was achieved 3% more arrivals and 5% more overnight stays (2.091.232 arrivals and 11.691.353 overnight stays).What is the real increase in tourist traffic, observing the multi-year period, is best documented by the fact that in 8 months of 2016, 750.000 more overnight stays were realized than in the whole of 2010. If the data for the first 8 months of 2016 are compared with the same period in 2010, this is an increase of as much as 25%.Most overnight stays were realized on the island of Krk (32% of overnight stays), where the number of overnight stays increased by 5%. In second place is the island of Rab with a share of overnight stays of 15% and an increase in the number of overnight stays of 7%. The ranking according to the number of overnight stays is continued by: the island of Lošinj, the Crikvenica Riviera, the Opatija Riviera, the island of Cres, the Novi Vinodolski Riviera, the Rijeka area and Gorski kotar. The highest number of overnight stays was recorded by guests from the age group 30 to 55 years (45% of overnight stays), and the lowest number of guests aged 18 to 29 years (11% of overnight stays). Guests under the age of 17 spent 25% of overnight stays, and those over the age of 56 19%.”We can be extremely proud of the outstanding results that Kvarner has achieved this tourist season and the increase in overnight stays by as much as 5% compared to the already record 2015. which is a great reward for all the tourism workers who have diligently prepared and done this season to whom I sincerely congratulate this way. This is a result that could only be achieved with great synergy of all participants in tourism in order to reach the desired goal together. The increase in the quality and diversity of the offer, but also the destination management activities and branding of selective forms of tourism carried out by the Kvarner Tourist Board through the Kvarner Family, Kvarner Gourmet and Kvarner Food, Kvarner Outdoor and Kvarner Health & Wellbeing projects is a confirmation and guarantee that the growing tourist traffic in Kvarner observed in previous months is not accidental. ” points out Irena Perišić Živadinov, director of the Kvarner Tourist BoardAll of the above is the result of the marketing activities of the Kvarner Tourist Board in the most important emitting markets, from which almost 80% of foreign guests came, namely Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic, followed by Poland and Slovakia. Guests from Germany realize almost 30% of foreign overnight stays, and in the period from January to August 2016, they achieved an increase in arrivals of 7% and overnight stays of 10%. Almost half of overnight stays were realized in private accommodation, where the increase in arrivals and overnight stays was as much as 15%. This is followed by camps where 130.000 more overnight stays were realized than in hotels.IN AUGUST INCREASE OF 3%, In August 4.659.847 overnight stays were realized in Kvarner, which is an increase of 3%. The first 6 countries in terms of the number of overnight stays in August 2016 were Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Poland. 56% of overnight stays were realized in private accommodation, 25% in camps and 18% in hotels. Foreign tourists dominate with 94% of overnight stays, and the average stay is 6,6 days. ” Through the branding that the Kvarner Tourist Board is working on, a motive is created for the arrival of guests throughout the year. We are extremely happy that the pre-season was very good and it can be said with certainty that we are in another record tourist year, and according to the announcements, an excellent post-season is coming.”Concludes Perišić Živadinovlast_img read more

We know what we need to do – Paterson

first_imgCity head into the final eight fixtures just a single point out of the play-offs and he says the squad must be ready for the fight, starting at Oakwell, if they are to finish in top six come May.Speaking ahead of the Good Friday clash, Paterson told BCTV: “We’re not worrying about the opposition, we worry about ourselves and we have to be ready, we have to be 100 per cent.”We go there wanting to win the game. We know it will be tough: Barnsley aren’t a bad side at all and its not an easy place to go, it will be a tough game and they have good players as well.”City ran out 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture at Ashton Gate on the opening day of the campaign but Paterson expects a different type of game tomorrow.”It has no influence whatsoever. It was a long time ago, they have a new manager (José Morais) with new ideas, they have the same players but it will be a different game with a lot more riding on it this time,” he said as City prepare to welcome back a near full clean bill of health.Paterson added: “It’s important for the squad to have strength in depth. I believe the head coach has lots of options now and we have good players starting, on the bench and even those who are missing out. There is plenty of competition for places and you need that in the run-in.”WATCH: PATERSON AND JOHNSON DISCUSS BARNSLEY TESTlast_img read more

Miami Dade College offers free small business workshops

first_imgWorkshop for potential business owners or start-ups (Spanish) on March 15, 2016 at the MDC Wolfson campusTo register and view a full schedule, please visit the program’s website: Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will offer free workshops to small and moderate size businesses in Miami-Dade County, as part of its Small Business Education Program sponsored by Citi Foundation.“The collaboration between Miami Dade College and Citi Foundation has made it possible once again, to offer programs that can impact the small business community in Miami-Dade County,” said Dr. Ana M. Cruz, Chairperson, School of Business, Wolfson Campus.The program has been expanded to include three sessions:Technical seminars for existing businesses (English) beginning on January 20, 2016, followed by counseling sessions at the MDC Wolfson campus Technical seminars for existing businesses (English) on March 23 and March 30, 2016 at the MDC Homestead campuslast_img read more