Travel agencies accounted for 17% of foreign tourist nights last year

first_imgOrganized by Croatian travel agencies, traditionally, most tourists are from Germany This research included 1 Croatian travel agencies that organized multi-day trips or mediated the sale and implementation of package deals and one-day trips for domestic and foreign visitors and tourists in 298. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), in 2019 Croatian travel agencies organized multi-day trips in Croatia for 2,8 million foreign tourists, who spent 16,1 million nights. If we know that a total of 94.812.813 overnight stays were realized last year foreign tourists, then we can conclude that travel agencies are responsible for 17% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists in 2019. Last year, there was an increase in multi-day trips of domestic tourists in both Croatia and foreign countries Side dish: Travel agencies 2019 / Source: CBS Domestic tourists mostly traveled to foreign countries in Italy In 2019, organized by Croatian travel agencies, 341 thousand domestic tourists traveled to foreign countries where 1,2 million overnight stays were realized. Domestic tourists mostly traveled to foreign countries in Italy (18,2%). This is followed by trips to Austria (6,6%), France (6,5%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (6,3%), Germany and the Czech Republic (5,9% each), Slovenia (5,3%). , Hungary (4,7%), Turkey and Spain (3,8% each), Greece (2,5%), the United Kingdom (2,2%) and Serbia (2,1%). Domestic tourists spent an average of four nights in foreign countries. They traveled to foreign countries by 9,9% and realized 7,0% more overnight stays compared to 2018. Cover photo: NP Krka The number of foreign tourists who came to Croatia in 2019 organized by Croatian travel agencies increased by 14,7%, while the number of overnight stays increased by 8,4% compared to 2018. In 2019, Croatian travel agencies organized multi-day trips in Croatia for 2,8 million foreign tourists, who spent 16,1 million nights. On average, foreign tourists spent six nights in Croatia. On day trips to foreign countries, domestic visitors mostly traveled to Austria In 2019, Croatian travel agencies organized 364 thousand domestic visitors on one-day trips, of which 264 thousand in Croatia and 100 thousand in foreign countries. Domestic visitors, organized by Croatian travel agencies on one-day trips to foreign countries, mostly traveled to Austria (36,0%), Italy (26,6%) and Slovenia (20,3%). In 2019, compared to 2018, the number of domestic visitors on one-day trips in Croatia, organized by Croatian travel agencies, decreased by 6,7%, while in foreign countries it increased by 11,7%. As the tourism sector has been hardest hit by the Covid pandemic this year19, travel agencies are also in an extremely difficult situation. However, the data for last year give us an insight into the entire travel industry in Croatia, at least what it looked like until the appearance of the coronavirus. In 2019, organized by Croatian travel agencies, 379 thousand domestic tourists were on trips in Croatia, where they spent 1,4 million nights, while domestic tourists spent an average of four nights. Compared to 2018, the number of domestic tourists traveling in Croatia organized by Croatian travel agencies increased by 27,6%, and the number of their overnight stays increased by 14,2%. In the structure of overnight stays of foreign tourists who came to Croatia in the organization of Croatian travel agencies, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (26,0%). This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from the United Kingdom (12,4%), Austria (6,4%), Poland (5,5%), the Czech Republic (5,4%), Italy (5,2%), Slovenia (3,9, 3,7%), the Netherlands (3,4%), Hungary (3,3%) and France (XNUMX%). By the way, in Croatia, according to data for 2019, we have a total of 1.298 travel agencies, which employed 5.816 employees, of which 3.889 through permanent employment.last_img read more

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New GAA testing regime defended

first_imgGer, who’s also PRO of the Munster Council, believes the way the testing arrangments have been designed will ensure that there’ll be careful consideration of the unique circumstances of amateur players, their support personnel and team and training structures. Ger Ryan is chairman of the GAA’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare committee that signed off on the new system.There has been a mixed reaction to the new regime, which comes into force on January 1st next.For example, the Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan has said that he doesn’t think the ‘invasive’ move will be welcomed by amateur players who have little or nothing to gain from cheating.last_img read more

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WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR THE ROSES!

first_imgRose of Tralee beauties Tara Talbot and Maria McCole certainly left a lasting impression when they visited Donegal this week.It was a fabulous day with Donegal Rose Maria MCole & Rose of Tralee Tara Talbot visiting businesses in Letterkenny, the Stroke Rehabiliation Centre in St Conals & Edel MacBride’s Studio where the Roses had some lessons in crochet, enjoyed good Donegal tea and scones. Anyone thinking of becoming a Rose should apply now by downloading application on www.roseoftralee.ie or visit www.facebook.com/DonegalRoseFor more info contact Elaine McIntyre @ the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny on 087-2657431 or Donegal Rose Maria McCole on 087-1252756   WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR THE ROSES! was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:DONEGAL ROSE MARIA MCCOLERadisson Blu HotelROSE OF TRALEE TARA TALBOTlast_img read more

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Former RTE librarian died after fall at her Donegal home

first_imgA former RTE librarian was found dead at her home in Co Donegal after suffering a fall.An inquest into the death of Frances McLaughlin, aged 72, heard how she had been dead between 3 and 10 days when she was found at her home in Letterkenny on January 11th, 2017. The last people to see Ms McLaughlin alive was her sister Veronica and her husband Paul Trayers when Ms McLaughlin had spent Christmas Day with them.Donegal Coroner’s Court was told today that Mr and Mrs Trayers became concerned when they had not heard from Ms McLaughlin for some days and contacted her letting agent.They entered her home at Harvey Close, on Newline Road, and found Ms McLaughlin’s remains on the floor of the living room.Gardai were called and Garda Sean McLaughlin, a nephew of the deceased woman, arrived on the scene.He said that his aunt was dead on the floor and was dressed for bed.He said that his aunt had moved back from RTE approximately three years earlier having spent most of her adult life working in RTE in Dublin.“She has made a nice little life for herself. She had been in god health and her death was an absolute shock to everyone who knew her,” said Garda McLaughlin.Doctor Josephine Kernan was called and she pronounced death at 5.22pm and Ms McLaughlin’s remains were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for a post mortem.Pathologist Dr Catriona Dillon told the court that the deceased had suffered heart failure and also a fracture to the femur.She said she could not tell if the fracture, which occurred as a result of a fall, came before or after Ms McLaughlin had suffered heart failure.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said his finding was that Ms McLaughlin died as a result of an accident.Former RTE librarian died after fall at her Donegal home was last modified: August 31st, 2017 by StephenShare 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:deathdonegalfallFrances McLaughlinGardaiinquestRTElast_img read more

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Ohio Soybean Council announces Board of Trustees election

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees has five district seats up for election this year. All eligible candidates interested in running for the OSC Board must obtain at least 15 valid signatures on the petition available at www.soyohio.org.OSC is the Qualified State Soybean Board for Ohio and manages state soybean checkoff dollars. The OSC Board is made up of farmer volunteers who direct the investments of checkoff dollars to improve the profitability of Ohio soybean farmers.Districts up for election are:District 1: Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams Counties incumbent Todd Hesterman is eligible to run for another termDistrict 2: Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties incumbent Nathan Eckel is eligible to run for another termDistrict 5: Allen, Hancock, and Putnam Counties incumbent Bill Bateson is eligible to run for another termDistrict 9: Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties incumbent Bret Davis is term-limitedDistrict 13: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren Counties incumbent Amy Sigg Davis is term-limitedAll petitions must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) by mail, and must be postmarked no later than July 6, and received by ODA no later than July 13, 2018. To be eligible for election to the OSC Board, you must live in a county in the districts listed, and be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the State of Ohio, who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of soybeans at any time during the three year period immediately preceding November 15 of the current year.  Eligible producers who have contributed to the soybean checkoff and have submitted a petition with the signatures of 15 other eligible soybean producers who reside in the respective district shall be determined by ODA as candidates for election. OSC Trustees serve one term of three years, and may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms.For questions, please contact Kirk Merritt, OSC Executive Director, at [email protected]last_img read more

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Twitter Bans In-Stream Ads

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#advertising#NYT#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification frederic lardinoiscenter_img Twitter just announced that it will soon update its terms of service for developers and prohibit third-party advertising networks and developers from inserting ads into a user’s stream. This could mean the end of a number of third-party advertising networks like Ad.ly and 140 Proof, both of which created their businesses around in-stream ads. According to Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo, the company decided to take this step in order to “preserve the unique user experience Twitter has created” and ensure the “long-term health and value of the platform.”Twitter’s ReasoningTwitter argues that it wants to create “a platform of enduring value.” To do so, Costolo says, Twitter has to ensure that the platform remains valuable for its users. In-stream advertisers, however, are only interested in short-term revenue opportunities – which come at the expense of the long-term health of the Twitter platform. Costolo also argues that these in-stream advertising networks are simply not innovative enough, and “the basis for building a lasting advertising network that benefits users should be innovation, not near-term monetization.”The real reason for banning in-stream ads, however, becomes obvious after reading this paragraph:“It is important to keep in mind that Twitter bears all the costs of maintaining the network, protecting the Tweet stream against spam, supporting user requests, and scaling the service. Indeed, Twitter will bear many of the support costs associated with any third-party paid Tweets, as Twitter receives support emails related to anything a user sees in a tweet stream. The third-party bears few of these costs by comparison.”Twitter simply doesn’t want to bear the cost of supporting these advertising networks that don’t bring the company any direct value and revenue. Prohibiting in-stream ads isn’t so much about fostering innovation and preserving the integrity of the platform. Instead, it’s about ensuring that advertisers flock to Twitter’s own Promoted Tweets.Shutting Down the Most Natural Way to Monetize Twitter ClientsIt will be interesting to see how third-party developers will react to this. Just a few weeks ago, Twitter began launching its own official Twitter clients, and now the company has prohibited the most obvious method of monetizing unofficial clients. Instead of being able to insert ads into users’ streams – the most natural place for these ads – developers will now have to show ads outside of the stream. As Costolo puts it, “There will be all sorts of other third-party monetization engines that crop up in the vicinity of the timeline.” Starting today, however, the stream itself is off-limits for all advertisers besides Twitter itself. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts last_img read more

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Taking Notes Just Got Easier: Evernote For Mac Adds Audio Recording

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… You can click on the Audio Note microphone icon, and a new window will open with an audio recorder pinned to the top. The recording will continue even in the background, with a red dot on the Evernote menu bar’s elephant indicating that you’re currently recording.The length of the recording depends on the file size of the note and whether or not you’re a premium subscriber. Free users are allowed to have notes up to 25 MB. That’s about 2 hours of recording. It’s double that for premium users.There are some other features here too, including faster searching, something that is important once you start accumulating thousands of notes. You can download the update directly via the Evernote website, or you can update it via the Mac App store (Note: the Mac App store doesn’t have the latest version quite yet, but it should be there soon). Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Another week, another major update for the note-taking and storage platform Evernote, and this time the app that’s getting a polish is Evernote for Mac. As we’ve seen with the last few updates, starting with a redesigned Web interface, the emphasis here is partly on making notes more sharable and social. Of course, Evernote for Mac has already had the abilitiy to share notebooks with others. Now those sharing capabilities have been expanded to include Facebook, Twitter, and email, all through a new Share button on the menu bar.A great new feature in this update is the ability to record audio notes, perfect for situations where you want to record a meeting or lecture and take notes at the same time. The ability to create audio notes is already part of Evernote’s mobile apps, but is the first time it’s appeared in a desktop version. last_img read more

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Production Tips: Making Interviewees Comfortable

first_imgShooting interviews for your next video project? Follow these tips to make your interviewees comfortable and get the best results.Cover image via Parker Digital.Conducting interviews for film, video, or television requires a nuanced skill set. Yes, strong technical knowledge is important so you can set-up, light, and record audio effectively. But the hallmark of a successful interview is the quality of footage and sound bites you get out of your interviewee.How do you do it? You have to make your interviewee relaxed, comfortable, and confident — which is easier said than done. Here are seven tried-and-true ways to help you get the most out of your next interviewee.1. Start Recording Audio Before VideoImage via Shutterstock.First tip: Start recording audio before you get picture lock. There’s no reason to let any potential audio go to waste. If you’re trying to make your interviewee comfortable off-the-bat, it doesn’t hurt to have that off-the-cuff audio available in case you need it in a pinch later.Pro-tip: Use a wireless lapel mic on all interview shoots (even if you’re recording audio with a boom) to ensure you don’t miss anything.2. Tell Them What You’re Looking For — and WhyImage via Lynda.com.From the moment your interviewee arrives on set to the moment they leave,  your highest priority is to connect with them to make them feel comfortable. One great way to connect with your interviewee is to share information about yourself, the project, and the day’s specific shoot. Be upfront and honest and share your expectations for sound bites or emotional reactions.Most importantly, share why you’re seeking this information so they can understand where you’re coming from. This helps them articulate their answers and talking points more clearly.3. Give Hints in Your QuestionsImage via Steve Spence.When asking your interview questions, it can be helpful to give “hints” about what you want to hear (especially if you’re working on a storyboarded project). 99 percent of the time, if your questions are specific and thought-out, you’ll hear your own talking points in the answer. Here’s an example:Q: What about this event do you love? Is it the people, is it the venue, is it the location — anything like that?A: Well, I love this event; it’s the people, the venue, the location — it’s just great!(Author’s note: I know this sounds forced, but I swear, try it. If they don’t repeat the information point by point, they’ll at least mimic your tone.)4. Make Them SmileImage via Wikipedia.Easier said than done right? Some interviewees just seem perpetually uncomfortable. However, science has proved that people are more relaxed and engaged when they smile and laugh. Same goes for you as the interviewer: smile, laugh, and relax to put your interviewee at ease.Pro-tip: If you can get a chuckle, then encourage them to keep smiling as they talk. It’s a well known radio-trick that broadcasters smile while they talk because it energizes their voices (and their nerves).5. Get Them to Say YesImage via Wistia.Another psychological trick that you can use is to condition people to be more agreeable and open by simply getting them to say “Yes.” It’s a little manipulative, yes, but it’s for a good cause, right? See what I’m doing here?Pro-tip: If you gather basic information about your interviewee, a good way to get them agreeing is by asking them to confirm basic things like their name, employer, job title, and address by asking yes-or-no questions. Remember, it feels good to say yes!6. Free Their Hands (and Bodies)Image via Shutterstock.Depending on your interview set-up, your interviewees may be sitting, standing, or moving around. Sitting stationary has its advantages for technical aspects like lighting, focus, and sound, but it can make your interviewee uncomfortable. People like to move around, especially when they talk.If you have to keep your interviewee in one spot, encourage them to use their hands. It helps them emote and convey information, and it can often make them more expressive.7. Get Them in a ConversationOn that same subject, people really like to converse. While some can do it well, most people are not inclined to talk for the sake of talking. People respond best when they are in a conversation with another human being. It’s much more natural to explain ideas or processes to another person than it is to simply speak to a camera or a light.Pro-tip: Consider shooting your interviews slightly from the side. If you are using a producer or interviewer, position them there where they can engage with the interviewee face to face and actually, you know, chat.If you’re looking for more video interview tips and tricks (both technical and practical), check out some of these resources.How to Shoot Gorgeous Documentary InterviewsTips for Shooting a Video Interview with a DSLR CameraHow to Use a Third Camera on Interview Shoots Have any tips or tricks of your own for making an interviewee comfortable? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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