Camps achieved an increase in overnight stays

first_imgFrom the opening until September 18.9.2017, XNUMX. the camps accomplished 18.286.462 overnight stays, ie an increase in the number of overnight stays compared to last year of 8,5%, while only in September (from September 1.9 to September 18.9), unfortunately due to daily rains, the number of arrivals and overnight stays decreased by -4%.By countries of origin, all year round: Germany + 14,4%, the Netherlands + 6,7%, Austria + 6,4%, Slovenia -0,9% and Italy – 2,3%. Of the other countries, we especially point out the increase in Denmark, + 14,2% – and interestingly, it is one of the few countries with a plus in the 9th month (as much as + 33,4%).At the annual level, 85 million realized overnight staysFrom January to August, foreign tourists accounted for 13.3 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 75.3 million overnight stays (+13 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases of 9 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. In the period from January to August, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Istria (23.4 million overnight stays), Kvarner (15.8 million overnight stays) and the Split-Dalmatia County (15.7 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 11.6 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 6.7 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 6 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 2.8 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1.5 million overnight stays. 1.4 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+18 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (470 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (221 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (118 thousand overnight stays).During the first eight months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (16.6 million overnight stays), Slovenia (8.9 million overnight stays), Austria (6.2 million overnight stays), Poland (5.6 million overnight stays) and Italy (4.7 million overnight stays). overnight stays are Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Split, Mali Lošinj, Crikvenica, Pula and Novalja. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (10 million overnight stays), hotels (31 million overnight stays) and camps (19 million overnight stays), while 16.3 million overnight stays (+2.4 percent) were realized in nautical charter.UNWTO: In Europe, the growth in the number of tourists of 8 percent By the way, according to the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), in the first half of 2017 there were almost 600 million tourists in the world, which is 6 percent more than in the same period last year. The UNWTO announced its half-yearly results in world tourism in a new tourism barometer, noting that a 6 percent increase in foreign tourists means that nearly 40 million more have traveled the world than in the past six months, the strongest increase since 2010. years.In all regions of the world in the first part of this year there was an increase in foreign tourist arrivals, and the largest, by 9 percent, in the Middle East, while in Europe and Africa the number of tourists increased by 8 percent, in Asia, the Pacific 6 percent and the Americas 3 percent. They also point out the growth in North Africa, which was visited by 16 percent more foreign tourists, and in the Middle East, 9 percent morelast_img read more

Health Tracker reveals which Brisbane suburbs are best for your health

first_imgBrisbane City residents were the most physically active along with those of Kangaroo Point. This apartment as 4704/71 Eagle Street is for sale for $1.75 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auCompare that to suburbs with the highest rates of smokers – Inala, Richlands and Wacol at 28.8 per cent, followed by Kingston, Slacks Creek, Deception Bay, Logan Central, Woodridge, Redland Islands, Beenleigh and Eagleby where one in four adults smoked; or the highest rates of sedentary lifestyles – Lockyer Valley East (78.5 per cent), Logan Central, Woodridge, New Chum, Redbank Plains, Bundamba, Riverview and Caboolture South.New Chum and Redbank Plains also had the highest level of overweight or obese residents (76.9 per cent), followed by Browns Plains, Crestmead, Marsden, Brassall, Leichhardt, One Mile, Churchill, Yamanto, Raceview, Ripley, Bundamba, Riverview, Dakabin, Kallangur, Beenleigh, Eagleby, Springfield, Redbank North, Caboolture South, Bethania, Waterford, Loganlea and Waterford West.The only high risk activity where those in wealthier inner Brisbane suburbs had much higher scores than those on the outer rim was in alcohol consumption. Ashgrove and Bardon had the highest incidences of alcohol consumption at levels considered to be risky to health (24 per cent), followed by Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton, Balmoral, Bulimba, Hawthorne, Paddington, Milton and Red Hill, while the lowest level was 7.7 per cent out of Algester, Calamvale and Stretton.AHPC director Professor Rosemary Calder told The Courier-Mail that while individual wealth played a role in a person’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle, the environment they were in also made a great difference.“Communities that are newer outer suburbs commonly don’t have good public transport so they are much less likely to walk from home to public transport and much more likely to go in a car. In fact the rates of car ownership in new communities are very high,” she said. Chapel Hill has the lowest level of smokers in Brisbane, along with Fig Tree Pocket and Kenmore at just 7.9 per cent. This home at 5 Tinbeerwah Place, Chapel Hill, is on the market at $829,000. Picture: Realestate.com.auShe said there was diversity in all suburbs but increased wealth and levels of investment in communities could vastly improve health in the outer suburbs.“Where there is increasing wealth, both at the individual and community level, there is likely to be increasing levels of health. Again much of that is about the environment. People don’t move in with greater income levels and just live, the whole community changes, it’s all interconnected.”She said good health was not just about health services but required support systems that involved urban planning, public transport planning, parks and environment.“Health is everybody’s business and these health risk factors affect our workforce, impact on productivity, and that’s important for our national economy.” SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE: Lowest level %: Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 53.2New Farm 54.7Ascot Clayfield Hamilton 56Paddington Milton Red Hill 56.4 Balmoral Bulimba Hawthorne 57Ashgrove Bardon 59.1Brisbane Inner North Central 59.6Fortitude Valley Spring Hill 60Chapel Hill Fig Tree Pocket Kenmore 60.4Chelmer Graceville Corinda Sherwood 60.4 Highest level %: Lockyer Valley East 78.5Logan Central Woodridge 77.7New Chum Redbank Plains 77.6Bundamba Riverview 76.6Caboolture South area 76.5Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 76.4Esk Lake Manchester England Creek Lowood 76.3Springfield Redbank North 76.1 Kingston Slacks Creek 76.1Dakabin Kallangur 75.6 SMOKERS: Lowest level %: Chapel Hill Fig Tree Pocket Kenmore 7.9 Kenmore Brookfield Moggill West 8.1Eight Mile Plains 8.2St Lucia 8.4Samford Valley 8.9Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 9.2Carindale 9.4Kuraby Runcorn 9.5Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills 9.6Auchenflower Toowong 9.7 Highest level %: Inala Richlands Wacol 28.8Kingston Slacks Creek 25.8Deception Bay 25.2Logan Central Woodridge 24.9Redland Islands 24.7 Beenleigh Eagleby 24.7Caboolture 23.6Bundamba Riverview 23.3Rocklea Acacia Ridge 23.1Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 22.1 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE ADULTS: Lowest levels %: St Lucia 44.8Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 47.1Auchenflower Toowong 49.7Indooroopilly Taringa 50Highgate Hill South Brisbane West End 50.7Fortitude Valley Spring Hill 51.5Chapel Hill Fig Tree Pocket Kenmore 51.8Coopers Plains Robertson 52.6Paddington Milton Red hill 53New Farm 53.4 Highest levels %: More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoNew Chum/ Redbank Plains 76.9Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 73.7Brassall Leichhardt One Mile 73.4Churchill Yamanto Raceview Ripley 73.3Bundamba Riverview 72.7Dakabin Kallangur 72.6Beenleigh Eagleby 72Springfield Redbank North 71.5Caboolture South area 71.3Bethania Waterford Loganlea Waterford West 71.1 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) OVERWEIGHT KIDS: Lowest level %: Paddington Milton Red Hill 21.8Balmoral Bulimba Hawthorne 22.1Ashgrove Bardon 22.1Chelmer Graceville Corinda Sherwood 22.1Brisbane City Kangaroo Point 22.2The Gap Upper Kedron Ferny Grove 22.7Camp Hill 22.8Auchenflower Toowong 22.8Indooroopilly Taringa 22.9Wellington Point 22.9 Highest level %: Logan Central Woodridge 40.6Inala Richlands Wacol 37.2 Kingston Slacks Creek 36.8Chermside 34.1New Chum Redbank Plains 33.8Springfield Redbank North 32.8Deception Bay 32.7Beenleigh Eagleby 32.4Browns Plains Crestmead Marsden 32.4 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) RISKY LEVELS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION: Highest level %: Ashgrove Bardon 24Ascot Clayfield Hamilton 23.3Balmoral Bulimba Hawthorne 22.4Paddington Milton Red Hill 22.4Camp Hill 21.7Brighton Sandgate Shorncliffe 21.5Brisbane Inner North Central 20.9Kedron Gordon Park Wavell Heights 20.5Manly Lota Manly West Wakerley 20.5 Lowest level %: Algester Calamvale Stretton 7.7Kuraby Runcorn 8Eight Mile Plains 9.3Inala Richlands Wacol 10Kingston Slacks Creek 10.3Logan Central Woodridge 10.3Pallara Willawong Parkinson Drewvale 10.6Darra Sumner Durack Oxley 10.7Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills 10.7Coopers Plains Robertson 11 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration) Individual wealth plays a role in a person’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle, but the environment they were in also made a great difference, according to the Australian Health Policy Collaboration.LIVING in leafy inner Brisbane could be the best thing you do for your health, according to new Health Tracker findings released today.The Health Tracker by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration found significant levels of health risk in many outer Brisbane suburbs while residents in wealthier suburbs had lower levels of obesity, smoking and led more active lives.Suburbs where residents were the most physically active were Brisbane City, Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton, while Greater Brisbane’s lowest levels of smokers were in Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore, Brookfield and Moggill West.St Lucia was the healthiest Brisbane suburb when it came to body size, with 44.8 per cent of residents overweight or obese – the lowest level in Brisbane. Others around that same level were Brisbane City, Kangaroo Point, Auchenflower, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Taringa, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, West End, Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill. Brisbane edges, Sydney, Melbourne Is this a renovator or detonator? RBA to stay in limbo this year center_img St Lucia was Brisbane’s healthiest suburb when it came to weight. This home at 12 Ironside Street, St Lucia, is on the market for $1.62m. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The ability to be active is significantly the outcome of your options for walking, which are higher if you live by the seaside or in the “leafy suburbs” which by the use of the term we know are conducive to being outdoors.”Professor Calder said researchers found that the better resourced the community was, the better the environment and health outcomes.“We know the wealthier leafy suburbs have been well resourced for a long time. We also know that having more disposable income gives you more choices.”She said personal wealth was a barrier for many people, but “the rest of it is where you live and how well resourced your community is”.“You’re more likely to see private gyms and yoga classes in wealthier suburbs. In communities where there is lower less individual wealth, there’s much more likely to be fast food outlets than gyms. We know that there are children that cannot afford to ride to school because families can’t afford a bicycle and club sport is expensive with uniforms and members.”last_img read more

NFF commends minister, submits report on teams’ outings

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Nigeria Football Federation has hailed the move of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Akin Dare, to request for a report on the performances of the various national teams in recent weeks, just as the football governing body submitted the requested report on Monday.The President of the NFF stated this on Tuesday when he submitted the report.He said: “It was a good move by the Honourable Minister to request for the report. As he said, there has to be stock-taking and after that, accountability. The NFF is enamoured by the move and we have submitted the requested report.“For us, there is nothing to hide. We have detailed all the issues and the forces at play, and explained that in so much as these tournaments are important; they are mainly and strategically developmental. Even at that, we approach every match/tournament with the intention of winning, but it is practically and absolutely impossible based on indices, records and scientific laws of probability.In a 15-page letter signed by Pinnick, the NFF detailed issues of funding (inadequacy and late release of same) and the toxic and disruptive environment in which it has had to operate for the past 18 months (with the Federation’s leadership and brand falsely and maliciously dragged from one investigative agency to the other and from one court to the other on same baseless allegations) as core reasons for the poor outings of the Super Falcons, CHAN Eagles, Golden Eaglets and Olympic Eagles in recent international matches/tournaments.Pinnick also stated that the best performance indicator for any country in international football is the A team, in this case Super Eagles, which in recent times drew with five-time world champions Brazil and Ukraine in friendlies, and defeated Benin Republic and Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifying matches. These, after finishing third at the first-ever 24-team AFCON in Egypt this year summer. Moreover, a high number of the players in the present Super Eagles squad passed through the various developmental teams, showing that Nigeria is moving in the right direction.The NFF went ahead to map out strategies for better results going forward, including but not limited to a revamp of the NFF Technical Department; improved supervision of the teams by the NFF Technical Committee; open and transparent process to select new head coaches for the teams affected; early preparation and prioritization of tournaments; synergy between the Ministry and the NFF to get approved funds released early enough for adequate preparation of teams participating in major matches and competitions; and to work even harder at securing partners and sponsors to support the programmes of the national teams.Tags: NFFSunday Darelast_img read more

Traffic management plan in place for 9-week water works

first_imgTraffic management plans and short-term water shut offs are to be expected in parts of Letterkenny as Irish Water carry out Phase Two of a major water mains replacement this month.Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is set to commence works on phase two of the High Road/Windyhall Water Mains Replacement Project next week with the project expected to be completed in nine weeks.This section of work will involve the replacement of 490 metres of pipeline outside Letterkenny University Hospital starting at the Hospital Roundabout and ending at St Columba’s Terrace. The works will be completed by Farrans Construction. A traffic management plan, which has been developed in consultation with Donegal County Council’s roads and water services offices will be in place once again.A notice from Irish Water said these water mains renewal works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national €500 million Leakage Reduction Programme.This particular project will reduce the instances of bursts in the area and thereby significantly reduce the level of disruption to customers.Phase one has been completed and consisted of the replacement of 270 metres of pipeline outside the hospital orthodontic department up to the hospital roundabout. Phase two will be completed in approximately nine weeks including the Easter holidays, when works will be suspended from March 30 to April 4.On the traffic management plan, Irish Water said that every effort has been made to consider the local businesses and the general public in planning this portion of the works.The work sections will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs. Customers can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278 if they have any queries.Details of the traffic management plan are as follows:Hospital Roundabout (road crossing): (100m) – night works, lane diversion, works carried out in three phases to facilitate lane diversion and two way flow of traffic.Hospital Roundabout to Iona Road: (70m) – daytime stop and go system, with traffic lights installed at night.Iona Road to Beechwood Park: (90m) – night time road closure, with diversionsBeechwood Park to Sprackburn Drive: (45m) – daytime stop and go system, with traffic lights installed at night.Sprackburn Drive to Newline Road: (190m) – daytime stop and go system, with traffic lights installed at night.Signage will be placed at both ends of the scheme to alert commuters of the works and any expected delays. As well as replacing 750 metres of ageing public water mains, the project also involves replacing old damaged service connections. A service connection is the water pipe which joins Irish Water’s public main to a customer’s property. The old water mains and service connections will be replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes.Featured image: Letterkenny Hospital Roundabout. Photo by Clive WassonTraffic management plan in place for 9-week water works was last modified: March 6th, 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:Irish Waterletterkennytrafficworkslast_img read more