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

​Finnish investors blame ‘nervous’ markets for first-quarter losses

first_img“The geographical distribution of equities and shares thus had an exceptionally large impact on investment returns in the early part of the year.”Property boostBoth Veritas and the €20.7bn Elo saw returns boosted by property holdings, with real estate both investors’ best-performing asset class over the first quarter.Both investors said their property holdings returned 1.6%, while Ilmarinen saw its property assets return 0.7%, its second-best asset class behind a 4.9% return on alternatives.Overall, Veritas and Elo returned -0.4% over the first quarter, with equity losses offset by returns from fixed income of 0.9% and 1.5%, respectively.Satu Huber, chief executive at Elo, said the economic outlook, at least domestically, was set to improve and that the downturn suffered by Finland had “bottomed out”.The returns seen by all three providers are also in line with those seen by Keva and Etera, with the former blaming a “very unsettled” equity market for returns it viewed as meagre. Ilmarinen has blamed “nervous” and volatile markets for first-quarter losses of 1.4%, as it and other Finnish pension investors blamed concern over China for underwhelming returns.The €35.8bn pensions mutual said its equity holdings returned -3.7% over the first three months of the year, achieving a lower return than either rival mutual Elo or provider Veritas, which saw listed holdings lose 3.5% and 2.4%, respectively.All three providers cited China as a source for concern, with Ilmarinen chief executive Timo Ritakallio also noting the decline in commodities prices and the impact of the UK potentially leaving the European Union.“Of the main equity markets,” Ritakallio said, “the US and emerging economies reached positive figures at the end of the quarter, while Europe and Japan remained clearly in negative territory.last_img read more