Istria far ahead of all In this year’s summer flight schedule, 81 new routes In June, 130.000 arrivals (+10 percent) and 236.000 overnight stays (+10 percent) were realized on the continent, of which the most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (77.000), Krapina-Zagorje (30.000), Zagreb (25.000), Osijek-Baranja. 22.000) and Međimurje County (17.000). At the national level, in June most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (3,7 million), Austria (1,4 million), Slovenia (1,4 million), the Czech Republic (884 thousand) and Poland (856 thousand). Today, the Minister of Tourism is at the press conference at the Ministry of Tourism Gari Cappelli and director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić presented the results of tourist traffic for the first six months of 2019. “One of the main priorities in tourism policy management is to strengthen traffic in the pre-season, and the results of this year’s pre-season, as in previous years, show that we have succeeded in achieving tourist traffic growth of 20 percent in arrivals and 15 percent in overnight stays in the last three years. I believe that by further strengthening promotion activities in distant markets and positioning Croatia as an air destination in the future, we will achieve additional growth in traffic in the pre- and post-season. It is important to point out that the growth of tourist traffic is continuously accompanied by the growth of tourism revenues, which grew by 23 percent during the first quarter of our Government, and since tourism is a horizontal activity and one of the most propulsive economic sectors, its positive effects economy”, Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli told a news conference today. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 496.000 arrivals (+10 percent) and 978.000 overnight stays (+8 percent), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (192.000), Krapina-Zagorje (171.000), Osijek-Baranja. 105.000), Zagreb County (91.000) and Međimurje County (81.000). In June, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (4,6 million), Split-Dalmatia County (2,8 million) and Kvarner (2,7 million). They are followed by Zadar County with 1,8 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1,3 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 903.000 overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 458.000 overnight stays and Zagreb with 257.000 overnight stays. In June, there were 10 percent more tourist arrivals Germany, Austria and Slovenia are the main markets CNB: REVENUES FROM FOREIGN TOURISTS 5,4 PERCENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER In June, there were 3,13 million arrivals and 15 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to June 2018 represents an increase of 10 percent in arrivals and 8 percent in overnight stays. “The overall tourist growth achieved during the first six months of this year is the result of targeted activities in the promotion of our country as an attractive year-round destination. Airlines also had a strong impact on the realized tourist traffic with an increase of 81 new routes in this year’s summer flight schedule, as well as distant markets which participated in the total traffic of foreign tourists with a share of almost 20 percent in arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays. These indicators confirm that we have maintained a stable position in the tourism market, as well as the success of our marketing strategy and stronger presence in distant markets such as the US, Canada, China, Korea, Australia and others, where we achieve high double-digit growth rates”, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić. Source: CNTB / Read the full report in the attachment RELATED NEWS: Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić are satisfied with the results of the pre-season, and as they point out, they are especially satisfied with the high growth rates achieved from certain distant markets and the increased number of flights in the summer. Source: CNTB / Read the full report in the attachment At the national level, during the first six months, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (5,43 million), Austria (2,33 million), Slovenia (2,29 million), the United Kingdom (1,43 million) and Poland (1,23, 9,39 million), and looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were realized in hotels (7,15 million) and in household facilities (4,52 million) and camps (XNUMX million). The top destinations in the first six months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Zagreb, Poreč and Split. Attachment: PRESENTATION OF RESULTS / Evaluation of the current part of the tourist year 2019 JANUARY – JUNE According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of June, 6,88 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 26,26 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. (+3 percent). Out of that, foreign tourists realized 5,85 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 22,93 million overnight stays (+3 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 6 percent and in overnight stays by 4 percent. During the first six months of 2019, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (7,6 million), in the Split-Dalmatia County 4,7 million overnight stays were realized, while in Kvarner 4,3 million overnight stays were realized. They are followed by Zadar and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties, each with 2,7 million overnight stays, and Šibenik-Knin County with 1,4 million overnight stays. 1,1 million overnight stays were realized in Zagreb, and 696 thousand overnight stays in Lika-Senj County.
A CORRESPONDENTLAKHIMPUR: The 5th Subansiri Cup Football Tournament organized at the Ghunasuti High School playground in Lakhimpur district under the auspices of Jonki Club from December 29 last year concluded with grand success. The final match of the tournament, which was sponsored by NHPC Limited, was held between Odalguri Football Club and Majuli Football club on Sunday. Majuli Football Club won the title of the tournament by defeating Odalguri Football Club by a margin of 4-3 goals. As a result of it, Majuli Football Club bagged the title toffee along with the prize money of Rs. 40,000 while Odalguri Football Club was given away the runner-up toffee along with prize money of Rs. 30,000. Utpal Mili, the president of the Jonki Club informed that Karlos Atedva of Odalguri Football Club appeared as the best player of the tournament while Nansu Doley of Majuli Football Club secured the second best player title. Prize money amounts of Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 were respectively conferred to the best and second best players of the tournament.Chief Manager of NHPC Limited, Pankaj Gupata was present in the prize distribution ceremony of the tournament along with a galaxy of prominent personalities. Attending the event, Pankaj Gupta gave words to extend due sponsorship and co-operation with regard to organizing the tournament every year.Also Read: 29th All Assam Junior Ranking Tennis Tournament finals today in GuwahatiAlso Watch: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses media ahead BJP Booth Committee President’s Conference
How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “It’s remarkable. It really is,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “I think you see guys who are a lot more emotional, vocal, but don’t have the same compete as Hyun-Jin. A lot of it is that inner drive and fire and compete. And so many teammates have told me that this guy has ice in his veins, and he’s a big-game pitcher. And the more I’ve gotten to see him execute pitches in big spots, it’s kind of come to fruition.“This year, even with what he went through, he was determined to get back here. … He didn’t like not being a part of the (postseason) roster last year. And that hurt. I know it hurt him. So he was going to do everything he could to force our hand by performing to be in this position that he put himself in.”Ryu’s motivation might be two-pronged. He acknowledged his disappointment in being left off the roster for each of the three playoff rounds last October – his interpreter used the word “bummer” in his translation earlier this month.But Ryu’s original six-year, $36 million contract also expires this year. His performance down the stretch and in the playoffs has done wonders for his market value this winter.“I never doubted myself, whether I could come back the same way that I pitched from the past to now after the surgery,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “Throughout the rehab process, it was pretty much the same. Beginning of the rehab, middle of the rehab, and end of the rehab, I had no doubt in my mind that I could come back and pitch as well as I had in the past.” MILWAUKEE — When Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu made his first appearance in a Dodgers uniform, it was for a conditioning run with the rest of the pitchers on the first day of spring training in 2013.Ryu finished well behind the group alongside Kenley Jansen – who was four months removed from ablation surgery to address an irregular heartbeat. Afterward, Ryu joked about the pace being much faster in America than Korea.That was the least of the physical challenges Ryu would face with the Dodgers.In the five years since, he has had surgery on his pitching shoulder and elbow, causing him to essentially sit out two seasons, and tore a groin muscle partially away from the bone earlier this year. And yet, he will take the ball for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night at Miller Park pitching the best he has since leaving Korea with a chance to pitch the Dodgers into a second consecutive World Series. He has actually pitched better than before. Although the two-month recovery from his groin injury limited him to 15 starts and 82-1/3 innings during the regular season, Ryu posted his lowest ERA (1.97), WHIP (1.01) and strikeout rate (9.7 per nine innings). He held batters to a .221 average and .622 OPS – career-bests by significant margins.His two playoff starts have built on that – two runs allowed over 11-1/3 innings with 12 strikeouts and no walks. His fastball has enjoyed the playoff stage. Ryu averaged 92.11 mph on his fastball in his starts against the Braves and Brewers, his highest average since the 2014 playoffs.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I feel like I’m a similar pitcher from my first couple of years than now,” Ryu said of his post-surgery repertoire. “I guess the only difference is I know more about the league and the players, and having that information and experience under my belt definitely helps me.”That belt might be a little tighter as well. The thick-legged, closet smoker will never be a fitness model. But Roberts attributes Ryu’s stellar performance this year to better health and being “in as good of shape as I’ve ever seen him.”“I think the health is the No. 1 component,” Roberts said. “This past winter, he had a regular offseason where he could prepare for spring training, and he showed that when he started the season, he came out throwing well.“Talking to Hyun-Jin, it was the winter where he could kind of prepare for a season as a regular player instead of going through the rehab and coming into spring training, he was in good shape, was strong. And then it was just the buildup as a regular player, a starting pitcher.”Staff writer Jeff Fletcher contributed to this story.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, believes oft-injured pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is in the best shape of his career this season. He’ll hand the left-hander the ball to start Game 2 of the NLCS on Friday night in Milwaukee. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)