Over half a million overnight stays were realized during the Easter holidays

first_imgCompared to the Easter holidays in 2018, which took place from March 30 to April 2, this year’s later Easter date resulted in 80% more arrivals and 90% more tourist nights. Of the cities, during the Easter holidays the largest number of overnight stays was recorded in Dubrovnik (53.978), followed by Poreč (34.155), Rovinj (33.499), Zagreb (27.276) and Split (23.361). 288.810 overnight stays were realized in hotels, which represents 51% of the total overnight stays, followed by household facilities with 115 thousand overnight stays or 20% share and camps with 89 thousand overnight stays, which is 16% share. According to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), during the Easter holidays, ie in the period from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, 2019, 179.513 arrivals and 566.687 overnight stays. The largest number of overnight stays during the extended Easter weekend was realized in the tourist cluster Istra, 196 thousand (35% share), followed by Kvarner with 99 thousand overnight stays (18% share) and Dalmatia-Dubrovnik with 74 thousand overnight stays (13% share). “This year’s extended Easter weekend fell later in the calendar, which was in favor of the increased tourist traffic that we expect by the end of April. Due to the quality, content and diverse destination offer that attracts guests to Croatia, holidays in our nearest emitting markets, but also due to the May Day that follows, we expect additional retention of guests in our country and the growth trend of tourist traffic”, Said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the Easter holidays have encouraged excellent results so far in April, which compared to the same period last year recorded a 32% increase in arrivals and overnight stays.  Looking at the markets, during the Easter holidays the largest number of overnight stays was realized by guests from Germany (124.229), Italy (58.205), Austria (48.975) and Slovenia (33.136). Source: Croatian National Tourist Boardlast_img read more

F-M runners sweep to team titles at NY-NE Regionals

first_imgRunning as Manlius XC, the F-M boys, led by Peyton Geehrer’s individual victory, picked up 74 points, tops among 26 teams from across the Northeast. Deluge XC (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) was second with 106 points and Outliers (Shenendehowa) was third with 145 points.Geehrer, Sam Otis and Geoff Howles each ran outstanding races to give F-M a big early lead. In 15 minutes, 47.1 seconds, Geehrer covered the 3.1-mile Bowdoin Park course and beat out Pittsford Mendon’s Sam Lawler (15:55.4) for the top spot.Otis was right behind them, making his way to third place in 16:02.3. After Beaver River’s Colton Kempney grabbed the fourth spot in 16:06.1, Howles rounded out the top five when he finished in 16:08.4. A cross country season at Fayetteville-Manlius does not feel fulfilled unless it is competing on the first weekend of December with the best teams in the United States in Portland, Oregon at the Nike Cross Nationals.The Hornets are going back there again after its sweep of the boys and girls titles in the featured races at Saturday’s Nike New York and Northeast Regional championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.Just as was the case at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championships two weeks earlier, F-M’s girls had to fight off a severe challenge from its Section II rivals at Saratoga Springs, while the boys Hornets had a more convincing victory. Tags: cross countryF-Mcenter_img James Peden finished 25th among team runners, and 34th overall, in 17:01.7, while Jack Altimonda clinched the Hornets’ team title by gaining 50th place overall, and 40th among team runners, in 17:12.7. Daniel Patrick ran to a time of 17:41.5 and Ben Perry finished in 17:51.2.The girls New York Championship came down to Manlius XC and Kinetic XC (Saratoga), with every placement important.Claire Walters, finishing in 17:27.1, led a quartet of Section III runners behind North Rockland’s Katelyn Tuohy, who won in 17:06.6. Hannah Kaercher made her way to fourth place in 18:14.7, behind Liverpool’s Jenna Schulz (18:01.7), but beating out Tully’s four-time state Class D champion, Brooke Rauber, who was fifth in 18:26.8.Saratoga had all five of its top runners (Ella Kurto, McKinley Wheeler, Sheridan Wheeler, Mackenzie Hart and Emily Bush) finish within the top 15 of the team standings, meaning that F-M had to be equal to those efforts.Phoebe White was 11th among team runners, and 16th overall, in 19:07.3. Grace Kaercher, with her 23rd-place time of 19:25.2, got 14th place in the team portion and Debbie Lucchetti secured the victory when she got to 16th place in the team race (28th overall) in 19:31.7.Amelia Amack finished in 20:35.6 and Maddy Duggleby earned a time of 21:11.2, and F-M could now look ahead to another cross-country trip to face the nation’s top teams and individuals over the familiar terrain of the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more