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

Obokoh delivers on defensive end in expanded minutes against Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Chinonso Obokoh’s teammates encouraged him and told him to be aggressive. Rakeem Christmas was in foul trouble and bound for the bench. There were more than 16 minutes left in the game.But Obokoh didn’t say much back to his team. He just shuffled to his spot at the right block, waiting for Aaron Brown to take his free throws.Making his first appearance since a five-minute, four-foul performance on Jan. 11 against Florida State, Obokoh had a quiet, but career-high night tallying 16 minutes, four rebounds, two fouls and a block in Syracuse’s (14-5, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) 69-61 win over Boston College (8-9, 0-5). He remains a non-factor on the offensive end of the floor, but defended and rebounded well. It was all that was asked of him and all that was needed for SU to hold on against the Eagles.“He got us some extra possessions on offense and he played good defense and made people take tough shots and he was big down low,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “And that’s what you need a big guy to do. He came in and he did what he could do. I’m really proud of him.”Defensively, Obokoh said he just needs to stay in position and out of foul trouble. He wasn’t thinking that much when he took the floor, he said, and was much more ready for the occasion than when he came off the bench against the Seminoles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think he had some good minutes for us tonight,” SU forward Michael Gbinije said. “It was nice to see Chino play. I’m a Chino fan myself.”With 6:35 left in the game, BC’s 7-foot-1 center Dennis Clifford dribbled on the right side and put up what would’ve been an easy two points, only for Obokoh to swat the ball away as Gbinije came over with help from the side.Obokoh attempted just one shot from the field and said that all he’s asked to do is set screens and get rebounds on offense. Beyond that, Tuesday’s game was just an adjustment to more minutes, but one he felt ready for.“I play against Rak, the best big man in the country right now,” Obokoh said. “He’s so good. So I know how to move around. So other guys out there it’s a little bit kind of familiar.” Comments Published on January 21, 2015 at 12:08 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more