In the first four months, there was a 70% drop in arrivals and overnight stays

first_imgDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restriction measures were introduced, which directly affected the decline in tourist arrivals in the first four months. Tourist accommodation facilities that realized overnight stays of foreign tourists in April 2020 mainly provided accommodation services to tourists who did not return to their country of residence due to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease. In the structure of overnight stays in the first four months of 2020, out of the total number of overnight stays, domestic tourists realized 37,4%, and foreign tourists 62,6% of overnight stays. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Slovenia (15,5%), Germany (11,0%), Austria (9,9%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (7,3%), Italy (7,2%) and USA (4,6%). Instead of the opening of the tourist season for Easter (April 12), there was a drop of 99,8% In the first four months of 2020, domestic tourists realized 249 thousand arrivals and 552 thousand overnight stays, which is 48,7% less arrivals and 48,1% fewer overnight stays of domestic tourists than in the same period last year.center_img In April, there was a decrease in tourist arrivals by 99,8% and a decrease in overnight stays by 98,9% in April 2020 compared to April 2019. In the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, foreign tourists realized 356 thousand arrivals and 927 thousand overnight stays, which is a decrease in tourist arrivals by 76,9% and a decrease in tourist nights by 76,3% and is a consequence of declining arrivals and tourist nights in March and April. In the first four months of 2020, in commercial accommodation facilities, tourists realized 605 thousand arrivals and 1,5 million overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 70,2% and a decrease in tourist nights by 70,3% compared to the same period in 2019, they say data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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AOC Nominates Bernie Sanders in 60 Second DNC Speech

first_img(New York, NY) — Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clearing up confusion about her 60 second moment on night two of the Democratic National Convention. She nominated Bernie Sanders, who threw his support behind Joe Biden in April. Immediately after, she tweeted “If you were confused, no worries!” She says she was asked to second the nomination for Sanders for roll call. She offered her deepest congratulations to Biden ending with “let’s go win in November.”You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet.It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks.All to generate hate-clicks from a pre-recorded, routine procedural motion. https://t.co/crDlEymgMD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2020last_img read more

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Nelson’s Sam Matthew recognized for BC Games medal run

first_imgMatthew started swimming at the age of five years when he joined the Nelson Neptunes Swim Team.The 14-year-old Nelsonite currently swims winter club with the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX).The six-podium finishes in the pool for Matthew came with silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle and bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke. The BC Summer Games are an important opportunity for athlete development, but through sport, these athletes are also learning lifelong skills of commitment and leadership. “The response to this bursary opportunity shows that these athletes are not only leaders on the field of play but also in their home communities,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “We were impressed with the involvement of these young leaders and are proud to call them all BC Games alumni.” The remaining athletes include:Matthew Armstrong of Surrey in Volleyball; Nolan Badovinac of Port Alberni in Wrestling: Zoe Chore of Cranbrook in Rowing; Sydney Fetterly of Abbotsford in Basketball; Amanda Heinze of Prince George in Athletics; Nisa Hofer of Burns Lake in Canoe/Kayak;  Dylan Joyce of Chetwynd in Swimming; Erika Lieu of Burnaby in Soccer; Tanner Lorenson of Vernon in Beach Volleyball; Trent Monkman of Telkwa in Beach Volleyball; Kristen Schulz of North Vancouver in Athletics; Maxwell Stalling of Delta in Field Lacrosse; Jay Taylor of Kelowna in Baseball; Ryan Watt of Vancouver in Rowing; Alice Young of Duncan in Equestrian and Samuel Matthew of Nelson in Swimming. Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City. The athletes are from 16 different communities around the province. “Coast Capital Savings is committed to building a richer future for youth in the communities where we live and work,” said Maureen Young, Manager, Community Partnerships for Coast Capital Savings.“These young athletes have demonstrated dedication and commitment to their sport, their communities, and their schooling.  We’re thrilled to be able to contribute to their future goals with the presentation of these bursaries.”last_img read more

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