Due 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. 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.com
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is set to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-3, 0-0 C-USA) Wednesday as they hope to keep their chance at an NCAA Tournament bid alive.The Badgers (4-7, 1-1 Big Ten) are off to the worst start through 11 games since before Bo Ryan was head coach. What makes the situation even more dire is that two of their key contributors are now facing long term injuries.Freshman Kobe King will be out for the remainder of the season after having surgery on his left knee Monday. King, a true freshman, can apply for a medical hardship waiver at the end of the season that would give him an additional year of eligibility due to the injury.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin to take on No.15 Xavier from Big EastFollowing an 89-61 blowout victory over Yale Sunday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team continues their homestead with Read…The more impactful injury to the team this year, however, is starting point guard D’Mitrik Trice. Trice had surgery on his right foot Monday and will be out indefinitely with a chance to return late in the season. Now, the question remains for the Badgers: Who will take over for these players after the injuries?While Wisconsin’s greatest area of depth before the injury was guard, they have significantly more players at the two position as opposed to the one. There are a few different possibilities of who can take over the point with Trice out, but freshman guard Brad Davison appears to be most attractive option.Happ: Carrying young team after loss of former teammatesThis year has been a difficult transition for University of Wisconsin men’s basketball forward Ethan Happ after the recent loss Read…In an early November interview with UW Athletics, Head Coach Greg Gard praised Davison’s versatility.“[Brad] brings a tremendous toughness and competitive spirit to both ends of the floor,” Gard said. “He has the ability to play both the point guard as well as the off guard position. His experiences as a high school quarterback will serve him well as he makes the transition to a collegiate basketball”.While Davison has played pretty much entirely off guard this season, Gard seems confident in his abilities to become the primary ball handler.Men’s Basketball: Badgers look to turn season around as Big Ten play beginsMonday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team continue the early season portion of their Big Ten schedule with Read…Despite Davison’s potential for success at a new position, his youth and the team’s lack of depth could make Western Kentucky another challenging game for the ailing Badgers.Western Kentucky has a diverse set of scorers, with six players averaging 10 or more points. On top of that, the Hilltoppers are shooting above 40 percent as a team from beyond the line — an area the Badgers have struggled defending this season.Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. with live coverage available from the Kohl Center on Fox Sports 1.