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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New display home caters to families

first_imgThe Hewitson display home at North Shore. Picture: Evan MorganThe home gives families plenty of room to spread out with an open living area, media room, teenage retreat and study.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The master bedroom has its own linen cupboard, luxury ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.The large galley-style kitchen also has a walk-in pantry, while there is also an atrium and a patio accessed through a 4m-wide glazed sliding door.Hewitson Homes managing director Joel Hewitson said they wanted to create the perfect family home. Picture: Evan Morgan“This home offers a special place for every member of your family,” he said.“The zero-step design means no step at entry door, garage door and patio. Hallways are almost not present, doors are widened and circulation space capitalised.”North Shore’s new display village has been a hive of activity since opening last month.The village features a cafe, jumping pillow and CrossFit facility. Joel Hewitson at his display home at North Shore. Picture: Evan MorganA NEWLY built display home at North Shore is proving a hit with families keen to take advantage of the lifestyle on offer at the masterplanned community.Hewitson Homes recently unveiled its The Journey 280 display home, which has been designed to cater for families and is spread over 280sq m with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. center_img Main bedroon ensuite. Picture: Evan Morganlast_img read more

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Late Lallana strike frustrates United

first_imgManchester United suffered another significant Premier League setback as Adam Lallana scored an 88th-minute equaliser to earn Southampton a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. It means United have won only three times from their eight league games so far and the gap to pace-setters Arsenal has now widened to an imposing eight points. And it had all looked so good too, with Adnan Januzaj celebrating his new five-year contract with a hugely impressive display. It was Januzaj who claimed the assist for Van Persie’s goal after providing a sensational 50-yard pass to send Wayne Rooney racing through. Artur Boruc was out quickly to deny the England man, only for Van Persie to seize on the rebound and net his seventh goal of the season. Januzaj also brought a fine save out of Boruc with a thunderous second-half effort, then released Danny Welbeck to create what would have been a second United goal had Morgan Schneiderlin not made a magnificent covering tackle. The value of that became evident at the end as, with Sir Alex Ferguson watching on front the stands, Moyes’ search for the winning formula continued. An upbeat mood prior to kick-off was partly due to that precious win at Sunderland a fortnight ago, but also news the youngster whose goals secured victory had committed his long-term future to the club. Yet it obscured the sobering reality of United starting the game in ninth spot. Press Association David Moyes had looked on course to record back-to-back wins for the first time as United boss as the hosts edged ahead through Robin van Persie. But Saints’ enterprise was rewarded in a penalty-box scramble, when Dejan Lovren got his foot to the ball and prodded it goalwards, before Lallana got the last touch from a position right in front of David de Gea. That Southampton dominated the opening 20 minutes did not bode well. Mauricio Pochettino had taken the bold step of leaving Rickie Lambert out of his starting line-up in favour of Jay Rodriguez and was rewarded with an enterprising start in which the former Burnley man twice went close with headers. Victor Wanyama also tried his luck before the visitors’ best opportunity arrived when Rooney coughed up possession to Lallana close to his own box. The Saints skipper quickly squared to Dani Osvaldo but his effort lacked conviction and De Gea, maintaining an ever-present record, made a comfortable save. In response, Van Persie had gone close with an audacious first-time effort from Jonny Evans’ lofted pass and also had a shot saved by Boruc after Nani had provided the assist. United were in search of inspiration. Januzaj provided it. Moyes knows the tradition of young players being given a chance at United. It seems he has got one from the very top drawer. Certainly United were desperate to tie the 18-year-old down to a long-term deal. And in the brilliant pass that released Rooney, Januzaj showed why. Boruc was out quickly to make a brave block. But Van Persie reacted equally swiftly. He nipped around the prone goalkeeper before drilling home his first league goal from open play since the win at Swansea two months ago. United nearly doubled their advantage soon afterwards when Nani created space for himself inside the area, then rolled a pass into Rooney’s path which the in-form striker crashed against the crossbar. Southampton were not retreating into their shells though. De Gea needed to watch Lovren’s 30-yard shot closely before he gathered and Evans needed to be alert to prevent Lallana sliding in to finish off a flowing move by touching home Steven Davis’ low cross. The introduction of Lambert should have given the visitors even more impetus, yet it was United who responded better. In a frenzy of penalty-box action, Van Persie guided a header against the crossbar, then, after Evans had returned it to the six-yard box, Nani controlled and smashed the ball goalwards, only for Boruc to make a splendid save. A minute later, Januzaj, who had both been booked and been the victim of a tackle which caused Wanyama to be cautioned, let fly from 25 yards. His vicious shot dipped and swerved, but Boruc still managed to get a hand on it and Marouane Fellaini skied the rebound over. Januzaj’s influence remained strong. It was his touchline pass that released substitute Danny Welbeck, only for Schneiderlin to make a magnificent challenge before the United man could set Rooney up with a tap-in. It was Southampton who had the last word though, with De Gea saving from Nathaniel Clyne before that mad, scrambled leveller. last_img read more

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Webb handed Wealdstone trial

first_imgFormer Hayes & Yeading defender Nathan Webb is having a trial at Wealdstone.Webb featured as the Stones drew 1-1 with League One side Wycombe in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday evening.Wycombe went ahead but Wealdstone hit back with an equaliser from David Hicks, who finished well after a great ball into the box by Richard Jolly.AdChoices广告Alex Dyer, Peter Dean and Jolly all came close to scoring a late Wealdstone winner.last_img

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