This year, Istria is the head of the stars of our tourism, which in the first eight months achieved 3.190.000 arrivals, which is 200.000 arrivals more than last year, and as many as 1.060.000 more overnight stays than last year, ie a total of 20.880.000 overnight stays.Istrian County Prefect Valter Flego, in the presence of the director of the Istria County Tourist Board Denis Ivošević and the head of tourism Nada Prodan Mraković, presented today at the Rivalmare Boutique Hotel in Novigrad, the results of the tourist season. “Istria is the most tourist region in Croatia, which is confirmed by this year’s results, the best in the tourist history of Istria. After the end of August, we can freely say that Istria is the absolute champion of Croatian tourism with over 3 million arrivals and over 20 million overnight stays.”Pointed out the Istrian parish Valter Flego and added that one third of the total income from tourism in Croatia, was realized in Istria.According to the prefect Flego, the top results of Istrian tourism do not happen by chance, but are the result of a job well done and the synergy of the private and public sector, increased investment, and quality and strategic marketing. “Thanks to all this, Istria is today a clearly recognized brand focused on creating an experience tourism that is realized throughout the year”, Points out the Istrian prefect.Namely, tourism in Istria is aimed at stronger connections with agriculture, as well as the promotion of enogastronomy, cycling tourism, health and nautical tourism. In this way, the offer that is no longer related only to the coast is enriched and expanded. Also, the positive trend of investments of large hotel houses in Istria, which will amount to more than 200 million euros next year, continues. These investments will contribute to increasing the attractiveness of Istria and its competitiveness, and enable new employment.According to Flego, the County of Istria has developed and adopted a Master Plan for Tourism 2015-2025, which will create an even more competitive tourism management system. “The results we have achieved, with the distribution of funds so far and the resources we have at our disposal, show that Istria is a strong and successful tourist destination, to the pride of all of us.. But we can be even stronger, and this is only possible by resolving open burning issues in the country such as the issue of ownership of tourist land and the payment of sojourn tax. In this way, further investments will be encouraged, new jobs will be created and even higher revenues will be enabled in the tourism of Istria, from which the entire country will benefit.”.In accordance with the excellent tourist results as well as the announcements for the post-season, it is expected that by the end of the year Istria will have 3,8 million arrivals and approach the magic number of 25 million overnight stays. “The post-season, and especially the ninth month, which we consider an extended eighth month, according to all announcements by travel organizers, hoteliers and tour operators, will be extremely good until September 20.. We also expect a continuation in this positive trend. In the first five days of September, Istria already has 50.000 more overnight stays compared to the same period last year, which tells us that Istria has 10.000 more guests on a daily basis every day than it was last year.”Denis Ivošević, director of the Istria County Tourist Board, points out and adds that 3,3 million overnight stays are expected in July.
Scotland currently has only 2 of the 15 National Parks in the United Kingdom, despite covering one third of the total landmass. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFinlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, has this week made the case for a Galloway National Park during a debate in the Scottish Parliament. The debate was secured by Carson after he secured cross-party support for his motion in favour of establishing new National Parks across Scotland. Commenting, Finlay Carson MSP said: “I was delighted to have been able to secure this important debate today on the need to designate more National Parks in Scotland. I believe passionately that Galloway should have the recognition it deserves with its very own National Park. A National Park would boost employment, increase tourist numbers and ensure sustainable development in the area.“This afternoon we had the opportunity to discuss the important role that National Parks can play both to our economy and environment. “More national parks would inspire pride and passion from local people and visitors alike, and would boost the image of Scotland worldwide by showing that the Scottish Government has positive policies and actions to protect and enhance the environment.”
720p HD About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1/1 About Connatix V56892 360p ST. CLOUD – The St. Cloud State Men’s Basketball Team (18-12, 14-7 NSIC) fell in over time 104-97 to #21 ranked Minnesota State – Moorhead (23-4, 18-3 NSIC).The Huskies went up by 13 early in the first half and went into halftime up 40-35.Mid way through the second half MSU-Moorhead found its scoring and took the lead 70-65 with just 9:35 remaining. 1080p HD From there the game was a back and forth affair with both teams trading minimal leads. Moorhead took another 5-point lead with 1:09 remaining and seemed destined for the regulation victory.The Huskies then went on a 5-0 run with Sophomore Gage Davis going two for two at the free throw line to tie the game with seconds remaining.Once overtime started the Huskies struggled to score and MSU-Moorhead took over, out scoring SCSU 18-11 in OT.The Huskies were led by Sophomore Gage Davis and his 35 points. This was Davis’s 3rd straight game with 30 plus points. Davis also had 10 rebounds and 7 assists.The Huskies close out regular season play Saturday night against Northern State University. Tip-off is 6:00 p.m. at Hallenbeck Hall.