Sanja Cikopan Korotaj, Pula Tourist Board: By the end of the year, we anticipate 2 million overnight stays

first_imgPula is July 30th. In 2017, it recorded its first millionth overnight stay, which is ten days earlier than last year, or 28 days earlier than in 2012.So it is in Pula until 31.07. 212.932 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 24% more than last year, and 1.024.381 overnight stays with an increase of 25%, while in the first six months of this year in Pula there were as many as 30% more arrivals and 35% more overnight stays compared to same period last year. Year after year, Pula breaks the records of overnight stays and attendance and becomes an increasingly important place on the tourist map of the world. As a city with over a thousand events a year, Pula is aware that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but just quality, diverse and authentic content. And the content is more and more from year to year, from various events, concerts, and a lot is invested in the development of new tourist products.The successful positioning of Pula, not only as a holiday destination, but also contributes to the excellent numbers City break destinations, believes Cinkopan Korotaj and adds that Pula was a candidate for the Most Successful City break destination. “The fact that a million overnight stays this year were recorded 10 days earlier than last year, with the fact that we had a record 1,8 million overnight stays last year, is optimistic. For one Pula that has been a strong industrial and military center for years, these are remarkable numbers. Pula continues to develop not only as a holiday destination but also as a City break destination and has applied for the most successful City break destination. An increasing number of events throughout the year, an increasing offer of various cultural and entertainment facilities as well as a growing number of accommodation facilities in the city center and other offers support this candidacy.”Points out Cinkopan Korota.The new Pula mega-rotor has become a water-light installation and a new attractionThe fact that Pula is connected to a large number of European cities by the airport, which is connected to a large number of European cities, also contributes to the great tourist results. Thus, in June, Pula Airport recorded 94.603 passengers (arriving and departing) and 1.418 air operations, which represents a growth of 40 percent. After three extremely successful airlines connecting London with Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split, British Airways has launched the fourth direct flight connecting Pula with Heathrow Airport in London. As of this season, Pula is so connected with the entire big European quartet, which, in addition to London Heathrow, also includes Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.In 2016, Pula recorded a record 1,8 million overnight stays, and 2 million overnight stays are expected by the end of the year. As the director of the Pula Tourist Board, Sanja Cinkopan Korotaj, pointed out, Germans are on the rise this season by as much as 47% more overnight stays, and Austrians, Slovenes, Italians and Britons are also recording a large increase compared to last year.Excellent tourist results in the first seven months are expected in the off-season, when it is planned to organize various sports and festival events. “In Pula, we are more than satisfied with the numbers so far, but we also have a great post-season ahead of us. We start at the end of August and the beginning of September with the festivals Dimension and Outlook, Croatia bike week, and we continue with the sporting event Ironman 8 9. and the first and largest in Croatia festival of light Visualia 70.3.-17.9. As part of Visualia, there will also be a 21 km night race Pula X-ica. All of the above, but also many other smaller sports, recreational and cultural-entertaining events, lead to a good post-season in Pula. ” concluded Cinkopan Korotaj.last_img read more

EPL: Tammy Abraham strikes eighth league goal in Chelsea win

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Nigerian born striker, Tammy Abraham, has scored his eighth league goal of the season as Chelsea won back-to-back Premier League games under Frank Lampard for the first time with a 4-1 win at Southampton.Abraham set the Blues on their way after 17 minutes before Mason Mount doubled the lead. Danny Ings’ effort on 30 minutes gave Southampton hope but N’Golo Kante’s deflected effort before half-time gave the visitors breathing space again.Christian Pulisic, on as a substitute, found Michy Batshuayi in the 89th minute and he made no mistake to complete the rout.Victory at St Mary’s moved Lampard’s men up to fifth, with struggling Southampton still just a point above the bottom three.Abraham tested Angus Gunn with a low shot before getting the better of him following a good pass from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Abraham took a neat touch and lofted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and despite Maya Yoshida’s attempts to clear, goalline technology proved the ball crossed the line.Southampton were reeling and just seven minutes later, Mount grabbed his fourth of the season following a slick move. Willian pounced on poor defending and the ball eventually found Mount, who slammed past Gunn to put Chelsea in charge.Mount should have made it 3-0 but screwed wide soon after and he and Chelsea were made to pay when Ings diverted a cross from the right in to reduce the deficit.Southampton looked invigorated following Ings’ strike but were left deflated just before half time when Kante’s effort deflected past Gunn to restore Chelsea’s two-goal advantage.Hudson-Odoi almost made it 4-1 just after the break but Gunn stood firm to deny him and Chelsea closed the game out with relative ease to claim a fourth win in a row in all competitions, with Batshuayi finishing things off late on. Tags: Chelsealast_img read more

SLAVE INVESTIGATION UPDATE: MAN ARRESTED

first_imgGardai at the scene f today’s raids at Fortwell Apartments in Letterkenny. Pic by Northwest Newspix.BREAKING NEWS: A man aged in his 40s has been arrested by Gardaí in Letterkenny as part of the investigation into alleged Human Trafficking.In a statement tonight gardai said that the man was arrested when Gardaí searched a number of locations in Letterkenny area earlier today.He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Letterkenny Garda Station. The investigation commenced on Sunday 30th August 2015, when Gardaí at Letterkenny carried out an operation during which five men were safely removed from a business premises on Pearse Road, Letterkenny.A sixth man was located elsewhere in Letterkenny Town on the same date during the operation. All six, who range in age from 21 to 45 years, were relocated to safe and secure accommodation.The investigation which is being led by Gardaí at Letterkenny, assisted by The Garda Human Trafficking Investigation and Co-ordination Unit, Romanian Authorities, The Department of Justice and other Government Agencies, is continuing, the statement added.  SLAVE INVESTIGATION UPDATE: MAN ARRESTED was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestedGardaihuman traffickingletterkennylast_img read more