Record tourist year in Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Neretva County

first_imgIn December 2017, there were 24.741 arrivals in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, which is 12% more than in December 2016, and 62.510 overnight stays, which is 6% more than in December 2016. In 2017, 1.915.890 arrivals were registered in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.328.181 overnight stays. Compared to 2016, arrivals increased by 15% and overnight stays increased by 12%.Since the beginning of the year, the largest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Croatia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the United States.Source: Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist BoardIn 2017, Dubrovnik achieved 17% more arrivals According to the structure of guests, most guests were from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, USA, Albania and Montenegro. Extremely successful tourist results were achieved throughout December 2017, when Dubrovnik achieved 20 tourist arrivals (633% more than in the previous year), and 13 overnight stays (42% more than in 765). In December, most guests came from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Asian countries, the United States, Korea, Albania, Germany, France, Japan and Portugal.According to the statistical data of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in 2017. From 1 January to 31 December 2017, there were 1 arrivals in Dubrovnik, which is a total of 181% more than in 465. Of the stated number of tourists, there were 17 foreign and 2016 domestic tourists and 1 arrivals in nautical tourism. According to the data from the E-visitor system, including the realized turnover in nautical tourism, 125 overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik.From the total number of tourists from January 1 to December 31, 2017, 646 guests stayed in 121 Dubrovnik hotels, which is an increase of 50% in hotel accommodation compared to 6. During 2016, 2017 guests stayed in private accommodation, which is an increase of 386% compared to 911. The top list of countries from which tourists came to Dubrovnik in 28 is traditionally led by guests from the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, France, Croatia, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Finland and Ireland.last_img read more

Rooney commits future to United

first_imgWayne Rooney committed his future to Manchester United and then pledged to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. Rooney finally ended speculation regarding his future on Friday when he signed a four-year contract extension worth a whopping £300,000 a week. With 18 months left on his previous deal some of Europe’s top clubs began to take a keen interest in the England striker, but he has now committed his future to United until the end of the 2018-19 season. “I’m very happy to have signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United,” Rooney told his official website. “This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and to know that I will be playing here for the majority of my career is something that I’m looking forward to. “I’m happy that everything is now finalised and I can carry on concentrating on my football.” It was thought that Moyes’ chequered history with Rooney would hinder the club’s chances of renewing the contract of their star striker. Moyes successfully sued Rooney for claims he made about the Scot in his autobiography in 2006, but the pair have since buried the hatchet. Indeed the pair have built up a successful working relationship since Moyes took over the United hot-seat last summer and Rooney is convinced that the former Everton manager remains the right man to maintain the success that Sir Alex Ferguson brought to the club during his 26 years in charge. United may be 11 points adrift of the top four with 12 games left, but the possibility of missing out on the Champions League has not put Rooney off signing what may end up being the final contract of his career. “I know that’s what some thought but it’s not a massive concern for me,” Rooney said. “This is because I know the direction that this club is going in, and if we don’t make it this season then we will come back stronger and claim a Champions League spot next season. “Let’s not forget we still have a chance this year, some of the other teams are playing well but we have a strong squad here and if we have a positive end to the season then who knows what can happen?” United’s best hope of qualifying for the Champions League may be through winning the competition just as Rooney did in 2008. To bring back such glory days as those United have some major rebuilding to do. Moyes started that process last month when he smashed the club’s transfer record to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea for £37.1million and Rooney signing a new deal is another boost for the Scot. Confirmation from Ed Woodward, the club’s vice-chairman, that Moyes will be handed significant funds this summer, also appears to have helped persuade Rooney to remain at Old Trafford. “The future is bright for Manchester United,” Rooney said. “This is still one of the world’s leading clubs. We have seen this with the signing of Juan Mata in January. “People have been saying we may have trouble attracting the world’s best players but I think the fact Mata came here shows this isn’t true. “This is a new era for the club, we have a new management team and a great new manager in David Moyes, there has to be some time for change. “We have some great players here and despite our recent form everyone has stuck together and the team spirit is still good, we will continue to work hard and get Manchester United to the top where it belongs.” Rooney denied that he had demanded to become captain or had sought assurances on the club’s future transfer targets before signing. The fact that he has pledged his allegiance to United when so many clubs were interested in him has helped his chances of succeeding Nemanja Vidic as captain a lot, however. Rooney also found time to thank the fans, whom he said were key in his decision to sign the new deal. United supporters hold Rooney in high regard despite the fact that he asked to leave the club in 2010 and – according to Sir Alex Ferguson – again last season. Rooney has always denied he submitted a second transfer request. By the time his contract at United ends, Rooney hopes to have broken Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record of 249 goals. Rooney is fourth in United’s all-time top scorers, just 48 behind 1966 World Cup winner Charlton. “It’s a great opportunity to try to break those kinds of records. I’m not too far away even though I’ve still got a few goals to go, but I’m confident I can reach it. Hopefully it will happen and if it does it will be a really proud moment,” Rooney added on MUTV. “My aim is always to score and create as many goals as possible, so if I can continue to score regularly and break the record then I would be delighted.” United also confirmed that Rooney has agreed to become an ambassador for the club when he retires. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse makes up for 2nd-half meltdown in 30-27 overtime win over CMU

first_imgLuke Arciniega sacked Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush on second down and the game clock ticked to 15 seconds.The Chippewas, without any timeouts and needing a touchdown to force overtime, rushed to the line. The Syracuse defense looked to the sideline for the call and set up for a 3rd and 17 from the Orange’s 27-yard line. But the mayhem was interrupted by the waving arms of a referee near SU’s bench.Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer signaled for a timeout giving his team, and more importantly CMU, a chance to talk over the biggest play of the game. Out of the timeout, Rush rolled to his right and fired a prayer that found the hands of Ben McCord at the front of the end zone to tie the game at 27. Syracuse had already forced two fourth-quarter turnovers, picking up for an offense that couldn’t move the ball with freshman Eric Dungey sidelined for the game. And one more play of regulation proved a little too much to ask.On Central Michigan’s first overtime possession, the Orange defense came up with a big goal-line stop to force a Central Michigan field goal. Out trotted the SU offense — led by sophomore walk-on Zack Mahoney — needing at least a field goal to keep Syracuse alive. It did one better, finding the end zone to help Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) escape with a 30-27 win over Central Michigan (1-2) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.Mahoney moved to the right on an option and pitched to freshman running back Jordan Fredericks. With space near the sideline, Fredericks sprinted to the goal line and reached the ball out to the pylon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA referee signaled touchdown and the play was reviewed. When the play was confirmed a celebration broke out in front of the Syracuse bench. Mahoney jumped into center Jason Emerich’s arms. Right tackle Omari Palmer pointed to the crowd and pushed any teammate he could get his hands on.Despite injuries to its first two quarterbacks, despite spotty secondary play and despite an odd timeout at the end of regulation, the Orange won three straight games to start of a season for the first time since 1991.Somehow, some way. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Returning Players back in Contention for Ireland

first_imgThe props are back in contention having missed yesterday’s draw with Wales. Head coach Joe Schmidt is also confident that Rob Kearney and Sean O’Brien can force themselves back into contention this week.last_img