Travelcircus: Demand for Croatia is growing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

first_imgInterestingly, the data show that this year those who like to travel mostly avoid last-minute vacations. Compared to the previous year, this type of vacation lost an average of 89,93% of searches. City or city break trips also suffer from a drop in interest due to the pandemic, and record a search loss of 77,85%. Austrians also love to relax. With a growth of 30,68% since the summer of 2019, wellness holidays are the number 2 most popular types of holidays in Austria. Third place went to travel to cultural and other attractions, with a growth of 14,5%. Demand for hotels fell, while demand for holiday homes rose by more than half. Focus on active vacation and wellness “The data from the research show that the Austrians showed the greatest demand for domestic travel, which put Austria as the destination in first place in terms of demand. The great news is that Croatia took second place in terms of demand, which is an excellent result in these circumstances, while Germany took third place. It is also important to note that no other country outside the DACH region has recorded a positive increase in holiday demand as Croatia. “, he pointed out Branimir Tončinić, adding that the demand for hotels in the Austrian market has fallen this year, and the demand for accommodation in holiday homes has increased. The volume of hotel searches decreased among Austrians (-18,07%), while accommodation such as holiday homes, apartments and houseboats increased by 13-26%. Holiday homes are the absolute winners, both in this research and on the Croatian market this year. It’s about the results of an online booking platform survey Travelcircus on changes in the travel habits of tourists due to the coronary virus pandemic from the DACH region, ie Germany, Austria and Switzerland.center_img The interest and demand of Germans, Austrians and Swiss for travel to Croatia in 2020 is at least 50 percent higher than the year before, said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Austria Branimir Tončinić.  According to the results of this research, in 2020, interest in travel to Croatia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland increased, while some countries competing with Croatia also performed worse. Namely, in the entire DACH region, interest in Spain and Italy fell by 10 percent, and only in Austria did the demand for Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway fall by more than 30 percent compared to 2019. Guests from Austria this year were more looking for an active holiday. According to the survey, in June and July 2019, Austrians searched an average of 13.835 times for a combination of an “amusement park” and a tourist destination; and in the summer of 2020, there were 23.040 searches of the same search. This corresponds to a growth of 66,53%, and compared to 2017, an impressive 185,68% growth can be seen. The data clearly speaks of a trend that has been growing for years, and now, at the time of the coronavirus pandemic, it has further jumped out and accelerated development for quality facilities, not just the sun and the sea. See the entire research in the attachment: Travelcircus / SO VERÄNDERT CORONA UNSER REISEVERHALTENlast_img read more

Huge longnecked dinosaurs once tromped Scotland

first_imgAbout 170 million years ago, huge, long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods left hundreds of footprints on the floor of a shallow saltwater lagoon on a warm island in the midlatitudes. Now preserved in ancient layers of limestone and sandstone that are exposed only during low tide (and considerably farther north of where they were originally made, thanks to the gradual migration of Earth’s tectonic plates), the fossilized tracks are the first ever found made by these creatures in Scotland. The site provides new information about the region’s sauropods, which were previously known only from fragments of a tail bone, a leg bone, and a few bits of teeth—scraps so small that researchers couldn’t assign the fossils to a particular species or even estimate its size. With the new tracks, however, Scotland’s sauropods are beginning to come into focus. Impressions left by a large claw on the innermost toe on the dinosaur’s front foot (the analog of the human thumb) indicate that the still-unknown species was located near the base of the sauropod family tree, and the sizes of the footprints—in some cases 70 centimeters across—suggest that the behemoths grew to reach 15 meters in length and weighed up to 10 metric tons, the researchers report online today in the Scottish Journal of Geology. (That’s small for sauropods; in later eras, some dinosaurs in the group stretched almost twice as long and weighed six times as much.) The footprints were apparently made in water deep enough to have remained submerged even at low tide, which raises the question of what the dinosaurs were doing in waters that deep. Although the Jurassic beasts could have been foraging for shallow-water vegetation, they may have been avoiding predators or maybe even cooling their bodies with a dip in the surf.last_img read more