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

Iwobi’s Everton in market for new shirt sponsor

first_imgEverton are in the market for a new shirt sponsor. The Daily Mail says Everton will embark on a search for a blue-chip shirt sponsor after severing their current deal with gambling firm SportPesa. The Goodison Park club had two years to run on their terms with SportPesa, who are based in Africa, but after negotiations involving the parties, a decision has been made to cancel the £9.6million-a-year agreement at the end of this season.Advertisement It is understood Everton do not have to pay a financial penalty for terminating the partnership and that negotiations were amicable with SportPesa, who first had their name on Everton shirts in 2017. Read Also:Spurs rival Everton for Roma defender Smalling An Everton spokesperson said: ” This has been a difficult decision but one that allows us to best deliver on our commercial plan and to grasp the new opportunities now open to us.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap OperasCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreReal Faces Of The Women From World Famous Paintings8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Loading… last_img read more

Brazil legend Pele in hospital after prostate surgery

first_imgBrazil legend Pele undergoes surgery for a prostate condition after he is admitted to hospital for the second time in six months.The 74-year-old three-time World Cup winner was treated in hospital for a urinary infection in November 2014 after having kidney stones removed.The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo confirmed Pele was a patient but did not elaborate on his condition.The ex-Santos star scored 77 goals in 91 appearances for Brazil.last_img

Paul Pierce built his Celtics legacy with patience, production under pressure

first_img“He used to sit right there,” he said, pointing to the chair in the corner of the Celtics’ equipment room. It’s behind Connor’s desk, where pictures of his children are flanked by pictures of Pierce to the right.Connor is the Celtics’ Travel and Equipment Manager – a position he’s held every year since Pierce entered the NBA.Before the Celtics hosted the Lakers on Friday, Johnny Joe eagerly shared memories of Pierce hanging out in the Dungeon, sometimes quietly by himself, other times busting chops and winning over the room with his quirky sense of humor and supreme confidence. He’d eat his soup and pitch fake trade ideas.Big games, small games, it didn’t change Pierce.“Pressure didn’t bother that kid,” Connor said with the kind of nostalgia in his voice that lets you know he’ll be telling these stories for the rest of his life.He gloated about roasting Pierce in 3-point shooting contests until Pierce started roasting him back.“I used to kick his (butt). But as we went on, he’d make a comeback. And, he’d tell me, being the equipment guy, ‘That’s why I wear the uniform and you wash it.’ That was one of his great lines.”This is the Celtics history that really matters – the longtime employees, the ticket-takers, the ushers, the security guards and the people who have seen it all when it comes to Boston Celtics basketball.“They can share in your history. They can share in your story. So, it’s a friend you grow up with,” Pierce said. “… They can share your story with new people who come in. And, that’s the value of having people who have been there and seen it all, especially with one franchise. Your story never gets forgotten. It carries on. Hopefully, my story and my history with the Boston Celtics will get carried on.”If this was a different organization and a different city, the stories might not be what matters most. But this is a place where a near-50-year employee like Francis O’Bryant can make definitive declarations.“He’s really a true Celtic,” O’Bryant said of Pierce, putting him on par with the franchise’s best.The numbers back that up, too.The 26,000-plus points Pierce scored for the organization, the title he helped bring in 2008, those things absolutely resonate with the fans who walk around the Garden concourse wearing his jersey.“He was the face of the franchise,” Dennis Pagones, a Celtics fan from Dracut, Mass., said Friday night with a beer in his hand and a Pierce jersey on his chest.With the Lakers in town to face the Celtics, Pierce was still a prominent character. The in-arena auctions that featured current Celtics and Patriots – they had Pierce memorabilia too. One of the loudest cheers of the night came when local rapper Mike Boston, at center court being recognized for his work in the community, unzipped his jacket to show his Pierce jersey to the Garden crowd.“I’m a great fan of his. That’s why I bought his jersey,” he said. “It doesn’t get better than this.”Another fan, who didn’t want to be interviewed because he only spoke Spanish, still pointed at his No. 34 jersey and said “Paul Pierce” before politely turning to continue watching the game.The people in the city love Pierce because he didn’t bail. He stayed after being stabbed 11 times at a Boston club. He didn’t leave as the team went from bad to good to bad again before the Celtics eventually acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.“We remember Paul because he was a great player and won a title. I give him more credit for bucking the trend. He went through a lot of lean years, and I don’t think I ever once heard him say ‘I want to leave’ or ‘I don’t want to stick it out,’” his longtime coach Doc Rivers said. “I never heard him say it. He just hung in there and kept wanting the team to get better. … He exhibited an amazing amount of patience.“… In a time when guys get tired because they’re not winning, they want more guys, they want this, he just wanted us to keep pushing, to keep getting better. And, it turned out for him.”Pierce won his title and completed an odd destiny.The kid from Inglewood, the one who grew up rooting for the Lakers and who could walk from his home to the Forum, became a Celtics legend. Sunday, the crowd, the Clippers and the Celtics will honor his legacy.But in the Dungeon, the tributes never stop.In a room filled with jerseys, shorts and sneakers, where space is at a premium, a tribute to Pierce isn’t going anywhere.A stack of six pairs of Pierce’s unworn size-14 sneakers collects dust in the top left corner of the room.“He always asks for them and we won’t give them to him,” Connor said.The shoes, like the stories, are staying put in the Dungeon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error BOSTON >> Paul Pierce will walk out onto the parquet court for the final time as a player Sunday, surrounded by reminders of the Celtics’ history.Above him, the jersey numbers of some of the NBA’s best – Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek and others – hang as a reminder of individual greatness past. Next to them, reminders of the Celtics’ 17 NBA titles nearly blanket the ceiling.Pierce’s name will be announced. The crowd will roar in appreciation for the 19 seasons he gave to the NBA and especially for the 15 he dedicated to Boston.He might smile. He might cry. He doesn’t know.center_img “To be a part of this history is something that was important to me,” Pierce said Saturday, a day before his final game in Boston.Undoubtedly, Pierce will be a part of that history.When he played his first game in the TD Garden after being traded to Brooklyn, the camera panned to the two empty spaces for future retired numbers – one of which will certainly be filled by Pierce’s No. 34 and by his teammate Kevin Garnett’s.But, there’s another part of Celtics history that Pierce is a significant part of, the kind you don’t see in the rafters or in the gift shops.Deep inside the Garden, in what Pierce called “The Dungeon,” Johnny Joe Connor is holding court, talking about the most important Celtic of the last quarter century or so.last_img read more

Clippers’ Doc Rivers bemoans the Cavs’ firing of Tyronn Lue

first_imgDoc Rivers sometimes speaks about having been told, as a player, that he would be a good coach someday. He says he never believed it until it happened.It was Doc Rivers who suggested that Lue, as a player, might face a similar fate, having noticed Lue’s attention to detail and appetite for coaches’ scouting reports.“Ty is, he’s like my son,” Rivers said before this season began. “I love the guy. I never thought I’d tell another coach, ‘Hey love ya, take care.’ Yet every time every time me and Ty talk, that’s what we say.”Rivers said he and Lue spoke at length Sunday.“I think it’s awful,” Rivers said. “What it shows you is: Go to the Finals, win it, go to the Finals three years in a row and then come back and get fired. LOS ANGELES — For the first time in four seasons Sunday, Clippers coach Doc Rivers found himself coaching against his son – and hurting for another coach who he has likened to a son.The Clippers’ game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on Sunday night represented Austin Rivers’ first meeting with his former team – and his dad – since the 6-foot-4 guard was traded for starting center Marcin Gortat during the offseason.Being reunited as rivals would be fun, Doc Rivers said, in contrast to the “ugly” news that the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Coach Tyronn Lue, one of Rivers’ proteges. Lue coached the Cavs to three consecutive NBA Finals, including the 2016 NBA title, and was 128-83 on the job – but 0-6 this season, following LeBron James’ departure.Lue played for Rivers in Orlando and was one of Rivers’ assistant coach on the Boston Celtics team that won the championship before he came aboard as a Clippers assistant coach – operating as something of a defensive coordinator from 2013 until Cleveland hired him as an associate head coach the next year. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a statement to ESPN, Lue said, in part: “I am very grateful for the dedication, sacrifice, and support of all the players on our team, the tremendous coaches I worked with and of course, our incredible fans. Lastly, deep thanks to (owner) Dan Gilbert, (former General Manager) David Griffin and (GM) Koby Altman for the opportunity over the last three years and I only wish the organization success moving forward.”Rivers said he would have had a hard time being so diplomatic.“I thought the way he handled (it), he’s better than me,” Rivers said. “He handled it with just amazing class, thanked everybody – he’s better than me.”GREAT SCOTTCoach Scott Brooks said his Wizards were happy to see Clippers forward Mike Scott, who averaged 8.8 points and shot 53 percent from the floor in 18.5 minutes per game last season for Washington. Scott signed a one-year, $4.32 million deal with the Clippers in July.“He’s loved by all of this team,” Brooks said. “We just saw him a few minutes before (when) he came in the locker room. A lot of hugs. A lot of great memories with Mike. We wish him nothing but the best and hope he has another great year.”This season with the Clippers, Scott is averaging 2.2 points in just fewer than 10 minutes per game. “It makes no sense, it’s the ugly part of our game. He’s really disappointed, but he has a lot to be proud of. He did a heck of a job in extreme circumstances and (I’m) probably no prouder (of) anybody that’s played for me and been a coach under me than Ty Lue. It makes you so angry when you see stuff like that, but there’s nothing you can do about it.”last_img read more