Bachelor in Paradise’s Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson’s Timeline

first_imgChris Randone and Krystal Nielson have called it quits after nearly eight months of marriage. Krystal first broke out in the Bachelor Nation world when she quickly came under fire during Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. Fans may remember the personal trainer refusing to attend the rest of a group date during season 22 after Arie invited all of the women out instead of just the winning bowling team, as promised. As a result, Krystal had a meltdown on the car ride back, allegedly slamming her costars and accusing the race car driver of having a “needle d–k.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Chris, meanwhile, first competed for Becca Kufrin’s heart on season 14 of The Bachelorette. The former sales trainer spiraled during the season, going off on both his fellow contestants and Becca herself before he was sent home.When the twosome met during Bachelor in Paradise season 5, however, there was an instant connection. After bonding over their respective Bachelor/Bachelorette experiences, they started dating. And while there was minor drama during their time on the beach, Chris popped the question on the finale.- Advertisement – “[It] feels so comforting and peaceful and I feel so supported and like I don’t have to be so strong and independent because my husband has my back and we’re a team,” she explained. “It’s such an incredible feeling.” One year later, the pair would announce their separation on February 14, 2020.Scroll through to see the way they were: A year later, Chris and Krystal returned to Mexico to get married and their nuptials were captured by ABC cameras.“Married life is great, we feel a lot more stable now knowing that we kind of have accomplished this chapter of putting a ring on one another,” Chris gushed to Us Weekly exclusively before their nuptials aired on Bachelor in Paradise season 6 in August 2019. “And honestly there’s just been a lot of growth lately within the relationship and just a lot of great moments and we’re just really happy for what’s next.”Krystal echoed her husband’s remarks, noting that Chris is the first person she’s ever trusted in a relationship.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Tayshia Has Been Added to the ‘Bachelorette’ Group Text

first_img– Advertisement – It’s not official until you’re in the group chat. DeAnna Pappas told Us Weekly exclusively that Tayshia Adams was added to the ongoing text chain with the former Bachelorettes on Tuesday, November 10 — the same day her first episode aired.- Advertisement – As one of the only people who knew Clare and Dale secretly got engaged and left the show during the summer, DeAnna told Us that the Bachelor Winter Games alum has been confiding in her.“[This should have been] a time in her life that was most joyful and that she was super excited about and she was pretty much like, ‘I’m deleting my Instagram, I can’t watch the show, I can’t handle the things that people are saying about me.’ And that’s wrong,” she told Us. “Social media robbed the joy from what this should be for her.”- Advertisement – DeAnna, who shares daughter Addison, 6, and son Austin, 4, with husband Stephen Stagliano, added that after the hate she’s seen online during season 16, she wouldn’t want her kids on the show in the future.“I cannot even fathom putting [Addison] on reality television,” she told Us. “She’s so sweet. She’s so innocent. She is so kind, you know, and she’s so thoughtful and so inclusive, like, I would never want her to experience exactly what Clare has gone through that social media hate.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “Rachel [Lindsay] added Tayshia to our group chat, so we all were cheering her on and just saying, like, we couldn’t wait to watch her and [are] super excited to add her to the group of ladies, you know, and just hoping that this goes really well for her,” the season 4 Bachelorette, 38, dished on Us Weekly’s “Here For the Right Reasons” podcast. (All 17 leading ladies are on the text chain, including season 2 and 3 Bachelorettes Jen Schefft and Meredith Phillips, respectively, whom DeAnna told Us they just tracked down in June.)DeAnna Pappas Says Tayshia Has Been Added Bachelorette Group ChatDeAnna Pappas and Tayshia Adams. Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com; ABC/Craig SjodinTayshia, 30, took over for Clare Crawley on Tuesday’s episode after the 39-year-old hairstylist got engaged to Dale Moss after less than two weeks of filming. According to DeAnna, Clare and Dale, 32, are happier than ever, but the backlash from Bachelor Nation over the season has been tough for the OG season 16 lead.“We sent her some flowers and stuff because it’s been a really difficult road for her. There is so much hate and negativity online and social media for her and that just like breaks my heart,” DeAnna told Us. “We went [from] months ago, like, rooting this girl on, like, ‘Yeah, this 39-year-old, strong, independent woman who knows what she wants!’ And then the second she takes what she wants, everybody’s like, ‘Oh, she’s the worst. She doesn’t give anybody a chance. She’s a bitch. She’s all these things’. I’m like, ‘Wow.’”- Advertisement –last_img read more

U.S. reports record Covid hospitalizations as states roll out restrictions

first_imgThe country continues to push new records for cases. Over the past seven days, the U.S. has reported an average of over 139,900 cases per day, up more than 35% compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day average of daily new cases has hit a fresh record everyday for at least the past ten days, Hopkins data shows.The surge is pushing hospitals in some parts of the country, particularly the Midwest and Western U.S., to their limits. Rich Rasmussen, CEO of the Montana Hospital Association, said in a phone interview on Friday noted that adjusted for population, Montana is among the hardest hit states in the country.‘Staffing limitations’“The actual on-the-ground impact in a small state like ours is greater than it is nationally,” he said, adding that the state’s hospitals are quickly running out of resources. “We’re competing with the rest of the nation for staffing and that’s our biggest challenge right now… What we don’t have is the rich depth of staffing that other more urban states have. That is our biggest challenge.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Medical professionals treat a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 12, 2020.Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters He said most of the state’s hospitals are “above 100% staffing capacity” and hospitals are trying to share the load of patients by transporting hospitalized people across the state. But the problem, Rasmussen said, is that the virus is spreading in nearly every community, burdening all hospitals in the state.“So we are pecking out on our ability to continue to treat patients based on our staffing limitations,” he said.Dr. Alan Kaplan, CEO of UW Health at the University of Wisconsin, painted a similar picture of overwhelmed health workers in Wisconsin. He said Thursday that his system’s hospitals are overwhelmed in both rural and urban communities.“We are short of staff all times, either because they have Covid or they have some other illness and we need to rule out Covid before we bring them back to work,” he said on “Squawk on the Street.” “There is no surplus now.”‘Life and death’With the virus resurging, state and city officials are taking action to curb the spread and safeguard hospitals. However, while in the spring, officials rolled out widespread restrictions and stay-at-home orders, this time around, officials are largely trying to implement more targeted measures to protect the economy.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week asked all residents to cancel Thanksgiving plans and stay at home unless they need to go to work or school or to tend to essential needs such as a doctor’s appointment or grocery shopping.“This is serious life and death,” Lightfoot said at a press conference. “We are sounding the alarm that we are at this inflection point where we have to do more than we’ve already done.”Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced some of the most sweeping actions taken this fall by a governor in response to the virus. The governor’s new restrictions limits restaurants to takeout service only; limits retailers, grocery stores and pharmacies to 75% capacity; closes gyms, fitness centers and indoor and outdoor event centers; limits attendance at places of worship and requires other businesses to use remote work as much as possible.“If this all sounds familiar to our Stay Home, Save Lives order I issued back in March, that’s because it is,” Brown said at a news briefing. “The cycle of this virus is such that we are seeing case rates topping 1,000 per day now and that means our hospitals are headed for some very dark days ahead.”Other hard-hit states are also taking action, rolling back reopening plans and issuing statewide mask mandates. Idaho Gov. Brad Little, for example, said Friday he would sign an executive order mobilizing 100 members of the state’s national guard to help with Idaho’s Covid-19 response and issue a new public health order placing more restrictions on businesses and gatherings.And in North Dakota, which has one of the most rapidly spreading Covid-19 outbreaks, per capita, in the country, the state health officer ordered a statewide mask mandate on Friday.“Right now, the data demands a higher level of mitigation efforts to reverse these dangerous trends, to slow the spread of this virus and to avoid the need for economic shutdowns,” North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said. “Our situation has changed, and we must change with it.”center_img The United States reported a record-high number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 on Friday as more states roll out fresh restrictions to slow the spread of the virus ahead of the holiday season.More than 68,500 are hospitalized with Covid-19 across the country, more than at any other point during the pandemic, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project, which is run by journalists at The Atlantic. More than 13,100 people in the U.S. are currently in the ICU, according to the COVID Tracking Project’s data.Deaths caused by Covid-19 continue to trend upward, as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is projecting a rise in newly reported Covid-19 deaths over the next month. The CDC updated their forecast this week to say that newly reported deaths “will likely increase over the next four weeks, with 5,500 to 13,400 new deaths likely to be reported in the week ending December 5, 2020.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ebola outbreak in Sudan contained

first_img See also: Educational efforts are under way in the area of the outbreak, including a workshop for teachers aimed at disseminating messages about Ebola and its prevention, hospital placement of trained staff to provide information and counseling to patients and their families, and development and distribution of posters and leaflets for the public. Jun 11 CIDRAP News story on the outbreakhttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/vhf/news/jun1104ebola.html Jun 17 WHO disease outbreak noticehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_06_17/en/center_img Jun 18, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday said that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Yambio, Western Equatoria province, south Sudan, appears to be under control. First reported in May, the outbreak grew to 30 cases, with seven deaths. Laboratory testing is continuing, according to the WHO, and active surveillance by the South Sudan Early Warning and Response Network is ongoing. A story from the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), posted on allAfrica.com, says the 23% mortality rate in the current outbreak is one of the lowest ever reported for Ebola infection. Outbreaks in Equatoria in 1976 and 1979 resulted in mortality rates of 53% and 65%, respectively, according to Abdullahi Ahmed, head of the WHO’s southern Sudan office. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will analyze the current outbreak to determine what may account for its lower mortality rate, says the IRIN story.last_img read more

WHO says pandemic risk unchanged; fatal H5N1 case reported in Vietnam

first_imgJun 30, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the threat of an influenza pandemic remains the same, despite recent findings that the H5N1 virus has not grown more infectious for humans.Meanwhile, another fatal human case of H5N1 flu has been reported in Vietnam. A 73-year-old man died of the illness in Hanoi on Jun 28, according to news stories citing Vietnamese newspaper and television reports. The man is the 19th Vietnamese to die of avian flu since December 2004 and the 39th since late 2003, according to the reports.The WHO statement came after an international team of experts completed a week of studies in Vietnam and submitted preliminary findings to the Vietnamese government yesterday. An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report yesterday said the experts concluded that the virus had not improved its ability to spread among humans. The report quoted Hans Troedsson, the WHO’s Vietnam representative, as calling the pandemic threat “not as imminent as we initially might have suspected.”In its statement today, the WHO affirmed that the virus does not seem to be growing more dangerous, but also moved to head off complacency: “The team found no laboratory evidence suggesting that human infections are occurring with greater frequency or that the virus is spreading readily among humans. The current level of pandemic alert, which has been in effect since January 2004, remains unchanged.”Some reports now circulating suggest that WHO has downgraded its assessment of the pandemic threat. These reports are unfounded.”The statement goes on to explain that the expert panel’s mission was to investigate concerns, first raised at a Manila meeting early in May, that the H5N1 virus might be improving its ability to spread from person to person. Those concerns were based on the observation of a growing number of case clusters and milder cases across a wider age range, mainly in northern Vietnam.”More recently,” the statement continues, “testing of clinical specimens by international experts working in Viet Nam provided further suggestive evidence of more widespread infection with the virus, raising the possibility of community-acquired infection. These findings have not been confirmed by the present investigative team.”Because detecting H5N1 in clinical samples is difficult, the team took sophisticated lab equipment and WHO-approved reagents and primers with them to Vietnam, the agency said. “While these first results are reassuring, further retesting of clinical specimens will continue over the next few weeks to provide the most reliable possible foundation for risk assessment,” the statement concludes.The latest fatal human case of H5N1 flu in Vietnam was reported yesterday by AFP, citing a state-controlled television report. Today the Chinese news service Xinhua reported the case, attributing the information to the Vietnamese newspaper Youth.The man was admitted to Hanoi’s Institute of Tropical Diseases Jun 23 and died Jun 28, Xinhua reported. The story said the institute was also treating five other avian flu patients, but gave no details on them. The AFP story said two other patients had tested positive and were hospitalized, but it didn’t give any details either.In related developments, Vietnamese officials voiced dissatisfaction with avian flu control efforts and announced plans to begin a poultry vaccination program in August, according to reports published today.The Vietnam News Service (VNS) said the Ministry of Agriculture will begin vaccinating poultry in the northern province of Nam Dinh and the southern province of Tien Giang in early August.Plans call for expanding the vaccination effort nationwide in October, according to an AFP report quoting an agriculture ministry official. Vaccines will be imported from China and the Netherlands.Bui Quang Anh, director of the country’s Animal Health Department, complained that Hanoi and many other localities “had failed to implement government plans to closely control poultry breeding, selling and slaughtering areas,” according to VNS.Further, Bui said, “Only about 10 percent of H5N1-positive birds have been destroyed, because breeders are unhappy with the government’s subsidy programs.” The government decided this week to raise its subsidy to farmers to the equivalent of $1.15 per culled bird, AFP reported.Besides the vaccination campaign, avian flu control efforts include banning poultry raising in central areas of cities and towns and building “concentrated fowl slaughterhouses and distribution networks,” the Xinhua report said.See also:Jun 30 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_06_30/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Avian flu resurfaces in Iran, sparks worries in India

first_imgJan 17, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Officials in Iran have confirmed their country’s first H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in domestic birds, while authorities in eastern India are working on a massive poultry cull amid worries about possible new H5N1 outbreaks.A report that Iran filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) yesterday says the outbreak occurred in Mazandaran, a northern province that fronts on the Caspian Sea. Authorities destroyed a flock of 475 surviving free-range chickens after 14 chickens died in an outbreak that began Dec 10, the report says.The outbreak was detected through Iran’s passive surveillance program for avian flu, officials reported. Samples from the birds first tested positive in the Iran Veterinary Organization’s central laboratory in December, and an OIE reference lab in Padova, Italy, confirmed the findings on Jan 8. The source of the outbreak is under investigation, the report says.Iran’s only previous reported outbreak of H5N1 in birds occurred in February 2006 and killed 153 wild swans in Gilan province, which borders Mazandaran on the west, according to OIE records. The country has reported no human cases.In India, meanwhile, an official in West Bengal state voiced concern that the virus may have spread to several other villages near one where a poultry outbreak was confirmed on Jan 15, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today.”Reports have reached [us] that hens have started dropping dead in several villages surrounding Margram,” Anisur Rahaman, the state’s animal resources minster, told AFP. “We are worried over the situation. We have sought more help from the federal government.”In a Jan 15 report to the OIE, Indian officials said the virus had killed more than 35,000 chickens on “small and marginal farms” in three villages in Birbhum district and 261 birds in a separate outbreak in Dinajpur district. Both districts are in West Bengal. The report said control measures would include destroying all poultry within about 5 kilometers of the outbreak sites. News reports have said that about 400,000 birds would be destroyed.An Associated Press (AP) report today quoted Rahaman as saying that hundreds of bird deaths were reported on four new districts of West Bengal yesterday. But rather than avian flu, he said the signs in those cases suggested a virus locally known as Ranikhet, which affects all bird species but not humans.The AP story put the number of birds killed by the H5N1 virus in Birbhum and Dinajpur districts at 54,000.The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern about the Indian outbreaks today, according to several news reports. “More serious risk factors are associated with this current outbreak than previously encountered, including that the affected areas are more widespread and because of proximity to extended border areas,” the WHO was quoted as saying. The statement was carried by AFP and by The Statesman, a West Bengal newspaper, among other reports, but it was unclear which WHO official or office issued it.Rahaman said about 8,000 birds were killed yesterday, the first day of culling, but officials were facing some resistance from bird owners, according to the AFP story.West Bengal borders Bangladesh, which also has had recent avian flu outbreaks. A Reuters report today said poultry culling in Bangladesh was going smoothly after the detection of the virus in three more districts. Authorities reported Jan 13 that avian flu had killed 500 chickens in the northeastern district of Moulivabazar.In other developments, United Kingdom officials reported today that the H5N1 virus has been found in another mute swan from the same area where three other swans recently tested positive. The area is a swan sanctuary in Dorset on England’s southwest coast. The latest infected bird was collected on Jan 11.”There is currently no evidence to suggest widespread disease in the wild bird population, but enhanced surveillance is taking place and poultry keepers in the area are reminded to remain vigilant and report any signs of disease immediately,” the UK Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said in a statement about the new case. “There is no evidence of disease in domestic birds.”See also: OIE reports on Iranian and Indian outbreaksJan 16 DEFRA statementlast_img read more

12 deaths reported in Canadian Listeria outbreak

first_imgAug 26, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A Listeria outbreak linked to a Maple Leaf Foods meat product plant in Toronto has expanded to 26 cases, and 12 people have died, though it was not yet clear how many of the deaths were directly due to the illness, Canadian officials announced yesterday.In a statement, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said 26 cases involving the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes had been confirmed in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.Of the 26 cases, “there are 12 deaths associated with the outbreak strain (11 in Ontario and one in B.C.),” the agency said. “Six of these deaths, reported from Ontario, have linked listeriosis as the underlying or contributing cause of death. In the remaining deaths, the role that listeriosis may have played remains under investigation.” The deaths occurred over the past several weeks.The agency said another 29 suspected cases were under investigation and predicted that the numbers of both suspected and confirmed cases would increase in the days ahead. All the suspected cases are known to be listeriosis, but test results were awaited to determine how many involve the outbreak strain, officials said. The agency has said the incubation period for listeriosis can be as long as 70 days.The outbreak prompted Maple Leaf Foods on Aug 20 to announce a recall of products made on two production lines at its Bartor Road plant in Toronto. On Aug 23 the company expanded the recall to include all products produced at the plant since January. Products made there carry the establishment number 97B on their labels. It was not immediately clear if any products from the facility are exported to the United States.The PHAC confirmed the connection between the outbreak and Maple Leaf products on Aug 23. Testing of three product samples showed that two were contaminated with the outbreak strain, while the third had contamination that differed slightly from that strain, the agency said, adding that it expected to learn more this week.L monocytogenes can grow on refrigerated meat and cause serious illness in pregnant women, elderly people, and others with weak immune systems. Largely because of the risk of listeriosis, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says these groups should not eat hot dogs or deli meats unless they are reheated, nor should they eat refrigerated meat spreads, refrigerated smoked seafood unless cooked, or products containing unpasteurized milk.Symptoms of the illness include fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea, according to the PHAC.According to a Reuters report published yesterday, a Maple Leaf official said the company was unlikely to be able to determine exactly how its meat was contaminated, because Listeria organisms are common and pervasive.The outbreak apparently is one of the larger ones in North America in recent years. Records indicate that the last high-profile Listeria outbreak in the United States occurred in the Northeast in the fall of 2002 and involved at least 53 cases and 8 deaths in nine states.See also: Maple Leaf statement on the outbreakhttp://www.mapleleaf.ca/Aug 23 Maple Leaf news release about expanded recallhttp://www.mapleleaffoods.com/news/maple-leaf-expands-product-recall-fro…Nov 21, 2002, CIDRAP News story “New Jersey firm expands Listeria-related recall to 4.2 million pounds”last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Early antiviral treatment, flu hot line, vaccine approval in Canada, children’s vaccinations

first_imgOct 19, 2009CDC urges early antiviral use for some suspected flu patientsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today urged clinicians to start flu patients on antivirals early, without waiting for test results, particularly if they are hospitalized or have underlying conditions. In an e-mail alert the CDC said that though most people recover without treatment, clinical judgment should guide antiviral use, recommended for anyone who has lower respiratory symptoms or worsening symptoms. A negative rapid test does not exclude flu, the agency said.http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/HAN/101909.htmCDC health advisory networkMinnesota plans flu hot line to screen patients, prescribe antiviralsConcerned that H1N1 and seasonal flu will overwhelm providers this winter, the Minnesota Department of Health plans to launch a statewide hot line to triage people and prescribe medicine over the phone, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported today. Officials said the service will offer quick access to antiviral drugs for people at risk and also help people who lack health insurance. The service will be financed with $5 million in federal emergency funds. The launch date has not been set.http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/virus/64710452.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiUOct 16 Star Tribune storyCanada edges closer to pandemic vaccine approval, launchCanada may approve its pandemic H1N1 vaccine as early as this week, which could set the stage for immunizations against the virus to begin later this month, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported yesterday. An unnamed source said about 1 million doses have already been delivered to provinces and territories. Canada has ordered 50 million doses of an adjuvanted vaccine made domestically by GlaxoSmithKline.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/swine-flu-vaccine-approval-expected-soon/article1328629/Oct 18 Globe and Mail storyJapan launches pandemic vaccine campaignJapan started administering its first pandemic H1N1 doses today, starting with healthcare workers, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. So far Japan has a limited supply of a domestically produced vaccine, enough for 1.18 million people. The health ministry said in early November that the vaccination priority will shift to pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions and that by late December the campaign will include babies and small children.http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i-b_C1ams3FC1S_0B8dkjtaHlbhgOct 19 AFP storyCDC offers guidance for vaccinating children in primary care clinicsThe CDC has released a planning guide for vaccinating children against H1N1 in primary care settings. The guidance, published Oct 16, includes checklists that cover items such as staffing needs, billing and reimbursement, storage capacity, and safety monitoring, along with links to additional resources. Other CDC guidance documents released on Oct 16 cover influenza triage and antiviral treatment for children and updated general recommendations on antiviral use.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/pediatricpatients.htmCDC planning guide for vaccinating children in primary care settingsEight more swine herds in Norway infected with H1N1Eight more swine herds in one county in Norway have been found infected with the H1N1 virus, the pork industry Web site PigProgress.net reported on Oct 16. Because of concern about farmers spreading the virus to pigs, Agriculture Minister Lars Peder Brekk has asked that pig farmers get priority for H1N1 vaccination, the report said. Norway’s first outbreak in pigs was reported in Nord Trondelag county a week ago.http://www.pigprogress.net/news/more-norwegian-pig-herds-infected-with-swine-flu-id3531.htmlOct 16 PigProgress.net reportClinic for the homeless aims to open overnight H1N1 wardA clinic for homeless people in Salt Lake City is raising money to open an overnight ward for patients with pandemic H1N1 flu, the Salt Lake Tribune reported today. To keep flu patients out of crowded homeless shelters, the clinic currently puts flu patients in motel rooms and brings them meals and medication, but clinic officials said that strategy is not cost-effective. The Salt Lake Public Health Department has pledged $20,000 for the effort. Officials hope to open the ward by Thanksgiving.http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13591407Oct 19 Salt Lake Tribune storylast_img read more

In August, an increase in arrivals and overnight stays of foreign tourists

first_imgIn August 2017, 4,2 million tourists came to commercial accommodation facilities, which is 6% more than in August 2016, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).Tourists realized 26,8 million overnight stays, of which 6% were realized by domestic tourists and 94% by foreign tourists. Compared to August 2016, tourists realized 5% more overnight stays. Domestic tourists came 1% less while overnight stays were at the same level as in 2016. Foreign tourists came 7% more and realized 6% more overnight stays in August 2017 than in the same period last year.The highest number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in August 2017 was realized by tourists from Germany (26%), Italy (10%), Poland, Slovenia and Austria (8% each). They are followed by tourists from the Czech Republic (6%), the Netherlands (5%) and Hungary and Slovakia (4% each). In August 2017, tourists were offered 389 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with a total of 1 million permanent beds. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, a total of 79 thousand rooms and suites with a total of 164 thousand permanent beds were available to tourists. The average occupancy of rooms was 86%, and permanent beds 98%.Istria County is the leader in the number of realized overnight stays The highest number of tourist nights in August 2017 was realized by the County of Istria, 7,9 million overnight stays, which is 29% of the total number of overnight stays. Most overnight stays were realized in the group Camps and camping sites, 42%, followed by Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, 36%.The highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from Germany, 36%, who realized an average of 9 overnight stays upon arrival, and tourists from Italy, 13%, with an average of 6 overnight stays per arrival. In August 2017, Rovinj recorded the highest number of tourist nights in Croatia, over 1,1 million.Source: CBSIn the first eight months, an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays In the first eight months of 2017, in tourist accommodation establishments, tourists realized 14 million arrivals and 72 million overnight stays, which is an increase in tourist arrivals by 14% and an increase in tourist overnight stays by 12% compared to the same period in 2016.Out of the total number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, foreign tourists realized 12,7 million arrivals and 67,7 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 15% in arrivals and a 12% increase in overnight stays. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (23%), Slovenia (10%), Austria (9%) and Poland (8%). In the period from January to August 2017, domestic tourists realized 7% more arrivals and 4% more overnight stays than in the same period last year.Most nights spent in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homesIn August 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homes, 15 million overnight stays, which is 56% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to the same period last year, the number of arrivals in these types of accommodation increased by 11% and the number of overnight stays by 9%. This is followed by overnight stays in camps with 6 million overnight stays, which is 23% of the total overnight stays.Source: CBSCrikvenica is still the first in terms of the number of overnight stays of domestic tourists, and Rovinj foreignDomestic tourists spent the most nights in Crikvenica, Vodice, Mali Lošinj, Biograd na Moru, Zadar, Šibenik and Vir, which is 24% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists. Foreign tourists spent the most nights in Rovinj, Medulin, Poreč, Dubrovnik, Umag, Pula, and Mali Lošinj, which is 21% of the total number of foreign nights.  For the third month in a row, most tourists stay up to 14 years In August 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists in the age group up to 14 years, 6 million overnight stays, which is 22% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 with 5,4 million overnight stays, which is 20% of the total overnight stays.last_img read more

Hunters from India are coming to Brod-Posavina County for the first time

first_imgRoe deer and wild boar remain a favorite targetDespite the decrease in the number of hunters in the hunting season in 2017 (-3,8%) with 15 heads shot, roe deer shooting increased by 400%, while in wild boar 2,5 heads were shot, which is an increase of 30% , compared to 000, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics show.In 2017, compared to 2016, the number of shot deer decreased slightly, while the number of shot rabbits decreased by 8,3%, pheasants by 1,4% and wetlands by 3,8%. The shooting of other feathered game remained at last year’s level. The first hunters from India come to Brod-Posavina County.Last week at the Stupnički Dvori Hotel, a meeting was held between the Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board with Mr. Niranjan Senapaty from India and Mr. Ante Skračić, a representative of the travel agency ADRIATIC DMC Ltd from Dubrovnik.  The topic of the meeting was hunting tourism in Brod-Posavina County and no less and no more than for guests to India. The meeting was also attended by Mato Marijić, owner of the hunting ground from LU “SJEVERNI DILJ” and Željko Vlaisavljević, master engineer of zootechnics and engineer of hunting and nature protection from Slavonski Brod from LU “LADA NIVA”. Namely in August this year  The Tourist Board of Brod-Posavina County received a request from the travel agency ADRIATIC DMC Ltd from Dubrovnik for help in finding hunting companies that operate on a commercial basis in the Brod-Posavina County. The agency has been looking for partners in Croatia for the possibility of providing hunting services for its partner from India, with whom it has been cooperating for a few years.  tourism.It is about  groups of hunters from India who are in Brod-Posavina for the first time  county. “It remains to be hoped that we will leave a good impression as hosts and gain the status of a desirable destination for this type of tourism. With a short conversation about the tourist potential of our county and agreements on the usual rules and current laws when it comes to hunting tourism, the Tourist Board will continue to cooperate with agencies and all stakeholders in the system who want and can encourage tourism potential of our county. ” concluded the director of the Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board, Ružica Vidaković.After intensive agreements between the Tourist Board of Brod-Posavina County and representatives of the travel agency ADRIATIC DMC ltd from Dubrovnik, the first inspection hunt was held accompanied by experienced guides and hunters from LU  “NORTHERN DILJ” and these reactions are extremely positive. So far, hunters from India have been in Europe only in Hungary and Portugal. , and the next station becomes Brod-Posavina County, and as announced, the next group of 20 to 22 members – hunters, would come in the next month. Interestingly, interest in hunting tourism from this market in India has also been expressed by the female population who are also actively involved in hunting tourism.As Mr. Niranjan Senapaty pointed out, hunting is almost forbidden in India and because of that they travel to other destinations and have great interest and positive experiences in destinations where they have been in European countries so far.last_img read more