China has become the largest source of tourists in the world

first_imgPhoto: During 2018, the three largest destinations in the European Union, in terms of the volume of arrivals of Chinese tourists, were the United Kingdom (+ 2,4%), Germany (+ 2,6%) and France (+ 7,7%). The three countries with the largest expansion were Croatia (+ 45,7%), Estonia (35,8%) and Hungary (+ 25,1%). More attached. Minister Shugang also stressed the importance of civilized tourism. “On the one hand, measures should be taken to guarantee the safety of tourists, but on the other hand, we must also advocate the civilized behavior of Chinese tourists, which would present the Chinese image and civilization in a positive light.” He also stressed the need to further modernize the infrastructure at tourist destinations, as well as improve the quality of reception and services, in order to make the travel environment as pleasant and comfortable as possible for tourists. He said that despite the fact that it would take another two years to address the shortage of toilets, the “toilet revolution” in the country has made steady progress over the past four years with the construction and renovation of 35 tourist toilets by the end of last year. Luo Shugang, China’s culture and tourism minister, said China has become the world’s largest source of tourists. Namely, the Chinese’s foreign travels reached the figure of 150 million in 2018, reports Travel and Tour World. CHINESE TOURISTS EXPECT TRADITIONAL CUISINE, NATURE PARKS AND CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS FROM CROATIA JOANNE CHAN, IPPWORLD: THE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE IS MOST IMPORTANT TO CHINESE TOURISTS. THEY WANT TO SEE HOW LOCAL PEOPLE LIVE, WORK AND HAVE FUN CHINESE TOURISTS SPEND THE MOST ON HOLIDAYS RELATED NEWS: EUROPE IS STILL A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR CHINESE TOURISTS Speaking about the “toilet revolution”, a campaign launched in 2015 to increase the number of toilets in tourist locations, Shugang said toilets, as well as sanitation, should be improved at major tourist attractions. EUROPE IS STILL A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR CHINESE TOURISTS last_img read more

Bidders come for ‘massive bargain’ at Public Trustee auction in Auchenflower

first_imgThis home at 34 Annie Street, Auchenflower went to auction on Saturday after being in the one family for more than 50 years.TWENTY-one registered bidders were not enough to stop an inner-city house from passing in at auction after bidding stalled at $840,000.In one of the first Public Trustee auctions since the statutory authority returned to the market following the COVID-19 lockdown in Queensland, only three people raised their bidder cards to take part in the auction of 34 Annie Street, Auchenflower. “(With Public Trustee auctions) people think they’re going to get a massive bargain but our role is to look after the seller’s interest. So we sell for what’s fair on the market,” Public Trustee director of property Joanne Edsor said.But after closing the auction and thanking the crowd of 100 for their attendance, auctioneer and agent Paul Gaffney scrambled to secure a deal and within five minutes the property was sold under auction conditions for $860,000 to the family who made the opening bid. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN AUCHENFLOWER MORE PROPERTY STORIES FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Southerners buying in Queensland sight unseencenter_img Public Trustee auctioneer and selling agent Paul Gaffney at the auction of 34 Annie Street, Auchenflower.“We did 19 auctions last weekend and we sold 13 of them, half of those, the first person to bid ended up buying the house,” Mr Gaffney said.The reserve had been set at $900,000. The crowd gathers before the auction begins.Standing on the street in the middle of the crowd was freight train driver Anton Bubrle who had been looking after his mother’s two-bedroom house in Auchenflower since Ludmila Bartunek moved into a nursing home two years ago. Anton and Bianca Bubrle in the house Anton grew up in.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours ago“I have very mixed feelings, I grew up here. It’s sad, a chapter of my life is gone,” Mr Bubrle said. “It cost us $9000 at the time (in 1969). But mum isn’t moving back and it’s time. Anything around here is redone to such a high standard, it’s become a very rich area. Trust me, we weren’t rich when we moved in.” But the memories of his mother’s famous homemade cheesecakes and pork schnitzel that she used to make for the Czech Club, and the creaking of a particular floorboard at the entrance to the living room, will never be forgotten. The kitchen was where everyone came to chat while Ludmila Bartunek would make her famous Czech food.“I’ve always liked the sound of that crack, for me it sounds like home,” Mr Bubrle’s wife Bianca said. “I noticed it the first time I came to visit Anton in 1994.”The property was one of more than 50 to go to auction across Brisbane yesterday. Where you can invest for lesslast_img read more

Leader of the Opposition will not be intimidated by DLP supporters

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Leader of the Opposition will not be intimidated by DLP supporters by: – April 19, 2011 89 Views   5 comments Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Leader of the Opposition; Hon. Hector John. Photo credit: UWP.comLeader of the Opposition Honourable Hector John says he will not be intimidated by any member or supporter of the Roosevelt Skerrit led administration when it comes to highlighting the wrongs that are presently being committed in the Dominican society.He said he was raised in a home where right was exalted and he was chastised whenever he did wrong and that has been forever instilled in his mind.Speaking to Q95FM news Mr. John made the following statement in creole: “There is no one on this Earth who can make me afraid, I am not afraid of anyone. I will not run from anyone because I am doing what I can for my country and I know what I am doing for my country is what all of us need to do for our country. Don’t allow anyone to walk on us. There are people who want to come here and think they can walk on Hector John, not on Earth not at all. I will not allow this to happen, that will not happen.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Police Chief calls on public to assist with investigations into recent robberies

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Police Chief calls on public to assist with investigations into recent robberies by: – February 15, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img 68 Views   no discussions Share Police Chief, Cyril CarettePolice Chief Cyril Carette is calling on the general public to assist the police with their investigations into recent robberies and attacks on visitors to the island.Last week Saturday two German visitors were attacked while walking back to their hotel after having dinner at a restaurant in Salisbury.On Tuesday evening a French family of four was attacked by three masked men who also assaulted a young child during that incident.Mr. Carette told Dominica Vibes News that this unfortunate incident occurred at Batibou Beach in Hamstead in the north of the island.“There was an incident last night and it was an unfortunate incident where a young child was sexually assaulted and the other members of the family all of them were bound and the perpetrators made their escape. I understood it happened in Batibou on Hamstead Beach they were four French visitors and they were accosted by three masked men who bound them and later released them about three hours later.”He said that information reached the police about six hours after the incident occurred indicating that the family was bound for quite a while.The Police Chief is soliciting the assistance of the public to come forward with any information which they may have. He says this information might be vital in assisting them in capturing the perpetrators.Mr. Carette also expressed concern about these recent attacks noting that they were both against visitors as he says Tourism assists in boosting the economy and this could be threatened if these attacks continue.“We are very concerned about robberies against visitors. I think that is going to affect everybody because visitors bring money to the country, it helps boost the economy and we are urging persons to assist the police in trying to stem the spate of robberies we’ve been having.”He also stated that “it is very, very sad to see that persons have been robbed and persons have been brutally attacked” noting that “every civic minded individual in Dominica should be against those types of crimes happening in Dominica”.According to Mr. Carette; “If we love our country I think we should all make a concerted effort to assist the police in trying to have those matters solved because those persons do not live in isolation, they live amidst people and I’m sure people are seeing things”.He is appealing to the public to come forward with “any minute bit of information you think you may have try to pass this information on to the police” as he says this information “could help solve maybe many crimes because in most instances you find it’s just a few people doing the same crimes over and over”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

OECS leaders confirm appointments for two top posts

first_img Share OECS Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Vincent Dr Ralph Gonsalves KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – Leaders of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have approved the appointments of a new chief justice and the person to head the sub-region’s civil aviation.OECS Chairman and host Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves told a news conference that the name of the new head of the judiciary in the sub-region to replace Justice Hugh Rawlins, who demits office on July 31 after five years in the post, would not be made public at this time.He said the leaders from Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, who met here over the past two days, had also approved the appointment of a new director general for the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA).The former holder of the post, Rosemond James, was among the victims of the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people.James, along with Gregory McAlpin, the Director of Flight Safety, lost their lives after arriving in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country to attend a meeting, a few hours before the powerful earthquake struck on January 12, 2010.Gonsalves said that the names of the new appointees would be made public only after they had been formally informed of the decision.“We have had to put certain procedures in place so I really don’t want them to hear on the radio, on the TV, that his or her appointment has been approved. They have to hear about it in a proper manner,” Gonsalves said.“We have also done the same thing in relation to an appointment of a director-general of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA). This is important for civil aviation. You know ECCAA has brought us to the stage where we have a Category One status in terms of our regime and of our airports and this is a very important position,” he added.Gonsalves said that in the case of the new chief justice, while OECS heads of government select the person, the individual is appointed by letters patent through Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, who is ceremonial head of all but one of the sub-regional countries.The St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister reminded journalists that the chief justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is also head of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission, the only judicial post in which the OECS leaders could outline a position.He said that a committee reviewed and graded applicants for the post of ECCAA director general and that at a meeting of OECS Civil Aviation ministers which he chaired a few months ago had recommended the top two candidates.“It is not going to be good, if you are a serious professional, you apply for a job and before anybody calls you and say you have it or you don’t have it, you hear it on the airwaves, especially if you didn’t get it, ….” Gonsalves said.“We have to treat people with respect. So while we want to deal with the question of the openness, in time, you will get to know,” he said, adding that “between the Director-General (of the OECS Dr Len Ishmael) and myself as chairman, we will make the necessary telephone calls in all of these things and sort them out and then we will have no problem hereafter in making the announcement.” Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img NewsRegional OECS leaders confirm appointments for two top posts by: – June 14, 2012 Share 10 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

U-17 W/Cup qualifier: Flamingoes hammer Guinea’s Le Syli Cadet 6-1

first_img Promoted ContentThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To InvadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Awesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel Heroes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… Yemisi Samuel scored a hat-trick, netting in the 11th, 85th and 91st minutes of the encounter. Rofiat Imuran added a brace in the 38th and 65th minutes while Chinyere Kalu broke the deadlock just three minutes after the commencement of action. Nigeria’s U-17 women’s team, Flamingoes, hammered Guinea’s Le Syli Cadet 6-1 in the first-leg first round tie of their 2020 FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, March 7 in Conakry. Read Also: Ighalo becoming a cult hero at Man Utd despite meant to be a temporary fix Guinea netted a consolation goal back nine minutes from the end of the encounter. Nigeria’s Flamingoes will play host to Guinea in Lagos for the reverse fixture slated for March 14. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

UCL: Flick backs Bayern’s high line defence to stop Neymar, Mbappe

first_img Read Also: UCL: Mbappe determined to make history with PSG win He hinted at changes to his starting line-up after substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Kingsley Coman impressed against Lyon. “When they came off the bench, Kingsley and Philippe showed they can strengthen the side,” said Flick. “It’s our third game in quick succession so we need to look at the players’ fitness levels.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “We don’t know the starting eleven, but I think I’m going to play right-back,” said Kimmich, who played in central midfield in the 3-0 win against Lyon. “It might be Neymar and Mbappe on the right – they are very good going forward, but I don’t think we are going to sit too deep.” Jerome Boateng, one of four survivors from the Bayern team which won the 2013 Champions League final, strained a hamstring against Lyon. “I hope Jerome will be fit. After training we will debate how to go forward,” said Flick. “We’ve always played with a high line and ultimately we’ve got results doing that so we won’t change too much. “We don’t want to give too much space to the opposition. “What’s important is we can press the opposition when we are in possession and make sure we cover the ground,” he added, should PSG’s forwards breach his defence. Bayern have powered into the Lisbon final by scoring 42 goals in 10 European matches. However, they nearly came unstuck early in Wednesday’s semi-final against Lyon as the French side found plenty of space to attack behind Bayern’s back four. Joshua Kimmich is tipped to switch from midfield to right-back, potentially tasked with keeping Neymar and Mbappe away from Bayern’s goal. All together towards our main goal #MissionLis6on #UCLFinal #packmas #PSGFCB— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 21, 2020 Fully focused ahead of Sunday #FCBayern #UCLfinal #packmas #PSGFCB— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 21, 2020center_img Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick says he trusts their high line defence and will resist making changes in order to contain fleet-footed Paris Saint Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in today’s Champions League final. “In our games over the last 10 months we’ve always tried to impose our style on the opposition,” Flick said Saturday with treble-chasing Bayern on a 20-match winning run. Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?We’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Showslast_img read more

Marriott charges to opening night Arizona IMCA Modified Tour victory

first_imgHunter Marriott ended his night in victory lane after winning the main event on opening night of the Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour at Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)By Mike SpiekerQUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Feb. 9) – Defending champion Hunter Marriott was the $1,500 main event winner when the highly anticipated Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour got underway Friday at Arizona Speedway.Eighty-eight Modifieds checked in for battle on opening night of the second annual tour.Marriott powered from the eighth starting position to battle Jason Wolla for the lead with four laps to go. Marriott placed a bid for the lead entering turn one as he attempted a slide job on Wolla amongst lapped traffic. Contact was made between Marriott and Wolla, which sent Wolla into the outside retaining wall and Marriott over the thick cushion.“That happens on this kind of race track,” said Marriott of the pass for the lead on Wolla. “[Wolla] messed up exiting turn four and I had a run on him. I knew that would be a good shot to take the lead if I was going to win. We weren’t quite clear, but it was close, though. I wasn’t going to lift and I knew he wasn’t going to either. If he’s not too happy, that’s too bad. That’s just racing.”A lap 12 restart helped propel Marriott from fifth to third as he got by Casey Arneson and Cody Laney. Two laps later, Laney broke and pulled to the infield while Ricky Thornton Jr. assumed fourth.On the final lap, Thornton wrestled the runner-up position away from O’Neil with a slide job of his own, which forced O’Neil over the cushion. By that time, however, Marriott had opened up nearly a full two-second lead.Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Marriott cruised to his second career tour win as Thornton, Spencer Wilson, Chaz Baca and Ethan Dotson rounded out the top five.O’Neil and Arneson, who crossed the line third and fourth, respectively, were disqualified for covering suspension components. On the cooldown lap following the checkered flag, Wolla spun Marriott on the back stretch, which prompted a disqualification from fifth for unsportsmanlike conduct.Ethan Braaksma drove from sixth to win the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Braaksma had the lead when the white flag flew but the caution forced a green, white, checkered finish. Unfazed, Braaksma pulled away from the field with Austin Howes in tow. Braaksma ran a smooth final lap to take the win by a half-second over Howes.Feature results – 1. Hunter Marriott; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 3. Spencer Wilson; 4. Chaz Baca; 5. Ethan Dotson; 6. Lucas Rodin; 7. Shawn Strand; 8. Don Earven; 9. Zachary Madrid; 10. Tim Ward; 11. Jeff Larson; 12. Tyler Mecl; 13. Lance Mari; 14. Dylan Goplen; 15. Ryan Gaylord; 16. Russell Allen; 17. John Parmeley; 18. Kody Scholpp; 19. Bobby Hogge IV; 20. Cody Laney; 21. Austin Kuehl.last_img read more

Cricket News Harbhajan Singh slams Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for their ‘outrageous’ remarks

first_imgNew Delhi: Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday criticised Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for making ‘outrageous’ remarks on women on the recently-aired episode of Koffee With Karan – hosted by hosted by popular film director Karan Johar – saying they have put the reputations of cricketers at stake. Pandya is under fire for boasting about hooking up with multiple women and being open about it with his parents. Rahul was, however, a little more restrained in his responses on relationships and women. “We don’t talk about all this even with our friends and they were talking on public television. Now people might think was Harbhajan Singh like this, was Anil Kumble like this and was Sachin Tendulkar…” Harbhajan told ‘India Today’.          “The BCCI did the right thing, and this is also the way forward. This was expected and I am not surprised,” the off-spinner, who has over 400 Test wickets, said when asked about their suspension. Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, has also condemned the comments of Pandya. “From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support…and that has been communicated (to the two players. We definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views. The two concerned players (have) felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what’s happened,” Kohli had said.     The under-fire players have been suspended from playing any form of cricket with immediate effect pending an inquiry into their sexist comments. The duo will return home from the ongoing Australia tour and will also miss the limited-overs series against New Zealand consisting of five ODIs and three T20Is, starting January 23.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bailey shines in second half filling in for Carter

first_imgEven as Ryan Nassib watched Antwon Bailey shine in his new role, he knew what the loss of Delone Carter meant for his Syracuse offense. ‘Delone is such a big part of our offense,’ Nassib said. ‘Antwon was getting a lot of carries and a lot of touches. It was disappointing.’ Carter hurt himself in the first half of SU’s 16-7 loss to Boston College Saturday. He left the game with six carries for 30 yards and one reception for 8 yards. All of those came in the first half. Carter could be seen visibly limping at points in the second quarter. But he was never removed in the half, and his last carry came on a 3-yard rush late in the quarter. ‘He got nicked up,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said after the game when asked about Carter’s status. ‘Injury.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Marrone would not elaborate on Carter’s status. But his absence — during which he was noticeably still seen on the sideline in uniform — cost the Orange its two-headed threat at the running back position. Bailey filled in admirably for Carter, carrying the ball 18 times for 72 yards and punctuating his efforts with a 5-yard touchdown. Bailey was most impressive during the Orange’s 12-play, 80-yard drive to open the second half. That drive was also easily the most impressive of Syracuse’s day as a team. After Nassib opened up the pass game with three passes of 10 yards or more in a row, all he had to do from there was give the ball to Bailey. In five plays — the last four of which were on rushes — Bailey took the ball 20 yards into the end zone to give SU a temporary 7-6 lead. He converted on a crucial third-and-1 from the BC 11-yard line. And two plays later, he finished the drive with the 5-yard touchdown scamper. ‘Every man did his job,’ Bailey said of the drive. ‘We were all focused. Whatever was called, we were making it work.’ But it wasn’t that easy the rest of the way for Bailey, just like it wasn’t for the rest of Syracuse’s offense. On SU’s next drive, he broke out for a 15-yard run but was stuffed on three more chances. Prince-Tyson Gulley wasn’t a factor as a second option, making Carter’s loss hurt even more. And in the end, despite the individual success, it only led to the collective feeling of disappointment for Bailey. ‘It’s definitely disappointing,’ Bailey said. ‘We wanted to send the seniors out the right way.’ Sale-ing Marcus Sales’ presence has been felt at times this season — most notably in his game-winning touchdown catch Oct. 9 at South Florida. But on Saturday against Boston College, Sales was finally the man. He was the go-to receiver for Nassib, hauling in five catches for 73 yards. ‘He has been able to really get open and separate,’ Marrone said of Sales. ‘He has been consistent. He has really risen above. … I’m happy for Marcus Sales.’ Sales was a consistent threat from the start. His 26-yard catch on the Orange’s opening drive was a career-long. And on SU’s touchdown drive, Sales caught three passes, all of which were for 10 yards or more. After a holding penalty, Sales’ catch on first-and-18 gave the Orange its momentum back. ‘What he has done is something for us to look forward to,’ Marrone said, ‘and something for us to build upon as we get ready to start practicing and move on to win more football games.’ This and that The Syracuse defense has allowed the opposing running back to gain 80 yards or more in eight of its 12 games this season. … SU senior linebacker Derrell Smith had 12 total tackles in the game, including four for a loss of yardage. Smith now has 24 tackles for loss in his SU career, which is tied for 10th on the program’s all-time list. … Kevyn Scott intercepted his first career pass in the game. Published on November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more