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

Sterling backs Black Lives Matter protests, says ‘the only disease right now is racism’

first_imgRaheem Sterling has said racism is “the only disease right now” as protests continue across the UK following the death of George Floyd in America. Sterling has gone from strength to strength under Guardiola Thousands peacefully marched in Black Lives Matter protests across the UK over the weekend as the England footballer backed the demonstrations. The Manchester City star has said a solution needs to be found to stop the injustices that are happening. The midfielder spoke to Emily Maitlis in an interview that will be aired on Monday and explained why he supports the protests despite it being a global pandemic. The 25-year-old said: “I know this might sound a little bit cheesy but the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting. “This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years. “Just like the pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it. At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing. “They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing and they are fighting for their cause. “As long as they are doing it peacefully and safely and not hurting anybody and not breaking into any stores, they continue to protest in this peaceful way.” Thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully rallied outside the US Embassy over the weekend. Activists in face masks are holding placards reading “I can’t breathe” to echo the final words of Floyd after white police officer Derek Chauvin held him down by kneeling on his neck. Others have taken a kneel in solidarity with those of who have accused police of brutality on a global scale. The densely-packed crowd also broke out into chants of “enough is enough”. A further 4,000 people have descended on a gathering in Bristol and peaceful demonstrations are also being held in Edinburgh and Glasgow Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest CollectionsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World Loading… center_img Protests have largely been peaceful, but tensions between police and protesters have escalated. In Bristol today, a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was toppled as jubilent protesters jumped up and down on it. Dramatic pictures show crowds holding up signs reading “Black Lives Matter” as they chant the name of the movement. Towards the end of the evening, police and protesters clashed in the capital. Images showed a police officer with blood coming down his face as colleagues treat him on the pavement. Boris Johnson tweeted tonight: “People have a right to protest peacefully & while observing social distancing but they have no right to attack the police. “These demonstrations have been subverted by thuggery – and they are a betrayal of the cause they purport to serve. Those responsible will be held to account.” Met Police have said a dispersal order is in place in Westminster until 6am as images show demonstrators being arrested. “There has been a lot of talk about Milan, but I can tell you that there is a lot of competition for his services, with clubs in England, Germany and Spain also following him closely.” Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis and Leeds have all been keeping close tabs on the Benfica ace, according to Tutto Mercato Web. The Championship leaders view the starlet as a “luxury gift” for boss Bielsa should he gain promotion into the Premier League, ahead of his third campaign as boss at Elland Road. read also:Sterling feels players would need a full month to get fit The highly-rated defender has reportedly also emerged as a top target for Manchester City as they look for a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, 33. Etihad scouts have been watching the U20 international for some time and have been impressed with what they have seen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Tuesday March 12th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY – For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the NIACC men’s basketball team has landed at least one player on the all-Region XI first team.Freshmen Deundra Roberson and Quentin Hardrict were both first-team selections for the Trojans, who advanced to the regional tournament title game for the first time since 1995.Roberson averaged 16.6 points per game and Hardrict averaged 15.5 points per game.Roberson led the Trojans with 65 3-point goals and 64 steals.Hardrict led the team with 161 assists, which currently ranks 10th in NJCAA Division II.Also for the Trojans, freshmen Wendell Matthews and James Harris were both second-team all-region picks.Matthews averaged 15.0 points per game and led the team with 249 rebounds. Harris averaged 13.2 points per game and was third on the team with 43 three-point goals and 128 rebounds.NIACC’s Mark Mohl was selected as the region’s coach of the year. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Martin Jones made 24 saves to continue his hot streak and lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Barclay Goodrow, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who won their fifth straight. Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Wild. For Jones, it was his third shutout and 34th win of the season. Twenty-five of those wins have come since the start of December, the best total in the league over that span. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kalani Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor defeat No. 13 Iowa State 67-49 in the Big 12 Tournament championship game. Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior center, was named the Most Outstanding Player for the tournament. Baylor won its 10th Big 12 title and ninth in the past 11 years. Alexa Middleton led Iowa State with 18 points while Bridget Carleton, the Big 12 Player of the Year, was held to 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting. Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly said his team will learn a lot from the loss. The Cyclones (25-8) shot just 38 percent from the field. Iowa State tied the game at 37 in the third quarter, but Baylor again responded and led 48-44 heading into the fourth. Fatigue set in for the Cyclones, and Baylor took advantage, outscoring the Cyclones 19-5 in the final quarter. MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team landed three players on the all-Region XI first team.NIACC’s Mandy Willems, Jada Buford and Autam Mendez all earned first-team all-region honors. Also for the Lady Trojans, Tahya Campbell was a second-team selection and Kelcie Hale was a third-team pick.Willems, who was the Region XI tournament MVP, was selected as the league’s player of the year. NIACC’s Todd Ciochetto was selected as the region’s coach of the year.It is the second straight season that the Lady Trojans have placed three players on the first-team all-region squad. Last season, Taylor Laabs, Mikayla Homola and UU Longs were first-team picks.Willems is averaging 24.6 points per game heading into the Division II national tournament. She leads the nation in free throw percentage, sinking 92.8 percent of her attempts. She also leads the nation with 171 3-point goals and ranks second in Division II with 787 points. Willems set an NJCAA single-game for three-point goals in one game with 13. Three times, she scored 45 or more points in a game.Buford, who was selected to the all-tournament team, averages 19.3 points per game, shooting 43.9 percent from the field. She is ranked ninth in the nation in overall points scored, tallying up 619 in 32 games heading into the national tournament.Mendez, who was also an all-tournament selection, had eight double-doubles during the course of the 2018-19 season. She averages 16.0 points per game, along with 8.8 rebounds. Mendez leads the team with 273 rebounds.Campbell averages 12.5 points per game. Campbell is second on the team with 90 assists and third on the squad with 157 rebounds.Hale averages 8.8 points per game. Hale, who was an all-tournament team selection, is fourth on the team with 68 assists and fifth on the team with 46 steals.center_img DALLAS — Former Newman and NIACC baseball player Bryce Ball has been named the National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Ball, a junior at Dallas Baptist University, helped lead the Patriots to a perfect 4-0 mark last week hitting .429 (6-for-14) with four home runs, a team-high nine RBI, and posted a team-best 1.286 slugging percentage.  In a 7-2 win over the Sooners, Ball delivered his first home run of the week, followed by a 4-for-4 performance in the series opener at Oral Roberts that saw him hit three home runs.  For the week, Ball led DBU with 18 total bases, drew five walks, and posted a .550 on-base percentage. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have released right guard Mike Remmers and declined an option on safety Andrew Sendejo’s contract, clearing more than $10 million in space under the salary cap. Remmers moved from tackle to guard last season, his second with the Vikings, but the offensive line continued to be a source of trouble. Sendejo had been the primary starter next to Harrison Smith since 2013, but a groin injury limited him to five games in 2018.last_img read more