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Almost two thirds of Croats spend their summers on the Adriatic, and costs are the main factor in choosing a destination

first_imgMastercard, in cooperation with GfK – Center for Market Research, conducted an online survey on a sample of 1.027 users, among cardholders aged 18-55 in Croatia, and according to which almost two thirds (62%) of Croats spend their summers on the Adriatic. During their stay on the domestic coast, 46% of respondents will stay in private accommodation, and 41% in their own or family property. Hotel accommodation will be chosen by 12% of Croats, and accommodation in the camp by only 6%. Those with monthly incomes above HRK 12.000 (84%), respondents from Zagreb and the surrounding area (79%) and northern Croatia (71%) plan to spend their summer holidays on the Adriatic in slightly larger numbers. However, a smaller number of respondents aged 50 to 55 have such plans (54%), then those from Istria, Primorje and Gorski Kotar (45%), from Dalmatia (42%), but also those without income (39%). On the other hand, only 22% of respondents do not plan a summer vacation on the Croatian coast.The main source of tourist information is the InternetAs the main source of information about the destinations they travel to, as many as 90% of respondents cite the Internet. This primarily applies to domestic online content and specialized applications and sites such as TripAdvisor.Other sources of information are friends and relatives, which is pointed out by 41% of respondents, followed by travel agencies (12%). Respondents in the age group of 50 to 55 use the Internet somewhat less as a source of information about travel (82%), so they are somewhat more informed by travel agencies (16%). During their stay on the domestic coast, 46% of respondents will stay in private accommodation, and 41% in their own or family property. Hotel accommodation will be chosen by 12% of Croats, and accommodation in the camp by only 6%.Cost is a major factor in choosing a destinationThe main factor in choosing a destination is the cost (77%), followed by the recommendation of friends and family (51%). Also, important factors are distance to destination (38%), online reviews (31%), destination security (26%) and local offer (26%). The most important characteristics of the destination are accommodation costs (61%), price-quality ratio (59%), climatic conditions (39%), transport costs (39%), good transport connections (37%), diverse cultural and gastronomic offer ( 36%), event offerings (24%), nightlife (19%) and shopping opportunities (17%). Accommodation reservation is most common onlineWhen it comes to booking accommodation, the most common way is to book online through specialized booking sites or travel agency sites (40%), followed by direct contact by phone or email (31%). Approximately a quarter of respondents (26%) book accommodation through the accommodation provider’s website, while 13% of respondents do not need a reservation at all. Only 10% of respondents book accommodation by phone or e-mail with a travel agent, while only 8% do so in the office of a travel agency. According to the survey, the fewest are those (4%) who first come to the destination and only then seek accommodation.Online reservations are more common among the highly educated (53%), those from Dalmatia (62%), Istria, Primorje and Gorski kotar (58%) and those with monthly incomes above HRK 9.000 (65%) and HRK 12.000 (45%).Respondents pay almost half of their holiday expenses with cards As many as 60% of respondents pay for accommodation in cash. Accommodation is paid by 14% of Croats by debit card, and by 13% by internet banking. A smaller number of respondents decide to pay in installments. In addition to paying for accommodation, cash is most often used to pay for entertainment and recreational activities such as sports or wellness (42%), then excursions (58%), services in restaurants, cafes, clubs (74%), concert tickets, museums, theaters and galleries (59%) and the purchase of souvenirs (75%).On the other hand, debit cards are the most common method of payment in supermarkets (46%), at gas stations (39%) and in clothing and footwear stores (35%). There are interesting differences in the choice of payment methods between different groups. Those without any income use cash above average (85%) and cards below average (13%). Cash is also used to a greater extent by young people and those from Lika, Kordun and Banovina. Respondents with incomes above HRK 9.000 more often use cards – primarily to pay for catering services (over 50%), but also to purchase daily necessities (more than a third). Women, young people aged 18 to 29 and those without income or a monthly income of up to HRK 5.500 use cash to pay for fuel above average. On average, respondents pay almost half of their holiday expenses with cards (48%). Thus, a significant 40% of respondents use cards for slightly less than 40% of vacation costs, while over 60% of vacation costs are paid by cards for almost a third (30%) of domestic tourists.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019 | THIS Australian player wants to contribute with ball as well

first_imgMaxwell missed this year’s IPL to prepare for World Cup. Maxwell will be playing his second ICC 50-over World Cup. Australia will play its first World Cup league game against Afghanistan.  highlights New Delhi: The defending champions, Australia has arrived in England for the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup and are working regressively to keep no box unturned. And Glenn Maxwell, who features in the 15-member squad has set his sights on becoming an asset for Australia with the part-time off-spin.Maxwell has averaged five overs per match since Aaron Finch took over as skipper, compared to just 2.4 overs under Steve Smith’s captaincy. He also completed his full quota of 10 overs three times in the recent tours of India and the UAE.       “That’s probably the clarity I have with my role,” the Victorian told reporters here when asked about his role as a bowler. It’s something I did a little in Dubai and India, I started to get a few more overs and get that consistency. To have that continue into my time at Lancashire where I got plenty of time at the bowling crease, you get that rhythm and feel of the ball coming out consistently.”You need that as a part-time bowler to have that consistency and time at the crease. Just get the cobwebs out a bit,” Maxwell added.Maxwell’s effectiveness with his part-time spin can be assessed from the fact that he finished as Australia’s third-most economical bowler in the 10 games against India and Pakistan on the sub-continent. “A lot of the time I bowl I just try and limit boundary balls. If they (batsmen) hit good shots off my bowling then I’m not too fazed. But if I’m limiting boundary balls and giving myself the best chance to squeeze a few dot balls and some tight overs it might create some pressure at the other end,” he said, emphasising his role as a bowler.”I think it’s important for me to bowl in a partnership with someone.” Maxwell has skipped this year’s IPL to play a full season of English county cricket in a bid to regain his spot in the Australian Test side.”It was quite a big decision (missing IPL). But in the long run I would rather be a two-time World Cup winning player than a rich player without it,” he said.”If everything does go well and I do perform well in this, you never know, there might be more cricket in the end,” he signed off. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Messi disappears without Cristiano

first_imgIn fact, Messi came from scoring in his last Classics in which he faced Cristiano. He scored two in the league visit to the Bernabéu on 16-17 (2-3, with the final goal of the Argentine in the 92 ‘). In the 2017 Super Cup, he scored in the first leg at Camp Nou (1-3), but not in the lap at the Bernabéu, which curiously, the Portuguese was lost by sanction. In the two league matches he did score a goal in each one: the 0-3 of the Bernabéu (also gave an assist to Aleix Vidal) and the 2-2 of the Camp Nou.Last season, Messi missed the first Classic without a Christian by injury: the 5-1 at the Camp Nou that sentenced Lopetegui. The Argentine did not mark then neither in the semifinals of the Cup nor in the league visit to the Bernabéu. This season the international albiceleste, and Barça, have dismissed the season of Classics garters (they could still be in Champions) without beating Courtois.The nine years in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi agreed in the Spain League served to germinate a rivalry that transcended the borders of the championship and reached a global dimension. They took the fight for the League pichichi to levels never seen since the time of Zarra, whose record of 38 goals in one season, dating from 1951, was beaten successively by one and the other (Luis Suarez also got it in 2015 -2016). Now, Messi keeps him in 50 goals (2011-2012 season). And they exercised a tyranny in all the individual awards (Golden Ball, FIFA World Player, The Best) until, with Cristiano in Turin, Modric broke that duopolistic hegemony in 2018. The march of Cristiano Ronaldo has dissipated the presence of Messi in the Classics. The Argentinian He has not scored or assisted in any of the five games against Real Madrid he has played since the Portuguese crack left the white club. 425 minutes without marking or attending the targets. Tampocó scored in the last duel that, even with CR7 in the white ranks, a fact that contrasts with the 21 goals that The flea He made the whites in the 33 games in which he faced Cristiano (who made 18 Barça in the matches in which both coincided).last_img read more

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