In May, there were more tourist arrivals and fewer overnight stays

first_imgAccording to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), tourists made 128 arrivals and 406 overnight stays in May, with the highest number of overnight stays in the Hotels and similar accommodation group, 64%, followed by Resorts and similar short-stay facilities, 34 %. Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, 28%, who averaged 4 overnight stays per arrival.In May 2017, 1 tourists came to commercial accommodation facilities, which is 257% more than in May 4. Tourists realized 2016 thousand overnight stays, of which 4% were realized by domestic tourists and 116% by foreign tourists. Compared to May 10, tourists realized 90% less overnight stays. Domestic tourists came 2016% more and realized 3% less overnight stays, while foreign tourists came 5% more and realized 2% less overnight stays in May 4 than in the same period last year.The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in May 2017 was realized by tourists from Germany (23%), Austria (13%) and the United Kingdom (10%). They are followed by tourists from Slovenia (7%), France, Poland, the Netherlands and the USA (4% each).More tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first five months In the first five months of 2017, tourists made 2 thousand arrivals and 902 thousand overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 8% in tourist arrivals and a 328% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 15.Out of the total number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, foreign tourists realized 2 thousand arrivals and 305 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 6% and an increase of overnight stays by 988%. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (16%), Austria (11%), Slovenia (20%) and Great Britain (13%). In the period from January to May 10, domestic tourists also realized 8% more arrivals and 2017% more overnight stays than in the same period last year.Hotels are still the first in terms of the number of overnight stays In May 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in hotels, namely 1 thousand overnight stays, which is 901% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to the same period last year, the number of tourist arrivals in hotels increased by 46% and the number of overnight stays by 9%.In May 2017, tourists were offered 224 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with a total of 575 thousand permanent beds. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, a total of 73 thousand rooms and suites with a total of 152 thousand permanent beds were available to tourists. The average occupancy of rooms was 55%, and permanent beds 49%.Most overnight stays of tourists aged 65 and over In May 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists aged 65 and over, 957 thousand overnight stays, which is 23% of the total number of overnight stays. In the total overnight stays of foreign tourists, most overnight stays were realized by tourists of the oldest age group of 65 and over. The majority of overnight stays of domestic tourists were realized by the age group from 35 to 44 years.last_img read more

Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness

first_img“I am where I am today 100 percent due to Mike,” said David Plati, associate athletic director/sports information at Colorado since 1984. Services are pending.Sadly, suggested Steve Hatchell, president and CEO of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, “the best emcee for Mike’s services would be Mike Moran.” Associated Press Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado.Moran served as the Buffaloes’ sports information director for 11 years before his stint as chief communications officer and principal spokesman for the USOC from 1978-2003. He spent the last 17 years as senior media consultant for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation as well as serving as a keynote speaker and emcee for numerous sports events.center_img July 7, 2020 In 2002, Moran received the USOC’s highest honor, the General Douglas MacArthur Award, and was inducted into the College Sports Information Director’s Hall of Fame.Born in 1942 in Omaha, Nebraska, Moran played college basketball and baseball at South Dakota University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he graduated in 1966.After spending two years as Nebraska-Omaha’s sports information director, he took a similar job at Colorado, replacing Fred Casotti in 1968.Moran’s time with the USOC included the 1980 gold medal in hockey, America’s boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow and the Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding drama in 1994.“Mike’s passing just left a huge void in the Olympic movement,” said Bob Condron, retired USOC director of media services and operations. “He was ‘The Library’ when it came to what has happened in the history of the U.S. Olympic Committee and that knowledge will go with Mike.”last_img read more

Stephanie Gaitley’s turnaround at Fordham is the latest of her coaching career

first_img Comments Driving home from one of his mother’s basketball games 23 years ago, 9-year-old Dutch Gaitley just wanted a McDonald’s Happy Meal.  Stephanie Gaitley snapped. Her St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team had lost by 12 to Tennessee, after blowing a 16 point lead. Her team’s premature halftime celebration was squandered by legendary head coach Pat Summitt and the Volunteers.“What on my face says ‘Happy?’” Gaitley remembered saying to her son.Gaitley’s youngest son at the time, 3-year old D.C. Gaitley, leaned his head over the backseat, and said “Mom, it’s a game. Get over it.” Her demeanor changed. Gaitley laughed with her kids in the car, not taking herself too seriously. So they headed to McDonald’s. It’s taken more than 30 years of coaching — which included her firing after a major scandal at St. Joseph’s school — for Gaitley to hone in her loose, free attitude. She became a head coach for the first time at age 25 and turned five different programs around. Fordham is the latest. On Saturday afternoon, Gaitley will lead her No. 14-seed Rams (25-8, 13-3 Atlantic 10) against No. 3-seed Syracuse (24-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome. After six postseason appearances in eight seasons at Fordham, Gaitley’s already cemented her place in Fordham history, and it’s all started with her frame of mind. “People often say, ‘Why do your teams win? How do you go and turn around a program?’” Gaitley said. “The No. 1 thing was how you treat people. You come in, you make everybody feel good about themselves.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCourtesy of Fordham AthleticsBut at Fordham, unlike her past programs, it was a daunting task. Three years before Gaitley arrived, the Rams went winless, 0-29. Monmouth, Gaitley’s previous school, made the WNIT in 2011 and was trending upward. Fordham looked like a rebuild, more difficult than anything before, and her colleagues at Monmouth thought she was crazy.After Gaitley’s first practice with the Rams, all she wanted to do was find the local bar. Fordham didn’t have the talent to compete in the A-10, and there were only a few pieces she could build around. “Holy, I’m in for a freakin’ long, long, long turnaround,” Gaitley thought to herself. She started to second-guess her decision. Before, losing wasn’t part of Gaitley’s identity. At Ocean City (New Jersey) High School, she was part of a 100-game winning streak in league play. At each of her four head coaching stops before Fordham, Gaitley finished with more wins her final full season than her first. At three of them, that was accompanied by a postseason tournament berth.But in 2001, winning became an afterthought for Gaitley. She was coaching at St. Joseph’s when a former player accused her husband and assistant coach Frank Gaitley of sexual harassment. The former player also accused Stephanie Gaitley of “retaliating against (the victim) for going to school officials with her accusations,” according to an Associated Press article. After Gaitley refused to resign, she was fired.“I didn’t want to get back into coaching,” Gaitley said. “When you’re in that moment, you don’t think you’re going to get out of it, because you’re in so much pain and you’re kind of shocked on people and everything.”Courtesy of Fordham AthleticsGaitley’s coaching mentor, Rick Bernhardt, a former high school coach in Pennsylvania, called her the next year and told Gaitley she needed to get back “on the horse.” Gaitley had worked in TV the previous year and loved it because she didn’t care who won. But she wasn’t sure about returning. It took John Suarez, Long Island University athletic director, to ask about a return to coaching before Gaitley accepted.Two teams and nine years later, she needed to teach the Rams to hate losing. She inherited a “broken group,” and they needed “hugs and love.” Gaitley knew that the quickest way to fix a program was to show her passion.“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Gaitley said. She resurrected her coaching career at Long Island University, continued it at Monmouth and set a new bar at Fordham. Two years after taking over, the Rams were predicted to finish near the bottom of A-10 poll, and ended with the program’s first 20-win season since 1979 and a third round matchup in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.She’s Fordham’s leader for career wins and second in the A-10. Gaitley became the face of Fordham’s program.One of her pregame traditions is a joke in the pregame huddle, and two Sundays ago, Fordham gathered before the A-10 championship game against top-seeded VCU. “Why did the toilet paper get stuck when it was rolling down the hill?” Gaitley asked. Everybody shook their heads, no clue what to answer.“Because it got stuck in the crack,” she said. Everyone burst out in laughter. A couple hours later, Fordham raised its third A-10 championship trophy under Gaitley. Her teams have learned to not take themselves too seriously, just like Gaitley. Published on March 23, 2019 at 1:10 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more