In January 2019, 208 thousand tourists came to commercial accommodation facilities, which is 1,4% less than in January 2018. Tourists realized 504 thousand overnight stays, which is 5,2% less than in January 2018, according to the data Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Tourists in the age group 35-44 realized the most overnight stays In January 2019, tourists had at their disposal 63 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with a total of 138 thousand permanent beds. In January 2019, tourists in the age group 35-44 realized the highest number of overnight stays, 99 thousand overnight stays, which is 19,6% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group 45-54 with 90 thousand overnight stays, which is 17,8% of the total overnight stays. Most tourist nights from Slovenia and Italy The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in January 2019 was realized by tourists from Slovenia, 34 thousand overnight stays (11,4% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Italy, with 30 thousand overnight stays by tourists (10,2% of the total overnight stays) foreign tourists). Compared to January 2018, tourists from Slovenia increased their overnight stays by 6,4%, while tourists from Italy decreased their overnight stays by 9,4%. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation available most rooms and permanent beds Most overnight stays of foreign tourists in the City of Zagreb were realized by tourists from Italy, with 9 thousand overnight stays, and tourists from the Republic of Korea, with 7 thousand overnight stays. Compared to January 2018, tourists from Italy increased their arrivals by 3,4% and increased their overnight stays by 3,2%, while tourists from the Republic of Korea increased their arrivals by 6,8% and increased their overnight stays by 17,9%. . The highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in January 2019 was realized by the City of Zagreb, 56 thousand arrivals, which is 27,0% of the total arrivals and 121 thousand overnight stays, which is 23,9% of the total tourist overnight stays. Although the City of Zagreb achieved the highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in January 2019, there was a decrease in tourist arrivals by 9,4% and a decrease in tourist overnight stays by 14,5% compared to January 2018. In January 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in hotels, 312 thousand overnight stays, which is 61,9% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to January 2018, 1,2% fewer tourists came to hotels with 8,0% fewer overnight stays. Most nights spent in hotels Source: CBS The City of Zagreb had the highest number of arrivals and overnight stays In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were a total of 37 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 58,9% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 71 thousand permanent beds (which is 51,6% of the total number of available permanent bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 22,1%, and permanent beds 18,2%. Domestic tourists came 0,2% less and realized 1,0% less overnight stays than in January 2018. Foreign tourists came 2,3% less and realized 7,9% less overnight stays in January 2019 than in the same period last year years. This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (9,3%), Germany (8,3%), the Republic of Korea (8,0%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (7,7%), the USA (4,2%) and Serbia (3,7%).
The Indiana Department of Transportation asks motorists in southeast Indiana to be on the alert for potholes on highways and interstates. .The rise and fall in temperatures following last week’s severe weather is a recipe for creating potholes. As temperatures continue to cycle up and down, more potholes will form. INDOT maintenance crews—after clearing roads from the “Arctic blast”—worked throughout last weekend filling potholes. These efforts continue. But with nearly 5,000 lane miles to maintain in southeast Indiana, it’s a big job.Potholes are created when water seeps into cracks in roadway and freezes. As ice, it expands—making the cracks larger. When ice melts, it contracts—leaving those large cracks which, under traffic, allow pavement to break loose and become dislodged.Recurring freeze/thaw cycles cause breakout conditions for potholes.With hot mix asphalt plants closed at the end of the construction season, INDOT crews must make temporary patches with a cold mix of liquid asphalt and small stone. Cold mix patches require ongoing maintenance. Even so, the potholes can reopen several times through the winter. When hot mix plants reopen in the spring, INDOT maintenance personnel clean out the potholes and make permanent repairs.Harry Maginity, Media Relations Director for INDOT, offered some tips for drivers to remember this time of year:“Don’t follow another vehicle so close you don’t see a pothole in the road. Secondly, when you swerve make sure your not swerving into traffic in the other lane.”Drivers are also urged to report potholes to Seymour District’s customer service desk at 877-305-7611.
By Nyttend [Public domain], from Wikimedia CommonsBrookville, In. — On Monday, October 15 Sue Ferris will present a program about the history of the Snow Hill Covered Bridge at in the El Reparo Restaurant. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 765-647-7365.