The Zagreb County Tourist Board has published a new brochure Accommodation, rural tourism, picnic areas.The brochure contains a large amount of useful information on available accommodation facilities, hotels, apartments and houses for rent and picnic areas located in the Zagreb County. The brochure is bilingual, in Croatian and English, and you can get it at the tourist office or download it from website at link.Increased number of arrivals and overnight stays of guestsIn the first six months of 2018, Zagreb County recorded 79.477 tourist overnight stays, which is 23 percent more than in the same period in 2017. The number of arrivals increased by 34 percent (48.007 arrivals).Foreign guests realized 57.304 overnight stays (35.016 arrivals), while domestic guests realized 22.173 overnight stays (12.991 arrivals). Traditionally, most guests are from Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the number of arrivals and overnight stays of guests from China has increased significantly. The most visited cities are Velika Gorica, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja.The growth of tourist traffic in the county is a reflection of many years of efforts of tourism workers invested in raising the activities of the destination, numerous events, developed excursion value chain, diverse and interesting rural area and what we are widely known for, and a rich eno-gastronomic offer. The increase in arrivals and overnight stays was certainly influenced by the proximity of the city of Zagreb, which is one of the largest tourist centers.Related news:MILADA MESARIĆ, TZ VELIKA GORICA: WE WANT TO POSITION AS A GREEN RING AROUND THE CITY OF ZAGREBGET OUT OF THE HIGHWAY AND MEET OUR BEAUTIFUL – I “DISCOVERED” THE RIVER KORANA AND AQUATIKA
London: The UK government has stepped in to back India in an ongoing row over Shooting being dropped from the Commonwealth Games to be held in the British city of Birmingham in 2022.Britain’s Sports Minister Nigel Adams said that India was an important Commonwealth country and he has written to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to try and find a solution to the impasse.“We want India to be here, no question,” the Minister of State for Sport, Media and Creative Industries said in a statement on Tuesday.“I totally understand how passionate people are about shooting across the Commonwealth. I’ve already written to the Commonwealth Games Federation to see if we can accommodate shooting in some form, maybe a Commonwealth Shooting Championship,” he said.The Indian Olympic Association (IOC) is set to decide next month whether to boycott the Games after it was confirmed that shooting would not be included for the first time since 1970.India won a record 16 shooting medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast last year.David Grevemberg, the chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, has also indicated plans to speak to the IOC to try and find a resolution.“India is a critical member of the Commonwealth, we want Indian athletes to participate, and there is a strong Indian community in Birmingham which wants to celebrate these athletes,” said Grevemberg.A possible compromise where a Commonwealth Shooting competition could be staged at Bisley in Surrey, instead of Birmingham, has been on the cards.However, Ian Reid the CEO for Birmingham 2022, believes holding events outside of the West Midlands region was not ideal.“The panel determined that the proposed location for shooting at Bisley in Surrey offered little or no benefit to the West Midlands, in a Games with a significant proportion of funding coming from the region,” said Reid.“We have spoken with the CGF and understand senior executives hope to meet with the Indian Olympic Association soon to discuss their concerns. It’s our hope that we will be welcoming India to Birmingham in 2022,” he said.Birmingham 2022’s stand is that shooting is not a core Commonwealth Games Federation sport, but an optional one and that in December 2017, it was not included in Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Games.It instead proposed adding three sports ? women’s Cricket, para table tennis and beach volleyball ? all of which can be staged in venues in Birmingham or the West Midlands, “bringing additional benefits to a region that is providing substantial funding for the Games”.Birmingham 2022 is being billed as the first major multi-sport event to feature more women’s medal events than men’s after women’s T20 cricket, beach volleyball and para table tennis were added to the programme.It means there will be 135 medals available for women and 133 for men.It also marks the first time that cricket, a sport associated with many Commonwealth countries, has been included at the Commonwealth Games since South Africa won a men’s 50-over tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.“We want every single nation and territory eligible to compete in the Commonwealth Games, including India, to be in Birmingham in 2022,” Reid added. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.