first_imgDisputes between Slovenia and Croatia over the sea border do not seem to affect the mood of Slovenian tourists, who still, according to a recent survey, prefer to spend their summers on the Croatian sea and, along with Germans and Italians, are the most numerous foreign tourists.The Ljubljana daily Delo conducted a survey that showed that 49 respondents prefer to go on holiday to Croatia, 45 percent spend their summers in Slovenian resorts, 7 percent in Italy, 4 in Spain and 3 percent in Greece. It is interesting that more than 75 respondents say that they will spend the summer in Croatia or spend at least one day on a trip there. According to the Croatian Tourist Board, in recent years the number of arrivals of guests from Slovenia has grown by two to three percent.Most of them cite the geographical proximity of Croatian destinations, natural beauty, family and friendly ties, similarity of language as the reason for coming to Croatia, and we should not ignore the fact that many Slovenes in Croatia have their own holiday properties. Slovenian President Borut Pahor also decided to spend his summer holidays on the Croatian sea, so he announced that he would spend a week with his family in Umag. However, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar is bypassing Croatia in a big way. He will spend his vacation in August on the Slovenian sea, mountains and lakes, and will also enjoy the beauties of the Montenegrin coast and the Austrian Alps.Slovenian tourism is also recording better results in terms of the number of guests, which prompted the tourist staff of Bled and Bohinj to tell domestic tourists not to come in the height of the main season but in the fall when there are fewer guests.Slovenians mostly visit destinations in Istria and Kvarner, followed by destinations in the Zadar region. Tourist traffic from Slovenia is dominant in the camping segment. In the segment of commercial capacities, family accommodation is in second place, followed by hotels. A relatively high share of Slovenians’ traffic is made up of arrivals and overnight stays in non-commercial accommodation facilities.Take a look at the key features of tourist traffic from Slovenia herelast_img read more

first_imgLeicester manager Nigel Pearson believes his side’s early Capital One Cup exit exposed the deficiencies of a squad he knows is in dire need of strengthening. Less than two weeks into their return to the Barclays Premier League, City are already out of one cup competition following a shock 1-0 defeat to SkyBet League Two Shrewsbury at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. Pearson made eight changes to the side beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at the weekend, which included blooding four debutants – three of whom were rookies – but he still feels the game was there for the taking. Instead, the Foxes lacked quality and conviction to see off manager Micky Mellon’s side, underlining Pearson’s concerns about his squad. Pearson has so far brought in six new faces, including a club record signing in £8million Leonardo Ulloa, but knows he needs more. Asked whether he would be making any further new signings before the closure of the transfer window at 11pm on Monday, Pearson said: “Possibly. I don’t know. “One of the things that is apparent from last night’s game, when you look at other players having opportunities, is that we do need to strengthen. We need more depth, and we’ll try and do that. “Whether that is doable or not is dependant on a number of things, but we continue to work to get players to strengthen the squad. “People seem to think it’s only recently we’ve been trying to do things, but that’s not the case. “It’s been a very frustrating summer for us. The targets we’ve been trying to bring in have not happened. “So you could look at this final week and say ‘if we’ve not done it since May, it’s very unlikely we’ll do it now’. Press Association “I’ve a very balanced view on whether we’ll get any deals done. If we do, good, and if we don’t we’ll have to deal with it I’m afraid.” Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has been heavily linked, as has James McArthur at Wigan, with reports claiming talks remain open between both clubs in the latter case after an initial £5million bid was rejected. Pearson, however, is refusing to go into detail about his targets as he added: “I’ve not mentioned players by name apart from Cambiasso, and only because he was put into the public domain by somebody else. “So I don’t intend now to talk about players at no point I have mentioned. “If other people decide to bring potential deals into the public domain, that’s entirely up to them. “But I certainly won’t be discussing those sorts of details because it is totally inappropriate and totally unprofessional.” last_img read more