first_imgIn 2018, guests from Germany realized 6,6 million overnight stays, or 35% of the total number of overnight stays in Croatian camps, and given the special importance of Germany for our camping tourism, as every year Croatian camps eagerly awaited the presentation of ADAC camp guides for 2019 year. Šibenik camps are the camps that, compared to the previous year, have the highest increase in quality, + 14,3%. At the same time, at the level of the Republic of Croatia, we are looking forward to a significant increase in the quality of the bathing offer, + 59%, but the decline in the quality of leisure and animation content, by as much as -9%, is worrying. Quality of campsites by ADAC (by regions): Šibenik increased by 14,3%, Dubrovnik and Kvarner by 3,6%, Istria 2,4%, Split increased by 2,3%. The quality of the camps in Zadar remained stable at last year’s level. Growth was registered in all elements of evaluation except one (leisure and animation facilities) where a quality decline of -9% was registered). THE FIRST LIFELONG EDUCATION PROGRAM IN CAMPING MANAGEMENT IN CROATIA LAUNCHED There are 717 active camps in Croatia Average grades – upward or downward trend compared to the previous year (%) 10 ADAC Superplatz campsites in 2019 ADAC 2019 / Best camps in Croatia The ADAC guide for 2019 lists a total of 129 Croatian camps, 3 more than the previous year, and for the first time as many as 10 Croatian camps that won the prestigious ADAC Superplatz a label for the extremely high quality of the campsites. The best Croatian camps according to ADAC 2019. According to the ADAC, the average quality of Croatian camps in 2019 increased by 3%.  Aminess Maravea Camping Resort The selection of the best leading European camps by ADAC consists of: Aminess Maravea (Novigrad), Lanterna (Tar-Poreč), Valalta and Val Saline (Rovinj), Omišalj, Baška and Krk (island of Krk), Straško and Šimuni (island of Pag) and Zaton (Zaton-Zadar). Average ADAC scores in 2019 by regions and rating elements The ADAC camp guide, in addition to being of general importance to the German-speaking area, but also as a kind of bible for all European campers, is very important in that it uses a special camp rating system that is generally accepted as the most important European camp quality rating system. GOOD ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE NETHERLANDS MARKET, SPECIALS FOR THE CROATIAN CAMPING OFFER In 2018, the camps realized 19.252.215 overnight stays (+ 1,34%), while the average length of stay was 6,6 days (-2%). The annual full occupancy of camps in 2018 is 21% (unchanged compared to 2017). Of the total number of guests, 22% are agency and 78% individual. This year in the ADAC for 2019 they gave up the somewhat confusing grading system they have practiced in recent years, and went back to the old system where each camp is graded in 6 categories: The following is a list of the highest quality stones in the Republic of Croatia, those that have a grade of 4,5 or higher according to the ADAC. “Growing quality and willingness to invest in the last few years have paved the way for tourism development. A significant number of camps in Istria and on the northern Dalmatian coast have facilities that meet the highest requirements and do not lag behind the offer of their competitors in the western Mediterranean.. ”Is stated in the new ADAC guide for 2019. The campsites in Dubrovnik have the lowest average rating, who also received the lowest grade in the element of leisure content and animation. According to data from eVisitor, Croatia has 717 camps, of which 431 “real” camps (of which, 26 camping resorts and 77 campsites), 13 camps in family farms and 273 campsites in the household. Their total accommodation capacity is 253.091 people, and about 40% of the camp capacity is in the 4 * or 5 * category. RELATED NEWS: The Bible for campers being beaten in the camping sector, the ADAC camp guide has just received its new edition for 2019. The campsites of Istria have the highest quality, with an average grade of 4,1. At the same time, out of 5 elements of evaluation, camps in Istria have the best ratings in as many as 3 elements (trade and catering offer, free time and animation and bathing offer).  Main category: Number of stars Subcategory: SanitarijeSubcategory: Camp (pitches, reception, parking, equipment and arrangement of the camp)Subcategory: Trade and catering offerSubcategory: Leisure facilities and animation in the campSubcategories: Swimming offerlast_img read more

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoThanks to two-goal efforts from junior captain Aaron Hohlbein and sophomore midfielder/forward Sho Fujita, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team notched a pair of one-goal victories to take the Big Toe Invitational title last weekend.Hohlbein tallied both of his goals Friday in a 2-1 comeback to beat UNLV. Fujita notched two goals on Sunday to take down Drake by the same score, with both games coming down to the final minutes.“[Drake is] a very good team, and I would guess they’re going to be right there come tournament time,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “There’s a lot of team spirit, a lot of fight in that group and a lot of talent, and that’s a good combination to have.”It was a story of missed opportunities early on in Friday’s game. The Badgers outshot UNLV 17-7 in the contest and had some great chances in the first half, but could not convert.Instead, UNLV took the lead in the 14th minute and held the lead until the 69th minute. With a handball called on the Runnin’ Rebels, the Badgers had a set-piece opportunity from the left side of the field.Freshman Zack Lambo offered up a great effort to the far post and Hohlbein leapt up through traffic to head the ball home and tie the game 1-1. He avenged an effort just minutes earlier which saw one of his shots get blocked and a rebound effort bank off the right post.“I thought as a group we responded really well to a challenging, yet somewhat frustrating first half,” Rohrman said. “Because we’re down 1-0, and when you look at the stats, it’s one-way traffic and we should have certainly come away with a little different result at half-time than what it was.”The game remained tied late into the second half despite a few more chances for Badger forwards in which they could not capitalize.In the 85th minute, redshirt freshman Victor Diaz, who had been corralled all game in a physical effort, drew a foul in the box, setting up a Badger penalty kick. Hohlbein took advantage of the opportunity, netting his second goal of the game.“I give our guys credit,” Rohrman said. “They battled, they showed great character and they found a way to get it done and in the past, we haven’t always done that.”Junior goalie Jake Settle made three saves in the UW season opener, including an excellent effort late in the game to preserve the lead.Sunday’s game against Drake provided a different style of game, but produced the same score.The contest saw fewer scoring chances for the Badgers and the teams remained scoreless until late in the first half. In the 41st minute, Fujita got his first goal as a Badger. Hohlbein took a free kick and Christopher Ede headed it on to Fujita, who gave the Badgers their first lead of the game.Drake had many early chances in the second half, but could not tie the game until the 67th minute when they tied the game 1-1 on a goal by Luke Frieberg. The two teams battled back and forth through the end of regulation, with the Badger defense and Settle coming through to preserve the tie through 90 minutes, sending the game to sudden-death overtime.However, once into overtime the Badgers took just 46 seconds to take the game. Again, it was Lambo on the service as he sent the ball in to Reid Johnson, whose flick-on went straight to Fujita and the 5-foot-8 sophomore headed home the game-winning goal.“It’s great for Sho,” Rohrman said. “It’s nice. Now he can tell people that he actually got a head goal. The shortest guy on the field headed the ball home for the winner.”The Badgers took the Big Toe title for the first time in three years, and multiple Badgers earned tournament honors. Sho Fujita was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and Hohlbein was named Most Valuable Defensive Player. Both of them, along with Settle and Johnson were named to the all-Tournament team.The Badgers continue play this weekend at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic.last_img read more

first_imgFreshman forward Brendan Woods broke his femur and dislocated his knee in a nasty collision while playing in the USHL in 2009.[/media-credit]If you grow up in a hockey family, especially one where your father is a former professional hockey player and assistant coach for the four-time defending NHL Southeast Division champion team, it’s pretty difficult to breathe and bleed anything other than hockey.It’s probably a big reason why Wisconsin freshman forward Brendan Woods’ father, Washington Capitals assistant coach Bob Woods, gave his son a funny look when he said he wanted to be a baseball player during a dual interview when Brendan was younger.Brendan has certainly found his way though, despite his momentary dream of being a baseball player, realizing the potential he possessed in hockey and taking advantage of the benefits of having such strong hockey roots.“It comes natural,” Woods said. “You are around it all the time, and it kind of sets you one step ahead of everyone else. You know what to expect.”Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves added that while final determinations during the recruitment of a player come down to individual traits on and off the ice, coming from a solid hockey environment certainly doesn’t hurt a player’s chances.Woods chose to come to Wisconsin and play for Eaves after being courted by other national hockey powers such as Minnesota, North Dakota and Colorado College, with hopes of winning an NCAA Championship and receiving the necessary preparation to continue to the NHL.“What Coach Eaves has done with guys in the past, he’s been there, he knows what it takes [to play in the NHL], so it’s just putting myself in his hands, knowing that I am in the right place, and I know if I give him all I got, he’s going to get me somewhere, and that’s what I am looking forward to,” Woods said.But for a brief moment, it looked like which college Woods decided to play for had little relevance. In his 2009-10 USHL rookie season playing for the Chicago Steel, Woods suffered a terrible injury. He broke his femur and dislocated his knee on a leg-on-leg collision while in possession of the puck.“It’s always in the back of my mind,” Woods said. “I wish it didn’t happen; I wonder where I would be strength-wise and even hockey-wise. [At the time] I was uncommitted, but I was having colleges call me, which was a great thing for me to have, because me sitting on the couch wasn’t the greatest thing for me to be doing. Having them call me and letting me know they cared and still had faith and potential and all, that was a good thing.”While many people played critical roles in his recovery and maintenance of a positive attitude, it was Brendan’s father who really helped push him through.“He has always been there for me,” Woods said. “I had that traumatic injury with my knee, and we kind of put hockey aside there. I was wondering what I’m going to do, but he was a dad. He was there for me, he was there to encourage me and give me the positives out of it.”The injury still had an impact, keeping Woods from being drafted in 2010 despite being ranked as the No. 83 skater in North America by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He then dropped to No. 147 in 2011 and was bypassed once more.“The year of my draft year it hurt, but if you look at the positives of not being drafted I could have all teams wanting me,” Woods said. “The hockey world is crazy sometimes. You are going to run into things that are going to tear you to pieces inside, but you have to dig deep and find out what it’s going to take.”Now that he is back on the ice and contributing nicely for the Badgers, Woods has four points on the season and Eaves sees encouraging signs of the type of player he can envision Woods becoming.Matching his skills with his physical stature increases the value of Woods to the Badgers even more. Eaves cites Woods’ 6-foot-3 frame and ability to move up and down the ice with good speed as key reasons why he still has what it takes to be an NHL player.“He is just hard to play against. In the corner he can protect pucks,” Eaves said. “The power play goal that we scored up in St. Cloud, he was a direct result of being in front, being a big body that was hacking and whacking at it, so his presence on the ice can be felt in many ways.”If Woods is fortunate enough to be drafted into the NHL and play at the next level, would Brendan want to grow his family hockey roots even deeper by playing for his dad and the Capitals?“Of course not,” Woods says. “I just want to play against him. I don’t think I could handle him screaming at me. He would probably be the hardest. If you ask any kid that plays for their parent, mom or dad, they are always going to be hardest on you, so you would rather play against them and beat them and be able to smile at them across the ice, just letting him know you got the better side of him.”last_img read more