Experts from Booking.com, a global leader in connecting travelers to the world’s largest selection of amazing accommodations with more than 1.500.000 overnight stays each day, combined highly important data from more than 128 million actual guest reviews with a survey that involved 19.000 passengers from 26 different countries and discover the most significant travel trends in 2018.”As technology advances, so do our travels. Technology allows us to plan the perfect vacation and helps us explore in more detail and safely, bringing us more flexibility and options than ever before. At Booking.com, we build and design everything according to our users and fulfill their wishes and needs when it comes to researching, booking and enjoying the trip. As their expectations evolve and new trends emerge, we are excited to see how advanced technology can continue to help people have the best experience of 2018.Said Pepijn Rijvers, Marketing Director at Booking.com.Interestingly, according to research, global travelers consider Croatia the most popular location from television series they want to visit in 2018. We are transmitting the collected data from Boking.com for travelers from Croatia and eight trends related to their travels in 2018.1. New technological solutionsDuring 2018, innovative technological solutions will be even more useful for travelers when getting to know a destination or accommodation before booking. Artificial intelligence and digital technology help users when it comes to smartly collecting destination information, changing the way we explore, book and experience travel. Almost a fifth (18%) of passengers from Croatia claim that they do not mind that the computer plans an upcoming trip based on data from previous trips, and half (50%) do not care whether they communicate with a real person or a computer provided they receive answers to questions that interest them. More than half (52%) of travelers from Croatia would like to try everything first with the help of virtual reality, while 58% believe that personalized recommendations for destinations and activities encourage them to book. Technology allows us to make decisions easier, and in 2018 it will certainly continue to help us on the way to unforgettable stays and experiences.2 ..From dream to reality2018 is the year of dreams come true since 61% of travelers from Croatia have a list of destinations they want to visit during their lifetime, and the majority (86%) will try to visit one or more destinations from their list as early as next year. The desire for new experiences is more important than material goods and continues to be the main driver of unforgettable travels. Passengers in 2018 will have less patience and higher expectations, and will use technology to ensure the desired enjoyment of the moment.The list of plans and wishes of travelers from Croatia will most often include some of the tropical islands, since almost half of the passengers (40%) plan to visit some of the paradise islands in 2018. More than a third (36%) want to see some of the wonders of the world, 34% want to treat their palates to some local delicacy, and 29% want to learn some new skill on the trip. Other most popular activities you must try in 2018, according to travelers from Croatia, include a visit to one of the famous theme and amusement parks (27%), a visit to health-oriented destinations (27%) and a unique cultural event (25%).3. Back to childhoodJust like new experiences, travelers will return to their favorite childhood memories in 2018. By merging the future with the past, travelers will be inspired next year to return to once-favorite destinations to explore in a whole new way. In 16, 2018% of travelers from Croatia will consider visiting the location where they spent their vacation in childhood.The popularity of travel involving a return to the past stems from the sense of nostalgia and happiness that these destinations evoke. Travelers say that the destinations of former family vacations are the most beautiful memories, even more than childhood love or a family pet. Millennials seem to be even more sentimental with 28% of young travelers from Croatia between the ages of 18 and 34 planning to return to their favorite destinations for former family vacations. 59% of passengers from Croatia in 2018 intend to post on social networks every day, so we can expect that all these nostalgic places will return to the future and be immortalized on social networks for future generations.4. Icons of pop cultureWith the whole world at our fingertips, we are increasingly relying on a variety of sources as inspiration for new destinations. In 2018, television series, movies, sports and social media are increasingly influencing the booking decision as travelers seek more and more pop culture in search of inspiration. Reading blogs or watching Youtube recommendations will encourage ideas for 29% of travelers from Croatia, and locations from television, movies or music videos will be crucial for 20% of travelers from Croatia in the coming year. Almost a quarter (24%) of passengers will be inspired by a trip to a major sporting event, of which 43% of the world’s passengers will be thinking about a football summer in Russia.The most popular locations from TV series that global travelers want to visit in 2018 include Croatia, Spain and Iceland inspired by Game of Thrones (29%), London as we watch in the series Sherlock and The Crown, (21% and 13%), New York and Manhattan from the Billions series (13%) and Los Angeles as we can see in the Entourage series (10%).5. Find your way to prosperity The trend of wellness travel does not abate in 2018, with almost twice as many passengers from Croatia planning to travel with an emphasis on health and well-being in 2018 compared to 2017 (from 12% of respondents in 2017 to 21% in 2018) . Travel that includes walking will be especially emphasized. Hiking – the perfect way to enjoy the local landscape – will be the perfect way to explore next year. That is why 64% of passengers from Croatia stated that in 2018 they want to go on hiking or mountaineering trips. A new generation of walkers put on their walking shoes.Other activities inspired by health and wellness that are among the first on the schedule of travelers from Croatia in 2018 include going to a spa or enjoying beauty treatments (40%), cycling (36%), water sports (27%), rest with full body detoxification (33%), going to yoga (16%), going to the gym (23%). Enjoying such activities is popular with travelers from Croatia – 61% say that their vacation is more important than material things, and almost half of travelers (48%) say that for them going on vacation is a moment when they can look back on the past. period and make better lifestyle decisions – decisions that are easier to make by going on a trip with an emphasis on health and wellness.6. Economic awarenessTravelers are becoming more experienced every year, especially when it comes to finding ways to make the best use of their money. Many of them base their travel decisions on finances. And in 2018, passengers will become even more financially aware, with 45% of passengers from Croatia considering the economic climate in the destination before making a travel decision, and 37% when considering travel during the year will take into account exchange rates. 22% of passengers from Croatia will go on vacation with the goal of buying products that are cheaper at the destination they are going to than in Croatia, and 22% plan to make more purchases in duty free shops at the airport in 2018.As they gain more and more confidence to follow their own intuition, travelers from Croatia feel less and less pressured to follow others. More than half of them (59%) want to travel more independently in 2018, so increasing value is placed on personal endeavors, seeking the best deals and composing their own arrangements – all with the help of applications and technology. Almost half of Croatian travelers (44%) will use more travel applications in 2018 – with the continuous development of stress-free travel technology in 2018. This includes technology for determining geographical locations, which gives the traveler directions to accommodation in the app), or planning activities during the holidays in just a few simple steps on your smartphone – which 33% of Croatian travelers expect to work in 2018.7. A short break with friendsIt seems that 2018 will be the year of group travel. When asked who will keep them company on trips in 2018, the answer that experienced the largest increase compared to 2017 was traveling with a group of friends – an increase from 23% to 30% of passengers from Croatia.Since experience seems to be the most important thing in 2018, people are, along with the destination, equally important for creating memories. Traveling with friends is the best escape from everyday worries, reducing stress and bringing you closer to friends. The world is just a click away and it has never been easier to find the ideal accommodation and look for new adventures with a large group of friends in every corner of the world.Traveling with friends also has a financial advantage, as 4 out of 10 (42%) travelers from Croatia claim that holidays with friends allow them to stay together in accommodation facilities that they could not afford on their own.8. Live like locals, no s to themIn 2018, private accommodation will be especially popular – not only for travelers who want to stay in this type of accommodation, but also for owners who are considering renting their home to others. Almost half of Croatian travelers (49%) claim that they would rather stay in private accommodation (cottage or apartment) than in a hotel, and three out of ten (27%) would consider renting their own home on the accommodation booking page.When it comes to the role of the host, passengers say that it is not necessary for the hosts to always be present. In 2018, it will be important for travelers from Croatia that the host is available to them, but not too aggressive (54%), and 18% want a host with whom they do not have to communicate at all. Only 2% of travelers from Croatia think that it is important that the host has a lot of knowledge and advice about local specialties and sights of the location.
Share Image via:eatfishdaydominica.comOrganizers of the St Peter’s Fisheries Cooperative 4th Annual Eat Fish Day, held in the community of Coulibistrie on Sunday, November 6th, 2011, are describing the event as a major success.The Eat Fish Day which was conceptualized by the St. Peter’s Fisheries Cooperative in 2008 has now become an annual event, gaining much popularity among both locals and visitors.Fisheries Officer, Mr Riviere Sebastian who was involved in coordinating the event told Dominica Vibes News that the aim of the event which is to encourage more persons to eat fish is now being realized.“The idea of the Eat Fish Day basically is to encourage people to eat more fish because we think that people eat a lot more other protein products. And I think fish is a highly nourishable protein product so we are encouraging more people to eat more fish. Secondly, there is a huge economic buzz in various communities because fishermen are able to sell fish, also the vendors who sell fish on that day”. The highlight of Sunday’s event was fish dishes prepared in various styles and forms, patrons therefore had a large variety of dishes to choose from prepared by chefs and experts from Venezuela, Japan, Cuba, Dominica, the French, and the United States of America. Mr Sebastian said that the various embassies who were represented at the event also had the opportunity to showcase a little of their culture on that day.Plans are already being made to host the fifth Eat Fish Day in 2012, although the venue is yet to be determined.“One thing about next year’s event is that it is going to be a much bigger event. We are going to have some special groups from Belgium and France. We’ve already started plans for next year’s event. We haven’t decided the location yet but we normally rotate the communities, but it will be in one of the larger communities”. Every year the event is being held in a different community. The first Eat Fish Day was held in the community of Bioche, the second in Dublanc, the third; Colihaut and this year; Coulibistrie.The planning committee of the St Peter’s Fisheries Cooperative is expressing their gratitude to the many persons who contributed to the success of the event, especially the sponsors.“I would like to say thanks to everybody, all the patrons who came, and all the embassies especially the l coordinator for the Eat Fish Day event. The embassies in particular did a very good job because every year people look forward to eating fish prepared by various embassies and Mr Paul came in and did a very good job as the President of the St Peter’s Fisheries Cooperative”.The communities making up the St Peter’s Fisheries Cooperative include Bioche, Coulibistrie, Colihaut and Dublanc.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 27 Views no discussions LocalNews 4th Annual Eat Fish Day dubbed a success by: – November 11, 2011
Debutant South Africa scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scores his first try after just 11 minutes against Australia in JohannesburgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Debutant scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scored two tries as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 Saturday in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season in Johannesburg.The Western Stormers half-back claimed the first and fourth Springbok tries before being warmly applauded when substituted 14 minutes from time at Ellis Park.South Africa outscored Australia by five tries to two for a bonus point win despite resting a number of regulars ahead of an away clash with world champions New Zealand next weekend.Jantjies was one of a record eight black players in the starting XV of the Springboks, a team that used only white players during the apartheid era.His performance highlighted an encouraging start by South Africa in the Championship, which this year is a build-up competition ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan from September 20.Apart from the tries, Jantjies gave a superb all-round performance, winning praise from TV analyst and former Springbok fly-half Joel Stransky.“He played like a seasoned campaigner rather than a debutant,” said the man whose drop goal won the 1995 Rugby World Cup final for South Africa against New Zealand.Lock Eben Etzebeth, captaining South Africa in the absence of injured Siya Kolisi, also hailed Herschel Jantjies.“Herschel played unbelievably well and it was a great performance. We stuck to our guns and came through in the end.“I just told the team at half-time to keep to the structures, to keep being physical and the rewards will come.“We want to play attractive rugby, play with ball in hand, and it was nice to just be back on the pitch.”Australia captain and flanker Michael Hooper said “South Africa controlled the second half and we missed a few opportunities that could have created a different picture.– ‘World class’ – “Our attack in the first half was world class, but otherwise there is a lot of improvement needed. We are in the middle of a process.”Herschel Jantjies settled quickly and opened the scoring on 11 minutes with a try after the Springboks won a turnover and moved the ball swiftly down the right wing.Elton Jantjies converted for a seven-point lead trimmed to four when Bernard Foley slotted a penalty with his first shot at goal.Lukhan Salakaia-Loto went over for a try, but it was disallowed with New Zealand referee Paul Williams needing to see only one video replay to confirm a forward pass had set up the score.South Africa were temporarily reduced to 14 men when Andre Esterhuizen was yellow-carded for a high tackle on Tom Banks.While the centre sat in the sin bin, both the Springboks and the Wallabies scored converted tries on a chilly southern hemisphere winter evening.Carries by Pieter-Steph du Toit and Herschel Jantjies took the ball within a centimetre of the tryline and Lood de Jager barged over with Elton Jantjies converting.Australia opted to send a kickable penalty into touch rather than shoot for goal and the gamble paid off with Dane Haylett-Petty diving over in the far corner.Foley converted to close the first-half scoring just before Esterhuizen returned to the fray and restored the Springboks to full strength.Although South Africa trooped off at half-time with a four-point advantage, they had much less of the ball and a worrying number of missed tackles.South Africa took control in the second half and Sibusiso Nkosi, Herschel Jantjies and Cobus Reinach, in additional time, scored tries, all of which Elton Jantjies converted.Australia had substitute prop Taniela Tupou yellow-carded in the second half before a brilliant break by Kurtley Beale allowed Foley to score a try he converted.Share on: WhatsApp