first_imgNova Scotia is showing an overall gain in its tourism numbers to the end of November, welcoming 2,013,800 visitors, an increase of one per cent compared with 2009. In the month of November, the number of visitors increased by four per cent, compared with 2009. “Tourism operators in Nova Scotia are working hard to deliver top-notch experiences in every region to make the province a premier travel destination,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “This is reflected in an increase in the overall number of visitors to the province, helping to build the industry and create good jobs that grow the economy.” Room nights sold in the province rose five per cent in November, compared with last year. From January to November, they are up one per cent. Road travel to the province increased by three per cent in the first 11 months of the year, and two per cent in November. Air travel is up nine per cent for the month, decreasing three per cent so far this year. Between January and November, overall domestic travel to the province showed two per cent growth. Visits from Atlantic Canada grew by three per cent, Quebec visits are up four per cent, while Ontario visits increased one per cent compared with last year. Western Canadian visitors are down seven per cent for the first eleven months. Visits from Germany increased by 11 per cent, while United Kingdom visits fell seven per cent and total overseas visitors decreased seven per cent year to date. Visits from the United States are down two per cent in the same time period. Traffic to the novascotia.com website has grown by seven per cent year to date. Tourism statistics vary across the province. Detailed results can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/tch/tourism/facts-figures.aspx . Nova Scotia’s comprehensive system for reporting monthly tourism statistics includes counting non-resident overnight visitors at all entry points to the province and gathers the number of room nights sold from licensed accommodation operators. Tourism is an important contributor to Nova Scotia’s economy. In 2008, the industry employed more than 31,000 people and generated revenues of $1.82 billion.last_img read more


BIARRITZ, France — G-7 leaders are wrapping up a summit dominated by tensions over U.S. trade policies and a surprise visit by Iran’s top diplomat.U.S. President Donald Trump and summit host French President Emmanuel Macron will finish off the three-day summit with a joint news conference Monday.But first the leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies — the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy — are holding a string of meetings on climate change, how digitalization is transforming the world and other issues.The troubled world economy is overshadowing the meetings in the French Atlantic resort of Biarritz.Macron also took a big gamble by inviting the Iranian foreign minister to Biarritz, hoping to secure a breakthrough in global tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.The Associated Press read more


handball person 2014 ← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL F4: Veszprem too strong for PSG Hansen – Kiel won the last ticket! Next Story → NOMINATIONS – HANDBALL PERSON 2014 Handball-Planet.com with the support of our friends, legendary stars, famous players and coaches, wants to put lights, once again, on the year behind us – 2014. A few months after the end of spectacular year 2014 with a lot of great events, amazing matches and unforgettable individual achievements, our Contest for the HANDBALL PERSON 2014 is on the way.Handball-Planet.com together with our Jury consisted of the respectable names in different roles in the handball world, would like to praise the best of the best, individuals, among them not only players and coaches, but also events and projects who have the biggest positive impact on our sport.HANDBALL PERSON has to be an example which will be followed and recognized by the global handball community. Values of achievement could be measured in number of goals and trophies, but on the same level with positive examples to the future generations, charity, commitment, battle with injuries and illnesses or great handball visions which provide “revolution” in some handball countries, teams or organizations.Handball-Planet.com Jury made the nominations for the HANDBALL PERSON 2014. Exactly 15, like in the year before, are ahead of handball fans, who can support them by voting in the next eight days – until April 29.JURYNOMINATIONSPrevious winners:DRAGAN ADZIC (HANDBALL PERSON 2012)DOMAGOJ DUVNJAK (HANDBALL PERSON 2013) read more