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  • Ski Vermont: 4.1 million skiers visited state last winter

    first_imgThe Vermont Ski Areas Association announced at its annual meeting that Vermont s ski resorts recorded 4,125,082 skier visits for the 2009-10 season.  This marked a 1.4 percent increase over the prior season s tally and tracked with the 5-year average. With below-average snowfall, below-average days of operation and an economy still struggling to pull out of a major recession, the season s numbers are a true testament to the ski industry s resiliency and its importance to Vermont s economy, remarked Parker Riehle, President of the Vermont Ski Areas Association.The 2009-10 season was most notably marked by a late start and an early finish, with few major snowstorms in between. Still, Vermont ski areas saw strong weekend business and solid holiday bookings that brought skier visits ahead of last year, while other Northeastern states saw an overall 2.8% decline as reported by the National Ski Areas Association.While many of the season s snowstorms missed the Green Mountains and instead fell in down-state backyards, that proved to be a boon for Vermont as skiers and riders were continually reminded that winter was in full stride.  With a core market of 45 million people within a few hours drive who are increasingly vacationing closer to home, Vermont ski areas met expectations with steady mountain snowfall and ideal weather conditions for snowmaking and grooming.  Skiers and riders responded with a rebound in spending at resorts which brought substantial increases to the state s rooms & meals and sales tax collections over last year.  This improved winter business was welcome news to Vermonters amid an economy still recovering from the recent recession.The annual gathering of over 200 industry professionals was presented with VSAA s efforts over the past year in governmental affairs, marketing and public affairs, and NSAA President Michael Berry gave an overview of the season from the national perspective.  In addition, the initial results of a year-long Vermont Branding Study were unveiled via a panel presentation with JDK Design s Michael Jager, Resource Systems Group s Dan Weinstein and Vermont s Chief Marketing Officer Christine Werneke.  Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde was presented with the Friend of the Industry Award, and the Career Employee Awards went to industry veterans Barbara Thomke of Smugglers Notch and Peter Burton and John Rubright with the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.Source: Vermont Ski Areas Association STRATTON, Vt. (June 9, 2010) –last_img read more

  • In the first six months, passenger traffic in seaports and airports increased

    first_imgOf the total number of passengers in seaports, more than 5% or 500 thousand were disembarked from cruise ships and, among others, visited the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Korcula, Hvar, Rijeka and Sibenik. Compared to the same period in 2018, these passengers increased by 13,7%. More than 9 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the second quarter of 2019, which is the highest in the last five years. Compared to the same period in 2018, this is an increase of 4,4%, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In the first half of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, the total number of ships arriving in seaports increased by 2,0%, the total passenger traffic by 4,6%, and the total traffic of goods decreased by 0,7%. The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport with 510 thousand passengers (increase of 8,2% compared to June 2018), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 414 thousand passengers (increase of 14,1% compared to June 2018) and Zagreb Airport with 333 thousand passengers (an increase of 0,7% compared to June 2018). Increase in passenger traffic in the first half of 2019 Growth of passenger traffic at airports Source: CBS The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 312 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 18,1% compared to the same period last year.center_img The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in June 2019 was 16, which is an increase of 880% compared to June 2018. In June 2019, Croatian airports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 556% more than in the same month last year. In the first half of 2019. compared to 2018, the total number of landings and take-offs of aircraft at airports increased by 7,8%, total passenger traffic by 10,6%, while total cargo traffic decreased by 3,4%. The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the second quarter of 2019 amounted to 8,8 million passengers, which is 3,9% more than in the same period in 2018. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Dubrovnik , Zadar and Korcula. 8,4% fewer cars and 6,2% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2018. Source: CBS Source: CBSlast_img read more

  • Sales appears in Syracuse City Court on drug charges

    first_img Comments UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2011, 6:15 p.m. Syracuse senior wide receiver Marcus Sales and his brother, Michael Sales Jr., appeared in Syracuse City Court on Thursday on drug charges, defense lawyer Michael Vavonese said. The brothers were arrested Friday when they were pulled over for running a red light near Midland Avenue and Ballantyne Road in Syracuse. They were arraigned Saturday morning and then released from custody. Police found 180 Lortab (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tablets, three knotted pieces of plastic containing a green plant-like substance that tested positive for marijuana, a plastic cup containing gin, three digital scales and other plastic bags with devil, superman and pit bull insignias on them. The brothers are both facing charges of fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Sales faces additional charges of driving through a red light, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and violating the city’s open container law. Sales appeared before City Judge Stephen Dougherty with Vavonese, who said Sales pleaded not guilty to all charges. Dougherty allowed Sales to remain free under the Pre-Trial Release Program while his criminal charges are pending, Vavonese said. The case has been adjourned to Feb. 9 by the judge, Vavonese said. Vavonese said the defense lawyers can negotiate a resolution of the charges with prosecutors from now until Feb. 9. Vavonese said he hopes to have the case resolved ‘long before’ Feb. 9. Syracuse plays its regular-season finale on Dec. 3 at Pittsburgh. SU Athletics declined to make further comment on the subject. Sales’ brother, Michael, also appeared before Dougherty with defense lawyer Ralph Habib. Dougherty allowed Michael to remain free under the Pre-Trial Release Program and adjourned his case to Feb. 9, according to the article. Calls to Habib were not returned immediately. The Orange begins its preseason Friday with the annual media day, followed by the first practice of the year. The team’s first game is Sept. 1 against Wake Forest in the Carrier Dome. [email protected] Published on August 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more