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Croatia is again among the 10 countries with the most Booking.com awards

first_imgBooking.com today announced the winners of the Traveler Review Awards 2020.  The places where the warmest welcome is provided on the market in Croatia are: Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Opatija, Baška, Cavtat, Osijek, Cres, Korenica, Slunj, Rakovica. For the third year in a row, four of the five most awarded types of accommodation: apartments (380.936), hotels (179.869), private accommodation (94.162), cottages (82.241) and bed and breakfasts (75.875). In Croatia, the most awarded types of accommodation are: apartments (33827), private accommodation (3989), cottages (1555), villas (933) and hotels (729). The apartments continue to meet and exceed guest expectations Nearly one million awards (986.449) were given across 220 countries and territories. Among the 10 countries with the most award winners was Croatia with 42.763 winners.  The spectacular increase in the number of award winners continues this year among the apartments. This type of accommodation is again at the top of the list again this year and makes up almost 40% of the winners among accommodation facilities globally in 2020.  The awards recognize these partners for their superior hospitality and for providing travelers with incredible experiences when booking accommodation. Although hotels are still second in the number of awards globally, three quarters of all awarded accommodation facilities (75%) are apartments and holiday homes and other unique accommodation facilities, including options from boats and igloos to accommodation with hosts and country houses. A recent survey conducted by Booking.com on more than 22.000 travelers found that nearly two-fifths (39%) of global travelers prefer to stay in a cottage or apartment over a hotel. Numerous countries and destinations continue to provide excellent service from year to year, and in 2020 the countries with the most winners include Italy (130.253), Spain (66.755), France (61.492), Germany (49.777), Croatia (42.763), the United States United States (42.112), United Kingdom (41.848), Poland (36.793), Russia (36.296) and Greece (33.259).last_img read more

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It’s been 15 years since the Death of Basketball Giant Mirza Delibasic

first_imgToday is marked the fifteenth anniversary since the death of BH basketball giant Mirza Delibasic Kindje.Family members and friends will lay flowers on his grave in the Alley of the Greats at the Sarajevo cemetery Bare and commemorate the legendary basketball player of Bosna and Real Madrid, the last basketball romantic who was admired by basketball Europe and the whole world.Mirza Delibasic was born on the 9th of January 1954 in Tuzla. He started his brilliant athletic career back in 1968, when he became a pioneering champion of BiH in tennis. He replaced tennis by basketball in Sloboda from Tuzla and moved to “Bosna” in 1972. He played almost 700 matches and scored 14,000 points for “Students”.He was a Champion of Yugoslavia (1978 and 1980), the Club Champion of Europe in 1979, and won all possible trophies with the national team of the former state. He was twice Champion of the Old Continent (1977 and 1979), the World Champion in 1978 and Olympic Champion in 1980. He was proclaimed for the best basketball player of Yugoslavia in 1980. He wore the jersey of “Yugoslavia” 176 times and scored 1759 points. He was elected for the best athlete of BiH four times, and was declared for the athlete of all times in our country in 2000.In just two years at Real Madrid, Mirza Delibasic won so many friends with his gaming and human qualities that he will never be forgotten, and his former teammate Juan Antonio Korbalan wrote the book “Conversations with Mirza”.He remained loyal to Sarajevo during the siege as well, when he thanked on the invitation of the leadership of “Real” to replace besieged BH capital with Madrid “paradise”. He was a basketball team coach of BiH that won the eighth place on the European Championship in 1993. This is still the best performance of our national team at the European championships.Mirza Delibasic Kindje died on the 8th of December 2001 in Sarajevo.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

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