RTT: The number of bookings has been growing for the last 12 days in a row

first_imgImagine that eVisitor is open to companies like Rentlio and other IT companies, which could, thanks to open data, give much better and broader projections of the real situation on the market and much more. This is certainly a concrete example of the digitalization of our tourism, ie the direction in which we must develop. At the beginning of the crisis or when the whole coronavirus situation escalated sometime in mid-March, the index was 0,10 or 0,15, while on 23.05. The RTT index was 0.94. In the last 12 days, the RTT index has been constantly above 1.0, which is clearly seen in the chart. However, RTT data tell us that the market has woken up and that bookings are constantly in the red, although of course much less than last year, which is a positive signal from the market. As borders within the EU have opened up relatively, RTT is only expected to grow from week to week. Rentlio Trend Tracker (RTT) shows the ratio between new and canceled bookings at the day level. A Rentlio Trend Tracker value greater than 1 is a positive signal, which specifically means that guests book more new appointments than cancel existing bookings. For the last 12 days in a row, RTT has been telling us that guests are booking more new appointments than canceling existing bookings, and we are no longer talking about a recovery trend but about the fact that we have entered a phase of increasing demand.center_img Of course, one should still be aware that 30% of traffic is expected at the level of last year this year, although some destinations could be slightly above that average, such as Istria and Kvarner. Official data for last weekend show that 115 thousand tourists stayed in Croatia, or about 20 percent of tourists compared to the same time last year. As we wrote, the Zadar IT company Rentlio, which has developed an application for the automation of the entire business of smaller tourist facilities – apartments, small hotels, hostels, has published an extremely useful tool – Rentlio Trend Tracker which gives us an insight into the recovery trend of the tourism market, and which is based on live data of more than 7 thousand accommodation units managed through Rentlio. You can follow the status of reservations through Rentlio Trend Tracker from minute to minute HERElast_img read more

Badgers shoot for repeat

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin women’s hockey team won the national championship last season, it marked one of the finest seasons that the program had ever seen. It was the first time a team outside of Minnesota’s borders had won the national championship, in addition to head coach Mark Johnson receiving Coach of the Year honors and Sara Bauer being named Player of the Year. All of that happened in just one season. And now the Badgers have the opportunity to do it all again.The Badgers are just two victories away from another national title this weekend, as Wisconsin will take on St. Lawrence Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y. The winner will then take on either Minnesota-Duluth or Boston College in the national championship game Sunday.Sandwiched in the middle of the two games is the Patty Kazmaier Award presentation, which recognizes the best player in the country. UW senior forward Bauer, the reigning Kazmaier winner, is one of three finalists. Bauer, who has 66 points on the season, would become the first player to win the award in back-to-back seasons.While Wisconsin (34-1-4) has plenty going in its favor this weekend, the Badgers come off a tiring quadruple-overtime 1-0 victory over Harvard in the quarterfinals.”It was very difficult to stay in the game,” sophomore goalie Jessie Vetter said after last weekend’s game, which lasted 120 minutes. “It was hard for both teams to stay in it, but it was a really fun game, and we’re just glad that we came out with the win.”Whether Vetter or senior Christine Dufour starts, Wisconsin will have to look out for St. Lawrence’s leading scorer, junior forward Sabrina Harbec. She has racked up 70 points so far this season, good for second most in the nation. On top of that, the Saints are coming off a big upset from last weekend when they topped New Hampshire 6-2, and the team will certainly be playing with some confidence. “Right now, I don’t think there are really any concerns about St. Lawrence,” team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar said. “Playing our game and recognizing situations on the ice and doing things [are what] we need to do.”However, history hasn’t exactly been on the SLU’s side. This will be the fourth consecutive year St. Lawrence has made it to the Frozen Four, but the Saints haven’t been able to make it past the semifinal game.”Their defense is very strong, and their forwards on the powerplay can do a lot of good things,” Slusar said. “But five-on-five is going to be important for us.”While many are looking for the UW women’s hockey team to defend its national title this weekend, the Badgers aren’t looking past the first game one bit.”I don’t think [we’ve thought about the second game],” Slusar said. “Right now, we’re concentrating on the first game against St. Lawrence.”It’s going to be a tough battle.”last_img read more

SALE OF DONEGAL CREAMERIES’ DAIRY DIVISION TURNS SOUR

first_imgPlans to sell a major part of Donegal Creameries have hit the rocks.Talks with Connacht Gold over the sale of Donegal Creameries’ dairy division to the large Sligo-based co-op ended without agreement last night.The discussions about a possible deal have been taking place behind closed doors for a number of weeks. News of a possible sale between the two companies was broken by Donegaldaily.com a number of weeks ago.Donegal Creameries’ dairy division, which accounted for 46 per cent of the company’s turnover last year, has been struggling in recent times.Results for the company for the first six months of this year have show that Donegal Creameries made a loss of €970,000 compared to a profit of €350,000 for the same period last year.Donegal Creameries’ agri-inputs and seed potato business saw a strong improvement in profits during the same period. The company owns a number of agri-stores around Donegal including Letterkenny, Kerrykeel, Killygordan, Lifford and Creeslough.While a number are trading well, it is believed a number of the stores are struggling.The company, which has been listed on the Iseq’s junior exchange since 1997, already supplies milk to Connacht Gold and other co-ops, as well as manufacturing its own liquid milk and yoghurt products.It has previously indicated its support for greater consolidation in the dairy industry, a policy endorsed by the Icos (Irish Co-operative Organisation Society).Sligo-headquartered Connacht Gold is one of the largest co-operatives in the State. Formed in 2000 following the merger of two Connaught-based co-ops, it had turnover of €300 million in 2010, up from €264 million the previous year.Pretax profits rose to €5 million in 2010 from €1.8 million in 2009, due in part to the disposal of property.Connacht Gold has previously indicated its interest in pursuing acquisition opportunities in 2011.Donegal Creameries closed unchanged at €3.20 yesterday evening in Dublin. SALE OF DONEGAL CREAMERIES’ DAIRY DIVISION TURNS SOUR was last modified: October 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:connacht goldDonegal Creamerieslast_img read more