A new ADAC analysis shows where German tourists traveled by car on their summer trip. And just released new ADAC data confirmed that the announcements were correct – Istria has been declared the most popular region for summer travel during the covid crisis. As in previous years, Germany ranks first among the most popular holiday destinations: with 33,3 percent. Italy follows with 14,9 percent – albeit with big losses, while Croatia recorded the highest growth and ranked third with 14,3 percent. Spain no longer enters the top ten countries, up from seventh last year. Camping in Germany and Croatia is booming It was among the most popular holiday regions according to the ADAC this year Research i Dalmacija, which are in the first two places. However, regardless of the fact that a part of the passengers spent their summers in Germany, the data show that Croatia is at the very top, more precisely among the TOP 3 destinations, with the highest growth. ADAC is the largest German and European car club with more than 18 million members whose camping guide is the most important source of information for German guests. Croatian camps recorded the highest quality growth in Europe, Holidays at the camp have also experienced a boom this summer. For campers, Germany is also in first place with 35,1 percent and is also recording significant growth here. Croatia (15,4 percent) was second only to Italy (14,9 percent) compared to the previous year. For the first time, Switzerland also placed in the top ten. In the edition of the popular “camping bible” for 2020, Croatian camps recorded the highest growth in quality in Europe, among which Istrians have the highest average rating of 4,1 (the highest is 5). Otherwise, according to a recently published study TOMAS CROATIA 2019 “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia” as many as 73% of guests come to Adriatic Croatia by car, 19% by air and 6% by bus. Istria is in July according to a study by ADAC, the largest German and European car club, in times of crisis caused by the pandemic, it was declared the most popular holiday region for German motorists, who have been showing their commitment to it for 10 years. As in previous years, the ADAC assessed the route requirements of its members and compared them with previous years. Due to Corona’s limitations, the travel period between May and September was specifically considered this year. Restrictions during that period had a noticeable impact on travel behavior, so many travelers opted for a vacation in their home country, the ADAC points out. The highest category ADAC Superplatz for 2020. Aminess Sirena and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort in Novigrad, Val Saline and FKK-Camping Valalta in Rovinj, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort near Tara and Istra Premium Camping Resort in Funtana, which also won a special award for innovation and development – ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020. Germany and Croatia at the top
UK defined benefit (DB) scheme sponsors could be sitting on a £260bn (€290bn) accounting black hole, a new study from consultants XPS Group has warned. The accounting gap demonstrated what XPS referred to as the growing difference between “accounting balance sheets and future long-term targets”.Wayne Segers, head of transactions at XPS, said: “The Pensions Regulator is already expecting trustees and employers to set long-term funding targets, which will drive a greater difference between accounting and the cost of pensions.“Accounting disclosures will be an ever more important window in helping to explain this gap and good pension disclosures can help allay concerns around pension contributions and set out a clear path for managing pension risk.” In its 2017 Thematic Review, the UK audit watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council, emphasised the usefulness of DB sponsors not only presenting but also explaining alternative valuations to the accounting measure in their accounts.On other key accounting assumptions, the XPS study broadly confirmed the findings of comparable studies this year from advisers KPMG and Lane Clark Peacock LLP.In relation to discounting, XPS said UK sponsors used an average discount rate of 2.8% during 2018, across a range of 2.6% to 3.1%.The consultancy added that schemes with a rate in excess of 2.85% were likely using a non-standard approach to discounting.On life expectancy, XPS discovered that some 82% of DB schemes had updated their assumptions to take account of the recent slowdown in the rate of longevity improvement.Finally, the XPS survey supported the view that the cost of implementing last year’s equality ruling had turned out to be lower than initially feared.In October, the High Court in London ruled that employers must grant equal “guaranteed minimum pension” (GMP) payments accrued between 1990 and 1997 to both male and female workers.XPS’s analysis showed that the cost of implementing the GMP ruling for most of the schemes in its sample was less than 1% of liabilities.The XPS Group survey was based on an analysis of 150 of the firm’s clients preparing accounts under a range of different financial reporting regimes including International Financial Reporting Standards.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team returned from the West Coast with a win and a loss after they beat Colorado College (3-8-0) Friday night before falling to No. 2 Denver University (9-2-3) on Saturday in an 11-goal thriller. UW now improves to 7-5 on the year and is one game away from their season total of eight a year ago.The Badgers opened their weekend off in Colorado Springs, where they hadn’t won since the 2011 season, losing five straight games before ending the drought Friday.Men’s hockey: Badgers dominate offensively on the road, improve to 4-2The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team impressed in upstate New York this weekend, sweeping their two-game weekend against No. Read…Despite dominating the first period and outshooting the Tigers 14-3, the Badgers were down 1-0 after a breakaway goal halfway through first period. The goal was the only blemish for goalkeeper Jack Berry, who stopped all of the other 11 shots he faced.Momentum swung later in the period as Wisconsin drew a penalty with 13 minutes left in the period. The Badgers capitalized on the opportunity as they’ve done so many times already this season, tying the game at one on a shot from sophomore Will Johnson.Just over a minute and a half later, the Badgers took the lead on a redirected puck by Grant Besse. The goal proved to be the game winner as Wisconsin stifled the Tigers offense the rest of the way.The win over Colorado College was their third of the last four games, something they’ve done only three times this season. After the victory Friday, the Badgers headed north to play a dominant Denver squad at their home in the capital of the state.Wisconsin opened the scoring 12 minutes into the game when Seamus Malone’s shot took a fortunate bounce off of a Denver defenseman before going in.Men’s hockey: Badgers split series against Merrimack 1-1, continue impressive startIt was a tale of two nights as the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team returned to action this weekend Read…The lead didn’t last long, however, as the Pioneers scored two straight to give them the lead going into the second period.Wisconsin lashed back just 16 seconds into the second period, with a power-play goal from sophomore Luke Kunin. The Badgers’ captain one-timed a pass from Grant Besse past Tanner Jaillet to tie the game at two.Just as a penalty helped the Badgers tie the game up, a penalty against Wisconsin helped Denver take the lead and never look back. The Pioneers capitalized on a man advantage with 13 minutes left in the second period to take a 3-2 lead, which they only continued to add to. Denver added another goal 30 seconds later and a third with two minutes left in the period to give Denver a 5-2 lead going into the third.The Badgers fought back valiantly in the third, trading goals with Denver to start the period before Wisconsin capitalized twice on a major power-play to bring the score to 6-5 with 7:30 left. Denver changed goalies after UW brought the score within one, a move that payed off as the Badgers were unable to put one past him to equalize.The high scoring thriller with the second ranked team in the nation is a sign of drastic improvement for a Badger squad looking for a marquee win to push them into prominence. Wisconsin received four votes to be ranked in the NCAA top 25 this week, a mark that the program hasn’t reached in well over a year.Wisconsin returns to the Kohl Center next weekend as they face off against Omaha University. The games are set for 7:30 p.m. CT Friday and 8:00 p.m. Saturday.