Sport Croatia: Tourism income higher than before Pandemie
Ryanair scraps flights to popular European airport due to 'high fuel costs'
Ryanair announced it had cancelled its route to Zaventem Airport in Brussels . © Niall Carson/PA Wire A Ryanair plane Flights to Zaventem will not operate until at least March 2023 and instead, Ryanair Brussels flights will be moved to Charleroi Airport or other neighbouring countries, The Express reports. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said the winter would be "extremely challenging". He said: "This winter is going to be extremely challenging, with higher fuel costs, so an increase in airport charges like in Zaventem is not sustainable.
The holiday country Croatia, which is also popular with German citizens, is expecting higher income from tourism this year than in the record year 2019, the last year before the global corona pandemic. According to forecasts by the Croatian National Bank, the tourism revenues will be around 11.3 billion euros in 2022, as Minister of Minister Nikolina Brnjac reported in Zagreb on Tuesday. In 2019, these income was 10.5 billion euros.
Since the beginning of the year, the Adrialand has recorded around 17 million tourist arrivals and 99 million overnight stays, added Brnjac. In Croatia, apart from the pandemic years, tourism revenue accounts for a good 20 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
On January 1, 2023, the euro will replace the Kuna state currency. Although Croatia has long fulfilled the necessary conditions, it is not yet part of the border control-free Schengen area. Especially at the borders to the northern EU neighboring land of Slovenia, there are always long traffic jams during the holiday trip. In Zagreb you hope that accession to the Schengen Agreement can take place before the start of the next tourist season.
Time to give annuities another chance? Rates soar 50% this year .
Annuity rates are at a 13-year high which is 'turbo-boosting' the amount of guaranteed income pensioners can receive in retirement, say financial experts. For £100,000, a healthy 65-year-old can buy a single life annuity with no inflation protection at a rate of around 7 per cent, or an income of just over £7,000 a year, according to industry average data.One provider, Canada Life, says its benchmark annuity rate similar to the one above has jumped 52 per cent to nearly £6,900 a year over the past nine months, while its inflation-linked deal has soared 77 per cent to nearly £3,900.