Josep Maria Bartomeu had to endure before the game against the Real society a new wash by the partner in the Camp Nou. A reaction that began very shy, after stopping to play the hymn through the speakers, but that little by little he gained momentum and force until the scream rumbles throughout the stadium: “Bartomeu resigns!”.The Blaugrana leader stoically endured the reaction of a member who publicly showed his dissatisfaction with the way he managed the club. It is true that it was not a majority reaction, since there were also whistles against the cloth, but the white scarves ended up gaining ground and were visualized by all the stands of the Camp Nou, curiously many near the box. On this occasion, the wash was neither the intensity nor the duration of the day of Eibar. And it must be remembered that in that game it took more than five minutes to start the match due to technical problems, which led to people having more time to expand and show their anger. In any case, Messi’s goals served to partially appease the waters.What seems clear is that the situation remains entrenched and without short-term fix signs, since many partners consider that the only solution is to advance the elections for this summer, while Bartomeu is more in favor of exhausting his mandate until June 30, 2021, despite whoever weighs and falls who falls.There were also songs in favor of Setién’s second, Eder Sarabia, by the Grada de Animación Joven.
According to the latest figures released by the Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Dubai recorded a total of 8.06 million international overnight tourists in the first quarter of 2017, marking a remarkable 10.6% increase as against last year’s figures. H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Tourism, commented, “We are extremely pleased that Dubai has sustained the momentum of growth through H1 2017, setting the stage for continued acceleration in tourism volumes and GDP contribution this year. Our strategic investments, innovative destination promotion programmes, responsive federal policy reforms, and long-term global partnerships are evidently paying dividends as we ramp up efforts to increase Dubai’s accessibility, visibility and overall appeal, minimise barriers to travel, and ultimately drive both first-time and repeat visitation.India continues to dominate Dubai Tourism as over one million Indians visited the city between January and June, up by 21% over the same period last year. Saudi Arabia and the UK continued to be the second and third feeders respectively. Despite the prevailing economic scenarios of Brexit, UK showed progress in terms of tourists flying to the Middle East country.The strategic changes granting citizens from China and Russia free visa-on-arrival access to the UAE was evident in the continued growth peaks being delivered from these markets as they topped the charts with 55% and 97% increases respectively over the first six months of 2016. As a result, China cemented 413,000 visitors to end H1 2017 in fifth place and Russia delivered its return to the top 10 with 233,000 visitors.From a regional perspective, Western Europe contributed 21% of overnight visitors. North and South-East Asia as well as the Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe bloc both saw two percent gains over their 2016 year-end contributions to end H1 2017 with 11% and 7% shares respectively.