This year, 100 million overnight stays were realized a month before 2017

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and in the nautical charter, more than 100 million tourist overnight stays have been realized in Croatia today.Considering that 100 million overnight stays were realized a month later, ie on October 28, this year’s result is a confirmation that Croatia occupies the position of a popular and sought-after tourist destination on the international market, the CNTB points out.”Exactly in the week when we celebrate World Tourism Day, we can be satisfied with the reach of one hundred million overnight stays a month earlier than last year, which is another in a series of indicators of how we develop year-round tourism with increased traffic outside the summer months. We also confirm how important tourism is for our entire economy with a package of reform laws which will further regulate the system to be in line with modern market challenges. They will be discussed during the Croatian Tourism Day at the end of October on Hvar, where a Government session dedicated to the results of tourism will be held, of which those related to economic performance are most happy, ” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.In the current part of the tourist year, there have been about 18 million arrivals and more than 100 million overnight stays in Croatia, which is an increase of 6 percent in arrivals and 4 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. In the same period, the highest number of overnight stays was realized from the markets of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic, and the destinations where the highest number of overnight stays were realized were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Split.   “The current indicators and flows of tourist traffic are extremely pleasing to all of us in the tourism sector because they confirm that we have managed to maintain positive trends in this very challenging tourist year. Some of the key activities that have ensured excellent results include intensified promotional activities, creative marketing campaigns, increasing the number of airlines and destinations connected to Croatian airports and strengthening the overall tourist offer in the pre- and post-season periods “, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that the 100 million overnight stays already in September represent an incentive for further activities and efforts in positioning Croatia as an attractive and meaningful year-round tourist destination.last_img read more


Brisbane has a new record median house price but Queensland’s strongest performer was a surprise

first_imgBrisbane has a new median house price according to the latest REIQ Queensland Market Monitor.The Sunshine Coast (+4.8 per cent to $545,000), Townsville (+4.6 per cent to $345,000), the Gold Coast (+2.6 per cent to $590,000), Logan (+2.4 per cent to $384,500) and Moreton Bay (+1.8 per cent to $422,250) all also saw stronger quarterly rises than the Queensland capital city.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said Bundaberg had “an extraordinary quarter” bringing its market back close to where it was five years ago.“In 2011 the annual median house price in Bundaberg was $278,000, which is just 1.1 per cent higher than the annual median house price today of $275,000.”Brisbane saw its annual median house price grow 4.1 per cent over 2016. “This is the consistent, sustainable growth that the Brisbane house market has become known for and it is great that it’s such a solid performer.”But the capital city’s units took a major hit of -4 per cent in the December quarter as “with supply issues finally gaining traction that many had forecast”.“These supply issues have, as expected, had a small impact on prices, however, we know that the market is an excellent self-regulator and developers are already scaling back projects scheduled for this year and 2018.”Ms Mercorella said over the year, units had dropped 1.1 per cent, and over the past five years growth was 11.3 per cent. Houses have been the mainstay of the Queensland property market, with homes in Brisbane pulling a median price rise of 4.1 per cent in 2016.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago QUEENSLAND’S STRONGEST PERFORMERS (Quarterly median house price growth): Bundaberg +14.1 per cent $291,000Sunshine Coast +4.8 per cent $545,000Townsville +4.6 per cent $345,000 Gold Coast +2.6 per cent $590,000Logan +2.4 per cent $384,500Moreton Bay +1.8 per cent $422,250Brisbane +1.6 per cent $655,000Toowoomba +0.9 per cent $355,000Ipswich +0.8 per cent $332,700Redland 0 per cent $510,000Cairns 0 per cent $395,000Mackay -0.2 per cent $318,000 Fraser Coast -2.3 per cent $303,000Gladstone -3.2 per cent $290,000Rockhampton -5.9 per cent $273,000 (Source: REIQ Queensland Market Monitor) REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella outside the new REIQ headquarters in Cannon Hill. Picture: Claudia BaxterBRISBANE’S median house price has hit a new record, but Queensland’s strongest performer was a major surprise.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor released today showed the Brisbane local government area median house price rose 1.6 per cent over the December quarter to hit a new high of $655,000. But it wasn’t the state’s strongest LGA with the rum and sugar town of Bundaberg pulling a massive double digit surge in the December quarter, with its median house price rising 14.1 per cent to $291,000.last_img read more


DNR Looking For Aspiring Conservation Officers

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become Indiana Conservation Officers.Indiana Conservation Officers work in the DNR’s Law Enforcement division. Founded in 1911, it is Indiana’s oldest state law enforcement agency. Conservation Officers enforce all state laws but concentrate their efforts on laws affecting natural resources, state properties, and recreational activities such as boating, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles. The recruiting phase ends Nov. 30, and only those registered by that date will be considered for the recruit school that begins June 2015.To be considered, applicants must successfully complete an on-line prerequisite test here.Indiana Conservation Officers are conducting recruiting events in various locations to explain the steps of the hiring process and how to prepare to be a successful candidate. Anyone interested in attending must register through the “Stay in Touch” form at the website listed.Previously, applicants have been required to have an associate’s degree or 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. The application process is now open to individuals who do not meet the college requirement but have four years of continuous military service and have earned an honorable discharge.last_img read more