Požega-Slavonia County received 23 new bicycle guides

first_imgThe Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County has implemented the first of a total of three parts of the cyclotourism development project in Požega-Slavonia County.In the first phase, training for bicycle guides was held by the development agency from Pazin IRTA doo, after which Požega-Slavonia County received a new 23 for bicycle guides. Each of the participants received a certificate from the Croatian Cycling Federation that they can lead groups of cyclists in our county and beyond.The other two parts of the project according to the Operational Plan for Cyclotourism Development of Požega-Slavonia County are in the final phase: Development of a bicycle map of Požega-Slavonia County and “Inclusion of cycling routes and tourist content of Požega-Slavonia County in the project Croatia bike routes” which should be completed until the end of 2018, they point out from the Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County.The operational plan for the development of cycling tourism in Požega-Slavonia County, as well as all bike trails and the offer can be viewed hereEven if the whole cycling tourism story were developed in synergy at the level of the entire destination Slavonia, it would be a strategic development. This way we have 5 counties and 5 different tourism products, as well as cycling stories. This, as well as many other trainings, were to be held at the level of the entire region of Slavonia. This is more so in the case of cycling tourism, where the average and recreational cyclist travels 30 kilometers by bicycle and in one day travels from one county to another by bicycle.This is another practical proof of how the whole of Slavonia should be developed and branded through one brand – Slavonia.last_img read more

Beachside suburbs lead house price surge in Queensland’s southeast: REIQ

first_imgBrisbane’s housing market continued to grow steadily in the September quarter, according to the REIQ.Signs of improvement in Queensland’s jobs market have also helped the housing sector, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.9 per cent in September from 6.3 per cent at the start of the year. WHERE YOU SHOULD INVEST REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.The cruise industry has been one of the biggest contributors to growth, pouring $1.1 billion into the state’s economy and supporting more than 4000 jobs, according to the Palaszczuk government. The number of cruise ship visits to the state has nearly doubled over the past four years. HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME The Gold Coast has a new house price record of $606,000, according to the REIQ.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the strong performance of the southeast corner’s coastal markets had been thanks mainly to growth in the tourism sector.Ms Mercorella said the coastal markets had helped drive overall growth in the state’s property market over the past 12 months, with more than 58,000 houses sold and median house price growth of 2.4 per cent.“Tourism is one of the largest contributors to Queensland’s gross state product, with almost eight per cent of GSP coming from tourism,” Ms Mercorella said. “This is roughly $25 billion in the year to June 2016, which means when that sector grows, it offers employment opportunities and this attracts workers who need somewhere to live.” Brisbane’s apartment market continued to soften in the September quarter. Picture: Mark Calleja. This property at 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville, recently sold for a record price.SOUTHEAST Queensland’s world-class beaches are driving a surge in home prices in the state’s coastal property markets, as Brisbane and the Gold Coast break house price records.New quarterly figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland reveal Noosa was the state’s top performing market in the three months to September, recording annual house price growth of nearly 10 per cent.Over the past five years, Noosa’s median house price has jumped by more than 40 per cent — driven by a boost in tourism numbers.A sprawling waterfront home with a drive-through boatshed, two jetties and a boat ramp at 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville, recently sold for close to $11.9 million — setting a new record for the area. Noosa’s median house price grew 9.6 per cent in the year to September 2017, according to the REIQ.The REIQ’s latest Queensland Market Monitor shows house prices in the Sunshine Coast statistical division grew 22 per cent over the September quarter, from $557,500 in June to $570,000.The Gold Coast also performed strongly, hitting a new house price record of $606,000, while the annual median house price in Brisbane reached a new record high of $660,000 — almost 30 per cent greater than it was five years ago. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoBut it’s a different story for Brisbane’s unit market, with prices falling 2.6 per cent over the past year as the inner-city continues to suffer from an apartment glut.The new annual median unit price is $440,750 — down from $452,500 a year ago. “With more supply expected online over the next 12 months, we expect this market will not firm up until mid-2019 at the earliest,” the report said. This home at 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville, recently sold for close to $11.9m through Tom Offerman Real Estate.last_img read more

City Claim Straight 17th Win, Kane Equals Record

first_imgManchester City racked up a 17th consecutive Premier League victory after Sergio Aguero’s 100th and 101st Etihad Stadium goals inspired a 4-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday. Aguero scored twice and set up Raheem Sterling as Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 wins and one draw in the first half of the season.City are 13 points clear of second placed Manchester United, who lost more ground on the leaders after conceding a last-gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw at 10-man Leicester.Harry Kane equalled the record for Premier League goals in a calendar year with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Burnley that lifted Tottenham Hotspur to fifth place, while third-place Chelsea drew 0-0 at Everton. Hailing Aguero, Guardiola said: “He is a special player, a legend, and I am so happy when he plays good and he is scoring goals.”City are now two wins off the record for consecutive victories in Europe’s top five leagues, which was set by Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in 2013-14. They have already become the first team to score 100 goals in the English top flight in a single year since Liverpool in 1982.City took a 27th-minute lead when Aguero met Fernandinho’s cross with a diving header to bring up a century of goals in front of City’s fans since his 2011 move from Atletico Madrid. The Argentina striker’s dinked pass set up Sterling to smash home City’s second goal — and his 16th of the season — in the 53rd minute before Aguero headed in his second.City substitute Danilo completed the scoring late on, rubber-stamping a victory that sent Bournemouth into the relegation zone.Tottenham bounced back from their 4-1 loss at City to win at Burnley, who drop one place to seventh. Kane opened the scoring with a seventh-minute penalty at Turf Moor after Kevin Long was adjudged to have fouled Dele Alli and added two clean strikes in the second half.He has now scored 36 league goals in 2017, equalling Alan Shearer’s Premier League-era record, with a home game against Southampton on Tuesday still to come.“I am aware I’ve equalled Alan Shearer’s record,” Kane told BT Sport. “Just going into this game, I thought I can get a couple and then there’s Southampton to play.”Everton continued their improvement under new manager Sam Allardyce by extending their unbeaten run to six league games with a dogged 0-0 draw at home to champions Chelsea.“I think this result is unfair,” said Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte. “Everton deserve credit, but we deserved to win.”RESULTSEverton 0 – 0 ChelseaBrighton 1 – 0 WatfordMan City 4 – 0 BournemouthSouthampton 1 – 1 HuddersfieldStoke City 3 – 1 West BromSwansea 1 – 1 Crystal PalaceWest Ham 2 – 3 NewcastleBurnley 0 – 3 TottenhamLeicester 2 – 2 Man UnitedReal Madrid 0 – 3 BarcelonaValencia 0 – 1 VillarrealDeportivo 1 – 3 Celta VigoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more