Tourists aged 55 to 64 realized the most overnight staysIn June 2018, tourists in the age group 55 to 64 realized the most overnight stays, approximately 2 million, which is 16,8% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group up to 14 years and tourists in the age group from 45 to 54 years, who each realized approximately 1,9 million overnight stays, which is 15,8% of the total number of overnight stays for each age group.In the first six months, an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight staysIn the first six months of 2018, tourists made 6 million arrivals and 22 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 12% in arrivals and a 9% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017.In the period from January to June 2018, domestic tourists realized 889 thousand arrivals and 2,2 million overnight stays, which is 11% more arrivals and 10% more overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017. Foreign tourists realized 5,2 million arrivals and 19,9 million overnight stays, an increase of 13% in arrivals and a 9% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (24%), Austria (11%), Slovenia (9%) and the United Kingdom (7%). In June 2018, 2,6 million tourist arrivals and 11,9 million overnight stays were realized in commercial accommodation facilities, which is 2017% more tourist arrivals and 4,0% fewer overnight stays compared to June 1,5, according to data from the State Bureau of Statistics (CBS).Domestic tourists realized 234 thousand arrivals and 781 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of 13,0% in arrivals and an increase of 14,4% in overnight stays compared to June 2017. Foreign tourists realized 2,4 million arrivals and 11,1 million overnight stays , which is 3,2% more arrivals and 2,4% fewer overnight stays compared to June 2017.Most overnight stays of foreign tourists in June 2018 were realized by tourists from Germany (21,8%), Austria (10,2%), Slovenia (8,9%), the Czech Republic and Poland (both 7,8%) and the United Kingdom (6,4%).Rovinj is the first in terms of the number of overnight staysRovinj realized the highest number of tourist nights in June 2018, 599 thousand nights. The highest number of overnight stays was recorded in the group Camps and camping sites, 52%, followed by the group Hotels and similar accommodation, 25%. The highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from Germany, 188 thousand, which is an average of 8,7 overnight stays, and tourists from Austria, 108 thousand overnight stays, which is an average of 6,6 overnight stays.Source: CBS
This is how to live at the beach. Picture: Realestate.com.au 13/4 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, is a one bed, one bath unit — which are in the same room. Picture: Realestate.com.auA ONE bedroom unit has sold for $1.48m over the weekend and it doesn’t even have a separate bathroom — cramming that into the bedroom.Listed as a one bedroom, one bathroom, single car space home, 13/4 Hastings Street in Noosa Heads fetched a whopping $1.485m on Saturday.Even the fact that the unit did not have a separate bathroom was not enough to put off buyers, with a glassed-in shower literally at the foot of the bed in the one bedroom unit. The kitchen was more of a kitchenette — nothing at all like those in other $1m-plus homes. At least you don’t have far to go for the loo in the night. Picture: Realestate.com.au It’s like a boutique club in one of the best spots in the world. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe unit was recently renovated and has beach and ocean views with a spacious front courtyard and spa, returning over 4 per cent to the owners.It’s a far cry from other unit sale prices in the swanky holiday/retirement zone. In the same week that this one bedder sold for $1.485m, a three bedroom unit at 144/61 Noosa Springs Drive, Noosa Heads, sold for almost half that at $717,000. A two bed unit at 2/30 Grant Street, Noosa Heads, sold for even less at $455,000 a week earlier. Those two sales were below the median price for units of that type in Noosa Heads, with the suburb’s two bedroom unit median at $535,000 and three bedroom at $910,000.Agents expect the area to continue to see a rise in demand from cashed up buyers amid continuing low interest rates and surging property values down south, but clearly it will be the ones that have the dream views and location that snatch the big dollars. 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 investor1 hour agoThe “kitchen” is understated. Picture: Realestate.com.au It’s certainly cosy. Picture: Realestate.com.auBut the drawcard goes back to the old real estate mantra of location, location, location. Buyers were prepared to pay a premium for the right setting — which in this case was absolute beachfront views in a building that sits beside white sand in Noosa’s hottest precinct.R & W agents Frank Milat and Shane McCauley marketed it as having “breathtaking views of the ocean and Noosa’s main beach” — a major drawcard in an area that has seen a surge in southern interest.“Apartment 13 and for that matter the whole complex have been recently renovated and share a calm air of opulence in a commanding position right on Hastings Street, close to the finest restaurants and exclusive shopping.” Render your guests speechless with this view. Picture: Realestate.com.au
A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: “The Republic of Ireland squad trained today at Gannon Park, Malahide. Players who did not play the full match yesterday evening took part. “Following training, Robbie Keane has been released to return to his club. Darron Gibson has also been released to assist recovery to a minor knock to the knee. ” Ireland face the USA in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in their final fixture of 2014, and will look to end on a high note after suffering the first defeat of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Glasgow. Keane, who was used only as a substitute in Friday night’s 1-0 Euro 2016 defeat in Scotland, has been allowed to return to club LA Galaxy, who face Seattle Sounders in the MLS play-offs next Sunday. Everton midfielder Gibson, who only returned to action from a 10-month injury lay-off in September, is heading back to Merseyside with a minor knee problem. Press Association Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has released skipper Robbie Keane and midfielder Darron Gibson from his squad ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against the United States.