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The County of Istria has started drafting the Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism

first_imgThe Administrative Department for Tourism of the County of Istria has been approved a grant from the Ministry of Tourism from the Tourism Development Fund in 2017 for the project Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism in the County of Istria. The total value of the project is HRK 73.750,00, and the planned start of development is in August 2018. Based on the conducted public procurement, the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism from Poreč was selected as the developer of the operational plan.The operational plan for the development of cycling tourism in the County of Istria will consist of several basic elements: introduction; analysis of the current state of cycling tourism in the county; SWOT analysis; vision and goals of cyclotourism development; standards for the development of cycling tourism infrastructure and cycling tourism offer; development projects with operational development plans (infrastructure, legislation, education, cycling offer, information system and marketing).“The operational plan for the development of cycling tourism is being prepared for the period from 2019 to 2025, and the main goal is to obtain a complete document on the basis of which the cycling tourism of Istria County should be developed, which is also one of the guidelines of the operational product development strategy. tourism in Istria until 2025. ” said the head of the Administrative Department for Tourism Nada Prodan Mraković.During August, as agreed in the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County, activities related to the development of the Operational Plan for the development of cycling tourism in the Istrian County will begin. The holder of the plan and activities is the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism from Poreč, and the coordinator of the activities is dr. Sc. Kristina Brščić. Over the next few months, the current situation regarding plans, projects, legislation and other aspects that affect the development of this specific tourism product will be analyzed.The aim is to determine the advantages, disadvantages, opportunities and limitations on the basis of which the vision and goals of further development of cycling tourism in the County of Istria will be defined. In connection with the above, the Institute in cooperation with the Administrative Department for Tourism IZ from IRTA – Istra bike department, regional and local governments, tourist boards and other stakeholders will request information and suggestions and proposals for new projects that will be included in the Operational Plan for Cyclotourism counties. “Since the bike product in Istria began to develop in the late XNUMXs, the operational plan for the development of cycling tourism will unite all the existing cycling infrastructure of the destination, facilities, services and supply and demand. The beginning of the systematic development of the bicycle product marked the conclusion of an agreement between the public and private sectors, ie between the County of Istria, the Tourist Board of the County of Istria, the Istrian Development Tourist Agency and all major hoteliers. points out the head Nada Prodan Mraković.According to the analysis of the County Department of Tourism, based on the TOMAS 2014 survey and available data on the number and profile of guests and accommodation used, the effect of guests coming to Istria for cycling or cycling while here is up to 50 million euros. Today, these figures are probably much higher as new TOMAS research indicates a large increase in active tourism. “Since cycling is an important tourist product that attracts an increasing number of visitors and tourists to the Istrian County, we want, by involving as many stakeholders, to plan the development of this segment of tourism, and thus influence sustainable product development, satisfaction of tourists and locals, and raise the level of road safety ” concluded Nada Prodan Mraković.And then someone will ask why Istria is the leader of our tourism, nothing is accidental. And when you are already there, take a look at the offer offered to cyclists in Istria www.istria-bike.comRELATED NEWS:ISTRIA BED & BIKE BOARDS AWARDED TO HOSTS IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONTHE FIRST BRANDED E-BIKE STATION PRESENTED IN ISTRIACENTRAL ISTRIA TOURIST BOARDS MAKE JOINT BICYCLE MAPSlast_img read more

Investors turn back to stocks

first_img That leaves stocks. According to Kleintop, earnings per share for companies listed in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have risen 46 percent since 2001 and dividends per share are up 39 percent. Yet a stock’s value, measured by comparing its price to potential earnings, has declined. In 2001, stocks were priced about 22.2 times forward earnings, compared to 13.8 times forward earnings today, Kleintop said. In other words, while a given stock may have risen or fallen over the past five years, stock investors could get more for their dollar overall on Wall Street. There’s evidence that investors are already moving back to stocks. Mutual fund companies reported strong inflows through the second half of 2005. And in the first two weeks of 2006, E-Trade Financial Corp. said it has seen a 50 percent increase in walk-in traffic at its New York financial center. On Monday, when the Dow first topped 11,000, E-Trade’s trading traffic saw a two-year high. “I definitely think you’re seeing more investor confidence in the marketplace,” said Michael Curcio, executive vice president for retail at E-Trade. “But it’s also a different kind of investor than we saw during the dot-com bubble.” In the 1990s, investors jumped on anything in the tech sector, regardless of whether the companies even planned to turn a profit in the near future. That exuberance, which was all but destroyed when the tech-focused Nasdaq dropped 78 percent in just 2 years, has been replaced by a new appreciation of well-established, profitable, dividend-paying companies. “It’s not a sector play. There’s no real huge leader like tech was in the `90s,” Kleintop said. “It’s about finding the right company with a compelling story.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000-01, the housing market has taken off. The number of home sales climbed steadily since 2001, the last time the Dow was at 11,000. And while the Dow eventually fell to 7,286.27 on Oct. 9, 2002 – the nadir of the bear market – home prices have doubled or even tripled in some areas, such as New York, San Francisco and southern California. Yet recent evidence suggests the housing market is slowing. Existing home sales are expected to fall 4.4 percent in 2006 after years of record sales, while new construction is expected to drop 6.6 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. And the median price of a home, forecast to rise 12.9 percent for 2005, is expected to climb just 5.1 percent this year – a solid increase, but small compared to the ones real estate investors have enjoyed over the past few years. “Baby boomers are turning 60, and they’re working to build up those nest eggs for retirement. For some that are running behind, that means putting at least some of that nest egg into more aggressive investments,” said David Kelly, senior economic adviser at Putnam Investments in Boston. “For a while, that was real estate or high-yield bonds. Not anymore.” Investor confidence in high-yield bonds has been shaken over the last year as the at-risk companies that issue them have struggled – just look at General Motors Corp.’s bonds, which tumbled in value, or those of Refco Inc., the one-time financial services darling that plummeted into bankruptcy after its chief executive allegedly hid $430 million in bad debts off the books. Even government bonds have been volatile, with the yield curve inverting in the last week of 2005. Normally, long-term bonds like the 10- or 30-year yield more than a two-year or shorter-term note, because the government is borrowing the principal longer. But when the curve inverted, the two-year had better returns than the 10-year and increased investors frustrations. NEW YORK – Bruce McMeiken has had a good run investing in real estate near his Orange County, Calif., home. Now, however, he thinks there’s a better place for his money: the stock market. “I don’t think we’re all the way back yet in stocks, but I believe there’s some good bargains out there,” said McMeiken, a one-time dot-com executive. “Real estate’s been good, and I don’t think you’re going to see that bubble completely burst, but I think it’s time to look at stocks again.” Like other investors in the first half of the decade, McMeiken had success investing in real estate. But with sales slowing and home prices flat, there’s a concern that the real estate market is cooling. And with bonds experiencing worrisome trends and increased volatility, and the Dow Jones industrial average topping 11,000 this past week, investors have increasingly focused on stocks. “We’ve already seen individual investors showing some signs of interest in the fourth quarter, and something like Dow 11,000 just increases that interest,” said Jeff Kleintop, chief investment strategist for PNC Financial Services Group in Philadelphia. “This week could be the shot in the arm people need to really get back in again.” last_img