Air and sea traffic continues to grow

first_imgSource: CBS Ukupan broj slijetanja i polijetanja zrakoplova u zračnim lukama u studenome 2019. iznosio je 5 096, što je u usporedbi sa studenim 2018. porast od 3,2%. The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 99 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 3,6% compared to the same period last year. Ukupno ostvareno 710 kružnih putovanja stranih brodova Out of a total of 710 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (59,4%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (25,6%), which is a total of 85,0%. The remaining 15,0% of trips were made in the following counties: Zadar (6,5%), Istria (3,8%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (3,1%) and Šibenik-Knin (1,6%). Source: CBS U studenome 2019. hrvatske zračne luke zabilježile su 351 tisuću putnika ili 9,7% više nego u istome mjesecu prošle godine, govore podaci Državnog zavoda za statistiku ( DZS ). U razdoblju od siječnja do studenoga 2019. u hrvatske morske luke uplovilo je 75 stranih brodova za kružna putovanja, s ostvarenih 710 kružnih putovanja ( +4,9% ). Na tim brodovima bio je 1,1 milijun putnika ( +8,6% ), koji su u Hrvatskoj boravili 1 413 dana ( +5,1% ).center_img The most visited seaports were Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar Najveći promet putnika ostvarila je zračna luka Zagreb s 244 tisuće putnika (porast od 5,4% u odnosu na studeni 2018.), slijedi zračna luka Dubrovnik s 57 tisuća putnika (porast od 114,0% u odnosu na studeni 2018.) i zračna luka Split s 43 tisuće putnika (pad od 19,0% u odnosu na studeni 2018.). The port of Dubrovnik (518 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (267 visits) and Zadar (117 visits). Porast broja putovanja, putnika i dana boravka stranih brodova za kružna putovanja. RELATED NEWS: 2019 MILLION ARRIVALS AND 21 MILLION NIGHTS IN 108,6last_img read more

BlackRock launches UK’s first tax transparent fund

first_imgThe fund will track performance of the FTSE USA Index, which tracks US large to mid-cap listed stocks.TTF usage is expected to grow, rivalling similar set-ups in other European countries, as well as the use of life funds in the UK.Two London council pension funds recently announced their commitment to form a collective investment fund, using a TTF structure, which will offer reduced investment fees and maintain tax efficiency.On the launch of the TTF, BlackRock head of UK retail said simple, tax-efficient solutions were important given the complexity for investors.“The introduction of this new structure by HM Treasury last year is an important step in the next generation of tax-efficient solutions for UK investors,” he said.“We also welcome the arrival of a level playing field, bringing the UK in line with other European fund centres.” Asset manager BlackRock has launched the UK’s first tax transparent fund (TTF) following on from the government’s decision to mimic the pooled fund structure seen elsewhere.TTFs are collective funds that provide pension funds with a vehicle that avoids additional tax penalties by treating contributors as individual investors, directly owning securities.These funds, officially known as authorised contractual funds (ACFs) in the UK, are currently available in Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany, which has lead the UK tax authority to implement the funds to attract and retain capital on-shore.Since the legislation passed last year, BlackRock has launched the first fund, which will offer a collective environment for investing in US equities.last_img read more

AV Jenning’s latest project fast tracked due to popularity

first_imgAVJennings’ Arbor community at Rochedale has lots ranging up to 480sq m starting from just $369,000.Half of the 34 homesites in stage one of AVJennings’ Arbor project have been snapped up, prompting the developer to fast-track the release of stage two.A further 26 homesites have been released in the second stage of AVJennings’ Arbor community at Rochedale with lots ranging up to 480sq m starting from $369,000.AVJennings national developments manager Angus Johnson said Arbor was all about location.“Arbor is just 17km from the Brisbane CBD, 5km from Sunnybank Plaza and 7km from Griffith University,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“Locally, it is within easy reach of Rochedale Shopping Village and Rochedale Town Centre, which are two retail hubs being developed, with the latter to include a Coles supermarket.“It’s a short walk to Rochedale State School and Redeemer Lutheran College, which is convenient as we are anticipating young families will be among the first to call Arbor home due to the value on offer when you consider our pricing.”Townhomes will be delivered in future stages and they expect these will also appeal to families and downsizers, and perhaps this will lead to multiple generations of families living together in the community.Construction on the first stage of Arbor is expected to start this month allowing purchasers to start building in December.Arbor will feature 60 homesites and 20 townhomes.Visit: read more

Nepal showcases destination offerings in key Indian cities

first_imgNepal Tourism Board (NTB) conducted a destination presentation in New Delhi at The Park hotel recently. The event showcased the country’s many tourism offerings, as the Board targets a 25% growth in arrivals from India. Post the New Delhi event, NTB conducted the presentations in Ahmedabad at Courtyard by Marriott; in Mumbai at The St. Regis; and then moved on to Bengaluru at the Shangri-La hotel.The Nepalese delegation interacted with the travel trade from each of the cities. The Indian market continues to be one of the most important contributors of international visitors into Nepal and last year, the Board recorded 200,438 visitors from India.Commenting on the tourism connect between the two nations, SanJeet, Director, Buzz Travel Marketing India said, “Indian outbound to Nepal has been growing rapidly, owing to the fact that the destination caters to the demands of all age groups. This growth will surge in the coming years.” He also added that there has been a steady increase in FITs and small groups travelling to Nepal from India.Visit Nepal Year 2020The Government of Nepal is working rigorously to ensure a successful tourism period till 2020 and the Tourism Board has set a target of two million tourist arrivals by the end of next year. Currently, the country sees nearly one million visitors annually, which is expected to double as the Board continues promoting the ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ campaign aggressively.By 2020, the government plans to operate two new international airports – Pokhara and Lumbini – and introduce the Airbus 330-200 to provide airline services to the growing number of tourists. The government also plans to run Tribhuvan International Airport for an additional three hours from the regular 18, to ensure continued availability of service to both incoming and outgoing tourists.The private hotel sector, too, has planned to add 4,000 rooms in the four and five-star categories in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. A number of international hotel chains, including Hilton and Marriott, are expected to operate properties in Nepal in the coming years.last_img read more