An invitation to join the Eco Domus Eco-friendly accommodation certification program has been published

first_imgIstria wants to develop tourism in a sustainable and responsible way, respecting environmental, economic and social aspects. These goals are contained in the Strategy for the Development of Croatian Tourism until 2020, in the Master Plan for the Development of Tourism in Istria until 2025 and in the Work Program of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the County of Istria. The aim of the call is therefore to include in the project those private renters who want to adapt their facilities and services and offer them to guests in a responsible and sustainable way.It was published on the website of the Istrian County Public call for inclusion in the certification program for Eco-friendly accommodation in Istria. By diversifying private accommodation, we want to attract ecologically aware guests who adhere to ecological principles in everyday life, and in the destination where they spend their vacation, they prefer to choose accommodation in which such principles are also respected and nurtured.The Eco Domus program is intended for small tourist accommodation facilities that are categorized as holiday homes or as apartments with a total capacity of up to 30 beds, which are registered for year-round business and are engaged in renting for at least 2 years. “By diversifying private accommodation, we want to attract ecologically aware guests who adhere to ecological principles in everyday life, and in the destination where they spend their vacation, they prefer to choose accommodation in which such principles are also respected and nurtured. A survey conducted by Booking.com earlier this year on a sample of over 12.000 respondents worldwide confirms that awareness of environmentally friendly accommodation options is growing as travelers around the world seek environmentally friendly accommodation and additional costs are not a problem if their trip is sustainable.“Point out the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County.Last year’s public call was submitted by 13 landlords who were provided with free advisory services on the adaptation of their facility to obtain the eco-label, and after evaluating all applications received, 11 facilities were selected that met the criteria, namely: Villa Baldaši from Baldaši (Vižinada), Villa Milica from Šajini (Barban), Villa Ladonja from Manjadvorci (Barban), Apartment Margerita from Bezjaki (St. Peter in the Forest), House Una from Kranjčići (Svetvinčenat), Villa Dubravka from Pinezići (Tinjan) ), Agrotourism Ograde from Katun Lindarski (Pazin), Villa Marten from Brajkovići (Kanfanar), Apartment Oliveto from Medulin, Villa Dolce Vita from Motovun and Villa Gašparini from Cerion (Višnjan).Selected candidates will be provided with free professional advisory services for adjusting their accommodation to the criteria of the Eco-friendly accommodation certification program in Istria ( certificate award criteria ), and for more information on Eco Domus, see hereSide dish: Public call for inclusion in the EcoDomus projectlast_img read more

Brisbane’s most talked about home sells after one inspection

first_imgThe home has a unique, glass wine cellar.Graya Construction also renovated the property next door at 29 Rockbourne Tce, which sold in October for $2.99 million.Mr Wakely said the appetite for high end, residential property in Brisbane was stronger than ever. This house at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, has sold for $3m.It was the first time Mr Wakely had taken a buyer through the property — and the first time he had seen inside it himself as it had previously been listed with another agent.The brand new home was built on an elevated corner block only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. One of the bathrooms in the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce. Inside the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoNamed ‘Woodrock’, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property has multiple living spaces separated by a landscaped terrace.The Graya brothers, Rob and Andrew Gray, commissioned award-winning Brisbane-based architect Tim Stewart to design the house. MORE: A window to make a splash The kitchen at the home at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.Features include a striking swimming pool with glass feature window, outdoor dining area with double-height ceiling, built-in barbecue, glass wine cellar, polished concrete floors and marble benchtops.“It’s one of the best houses in Brisbane and they’re lucky people to get to live in it,” Mr Wakely said. “It’s definitely a head turner.”center_img Solani and Liam Jooste with Rob Gray of Graya Construction in the swimming pool at 33 Rockbourne Tce, which has sold for $3m. Picture: Jamie Hanson.ONE of the most talked about homes in Brisbane — with arguably the best swimming pool in the city — has sold for $3 million to a family who opened the cheque book after just one inspection.The luxury Paddington property at 33 Rockbourne Tce has been turning heads since it was built by the dynamic brother duo, Graya Constructions, last year. RELATED: Meet the home turning heads Rob and Andrew Gray during the construction of the house at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.“I’m getting calls every day since 2019 started from expats and buyers from Sydney, Melbourne, Noosa,” he said.“There are a lot of people moving to Brisbane because we haven’t seen the growth Sydney and Melbourne have, so people are looking to Brisbane as the next hot spot to see growth.”Paddington is a high demand suburb with a median house price of $1.15 million, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. ‘Woodrock’ at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, was architecturally designed by Tim Stewart.Selling agent Ben Wakely of Urban Property Agents recently acquired the listing and managed to sell it to a young family relocating from the Gold Coast who had originally inquired by another property on Mr Wakely’s books, which was no longer available.“I told them about Rockbourne, which I’d just signed up, took them through and within 20 minutes, they knew it was the house for them,” Mr Wakely said.last_img read more

Australian Open Super Series: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal crash out in quarters

first_imgIndian stars P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following defeats to Tai Tzu and Sun Yu respectively in the quarter-finals.Sindhu lost to World No.1 Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 10-21, 20-22, 16-21 while Saina was defeated by Sun Yu 17-21, 21-10, 17-21.Sindhu won the first game before Tai staged a strong comeback to register a 10-21, 22-20, 21-16 verdict in the women’s singles clash which lasted for about an hour.The top seeded Tai improved her head to head record against World No.4 Sindhu to 7-3.In the opening game, Tai had no response to Sindhu’s smashes as the Rio Olympics silver medallist dominated the proceedings to pocket it easily.Tai, however, made a strong comeback in the second game, taking a 4-1 lead, before Sindhu clawed her way back to 8-8.It was a neck and neck battle at that time, and Sindhu then took a 13-10 lead, before Tai won four points on the trot to take a 14-13 lead which she extended further to 18-14.Sindhu made a critical error at that stage where she allowed Tai to save the match point, and take the game into the decider with a 22-20 win.The final game was again a close contest with both players trying to outwit each other. While Sindhu raced to a 14-10 lead, Tai kept her nerves to stage a comeback and make it 15-15.Towards the end, the Chinese Taipei shuttler played her A game to pocket the game 21-16.advertisementIn the other match, Sun Yu dominated the opening game taking a 8-4 lead before extending it further to 11-9 at the break. Saina, however, made a strong comeback after the break and went ahead 15-13 before Sun Yu gained eight straight points to pocket the game.In the second game, Saina surged ahead taking six straight points to lead 7-3 and went to the break at 11-4. Coming back, the Hyderabadi never allowed the Chinese to settle and extended her lead to 18-10 and easily winning it 21-10.The decider witnessed fierce battle between the two shuttlers splitting at 4-4 and then going neck and neck till 9-9 before Saina took the lead at 11-9.Post the break, Sun Yu took three points in a row to make it 12-12 and then went ahead with six straight points to make it 19-15. She kept her nerves and didn’t allow the Indian free her arms to run away with the match 21-17.Sun Yu will now take on Nozomi Okuhara, who beat fellow Japanese Sayaka Takahashi in another quarter-final tie.last_img read more