Croatia offers plenty of beautiful landscapes, activities, and healthy and delicious gastronomy all year round. This year of 2019, the town of Poreč, together with Funtana, will host an exciting event. The Ironman 5150.
Ironman competition exists for 41 years. In 1978, the first event was held in Oahu, Hawaii.
“We’re thrilled that we brought the Triathlon 5150 series race to this wonderful part of Croatia, and we’re sure that the athletes from the entire EMEA region will have a great event, but also an amazing weekend in Poreč”Stefan Petschnig, director of Ironman Europe
The owner of the license for the event, World Triathlon Corporation, signed a contract, valid for two years, with Plava Laguna, one of the biggest hospitality and tourism companies in Croatia.
The event in Istria is an Olympic Triathlon, that includes swimming, cycling, and running. The event is going to take place in a few months time, May.
The intention is to present Istria as the active region it is, to athletes and enthusiast all over the globe. Plava Laguna will be responsible for organising such an event. And the municipalities will provide the infrastructure, the .
A huge loan designated to real estate Croatia is ahead, and coming from The World Bank Group.
For the ones who don’t know The World Bank Group, it is nothing more nothing less than the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.
Their intention and commitment is to reduce poverty, increase shared prosperity, and promote sustainable development. And the Country now on their table is Croatia.
19.7 million euros on its way to Croatia
An incredible amount of 19.7 million euros to develop, ease and improve the Administration System Project.
The advance is clearly on the days of waiting at Land Registry Offices that decreased by 75% from 46 to 12 days, for mortgages and property transactions, and also on the Cadasters Offices, decreasing by around 33% from 30 to only 8 days.
But it has been coming this way since 2016
Long ago in November 2016, a system called Joint Information System was implemented, it is easy, completely accesible and modern, so people can register online with their personal details, instead of the going through the painful experience of having to go to a public office.
The statistics keep rising and showing that Istria is a prosper destination to invest in.
The reliable source found in Istria Tourist Board website, shows that Candy Brick chose the perfect location to initiate its project, the Candy Brick villas in Matelici, Marcana.
The data is analysed monthly. The months are compared in relation to last year’s, between May 2017 and May 2018.
The figures show, the amount of tourists that decided to choose Istria as their holiday destination, and how long their staying in the region lasted.
Based on those numbers shown, we can observe that more people are arriving to Istria, and those people are also staying much longer than they used to.
According to the table above, there was an increase of 33% of total arrivals, and the overwhelming total increase of the overnight stays by 1.1 million more than last year!
Istria Is A prosper Investment Destination, But In Particular, Marcana!
Another interesting factor, is that Marcana, where the modern Candy Brick villas are situated; in Matelici plot to be more specific, had the overnight stays increased by more than 100%, and the number of arrivals comparing to last year, increased by 300%!!! That is an incredible amount increase.
If we take as Marcana as a comparison to the other areas that received more tourists, we can notice that none of them had the same increase, not even close to 300%.
But Why Are High Value Tourists Staying In Villages Like Marcana, And Not At The Central Main Areas?
As the great majority of the people that come to Istria, are from countries within a driving distance, for example; from Austria the driving distance takes only 5 hours. If a German tourist decides to leave, from the south region of Germany, for example Munich, to Istria, he or she will spend 6 hours and a half to drive the distance of 582 km. Those higher numbers are due to the area Istria is located.
The main and most known areas are becoming too overcrowded, there is too many people for not so much capacity of receiving those people.
The facility that tourists have to drive to Istria, is affecting and increasing the number of people that don’t necessarily have to stay in central areas. Therefore, there is no urge of staying in an area of easy access to public transport, for example.
Let’s take Marcana as an example again. The driving distance from Candy Brick Villas in Matelici to Pula, is 20 minutes, probably shorter than the period you would wait for a public transport to pass by, which makes the location of the villas really accessible to drive to the city or the sea if you wish.
There is also the factor of a high value tourist’s profile, the privacy of staying little bit further from main areas, in small villages and towns around, is much more unique and appealing. A luscious property, right in between the city and the sea, and not in a popular area is what they look for.