Launch of the official website for long stays in Dubrovnik
May 28, 2022 – A destination long associated with short stays continues its journey of diversification aimed at the digital market and long-term tourism. Discover Dubrovnik Long Stay, a new official website.
It has been two very interesting years working with the city of Dubrovnik and the tourist board since my first meeting with the mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, in July 2020. His openness to exploring new tourist avenues was very refreshing, and we started working on new digital nomad initiatives with Saltwater Nomads. With many destinations simply waiting for the pandemic to pass, Croatia (with its new digital nomad license) and Dubrovnik were busy and prominent. Saltwater Nomads hosted the first-ever digital nomad conference in Croatia, Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads, which was followed by the award-winning Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence (DNIR) program in April 2021, and recent work. Square. Culture. conference that took place earlier this month.
The DNIR project was particularly enlightening, and it was a pleasure to see the city, the tourist board, the community and the resident nomads co-create a strategy for the city to become more attractive to remote workers in the future. . One of the many recommendations from resident nomads was that Dubrovnik was seen as a 2 day destination, while many nomads on social media were looking to try a Croatian destination for around 30 days. If there was no information or marketing about longer stays, there was little chance that nomads would head in that direction. A suggestion to create a website called Dubrovnik Long Stay could promote a different image of the city, catering to those who were more interested in staying for a longer period, perhaps with remote work built into the plan.
One thing that really impressed me in the cooperation with Dubrovnik was the willingness of the city and the tourist board not only to implement the recommendations, but to go even further. Making lasting change takes more than a few lectures and strategy exercises if recommendations are not followed. Changing the perception of a destination takes time, but there are already encouraging results, as the two UK newspaper headlines – one from 2017 and one from 2021 – show.
Dubrovnik has responded well to the challenge and the city has some pretty cool features for nomads. As well as adding co-working (and soon co-living) spaces, the tourist board has reached out to local businesses to see who would like to support the digital nomad community in the form of discounts and freebies. special offers. There was a great response and the Dubrovnik Digital Nomad Card will be available soon. The tourist board has also set up a digital nomad concierge service point at its main office in Pile Gate, where digital nomads can register and receive a DN information pack.
Nothing spreads faster than the word or a warm recommendation, and the latest collaboration between the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Board and Saltwater Nomads was the Dubrovnik Digital Nomad Ambassador program. Mandy Fransz (one of the top 10 LinkedIn voices on remote work) and Yvette Pelgrom did a great job and are now continuing their ambassadorships on Korcula. So what did they think of Dubrovnik as a nomadic destination? Find out more in The Ultimate Guide for Digital Nomads in Dubrovnik.
The latest addition to Dubrovnik’s impressive digital nomad offering went live this week – the latest recommendation implemented by DNIR – the Dubrovnik Long Stay website – check it out here.
Lots of practical information for long-term tenants, including accommodation options and coworking spaces, as well as the latest news and events. More details on the DN map will appear once it’s launched, and if you’re planning on heading down to the southern coast of Croatia for an extended stay, a website to bookmark for sure.
To learn more about Dubrovnik, see the guide TC Dubrovnik in a Page.
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