Thursday, 18 January 2018

"For this excellent tourism season that is behind us all of the employees in tourism need to be praised because they have invested so much into the tourist offer,” commented the Prefect of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavic, at the seventh annual session of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County tourist board.

The meeting, which took place yesterday in the Valamar Lacroma Hotel, concluded all the tourism figures for the county for 2017. A total of 1.9 million tourist arrivals were recorded, which is a 15 percent increase over last year, and an impressive 8.3 million overnight stays were achieved, 12 percent more than 2016. The director of the county tourist board, Vladimir Bakic, said that the season was very successful and that the indicators for 2018 were even more impressive.

The largest number of tourists, in terms of nationality, in 2017 were from the UK and in total they made up 1.8 million overnight stays.

Breaking down the figures the county tourist board added that there are 22,500 hotel beds in the county and last year they achieved 3.5 million overnight stays, an increase of 31 percent over last year. In private accommodation there are 44,000 beds and they achieved 3.3 million overnight stays last year.


Nikola Dobroslavic addresses the meeting in Valamar Lacroma - Photo Zeljko Tutnjevic 



The Croatian and Korean national air carriers Croatia Airlines and Asiana Airlines have signed an agreement on code share cooperation.

By signing the agreement and creating a joint product, both companies expect an even better positioning on a highly competitive passenger transport market between Croatia and South Korea. Thus, within this cooperation, Croatia Airlines will provide passengers with connections via Frankfurt, London and Paris to Seoul, i.e. from Seoul via the mentioned European hubs to Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik.

Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea’s two major airlines, along with Korean Air. The company has its headquarters in Asiana Town building in Seoul and a fleet of 82 aircraft including the most modern Airbus A350.

The South Korean air carrier is a member of one of the world’s largest global airline alliances Star Alliance. It operates 14 domestic and 90 international passenger routes, 27 cargo routes throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, and carries almost 20 million passengers annually.

Croatia Airlines and Asiana Airlines code share flights are an additional convenience for passengers from the South Korean market, who are expected to reach the figure of 500,000 in Croatia this year, as well as for travellers from Croatia considering the fact that the 23rd Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang in February 2018.



The Christmas concerts continued last night in Dubrovnik and this time it was the turn of the Folklore Ensemble Lindo. In a packed Friars Minor Church in the heart of the Old City the vocal groups of the ensemble entertained the audience in a magical evening.

The Christmas concert, which is a tradition in the city, included all the favourite Christmas carols and the audience joined in to make a truly festive spirit.

- Christmas songs are the most beautiful part of the celebration of the birth of Jesus. They are sung in churches all over Croatia, as well as in homes. The Folklore Ensemble Lindo is a family, we are very proud of it and we will always keep it so – stated the ensemble.

The conductor of the evening’s concert was Vedran Ivanković, the head of the choir at Folklore Ensemble Linđo.

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An American local TV show featured a promotional TV report on Croatia.

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend is an original, local lifestyle show on ABC Action News Television focused on providing the audience with informative, useful and entertaining content.

On this occasion, Natalie Host, the TV host of Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend, hosted representatives of two American travel agencies who explained why Croatia is one of the hottest European destinations.

Apart from offering tourist packages to potential travellers to Croatia, the representatives were full of praise for the country.

They are thrilled with the natural, cultural and especially historical heritage, as well as with a gastronomic offer and wine tasting.

Therefore, for those who have never experienced numerous beauties of Croatia, we advise you to watch this video thoroughly and then put Croatia on the top of your ‘’must visit destination’’ list for next year!


Mayor Mato Frankovic approved special working hours in the historical core of Dubrovnik on New Year’s Eve. Restaurants and bars can work until 4 am on January 1st.

-Caterers are obliged to ensure respect of public order and peace in their catering facilities, without endangering others and preventing disturbance of the public order and peace, but if it does happen they need to report it the Dubrovnik Police Administration – Frankovic stated.

You can celebrate New Year's Eve in Cavtat for the first time ever! All because of one special association – Mum's of Cavtat. The New Year's Eve Party will be held in the tent on the Cavtat promenade, as a part of the program Advent in Cavtat. 

The Art Band and DJ Bacvar will entertain everybody and take them into 2018. With all the fun and entertainment, there will also be an offer of food and drinks of local caterers. In addition to music, there will also be an entertainment program by famous host Emerson De Souza Cruz. Everyone who decides to welcome the New Year in Cavtat will also get the chance to participate in a rich lottery.

- Come and welcome 2018 with us! Drink your first glass of champagne in the tent on the Cavtat promenade while watching the fireworks, and have fun with us - the organizers announced.




Hail overnight in Konavle has turned into snow as the winter wonderland came to Dubrovnik. In the villages in the Konavle hills a blanket of snow has covered all the roads and countryside with authorities warning that the roads proving challenging for drivers.

Snow ploughs and gritters are currently on the scene clearing the roads although the weather forecast would suggest that the snow won’t last for long.

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The world’s biggest drink brand, Coca-Cola, has followed in the footsteps of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood by filming a video for their YouTube channel in Dubrovnik.

The French version of the site Coke TV used various locations around the city in this fun video to mark the opening of the latest Star Wars – The Last Jedi – which was partly filmed in Dubrovnik.

From bouncy wars on the Banje Beach, R2D2 challenges, drone wars and a good old-fashioned tug-o-war this entertaining video has been seen by almost a million people already. It seems that the force is certainly with Dubrovnik.



One of the best electronic music festivals in the world will celebrate twenty years of its existence next year.

The ULTRA Music Festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album ‘’Ultra’’. The first edition of the festival was held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park almost twenty years ago.

Other Ultra Worldwide festivals and events take place across the world in locations like Cape Town & Johannesburg (South Africa), Seoul (South Korea), Singapore (Singapore), Tokyo (Japan), Hvar and Split (Croatia), Mexico City (Mexico), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Bogotá, (Colombia), and many other destinations. At the end of Ultra Music Festival 2017, it added two more countries: India and Australia.

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary, the Ultra Music Festival TV channel (UMF TV) has been releasing the best video footage of the world's best electronic music festival held in the largest cities of the world including the smallest one among them – Split in Croatia.

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The short video ''Croatia in Motion'' features the beauty of Croatian locations where the festival takes place as well as the best moments of the festival itself held at the Poljud Stadium.

The festival in Split is the only ULTRA festival with an additional title ''Europe's Premier Destination Music Festival'' because apart from great music it puts emphasis on the city of Split, the Dalmatia region and the beauty of the Croatian coast.

The sixth edition of the Ultra Europe music festival in Croatia will take place from the 5th to the 11th of July 2018 on locations in Split and on the islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis.



The arctic cold northerly winds that started blowing last night in the Dubrovnik region have brought with them a white Christmas for some higher parts. However, the “white stuff” isn’t snow but hail.

These photos were taken in Konavle this morning and clearly show the festive feel of hail on the roads.

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