Sunday, 19 November 2017

Eurowings, a low cost subsidiary of Lufthansa has announced new flights to all Croatian airports next year.

By the end of this year, Eurowings plans to carry more than 900,000 on flights to and from Croatia, or 60 percent more than last year. However, by introducing new flights next year, the company expects this number to rise to more than 1 million passengers, said representatives of Eurowings at the Eurowings media conference that was held on the 31st of October.

‘’In the next four years Eurowings, as a part of the Lufthansa Group, has big plans for Croatia which is the country with the largest growth rate in our network. Next year we plan to increase our market share in Croatia, but also in Europe, where we are the fastest growing airline and the third in the ‘low cost’ segment’’, commented Markus Leopold, the Regional Manager at Eurowings.

On the day of the conference, Eurowings launched the new all year round flight between Zagreb and Dusseldorf, with additional flights between Rijeka and Cologne and Pula and Dusseldorf that were launched on the 2nd of November. Thus, Eurowings is one of the few airlines to fly all year round to and from Croatia.

‘’We want to extend the tourist season and airline season in Croatia; we see a great potential here. The fact that we are on a good path is confirmed with a large demand for flights, especially for this flight between Dusseldorf and Zagreb and back, which is fully occupied. We also expect cooperation with the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) in joint advertising because we are the only air carrier to operate flights to all Croatian airports, even all year round flights to some of them, thus a support from local partners is more than welcome’’, explained Ivan Oreč, the Network Development Manager and Airport Relations at Eurowings.

In addition, this year Eurowings has carried the largest number of passengers to Zagreb (170,000), then to Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Zadar, Osijek and Rijeka.

‘’Last year the largest number of passengers were carried to Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Croatia is in the top ten countries and is a traditionally important market to which we pay full attention’’, concluded Oreč.

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Trece Uho (Third Ear) Festival is an annual arts fest held every November in Dubrovnik. For five days every year this festival takes locals and their guests to another country. This year’s pick is Bosnia and Herzegovina, country that is a sort of ‘melting pot’ of cultures and nations, just a boarder away from Croatia. It will be held from November 10th to 15th.

-We want to present this very living and diverse country through its rich history, modern art, gastronomy and cinematography. We will show the links between the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, focusing on the Dubrovnik area with the presentation of the Youth Center, workshops and a panel discussion that will bring a sort of critical view of the past events and inspire us to contemplate future cooperation – organizers stated, adding that the whole programme will be available soon.

All events to this special festival are free and in the last couple of years it took us to Italy, Nordic countries, Japan, Canada, Australia...

-Trece Uho is completely run on volunteer power. Our festival’s mission is to engage our community by promoting volunteering and to invest our time in opportunities for cultural collaboration. Yes, our city is a top touristic destination, however, our aim is to keep vibrant cultural events happening in the very quiet off-season.  So, see you in November! – say the organizers on their official website.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Croatian President, has been listed by the American magazine Forbes as the 39th Most Powerful Woman in the World. The new list from this reputable magazine places German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the top of the list and British Prime Minister Theresa May as the second most powerful woman on the globe.

The Croatian President was placed in 39th position and as the 14th most powerful woman in politics in the world. According to Forbes she is more powerful than Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, of the governor of the Russian central bank, Elvira Nabiulin.

Forbes commented that Grabar-Kitarović is "The youngest person ever to hold the post of the President of Croatia, and also the first woman in that position. Grabar-Kitarović continues to strengthen his position on the international scene this year, working with President Donald Trump and the US to build an American import facility liquefied gas on the island of Krk that could deliver up to 2 billion cubic meters a year for distribution to Western Europe, which could help Europe's energy independence from Russia.”

Dubrovnik Tourist Board, with the aim of encouraging tourist visits during the winter months, organizes Saturday winter mornings in the City. This is fourth year that they doing this and during the last years it turned out to be a great success.

Every Saturday, starting from November 4th March 31st next year there will be free sightseeings of the old town core with a guide in English, starting at 10 am in front of the Tourist Board Office, at Pile,  Brsalje 5. For this free tour, you need to sign up at the office (tel: +38520312011; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The offer is intended for individual visitors and does not apply to group arrangements. After visiting the city with a professional guide, at 11.30 am in front of the church of St. Blasius, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik offers to all visitors the performance of the Folklore Ensemble Lindo, which will not be held only in case of bad weather. This free program will enrich and contribute to a variety of entertainment programs during the winter months.

From the 1st of November a new regulation on waste management came into force meaning that all citizens have to split their household waste and separate it into different waste bins. A three-month trial period has started this new regulation and after this period is over citizens will have sanctions imposed if they fail to comply with the law.

Local authorities now have an obligation to provide citizens with three different garbage containers, from mixed, biodegradable and recycled waste.

In this first three-month trial period local authorities will need to find the best solution for citizens to recycle waste and citizens will need to adapt to the new laws. The Ministry of Environmental Protection has also said that the level of the fine for citizens who do not follow the new regulations needs to be set.

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One of the world's largest online hospitality platforms Airbnb has hired a Croatian designer as a director of experience design.

Tin Kadoić, a young Croatian designer, will lead a design team that will develop a user interface and experience at Airbnb.

The Croatian designer has already had a rich career. Among other things, Kadoić worked as a manager in the digital agency Brlog (which was part of the Bruketa & Žinić OM Group) and as an executive creative director at the agency Five in Zagreb.

As far as Airbnb is concerned, it has more than 150 million users and offers 3 million accommodation units around the globe.

This year Airbnb's capacity in Croatia has increased by 59 percent compared to 2016, whilst the largest number of apartments are rented in Split, Zadar, Pula, Korcula and Dubrovnik.

Croatia is still expecting the latest data from Airbnb for this year’s summer season, however, thanks to seasonality, this will surely prove the busiest period of the year.

Airbnb's latest statistics show that on the average guests are exceptionally satisfied with the offer in Croatia rating it with 4,9 out of 5 points. In addition, apartments rated with five points account for 13 percent, whilst 2,800 renters earned the ''superhost'' status.

The first day of November was mild and warm in Dubrovnik with the sea temperature and the air temperature equalising at 19 degrees.

Although Christmas is just around the corner Dubrovnik is still bathing in sunshine and the beaches of the region still had sunbathers and swimmers making the most of the unusually pleasant weather.

Check out our photo gallery from Mlini in Zupa today.

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Winter is slowly but surely arriving in the Dubrovnik region. Although the sun is still shining brightly the mornings and evenings have a winter bite. This morning the temperatures in Gruda in Konvale measured a freezing 0 degrees for the first time this winter.

Day time temperatures in Dubrovnik today are expected to reach a warm 19 degrees with warm sunshine all day. Gruda in Konavle is renowned for its microclimate and is always the coldest spot in the county.

On the occasion of the celebration of All Saints Day and the All Souls Day the Dubrovnik – Neretva County Mayor, Nikola Dobroslavic, and his associates laid wreaths and lit a candle to pay tribute to all the defendants and the victims of the Homeland War at the memorial in the Boninovo cemetery.

After laying the wreaths at Boninovo, representatives of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the City of Dubrovnik and the Croatian House of Commons laid wreaths at Veterans grave in the cemetery in Gospino Polje.

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Today, the 1st of November, is a national holiday in the Republic of Croatia as it is All Saints Day. All over the country people will head to graveyards and cemeteries to lay flowers, traditionally chrysanthemums, and candles on the graves of loved ones and to pay their respects on this holy day.

The origin of All Saints' Day may date back to a Greek Christian tradition from the 4th century, when a festival was held to honour saints and martyrs on the Sunday following Pentecost.

The first recorded All Saints’ Day occurred on the 13th May 609 CE when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon in Rome as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. The Pope dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin and all the martyrs.




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