Saturday, 21 July 2018

Turkish National Airline - Turkish Airlines, a member of the Global Airline Association Star Alliance consecutively annually boosts its line between Dubrovnik and Istanbul – Avioradar reports.

This line started flying only in May 2016 with only 3 flights per week. There are currently 11 flights per week on this line. In the upcoming winter flight schedule from October 2018 to the end of 2019, there will be 4 flights a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the same schedule as last year in the winter.

Already from the beginning of the summer flight schedule, from March 31st, 2019, there will be 11 flights per week. But from June 24th, 2019, this line will be increased to 14 flights per week, or more precisely: it will have two flights a day – Avioradar writers.

Specialized congress industry magazine ‘’Kongres Magazine’’ has rated 84 congress destinations in different categories and Dubrovnik is ranked first in the category of destinations that can host about one thousand congressmen.

Meetings Star is an award for outstanding achievements in the congress tourism of Europe, in the field of marketing communication of destinations, congresses, events and congressional service providers. The award recognizes businesses that are showing achievements in the congress industry.

The Editorial Board of the Kongres magazine this year prepared an overview of the best congress destinations in the region, which were evaluated in the context of the KONGRES MEETOLOGUE project. Destinations were evaluated according to 75 different criteria, from natural and cultural factors; security, general and traffic infrastructure; tourism infrastructure and congress infrastructure, ICCA index, quality of life etc. According to the results of the secret ballot, Dubrovnik received a total score of 4.33 (out of 5), and is on the top of the list in front of Villach and Klagenfurt in Austria.

Dubrovnik has once again proved to be a successful world tourist destination by ranking at the top of the best in the congress industry in Europe and as the best in the region. These awards are a result of the joint efforts of the tourism industry representatives in the congress segment, from hoteliers and specialized organizers of business meetings and events, to the Congress Office of the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik, which invest in the promotion of Dubrovnik as a congress and incentive destination. This title is a confirmation of excellence and a stimulation for further work in order to further increase the quality of the congress offer but also to Dubrovnik as a destination as a whole.

A reader of The Dubrovnik Times had a surprise this morning when you noticed this hammock swinging in the morning sunshine between Kupari and Srebreno in Zupa.

It would appear that a tourist doesn’t ned Airbnb or, just two relatively strong trees and he has his bed for the night. It is however against the Croatian law to camp “wild” and without registering yourself as a guest in the country.


The city of Dubrovnik funded the Water Rescue Service at publich beaches: Dance, Sulic, Bellevue, Mandrac, Stikovica and on Kalamota with 650 thousand kuna. It will be conducted by the Dubrovnik Red Cross Society. By involving the City in this Dubrovnik Red Cross project, Dubrovnik is also being promoted as a tourist destination that cares about the health and safety of its fellow citizens and visitors to the city beaches, where licensed rescuers and first aid teams will be every day. 

Rescuers of the Croatian Red Cross are trained to rescue life on water and provide first aid. Applying first aid procedures is the beginning of helping to injured or suddenly injured persons. It is used to save life, prevent complications and disabilities and shorten the duration of treatment and recovery. The first aid teams is made by the young employees of Red Cross who have undergone a basic and advanced course of providing first aid and basic knowledge about the Red Cross and communication skills.

During the summer months, the young Red Cross team with basic medical equipment helps fellow citizens and tourists who experience problems of weakness, exhaustion, heat stroke, sunburn, dehydration, burns, sprains and wrists, cuts, blisters, fractures, contusions, insect bites , headaches, panic attacks...

This year, the entire project is being carried out in the city of Dubrovnik: Stradun, Dubrovnik walls, Dubrovnik beaches, Lokrum island and Ston walls, 60 young people are included, all with advanced knowledge of first aid.

The project is being carried out for the fourth year in a row, and over the past years, tourists have expressed great satisfaction with this kind of approach to the guests, stressing that the symbol of the Red Cross, which is recognizable everywhere in the world, brings a sense of security.

The Polish national air carrier LOT Polish Airlines (LO / LOT), a member of the global airline association Star Alliance, announced its new line Warsaw – Dubrovnik flights as a line that will operate the whole year around – Avioradar reports.

This new line started flying in May this year with six flights a week.

It is now extended to the entire winter flight schedule from November 2018 until the end of March 2019. On this line in the winter period there will be 4 flights a week, or more precisely - Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Chinese delegation, headed by the Ambassador of People’s Republic of China in Croatia Hu Zhaoming met with the Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic and his associates at a meeting about the inclusion of Chinese policemen in the "Safe Tourism Season" project.

At a meeting in the Old City, Mayor Frankovic thanked for the ceremony that was held a day earlier on the Stradun and praised the relations between the two countries. However, one problem has also been highlighted on the meeting, the fact that one part of the tourist groups from China do not use official, licensed guides to tour the historic core of Dubrovnik. In this issue, the Mayor stressed the importance of Chinese policemen who will help communicate with responsible persons in such cases. It was also said that 16 Chinese guides were given a license to make Dubrovnik tours, so there is also a legal way to tour in Chinese language.

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Ambassador Hu Zhaoming said that six Chinese police officers who were deployed by three police administrations, including Dubrovnik-Neretva, by mid-August, will assist in such situations. It is also said that a letter will be sent to the agencies that bring Chinese guests to Dubrovnik to regulate this issue. Chinese tourists encounter problems in our city highlighting the inability to use advanced payment technology and the lack of Chinese restaurants. He also stressed that the relations between the two states are the best so far, there is an increasing number of Chinese tourists coming to Croatia, the growing commodity exchange and the export of Croatia to China, China invests significant amounts here, and a contract for a major construction work on Komarna – Peljesac bridge has recently been signed. The bridge will build a Chinese consortium China Road and Bridge Corporation, whose manager Lu Shengwei said he is currently looking for associates in Croatia and guaranteeing the quality and deadlines of the project.

Cultural co-operation topics were also talked about and the opportunity for a visit of the prominent Chinese pianist at the forthcoming Dubrovnik Summer Festival was mentioned.

Meryem Uzerli, world famous Turkish-German actress and model came to Dubrovnik few days ago and couldn't miss the chance to cheer for Croatian team in the World Cup Final! She published photos and videos from Dubrovnik, wearing Croatian jersey, with the name Mandzukic on the back. She got numerous reactions from all over the world and Croatias were especially euphoric. 

In case you didn't know, Meryem Uzreli rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won numerous accolades, including a Golden Butterfly Award.


In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 27 traffic accidents, of which there were 14 with injured persons, where five persons were heavily injured, 11 had light injuries while 13 traffic accidents had material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 727 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 327 measures taken due to speeding, 61 due to improper overtaking, 53 measures due to improper stop and parking, 77 measures because of non-use of the seat belt and 16 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Songs, fireworks, car horns and flags blocked one of the main roads in Dubrovnik as fans celebrated Croatia’s impressive World Cup campaign that will see them coming home with the silver, the best result ever for the Croatian national football team.

On the main gate into the historic Old City of Dubrovnik a mass celebration was held that blocked the road for cars, buses and taxis…but who cares Croatia are silver medallists. Police made sure that the parade was lead safely but the sheer amount of people meant that the road had to be closed.

Dubrovnik has never seen scenes like this before, the city will not sleep tonight as supporters welcome a magnificent World Cup, a championship in which Croatia has stolen the hearts of millions of football fans with their never say die attitude and extreme hard work. As one UK publication wrote on their headline – France won the World Cup but Croatia won the hearts of millions.

Thank you “Vatreni” for making the summer of 2018 a summer never to forget.

The sun may have set on the Croatian World Cup campaign after losing 4 – 2 to France in Moscow but the team has certainly done the nation proud.

Zlatko Dalic and his side will return home to a hero’s welcome, and it is well deserved. They made history. The first time that they have made it to the final of a World Cup and the smallest nation to reach a World Cup final since Uruguay in 1950.

Croatian fans, whilst a little disappointed, are extremely proud of their team’s achievements. Celebrations will continue long into the night; this video was the scene on the tiny Dubrovnik island of Kolocep just after the final whistle.




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