Within the project Digital Nomads-in-Residence – Central Istria, Central Istria Tourist Board hosted 1 digital nomads from December 14 to 2022, 12, who during their stay got to know central Istria as a destination for remote work.
"The Tourist Board of Central Istria has been implementing the project Live and Work in Central Istria since 2021 (Live and work in central Istria), with the aim of attracting digital nomads to a destination outside the main tourist season. At the beginning of December 2022, with partners - Saltwater Nomads, the Digital Nomad Association Croatia (DNA) and the Development Agency of the Heart of Istria from Pazin - the implementation of the second part of the project began., she said Sanja Kantaruti, director of the Tourist Board of Central Istria.
As part of the project, digital nomads learned more about the possibilities of staying and working remotely from central Istria, and through visits to winegrowers, olive groves, taverns and restaurants, they were introduced to enogastronomy, as well as active and adventurous activities in the area. In addition to learning about locations, traditional customs and the rich and varied offer, digital nomads also participated in workshops design thinking - personally and online - whose goal is to create an action plan to attract different profiles of guests to central Istria, in the period before and after the season.
"We expect that the workshops will design thinking to produce valuable proposals and examples of good practice applicable to the territory of the TZ of central Istria", points out Kantaruti. According to her, the first of the two, workation workshop was held in the House of Istrian Prosciutto in Tinjan, in co-organization with the Development Agency of the Heart of Istria, during which digital nomads had the opportunity to connect with local entrepreneurs and identify advantages workation (work + vacation concept) in the area of central Istria. Also, as he states, they were presented with coworking space in Pazin, but also local entrepreneurs and networking opportunities.
Discovering the life of digital nomads in central Istria
Digital nomads Anna Traylor (Twine), Bobby Grubic (Artonix Studios), Han Talbot (The Remote Life), Ronald Tardiff (World Economic Forum), Lorna Lacey (Remote Work Mentor), Lumin Grace participated in the implementation of the project. (Goddess Tapestry), Steve Tsentserensky (SBT Creative), Yvonne Wagoun (White Stag Tourism) and Dean Kuchel (United Nomads).