Ten digital nomads from different parts of the world have been selected to spend a free month in the City of Dubrovnik, explore the destination in detail and use their experience to help create a better atmosphere for future nomads who will choose Dubrovnik as their place of work.
This is the summary of yesterday's press conference held in Lazareti on the topic of the realization of the project "The Dubrovnik digital nomad-in-residence". It is a joint project of the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik, in cooperation with Total Croatia News and Saltwater Nomads.
In October last year, the city of Dubrovnik hosted the first conference "Dubrovnik for digital nomads" and as the leader of this initiative in Croatia presented itself as a year-round destination. Encouraged by the success of the October conference, Dubrovnik continues its serious focus on diversifying the tourist offer and developing new facilities with this project.
Details on the significance of the project for the City, as well as the details of the competition and the selection of nomads were presented by Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšić, Director of the Tourist Board Ana Hrnić, Tanja J. Polegubić from Saltwater Nomads and Paul Bradbury, founder and editor of Total Croatia News.
"Ten digital nomads arrive in Dubrovnik on April 23 where they will work, get to know our city, culture, way of life. We hope for a quality global promotion, but it is important that through workshops we receive first-hand feedback from our competitors in order to be able to become an even better destination for nomads.”Said the director of the Tourist Board Ana Hrnić.
Tanja J. Polegubić presented ten digital nomads selected from 115 applications for the competition held in March this year: Kelsey Kay Love, Marlee McCormick, Alyssa Isogawa, Albert Canigueral, Charlie Brown, Zoltan Nagy, Kaisu Koskela, Ron Tardiff, Carolyn Zelikow and Rob Schubert. They all already have extensive experience in remote work, and come from a variety of industries, from production, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship and the media.
Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšić said that the goal is to introduce guests to the city and its surroundings and include them in all cultural and public programs so that they can further attract their friends, families and more digital nomads and thus eventually become a kind of ambassadors of Dubrovnik.
"This city administration is focused on changing the tourist product, on creating one content that is intended for different interest groups. Our city can really offer an exceptional lifestyle that is also Mediterranean, but which in the end is only Dubrovnik ” said Deputy Tepšić and thanked the collaborators in the project and emphasized that all digital nomads will be included in cultural programs, as well as getting to know the city and its surroundings.
Project associate Paul Bradbury emphasized that this is a completely different destination strategy. “Our goal is to include digital nomads in the life of the community, we will work with them and thus learn from them what they really need from the destination where they workBradbury emphasized on this occasion.
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