Monday, 20 November 2017
The Dubrovnik Times

The Dubrovnik Times


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.

IKEA Croatia has achieved great results in the third year of its operations in Croatia.

According to IKEA’s data, in the third business year that lasted from September 2016 to the end of August 2017, the company realized 622.4 million Kunas in turnover or 9.6 percent more in comparison to the second business year.

The company’s data also show that during the last business year, more than 1.7 million people visited IKEA store in Zagreb, whilst more than 5 million people visited IKEA’s website in Croatia.

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The largest number of orders was from the Split-Dalmatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Primorje-Gorje and Istria counties as well as from the Zagreb County.

‘’Excellent business results with a record growth in the third year of our operations in Croatia enabled further investments in employees, out of which almost 8,000 hours were invested in training and education. In accordance with the principles of diversity and inclusiveness, almost 53 percent of employees in the department store IKEA Zagreb are women who also account for 56 percent of our management’’, emphasized IKEA Croatia.

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Dubrovnik is full of colour today, as All Saints Day approaches. Chrysanthemums, roses, carnations, glorious bouquets and floral arrangements can be seen all over the city and especially at the Gruz market, as hundreds of people prepare for this important religious holiday.

Many people have already visited the graves of their loved ones and placed flowers, but tomorrow even more flowers will be seen all over Dubrovnik as the city marks the day.

See all sort of beautiful flowers in photo gallery made by Zeljko Tutnjevic.




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