Wednesday, 28 October 2020

British tourists have been the most numerous in Dubrovnik for the past few years and this year is not different with more Brits arriving than any other nationality. According to figures just released by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board there have been 1.21 million tourist arrivals in Dubrovnik so far this year. This is seven percent more than the same period last year and the number of overnight stays has also increased, this time by 4 percent with a total of 4.01 million overnights stays in the first ten months of the year.

According to the system of registration and e-visitor booking system, in Dubrovnik in October there were 112,571 tourist arrivals, which is nine percent more than in the same month last year, while overnights were seven percent more than last year, or 365,518.

The top list of countries from which tourists came in the first ten months were traditionally led by guests from the UK, followed by guests from the USA, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Croatia, Italy, Finland and Canada.

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, located just 1.4 kilometers away from the Old City of Dubrovnik, will have a complete refurbishment in 2019! The makeover is scheduled for the spring of next year and is supposed to bring a fresh new vibe, but also to re-emerge the hotel as an icon of private boutique luxury and design.

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik is carved into a cliffside, with the pebble beach underneath it and it's only 10-minute walk away from the historical core of Dubrovnik, which makes it quite attractive to tourists.

According to the website Hospitality Design, Lisbon-based firm Tereza Prego Design Studio will oversee the redesign.

-Home to 91 guestrooms and suites, the hotel will strengthen its connection to the surrounding nature, restructuring each of its individually designed spaces as a ship platform floating upon the nearby sea. Transformed to capture the serenity of the Mediterranean setting, the property will reflect the natural colors of the locale through a contemporary and sophisticated lens, with a dash of whimsy as well – it’s stated at the website.

Time for fun before the weekend! Take our Dubrovnik personality test and discover which Dubrovnik fortress best suits your character.

Are you Minceta, Bokar, Lovrjenac or Revelin? Take these ten simple fun questions and discover which fortress you are.

 

Croatian airports handled 7.56 million passengers over the first eight months of 2018, an increase of 10.5 percent from the same period in 2017, the state statistics bureau said on Friday.

In August 2018 alone, the number of passengers recorded was 1.8 million, or 7.6 percent up year-on-year.

Out the country's nine airports, the top three in terms of passenger traffic in August were Split Airport with 625,000 passengers, 5.8 percent up year-on-year, Dubrovnik Airport with 479,000, or 9.2 percent up, and Zagreb Airport, with 372,000 passengers, or 7.2 percent up.

These were followed by Pula Airport, which handled 161,000 passengers (16.9 percent up) and Zadar Airport with 115,000 (4.3 percent down) - with Zadar being the only airport to register a year-on-year drop.

Rijeka Airport had 40,000 passengers (18.4 percent up), Osijek Airport received 9,500 (33.2 percent up), the airport of the island of Brac registered slightly over 6,000 passengers (4.2 percent up), while the smallest airport, on the island of Mali Losinj, saw a 24 percent increase in passenger traffic, handling little over a 1,000 people.

By country of origin, the top five groups of foreigners arriving to the country via air travel were from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain - with only the numbers of British travellers recording a drop, while visitors from the other four countries increased.

All airports combined handled 1,017 tonnes of cargo in August 2018, or 1.1 percent up from the same month the year before, and 7,900 tonnes over the entire January-August period, or 41 percent up from the first eight months of 2017.

Du Motion – Runners Days’ Dubrovnik celebrates its first five years in 2019! If you are a runner or simply want a challenge, there’s no better place to run than Dubrovnik. 

After four successful events, fifth will be even better and that’s proven with the latest information from the organizers.
-Dear runners, 2/3 of registrations for Dubrovnik Half Marathon are already gone! Don't miss out on the chance of running with us next April, register as soon as possible – they wrote on their social media.

If this sounds interesting to you, you should know that on April 27th and 28th there will be Du Motion races: Dubrovnik Half Marathon – the race with a five-star endorsement by European Athletics, Run The Wall – challenging race along the ancient Dubrovnik City Walls and 5K – a fun charity citizens’ race.

-Enjoy the scenic courses that explore the old city and the waterfront with their start and finish along the historic main street Stradun in the heart of Dubrovnik old town. Join the runners from all over the world and be a part of unique Du Motion experience!- organizers say. You can join this great event through their official website.

The latest Dubrovnik video out of the LMT Studio portfolio is truly stunning. Entitled “A City of Eternal Inspiration” the video was shot in the ancient Old City of Dubrovnik and follows the it as it slowly wakes up.

LMT Studio have teamed up with the musical composition of Nena Ćorak with the piece “The City Awakes” from the album “A picture of the city.” And features Đive Kušelj on flute, Anis Koncic on violin, Vanda Đanić on cello and on piano Alberto Frka.

Truly a great video – check it out below

It has been a relatively mild and warm start to the autumn period in southern Croatia with temperatures in Dubrovnik in the very high teens and apart from a few days of recent rain the weather has been stable. And this weekend as the warmer temperatures continue we could see a weather record broken for the warmest day in November. The website Dalmacija Danas has reported that this weekend as a warm front is expected to hit.

And forecasts from the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service the weather on Saturday and Sunday will be between 19 and 25 degrees on the Dalmatian coastline, whilst inland temperatures will be between 14 and 20 degrees.

And with the warm front expected to hit on Saturday the temperatures could well jump up into the high twenties. This is close to record breaking levels as the highest November recorded temperature in many Dalmatian cities is around 28 degrees.

In fact it could be a weekend of swimming, yes November swimming in Dubrovnik, as the sea temperature is currently 20 degrees in Dubrovnik and with the warmer air temperatures it might be a possibility to get those swimming costumes out of the wardrobe.

Are there oil reserves buried deep under the Croatian countryside? Move over Qatar here comes Croatian oil. Seven locations in north-western and central Croatia have been earmarked as possible sites of oil and natural gas and the government is inviting interested parties to apply for the right to drill.

The Energy Minister, Tomislav Coric, said that the localities do not include existing fields, or any protected national parks or nature parks.

The government-issued permits for each locality will have a maximum duration of 30 years, which includes exploration and exploitaton.

Coric said that the new permits represent a continuation of previous and that the goal is to find new oil and gas fields suitable for exploration in the continental parts of the country.

During his farewell tour of Croatia, the Indian Ambassador to Croatia, Sandeep Kumar, found a very creative way to say goodbye to the friends and colleagues he had met during his time in the country.

He painted several images to describe all the things that had occurred during his mandate in Croatia. And he even presented a portrait of the Croatian President directly to her in her offices.

He painted the Croatian success in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the parliamentary elections and the Zagreb cathedral.

Zagreb Mayor, Milan Bandić, received from the ambassador an image of the Zagreb Cathedral and Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, was pictured in the 2016 parliamentary elections.

It is one of the most important religious holidays of the calendar and the graveyards and cemeteries of Dubrovnik are awash with flowers and candles.

All Saint’s Day, the 1st of November, is the day in the year when families pay their respects to loved ones who are no longer with them. Wreathes and candles decorated the main Dubrovnik cemetery, Boninovo, last night as preparations for All Saint’s day began.

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