Wednesday, 28 October 2020

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The chronic lack of workers in Croatia was highlighted on Monday when the Croatian Employment Bureau introduced measures to give work permits to 650 migrants.

A combination of people leaving the country to search for a brighter future in other EU member states and a general decline in the overall population has left Croatia with huge gaps in the labour market.

Since last year, the Government of the Republic of Croatia has raised quotas for work permits for foreign workers. Last year 7,279 foreign nationals were granted work permits in Croatia. So far this year a whopping 29,769 foreign workers can get a permit to work in Croatia, although the interest in foreign workers actually taking up this opportunity has been limited.

“Our economy has a chronic lack of labour. Employers have long warned about the uncompetitive state,” commented the Croatia Employers Association.

The employers' association reported that trends show that across Europe there is still a shortage of workers, so this is a problem that even the most developed countries are dealing with.

They added that the current prescribed method of determining the quotas is excessively formal, non-flexible and contrary to the dynamic labour market. That is why Croatia has been struggling with attracting workers from abroad. The only countries from which people are coming to work with us are neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia. Salary is, of course, among the most important factors.


To mark the All Saints' Day, the mayor of the Municipality of Konavle Bozo Lasic decided to follow the example of the Port of Dubrovnik. Municipality reports that the parking lot next to the bus terminal in Cavtat will be free of charge until Saturday, November the 3rd.

Just a reminder - parking ''A'' in the Port of Dubrovnik is free today and on the holiday, November 1st, until 3 pm. That will especially suit those who are planning to visit the Gruz Market during these two days.

Dubrovnik Museums will change their working hours on Saturday, November 3rd. 

The Maritime Museum will be open for visitors every day expect Mondays, and it will work from 9 am to 4 pm. The Etnographic Museum in the Holes Granary will work every day except Tuesdays the same working hours – from 9 am to 4 pm.

Cultural History Museum at the Rector's Palace will also work from 9 to 4 pm every day. Exhibitions “Early Medieval Sculpture in Dubrovnik and environs” and “Revelin – Archaeological Research/Spatial Development/Foundry”, placed in the Revelin Fort, will be open every day from 10 am to 4 pm, besides Wednesdays.

Also, Dubrovnik Museums won't work on Christmas (December 25th), New Year (January 1st) and Saint Blaise (February 3rd).

The creative team from One Frame Media has published a promotional video for Miss Croatia, Ivana Mudnic Dujmina that was filmed on the beautiful locations all over Dubrovnik.

Ivana started her beauty pageant journey as the Miss of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In September she got the title of the most beautiful lady in Croatia and she’ll represent our country on the Miss World competition that will be held in Sanya, China on Saturday, 8th December. Contestants will arrive in Sanya on November 9th and prepare for the big event.

Take a look at this amazing video and try to decide who looks more beautiful: Ivana or Dubrovnik...

The old real estate adage of location, location, location is just as true when talking about restaurants. And the Bistro Tavulin in Dubrovnik is in prime location.

We could give you the address of Bistro Tavulin to help you find it but you won’t need it. One of the most important landmarks in the historic walled city of Dubrovnik is the iconic St. Blaise Church. It is literally slap bang in the heart of the city and dominates the skyline from any angle. And Bistro Tavulin is directly behind it. And by directly we really mean directly. You’ll have lunch touching the stone walls of this ancient church.

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Creative colours of Bistro Tavulin 

And what a lunch you’ll have in this stunning restaurant. In fact, Tavulin Bistro is one of the very few eateries in the whole of Dubrovnik that is listed in the Michelin Guide. Yes, a Michelin restaurant in the very heart of the Old City, how can you go wrong. In fact, Michelin wrote on their guide that Tavulin is “Aimed at tourists but offering more than your typical bistro is this old town restaurant with its rustic beamed dining room and neatly set pavement tables. The concise menu offers classic Croatian dishes with subtle modern touches and a Mediterranean edge the set four course 'Dubrovnik Dinner' is a steal.”

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Whether you decide to go al fresco in the Mediterranean sunshine or snuggle up in the cosy dining room Bistro Tavulin will be a good choice. You are having lunch or dinner in the centre of the city, in fact sitting amongst thousand-year old history, and yet you are tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik life.

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The menu is traditionally Dubrovnik inspired by with a great funky twist brought on by a creative chef. We especially love the fact that the menu highlights the traditional Dubrovnik dishes. Just look for the sign, or emblem, of the City of Dubrovnik, on the menu next to a meal and you’ll know that you are tasting real Dubrovnik cooking. And with À la carte meals starting from as little as 200 Kuna you’re also not going to break the bank.

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How's that for a central location! 

At the suggestion of members of the Tourist Council and because of the growing interest of the travel agencies from Bulgaria, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board organized a presentation of the Dubrovnik tourist offer in Sofia to introduce it to the Bulgarian market.

The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia and the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik had the presentation of Dubrovnik at the hotel in the center of Sofia.

The presentation was attended by Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia Ljerka Alajbeg and Minister Counsellor of the Croatian Embassy in Bulgaria, Jelica Kristo. At the beginning of the presentation, the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia expressed her satisfaction with the presentation of Dubrovnik in Bulgaria and discussed the friendly connections since 1230, when the Bulgarian car Ivan Asen II. gave Croatia a Free Trade Charter throughout the Bulgarian Empire. Last year, the Memorial Panel of the Free Trade was presented by the President of the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria Bojko Borisov and the mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Frankovic in Dubrovnik and confirmed the historical ties between Bulgaria and Croatia.

Sandra Milovcevic, a Head of the Communication Department of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board presented to the Bulgarian tourist agencies and journalists the beauties and tourist offer of Dubrovnik as well as all year long events, with a special emphasis on the Dubrovnik Winter Festival and the excellent flight connections with Dubrovnik during the winter months. The workshop was attended by 30 Bulgarian tourist agents and representatives of Bulgarian media.

Bulgaria is a very interesting and prosperous tourist market for Croatia and Dubrovnik. In 2017, around 4000 Bulgarian tourists visited Dubrovnik, which made about 10,000 overnight stays. After a successful presentation, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board expects an increase in the arrivals of Bulgarian tourists to Dubrovnik.

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Whether you’d like to become a licensed broker or start investing in the future, there are many reasons why you should learn the ins and outs of real estate.

Aside from the basic necessities like food, air, and water, people also need shelter. That means there’s always a need for a place to live in. Historically, real estate has been one of the wealthiest industries of all time. There’s big money in real estate, but most people have the misconception that you also need big money to enter it. Residential houses, commercial properties, and the land itself are expensive to own — and that is where most of us get it wrong. You don’t need to fully own land or property to start making money in real estate.

A good example of a place to invest in real estate is in Croatia. Last year alone, they were able to set a record breaking 102 million overnight stays and was visited by more than 18 million tourists. Now, is the time for you to start learning about real estate and here’s how you can start.

Start Learning About Real Estate Investing

There’s lots of schools that offer courses that’ll get yourself credentials if that’s the route you want to take. In addition, if you’re dabbling into real estate as a second career choice or as a backup plan, there are short and easy online courses that you can enroll in.

Why Take Classes Online?

It’s Flexible and Convenient

Online classes are great if you’re interested but unable to commit to something that will disrupt your everyday schedule. It’s also most likely your reason for going into real estate: you don’t want something that’s fixed and routinary. With online classes, you have the freedom to take lessons when and wherever you want - whether it’s on your break time in your current job, while the kids are sleeping, late at night when you’re most awake, etc.

You also have the option to break the lessons down into shorter periods depending on how you want them. There’s no pressure in finishing the whole online class in one sitting. It’s entirely up to you.

It Saves Time and Money

Generally, online classes are much more affordable compared to taking classes in a physical school. This is one of the significant benefits if you’re still starting and don’t have the funds that you can allocate for matriculation. Aside from the money that you’re saving on tuition, you’re also saving on any additional costs that come with going out to class like gas or fare, food, school supplies, and more.

You need to save all the money you can at this stage so, that when you start investing you’ll have as much capital as you need. You have to know that you are not alone, there are a lot of people potential real estate investors looking at Croatia. So, naturally timing and capital is important.

Complete Content and Availability of Resources

Within the classroom, you’re limited to the information that’s in whatever books you’ve brought and the modules that your teacher provides. One concept you can’t understand, and you’ll find yourself lost and unable to catch up. With online classes, everything you need to follow a lesson is usually provided. On the other hand, if anything is missing, you have the option to take the time to research it online.

Variety of Subjects

There’s a variety of lessons that cover different aspects of real estate that’s available online. You won’t be limited to what the school’s curriculum sets for you. Some lessons could teach you the basics, and there are those that even professionals can take to further their education.

The Chance to Review

Unlike in real classrooms, the lessons don’t have to end once the bell rings. You can continue anywhere you left off, and you can also keep going back to any lesson anytime you need.

Granted, taking real estate online classes might demand more hard work and self-reliance. But by motivating yourself and being determined, there’s no reason for choosing an alternative learning course to stop you from being successful in real estate investing.

Sounds, easy enough? Here are ways on how you can earn from real estate investing after finishing your training classes:

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As a Real Estate Agent

A lot of people consider being a real estate agent as a profession because of its many advantages. One, no one is keeping tabs on you. It’s entirely up to you on how you want to manage your time and your priorities. It’s a lucrative business that’s easy to enter. Also, there’s the satisfaction of helping others find their dream homes. Simply put, it’s a social and active career.

As An Investor

There are proven ways that you can profit from real estate without having to be an agent. You can either buy and hold properties to be able to generate passive income. One way of doing so is to leverage residential and even vacation rentals. You can definitely hit the jackpot if you find a property that’s situated in a busy tourist spot. The city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of the most popular destinations in the world for tourists, has a booming rental real estate industry. And it keeps getting stronger every year. If you’re having a hard time finding a good property to generate passive income may be able to help give you some tips and information moving forward.


The print media in Croatia is following the downward circle of the rest of the world with information released on the drop in circulations in 2017. The National Competition Agency conducted a survey of the leading newspapers in Croatia and the results reveal that not only are circulations falling but also the amount of advertising revenue.

The tabloid newspaper 24 Sata had the largest circulation in Croatia in 2017 and Jutarnji List had the biggest income from advertising.

In total 43 publishers were involved in the survey which looked at advertising revenues and circulation numbers over the past year. Just over 66 million daily newspapers were sold in Croatia last year which when compared to 2014 when 91 million were sold is a substantial drop. And the circulation figures from 2017 were down 10 percent on 2016.

24 Sata is the most popular newspaper in Croatia and holds between 30 and 40 percent of all newspapers bought. Whilst Jutarnji List is the most profitable with between 20 and 30 percent of the advertising market share. However, all the leading newspapers in the country reported a drop in advertising income in 2017.

As far as ownership is concerned there are two major players on the Croatian newspaper scene. Styria AG, which owns 24 Sata and Vecernji List has between 50 and 60 percent of the market share and Hanza Media, which owns Jutarnji List and Slobodna Dalmacija, has between 30 and 40 percent of the market share.

Yesterday the Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšić welcomed students of the Graduate Study of Tourism from the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur in Switzerland, who are staying on a study trip in the City of Dubrovnik.

The head of the Department for Tourism, Economy and Sea Marko Miljanić held a presentation on the topic of tourism management challenges in Dubrovnik, explaining the causes of the current situation in Dubrovnik, with insights into recent historical data, since the arrival of the first cruiser in Dubrovnik in 1999 to the overcrowding problems today.

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The Deputy Mayor explained to the Swiss students about the tourist results achieved by Dubrovnik and the challenges the city faces. The management of an increasing number of visitors and at the same time the preservation of UNESCO's protected heritage was highlighted. And this is the reason behind the Respect the City project which is a set of measures that aim to raise sustainable tourism. "We have a great responsibility to protect the city as a living, safe and beautiful place to live," Tepšić said.

The study tour will provide students with new experiences and insights to combine the theory and practice to enrich their knowledge acquired at the university. The goal of traveling to Dubrovnik is to explore the destination and hear some of the challenges that the city administration and tourism workers face.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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