Saturday, 24 September 2022
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.


Next week, a new package of government measures for both citizens and companies, commented Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, today.

He emphasized again that next week the Croatian Government will come out with a new package of measures that will facilitate the functioning of both citizens and companies in this energy and food crisis, which is not only Croatian but worldwide.

"The measures will benefit our households and people when it comes to the price of electricity and gas; these concerns that exist in schools, kindergartens, colleges, cities, municipalities and other institutions will also be resolved, and you will see that the Government has approached this very seriously. We will create a framework for the normal functioning of everything, and people will see that the Government is there, that we stand by Croatian workers, Croatian families, our pensioners and those socially vulnerable, as well as our economy, to which we will also provide significant support," stressed Prime Minister Plenković.


The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, and the Head of the Administrative Department for European Funds, Regional and International Cooperation, Zrinka Raguž, at the invitation of the City of Quebec and the OWHC organization, will participate in the 16th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) from September 6 to 10.

Mayor Franković will preside over the General Assembly of OWHC, where the results of the 2019-2022 work will be presented. and candidates for the new leadership of the organization. On Thursday, on the World Heritage Cities Solidarity Day, the mayor will present the experiences of the Respect the City project as well as the plan for continuing the development of sustainable tourism in the city of Dubrovnik.

In addition to the continuation of the symposium on Friday, the completion of the work part of the program foresees the election of the new OWHC president, the adoption of the OWHC 2022-2024 Action Plan. and the choice of the host city for the 2024 congress.

In the afternoon of the same day, an academy of the Canadian airline Air Transat, which operates a direct route from Zagreb to Montreal and vice versa, will be held, during which Mayor Franković will meet with the commercial director of the airline. One of the topics will be the extension of the Air Transat flight season into the winter months, considering the strategic goal of the City, which is year-round sustainable tourism.

On Saturday, September 10, at the invitation of the mayor of Quebec, Mayor Franković will be one of the panellists, along with the mayors of Brussels, Vienna and Bordeaux, on the topics of housing issues and mobility challenges.


According to data from the eVisitor tourist check-in and check-out system, 200,456 arrivals and 768,331 overnight stays were recorded in Dubrovnik in August 2022, which is 23 percent more arrivals and 14 percent more overnight stays compared to August last year. During August, 193,840 foreign tourists arrived and achieved 742,145 overnight stays.

Compared to the record year of 2019, 93 percent of tourist traffic was achieved in overnight stays and 84 percent in arrivals in August this year. Most of the guests who stayed in Dubrovnik during August were from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the USA, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Poland and the Netherlands. And according to the type of accommodation in August, there were 83,934 arrivals and 338,853 overnight stays in hotels and 86,644 arrivals and 322,285 overnight stays in private accommodation.

According to the latest data from the eVisitor tourist check-in and check-out system, 16,997 tourists are currently staying in Dubrovnik, and most of them are from the United Kingdom, Germany, USA, France, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands.


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It had a crucial role in enlightening the first community of bitcoin users, which paved the way for the successful expansion of the cryptocurrency in the years that followed. As the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has surged dramatically, it is evident that no crypto faucets would provide such large payments now.

Still, new crypto ventures need to find ways to reach new audiences, and many people are interested in this concept. 

Cryptocurrency faucets facilitate trade between buyers and sellers. Faucets are similar to the discounts offered in exchange for trying out a new mobile app or signing up for a service in the digital realm.

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Instead of receiving a constant stream of cryptocurrency, users of crypto faucets must execute tasks to receive a steady stream of fair rewards.

That's why faucets are a great introduction to the world of cryptocurrency. Nevertheless, it would help if you used extra caution when using cryptocurrency faucets because frauds are frequent in such services.

Some casino websites or apps that advertise themselves as crypto faucet casinos may include malware that might destroy your computer and the data it stores. The best thing you can do to prevent such issues is to use one of the best free faucet crypto casinos.

One reason online casinos are so eager to accept crypto is that modern gamblers are increasingly getting attracted to online casinos that accept cryptocurrencies as a payment option due to growing concerns over identity theft.

Yet, sometimes, cryptocurrency might leave a person puzzled. Most new casino players find it rather challenging to engage in crypto gambling because cryptocurrencies are a conceptual kind of untouchable money. That's why crypto casinos have introduced crypto faucets.

Even though the meaning of "entertainment" is very contextual, playing at a free faucet crypto casino can be time-consuming. Moreover, you must first make a financial commitment to play free faucet crypto casino games.

But this is not something that should stop you from exploring a new thing in the online casino world. Although there is a financial side to making money with crypto gambling, most players seek entertainment.

The good news is that free faucet crypto games provide you with constant entertainment.

Just ignore what anyone has to say or recommend; cryptocurrency is intriguing, as its value is unlikely to remain stable for a long time. Although the value of your coins can fluctuate before, during, or after betting, things get smooth with the experience and time.

If you plan on selling it, there is a good chance that you will lose some of your investment. Due to this increased volatility, it is important to carefully time your cryptocurrency purchases.

You must do some market research, draw conclusions, and take risks. Free faucet crypto casinos are an exciting development for crypto investors who enjoy gaming in their spare time.

Free faucet crypto casinos have their special brand of games. Although not strictly saying a genre, there are similarities amongst the games in this category.

The crypto community prefers games where the player has some control over the outcome, such as those that allow them to plan for a win or use a strategic approach to betting. Assuming you find that appealing, we need to tell you that you are already on the pro list of people who enjoy gambling over anything else.

Moreover, in some ways, the games offered by free faucet crypto casinos are more similar to computer games than traditional casino games. The decentralized ledger technology (Blockchain) underpinnings of crypto betting make it simple for programmers to include the necessary protocols into their games and apps.

Therefore, they tend to be more in-depth, detailed, and intriguing than the standard table and card games. Those games are exclusive and only provided for a limited time on any particular website.

Despite this, they stand out from the crowd of "simple" games and can consistently be remembered.

In the end, we want to tell you that the concept of a crypto faucet is straightforward: after signing up for a digital asset service or visiting a free faucet crypto casino, users are rewarded with free crypto in exchange for performing simple actions like playing games, filling out surveys, watching movies, or clicking ads.

Since the beginning of the year until the end of August, 15 million tourists visited Croatia, and 86.6 million overnight stay were recorded. These figures represent 90 percent of the number from the record breaking year of 2019, whilst the earnings from tourism exceeded 2019 by 2019, according to information from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MINTS) reported.

In terms of destinations with the most overnight stays, Rovinj again dominates, with 3.5 million, followed by Dubrovnik and Poreč with 2.8 million each, Medulin with 2.6 million, Umag with 2.4 million and Split with 2.4 million in the first eight months.

Among foreign tourists, Germans had by far the most overnight stays, 19.8 million, followed by Slovenians with 8.8 million. They are followed by tourists from Austria with 6.5 million overnight stays, Poland with 5.7 million, the Czech Republic with 5.2 million and Italians with 3.7 million, and in the top ten there are also Slovaks, Dutch and tourists from the United Kingdom.

The ministry stated that from the beginning to August 30 of this year, that the revenue from tourism was 64 percent more than last year, which would be expected, and 38 percent more than 2019, which is much higher than predicted.

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac, congratulated the entire sector, adding that apart from tourist traffic, which is physically almost at the level of 2019, they are particularly satisfied with the financial results, which are even better than that year.


Pollution of the sea by feces, more precisely by the bacteria Escherichia coli, was recorded at the “Ispod zidina” beach on Korčula, which is why it is not recommended to swim there until further notice, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County reported on Thursday.

Pollution with feces, by sampling the sea for swimming, was determined on Wednesday by the county Institute of Public Health.

"It was determined that the results of the analysis exceed the limit values for the microbiological indicator of Escherichia coli," the County states.

The sampling of the sea will be repeated until the pollution stops, and official signs prohibiting swimming will be placed.


The most beautiful city in the world! - this is how the former Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, who is spending her vacation in the Dubrovnik area, described the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.

The former President spent time in Konavle, tasted local delicacies and listened to traditional vocal groups, took a boat around the town and around the Elaphite islands, stopped at Lopud and took a few selfies with the town in the background.

And many of her followers on Facebook praised the fact that she plumped on Dubrovnik as her holiday destination.

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At 16:03 the wider Dubrovnik region felt yet another earthquake, the third in two days.

The earthquake with an epicentre of 3.8 degrees on the Mercalli scale was recorded 8 kilometres from Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was felt in parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in Dubrovnik, according to the first information from the EMSC service.

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