Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović – a senior journalist at The Dubrovnik Times. Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Ivana (or Smile as she is known to all) graduated Media Studies from the University of Dubrovnik. A book worm, coffee addict and want-to-be world traveller Ivana brings her unique local insight, connections and general optimistic and well smiley feel to the Times.


A French national air carrier, Air France, a member of the global airline carrier SkyTeam, brings its first line for Split in the summer of 2019 – Avioradar reports. New line Split - Paris (airport "Roissy - Charles de Gaulle") will be in traffic three times a week in the heart of the season. The flights are planned on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from July 16th to September 1st. Split will be the third destination of Air France in Croatia.

Air France began flying last year for the first time on the Dubrovnik - Paris ("Roissy - Charles de Gaulle") line with two flights a week in the heart of the season. This year, this line will start with traffic even more than three months earlier than last year, on April 6th with one flight per week, on Saturdays. In the heart of the season from July 15th to September 1st this line will have five flights per week, instead of two flights a week last year, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik organizes professional guidance through the current grand retrospective exhibition ''Two Looks Back'' by Tomo Gusic, as the part of the program ''Saturday Coffee in the Gallery'' on this Saturday, January 19th at 10 am.

"Saturday Coffee in the Gallery" is perfect event organized by MOMA Dubrovnik, with which they want to get closer to locals and visitors to Dubrovnik, offering them a different experience of a cultural institution – and a chance to drink coffee with the extraodinary view. Each new exhibition is an opportunity to expand and upgrade the traditional program that the Dubrovnik visitors has recognized and excellently accepted.

Curator of the exhibition, dr. sc. Antun Karaman will take everybody on the tour and bring closer the work of the painter Tomo Gusic.

After expert guidance, all visitors will be able to refresh themselves with coffee and juices and enjoy their time on the terrace with the most beautiful view on the Old City.

The catastrophic fire at the hydropower plant in Plat took three lives on January 10th. To show respect to the employees that lost their lives and their families, as well to mark this tragedy, the Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavic proclaimed this day to be the Day of Mourning.

The day of Mourning is marked by mandatory placing of the flags of the Republic of Croatia on half the spears in all buildings where the state authorities and bodies of local and regional self-government units are located, as well as the buildings where there are headquarters or the activity of legal persons is done.

On the Day of Mourning, no entertainment events can be held.

Legal entities conducting television and radio activities will adjust their programs to mark the Day of Mourning by broadcasting programs that by their nature correspond to the marking of that day.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were seven traffic accidents, where one person had hard injuries and one had light injuries. There were five traffic accidents with material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 396 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 182 measures taken due to speeding, 63 measures due to improper stop and parking, 39 measures because of non-use of the seat belt and eight measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Looking for travel inspiration? Internet is full of suggestions where to go and the world is full of places that you still need to discover. 

Culture Trip, one of the favorite websites of all the travelers who want to learn about the world's culture and creativity, has recenlty published an article with a title that always attracts attention ''11 towns to visit at least once in your lifetime''.

-Yearning to escape the pitfalls that modern living entails? While many travel Instagrammers would recommend a visit to one of the world’s greatest metropolises, a trip to a quaint town is the perfect antidote to those 21st-century blues – writes the author of the article.

Wondering where you are supposed to go at least once in your lifetime? To Dubrovnik, of course. Our beautiful city has been put on the list, alongside with Yangshuo, China, Lalibela, Ethiopia, Santorini, Greece and others.

-Internationally famous for its stunning fortress that lines the waters of the Adriatic Sea, it’s little wonder this Game of Thrones locale is the jewel in Croatia’s tourism crown – the author of the article writes about Dubrovnik.

To see the full list, click here.

Since there is a large number of destinations that are connected with Dubrovnik regularly during the winter, from today, January 14th, a charter program of senior group arrivals from Scandinavia and Germany begins, which will bring more than 30,000 visitors to Dubrovnik to May 11th.

Organized by the travel agency WTouristic, members of the Karaci Group and RSD Reisen from Germany, the winter schedule of senior group arrivals from Germany and Scandinavia starts with one charter per day, until February 11th, when they will start arriving twice a day, all to May 11th. The winter program began already in October 2018, after which it was briefly routed to Split Airport, because of the works at the Dubrovnik airport.

It is a journey that begins and ends in Dubrovnik, during which guests will visit Ston, Makarska, Trogir and Split. They will spend two nights in Dubrovnik hotels - Hotel Rixos Libertas, Hotel Lero, Hotel Villa Paradiso and hotels in the Valamar group. This year, more than 30,000 visitors are scheduled to arrive until May 11th, while next year's plan is to bring 65,000 visitors.

German air carrier Condor announced the third line to Zadar in its summer flight schedule – Avioradar reports. Condor started to fly to Zadar just last year, on the Zadar - Frankfurt line. For this year, a new line Zadar - Hannover has already been announced.

The third line will connect Zadar with Düsseldorf. On the Zadar - Düsseldorf line there will be two flights a week, on Mondays and Fridays from June 7th to October 25th 2019. Airbus A320 aircraft will fly on this line from the fleet of Spanish company Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics.

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics is a new airline owned by the Thomas Cook tourism group headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

American Rock Band Garbage will have their first concert in Croatia on this year's INmusic Festival, which will be held at Jarun, Croatia from June 24th to June 26th. The band will have only two concerts in this part of Europe, one of which will take place in Zagreb.

Garbage shared the happy news with their fans on social media.

- Delighted to announce we'll be playing INmusic Festival in Zagreb, Croatia this summer on June 25th – the band wrote at their official Facebook page that is followed by almost 1 million people.

For those who don't know, Garbage is an American rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The band consists of Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar), Duke Erikson (guitar, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar), and Butch Vig (drums), all of whom are involved in songwriting and production, and have currently sold over seventeen million albums worldwide.

The band joined other announced bands on the Croatia's biggest international open-air festival – INmusic, such as The Cure, Foals, LP, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Peter, Bjorn and John.

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