Today, the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, held a video link meeting with the Deputy Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Croatia, Victoria J. Taylor, on the topic of US citizens' travel to Croatia and Dubrovnik, with emphasis on the upcoming tourist season.
Mayor Franković informed the Deputy Ambassador about the health situation in Croatia and Dubrovnik, which is becoming more favourable, while the arrival and distribution of vaccines brings encouragement and opens space for the belief that the 2021 tourist season will be in line with expectations as June begins.
The mayor pointed out that Dubrovnik is still open to American tourists and that even in January it has recorded the arrival of American citizens. Namely, according to the system of the eVisitor Tourist Board, since the beginning of January 2021, US citizens have spent 586 nights in the Dubrovnik area.
Preparations for the new season are in full swing, the mayor reported "We have invested maximum efforts in the visibility of Dubrovnik in all emitting markets with special emphasis on key ones, obviously including the USA,” he said, reiterating that Dubrovnik is still one of the safest European travel destinations with detailed health and safety protocols, but also historical experience in successfully dealing with epidemics.
An additional incentive are the positive articles from the world's leading media, including the prestigious American business magazine Forbes, which at the end of last year included Dubrovnik on the list of 20 best European destinations for life, work and investment of Americans.
The former Deputy Ambassador of the United States in Zagreb, who will take over the new duty of Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy in January 2021, also confirmed the noticeable interest of her compatriots in traveling to Croatia and Dubrovnik. Victoria J. Taylor emphasized the importance of timely information that the US Embassy will be able to communicate well through its channels.