When it comes to all sort of lists connected to travel destinations, Dubrovnik has the luck to be on most of them. However, the latest list that included our city is not so flattery.
CNN Travel published an article with 12 destinations that travelers might want to avoid this year.
-Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the last 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems. Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next vacation – writes CNN, adding that their list bring places that concious tourists might want to think twice about visiting in 2018.
And there it is – Dubrovnik. Located (on purpose or randomly, we don't know) on the third place of the list, just after Isle of Skye (Scotland) and Barcelona (Spain).
-With UNESCO threatening to take away its World Heritage status due to extreme overcrowding, Dubrovnik has decided to take drastic measures in order to cut tourist numbers.The city is capping the number of people who can scale its 15th century ramparts at 4,000 a day -- 10,388 did so in one day alone bay in August 2016, many drawn by the city's starring role in "Game of Thrones'' – writes CNN. They also add the plan of the Dubrovnik Mayor to cut the number of cruise ships.
Their suggestion is – if you really want to go – to travel independently and spend freely at local businesses that often miss out on money from those on cruisers.
They also give a hint to stay in Cavtat, ''which has a picturesque old town and empty beaches, perfect for escaping the crowds''.