The Dubrovnik cable car hangs silent as it has been closed to the public since the 25th of April, and all the indicators show that it will remain closed at least until the 1st of July.
As Dubrovnik and visitors to the city get set for a second month without one of the most popular tourist attractions local travel agencies and tourist businesses are counting the cost of lost earnings. However, the cable cars loss is quite clearly the Dubrovnik City Walls gain. “Whatever the case the City of Dubrovnik in this situation isn’t losing anything. Quite the contrary we are earning as in the meantime the number of visitors on the Dubrovnik City Walls has increased,” commented the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic.
He pointed out evidence that since the cable car has been closed the number of visitors to the Dubrovnik City walls has increased by 40 percent when compared to the same period from last year. “From this 40 percent increase in ticket sales 60 percent is paid into the City of Dubrovnik’s budget,” added the Mayor. He did however express his desire that the situation with the cable car is solved as soon as possible.