The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Mato Frankovic held a video meeting with the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Croatia, Robert Kohorst, on the topic of tourism activities in the 2020 season, in relation to guests from the USA, which is the most emitting market in Dubrovnik after the Great Britain.
The meeting was also attended by the Head of the Administrative Department for European Funds, Regional and International Cooperation Zrinka Raguz and the Deputy Head of the Administrative Department for Mayor Business Ivana Brnin.
Ambassador Robert Kohorst, who took office in January 2018, was interested in details about the preparation of the City of Dubrovnik for welcoming the first guests when the preconditions are created, such as opening borders and establishing air traffic. When it comes to travels of Americans to Europe, regardless of their unquestionable preference for Dubrovnik, Ambassador Kohorst believes that the situation is currently uncertain because it is subject to constant changes related to the COVID 19 infection and epidemiological measures.
The Mayor and the Ambassador also referred to the direct air connection established last year between American Airlines between Dubrovnik and Philadelphia after 28 years and expressed hope that even after the activation of tourist movements and the normalization of the air transport market, direct air connections between the United States and the Republic of Croatia will be re-established.