A press conference was held at the ”Pearl of the Adriatic” on Friday to kick off the Dubrovnik Digital Nomad Ambassadors program.
The Dubrovnik Digital Nomad Ambassadors program was officially launched on Friday, together with the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, and with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board and Saltwater Nomads. In 2021, Dubrovnik hosted the award-winning Digital Nomads-in-Residence program. That same year, the first digital nomad ambassador program was held in Zagreb. You can read a bit more about these events here.
In 2023, Dubrovnik will host a year-round rotation of digital nomad ambassadors. The ambassadors include digital nomads who are remote work experts, community builders, travel content creators, experts on the metaverse, and semi-retired professionals.
During their stay in Dubrovnik, which ranges from 1 week to 1 month, the digital nomads will host meetups, talks, and workshops and share their experience of working remotely from Dubrovnik.
Digital Nomad Ambassadors have proven to be a key part of community-building and awareness-raising in cities looking to attract and cater to remote workers.
All digital nomad ambassadors will be available to meet in person and online throughout the year with their in-person and online ‘office hours’ sessions as they share their experiences living and working remotely in Dubrovnik.
Coming to Dubrovnik in 2023? Meet up with one of our digital nomad ambassadors!
- Network: Ambassadors will host weekly and monthly meetups.
- Get Inspired: Ambassadors will share their experience of working remotely from Dubrovnik and the region.
- Learn: Ambassadors are remote workers who focus on travel, services for remote working communities, or remote workers who specialise in such sectors as SaaS, sales, sailing, acadedia or … the metaverse.
From left to right: Tanja Polegubic, Han Talbot, Jelka Tepšić, Miro Drašković, Helena Bradbury, and Yvonne Worden.
Present at the conference were Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, Miro Drašković, director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Tanja Polegubic, founder of Saltwater Nomads and co-founder of DNA Croatia, and our first three digital nomad ambassadors:
Han, also known online as Han Meets World, is a Creative Project Manager and host of The Remote Life Podcast. A show with a mission to empower people to live their remote life dreams. Originally from the UK, Han has been living and working remotely on-off since 2013 when she was studying for a year in Brazil. She has been leading communications on projects since 2015 in various industries, including digital and influencer marketing for DMOs, tourism boards and travel brands. From events to campaigns, Han has built insights from both a marketer and content creator perspective since 2016, when she created Han Meets World.
Yvonne Worden is a freelance digital marketer and social media manager from Seattle, USA. Like almost every other Seattleite, her first job was working as a Starbucks barista, but since then, she’s taught English in Japan and hopped around Europe and the US as a digital nomad and pet-sitter. As a communications specialist, she’s worked with agencies, small businesses, nonprofits, animal welfare groups, and destination marketing organizations.
Helena is a travel blogger, content creator and podcast host of the Growth in Progress Podcast. Originally from the UK, Helena currently lives in Split, Croatia with her partner on the Croatia Digital Nomad Visa. Helena has been living and working remotely since 2019 and she runs two websites which provide travel guides, itineraries and tips for travel both in the UK and internationally to help make travel easier and more approachable, as well as sharing information about being a digital nomad and how to transition into digital nomadism.
And below we present the full lineup of digital nomad ambassadors who will join Han, Yvonne and Helena in highlighting the qualities of working remotely in Dubrovnik. We’ll share their stories in coming weeks as we profile all Ambassadors across 2023.
- Mita Carriman (April 2023)
- Kristie Sullivan (April-May 2023)
- Aragorn Meulendijks & Jeroen Elout (May 2023)
- Rowena Hennigan (August-September 2023)
- Jeff Burkett & Marlee McCormick (September 2023)
- Dean Kuchel (October 2023)
- Steve Tsentserensky (Various dates 2023)
- Lumin Grace (November 2023)
- Nick, Mahina & Rau Hathaway (December 2023)
Learn more about the Dubrovnik digital nomad ambassadors on the Saltwater page HERE.
You can find more about the ambassadors as they update their experiences on the Dubrovnik Longstay website HERE.