October 2020 saw the first-ever digital nomad conference in Croatia, Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads, which was organised by the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Saltwater Nomads and Total Croatia News, with support from DNA Croatia.
Exactly a year to the year after that conference, the key stakeholders reconvened for a workshop called ‘1 Year On: Dubrovnik for Digital Nomads’ in order to present the case study for the Digital Nomads-in-Residence project, as well as an overall update on progress.
And what progress there has been! Dubrovnik Tourist Board director Ana Hrnic announced the following:
- The opening of no less than 3 coworking spaces, at strategic parts of the city – Lazareti by the old town, the Red History Museum in Gruz, and Sunset Beach in Lapad.
- The first co-living space in Dubrovnik.
- A new planned information website for Dubrovnik, with its own visual identity, dedicated to longer-stay visitors.
- A check-in point for DNs at the main tourist board office at Pile Gate by the old town.
- A Dubrovnik Digital Nomad Card.
The Dubrovnik digital nomad card, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will be launched soon, offering discounts for nomads from participating businesses. The city recently invited businesses to provide special offers for digital nomads staying for an extended period. So far, 17 businesses have joined the programme, with more expected to follow.
You can watch the presentation of the case study during the 1 Year On workshop in the video below, as well as download it here.