June 21, 2021 – A strong lineup of Zagreb officials opens Zagreb Digital Nomad Week at Canopy by Hilton.
Tourism is changing, and new opportunities are presenting themselves, just as more traditional mass tourism seem to be a thing of the past.
The pandemic has helped accelerate the previous trend towards remote work, with an oft-quoted pre-pandemic figure of one billion remote workers globally by 2035, a number which now sounds conservative.
Croatia has been one of the more high-profile countries in the world over the last year with its efforts to introduce the digital nomad permit, which came into effect on January 1, 2021.
The number of applicants is increasingly steadily, but the bigger PR message gained both from the visa push (only Estonia in Europe had a digital nomad visa when Croatia’s was announced last summer), coupled with Croatia’s more relaxed stance on allowing travellers to come in, and its position as an EU country outside the Schengen zone, has attracted a steady number of digital nomads over the last year.
Saltwater Nomads, in cooperation with TCN, the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board organised the first-ever digital nomad conference in Croatia last October, followed by the world’s first digital nomad-in-residence program in Dubrovnik which ended last month.