James Bond 007 Dubrovnik? Well after Star Wars have chosen Dubrovnik as the film setting for their next episode, the rumor is that the city authorities are negotiating with the production of James Bond movies about the possibility of filming a Bond movie. 007 is a true luxury brand from the tourism aspect. In a sense it would not only sell Dubrovnik as a destination, we all remember Leonardo DiCaprios’s the Beach, and filming scenes during the opening hours in Rome Colosseum. but it would also force big luxury clothes and other luxury good manufacturers to finally show up on Dubrovnik’s main street Stradun.
On the other hand, the opportunities for the international real estate market and yacht manufacturers are endless. Come on, admit it even you are not mega rich it would be an experience of a life time to go on a yach trip around Dubrovnik islands and be James Bond just for a day. Holidays are story telling experiences. How many times did you who had visited Dubrovnik, told your friends that you visited Dubrovnik, alias King’s Landing from the Game of Thrones. To be honest, it was my topic of conversation at the parties when I visited famous casino in Monte Carlo just because it was featured in James Bond movies.
James Bond is a superhero of any time and place. Because of the fact that he is timeless, personally I would like that the film setting for the next Bond movie be in Dubrovnik. That would be a true Goldfinger for the generations to come. It would also further enhance the profile of Dubrovnik on the international scale that it really deserves. And finally it could possibly wake the city up from the winter deadliness that it is currently experiencing. So, James Bond you have license to enter the city of Dubrovnik and if I were the mayor of Dubrovnik I would even put this agent on the payroll. I am certain that he would be the best travel agent that would sell Dubrovnik as a destination.