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Good news for Croatian tourism, recent Croatian Minister of Tourism visit to London has promising scope that this tourist season, Croatia will attract more British tourists. The fact that the major airline companies has direct flights to newly opened Dubrovnik Airport terminal speaks for itself.
Finally, the airport that city of Dubrovnik deserves. But this in turn is drawing a lot of small privately charted flights which is an excellent news. Dubrovnik Luxury Travel’s experienced agents are 24/7 at your disposal to organize you VIP Airport clearance and VIP Transportation to Dubrovnik Riviera.
It is interesting to note that the Croatian villa owners have recognized the needs of British clients. Konavle region, although it is not close to the sea, the villas have pools but also offer and oasis of peace, vineyards and are ideal for bicycle tracking. Not quite Toscany, one may ponder, but you could be easily mistaken. Gastronomy, wine drinking, closeness to the airport, modern stone villas, Cavtat, idyllic picturesque town that resembles Portofino at bird’s stone throw. In one word, ideal combo to switch yourself off on enjoy Croatia mode. Who knows maybe you fall in love with Konavle in the same way as one of clients did that returning back to London, he insisted on buying “peka”, a huge bell liked lid used to prepare lamb, veal and potatoes. He sprang a challenging task in front of our team members because some things are priceless but one lady decided to give her household peka to our client as a gift. Touching gesture but yet another display of Croatian hospitality at its best. No doubt that new Dubrovnik airport will show the same, even to the greater extent that it was the case before. In Croatia we love to push the boundaries.
Oscars 2017, what a performance. And these great “cock ups” can only happen in La, La Land otherwise known as Hollywood. The fact that the wrong card was read out by one and only Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, in my humble opinion speaks for itself. Oscars 2017 stole the show and became once again the world’s top news.
I have not seen neither Moonlight, Oscars 2017 Best Movie nor La La Land but the Oscars 2018 will belong to Robin Hood, The Origins as Dubrovnik acts out as Nottingham. The producers are mesmerized by the Old City’s look and transformation and I entirely cannot blame them for that eternal source of history that Dubrovnik retells each time it is featured on screen.
The association of the world cities with the film industry is an excellent move as long as it is carefully planned in a rather sustainable way. The merchandising of it, if not carried out in a somewhat controlled manner could have damaging consequences. The last thing any city authority wants is emergence of cheap shops displaying T-shirts of Robin Hood. The cultural merchandising is a way forward, promoting museums and location venues for concerts and cultural events alike.
Dubrovnik will never become Monaco as both places are unique and appealing in their own ways and more appropriately Dubrovnik must not become Monaco but it however must create a brand out of its cultural heritage and Croatian identity.
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Explore Croatia Tour
So if you are shouting I must visit Croatia this summer, then you are reading the right blog. In the next couple of lines I am going to explain what are the best routes to take to explore this beautiful country of ours. If you have decided to book your own flights or through your agents then aim to reach Zagreb in the morning hours. The capital of Croatia is naturally the starting point of your Explore Croatia tour. If you happen to aim at the luxury end of the market, and you also happen to have luxury agent, this is mainly the case with the USA, please make sure that you do not get ripped off. More often than not your trip to Croatia is just transferred on the shoulders of Croatian agency partner which is doing all strategic planning and is getting paid a fraction of what you are paying to your longstanding travel agent “chums”.
We at Dubrovnik Luxury Travel, advise our potential clients to have faith and book directly your Explore Croatia tour with a Croatian travel agency. The majority of them do indeed start in Zagreb then move south towards Dubrovnik before flying out of Zagreb again. When you make a query it does make common sense to outline your budget and places of interest, are you inclined more towards gastronomy, nature or culture. This is how you show that you are a potential client and it is important that you are not in the business of just squeezing the info out from the agent. Believe me you would be sussed out and many agents would make you unrealistic offer just to get rid off you.
Croatian travel agents make their profits in the transport of the tourists and this is done by getting the best deal out of the guy that in the 90% of the cases is the owner of the subcontracted vehicle. The cost is not passed on to the client We at DLT happen to own our own mini van and are always at the disposal to make you a good offer. However, what tourists fail to understand is the empty work of the different type of vehicles during your visit Croatia tour. This is a one more reason to take up Croatian agent who knows the business. I’ll try to explain this. When visiting Croatia it is enough to engage just one agent who will ensure that the rest of your journey is taken care off. You plan to get Zagreb – Dubrovnik route by the combination of land and sea routes. You engaged Dubrovnik based agency as you will need them to get a custom tailored excursions to Korčula, Mostar and Montenegro. Dubrovnik agency engages its Zagreb partner to welcome you. The afternoon tour of Zagreb is organized for you. The following day Zagreb partner takes you to Split with a stopover at Plitvice Lakes . This is a day two of your tour. The third day is mainly spent on Split sightseeing and getting you from Split to Hvar by a speedboat weather permitting. The fourth day is a one day yachting experience of Hvar and Vis. The fifth day would count as the expensive one and it is your yachting transfer experience from Hvar to Korčula,Mljet Elaphiti islands. This sea routes counts as a huge memorable experience and any other way to reach Dubrovnik and many would say, we would get a ferry from Jelsa on Hvar to Makarska mainland, is just a huge miss. Why is it a bit expensive. It is because the agency needs to pay out the fee for bringing the yacht empty once you get dropped off in Dubrovnik. This is the catch of the so called empty work phenomenon. Day six Dubrovnik Old City sightseeing. Day seven a visit to Montenegro, Day eight a visit to Mostar. Day nine getting some rest and saying good bye to Dubrovnik and day ten flying out of Dubrovnik via Zagreb home wherever is home for you.
Author: Srđ Portolan
Tripadvisor Croatia Forum is somewhat arguable the best source of information for the fellow travelers. One of the questions which is more often than not addressed is the island hopping in particular that from Split to Dubrovnik. Whilst it is possible during the peak season to organize this trip on catamaran, but in the end you may end up paying more rather than less. We at Dubrovnik Luxury Travel advise you to take up airliners approach to the issue of Split to Dubrovnik island hopping and get yourself booked a small yacht in the line of Jeanneau Prestige 36 Fly or even Sunseeker Camargue and with advance booking you can negotiate a fair deal price. This is an ideal yacht for a party of four. A fellow traveler asked on Tripadvisor Croatia Forum if he can hop from Brač to Hvar then onwards to Korčula and finally ending up in Dubrovnik without stopping at Mljet. And all this on foot by catamaran. For starters while Milna on Brač is picturesque you really want to go to Bol. You can only catch catamaran from Milna to Jelsa on Hvar which would leave you with two taxi journeys of which one is rather brutally tiresome, that from Jelsa on Hvar to Hvar on Hvar. If you have decided to hop the islands from Split to Dubrovnik then you might as well do it on a 7 day yacht charter. It is utterly pointless to spend 3 nights in Korčula if you are island hopping on a 10 days tour from Split to Dubrovnik without stopping on the islands of Vis, Mljet or Elaphite islands. Then you might as well can book a 10 day holiday on the island of Korčula and make one day outings in the direction of Split or Dubrovnik.
Carefully planned itineraries will save you money on the yacht journey as the fuel is never calculated into the price of the island hopping experience from Split to Dubrovnik and you can avoid paying for berths by the advantage of being moored off one of the islands in your yacht.
Author: Srđ Portolan
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 a 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, 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.
Srđ Portolan views Croatian innovators’ role as crucial in the development of the first luxurious electric yacht. Porotlan continues in his observation of the fact that Cadia executives have visited Mate Rimac of Rimac Cars to pick up the brains of the Concept One, luxury speed electric car innovator. Srđ Portolan informs us that the first electric yacht is yacht is planned to be 10.2 m in length, maximum speed of 55,5 km/h. The full load is up to 3 h/133 km at the speed of 44,4 km/h. The boat is extremely light (3630 kg ) and manufactured with environmentally friendly materials.
Srđ Portolan welcomes crowfunding as the way of raising finances and believes that the new government ought to facilitate this way of raising capital. Portolan adds that a staggering amount of the 20 % stake in the Cadia company is to be raised by issuing shares to the ordinary public at 1 EUR per share, the minimum bundle is that of 50 shares.
Bearing in mind the fact that Croatia has a large number of innovators and quality IT solutions software developers, Srđ Portolan believes that the new Government ought to offer tax incentives to the companies which are raising the funding capital in this way and as Portolan views it this move would definitely attract more foreign investment and would make Croatian economy more sustainable.
Srđ Portolan cannot wait to see these environment friendly beauties sailing the Adriatic.