Digital Nomads

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence Picks Up 2 Awards at Conventa 2021 in Ljubljana

August 29, 2021 - 13 months after an initial meeting with the Mayor of Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic's digital nomad initiatives pick up two awards in Ljubljana at Conventa 2021.  It is just over a year since Mato Frankovic, the Mayor of Dubrovnik, gave me 30 minutes to present some new ideas for Dubrovnik tourism at the height of the pandemic.  Having had many such meetings over the years, I was not overly optimistic about the outcome of the meeting, beyond probably warm words of support. But some 30 minutes later, we had reached agreement to explore the…
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Wins Sustainability, Best Crossover Awards at Conventa 2021

August 28, 2021 - A good night in Ljubljana for Zagreb's emerging digital nomad story, as Zagreb Digital Nomad Week scoops two awards at the Conventa 2021 Best Event Awards in Ljubljana. The buzz is getting louder... An excellent night in the Slovenian capital last night for the Croatian and Zagreb digital nomad story, as this year's inaugural Zagreb Digital Nomad Week won Best Event for Sustainability and Best Event in the Crossover (B2B/B2C) categories at the Conventa 2021 Best Event Awards. Zagreb Digital Nomad Week & Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Project is a collaboration between Saltwater Nomads, Total Croatia…
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Dubrovnik, Zagreb Digital Nomad Events Finalists in 2021 Conventa Best Event Awards

August 24, 2021 - Recognition for both Zagreb Digital Nomad Week and Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program, as both are shortlisted as finalists at the 2021 Conventa Best Event Awards in Ljubljana. The Conventa Crossover Festival of Events and Live Marketing will be held 26-27 August in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event is the only one of its kind in the region, and every year brings together leading speakers, workshops and in 2021, over 300 MICE professionals. Winners of the Conventa Best Event Award will be announced this Friday at the festival. The 18 finalists, listed on the Conventa event website, include…
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Rudi Witkowsky on Life in the Croatian Capital

August 24, 2021 - The story is starting to spread. Zagreb as a fantastic remote work destination. Some thoughts from the second Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador, Rudi Witkowsky. Word of mouth tourism promotion is arguably the most precious of all. Zero cost, full of passion, and endorsements from friends and family - no fake reviews here. It is just over two years since TCN started writing about the potential of Croatia as a digital nomad destination. The story has been growing steadily, and all the global coverage surrounding the introduction of the digital nomad permit helped to make it a…
Sunday, 22 August 2021

Croatian Digital Nomad Lifestyle Trending #1 on CNBC News

August 22, 2021 - More great exposure of the Croatian digital nomad lifestyle, this time trending as the top story on CNBC News.  They say that success breeds success. And when it comees to tourism promotion, there is nothing better than word of mouth recommendations from family and friends. A hidden gem recommended by an enthusiastic friend, backed up with incredible photos and tales of a wondrous land work much better than expensive advertising campaigns.  Croatia has thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of such word of mouth promoters, whose experiences are opening up Croatian tourism to new tourists. And…
Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Zagreb Coworking Spaces: a City Guide for Digital Nomads

 August 11, 2021 - As the remote work revolution continues, Zagreb coworking spaces are popping up all over the city. A guide to what is available.   The workplace is changing, with more people free to choose their workplace anywhere on the globe that offers a decent Internet connection. The age of the digital nomad is upon us, and Croatia is attracting a lot of interest as a dream destination.  The capital Zagreb is on the verge of discovery by these mobile travellers, with many nomads who have experienced the city surprised at the speed of the connection, the level of…
Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Zadar Through the Lens of a Croatian Digital Nomad Permit Holder

August 11, 2021 - Digital nomads give back to communities in various ways. The third in a new series on TCN, following the lens of Steve Tsentserensky, one of the early recipients of the Croatian digital nomad permit. Where better to continue than gorgeous Zadar? One of the discussion in Croatia these days surrounds digital nomads. What EXACTLY does Croatia get from digital nomads, especially if they do not have to pay income tax locally with the 12-month permit? It is a classic Croatian tourism short-term mindset, which has become sadly familiar over the decade I have been writing about…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Veronica Mulhall Exit Interview (VIDEO)

August 3, 2021 - Veronica Mulhall's tenure as the Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador has come to an end. She caught up with TCN before her next challenge - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  Tourism in Croatia is changing, albeit slowly.  The shift to remote work is a small but rapidly growing factor in the lives of people these days. The freedom to travel the world as long as it fits in with the remote office timetable is a trend which is growing quickly. And one which Croatia is perfectly poised to take advantage of.  The global PR generated from the Croatian digital…
Friday, 30 July 2021

Meet Rudy Witkowsky, Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador for August

July 30, 2021 - A meeting of ambassadors this weekend, as Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador for July, Veronika Mulhall, hands over to her successor. Meet Rudi Witkowsky from South Africa.  The end of a calendar month in the Croatian capital brings a goodbye and a welcome, as the Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador project continues. New Yorker Veronica Mulhall will be handing over the keys to South African Rudi Witkowsky on Sunday, as she concludes her month before leaving for Tanzania. But not before welcoming Rudi and sharing a few insider Zagreb tips. Veronica was to be found in Art Park…
Friday, 30 July 2021

Split PR Agency VAJT Bags Second IPRA Golden World Award for Digital Nomad Visa Project!

July 30, 2021 - The Split-based public relations agency VAJT has received a new major professional recognition. For the second time in three years, VAJT has been awarded the most significant professional award, the Golden World Award given by IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, the world’s umbrella organization in public relations. VAJT was again awarded in the Public Affairs category, this time for the project "Introduction of a visa for digital nomads - how a Dutchman provided Croatia with the first official digital nomad", on which VAJT worked with Jan de Jong. There are many peculiarities of this communication campaign,…
Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Mandy Fransz of Make the Leap Digital on the Digital Nomad Opportunity

July 28, 2021 - One of the star speakers of last month's Zagreb Digital Nomad Week was Mandy Fransz from the Netherlands. She caught up with TCN after a little relaxation on the Croatian coast. It is a few weeks now since the conclusion of Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021, the first conference of its kind in the Croatian capital. There was plenty of positive energy throughout the week, despite the heat, including several inspirational speakers. Among them was Mandy Fransz from the Netherlands, who flew in for the event, before continuing her Croatian nomad journey to the Adriatic, where…
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