Digital Nomads

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Preparing for Digital Nomads: Croatia Telecom (HT) Nikolina Pejovic Interview

June 10, 2021 - Great Internet is a prerequisite for remote work. An interview with Croatia Telecom (Hrvatski Telekom)'s Proposition Management Expert, Nikolina Pejovic, on the quality of the Internet in Croatia, and what her company is doing to support the digital nomad initiative. 1. The digital nomad revolution is here, and there is quite a buzz about Croatia as one of the top nomad hotspots. Let's look at one of the most important requirements for potential remote works - connectivity and speed. How good is the Internet in Croatia? Yes, it's a popular topic nowadays, I think the whole corona…
Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Zagreb's Digital Nomad Op: The View from Swanky MINT Hostel

 June 9, 2021 - Zagreb Digital Nomad Week will take place all over the city to showcase the diversity of the city. Thursday, June 24 is Finance Day at Swanky MINT Hostel. One of the exciting things about the upcoming Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 & Digital Nomad Ambassador Project is the decision to hold the event all over the city, and in a variety of locations - hotel, coworking space, hostel and, of course, the Great Outdoors.  An early mover in exploiting the new opportunities the digital nomad lifestyle has been Swanky MINT Hostel, arguably Croatia's most innovative hostel…
Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Bol Through the Lens of a Croatian Digital Nomad Permit Holder

June 7, 2021 - Digital nomads give back to communities in various ways. 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 start than photogenic Bol on Brac? 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 the…
Monday, 7 June 2021

Ahead of Zagreb Digital Nomad Week, Jan de Jong Interview on Croatia's Progress

June 7, 2021 - It has been a breathtaking year on the digital nomad scence in Croatia. As the Croatian capital gears up for Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 & Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Project, TCN catches up with the man who set the ball rolling with that open letter to the Prime Minister - Split-based Dutch entrepreneur, Jan de Jong. 1. It is almost 11 months since you wrote the famous open letter on LinkedIn to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. What were your hopes and expectations back then, and how do you feel about the consequences of that letter?…
Tuesday, 1 June 2021

After Croatia, Montenegro Digital Nomad Visa One Step Closer to Becoming Reality

June 1, 2021 - The energy of the Croatian digital nomad visa is spreading through the region as the Montenegro digital nomad visa is in the works.  Bankar.me reports that the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society, and Media has sent a public invitation to organizations, associations, and individuals to get involved in the initial phase of preparing a Program for Attracting Digital Nomads and Encouraging Foreign Investments in Montenegro until 2025. According to the invitation published on May 27, the consultations of the interested public in the initial phase of the Program will last for 28 days from the…
Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ask KPMG Anything about Tax at Zagreb Digital Nomad Week

June 1, 2021 - Zagreb Digital Nomad Week & Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Project kick off on June 21. A look at some of the content and speakers, starting with Kristina Grbavac from KPMG on everyone's favourite subject - tax.  These are early days in Croatia's digital nomad tourism journey. It is less than a year since a Dutch entrepreneur sent an open letter to the Croatian Prime Minister, requesting that the introduction of a digital nomad visa for Croatia.   Since then, a lot has happened. Both the Foreigners Act and the tax code were amended, and the visa (actually…
Monday, 31 May 2021

Trokut - Very First Sibenik Digital Nomad Office Opened

May the 31st, 2021 - As Croatia begins to finally recognise the importance of digital nomads being able to live in the country as they work remotely, the very first Sibenik digital nomad office has opened its doors. As Novac writes, the very first Sibenik digital nomad office was recently officially opened in Trokut in the presence of the Mayor of Sibenik, Dr. med. Zeljko Buric, the head of the Administrative Department for Economy, Entrepreneurship and Development, Petar Misura, digital nomad Mike Pulley, the Head of the Office, Katarina Corkovic and the director of Trokut, Diana Mudrinic. As of January…
Monday, 31 May 2021

Dubrovnik Digital Nomad-in-Residence Video Exit Interviews

May 31, 2021 - The inaugural Dubrovnik Digital Nomad-in-Residence (DNIR) program ended with a commitment from Dubrovnik's mayor to implement some of the recommendations. TCN caught up with some of the resident nomads prior to their departure for exit interviews (with thanks to 45 Degrees Sailing for the video)  It was the first of its kind in the world. Bring in ten digital nomads with different skills, backgrounds and lifestyles from all over the world. Give them free accommodation for 4 weeks, as well as a social and tour program and attendance at some design thinking workshops. And then work…
Friday, 28 May 2021

Imitation & Flattery, as Benidorm Copies Dubrovnik Digital Nomad-in-Residence Program

May 28, 2021 - It seems that the successful Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence Program has its admirers, as the Benidorm Tourist Board lifts the entire concept and launches it as its own. Not cool.  I have been writing about digital nomad tourism for about 2 years now. I am far from being an expert, but the more I learn, the more I see that the letter 'C' is important. C for Community C for Creativity C for Co-Creation C for Cooperation C for Collaboration C for Cool thinking out of the box But definitely NOT C for Copying someone else's Concept…
Thursday, 27 May 2021

Beyond the Walls: 4 Weeks in Dubrovnik Not Enough, Say DNIR Digital Nomads

May 27, 2021 - Far from being a destination with enough content for just 2-3 days, Dubovnik's Digital Nomads-in-Residence (DNIR) did not manage to visit all they wanted in 4 weeks. The secret? Beyond the walls.  Google 'Dubrovnik'. Go to Google Images and tell me what you see.  Probably something like my screenshot of my search below. So what is Dubrovnik to those who search for it? A magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the great iconic cities of the world. Rich in history, majestic, full of culture, spectacular sea views. The Pearl of the Adriatic, as George Bernard…
Sunday, 23 May 2021

Closing DNiR Conference at Lazareti: Mayor Franković Announces Dubrovnik Digital Nomads Coworking Space

May 22, 2021 - As Dulist reports, the closing conference of 'The Dubrovnik digital nomad-in-residence' project was held this Saturday at Lazareti. At the closing ceremony, Dubrovnik mayor Mato Franković announced a Dubrovnik Digital Nomads coworking space. As part of the conference, the results of four creative workshops were presented, in which, in addition to digital nomads, representatives of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, as well as citizens, also participated. The goal of these workshops was to make joint recommendations for creating a better environment for digital nomads who will be staying in Dubrovnik.    photo credit: Dulist "We…
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