Digital Nomads

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Croatian Bureaucracy 2.0: Progress with the Digital Nomad Visa

August 18, 2020 - Croatian bureaucracy 2.0 can be very efficient, it seems, as the campaign to introduce the Croatian digital nomad visa passes an important milestone.  Among other things, it is the speed with which things are happening that is giving me hope for the future of Croatia.  A common-sense idea, put in the public arena, then quietly pursued behind the scenes.  Let's move away from the pointless slogan of Croatia, Full of Life, to something which embraces which sets Croatia apart from the rest - its safety, lifestyle and authentic experiences. Croatia, Your Safe, Authentic Lifestyle Destination.  A…
Sunday, 16 August 2020

10 Ways Croatia Will Be At The Forefront of Countries with a Digital Nomad Visa (DNV)

August 16, 2020 - As the discussion about a digital nomad visa (DNV) in Croatia gains traction, one of Croatia's digital nomad pioneers offers her thoughts on the exciting possibilities.   Repopulating regional areas. Stopping the brain drain and youth exodus. A restaurant, apartment or tour company open year-round. The digital nomad visa can do all this for Croatia. Yet - this ‘fix’ isn’t simply an extension of tourism, making Croatia (or any destination offering this) a 365 destination. The introduction of a Digital Nomad Visa now enters migration policy. It will transform society, business and the environment - possibly in…
Saturday, 15 August 2020

Croatian Digital Nomad Visa One Step Closer? Ministry Meeting Confirmed

August 15, 2020 - A victory for common sense and progress? Is the Croatian digital nomad visa dream one step closer to reality? It is one of the simplest pieces of progressive legislation that Croatia could pass to open up an entirely new sector of its economy without spending anything. A piece of legislation that only has positives once enacted, bringing significant revenue to the economy, as well as creating jobs.  A piece of legislation which, combined with Croatia's famed lifestyle, could catapult Croatia to be a market leader in this emerging sector in a very short time. A rapidly…
Monday, 3 August 2020

Barbados, Estonia & Georgia: Time for Croatia to Follow Digital Nomad Visa Route?

August 3, 2020 - Tourism is changing, and Croatia is in pole position to take advantage. Is it time for the digital nomad visa? Imagine you came on holiday to a beautiful country like Croatia. You dipped your toes into the azure waters of the Adriatic, sent your Instagram photos back to your friends, who would surely be on the next plane. And, as you sipped on a cold beer, contemplating which of the 1,185 idyllic islands you would explore next with your remote working lifestyle, the perfect picture becomes tinged with sadness.  For you are not the right type…
Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Split-Based Dutch Entrepreneur Jan de Jong: Croatia Should Introduce Visas for Digital Nomads

July 28, 2020 - Dutch entrepreneur Jan de Jong believes that Croatia should introduce visas for digital nomads as soon as possible, following the example of Estonia. The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt. Most work was done from home, and meetings and conferences were held via online video platforms. Even now, many workers around the world are still working remotely, which Split-based Dutch entrepreneur Jan de Jong sees as a massive opportunity for the Croatian economy. Namely, Dutchman Jan Je Jong moved to Croatia 13 years ago and now calls Split home. He believes that Croatia should introduce…
Saturday, 11 July 2020

Estonia on the Adriatic? Dutchman Asks PM for Croatian Digital Nomad Visa

July 11, 2020 - What if Croatia went digital and made it easy for remote workers to work here with a digital nomad visa? A question for the Prime Minister. A timeline. 1991 - Estonia, a small, impoverished ex-Soviet republic, with no real resources, an empty bank account, and 92% of its trade dependent on Russia.  2020 - Estonia, the undisputed king of digitalisation in Europe, with the best mindset, more unicorns per capita than anywhere in the world, and a digital nomad visa which attracts the finest talent.  Is it time to turn Croatia into Estonia on the Adriatic?…
Friday, 29 May 2020

Pandemic Turns Croatian Couple Into Island Digital Nomads

May 29, 2020 — It was supposed to be a sunny weekend at sea for Tomislav Car and his wife and business partner Ana. Then the coronavirus pandemic and earthquake in Zagreb left them marooned on an island of the Adriatic coast. Spoiler alert: they and their business are flourishing. Their weekend getaway off the coast of Zadar quickly turned into the headquarters for their company, Infinum, which has offices in Croatia, Slovenia and the United States, with employees from 11 countries. The couple chose the first sunny weekend in March to steal away to their mobile home on the…
Monday, 11 May 2020

Digital Nomad Tourism Featured for 1st Time in Croatian Media

May 11, 2020 - Digital nomad tourism is an obvious tourism strategy of the future. Thanks to Dutch entrepreneur Jan de Jong in Split, it made its first appearance in the Croatian media today. Did you feel that? It is not quite the strength of the famous Adriatic bura, but it is a wind of change.  What a week! First of all, the Ministry of Tourism decided to upgrade from an email-free ministry, with the humble facsimile at the core of its communications strategy on its homepage...   ... to a totally faxless ministry, replaced by not one but FOUR email…
Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Digital Nomads Enter Croatian Tourism Conference Strategy Debate for 1st Time

May 6, 2020 - A milestone for progressive Croatian tourism strategy yesterday, as the enticing prospect of a tourism future with a focus on digital nomads was discussed at a Croatian tourism conference for the first time.  A seismic event in tourism strategy thinking took place at an online Croatian tourism conference, SMART Tourism 5.0 yesterday, an event which might have gone largely unnoticed at the time, but the seed it planted paves the way for a new generation of thinking in determining Croatia's tourism future.  For the first time that I can recall - and I follow the industry…
Sunday, 5 April 2020

Digital Nomad Life in Croatia: Mike and Tara Shubbuck from Washington DC to Zagreb

April 5, 2020- As the number of digital nomads rises globally, some are choosing to spend some of their time in Croatia. Continuing our TCN series meeting international digital nomads calling Croatia their temporary home. Meet Mike and Tara Shubbuck from Washingon DC but now in Zagreb. As recently featured on TCN, the world is projected to have a billion digital nomads by 2035, people from all over the world doing all manner of jobs and business with one thing in common - a flexible, mobile workplace connected to the Internet. If even a fracture of that number becomes a…
Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Why Zagreb is Increasingly Attractive to a Growing Number of Digital Nomads

January 22, 2019 - As more tourists discover the diverse attractions of Zagreb, 10 reasons why it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for the digital nomad revolution.  It has been another great year for tourism Zagreb, with 12% more arrivals and 11% more overnight stays during Advent in Zagreb the icing on the cake for a successful 2019. But in the increasingly competitive world of tourism, one must always stay ahead of the game and adapt to trends for the future. And the good news is that Zagreb is ideally placed – and already enjoying the early benefits –…
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