The Telegraph: Dubrovnik as it Once Was – an Empty Wonder That’s Worth the Quarantine

Last Wednesday, the prestigious British newspaper The Telegraph, which has about 20 million monthly readers, published an article about Dubrovnik by Mary Novakovich, a British freelance journalist of Croatian descent. Being an expert on the Croatian coast, Novakovich writes for prestigious British magazines such as The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler, The Telegraph, the Independent and the Daily Mail. Accompanied by photographer Adam Batterbee, she was preparing an article about Dubrovnik and Mljet.

They were welcomed to Dubrovnik by the director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Ana Hrnić. During their conversation, Hrnić pointed out British market as our the most important emitting market, whose tourists are traditionally at the top of the list of the tourists who frequent Dubrovnik the most, with Dubrovnik being an established tourist brand on the UK market.

While in our lovey city, Mary Novakovich also met with the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, who especially stressed out our city as one of the safest Mediterranean destinations for British tourists with extremely favorable COVID-19 figures, adding it should definitely have a special status in the UK as opposed to other parts of Croatia.

In an extremely positive article, Novakovich describes the beauty of the city’s empty streets and the peaceful tranquility of the quiet Stradun on a warm August day. She invites the British to come and experience a very different Dubrovnik than usual, a Dubrovnik as it once was, a miracle worth even self-isolation on their return home.