An interesting fact about these 5 pearls that I will present is that none of them depend on the coast, and each of them offers real potential for improving tourism throughout the country and at the same time distributes employment and income more evenly. The best example of how this works in the context of Croatia was shown by two digital nomads I met last year in Jelsa on Hvar. He is Russian, she is Ukrainian, and they both work for an IT company in Munich. The boss told them that it was enough to be in Munich for two months a year and that they were free to work from home or anywhere else, as long as they were available online from 9am to 17pm. Vučedol delighted me, Ilok is magnificent, and your dear Vinkovci are a really interesting discovery. But I also came across the first craft in Slavonia that has been making Slavonian oak barrels since the war, and the knowledge that Ludbreg is the only Croatian city of wonders confirmed by the Vatican opens up some interesting tourist opportunities. Croatia is a country of incredible tourist potential that gives more and more from the coast. You can read more about undiscovered Croatia in my article published at the end of 2019 – “30 amazing discoveries”. The private sector has several great initiatives, and cooperation between the public and private sectors can only be a positive thing. I love the concept of this conference of yours. It is not possible to solve all problems so, for a start, we need to focus on areas where we can work. To conclude, Bradbury points out that he hopes the tourism sector will recognize the importance of the #DayOne conference. “I really hope that Croatian tourism professionals will recognize this as a great opportunity to work together for the greater good in order to progress towards a common goal – better tourism in Croatia. I find it quite encouraging that Minister Cappelli has confirmed his participation, which shows a willingness to engage. If we all look at a common future, and less at certain disagreements in the past, the conference will be more successful and will launch Croatian tourism. ” Bradbury concludes. NARRATIVE OF THE CONFERENCE #DAYONE They decided on a European tour in which they will visit Croatia, Italy, Spain and Portugal, and they were in Jelsa from April 1 to June 30. Their day begins with swimming and coffee on the waterfront, followed by working on a laptop. They have lunch at a restaurant in Jelsa, and then they are again “in Munich” until 17 pm when they swim in the sea and then relax and have fun in Jelsa. We talk about potential all the time, but we didn’t connect those stories and “beacons” to create a clearly defined tourism product. Is it finally time for synergy and how to turn potentials into quality resources and connect all “lighthouses”? For some people, it is enough to state only the name without further explanation of what they do, and this is exactly what we can say about the great ambassador of Croatian tourism – Paul Bradbury, owner of Total Croatia News and conference partner, but also a lecturer with a very interesting topic. LET’S FORGET THE PAST, LET’S TURN TO THE FUTURE. #DAYONE FIRST CONFERENCE OF THE HRTURIZAM.HR PORTAL You will be able to find out the answer to the question whether digital nomads can be one of the opportunities not only for our tourism, but also for the economy as a whole within the first conference organized by the portal HrTurizam.hr -Day One Or One Day“, Where Paul Bradbury will give a lecture on the topic: TOP 5 tourist pearls that Croatia completely ignores and how to fix them. The topic of your lecture will be about 5 tourist pearls that Croatia completely ignores and how to fix them. What is one of those pearls that we can and should make better use of? After 17 years of living in Croatia, you have a view of Croatia from the outside, as well as from the inside. We have so many “lighthouses” / individuals doing amazing things here, no matter what region we visit. What tourist stories have been most fascinating to you lately? They work in Germany, and live and spend money in Croatia for three months, out of season. With the increase in out-of-office jobs, it is estimated that by 2035, there will be as many as a billion digital nomads in the world. With few destinations in Europe offering better lifestyles than Zagreb and Croatia, imagine that only 3 percent of that number of digital nomads choose Croatia – 30 million people (independent of the peak season) would stay longer, spend more and contribute more than a record number to the community. tourist. And digital nomads come for different reasons and at different times of the year. Take for example Julie from Denver. Although so many people emigrate from Slavonia, she is an American who enjoys Osijek. You can read her story HERE. Continental Croatia, no doubt. I know the coast much better, but I am still surprised by the wonderful things that exist in the interior that few people know about. We present to you the first speaker at the Day One Or Day One conference, which will take place 02.04.2020. at the Forum Congress Center in Zagreb. At the conference besides Bradbury, he will also speak Denis Ivošević from the Tourist Board of Istria on the topic of destination cooperation with global brands, Božo Skoko on the topic of branding Croatia and our tourism, Berislav Sokač from the company Run Croatia on the topic of how to turn Croatia into a racing destination, Ognjen Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic, Michael Fend, LAG manager of the Austrian region Styrian volcanic land on the topic of connecting and developing a tourist destination and many others. If I had to mention one big opportunity, it would be digital nomads. There is a common misconception here that digital nomads are just bloggers and influencers, which some are, but more often they are IT professionals or from related industries. People who make a living from the internet and can be found anywhere in the world. Day by day we bring new details about the program. Day One or One Day. I choose #DayOne, and you? Yes, definitely. We need to move away from this culture of numbers, numbers and just numbers, towards a more sustainable strategy that does not depend on the peak of the summer season to the detriment of coastal destruction. Croatia has the best lifestyle offered to digital nomads, as well as security, knowledge of English, accessibility, tourist product, beauty, gourmet offer and much more. It is only necessary to recognize the opportunity and build on it and work on simplifying the bureaucracy. Estonia is a great example – they plan to introduce visas for digital nomads soon.