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In so many ways Dubrovnik holds a unique position in Croatia, not only is it geographically detached from the rest of the country but it also differs economically and culturally. Whereas the rest of the country is suffering from an exodus of the young, professional people to the other European Union member states, Dubrovnik is bucking the trend and is actually attracting more inhabitants. There is a hardcore surge in tourism in Dubrovnik and it is showing no signs of slowing down.
The mass migration from Croatia had reached epidemic proportions and according to the official figure released by the Central Bureau of Statistics from 2013 to the end of 2017, a massive 150,000 Croatians left the country in search of a brighter future in Germany, Ireland, Sweden, etc. This is equivalent to Croatia losing three cities the size of Dubrovnik in just five years.
However, some cities, including Dubrovnik, have seen a growth in population over that period. Mainly due to the economic possibilities and tourism-related industries coastal towns have seen workers and families relocating. Nine out of the ten cities that have seen an increase in population are along the coast, with the only continental exception being Samobor.
The Croatian city that has attracted the newest inhabitants is Dubrovnik. From 2011 to the end of 2017 the city saw a positive increase in the population by over 1,500 people. The city has recently been voted as the Croatian city with the best quality of life and these figures would seem to confirm that Dubrovnik is a magnet not only for foreigners but also for Croatians.
The biggest challenge in Dubrovnik has been finding accommodation in the city so the City of Dubrovnik developed an original model of housing construction with a ten-year lease under favorable conditions and the possibility of redemption after the expiration of that deadline. The construction of the first 43 apartments on that model has recently been started. Because of the strong labor force inflow, primarily in tourism, the biggest challenge for the future is their high-quality accommodations.
Whether you come to Dubrovnik to live and work or you are here to tour and take it all in, there is something in this beautiful city for everyone. Since filming began on the much loved HBO show, The Game of Thrones, tourism in Dubrovnik has definitely increased and made this city a trending, fun place to visit. People come for this reason. They stay for the sheer awe and beauty of it.
Tour the Game of Thrones and learn not only about the infamous television show, learn about the history and charm of this ancient and beautiful city. You will not be disappointed. Make Croatia one of your top priorities of places to visit this year and come see the city that everyone is talking about. Dubrovnik is trending!