News
Travel
Dubrovnik in Croatia reels from tourist deluge

NITN | @notintownlive | 06 Oct 2018

Dubrovnik in Croatia reels from tourist deluge

Dubrovnik, Sep 23 (IBNS/NITN): This old Croatian town is bursting at its seams with swarms of tourists visiting the place every day to see the shooting locations of popular TV series Game of Thrones.

Several cruise ships anchor at the Unesco World Heritage Site on a daily basis and empty thousands of tourists on the streets of the town of 2,500 residents.

“It’s like living in the middle of Disneyland,” AP quotes a town resident.

“We feel sorry for ourselves, but also for them (the tourists) because they can’t feel the town anymore because they are knocking into other tourists.”

Swagata Basu from India, who visited the town earlier this month with her Game of Thrones fan friend, said: "Dubrovnik is amazingly beautiful. I just wish there were less people jostling around."

So, just in case you are a Game of Thrones fan planning a visit to Dubrovnik, be aware that the reality might very well not match the King's Landing in your head.


 

Sri Lanka launches special ...

Mumbai, June 24: To attract Indian outbound tourists, Sri Lanka Tourism in collaboration with SriLankan Airlines, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) and inbound tour operators has introduced attractive packages, specifically targeting its big neighbour, the number one source market, to revive the industry that had a temporary setback recently from terror attacks.

‘Summer in Qatar&rsqu ...

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has announced a special summer travel scheme, to run from June 4  to August 16 this year, which includes travel, retail and hospitality offers.

EaseMyTrip offers discounts ...

New Delhi, May 6 (NITN): EaseMyTrip (EMT), one of the leading Online Travel Aggregators of India, is offering a  set of deals on the eve of Mother’s day on May 12.