Today, City of Dubrovnik marked one special event – World Tourism Day. This year’s theme is ‘Tourism and Accessibility’ by UNWTO.

Programme started with the a capella Subrenum group, champagne, cake and congratulation by mayor Andro Vlahušić. Tonight at 7 pm Dubrovnik will receive an award by ‘Večernji list’, national newspaper, which declared our city as a ‘Tourism Champion’. Later, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will perform an repertoire with the classical and evergreen music together with the Gadjo Manouche band.

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World Tourism Day was specially marked in Dubrovnik celebrating one important number – three million overnight stays in our town, made 20 days earlier than in 2015.

This year’s World Tourism Day theme is dedicated to accessibility in tourism or – tourism for everybody. It highlights the need for tourism accessibility, spreading the message about the importance and benefits of universal accessibility in society today.

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World Tourism Organization estimates that fifteen percent of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. The numbers say: billion people who may not be able to enjoy the privileges of learning about other cultures, natural beauty, or have a simple excitement about the trip and vacation.

The city of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board organized a demonstration of the conveyor from Multiple Sclerosis Society, which allows entry to the monumental buildings in a wheelchair. Also, a map for the blind, made by Dubrovnik Lions Club and Dubrovnik high school students created in Braille in 2012, was presented today.
A brief interpretation tours in sign language, in collaboration with the Dubrovnik Guides and translator for a sign language Ana Liban, was also held in the Old Town.

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