Our Intours DMC team is very international, with German, French and Dutch project managers and many others that have lived abroad. A combination of someone with native roots working with our clients and at the same time living in a local area is very fruitful. We talked to Irena, our project manager in Dubrovnik team, born and raised in the Netherlands.
Why do you breathe tourism/ MICE?
I love the variety in meetings and event industry and the challenges it brings with it. Every event program, small or big, has its own magic to it, which makes this job so interesting.
How does being Dutch help you when creating incentive events in Croatia?
Being raised in The Netherlands by a Dutch mom and Croatian dad helps me understand the diversity in cultures and different habits. This is also what I use in my communication to our clients. I understand the way they look to Dubrovnik as a destination and what could be the most interesting for incentive and meeting groups to do once they are here.
If you were to attend an incentive event in Croatia, where would you go, what would you do and why?
I would definitely choose Dubrovnik as an incentive destination, because of everything it offers. Dubrovnik has it all; a wealthy history and cultural heritage, crystal clear sea and the beautiful countryside. Possibilities for activities for an incentive event are numerous in this area.
It seems like Croatia stole your heart. What has convinced you to move to Dubrovnik and stay there?
The quality of life is what made me move and stay in Croatia. The everyday life is what attracted me the most. Just being able to see these beautiful surroundings everyday makes me very happy to live here. I live on an island next to Dubrovnik where the quietness speaks to my heart.