In Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic안전놀이터‘, it is no longer possible to drag a wheeled suitcase (carrier) in the future. Violation of this will result in a fine of 400,000 won. This is because residents complained about the sound of dragging the suitcases pulled by travelers. This place became known through the tvN entertainment program ‘Sisters Over Flowers’ and is a popular tourist destination visited by many Korean tourists.
According to the British Mirror and others on the 3rd (local time), Dubrovnik city authorities have recently banned tourists from dragging their suitcases through the streets of the old town.
Therefore, tourists must carry a suitcase. Violation of this will result in a fine of about 400,000 won.
The move follows complaints from residents in the area about noise pollution. In the old town, the roads are paved with stones and gravel, and when tourists drag their carriers, the noise generated by friction between the carrier’s wheels and the floor is known to be at a serious level.
The ban is part of a plan to prevent tourists from bringing luggage into Dubrovnik at all, according to a New York Post report.
The city authorities plan to establish a system that allows tourists to leave their carriers outside the city from November. It is a system that, when tourists pay and leave their luggage, delivers it to the address requested in advance using an electric car.
Meanwhile, the entire city of Dubrovnik has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It receives 1.5 million tourists every year, which is about 40 times the 41,000 residents who reside there.