Simply the best

Awards for creativity and improvement in tourist products. 

This traditional yearly award for quality, inventiveness, and creativity in tourism, as well as contributions to the development of the tourist offerings of a particular local community, was founded in 2009; it is jointly given by the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies, Croatia's umbrella organisation for travel agencies, and specialised tourist magazine Way to Croatia. The nomination process involves travel agencies, tourist boards, businesses and individuals from the travel and hospitality sector, journalists, and travel media outlets. Almost 237 businesses were nominated this year, and awards were distributed to roughly 40 of them at the official ceremony.

Food & Beverage category

The winners in the group of businesses offering traditional food & drink are: Mashtel Nin distillery; Klijet Lojzekova Hiža, Gusakovec; Zlatne Gorice restaurant, Kneginec Gornji. In the group of excursion sites, the winners are: Kršlinov Mlin excursion centre, Bregana; Mihoci excursion centre, Maglenča; Vukovarska Kuća, Vukovar. The winners in the accommodation category are: Boškinac Hotel, Novalja; Maksimilian Rooms, Osijek; Villa Covri, Brtonigla; Zaton Holiday Resort, Zaton.

Events Category

The winners in the tradition category are: Bela Nedeja, Kastav; Gacka Eco- Ethno, Otočac; LIDAS, Pleternica; (Sr)etno, Selce. The winners in the recreation and entertainment category are: Country Weekend, Koprivnica; Toy Festival, Ivanić Grad; Slovenian Weekend, Biograd na moru. The winners in the wine and gourmet category are: Biser mora, Supetar na Braču; Crna ovca, Baška; Strawberry and Sparkling Wine Festival, Jastrebarsko; Voloderska jesen, Voloder. The winners in the sports and recreation category are: Du Motion, Dubrovnik; Lipik 3x3 Challenger, Lipik; Lađa Marathon, Metković; Uvati vitar, Sutivan.

Travel Agency Category

The winners are: Sunturist, Novalja; Viatica Travel, Brestovec Orehovički; Aquamarin C.K., Banská Bystrica (Slovakia); TA Lambada, Bugojno (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

New Tourism Project Category

The winners are: Duboka Adrenaline Park, Papuk Nature Park; Salaš Savus Eco-Ethno Park, Bukovlje; Maritime Heritage Centre, Lošinj; Marcin salaš, Nijemci; Paleo Park, Bale; Pass Through Time project, Vodnjan; 'Šišanske legende' project, Ližnjan; Virtual and Cultural Tourism project, Vukovar-Syrmia County Tourist Board; Plastic-Free Zlarin project, Zlarin; Šafran Winery, Beznički hum; Wine, Olive & Heritage Festival, Jelsa. Individual Category The winners are: Pavo Jerković, Ružica Mikačić, Ivan Srakovčić, and Đurđica Šimičić. Special Recognition Category Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb; Krapina-Zagorje County; Vir municipality.

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