Awards to the best
Numerous awards for Kvarner
During the Days of Croatian Tourism event in Opatija, prizes were awarded to the best individuals, companies and destinations. First prizes in the respective categories went to Veli Lošinj and Lovran. Many awards for quality will remain in Kvarner, the region that hosted this year's event.
Veli Lošinj won the first place in the Blue Flower campaign for most beautiful towns and villages, organised by the Croatian National Tourist Board, and Lovran won the first place in the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia campaign, organised by the Croatian Radio-Television and the Croatian Chamber of Economy, in the category of Adriatic holiday resorts with up to 5 thousand accommodation units. The Marina Punat on the island of Krk was declared the marina of the year.
Further awarded facilities, companies and individuals were: town of Krk on the island of Krk – second place among holiday resorts with 5 to 10 thousand beds; Hotel Mozart in Opatija – third place among small hotels; Hotel Milenij Opatija – third place among five-star hotels; Sunčana uvala beach in Mali Lošinj – third place among best Croatian beaches; Hotel Frankopan in Ogulin – third place among best small hotels in continental Croatia; Ogulin in Gorski kotar – third place among best holiday resorts in continental Croatia; town of Rab on the island of Rab – third place in the category of towns. The Frane Petrić Square in Cres, the Theatre Park in Rijeka, the private garden of the Fućak - Brigović family house in Malinska, and the Kolaković family balcony in Novi Vinodolski also won first places in respective categories. The entertainer of the year is Sanja Marinac from the Hotel Aurora of the Jadranka Hotels Company in Mali Lošinj. The best customs officer is Ante Pavešić from the Rijeka Customs Office – border checkpoint Pasjak. In the sea transport category, the award went to Ivica Jurac, Hotel Manager on the M/T Marko Polo ship of the Jadrolinija Company from Rijeka. In the category of the best beach and pool lifesaver, the award went to Vitomir Maričić who works on the beach for people with disabilities in the town of Rijeka.