The Days of Croatian Tourism has ended in Zadar when the annual Croatian Tourist Board awards. This year’s absolute winner was the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik, named as the 2013 Best Major Destination on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast.
Split won the same award in the ‘medium sized’ category, whilst Cvatat was named the best small destination in Croatia for 2013. The capital Zagreb picked up the award for the best inland destination.
Hotel of the Year went to Excelsior in Dubrovnik, which this year celebrated its 100th anniversary with a concert by Bryan Ferry, the best Marina in Croatia was awarded to Frapa (Rogoznica), the best beach Solaris in Šibenik and the best camp BeVillage u Fažana. Recognition for promoting Croatia best were awarded to Mario Mandžukić and the Air Force Navy Base.
“We are a beautiful country in the centre of Europe with rich civilization, culture, preserved space and resources and it is certain that we do a lot in the tourism industry, but we can do twice as good as what we do today. Tourism is the only industry where we can compete with the best in the world, and improve from year to year,” said Prime Minister Zoran Milanović at the awards ceremony last night in Zadar.