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Croatian tourism journalism honoured at Marco Polo Awards

Korcula, home of Marco Polo (Photo credit: Ivo Biocina/HTZ)

ZAGREB, 13 December 2019 – The World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) have presented special awards for achievements in the promotion of Croatian tourism at the Marco Polo awards in Zagreb. 

Journalists, writers and publishers received awards in a variety of of categories for their “extraordinary participation” in presenting Croatia as a world touristic destination.

The Marco Polo awards ceremony was held on Thursday at the headquarters of the Croatian Journalists Association in Zagreb with FIJET president Tijani Haddad and other board members present.  

The Grand Prix Marco Polo 2019 statue was awarded to Romanian journalist and editor Stefan Baci, whilst Vecernji list journalist Radmila Kovacevic won the Marco Polo award. 

Baci received the award for a series of radio reports from Morocco, while Kovacevic received the award for a successful series of reports and articles affirming Slavonia as a serious and very potent tourist destination. 

Marco Polo award

The Marco Polo medal award was also awarded to Lana Mindoljevic, Andrea Buce, Robert Knjaz, Danijela Drasat, Vjekoslav Madunic, and Radmilo Bumbar.

Croatia Week contributor, Miki Bratanic, received the Marco Polo medal  for “continuing contribution in preservation and promotion of heritage and tradition shaping Croatian tourism through his Story of the Konoba project. 

Miki Bratanic receives his medal

All of the award winners are long term contributors in creating a positive picture of Croatia with their media reports and helping Croatia be recognised as a destination for an unforgettable journey. 

The jury members for the special awards comprised of Anita Zuvela Hitrec, Hrvoje Zovko and president Ante Gavranovic. The Marco Polo awards have been held for the last 9 years in Croatia.

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