Annual tourism awards Simply the best

The annual awards of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies and the PUT Exchange were awarded as part of the PUT tourist exchange


11. April 2024.

As part of the PUT tourist exchange, which this year is hosted by the Tourist Board of the town of Biograd na Moru and which gathered more than 200 participants from seven countries, on Wednesday, April 10, the annual awards of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies were awarded at an appropriate ceremony in the Crvena Luka resort. and Burze PUT.

The Simply the best award, which has been awarded continuously since 2010 for innovation, creativity, quality and improvement of the tourist offer, was received by 63 individuals and companies from the tourism sector.

Overview of awardees by categories and groups:

Reward Simply the best 2023

Excursion Lučić, Dugopolje
Excursion Natrural, Žumberak
Tavern Vinica Monković, Ljuta
Restaurant Kramberger, Krapina

Category winner:
Hotel village Balatura, Tribalj

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Two were awarded in this category special prizes:
Marche restaurants for the offer of Croatian traditional dishes in facilities on the highways
To the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka for the Rijeka Gastronomic Port project         

2. MANIFESTATIONS (winners are divided into two groups)

In the Heritage group the following events won their place among the TOP 5:
Jazzica fest, Bjelovar
Mrduja fest, Milna
Saljska užance, Sali, Dugi otok
Tesla power of lights, Gospić         

Baština group winner is a manifestation of:
Baranjski Bećarac, Draž

In the Food and drink group the following events earned their place among the TOP 5:
Baking day
Days of porcini and black truffle
Sparkling wine and strawberry festival, Jastrebarsko
Virovska prkačijada

Category winner: 
Fishermen's festival Vrsar

Special prize in the food and drink group goes to the city of Dubrovnik, and the winner is the event
Dubrovnik table                              

3. SOUVENIR formed on the basis of local characteristics and traditions

Awards are given to:
Dugoselski umbrella
Bracelet with a gingerbread heart motif                                  
Beer soap Kaj se pěniš, Paviljon Katzler Karlovac

They share the category winner title:
Replica earrings from Nin and Visočan 
Lošinj crocant - Crocantessa

Three were awarded in the souvenir category special awards and that:
To the Tourist Board of the town of Crikvenica for a set of souvenirs inspired by the works of art of a local author
To the Tourist Board of the town of Krk for the Dar s Krk project, which shapes the offer of island souvenirs and promotes local producers                    
Company Vilma Slastice for a creative approach to the realization of the souvenir program of the island of Rab

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Boho Travel Art, Omis
Rajna outdoor, Starigrad Paklenica
Travelana, Rijeka

Simly the best of the best award share:
Eklata DMC, Split
Travel agency Istra Adventure, Barban


Prizes were awarded for the best designed and implemented promotional activity:
Pag Outdoor brochure, a joint project of five island TZs
Card of good memories
Blog Visit Karlovac
Cycle of stories, Slavonski Brod

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Category winner is the manifestation campaign:

Special prize for travel promotion, it is also awarded to the OTV show:
Željko Marušić and guests


Equal winners are:
Bebrina adrenaline forest
Križnica Visitor Center
Dalmaland Aquapark, Biograd
Eco campus Krka, Puljane
Hvar Climbing Festival, Jelsa
Istria Snorkeling
JUXTA MARE virtual fishing museum, Rab
Podravina Adventure, Đurđevac
Speleon, Underground Heritage Visitor Center
Terme Jezerčica, D. Stubica
Zagreb in the songs of the new wave
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of I. Robić                                          


Society Sinjali, Baška
Society Trka na prentsac, Barban
Krapina Neanderthal Association, Krapina
Association for rural tourism Đola, Darda          
Vidovec women's association           

Romana Lekić – science and education                                                                   
Vlasta Brozičević, Crikvenica - entrepreneurship                                                        
Antun Leaković, Bosniaks - culture - head of the forestry museum                               
Agata Ravlić, Makarska - tourist guide                                                               
Ivanka Držaj, Petrinja - system of Tourist Boards                                      


Award for a continuous creative approach to the design and development of new tourist products that refine and enrich the tourist offer of the destination:
For Adriatic Croatia: Destination Konavle
For island Croatia: Destination Island of Krk
For Continental Croatia: Destination Međimurje


11. April 2024.