Awarded the "Marco Polo - famous travel writer" for the best journalistic tourist stories

The award ceremony "Marco Polo - famous travel writer" for the best journalistic tourist stories, which are presented for the seventh time, was held in the crowded Great Hall of the Press House, organized by FIJET ...

The award ceremony "Marco Polo - famous travel writer" for the best journalistic tourist stories, which is presented for the seventh time, was held in the packed Great Hall of the Journalists' House organized by FIJET Croatia (International Federation of Tourist Journalists) and the Association of Tourist Journalists HND.

The first award "Marco Polo - travel writer of the year" was equally shared by Ivo Pervan for the photographic travelogue "Divota Biokova through the eye of the camera" and Miro Brankovic for the HRT TV series "In search of Marco Polo", while among foreign journalists awarded the Spanish Maria del Mar Aguilo for the report "Moscow - Symphony of Colors", published in the online magazine for tourism and gastronomy Coloralia.

Receiving recognition for a photographic travelogue about the beauties and peculiarities of Biokovo, Pervan pointed out that the award belongs not only to him, but to a large number of people who work in photography in Croatia. "I have been all over the world and I can say that we live in one of the most beautiful countries, but also that it is nowhere harder to do photography than in Croatia. But, well, we won't spread it further. " He said Pervan called on journalists to write critically about the people who run Croatian tourism, because that is the only way it can progress, recalling the XNUMXs when the preconditions were created for today's high numbers achieved by this segment of the economy.

Davor Rostuhar won the second prize for outstanding contribution to the affirmation of travelogues and tourist journalism, and Tomislav Šikić, Slobodan Bukvić and Andrea Pisac Freškura won the third prize, while Paul Bradbury received the award for the best report on Zagreb on Advent 2016. Anita Žuvela Hitrec received a special award from FIJET for the exceptional use of media communication technologies in the promotion of Croatian tourism, and special awards were given to HRT's show "Lijepom našom" and its editor Branko Uvodić, "Tourist Patrol" section of Večernji list, Dagmar Meneghello for his contribution to the affirmation of Croatian cultural tourism, as well as Eduard Kišić from HRT on the occasion of his retirement, the mentioned president of FIJET Tijani Haddad and posthumously Frane Erceg.

Our award is intended to encourage local journalists to travel, stories about Croatian regions, people, customs and traditions, which will be an incentive for tourism professionals for new content, tourist offer or motive for tourists, or media promotion of new tourist products and content point out from FIJET "At the same time, we want to encourage journalists to focus more on getting to know their country, especially small undiscovered interesting destinations, affirming their own values. Croatia is a small country with many peculiarities, and among the few in the world that has so much diversity in such a small area. this award, named after the world's first travel writer Marco Polo, in addition to popularizing the specific form of journalism, contribute to new generations of tourist journalists with their journalistic contributions give their authorial contribution to the basic idea of ​​establishing the award - affirmation of what we can offer to the world."Pointed out Tina Eterović Čubrilo, president of FIJET HR and vice president of FIJET and added that in this way they want to affirm this specific form of journalism, develop tourism through interesting stories, myths, legends about certain tourist destinations that will attract tourists.

 

HND President Saša Leković warned that the role of journalists is still crucial, regardless of technological progress, praising FIJET, which rewards reportage as a form of journalism that has almost disappeared in Croatia, while Karin Mimica, president of the HND Tourist Journalists' Association, thanked colleagues who with their texts allow us to experience those places we have never been.

Awarded MARKO POLO - famous travel writer

At the suggestion of FIJET, the award to foreign journalists, selected on the basis of published reports on Russia, is given
MARIA DEL MAR AGUILO BRERA
Spanish journalist z
For a report published in the digital magazine for tourism and gastronomy CLORALIA
"MOSCOW SYMPHONY OF COLORS"

The first MARKO POLO award for domestic travelogues is shared equally
Ivo PERVAN and Miro BRANKOVIĆ

IVO PERVAN
FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAVEL BOOK
Repeatedly exhibited and published

MIRO BRANKOVIĆ
FOR A TRAVEL TV SERIES IN SEARCH OF MARK POL

II. REWARD
DAVOR ROSTUHAR
for outstanding contribution to the affirmation of travelogues and tourism journalism awarded

III. REWARD
share equally
Tomislav ŠIKIĆ, Slobodan BUKVIĆ, ANDREA WRITER FREŠKURA
for his contribution to the affirmation of travelogues and tourist journalism

SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF FIJETA
ANITA ŽUVELA HITREC
For exceptional use of media communication technologies in the promotion of Croatian tourism

Award for the best report about Zagreb
PAUL BRADBURY
for the best report on Zagreb's Advent 2016

SPECIAL AWARDS

The HRT show BEAUTIFUL OUR
One of the most watched television shows that promotes the tradition and heritage of Croatia

TOURIST PATROL OF VECERNJI LIST
For his long-term contribution to the popularization and affirmation of tourist journalism, and the promotion of Croatian tourism
Branko UVODIĆ, Long-time editor of the show Lijepa naša to promote the tradition and heritage of Croatia

DAGMAR MENGHELLO
For his contribution to the affirmation of Croatian cultural tourism

SPECIAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

EDUARD KIŠIĆ, HRT
On the occasion of retirement for an exceptional contribution to the media promotion of FIJET

TIJANI HADDAD
Extraordinary contribution to the development and promotion of activities and media projects Fijet Croatia

POST-DEATH
FRANI ERCEGU
FOR A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFFIRMATION OF TOURIST JOURNALISM AND FIJET ACTIVITIES

I would like to congratulate the HrTurizam.hr portal on all nominated and awarded fellow journalists.

Source: HND

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