Organized by FIJET Croatia and the Association of Tourist Journalists of the Croatian National Theater, the Marko Polo Awards for the best tourist reports were presented at the Croatian Journalists' House. The Grand Prix "Marco Polo 2019" was awarded to the editor and journalist and also the president of FIJET Romania Stefan Baci, while the Marco Polo award this year went to Radmila Kovačević, a journalist from Večernji list.
Baciu received the award for a series of published radio reports from Morocco, the host country of the FIJET Congress in 2018, while Radmila Kovačević received the award for a successful series of reports and articles affirming Slavonia as a serious and very potent tourist destination.
"As an experienced tourist journalist, she points out the peculiarities of the destination and at the same time emphasizes not only the advantages of Slavonian tourism, but also warns that it should seem that the whole destination should be raised to a higher level. our", is stated in the explanation of the award.
Marco Polo medallions were also awarded, so Lana Mindoljević also received this award for her travelogue on the most beautiful continental rivers for swimming and the travelogue "LOŠINJ: fragrant anti-stress therapy on the island of greenery, vitality, dolphins and crystal clear sea".
The winner of the Marco Polo medallion is Andrea Buče, editor and journalist of HRT. She received the award for the travel series "Stop in Lika".
Among the winners of the Marco Polo medallion is Robert Knjaz for the original promotion of culture and customs in some Croatian regions. The winner of the Marco Polo medal is Miki Bratanić for his special story about the tavern as an important feature of the Dalmatian tradition.
The Marko Polo medallion was also awarded to the multinational magazine Prizma, edited by Daniela Draštati, while Vjekoslav Madunuć received the Marko Polo medallion for tourist reports published on the Glas Hrvatske Miris Božića portal in Konavle.
The award for the best report on Advent in Zagreb 2018 went to my colleague Radmilo Bumbar, a journalist and editor of the show "Serbia I Love".
The evaluation committee for the Marco Polo Awards consisted of Anita Žuvela Hitrec, Hrvoje Zovko and, as president, Ante Gavranović.