Yesterday (December 01.12), five years ago, a crazy adventure called HrTurizam.hr began, and today it is the leading tourist b2b portal in Croatia.
What can I say but that I am proud of everything achieved despite all obstacles and challenges. Proof of how it is possible to follow your dreams, with an extraordinary amount of effort, energy, time, sacrifice and great faith in yourself. A crazy adventure that changed my life for the better.
Although this year, like most, was supposed to be a year of turnaround in which I finally had to spread my wings and "breathe", continue with the day's development of the entire platform, raising the quality of content, employment, new projects and initiatives, DayOne platform and moving to the global market. it crashed practically in one day, like everyone else.
The year has been more than intense, exhaustive, unexpected, turbulent and full of adjustment… and it is still, but no matter what, I am still proud because the portal has fulfilled and continues to fulfill its mission. Although this year has disrupted all plans and taken me a step, two backwards, I know where I am going and where I want to be. And that is the most important thing. This year is just another hurdle.
I will quote my unofficial mentor, Ognjena Bagatina: "We must all ask ourselves the question: What are we going to focus on? Will it be on the past or the future? Will it be on what is bad or what can we do better? Will it be on what we can’t or what we can? Will it be on whining and complaining or on creating? Will it always be about doing the same thing or developing a new one? I know what I decide every day and always, and that is the latter."
Let’s move forward boldly together. Thank you all for your support, criticism, comments, suggestions and cooperation during these FIRST 5 years. We push on, step by step.
And finally, as it all started with one sentence, so let me finish. Let’s tell stories, our authentic stories.
Greetings from the oldest city in Europe where people have lived continuously for more than 8.300 years.