Awards

   
   

The success of Lošinj tourism is also confirmed by numerous awards and acknowledgements received over the years.

AWARDS IN 2015.

Town of Mali Lošinj and Tourism Office have received a prestigious Ulysses Award for excellence in innovations in tourism and won the third place for the „Scents and Flavours of Lošinj“ concept and project. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been presenting this award since 2003, and among other competitors in our category there were also Peru with its project “Y tú, qué planes?” and Vienna Tourism Office with „Creating Vienna’s Tourism Strategy 2020“ project. The jury was composed of 11 independent members.

AWARDS IN 2014.

1. BRAND LEADER AWARD 2014 - During the 4th Sustainable development and competitiveness of the tourism product in South-East Europe – SEET 2014 Business Conference that took place in Sava Centre in Belgrade, Town of Mali Lošinj received BRAND LEADER AWARD 2014 for outstanding contribution to sustainable development of tourism in South-East Europe. The award was presented by the board of experts of the aforementioned conference. Ms Đurđica Šimičić, the director of the Tourism Office, received the award on behalf of the Town of Mali Lošinj.

Brand Leader Award is presented on the basis of standardised criteria that include innovation, significant recognisability on the market, and positioning of authentic products. In its 10 years, the award has aimed at affirmation of the most prominent companies, institutions, individuals, and media which, though their positive development and new strategies, represent the highest standards, improve the market, make a great contribution in popularising the industry, and create a competitive market.

2. Leading destination in researching the quality service in tourism in Croatia - On the 10th anniversary of Mystery shopping day that took place in Rovinj today, Ms Đurđica Šimičić, the Director of the Town of Mali Lošinj Tourism office, received the award on its behalf for the leading destination in researching the quality service in tourism in Croatia. The award was presented by Heraklea, the first agency for mystery shopping in Croatia that is responsible for measurement and improvement of quality service. In the last couple of years, Heraklea has been successful in organising this event of quality service in different business sectors.

3. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - The national project TOURIST EMPLOYEE – KEY TO SUCCESS within the project "I LOVECROATIA" was carried out by the Croatian Tourism Board in 2011 through a selection of the tourist employee of the year. The project aimed at raising the level of hospitality and creating a welcoming climate in the most important sectors in tourism.

On national level the awarded from Mali Lošinj are:

  • Lifeguard on beaches; Dragan Kremenović / Jadranka hotels, Mali Lošinj

On county level the awarded from Mali Lošinj are:

  • Reception worker – Luka Karčić, Lošinjska plovidba / AC Lopari
  • Salesperson – Kanita Romić, Jadranka trgovina d.o.o. Mali Lošinj

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2013

1. This year the island of Lošinj – island of vitality is the recipient of the prestigious Skål International "Sustainable Development in Tourism" Award that was first presented eleven years ago. Lošinj received top marks in the category of Cities from three independent members of the panel who also stressed that this was an extremely quality vision of current and future development of tourism of the Lošinj archipelago.

The primary criteria for the evaluation were: contribution to the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, community/destination involvement and advantages, educational features, business viability, and innovation. On behalf of Croatia and Lošinj, the award was received by Katarina Hauptfeld, president of Skål Club International Kvarner and Croatian representative in the Skål International Council. On 29 September 2013., during the opening of the 74th SKAL World Congress, which was for the first time held on a cruise ship Carnival Glory, which departured from New Yorka.

Skål International is a professional international organisation of the industry leaders whose aim is to promote global tourism and friendship. Today it has about 18,000 members in 450 Clubs throughout 90 nations and it is an Associate Member of UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) that is responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism.

2. TIC MALI LOŠINJ – As a part of the action “Mystery Shopper on Lošinj”, the Town ofMali Lošinj Tourism Officein cooperation with Heraklea agency measured the quality of service on the archipelago. The mystery shopper on Lošinj is an innovative concept in measuring the quality of service which leads to its improvement. This action was developed by Tourism Office and Heraklea using global trends as a model.

The overall excellent result of 82.62% demonstrates employees' kindness and hospitality, it identifies a proactive approach in offering additional services and products, as well as better communication with the guests in order to find a model which would increase the use of goods and services.

3. Promotional film “Lošinj – Island of vitality” made by the Town of Mali Lošinj Tourism Officeand Marko Vrdoljak, received the best editing award at the 16th International Tourfilm Festival ITF'CRO in Solin.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2012

1. As a part of the eco-educational project “VOLIM HRVATSKU” (I love Croatia), which rates the level of maintenance of towns in the coastal Croatia, Veli Lošinj received Plavi cvijet award (The Blue Flower) with golden sign in the category of the most well-maintained tourist town with up to 1,000 citizens.

2. TIC MALI LOŠINJ – As a part of the action “Mystery Shopper on Lošinj”, the Town ofMali Lošinj Tourism Officein cooperation with Heraklea agency measured the quality of service on the archipelago. The mystery shopper on Lošinj is an innovative concept in measuring the quality of service which leads to its improvement. This action was developed by Tourism Office and Heraklea using global trends as a model.

The overall excellent result of 100 % demonstrates employees' kindness and hospitality, it identifies a proactive approach in offering additional services and products, as well as better communication with the guests in order to find a model which would increase the use of goods and services.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2011

1. TIC MALI LOŠINJ As a part of the action "I Love Croatia 2011 – Blue Flower", Town of Mali Lošinj Tourism Office received a special acknowledgement for the best Tourist Information Centre in Primorsko-goranska county.

2. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

The national project TOURIST EMPLOYEE – KEY TO SUCCESS within the project "I LOVE CROATIA" was carried out by the Croatian Tourism Board in 2011 through a selection of the tourist employee of the year. The project aimed at raising the level of hospitality and creating a welcoming climate in the most important sectors in tourism.

On county level the awarded from Mali Lošinj are:

1. Tourist Animator – Antonio Badurina, Jadranka hotels Mali Lošinj

2. Hotel housekeeping employee – Nevenka Grgurević, Jadranka hotels Mali Lošinj

3. Tourist employee in other service industries – Toni Franko, Vodovod i čistoća Cres Mali Lošinj

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2010

1. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - The national project TOURIST EMPLOYEE – KEY TO SUCCESS within the project "VOLIM HRVATSKU (I loveCroatia) was carried out by the Croatian Tourism Board in 2010 through a selection of the tourist employee of the year. The project aimed at raising the level of hospitality and creating a welcoming climate in the most important sectors in tourism. This project emphasised the importance of individuals who contribute to creating the image ofCroatiaas a quality tourist destination.

On county level the awarded from Mali Lošinj are:

  1. Tourist Animator - Blaženka Levinger Herceg, Jadranka hotels d.o.o
  2. Tourism Office employee – Đurđica Šimičić, Town ofMali Lošinj Tourism Office. The award for the best salesperson in Kvarner went to Marilena Dragoslavić.

2. PLAVI CVIJET (The Blue Flower) - a campaign run by the Croatian Tourism Board that rates the level of maintenance of towns, communities and villages of the coastalCroatia.

  1. Town of Mali Lošinjwon 3rd place in the category of the most well-maintained tourist town of thePrimorje-GorjeCounty with up to 10,000 citizens.
  2. Veli Lošinj won 1st place in the category of the most well-maintained tourist town of thePrimorje-GorjeCounty with up to 3,000 citizens.

3. AWARD FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM – CBTour 2010. On World Tourism Day, 27 September 2010, Town ofMali Lošinj Tourism Officereceived the CBTour – Innovations in Business Tourism 2010 Award from Sigma Innovation Association for the Best programme of responsible business tourism inCroatia. The award refers to the offer provided by our Tourism Office and it is based on sustainable development, integration and protection of natural and cultural landscapes, and the innovative way to stimulate responsible approach to tourism.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2009

1. MALI LOŠINJ WON THE SILVER FLOWER OF EUROPE AWARD

Through a year-round competition, cooperation in efforts to embellish towns/communities/villages is encouraged, thus also improving the quality of life of the citizens. At the gala presentation of awards by the Golden Flower of Europe International Committee held on September 25, 2009 in Cardiff, Mali Lošinj won the prestigious international award, the Silver Flower of Europe, among 5 700 European towns. The 2009 Golden Flower of Europe (Entente Florale Europe 2009) International Committee, comprised of 12 members (representatives of 12 member states of the European Association for Flowers and Landscape: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Great Britain) visited Mali Lošinj in June this year and, along with the beauty of the landscape, also rated the level of cleanliness and quality of the man-made environment, the level of preservation and care of historic heritage, traditional culture, traditional heritage, and youth education on the territory of the Town of Mali Lošinj. On this occasion, Monica Hetch from Austria, Committee President, said that Lošinj was a green island in which a great deal of attention is paid to the maintenance of the environment and the green spaces, and that the committee was overwhelmed by the project entitled the Scents and Tastes of Lošinj (Miomirisi i okusi Lošinja), as well as numerous environmental projects involving the youth, and the obvious concern related to cultural and architectural heritage.

2. BLUE FLOWER (PLAVI CVIJET) – a campaign run by the Croatian Tourism Board through which the level of maintenance of towns, communities and villages of the coastal Croatia is rated. In the category of the most well-maintained tourist town of the Primorje-Gorje County with up to 10,000 citizens, the Town of Mali Lošinj won second place.

3. EMLOYEE OF THE YEAR – selection of the best tourism employee in the Kvarner Region in 2009.

• Category: Tourist Guide of the Year – Alan Kučić from Mali Lošinj;

• Category: Reception Worker of the Year - Andrea Glavan from the Punta Hotel, Jadranka hoteli d.o.o.;

• Category: Inspector of the Year - Neven Nekić, Economic Inspector from Mali Lošinj;

• Category: Taxi Driver of the Year – Nenad Hajrić from Mali Lošinj.

4. GOLDEN INTERSTAS (ZLATNI INTERSTAS) In the framework of the 16th INTERSTAS (international festival of tourism, film and landscape), the 12th ITF' CRO and the 8th KEA/EFE'CRO (announcement of Croatian nominees for the 2010 Golden Flower of Europe award), Lošinj won two more prestigious awards:

• »Golden Interstas 2009« in the framework of the International Tourism Festival;

• Lošinj – Island of Vitality DVD was rated the best film in the framework of the INTERSTAS International Tourism Film Festival in the special category including 12 member states of the Entente Florale Europe 2009.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2008

Town of Mali Lošinjshared 3rd place with the Town ofKrk in the category of the most well-maintained tourist town of thePrimorje-GorjeCounty.

2. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – the best tourist employee in Kvarner for 2008

  1. Tourist Animator – Sanja Marinac, Jadranka Hotels d.o.o.
  2. Police Officer –Dražen Banić,MaliLošinj

On the national level for thePrimorje-GorjeCounty, Sanja Marinac received the award for the Employee of the Year in the category Tourist Animator (Hotel Aurora).

3. ZLATNI INTERSTAS (GOLDEN INTERSTAS) – Town ofMali Lošinj Tourism Officereceived the Golden Interstas Award for its special contribution to tourism. This international award for media promotion of the destination was presented by Antonio Conte, president of the European Federation of tourist journalists, Vojko Pleština, Interstas CEO, and Božidar Čapalija, Deputy Mayor ofSplit.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2007

1. PLAVI CVIJET (BLUE FLOWER) – rating of landscape architecture and design of towns, municipalities and villages of coastal Croatia. The town of Mali Lošinj won 2nd place in the Best-landscaped Tourist Town of the Primorje-Gorje County category. County-level winners in the Tourism Offer Component Design category include: Public Beach – Veli žal, Sunčana uvala, Mali Lošinj, 2nd place; Souvenir – ceramic products produced by the Čarobnjak Studio, Mali Lošinj, Mr. Čazim Mehmeti, 1st place; Kvarner Region Projects and Attractions - Miomirisi i okusi Lošinja (Scents and Tastes of Lošinj), 3rd place; Petrol Station – Tifon, Nerezine, 3rd place.

2. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - selection of the best tourist employee of the Kvarner Region in 2007. Reception Worker of the Year – Ms. Ružica Pušeljić, receptionist at the Aurora Hotel, Jadranka Hoteli, Mali Lošinj; Inspector of the Year – Mr. Neven Nekić, inspector working for the Mali Lošinj State Inspectorate Office; Beach and Pool Lifeguard – Mr. Goran Herenda, a lifeguard at the beach of the Punat Tourist Complex, Jadranka Hoteli, Mali Lošinj.

3. TURISTIČKI CVIJET – Kvaliteta za Hrvatsku (TOURIST FLOWER – Quality for Croatia) –campaign run by the Croatian Radio Television in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce: Mali Lošinj was declared the best Croatian tourist destination on the Croatian Adriatic coast. http://www.tz-malilosinj.hr/Novosti.aspx?id=8

4. PRIMORSKI RADIO – PRIMORSKO JEDRO: Primorsko jedro is the name of the campaign run by Primorski radio in which the best small tourist place in the Kvarner Region is selected. Veli Lošinj was the winner of the 2007 Primorsko jedro.

AWARDS RECEIVED IN 2006

1. PLAVI CVIJET (BLUE FLOWER) – rating of landscape architecture and design of towns, municipalities and villages of coastal Croatia.

a) STATE LEVEL The Tourism Offer Component Design category: Trg Republike Hrvatske, Riva lošinjskih kapetana – the best-landscaped square of coastal Croatia.

b) COUNTY LEVEL The town of Mali Lošinj won 3rd place in the Best-landscaped Tourist Town of the Primorje-Gorje County category. The Tourism Offer Component Design category: town / village square Trg Republike Hrvatske, Mali Lošinj street Riva lošinjskih kapetana, Mali Lošinj petrol station Adria Oil, Mali Lošinj

2. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - selection of the best touristemployee of the Kvarner Region in 2006. Reception employee of the Year – Ms. VESNA MARINAC, Helios Hotel, Jadranka Hoteli, Mali Lošinj.

3. TURISTIČKI CVIJET – Kvaliteta za Hrvatsku – (TOURIST FLOWER – Quality for Croatia) – campaign run by the Croatian Radio Television in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce: The Bellevue Hotel in Mali Lošinj won 2nd place in the Best Croatian Adriatic 3-star Hotel of the Year category.

4. PRIMORSKI RADIO – PRIMORSKO JEDRO: Primorsko jedro is the name of the campaign run by Primorski radio in which the best small tourist place in the Kvarner Region is selected. Best-landscaped Town – Osor, 3rd place Best Tavern - Konoba Bonifačić, 1st place Best Family Accommodation - Apartments – Mavrinac family, Nerezine, 1st place Best Cultural Events and Amenities – Osor, 1st place Best Event – S vjetrom kroz tišinu (Through Silence On the Wings of the Wind) – regatta for people lacking the ability to hear and speak, Nerezine, 1st place.

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