The 10th Days of Croatian Tourism (DHT) were held in Mali Lošinj on October 25 and 26, 2017.
The Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Economy and Croatian Tourist Board organized the highly anticipated Days of Tourism event which is the traditional meeting of tourist workers and stakeholders in the tourist industry of Croatia.
On the first day of the conference, guests learned about new trends in tourism, analyzed the successes and achievements of Croatian hoteliers, and discussed the establishment of regional competence centers. As promised, awards were announced in categories including destination of the year, the attraction of the year, awards in the business sector (Tourism Flower – Quality for Croatia) and People in Tourism.
For Inland Dalmatia (Dugopolje, Imotski, Sinj, Trilj, Vrlika and Vrgorac), the most significant entry was among the finalists of the most successful rural tourism destination in Croatia. First place in this category, however, was awarded to Baranja.
A position as a finalist is undoubtedly an excellent recognition for all employees in the tourism of Inland Dalmatia. The award for Inland Dalmatia was officially handed over to Kristina Križanac, mayor of the town of Sinj, accompanied by Ante Pranić, the mayor of Vrgorac, and the director of the tourist boards in the towns of Sinj, Trilj and Vrgorac who proudly represented their colleagues from Dugopolje, Imotski and Vrlika.
During the second day of the event, participants had the opportunity to engage in the central part of the program – a roundtable under the theme “Tourist Destinations – Management, Marketing and Branding”. With a focus on national tourist brands, this roundtable was attended by experts from Slovenia, Great Britain, Austria and Croatia. A lecture on “Sustainable Tourism for the Sustainable Development of the Destination” – one of the fundamental principles for further growth and the development of tourism – followed the roundtable. The day also included a traditional meeting of tourist workers with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, discussing the most current topics and the challenges faced by the tourist system.
In the second part of the program, the awards ceremony, the 10 best in tourism were awarded in the following categories: Cultural Tourism Attraction of the Year, Tourism Event of the Year, Best Tourism Innovation of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Tourist Agency of the Year, Marina of the Year, Tourist Destination of the Year and the life-achievement award “Anton Štifanić”. A large number of awards went to those located in the middle of Croatia, and the city of Split was a real hit!
The Sinj Tourist Board sincerely congratulates the winners of these prestigious accolades, which are an indicator of how knowledge, effort and vision achieve the best results.