The Rijeka Carnival, the largest top event of Croatian tourism in the tourist preseason, has won an award for excellence, creativity and inventiveness. It uses the traditions and customs of the local community to form a unique national manifestation that significantly enriches Croatian tourist offer, especially outside the main tourist season, reports Lokalni.hr on November 22, 2018.
As part of the 20th PUT Business Travel Exchange held in Varaždin, the Simply the Best Awards were presented. This traditional annual award for creativity, innovation, development and promotion of tourist destinations has been presented for the tenth year in a row by UHPA – Association of Croatian Travel Agencies and the Way to Croatia travel magazine.
The awards were presented in five categories: catering, events, travel agencies, new tourism projects and individuals who contributed to the tourism development.
Based on the application submitted by the Rijeka Town Tourist Board, three awards were presented in three different categories.
The Rijeka Carnival received an award for excellence, creativity and inventiveness in the category of Multiday Thematic Events. The particular importance of the event is that it takes place outside of the main tourist season, significantly contributing to the tourist offer during the preseason.
The Travelana Travel Agency won the award in the category Travel Agency – Cooperation with Local Community, for the cooperation with the local tourist board on the development of new tourist products that have contributed to the attractiveness of the particular destination and its greater tourist prominence.
The Marina Botel has won the award in the category Catering – Accommodation Facilities with Added Content. The award was given for innovative design, quality of service and creative approach to the design and production of programmes which enhance the tourist offer of a destination.
The Rijeka Carnival is held each year before Lent. It was established in 1982 and has since become the largest carnival in Croatia. The main carnival march is held on the last Sunday before the Ash Wednesday. If the weather is good, tens of thousands of spectators may line the streets and attend the carnival.
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Translated from Lokalni.hr.