Something New Coming to Obonjan Island, 140 Workers Sought

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Zeljko Perekovic became the owner of the tourist company “Obonjan Riviera” last year, and he appointed a new three-member Supervisory Board at the extraordinary assembly of the company.

In addition to him, Kristijan Perekovic and Irena Dolencic are now in that body, as opposed to Drazen Grubisic-Caba, British national Daniel Anthony Blackledge, and Slovenian national Tadej Volf. The latter trio represented the interests of a British company for the organisation of the “Sound Concert” as the former majority owner of “Obonjan Riviera”, and its co-owners, the Croatian “Gratiousus” and the Slovenian travel agency “CMT”.

Zeljko Perekovic, a prominent entrepreneur whose main business for three decades now has been self-service coffee machines for the Croatian company “Spaz” which boasts 100 employees, as well as more and more business which deals with properties, pulled the Sibenik company out of a multi-million blockade, interrupted the court proceedings at the Commercial Court in Zadar and took over the ownership, writes Slobodna Dalmacija.

According to available information, he allegedly paid at least 12 million kuna to the account owned by “Obonjan Riviera”, a company to which he has already been appointed as the interim bankruptcy trustee, and he also took on other obligations of the company during the coronavirus crisis. Perekovic will further develop and improve the specific tourist project for which Obonjan island has become well known within his own business vision and in partnership with his sons Domagoj and Mislav.

This father and his two sons have been developing the concept of camping tourism for twenty years now, and the last such project, after leaving a similar one in Novalja on Pag, is “Olivia Green Camping”, in a large olive grove near Tisno, with luxury, family wooden houses and swimming pools for 700 guests and the overall service at the level of a five-star hotel.

To that extent, Perekovic’s takeover of “Obonjan Riviera” on Obonjan island is logical, since a type of camp with 196 luxury tents, 40 mobile homes and a hotel with 33 beds was established there, with a decision to expand its capacities and reach a maximum of 200 to 250 employees in a few years, with large-scale investments also planned.

According to Mislav Perekovic, during the main summer tourist season, Obonjan island would become a family holiday destination with a distinct ecological programme, while outside the summer months, the offer would be directed towards other types of content and events from the so-called event-tourism sector. His son Mislav completed his studies in tourism management and then specialised in sustainable tourism, while Domagoj’s department is investment.

”Obonjan island is very attractive,” said Domagoj Perekovic, announcing the opening of the complex on May the 1st, 2022.

”Obonjan island gets under one’s skin, and after last summer, when we mostly cleaned the area up since the island wasn’t really worked on due to the coronavirus pandemic and it was only open for 45 days, we noticed that business teams are becoming more connected,” added Domagoj.

The Perekovics have renewed their contracts with some former employees on Obonjan island, and they sincerely hope that the tender they will announce at some point in January for the employment of 140 workers together with the seasonal workers will attract local people, Slobodna Dalmacija writes.

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