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Awards received in 2013

SKAL award

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 York.

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.

Tourfilm Festival ITF'CRO 2013 award

Film "Island of vitality" gets award for the best editing on 16th International Tourfilm Festival ITF'CRO 2013 at Solin (Croatia).

Awards received in 2012

Blue flower award

Within ecological – educational project „I love Croatia“ which is being implemented for the choice of the tidiest Croatian coastal destination, in the category od up to 1000 residents, Veli Losinj won Blue flower with the golden mark for winning 1st place.

Mistery shopping award

TIC – Mali Losinj – as part of Mistery shopping project on island Losinj, Tourist Board of Mali Losinj with the agency Heraklea, conducted the measurement of service quality at the Losinj archipelago. Project Secret guest on Losinj represents an innovative concept of measuring the quality of services with the purpose of its improvement. Tourist board of Mali Losinj developed this concept based on the model of global trends.

TA Tourist won the award for the best rated travel agency in the area of Losinj.

The result of this year's measuring points out the kindness of employees, it identifies proactivity in offering additional services and products, and better communication with the guest with the goal of finding the model of increased consumption, with a total score of 100%, or excellent rating.

Awards received in 2011

Blue Flower award

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.

Mistery shopping award

TIC – Mali Losinj – as part of Mistery shopping project on island Losinj, Tourist Board of Mali Losinj with the agency Heraklea, conducted the measurement of service quality at the Losinj archipelago. Project Secret guest on Losinj represents an innovative concept of measuring the quality of services with the purpose of its improvement. Tourist board of Mali Losinj developed this concept based on the model of global trends.

TA Tourist won the award for the best rated travel agency in the area of Losinj.

The result of this year's measuring points out the kindness of employees, it identifies proactivity in offering additional services and products, and better communication with the guest with the goal of finding the model of increased consumption, with a total score of 100%, or excellent rating.

Awards received in 2010

Awards for responsible tourism

Agenzia di viaggi has for 44 years now been the most important professional tourism magazine in Italy. It is sent to 9,800 travel agencies. Awards for responsible tourism are presented in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Lošinj won an award for the preservation of dolphins in our archipelago, and the research work by Plavi svijet in Veli Lošinj.

Agenzia di viaggi put a special emphasis on the level of coordination of activities related to the development of Lošinj as a tourism destination, the package deals offered by Lošinj hoteliers, agencies and camps, all of which follow and cooperate on various 'destination themes'. Lošinj thus offers package deals on the theme of Lošinj captains, the scents and tastes of Lošinj, aromatherapy and anti-stress program, as well as a healthy lifestyle.

This award proves that, as a tourism destination, Lošinj has reached a high level of development in destination management and coordination of activities, which is recognized throughout the world.

Primorski radio – Primorsko jedro

Primorsko jedro (Primorje Sail) is the name of the campaign run by the Primorski Radio (Primorje Radio) in which the best small tourist community in the Kvarner Region is selected.

Unije, a community located on the island bearing the same name, got the highest number of points and was declared winner of the prestigious Primorska trilogija (Primorje Trilogy) award in a campaign run by the Primorski Radio, the Primorje-Gorje County Tourism Office, and the Primorje-Gorje County. The Committee also awarded the Palmira Tavern (Konoba Palmira) for exceptional quality, authentic recipes, homebred lamb, fish, homegrown vegetables from the Island of Unije, as well as creativity and cleanliness.

Awards received in 2009

Mali Lošinj won the Silver Flower of Europe award

At the ceremony of the international jury for the Golden Flower of Europe held in Cardiff on September 25, 2009 in strong competition among 5700 European cities, Mali Lošinj has won a prestigious international award the Silver Flower of Europe.

The international jury for the Golden Flower of Europe 2009 - Entente Florale Europe, comprising 12 commission 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, Netherlands and the United Kingdom) visited Mali Lošinj in June and, in addition to the beauty of the landscape, assessed cleanliness and quality of created environment, preservation and care of historic heritage, traditional culture, cultural heritage, and education of young people in the Town of Mali Lošinj.

On that occasion, president of the jury Monika Hetch from Austria, said that Lošinj is a green island where lot of attention is given to the arrangement of the environment and nature and how they remained overwhelmed with the project Fragrances and tastes of the island of Lošinj, numerous environmental projects involving young people and obvious concern related to the objects of culture and architecture.

See the announcement of Mali Lošinj - Silver Flower of Europe 2009:

Awards received in 2008

Blue flower goes to... Veli Lošinj!

As a part of the ecological educational action „PLAVI CVIJET 2008“, in which well-tended towns, communities and localities of the Croatian seaside are evaluated, the representatives that will represent the Kvarner area in the grand final have been selected.

Mali Lošinj Tourist Board has won the following awards:

  • first place went to the project Scents and fragrances of Lošinj in the TOURIST OFFER OR INTERESTING FEATURE category
  • in the WELL-TENDED TOWN AS A WHOLE category, first place went to Veli Lošinj
  • first place was won by folk costumes of the island of Susak, Nerezine and Orleca by the author Petrica Poda in the BEST SOUVENIR category
  • in the WELL-TENDED TOWN AS A WHOLE category, Mali Lošinj shares third place with Krk
  • the beach Veli žal in Mali Lošinj won third place in the PUBLIC BEACH category

Awards received in 2007

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

Worker of the year

Selection of the best tourist worker 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.

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.

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.

Plavi cvijet (Blue flower)

Rating of landscape architecture and design of towns, municipalities and villages of coastal Croatia.

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

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

Worker of the year

Selection of the best tourist worker of the Kvarner Region in 2006.

  • Reception Worker of the Year – Ms. VESNA MARINAC, Helios Hotel, Jadranka Hoteli, Mali Lošinj.

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.

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 plac