At the annual Croatian tourism awards as part of the Croatian Tourism Day 2022 in Šibenik, Rovinj was declared this year’s champion of tourism. The audience erupted in delight when Prime Minister Andrej Plenković presented Rovinj Mayor Marko Paliaga with a plaque commemorating Rovinj.
It wasn’t Istria’s only honor, either. The Grand Hotel Park in Rovinj won the best hotel award in the category of hotel of the year, which had competition from three Istrian hotels (the other two were Lone from Rovinj and Valamar Tamaris from Poreč).
San Servolo health camping in Buja and Plitvice holiday resort in Rakovica “fought” for the title of finest camp of the year, but Istra Premium Camping resort in Funtana was chosen as the winner. The sheer number of awards shows the quality of service and facilities around Istria.
Mayor of Rovinj Marko Paliaga had this to say about Rovinj’s success:
‘I want to acknowledge everyone because it is a success of the community. For many years, we have been working on sustainability, as well as on the development of the destination, and now we are reaping the results that we programmed and planned together with large tourism companies ten years ago. We are currently working on a new tourism development strategy and I believe that we will continue to be a successful destination, Paliaga said, praising the Minister and the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to promote sustainability.’
Rovinj is an all-year-round destination, so make sure to visit this fall or winter and book you stay in the heart of the city in Malipiero Residence.
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