Marco Polo 2022 Award Ceremony
Traditional 12th Marco Polo Award Ceremony for the best travel reportages was held in Zagreb, Croatia organized by Fijet Croatia.
The first prize for Lifetime Achivement in media was given to Ante Gavranovic, doayen of Croatian travel journalism and one of founders of Fijet Croatia.
The first prize Marko Polo Grand Prix for domestic travel articles was given to the journalist Daria Marjanovic for the TV reportages from Croatia published in National TV „Alpe, Dunav, Jadran“ (Alps, Danube, Adriatic) that inspire international and croatian TV viewers to discover Croatia destinations from all aspects.
Five medals „Marco Polo“ went to domestic journalists for the excellence, to journalists who published travel articles, stories of Croatian regions, people, customs and traditions, undiscovered and interesting destinations, to be used by tourism professionals as an incentive for new content, tourism offer or as motivation for tourists and media promotion of new tourism products and content, specially in the new trends and conditions of tourism future.
Awarded journalists are: Zrinka Turalija, Editor-in-Chief of daily reportage from all aspects of Croatian Culture what is published on National TV; Jurica Galic Juka for reportages from Middle Dalmatia published on portal „Dalmatia portal“ and You tube; Lara Cernicki for reportages from Kvarner and Istria who are the Journalists of Magazine Meridijani; Hrvoje Gunjaca,Croatian TV journalist and author of TV reportage about Knin in Dalmatian hinterland; Goran Safarek for reportages from the continental region Medjimurje published in Croatia Airlines Inflight Magazine
Five speacial recognitations were given to Journalists who extraordinary contributed to Croatian travel journalism and Croatia culture, nature and heritage : Dragica Lemesic, ex. Croatian Radio Journalist; Mirjana Zugec Pavicic, Croatian Radio, Oleg Mastruko, writer; Jutarnji list- Editorial Staff for Croatian Marinas tourism patrol; Matej Mestrovic for extraordinary contribution to Croatian Music.
Special medal „Marco Polo“ was given to Alexander Stemp, Journalist and Fijet Member from Hungaria for the reportage about Zagreb „ From Zagreb with love“.
In 2020 Fijet Croatia launched the award for the Tolerance, to those who champion and live tolerance within their communities and across the globe as a means of fostering intercultural communication, underscoring the importance of tolerance open dialogue achieving world peace based on universal human values. Fijet Tolerance Award was given to Jurica Galic Juka, the journalist of Meridijani Magazine.Sponsors of the Marco Polo event: Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Tourist Office, City of Zagreb, Tourist Offices Zagreb and Korcula, Croatia Airlines, Hotels Esplanade, Nimco Liquors Croatia, Grabovac Wines, launched in 1812 and Naronija Company- Home of nature juices -Taste of Neretva. Media sponsor: „Vecernji Daily News“.