The Chamber of Economy of Federation of BiH awarded the Star of Tourism BiH awards to the best representatives of the tourism industry whose achievements and results helped development of this sector in BiH.
The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest economic sectors in the world, which in the pre-pandemic period generated more than ten percent of world GDP and created more than 300 million jobs. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique challenge for the tourism industry, but a strong recovery in 2022 is also certain.
Awards in tourism recognize the work of companies, organizations and individuals around the world who positively influence and inspire the tourism sector through innovation and knowledge. Following the trends set by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), through promotion of new trends in tourism and support for those who responsibly, sustainably, and actively work on development of tourism, the selection for Star of Tourism BiH recognizes and rewards the work of industry representatives whose achievements serve as inspiration for a competitive and sustainable development of tourism at local, national, regional and international levels.
President of the FBiH Chamber of Economy Mirko Šantić said that in nine categories the decision was made by the jury, while the 10th category was the vote of the public.
– These awards are the promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a tourist destination, and the winning companies will be able to use this award to improve their business. We are happy that tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina has recovered in 2022, and now our goal is for all of us who work in this field to have tourism throughout the year. Tourism must also exist, not only in the centers, but in the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina and rural areas – he said.
Award winners by category:
Hotel accommodation: Rheumal Spa Fojnica
Traditional accommodation: Royal village of Kotromanićevo Doboj
Tourist organization: Tourist organization of the City of East Sarajevo
Receptive tourist organization: Sarajevo Card Sarajevo
Provider of a unique BiH experience: Continental Livno
Gastro tourism: Ćevabdžinica Hari Travnik
Promotional campaign of the destination: The book “Journey through Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Putovanje kroz BiH” by Zoran Matić
Tourist attraction: Vjetrenica Cave
Tourist event: International jumps from the waterfall in Jajce
Voice of the public: Why BiH can be the number 1 destination in the world – Robert Dacašin
This year, 80 candidates in ten categories applied for the Star of Tourism BiH award on a special digital platform, which was created exclusively for this project.