Croatian tourist agency and this year awards annual tourism awards as a special recognition for the exceptional contribution of individuals, companies and institutions in the development of Croatian tourism. Applications and nominations for annual awards “Anton Štifanić” i Lifetime Achievement Award are received by natural and legal persons do August 31, 2018 by fulfillment online form. Also, nominations are accepted for the award “Man – the key to success, employee of the year” and then to July 27, 2018. Candidates for the selection of employees of the year can be submitted by tourist boards, ministries, professional associations, companies and local self-government units through online form. As of this year, the Croatian National Tourist Board has introduced a new concept and categories as part of the award “Man – the key to success, employee of the year.” So far, this award has been given in 26 categories, and as of this year it is awarded in a total of 14 well-defined and comprehensively defined categories: agency employee; tourist animator; tour guide; an employee in a hotel facility or camp; an employee in a catering facility (chef, waiter, pastry chef, sommelier, etc.); private landlord; host of a tourist peasant household; police officer; firefighter; maritime transport worker; air transport employee; road transport worker; seller; employee in landscaping and maintenance. Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner was Niko Bulić, while he won the Annual Award “Anton Šifanić” Ante Mrvica. The 2016 award winners were Selimir Ognjenović for life’s work and Ivan Srakovčić i Zvonko Šupe as the winners of the “Anton Štifanić” award, while City of Đakovo for 50. Đakovo embroideries and Diacro for Restaurant Mala Hiža in Čakovec were also the winners of the award “Anton Štifanić” in the category of companies, institutions and associations. More information on the awards ceremony can be found at official site Croatian National Tourist Board.All winners will receive the award at the Days of Croatian Tourism, which are being held this year on Hvar on October 25th and 26th.