Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera, named Businessman of the Year

first_imgŽeljko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera, the largest tourist company in Croatia, was named Businessman of the Year.According to the choice of the readers of Večernji list and Poslovni dnevnik, Kukurin won the title in a record tourist year in which Croatia exceeded 100 million overnight stays for the first time. “It is my pleasure to receive this award, which is a confirmation of Valamar’s philosophy of excellence in tourism through investments in employees, products and tourist destinations in which we operate, so that we always take care of socially responsible and sustainable business. This is also an award for tourism, which is the driver of the Croatian economy as a leader in investment, employment and exports, and perhaps more importantly, the driver of other industries such as construction, agriculture, trade, IT and small and medium enterprises. Tourism is a time of great development and all of us in the sector must be aware of this and take responsibility for the development of tourism and the Croatian economy. I believe this award will be another incentive for that. I thank everyone who chose Valamar. I also thank the employees, the management of Valamar, our shareholders, investors, special partners and all those who participated in this success.”, Pointed out Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.Since Kukurin was appointed President of the Management Board of the Valamar Riviera Consolidated Portfolio in June 2015, the company has been on a strong rise. In the last three years, Valamar has more than doubled its share value, started a cycle of intensive investments in tourist facilities and services in all destinations, took over the Baška and Imperial Rab hotels, realized important strategic partnerships and achieved double-digit annual revenue and profit growth.So far, Valamar has invested over four billion kuna in Croatian tourism, and by 2020 it will invest another two billion kuna. In 2017, with total investments of HRK 906 million, Valamar realized the largest annual investment cycle in Croatian tourism this year and created 1.000 new jobs. Valamar will continue with investments in 2018, when total investments will exceed HRK 705 million. 600 new jobs are planned for next year.Related news: ACCORDING TO THE GUEST SURVEY, THE HOSPITALITY OF VALAMAR EMPLOYEES AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL <br />
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