29 November 2018 - The 14th Annual Awards Ceremony "Wild Beauty Award 2018", organized by the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, was recently held at the "Government House" in Cetinje. This Ceremony’s primary purpose is to grant awards for individuals and organizations for their excellent work and outstanding contribution to improving the quality of the tourist offer of Montenegro.
Bearing in mind the proposals of the Awards Commission whose members include representatives of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, the media and the tourism industry, as well as the suggestions of local tourist organizations and the interested public gathered through the online questionnaire, the decision on the categories and the winners was brought by the Official Jury for Wild Beauty Award 2018.
On this occasion, a total of 5 awards and four official acknowledgment letters were granted to individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to the improvement of the quality of tourist offer in 2018.
At the 2018 Awards, the “Hotel of the Year Award” went to Chedi Hotel Luštica Bay, while the “Destination of the Year Award” was given to Porto Montenegro. The “Restaurant of the Year Award” was given to the representatives of "Murano Restaurant" Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro, while "KotorArt festival" claimed the “Event of the Year Award.” The WBA 2018 also awarded the “Tiny Sand Budva” with the “Best Beach of the 2018 Season”.
The WBA organizers also gave official acknowledgment letters to Porto Montenegro as an Event Destination, "Household Kljajić" Berane for their contribution to the development of agriculture, “HG Budva Riviera” for implementation of standards in hotel industry and "HG Casa del Mare" Herceg Novi as a positive example of domestic hotel management brand.
As announced by the National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, the Award Ceremony was attended by Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović, Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanović, Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro Radoje Žugić, Mayor of the Old Royal Capital Aleksandar Kašćelan and numerous officials from the tourism sector, cultural and public life.
The National Award "Wild Beauty Award" was established in 2005 to show recognition to tourism organizations and individuals for their work and contribution to the development of tourism in Montenegro, as well as to improve the quality, promotion and the creation of new values for tourists.