Leading regional destination management company, Adriatic DMC was named tour operator of the year by luxury cruise line Azamara, at a ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last night.
Adriatic DMC develops and delivers shore excursions in Adriatic ports in Croatia for the upmarket cruise company known as a leader in destination immersion experiences.
After an excursion, guests were asked questions about the guide, duration, transportation, value for money, and overall experience to determine the winner of Tour Operator of the Year 2022, scooped by Adriatic DMC.
Azamara president Carol Cabezas said, “We are excited to celebrate our tour operators and AzAmazing partners who make a difference in how our guests experience Azamara.
“Our land product development team is continuously working to enhance our guests’ ashore experiences, and we appreciate all our dedicated partners that assist us in creating these unforgettable moments. We were blown away by the creative curation of our award winners, which produced truly immersive and memorable experiences.”
The 2023 Tour Operator Awards coincided with the Seatrade Cruise Global conference which brings together cruise professionals from over 100 countries.
Adriatic DMC managing director Srdjan Kristic said of the award, "I want to thank the entire team who contributed to winning this prestigious award, which is confirmation that we do our work professionally and responsibly and that we value and respect our partners.
"This is an exceptional achievement as we competed against leading tour operators across the world. To be honored by a cruise line as renowned and respected as Azamara is significant not only for us as a company but for Croatia as a cruise destination. This award recognizes our local suppliers and tour guides also, who consistently provide the highest level of service to guests.
"Congratulations to our shore excursions sales team who develops programs for Azamara so dedicatedly and professionally and well done to our fantastic operations teams who carried out the fieldwork without which we would not be where we are."
Adriatic DMC delivers shore excursions in eight Croatian ports for Azamara: Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Sibenik, Zadar, Opatija, Pula, and Rovinj.
The award is the second significant prize received by the DMC headquartered in Dubrovnik in six months. In October 2022 Adriatic DMC was awarded travel agency of the year at the Croatian Tourism Days conference.