Swanky Mint hostel, Croatia
Swanky Mint hostel, Croatia
Luxury Hotels Group, United Kingdom
Hotel Cubo, Slovenia
ZigZag Integrated Hotel, Croatia
Hostel Celica, Slovenia
Luxury Istria, Croatia
Vice President of Business Development, Performance Management and Corporate Affairs
Valamar Riviera d.d., Croatia
Divota Apartment Hotel, Croatia
Best Stay is a two-day B2B event which attracts the best of Croatian, regional and international tourism industry. Best Stay offers unbeatable networking opportunities to meet those who want to be the best at what they do, including hotel and apartment owners, managers, architects, and other important stakeholders who strive for success and quality. This is a must-attend event for all those in the tourism industry who wish to get to the top and stay there!
Panel: Discussing the potential of the “luxury hostel”
Panel: Advanced online strategies for private accommodation owners
Panel: Branding your destination - and why this is important for guest experience
Panel: A look into the future of tourism - What’s trending around the globe?
Why join us
Focus on creating the best guest experience
Advanced topics (marketing, it & design) & tips
50+ croatian & international speakers
Practical advice, case studies & workshops
Fun formats (eg. speed networking) only at best stay!
“Young team and a great event :)”
speaker, Marjan Žitnik, Spotie, Croatia
“Topics were very interesting and instructive, as well as all speakers and panellists. We look forward to participating next year.”
attendee, Bruno Nizić, Hotel Vestibul Palace, Croatia
“Very useful, especially panels for private accommodation owners, interesting topics, audience even decided to continue regardless of the announced break.”
attendee, Anđelka Mađar, TZ grada Karlovca, Croatia
“It was excellent and useful for making contacts for potential collaboration with the participants and speakers.”
official vehicle, Krešimir Dvorski, Nextbike, Croatia
“Very good initiative which I hope will last a long time and inspire the Croatian tourist and hotel industry to advance.“
speaker, Ivana Nesković, STR Global, United Kingdom
"It was wonderful, we met a variety of people, made new business deals, all in all, congratulations to the organisers."
speaker, Mario Furčić, Tim Bolje d.o.o., Croatia
"High quality and a new, different approach... Very good."
attendee, Vesna Maćešić, Euro ASAP tours d.o.o. Zagreb, Croatia
"An excellent, dynamic and well-planned conference on various aspects of tourism."
speaker, Jagoda Vukusic, Agritourism Japodi
"Thank you for the invitation, congratulations on the remarkable organization of the event. Compliments to the organizers for exceptional expertise and professionalism."
speaker, Lovro Bauer, Fabrika Arhitekti
"Organisation was on a high level, I was pleasantly surprised by a very wide range of topics. So far this is the best organised tourism conference in Croatia."
attendee, Katarina Pernar, integralni Hotel Mare&Mons, Croatia
"A great opportunity to encounter various aspects of tourism, and the experiences of different activities that accompany the tourism phenomenon."
speaker, Marko Padovan, Tim Bolje d.o.o., Croatia
"Ambitious and dynamic conference with an innovative approach, including a number of interesting topics, international speakers and real-time interaction with the audience."
speaker, Vlatka Stanić, Grand Hotel Bonavia, Croatia
"On behalf of the team from PandoPad, we would like to thank you for the lovely hospitality in Opatija, and wish you continued success in organising successful conferences like this one."
exhibitor, Goran Radić, PandoPad, Croatia
Design Hotel Royal
Ul. Viktora cara Emina 10
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Vice President Luxury Hotels Group, United Kingdom
Bernadette Koltai joined the growing team at Luxury Hotels Group as Vice President and brings great strength to the company in the form of global sales and strong leadership. She joined from Pegasus Solutions, where she was Global Director of Sales for EMEA. Bernadette successfully expanded the portfolio to include a large number of luxury properties. She also helped hotels to ensure optimal revenues through electronic distribution channels in key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bernadette has also gained in-depth knowledge of hotel performance trends after working with Deloitte and STR Global, where she provided market intelligence and revenue management solutions to hotels in order to maximize their revenues. Her career has also included business development for prime luxury hotels in London such as The Hempel and The St. James's Club and Hotel. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Westminster and regularly competes in long distances Triathlon races. She recently organised a fundraising campaign and completed the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Canada. All the proceeds from this event have gone to her chosen charity Cardboard Citizens. Bernadette's philosophy: "Great passion and determination is the key to success."
director Hostel Celica, Slovenia
18 years in tourism, first as a tourist guide followed by a tour operator to Asia and Africa. Established in 2005, the TJ's Tourist Agency quickly reached the top positions among incoming tourist agencies in Slovenia under his leadership. Since 2015 he has been managing another successful facility, the Suite Hotel Klass **** in Kranjska Gora and for 8 years now he has been managing also the famous Celica Hostel. He has contributed to upgrading the work process and quality of service, successful implentation of revenue management, outstanding activity of the leading youth hostel in Slovenia.
Vice President of Business Development, Performance Management and Corporate Affairs Valamar Riviera d.d., Croatia
Ivana Budin Arhanić graduated Economics from the Middleburry College in the USA in 1999. After finishing her studies, for three years she has been working as strategic management consultant in Boston and in New York. In 2003, she was holding the position in company Lura d.d., where she was in charge of the project on aquisition and restructuring of company Somboled d.d. into business system of Lura group, and in 2004 she became Vice President of the Supervisory Board of Somboled. In 2007 she graduated from two-year MBA studies on Harvard Business School and afterwards holds the position within group Valamar, while in January 2009 was appointed to the position of Member of the Management Board in Valamar group d.d. and Valamar Adria holding d.d., and from 2014 to 2015 as the Member of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera d.d., respectively. Since June 2015 she has taken over the position of Vice President of Business Development, Performance Management and Corporate Affairs and she is in charge for business development through aquisitions, partnerships, strategic projects and corporate social responsibility, quality management and corporate communication.
EHMA was established in Rome in 1974. It is a non-profit association of Hotel Managers operating first class and luxury hotels across Europe. Its members are committed to fostering fellowship and respect, as well as their own professional improvement to better serve the industry. The mission is to make EHMA the number one platform for collective intelligence, education, networking and professional development among European hotel managers of 4- and 5-star properties.
MULTILINK d.o.o., Engineering solutions and consulting , is a leading Croatian company in the field of endorsement, application and transfer of information and communication technology, above all Internet and mobile technologies. Multilink was founded in 1989. Today it hires 25 employees and a larger number of associates in its offices in Rijeka and Zagreb .
KATARINA LINE is one of the leading DMC's in Croatia and a premier small ship cruise company with weekly guaranteed departures from the end of April to mid-October from the major tourist centers of Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik. With a fleet of more than 50 ships in four different categories, the cruise line caters to all ages and budgets. Katarina Line itineraries give travellers the chance to explore the stunning natural environment and picturesque, quaint Mediterranean towns while hopping from one island to another. This unique way of travelling and exploring coastal towns is one of the most popular and easy ways to experience the true Croatia.
The Step Ri Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka is the perfect environment for growing your business in Croatia. Offices and labs combined with integrated business support and internationalisation services.
Iconis Agency is a full-service digital agency based in Croatia and London, UK. Our team is comprised of talented marketers, brand strategy experts, web developers, designers, and social media managers. We love what we do, and every project is an opportunity to prove ourselves. Our main goal is to develop sustainable relationships between our clients and their customers. We accomplish this by creating engaging digital experience that helps brands connect with their audience in a meaningful way. We specialize in digital marketing, eCommerce, branding, design and web development. This means that we invest every available resource in developing and improving our skills so we could provide a better service.
The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management Opatija, University of Rijeka, carries out scientific, development and professional research, with particular emphasis on areas of special interest to the Republic of Croatia. The Faculty organizes and carries out undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level education which has been adapted to meet the demands of the Bologna process, as well as scientific and professional findings and the current needs of the economy.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born.
Croatian Telekom, a leading provider of telecommunication services in Croatia, offers fixed and mobile telephony services, Internet, IPTV, data and ICT services and also electrical energy. Through acquisitions of Combis in 2010., Croatian Telekom has expanded offer of services outside the scope of traditional telecom services and has become a significant provider of services in the field of information-communication technologies (ICT). Croatian Telekom is developing ICT services in two segments: standard services and special business solutions. Standard services come with predefined characteristics and prices and in different packages and are suitable for needs of small and medium sized companies. Special business solutions are tailor-made for specific needs of each user and provide a solution to the most complex ICT challenges. Our experts consult, create proposals for improvement, design and implement ICT solutions and after the implementation and introduction of new ICT systems in business, Croatian Telekom provides maintenance and customer support. Usage of ICT technologies in business comes with many benefits: it creates competitive advantage, increases work speed and productivity, reduces business risks and enables savings.
Hoteza is intuitive and flexible information, communication and entertainment system. Solution is truly changing the direction and application of hotel interactive technologies. Hoteza products include Hoteza TV, Hoteza Mobile, Hoteza HotPad, Hoteza HSIA, Hoteza HotSign and Hoteza Lobby. Hoteza already has hundreds of hotel clients around the world, and is trusted by leading groups including Marriott, Kempinski, Hilton, Rezidor, IGH, Corinthia and Wanda to provide enhanced in-house services to their guests.
Bernarda d.o.o. - specialized manufacturing company of high-quality bed systems for hotels, boarding houses, apartments and homes. High-quality is based on companies 20 years experience, modern scientific achievements and innovations. Value of the product is proven by large and various exports to the European market, representing 85% of total production. Some of the main customers are world-star hotels like Astron, Kempinski, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Mariott and many others. Large part of development and production is focused on designing and placement medical matrress with motto „Good sleep for a healthy life“.
Alarm automaika Ltd. is regional leader in technical protection industry. Since 1989. it develops business in 12 countries, and protection of complex facilities with different security systems – design, implementation, maintenance and software integration – became core business in last ten years. Beside systems and services, it develops specialised solutions for different applications. In several hotel chains company implemented integrated safety solutions of fire and gas detection, smoke extinguish and evacuation as well as integrated solutions of video surveillance, access control and burglar alarm. Software integration of access control, licence plate recognition, guest reservation data base and parking fee collection have to be mentioned. Company received several awards for innovation and specialised technical protection solutions. It works according ISO 9001:2008 i ISO 27001 standards, have Business Security Clearance and highest prudential rate AAA.