As part of the Welcome project – an award for the best renters in Zadar County, awards for excellence in tourism were presented. Welcome awards for the best renters in Zadar County is a project of Zadar County which aims to encourage and emphasize the importance of a quality approach in managing family accommodation. The aim of the project is to raise the quality and enrich the offer of family accommodation in the Zadar County. In the “rooms” category, the first prize was won by Ana Katalinić from Starigrad, the second place went to Darija Longina from Zadar, while the third place was won by Nada Baranović from Kožino. By the way, a couple of years ago, the Zadar County launched the Family Accommodation Loan Program Welcome, through which it provides financial support to renters whose facilities are holders of quality labels Welcome, specifically by co-financing the interest rate and securing favorable loans. The award for the best holiday home went to Sandra Sudinja from Sukošan, while Neda Šimović from Poljica came in second with a silver kuna plaque. The best in the “apartments” category was Katarina Bakija from Pakostane, the second was Senka Otavijevic from Sutomiscica, while the third was Davor Keran. Prizes are awarded in three main categories of accommodation: rooms, apartments / studio apartments and holiday homes. Thus, hosts in family accommodation can use a loan in the amount of HRK 30.000,00 to HRK 150.000,00, with a loan repayment period of up to 5 years, a grace period of one year and a fixed interest rate of up to 5% per year. However, for hosts in family accommodation who are or will become part of the Welcome family, Zadar County subsidizes interest on approved loans with four (4) percentage points for investments in the islands of Zadar County (except the islands of Vir and Pag) and rural areas counties that do not have access to the sea) so that the interest for end users can ultimately be 1% per year. “Our county is visited by an increasing number of tourists every year. But the numbers are only part of the story. What we have to work on is raising the quality of accommodation, services, offers, all with the aim of attracting the highest quality guests. We see the project of rewarding the best renters as an additional incentive to all those who systematically invest in quality and try to follow the requirements of guests every day and keep up with trends in tourism.”, Said Bozidar Longin, Zadar County Prefect.