REPRESENTATIVE

Franjo Makovec

COUNTRY

Croatia

TYPE OF DESTINATION

City/Town/Historical town

NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

Tourism Board Sveti Martin na Muri

DESTINATION


RESIDENT POPULUTION

2,000 – 4,999


NIGHTS SPENT BY TOURISTS (per year)

50,000 – 99,999

DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN URBAN CITY (KM)

100 - 249 km

DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN AIRPORT (KM)

100 - 249 km

MARKET


MOST IMPORTANT TYPE OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES

Cultural tours
Cycling
Total relax
Recreational activities for families
Gastronomy

MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Germany
Austria
Eastern Europe

ORGANIZATION


TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

Municipality


BUDGET FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (Euro per year)

70,001 – 100,000

MOST IMPORTANT MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION

Strategic planning
Tourism infrastructure development
New tourism products/services development
Information services for tourists/visitors
Develop sustainable tourism products/services

REPRESENTATIVE


Franjo Makovec

CEO

Franjo Makovec is the Mayor of Sveti Martin na Muri more than 20 year. His activity in the community, forming its portfolio. 20 years ago Sveti Martin na Muri was a transit place without the tourist attractions. With great initiative of Franjo Makovec in early 90s, today’s Lifeclass Spa St. Martin was opend, which became one of the best Croatian continental spa. Mr.Makovec recognize the tourism potential of the municipality and with systematic planning and cooperation with the local community and the relevant institutions, and with his maximum involvement develop and entertainment facilities: a mill on Mura, Visitor Centre Eco-museum Mura, Wine Route, cycling and walking nature trails , eno-gastronomic offer, private accommodation, a number of events throughout the year. The result is a recognition and branding St. Martin na Muri as a tourist destination. This is supported by numerous awards: 2007 EDEN destination, 2010 Golden Flower of Europe, a number of years among the top three destinations of Green and Croatian Tourist Flower. Last recognition were received from the European Commission, which has nominated the Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri to obtain the “Golden Flower of Europe 2015 with golden border”. The greatest contribution of Franjo Makovec work was and is his vision of our municipality as a beautiful place of friendly living.