Kracke, Quest receive Golden Pen awards for features on Croatian tourism

ROVINJ, 3.6.2007.

Michael Kracke, a freelance journalist from Germany, and Richard Quest, one of CNN's best journalists, are this year's recipients of the Zlatna penkala (Golden Pen) award, which the Croatian National Tourist Board gives to foreign tourism journalists for the best article or television feature on Croatia.
Kracke and Quest were presented with the awards on the Crveni otok island near Rovinj in the northern Adriatic on June 1.

Kracke was awarded for organising a number of study trips to Croatia last year and writing numerous features about the country, it was said.

Quest received the Zlatna penkala for a CNN feature which presented the beauty and uniqueness of the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik in a spontaneous and realistic fashion.

Thirty-six more foreign journalists received Mala penkala (Small Pen) awards for writing about Croatian tourism and the beauty of the country. (Hina)