The Assembly of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, which brings together members from the medical, tourism, and university sectors and related services aimed at strengthening and developing the health tourism of the Kvarner Region, held on Friday, 26th of February, made a unanimous decision on its leadership. Thus, the president of the Association remains Ass. prof. Vladimir Mozetič, MD, PhD, and the President of the Assembly Prof. Viktor Peršić, MD, PhD. The President of the Association and the President of the Assembly are appointed for a term of two years.
Two new members of the Management Board were elected, too. Sandra Janković, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, was elected as a representative of the education and science sector, while Mr. Damir Balenović, Sales and Marketing Director of Jadran Hotel d.d. was elected as a representative of the hotel sector.
According to the agenda of the Assembly, the work report and financial report for 2020, as well as the work plan and financial plan for 2021 were unanimously adopted. The last business year was challenging for all members of the Cluster, therefore for the Cluster on its own, and a certain amount of uncertainty in the field of finance is still present. Nevertheless, the Cluster has many plans for this year. Worth mentioning are the promotion of the post-covid health programs, the introduction of the "Health Destination" certificate, the only certificate in the world of this kind, the launch of the Kvarner Health Card, virtual cards for a discount on the services of cluster members, as well as the organization of the 9th Crikvenica International Health Tourism Conference.
This year's Assembly of the Cluster, in accordance with the situation of the "new normal", was organized in the so-called hybrid form - on the spot, in the premises of the University Departments on the Campus in Trsat, a maximum of 20 people could attend, while the rest were allowed to participate through the Zoom Meeting application. The Assembly of the Cluster was held in compliance with all current epidemiological measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.