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BRAC OLIVE PICKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINS CREATIVE TOURISM NETWORK AWARD IN SPAIN

Authentic tourism involves engaging tourism in the traditions of the destination, and when it comes to Central Dalmatia, there is nothing quite as traditional as olive picking. Dalmatia is famed for its quality olive oil, and many families have their own small (and not so small…) olive groves, from where they produce their own oil.

Brac is one of the best places to sample the region’s olive oil, and it even has its own fabulous olive oil museum in Skrip. And it is also the home to a very creative tourism event which has taken place for the last three years, and which has just won an award from the Creative Tourism Network at the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid earlier this month:

The World Olive Picking Championships.

The event, which attracts teams of olive pickers form olive producing countries from all over the world, as far away as New Zealand, to compete in olive picking during the October harvest. Last year’s winners were from Montenegro.

Congratulations to the Postira Tourist Board and other organisers on both the award and such a creative idea. Check out the championship in the video below, and learn more about Postira here.

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