The ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism’ Awards enhance the visibility of European cultural tourism destinations, create a platform for sharing experience and knowledge and promotes networking between destinations.
The winners were announced during the Award ceremony that took place in Krk, Croatia, on 20 October 2022.
The ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism’ Awards enhance the visibility of European cultural tourism destinations, create a platform for sharing experience and knowledge and promotes networking between destinations. The theme of this year’s edition was ‘Relaunching European Tourism through Cultural Heritage & Digitalisation’. The Awards contest was open to tourist destinations across Europe, to showcase their results and outputs in sustainable cultural tourism under seven categories.
The winners and runners-up were selected by the Jury (composed of representatives of ECTN, ETC, Europa Nostra, NECSTouR, the European Parliament CULT Committee and the Croatian National Tourist Board), out of over 20 applications received from 13 countries. On behalf of ETC, Mr Kristjan Staničić, Managing Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board and Vice-President of ETC, presented during the ceremony the results for Category 4 – Transnational thematic tourism products, including Cultural Routes.
This Awards edition also received support from the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Interpret Europe and the ReInHerit Horizon2020 CSA.
COOPERATION BETWEEN MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES
The five Senses Open-air Museum of Sciacca in Sicily
By Cooperativa di Comunità Identità e Bellezza, Italy
“The Routes of the Frankopans” Cultural-tourist route
By Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia
Drywall heritage and sustainable cultural tourism at Baška valley
By Tourist Board of the Baška Municipality, Croatia
MEDIEVAL HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Rauna Medieval Castle – Preservation, Research and Promotion
By Department of the Culture and tourism in Smiltene region, Latvia
DIGITALISATION IN SUSTAINABLE CULTURAL TOURISM, TOWARDS SMART DESTINATIONS
Winter Island Bornholm – Creating a Smart Travel Destination
By Destination Bornholm ApS, Denmark
Oradea Life Nouveau Campaign
By Oradea Destination Management Organisation – Visit Oradea, Romania
Digitalisation of Jože Plečnik’s cultural heritage in Ljubljana
By Ljubljana Tourism, Slovenia
EnterCY: ENhancing Tourist ExpeRience in CYprus
By Frederick Research Centre/Frederick University, Cyprus
TRANSNATIONAL THEMATIC TOURISM PRODUCTS, INCLUDING EUROPEAN CULTURAL ROUTES
Kvarner Maritime Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Croatia, Italy and Slovenia
By Kvarner Region Tourist Board, Croatia
Development of “Saint Paul’s footsteps European Cultural Route” in Cyprus, Greece and Italy
By European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) “In the footsteps of St Paul, the Apostle of the nations” – Cultural Route, based in Greece
Cultural Route Becharac and Ganga
By City of Pleternica, Croatia and Municipality of Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
PROMOTING EUROPEAN HERITAGE TO YOUNG VISITORS AND TRAVELLERS
Vučedol Culture Museum
By Vukovar – Srijem county, Croatia
Living museums – Eduard Štrorch Museum
By Turistická oblast Mělnicko-Kokořínsko, Czech Republic
Download detailed information about the awarded projects here.
This article has been originally published by the European Travel Commission.