Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020
Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020

Winners of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020

On 22 October, the winners of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020 were announced. The annual awards enhance the visibility of European cultural tourism destinations, create a platform for sharing experience and knowledge and promote networking between destinations. The theme of the 2020 edition of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards was ‘Special interest tourism development and promotion based on cultural heritage’.

The winners of the first prizes in the five categories are:

  • Industrial heritage: Alūksne Bānītis Station Multimedia Expo – Aluksne Tourism Information Centre, Latvia
  • Maritime, coastal and aquatic heritage: ​Via Francigena in the South – European Association of the Via Francigena Ways, Italy
  • Innovation and digitisation for sustainable cultural tourism towards smart destinations: BLUEMED Underwater Museums and Knowledge Awareness Centres – Region of Thessaly, Greece
  • Transnational thematic tourism products: Historic Cafés in the Iberian Peninsula – Portuguese Historic Cafés Association, Portugal and spain
  • Wine tourism: Vineyard Retreats – Vineyard Cottages Consortium, Slovenia
Via Francigena in the South
Via Francigena in the South

For the full list of winners, click here.

The organisers of the 2020 edition were: European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), European Travel Commission (ETC), Europa Nostra and Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTouR).

Source: European Travel Commission.

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