For the fourth year in a row ETC has once again partnered up with the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Europa Nostra and the Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTouR) to encourage the development of sustainable tourism destinations around Europe.
The theme of this year’s edition of Awards is ‘Regenerating European Tourism through Culture, Heritage and Creativity’. The Awards will be given for achievements by cultural tourist destinations which have produced significant results related to enhancing visitor experience while respecting traditions and involving local communities.
The Joint Awards are open to all tourist destinations across Europe, national, regional and local authorities, tourism boards and associations, destination management organisations, museums, interpretation centres, cultural routes, festivals and cultural NGOs. They are invited to showcase their results and outputs in sustainable cultural tourism under six selected categories:
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to be held during the 14th International Conference for Cultural Tourism on 20-23 October 2021 in Athens, Greece.