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Finalists of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2019 announced

Finalists of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2019 announced

Finalists of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2019
by Category

In alphabetical order


Intangible Heritage
Batana Eco-museum: developing cultural tourism and sustainable communities by safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
By Association House of Batana, Croatia

Lagoon of Venice as a new sustainable tourist destination
By “Operatori Turismo Sostenibile della Laguna di Venezia” – OTS Association (Sustainable Tourism Companies), Italy

Phyti Embroideries on a weaving loom
By Phyti Community Council, Cyprus

Selasetur Íslands as a Community-Based Tourism Initiative in Northwest Iceland
By Selasetur Íslands The Icelandic Seal Center, Iceland


Heritage Interpretation

Cascais Museum Quarter: cultural dimension of a travel destination
By Fundação D. Luis I, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal

Scientific heritage as a driving force for Tourism in Girona
By Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, Barcelona, Spain


Innovation and Digitisation

Aquae Calidae – the favourite baths of emperors, tsars and sultans, goes digital in Burgas
By Regional historical museum of Burgas, Bulgaria

Digital presentation of the Cultral Heritage of isled of Krk
By Island of Krk Tourist Board, Croatia

Hackathon “Cultural adventure at your fingertips” in Slovenia
By Slovenian Tourist Board, Slovenia

Heritage of Venice’s Sailing Tradition: New Digital Routes for Sustainable Tourism
By Civiltà dell’Acqua (Water Civilization) International Centre, Venice, Italy


Transnational Thematic Tourism Products including Cultural Routes

‘Argonauts’ return’: a transnational Cultural Tourism Route based on Intangible Heritage of Mythology, Poetry, Literature, Performing and Visual Arts
By Argonautica Network, Greece

‘Iron Curtain Trail’ – Euro Velo 13 as official Cultural Route of the Council of Europe
By Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Latvia

‘Via Francigena’ – the cultural route of slow tourism and sustainable development
By European Association of Francigena Ways – carrier network of the Council of Europe, Italy


Gastronomy Tourism

AgriturAso and “Marche in valigia”: towards a relational tourism destination
By Agritur Aso association, Italy

Universe Alcantara: a network of local entrepreneurs engaged in creating solutions for sustainable tourism in Sicily
By Mediterranean Pearls, Italy

Zaube Wild Food Festival
By Amata Municipality, Latvia


Wine Tourism

Armagnac Confidentiel, secret stones and gourmet vines in Pays d’Armagnac
By Pôle d’Equilibre Territorial et Rural du Pays d’Armagnac, France

Motovun – the cultural, historical and gastro-oenological center of inland Istria
By Tourist board of the Motovun Municipality, Croatia

Vines Wines Hikes in Loire Valley
By InterLoire: interprofession des vins du Val de Loire, France


Contributions by Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) to Cultural and Creative Tourism

Barcelos Creative City – Contributions of the Crafts and Folk Arts as paths towards a more sustainable tourism
By Barcelos Municipality, Portugal

Erudite Music Season – Revitalization of the National Palaces through Music in Sintra
By Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, Portugal

Legends of Āraiši
By Community of Āraiši, Amata Municipality, Latvia


Actions during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Initiative on
‘Tourism & Heritage’

‘The voices of the choir’ – Tourism & heritage trough the music in Elx/Elche
By Visitelche with Turisme Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

‘We Are What We Eat’ – Celebration of Sintra’s Culinary Heritage
By Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, Portugal

The winners will be announced at the Award ceremony to take place on 24 October in Granada, Spain

The finalists are selected by the Jury (composed by representatives of ECTN, Europa Nostra, European Travel Commission, NECSTouR and the European Commission (DG EAC)), out of 55 applications received from 19 countries (4 non-EU).