Started in 2014, 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 Awards Contest is open to tourist destinations across Europe, to showcase their results and outputs in sustainable cultural tourism under several selected categories each year.
The Awards have been organised since 2014 by European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) around annual themes, for the benefit of destinations, communities, associations, businesses, citizens and visitors. The following are the winners of the awards.
Winners of Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards By Category - 2022
Cooperation between Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites Category.
1st Prize: The 5 Senses Open-air Museum of Sciacca in Sicil.
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Medieval Heritage and Archaeology Category
1st Prize: Rauna Medieval Castle – Preservation, Research and Promotion, Latvia.
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Digitalisation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism, towards Smart Destinations Category
1st Prize: Winter Island Bornholm, Denmark.
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Transnational Thematic Tourism Products, including European Cultural Routes Category
Joint 1st Prize:
Kvarner Maritime Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Croatia, Italy and Slovenia and
Development of “Saint Paul’s footsteps European Cultural Route” in Cyprus, Greece and Italy.
Details:Saint Paul’s footsteps European Cultural Route This transnational Cultural Route follows Apostle Paul’s missions through Cyprus, Greece and Italy. The Cultural Route aims to honour Saint Paul as the ‘Apostle of the nations’, through his epistles and great intangible heritage in literature, arts, history, philosophy, law, theology and Christianity in Europe, towards regenerating the European ideals, with sustainable cultural tourism development and promotion along the route in several countries, regions, cities, islands, local communities and tourist destination.