Rijeka Among Nominees for Europe’s Best Destination 2020

Daniela Rogulj

January 15, 2020 – Rijeka will compete for the prestigious European Best Destinations 2020 title. 

Specifically, Novi List reports that from January 15 to February 5, 2020, hundreds of thousands of travelers from all over the world will vote for their favorite destinations, and the Croatian city will compete among 19 destinations, including Paris, Prague, Rome, Madrid, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Colmar, Athens, Sibiu, Namur, Menorca, Heviz, Cascais, Tbilisi, Bydgoszcz, Vienna, Cork, Rochefort and Rotterdam.

The selection is conducted by European Best Destinations, a European organization based in Brussels. The best European destination has been selected since 2009 to promote tourism and culture in Europe, in cooperation with more than 300 partners of tourism offices and the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) network created by the European Commission.

Maximilien Lejeune, President of the European Best Destinations Organization, states that they are honored and proud that Rijeka is part of the eleventh edition of this competition, which brings together Europe’s best destinations.

He points out that Rijeka is a unique city that offers travelers real experiences. The nomination for this prestigious title is also welcomed in Rijeka.

Petar Škarpa, director of the Rijeka Tourist Board, said he was extremely pleased that the European organization recognized Rijeka as one of the best European destinations in 2020.

This year is significant for Rijeka, as the city also holds the European Capital of Culture title. The nomination for the best European destination is the result of many years of continuous growth in tourist traffic of the entire destination.

A vibrant year-long program will satisfy even the most demanding critics, and we urge all readers, partners and city lovers to cast their vote for Rijeka,” Škarpa said.

The public can cast their votes here and voting is open until February 5. 

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