Rijeka Selected in Top 10 Best European Destinations 2020

Daniela Rogulj

February 8, 2020 – Rijeka has been selected in the top 10 European destinations to be visited in 2020. 

Namely, Glas Istre reports that although it was not selected as this year’s most desirable European destination conducted by European Best Destinations, a European organization based in Brussels, Rijeka is listed in the Top 10 European Destinations in 2020, based on votes from travelers from 179 countries around the world.

From January 15 to February 5, millions of travelers and tourists from all over the world voted for their favorite destinations, and Rijeka competed for the title of Best European Destination in 2020 with about twenty European tourist destinations, including some of the most famous, such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome and Prague. The Croatian city ranked eighth.

“This impressive high ranking is the result of year-round continuous work of the whole destination and proof of Rijeka’s better positioning on the world tourism map.

Voters have recognized the Croatian city as a destination with a powerful identity and multiculturalism, which fully justifies the slogan of the European Capital of Culture – Port of Diversity in which each visitor will find something for themselves.

Numerous events throughout the year have turned Rijeka into one of Europe’s best city break destinations, and this is a great result,” pointed out the Rijeka Tourist Board and said – if you haven’t already, pack up your suitcases and come to the European Capital culture, into a city where you can be whatever you want!

The Croatian city competed against 19 destinations, including Paris, Prague, Rome, Madrid, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Colmar, Athens, Sibiu, Namur, Menorca, Heviz, Cascais, Tbilisi, Bydgoszcz, Vienna, Cork, Rochefort and Rotterdam.

Maximilien Lejeune, President of the European Best Destinations Organization, states that they were honored and proud that Rijeka was part of the eleventh edition of this competition. He pointed out that Rijeka is a unique city that offers travelers real experiences. 

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.

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