ZADAR - the winner of the 2016 European Best Destination award
Every year European Best Destinations organizes the election of the best destination in Europe. The 2016 winner is amazing Zadar, Croatia.
We are proud to bring a press release from the EBD:
The European organization "European Best Destinations", based in Brussels, whose purpose is the promotion of culture and tourism in Europe, is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 edition of the European Best Destination’s competition. A record edition with a massive participation with 288,992 votes (+17,9%) and voters from 179 different countries to elect the European Best Destination.
A twenty-day competition determined the most popular destination among travellers from all over the world for the quality, reputation and offerings of its destination.
20 “must-see” destinations were in competition to win the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2016:
Amsterdam, Athens, Azores, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Kotor, London, Milan, Nantes, Nicosia, Novi Sad, Madrid, Paris, Plovdiv, Prague, Rome, Vienna, Zadar.
With more than 118,487 shares on social networks and more than 6,400 comments and hundreds of newspaper articles, this competition was a success: it broke all records with 288,992 votes collected during 20 day-competition.
The best European destination selected by travellers is:
- 1. Zadar, Croatia – 57.616 votes
- 2. Athens, Greece – 46.052
- 3. Plovdiv, Bulgaria – 34.625
- 4. Nantes, France – 33.982
- 5. Azores, Portugal – 29.157
- 6. Paris, France – 18.996
- 7. Novi Sad, Serbia – 12.684
- 8. Brussels, Belgium – 9.880
- 9. Kotor, Montenegro – 9.114
- 10. Milan, Italy – 9.053
- 11. Prague, Czech Republic – 8.389
- 12. Rome, Italy – 6.023
- 13. Vienna, Austria – 4.118
- 14. Madrid, Spain – 3.024
- 15. Nicosia, Cyprus – 2.452
We thank the 20 participating destinations, the different heads of European tourism offices in competition with the heads of press services, public relations, Community Managers and partners, media, hotels, artists, institutions and individuals who are the go-between of this great competition.
Brussels, 11th February 2016
European Best Destinations plays an important role in promoting Europe as the number one destination in the world. We are excited about winning the prestigious competition, but at the same time we are aware of the obligations that this award brings.
This is truly an incentive for all of us to invest more effort in the development of tourism, and to provide a better service to the guests.
Adriatic Challenge stands firmly behind its promise that it will be so.