2017 World Tourism Awards competition starts

Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hands touching a globeThe 2017 WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION competition started with an international Food Festival, since food is an important part of tourism promotion and experience. This event was attended by 56 countries and cities and was hosted at European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) headquarters, presenting their candidature for World Tourism Awards. These awards are an annual celebration recognizing the best in tourism since 2006. It brings under limelight the exceptional leadership and a nation’s progress.

These awards have recognized nations and people’s strides for their innovative and determined tourism initiatives. For the 10th consecutive year, the ECTT-European Council on Tourism and Trade Awards will recognize the tourism potentials of the most attractive tourist and cultural destinations.


These awards are internationally known as the Nobles or Oscars of tourism. The inauguration ceremony started with the message of the European Council on Tourism and Trade President, who highlighted the potential of the world culture. President Dr.


Anton Caragea expressed satisfaction that the World Best Tourism Destination-Embassy Festival takes place concurrently with the New Year 2017 ceremonies and announced 2017 as the YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL AREAS PROTECTION.


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