Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2018 Award. Apply for the special edition the award “Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”


The European Cultural Tourism Network – ECTN - in partnership with Europa Nostra and the European Travel Commission organise the special edition of the Awards for Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism in Europe.

The 2018 theme contributes to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018), and in particular to one of the ten European Initiatives, namely “Tourism and heritage: promoting sustainable and responsible cultural tourism”.

The Award will be given for achievements by cultural tourist destinations which have produced significant results related to enhancing visitor experience while respecting traditions and involving local communities.

The applicants must address one of the aspects here indicated. Award winners will be recognised as examples of excellence inspiring other tourism destinations and stimulating further development of sustainable and responsible cultural tourism initiatives.

Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to be held during the 11th International Conference for Cultural Tourism on the theme “Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism”, organised by ETCN on 25-27 October 2018 in Pafos, Cyprus.

Applications must be submitted by the 1 July 2018

Visit the official website of ECTN for further information about the Special edition of the Award.

Here you will find more details for the application.