Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dell’edizione 2019 del premio “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism”, nato con l’obiettivo di sostenere lo sviluppo di un turismo culturale sostenibile. Sono state 55 le domande ricevute da 19 Paesi (4 non Ue). Cinque i finalisti italiani in quattro categorie del premio:

  • Patrimonio culturale immateriale

“Lagoon of Venice as a new sustainable tourist destination” dell’Associazione Operatori del Turismo Sostenibile della Laguna di Venezia – OTS

 

  • Innovazione e digitalizzazione nello sviluppo e nella promozione del turismo culturale

“Heritage of Venice’s Sailing Tradition: New Digital Routes for Sustainable Tourism” di Centro Internazionale Civiltà dell’Acqua (Venezia)

 

  • Prodotti turistici tematici transnazionali, compresi gli itinerari culturali

“Via Francigena” – the cultural route of slow tourism and sustainable development dell'Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene (AEVF)

 

  • Patrimonio culinario e turismo gastronomico

“AgriturAso e ‘Marche in valigia’: towards a relational tourism destination” dell'Associazione “Agritur-Aso”

“Universe Alcantara: a network of local entrepreneurs engaged in creating solutions for sustainable tourism in Sicily” di Mediterranean Pearls

 

La lista completa dei finalisti:

 

Intangible Heritage

  • Batana Eco-museum: developing cultural tourism and sustainable communities by safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • By Association House of Batana, Croatia
  • Lagoon of Venice as a new sustainable tourist destination
  • By “Operatori Turismo Sostenibile della Laguna di Venezia” – OTS Association (Sustainable Tourism Companies), Italy
  • Phyti Embroideries on a weaving loom
  • By Phyti Community Council, Cyprus
  • Selasetur Íslands as a Community-Based Tourism Initiative in Northwest Iceland
  • By Selasetur Íslands The Icelandic Seal Center, Iceland

 

Heritage interpretation

  • Cascais Museum Quarter: cultural dimension of a travel destination
  • By Fundação D. Luis I, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal
  • Scientific heritage as a driving force for Tourism in Girona
  • By Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, Barcelona, Spain

 

Innovation and Digitisation

  • Aquae Calidae – the favourite baths of emperors, tsars and sultans, goes digital in Burgas
  • By Regional historical museum of Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Digital presentation of the Cultural Heritage of isled of Krk
  • By Island of Krk Tourist Board, Croatia
  • Hackathon “Cultural adventure at your fingertips” in Slovenia
  • By Slovenian Tourist Board, Slovenia
  • Heritage of Venice’s Sailing Tradition: New Digital Routes for Sustainable Tourism
  • By Civiltà dell’Acqua (Water Civilization) International Centre, Venice, Italy

 

Transnational Thematic Tourism Products including Cultural Routes

  • ‘Argonauts’ return’: a transnational Cultural Tourism Route based on Intangible Heritage of Mythology, Poetry, Literature, Performing and Visual Arts
  • By Argonautica Network, Greece
  • ‘Iron Curtain Trail’ – Euro Velo 13 as official Cultural Route of the Council of Europe
  • By Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Latvia
  • ‘Via Francigena’ – the cultural route of slow tourism and sustainable development
  • By European Association of Francigena Ways – carrier network of the Council of Europe, Italy

 

Gastronomy Tourism

  • AgriturAso and “Marche in valigia”: towards a relational tourism destination
  • By Agritur Aso association, Italy
  • Universe Alcantara: a network of local entrepreneurs engaged in creating solutions for sustainable tourism in Sicily
  • By Mediterranean Pearls, Italy
  • Zaube Wild Food Festival
  • By Amata Municipality, Latvia

 

Wine Tourism

  • Armagnac Confidentiel, secret stones and gourmet vines in Pays d’Armagnac
  • By Pôle d’Equilibre Territorial et Rural du Pays d’Armagnac, France
  • Motovun – the cultural, historical and gastro-oenological center of inland Istria
  • By Tourist board of the Motovun Municipality, Croatia
  • Vines Wines Hikes in Loire Valley
  • By InterLoire: interprofession des vins du Val de Loire, France

 

Contributions by Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) to Cultural and Creative Tourism

  • Barcelos Creative City – Contributions of the Crafts and Folk Arts as paths towards a more sustainable tourism
  • By Barcelos Municipality, Portugal
  • Erudite Music Season – Revitalization of the National Palaces through Music in Sintra
  • By Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, Portugal
  • Legends of Āraiši
  • By Community of Āraiši, Amata Municipality, Latvia

 

Actions during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Initiative on ‘Tourism & Heritage’

  • ‘The voices of the choir’ – Tourism & heritage through the music in Elx/Elche
  • By Visitelche with Turisme Comunitat Valenciana, Spain
  • ‘We Are What We Eat’ – Celebration of Sintra’s Culinary Heritage
  • By Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, Portugal

LA CERIMONIA DI PREMIAZIONE

L'edizione 2019 è organizzata dalla rete ECTN (European Cultural Tourism Network) in collaborazione con Europa Nostra, l’European Travel Commission e NECSTouR - Rete di Regioni europee per un turismo sostenibile e competitivo, e con il sostegno di Iter Vitis, itinerario culturale del Consiglio d’Europa. I vincitori del 2019 saranno annunciati durante la cerimonia di premiazione in occasione della 12esima Conferenza internazionale per il turismo culturale in Europa, organizzata da ETCN dal 24 al 26 ottobre a Granada, in Spagna.

 

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