Gdansk scores the podium for the title of European Best Destination 2017
This is Gdansk's first participation in this European competition and with 46,852 votes it has reached the top 3 of best European destinations. This great city is a favourite among neighbouring countries such as Norway and Denmark who voted en masse for Gdansk in first position, whilst Germany places it in third place. Gdansk also has a strong attraction for Portuguese, Spanish as well as Japanese travellers, 27 % of which voted for Gdansk at the top spot of their favourite destinations in Europe. Having achieved third position for a first participation, Gdansk is now assured of its selection for the competition's 2018 edition.
Gdansk : 46,852 votes
What does it mean for the destination to be awarded?
More visitors: Thanks to The "European Best Destination" award, destinations benefit from significant tourism growth (on average + 15% with some peaks at + 40% for some destinations such as Zagreb, elected Best Christmas Destinations in 2015 and 2016) .
More visibility: This European title also offers the winning destination an important media coverage at the time of the results but also throughout the year (+ 74% of media coverage for Bordeaux elected best European destination 2015). The positive impact of this award is still palpable several years after (more hotel investments, new airlines). The victorious destination is also more advertised by cruise lines and tour operators.