Istra Inspirit has once again entered the company of finalists of a prestigious international competition 'Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destination 2018' organized by ECTN - 'European Cultural Tourism Network ' whose goal is the development and promotion of cultural tourism at the European level, and consists of representatives of countries, institutions, research bodies and non-governmental organizations (29 members in 19 countries).
This competition is held in European Year of Cultural Heritage - #EuropeForCulture, and all the more significant is the fact that Istra Inspirit entered the final selection of ECTN members who applied for the competition in the category 'Contributions by Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs)'. The main prize will be awarded at the 11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CULTURAL TOURISM IN EUROPE entitled 'Cultural heritage as an asset for responsible and sustainable tourism' ('The importance of cultural heritage for responsible and sustainable tourism') which will take place from October 25-27 in Cyprus.
This recognition is another proof and confirmation of the long-term successful work of Istra Inspirit, a project of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County implemented within the Istrian Development Tourist Agency, which has so far been recognized as a significant product of cultural tourism and awarded prestigious prizes (6) for the most creative tourist program: CBTour - award for the best creative program of Croatian business tourism, MRAK (Network for development and creativity) - award for the best creative and innovative tourist product, 'Simply the best', 'Golden goat 2012 / Capra d'oro 2012', 'Golden Zoom Awards' - the best marketing campaign of a tourist destination awarded as part of the Travel Zoom conference in Bled, Slovenia, 'Creative Tourism Award' - award for the most creative experience in 2014 given to Istra Inspirit awarded by the international organization Creative Tourism Network from Barcelona, 2015.
Also, for the end, it should be added that the UNWTO included Istra Inspirit among the 28 best tourist stories in the world, and which are included in the prestigious and recognized book Tourism Stories published by the World Tourism Organization, which is certainly another confirmation of the excellent concept.