Bydgoszcz by the river, ©Robert Sawicki

City of Bydgoszcz is one of three finalists in the category Destination of the competition “Tourism for Tomorrow” organised by World Travel & Tourism Council.

The Tourism for tomorrow prize is awarded annually, in five different categories: Society, Destination, Environment, Innoviation and People. The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry globally, based upon the principles of environmentally friendly operations; support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage; and direct benefits to the social and economic well-being of local people in travel destinations around the world.
Over recent years the award in the Destination category was given to: Parkstad Limburg, Holland (2016); Ljubljana in Slovenia (2015); Costa Navarino, Greece (2014).
World Travel & Tourism Council is the global body which represents the private tourism sector. Included in its members are leaders of world’s tourism companies such as; airlines, hotels, airports and tour operators or booking websites.
From many unique entries, the experts of WTTC chose three finalists in each category. Bydgoszcz’s project includes the revitalization of Brda river and recovering its tourism, cultural and social functions.
Next stage of the contest is a visit of one of the WTTC experts, which is planned for the beginning of March. Basing on the report of this visit, the chosen winner will be announced during prestigious gala in Bangkok.

For details visit --->>> http://www.wttc.org/tourism-for-tomorrow-awards/winners-and-finalists-2017/