Istanbul - the Best European Destination in 2013

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During the first European e-tourism event, Istanbul has been voted the best European destination in 2013. This event enables European citizens to vote for their favorite city which can win the title of the best European destination.

The results have shown that Istanbul is the most popular city among European citizens in 2013; it has become the first city to win the accolade upon its first year entering the competition.

Being the only city in the world to straddle two continents, Turkey’s fabled city of Istanbul at the historic crossroads between East and West is the perfect choice for a refreshing, exciting and cultural city break with a difference.

Istanbul took the first place in European Best Destinations 2013, the second place was taken by Lisbon, and the third by Vienna. Now in its fourth year, Best European Destination is an initiative of non-profit making European Consumers Choice which aims to promote culture and tourism in Europe. 

For the fourth edition of this major event several thousands of people voted, with the good spirit of the competition prevailing once again – an event in which advertising did not play any role nor was any personal data collected.

This year all records have been beaten: the number of votes, followers, videos viewed, press articles and shares have all contributed to making this competition the largest e-tourism event in Europe.


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