Folder Winners 2014




The Best of VISTAS 2014


1st Prize Winner 2014

Cascais (Portugal) offers visitors a rare mix of nature, history and culture, wonderful beaches and luxury facilities. It received a QualityCoast Award 2013. Promoting soft mobility, Cascais offers tourists to rent bicycles free-of-charge. Two innovative nature restoration projects greatly enhance the rich coastal biodiversity of the area, supporting excellent education and information facilities.
See: Destination Cascais

Kuldiga (Latvia)

1st Prize Winner 2014

Kuldiga ventured in a massive project with innovative sustainable tourism products able to transform a beautiful (but unknown) area and in an multi-activitites tourism destination.
See: Destination Kuldiga 

Werfenweng (Austria)

1st Prize Winner 2014

Eco-friendly holidays in the Salzburger Land Gentle mobility enables guests to enjoy a car-free vacation, while still being completely mobile. Werfenweng organizes perfect train connections for your journey, and upon arrival guarantees local mobility by means of electric vehicles and e-cars, horse-drawn carriages, electric taxis, etc.
See: Destination Werfenweng

Durbuy (Belgium)

2nd Prize Winner 2014

Belgium is a foodie hotspot, but it can be difficult to find the best local artisanal products - unless you happen to visit the small town of Durbuy. Everybody knows it. Cohesive food network/restaurants, producers, chefs, recipes, gifts, key product & image 0km food is a big advantage to keep the brand alive.
See: Destination Durbuy

Gozo (Malta)

2nd Prize Winner 2014

Gozo (Malta), awarded the QualityCoast Gold, is an island that cherished its traditional landscape, towns and local identity. It is strong in organic agriculture and in eco-education programs (Eco Gozo). It hosts the world's oldest temples listed by UNESCO. Big efforts were made to restore its valleys and to create heritage trails.
See: Destination  Gozo

Lagos (Portugal)

2nd Prize Winner 2014

Lagos (Portugal), that has the QualityCoast Gold, is a historic town settled in 2000 BC in the region of the Algarve. The locals organise many markets, festivals and cultural events to preserve its heritage. Implementing environmental sustainable practices in the hospitality sector and supporting emission reduction are other import issues for the city.
See: Destination Lagos