Sibiu, among the Top 5 Best European Destinations
45,699 votes from 192 countries for Sibiu
The Best European Destinations competition, which took place in 20 January‑10 February 2021, ended tonight, and the organizers – the European Best Destinations Association – informed the Mayor of Sibiu, Mrs. Astrid Fodor, of how Sibiu ranked.
‘Sibiu is among the Top 5 Best European Destinations, with 45,699 votes from 192 countries in the world. We’ve seen a wonderful mobilization, as our city secured 15,000 votes more than last year. Over 60% of the votes for Sibiu came from outside Romania, which shows that the city enjoys good visibility at an international level. I am happy to receive this confirmation that Sibiu remains an attraction and is appreciated from the viewpoint of tourism, which shows that we are on the right track. These results further encourage us to keep investing in tourism, in the built public heritage, in a European Sibiu from the point of view of infrastructure and mobility, a smarter, greener city. Thank you to all those who have voted for Sibiu! We are ready to welcome tourists again, as soon as the epidemiological situation improves.’ (Astrid Fodor, Mayor of the Municipality of Sibiu)
In the congratulations letter sent by the organizers, Maximilien Lejeune, CEO of European Best Destinations, said: ‘The people of Sibiu should be proud of the result. This recognition is an acknowledgement of their efforts, initiative, and the warm way in which they receive their guests. (...) For years now, Sibiu has ranked among the most important cities in Europe. Your city has undoubtedly been placed on the map of must–see destination, innovative cities, touristic cities with a diverse offer in terms of culture, gastronomy, and natural landscape. Sibiu is an example of wise touristic development, as it does not simply look to be just another destination, but chooses to invest in its unique heritage and its history.’
Therefore, the city of Sibiu will hold the title European Best Destination in 2021 as well, alongside famous European touristic cities, such as: Rome, Florence, Paris, Vienna, Capri, the Canary Islands, Dordogne Valley, Kefalonia, Braga, and Kotor. Throughout the year, the city of Sibiu will be promoted in touristic publications, such as Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Huffpost, Euronews, Lonely Planet, El mundo, Daily Mail, etc.