European Best Destinations - the aim of the award is to promote European tourism and culture worldwide - has been guided to world travelers for 10 years, working closely with the continent's largest destination and tourist offices, and with the EDEN network (European Distance and E-Learning Network) set up by the European Commission to help tens of millions of tourists to choose the best destination.
No surprise it is very easy to turn this recognition into benefits, just think about the half a million voters from 153 different countries who followed the vote this year, where to book their next flight tickets.
The best destination gets a year-round promotion of the European Best Destinations website, and in the most prestigious international travel, economic and lifestyle media outlets, numerous social media platforms and travel portals.
Budapest first took part in the voting in 2018, and it won the 8th place, forewent many famous European cities. The Hungarian capital with 62 128 votes won European Best Destinations (EBD) in February 2019, overtook cities like London, Paris, Florence and many more breathtaking destinations. 77% of the Budapest-voters came from other countries, mainly from the UK, USA, Germany, France, Austria, and Italy. Thus, we can say that the city has earned an overwhelming victory.