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Marbella competing for prize against 19 other European tourist destinations

Marbella competing for prize against 19 other European tourist destinations

Residents and admirers of the Costa del Sol city of Marbella are being encouraged to vote for it to win a “European Best Destinations” seal in association with the European Commission’s Eden Network. 

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz has said that the competition represents a publicity windfall for the city, with the potential to reach as many as 420 million travellers. 

The inclusion of Marbella among the 20 best European destinations in the running for the accolade will allow it to benefit from being featured on one of the most visited platforms for tourism on the continent. It will also feature in relevant associated media, such as Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, and National Geographic.  

What rivals does Marbella face for the prize? 

As reported by SUR in English, the destinations that Marbella has been selected alongside include the likes of London, Prague, Athens, Rome, Istanbul, Crete, Lucerne, and Bavaria. 

In Muñoz’s words: “We are going to be competing with cities at the highest level and we are the only Spanish town in the running.” 

She added that it was “the quality of life, our climate, the possibility of playing sports, gastronomy and complementary offers around leisure, health and shopping” that explained the Costa del Sol city’s inclusion in the competition. 

How can prospective voters support Marbella’s bid? 

The winner of the competition will be announced on 10th February, and the mayor urged citizens to vote for Marbella online through the websites and 

With being a frequently visited online resource for those seeking information about tourism in Europe, emerging victorious in the contest could prove a strong way for Marbella to further demonstrate its continued attractiveness and relevance to travellers. 

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