European innovation distinction for Pafos Regional Board of Tourism
Award for the Best Innovative and Creative initiative for the enhancement of a cultural/archaeological site.
The Pafos Regional Board of Tourism(PRBT), after taken part in the international awards of the European cultural routes of the Council of Europe Iter Vitis & Phoenicians routes, has managed to stand out and win the Award for the Best, Innovative and Creative initiative for the enhancement of a cultural/archaeological site.
The award ceremony took place in October 21st , in the city of Porec, Croatia, where 10 organizations were distinguished and rewarded for projects and innovative initiatives in the field of enhancing the cultural and wine heritage, promoting responsible, creative, experiential and sustainable forms of tourism
The event was sponsored by the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region EUSAIR, the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Croatia, the Ministry of Culture of Croatia and the city of Porec.
In his statements, the director of PRBT, Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, expressed his satisfaction that the efforts of the tourism board to continuously upgrade the tourist experience and implement actions that contribute to the transformation of the district of Paphos into a smart destination (SMART destination) are now internationally recognized and rewarded . This award resulted from the innovative smart application created for the UNESCO archaeological park in K. Pafos which, as is known, was recently expanded and enriched.
The park, he noted, is becoming more and more SMART since, within the framework of cooperation between PRBT and the Department of Antiquities, visitors are now provided with innovative, rich, and interactive information with photographic material, audio touring in 5 languages, video, 360º tour, etc.
Pafos Regional Board of Tourism warmly thanks the Department of Antiquities for the productive cooperation and assures the continuation of the effort to digitize the information as well as to expand the use of technologies for a more effective interpretation of the archaeological wealth and points of interest of the entire province.