Sigulda is named as third Europe’s Best Big-Time Small Destination 2014 in a poll with over 46 000 voters given by Hotel.info and GlobalGrassfopper. The Danish town Ribe has been named ar No. 1 Europe’s best Big-Time Small Destination 2014 followed by Obidos in Portugal. Both are well known for their picturesque and ancient old towns. Sigulda is the only town in Latvia nominated for Europe’s Best Big-Time Small Destination 2014
on commonly made online voting by British online travel blog GlobalGrasshopper and German online hotel booking system Hotel.info
The resaults of poll shows that Sigulda is one of the most eminent destinations in Europe. "It is an honor to be the third most charming small town in Europe and challenge to become even more thrilling! Nature has endowed Sigulda and its surroundings with picturesque landscape over Gauja National Park - significant tourist attraction advantage and reminder to residents of Latvia and Siguldians – to appreciate beautiful Sigulda" – admits director of Sigulda Development Agency Laura Konstante.
TOP 10 Best Big-Time Small Destinations ranked by placement:
1. Ribe (Denmark)
2. Obidos (Portugal)
3. Sigulda (Latvija)
4. Mostar (Bosnia & Herzogovina)
5. Ohrid (Macedonia)
6. Bled (Slovenia)
7. Positano (Italy)
8. Ericeira (Portugal)
9. Ronda (Spain)
10. Hallstatt (Austria)
Over 46 000 internet and social media users in Europe have given their votes for Europe’s Best Big-Time Small Destination 2014, picking their favourites among 52 Europes small towns with less than 100 000 residents.
"Globalgrasshopper.com" is a global magazine and resource for independent travellers, that has received several rewards as one of the best travel related blogs, also mentioned by "National Geographics" and "Lonely Planet".
"Hotel.info" is one of the biggest online hotel booking systems offering more that 250 000 hotels worldwide.