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Gozo scores a hat-trick at international tourism fair in Berlin.

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They say that the best things come in three’s and that must be true because for the 3rd consecutive year running Gozo has won recognition by Green Destinations, this time for ‘Best In Communities and Culture’ category; taking home the trophy at 2019’s prestigious ITB tourism fair held in Berlin, Germany.

The ITB Travel and Trade Show, Berlin Germany
The ITB Travel & Trade Show, Berlin.

The ITB is the world’s leading travel and tourism fair for professionals working in the industry.

The prize was awarded to Gozo by Green Destinations, an international organization that promotes sustainable tourism. The Tourism and Economic Development Directorate entered the competitive process for the promotion of new cultural events and established community events that position Gozo as a unique destination and contribute to attracting quality, sustainable tourism to the island.

For a small island Gozo’s calendar is always brimming with an eclectic mix of arts, entertainment and cultural activities spread through seasons.   Our island has always stayed true to its’ traditional culture and heritage, which in turn is appreciated by tourists who flock to Gozo to witness a snapshot of unique island life whilst appreciating the sheer beauty of our dramatic landscape.

Infiorata at L-Għarb Church Gozo
Infiorata at L-Għarb Church

Over the last few months, locals and tourists have enjoyed our Kite Festival, Artisan Fairs, Christmas festivities, Carnival season and the Gaulitana, Victoria and Mediterranean music festivals, followed by a myriad of other cultural events that cultural communities in towns and villages keep alive and continue developing.

The Minister for Gozo, Justyne Caruana, said she was hugely proud of Gozo scooping a third award on the international trade stage.  She said that this fantastic prize was earnt by all our islanders, because of their dedication throughout the year in organizing many of Gozo’s events, which are supported by her Ministry.

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Every month Gozo hosts a variety of arts, entertainment and cultural events enjoyed by people old and young.   Whether you want family fun, adrenaline fueled action, high art, or popular entertainment our small island really does have it all and now we have the trophies to prove it.   Check out Gozo’s great cultural events calendar by clicking here:

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