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Riga recognized as the fifth best tourist destination in Europe

With 15,627 votes in favour, Riga was put on the fifth spot among the best tourist destinations in Europe in 2015. The French city of Bordeaux was is on the first spot with 42,396 votes, followed by Lisbon, Athens and Valet.

People who participated in the vote described Riga as a very beautiful and romantic city with marvellous architecture, and a city where people can relax.

This is the first year when Riga participated in a contest organized by the largest e-tourism platform www.europeanbestdestinations.com.

TOP 10 cities:

Bordeaux (42,396), Lisbon (37,621), Athens (28,184), Valet (21,658), Riga (15,627), Zagreb (15,583), Ljubljana (13,114), Innsbruck (12,023), Milan (11,122) and Brussels (10,814).

Multiple records were set during this vote – a total of 244,696 people have voted in a span of three weeks, people from 113 countries have participated in the vote, the contest has seen record high activity in different social media outlets and several hundred articles have been published about it by the media.

20 cities have competed for the title of the best tourist destination of 2015: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Istanbul, Valletta, Vienna and Zagreb.
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