Tartu’s success story was nominated for the Environment & Climate Award at the Green Destinations Stories Awards

In October, the City of Tartu entered the Sustainable TOP 100 Destinations list of the international sustainable tourism development organization Green Destinations. Tartu submitted its success story of city buses running on Estonian green gas and the city’s Smart Bike Share to the competition, with the aim being to reduce car traffic, noise and air pollution in the city centre.

The international tourism fair ITB Berlin will be taking place virtually next March, with awards being presented to the best success stories in five categories at the Green Destinations Stories Awards. Tartu was nominated for the Environment & Climate Award in the Environment & Climate category.

According to Helen Kalberg, Marketing Manager for the City of Tartu, the nomination of the successful Smart Bike Share programme and buses operating on gas shows that Tartu has set its operational focuses correctly. ‘Sustainable tourism is important not only for tourists but also for city dwellers, and we want to offer an ever-increasing number of diverse opportunities to experience Tartu as a sustainable tourism destination’, said Kalberg.

The participation of Estonian destinations in the Green Destinations programme is financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the programme is being coordinated by Enterprise Estonia.

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Riine Tiigi

Marketing Manager