Timisoara, the city in western Romania that holds the European Capital of Culture title this year, received the prestigious Golden Apple (Pomme d’Or) award from the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET). According to the organization’s website, the Golden Apple is the FIJET equivalent of the Oscar. The trophy was handed over to the mayor of Timisoara, Dominic Fritz, last Friday, March 24.
“This approach of working hard for the international promotion of Timisoara was recognized today by this award, which, although only symbolic, represents an encouragement to go further on this road. We have a very clear strategy, we want to position Timisoara as a European city, on the map of Europe, thereby promoting the image of Romania,” mayor Fritz said.
Mayor also said: “We live in a world where it is increasingly difficult to build bridges between people, so I believe the value of travel, tourism and hospitality has never been more important. It’s a distinction that makes us happy and, at the same time, pushes us to further promote the story of Timisoara, a story based on its undeniable values: diversity, innovation, courage.”
Doviđenja Temišvar, Rumunjski grad europska metropola kulture 2023. Domaćin rumunjskim turističkim novinarima,članovima FIJET-a, i izvršnom odboru Svjetskog udruženja turist.novinara… Temišvaru su uručili najviše FIJET priznanje “zlatnu jabuku”, oskar za brigu i ulaganje u povijesno-kulturnu baštinu. (zajednička fotografija na odlasku).
Goodbye Timisoara, Romanian city European metropolis of culture 2023. Host to Romanian tourist journalists, FIJET members, and the executive board of the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET), Timisoara was awarded the highest FIET recognition “golden apple”, oscar for care and investment in historical and cultural heritage. (group photo on the way out).