The global tourist magazine “Time Out” ranked Bihac among the perfect city destinations for vacation, entertainment, and enjoyment of natural beauty, and the text entitled “16 best city holidays in Europe for 2022” was published in the prestigious “Daily Mail” in its online edition. The best city “emerging destinations” were chosen by Time Out travel journalists based on the gastronomic offer, culture, entertainment, and local spirit.
The Mayor of Bihac, Suhret Fazlic, characterized this as a great recognition and exceptional promotion, but also as an obligation for the upcoming period.
‘This is a great thing for our tourism and I am especially glad for all the citizens who currently live in our city. All those who unconditionally contribute to the development of tourism, who guard and protect the Una River, and participate in the realization of all our efforts and projects are responsible for this recognition. The generators of tourism development in this area are the Una National Park and the Tourist Board of the City of Bihac, and of course, we are especially grateful to them. This is also a great encouragement before the upcoming tourist season, but now we have to work even harder on arranging and promoting all destinations, which will attract more visitors with their attractiveness and offer, ” Mayor Fazlic stressed.
The trim trail from the city center to the medieval town of Sokolac, Japod‘s Islands, waterfalls in the National Park, Eco-village Natura Art, and Kostelski Buk have been confirmed as some of the many attractions in the city in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), offering adventure and relaxation.
Adnan Mekic, the President of the Una-Sana Tourist Cluster, emphasized that the inclusion of Bihac among the best city tourist destinations in Europe must be an incentive to build eco-tourism, that is to create a unique tourist offer.
”I am really glad that our last year’s guest John Bills brought such impressions from Bihac, that our city ranked 11th on the list of the most desirable destinations in Europe. The travel writer of the prestigious tourist magazine “Time Out” was impressed by the city area, as a separate natural oasis. This must be an incentive for us to develop and build eco-tourism, but also a specific offer that will not be found anywhere in our surroundings, ” added Mekic.
In the article “Time Out”, Bihac was mentioned as a destination on the banks of the magical river Una, which travel writer John Bills described as the most beautiful river in BiH and its surroundings, explaining that the city on the Una is a perfect tourist destination for nature lovers who want to enjoy in picturesque views of the Una Valley.
All tourism workers are convinced that this way of promotion will help them in the realization of the next season, which is already being prepared and welcomed with special wishes and aspirations.
Namely, the French Arles is in the first place, followed by Brno, Kaunas, Odense, and the five best city destinations are “closed” by Ljubljana.