Invitation to become the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2023

On behalf of the European Commission, DG GROW, we are pleased to inform you about the launch of the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2023 competition.

The European Capital of Smart Tourism is an EU initiative which recognises outstanding achievements by European cities as tourism destinations in four categories: sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation as well as cultural heritage and creativity. It aims to promote smart tourism in the EU, network and strengthen destinations, and facilitate the exchange of best practices.

The competition is open to cities across both the EU, as well as the non-EU countries that take part in the COSME programme (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom (https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/49405).

We invite you to be part and help make the European Capital of Smart Tourism a big success. Engage with us and spread the word about this initiative by sharing the attached visual on your channels – your website and via your social media accounts. Please also feel free to reach out to your city administration directly and encourage them to apply.

Together we can raise the visibility of this competition, encourage cities to take part in exchanging their best practices and foster the development of smart tourism in the EU.

Attached, you can find the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2023 Factsheet.

We invite you to read more about the initiative here: https://smarttourismcapital.eu/

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