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European Capitals of Smart Tourism

Previous competitions

Gothenburg and Málaga were the 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism while Helsinki and Lyon won the inaugural competition and jointly held the titles of 2019 European Capitals of Smart Tourism.

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Outstanding achievements in tourism sector

The European Capital of Smart Tourism recognizes outstanding achievements in smart tourism in European cities. Smart tourism responds to new challenges and demands in a fast-changing sector, including the evolution of digital tools, products and services; equal opportunity and access for all visitors; sustainable development of the local area; and support to creative industries, local talent and heritage.   

2019 European Capitals of Smart Tourism

Competition winners

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2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism

Competition winners

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2022 European Capitals of Smart Tourism

Will your capital be the next smart destination?

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Will your city be the 2022 European Capital of Smart Tourism?



The competition is open to cities in EU Member States and COSME countries, with populations of over 100,000. In countries where no city has more than 100,000 inhabitants, the largest city is eligible to apply. For small states with total population below 1 million, cities with 10,000 inhabitants are eligible to apply. Population size should be checked against the EUROSTAT.