EUROPEAN CAPITALS OF SMART TOURISM 2020

Shortlisted Cities

The following cities (listed alphabetically) were selected as finalists in the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 competition. Representatives from each city will be invited to present their candidatures in front of a European Jury on 8 October 2019.

EUROPEAN CAPITALS OF SMART TOURISM 2020

Shortlisted Cities

The following cities (listed alphabetically) were selected as finalists in the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 competition. Representatives from each city will be invited to present their candidatures in front of a European Jury on 8 October 2019.

Bratislava

Bratislava is a city full of history, but is still a young capital. This city on the Danube has been the Slovakian capital for 25 years and today it offers visitors a winning combination of impressive historical landmarks and modern methods to enjoy them.

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Bratislava

Bratislava is a city full of history, but is still a young capital. This city on the Danube has been the Slovakian capital for 25 years and today it offers visitors a winning combination of impressive historical landmarks and modern methods to enjoy them.

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Breda

Breda listens to its citizens. The input of inhabitants is visible in all of the projects that have helped transform the city into a smart tourism destination. From ensuring that public transport is accessible for all, to partnerships with study programmes to bring history to life and the ambitious carbon neutrality strategy; citizens are involved at every step of the way.

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Breda

Breda listens to its citizens. The input of inhabitants is visible in all of the projects that have helped transform the city into a smart tourism destination. From ensuring that public transport is accessible for all, to partnerships with study programmes to bring history to life and the ambitious carbon neutrality strategy; citizens are involved at every step of the way.

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Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven invites visitors for a taste of its seafaring past. The maritime museum celebrates the city’s relationship with the sea, with artefacts dating back to 1380; the German Emigration Centre traces the 19th century history of Germans who left the country from the city’s New Harbour; and Packhalle IV showcases the best fresh fish, in a 90 year old cookery school.

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Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven invites visitors for a taste of its seafaring past. The maritime museum celebrates the city’s relationship with the sea, with artefacts dating back to 1380; the German Emigration Centre traces the 19th century history of Germans who left the country from the city’s New Harbour; and Packhalle IV showcases the best fresh fish, in a 90 year old cookery school.

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Gothenburg

2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism

Gothenburg aspires to stay on top of digital trends. The city stands out for its digital offering that is helping improve experiences for both citizens and tourists. This includes future-oriented solutions for traffic and transport, open data, as well as sustainability measures. The water-side city works together with a wide variety of stakeholders and sectors to implement a truly integrated approach to smart tourism.

The city’s long-term commitment to cooperate at EU level to tackle the common challenges faced by tourism destinations can make it a real role model and inspiration for others.

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Gothenburg

2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism

Gothenburg aspires to stay on top of digital trends. The city stands out for its digital offering that is helping improve experiences for both citizens and tourists. This includes future-oriented solutions for traffic and transport, open data, as well as sustainability measures. The water-side city works together with a wide variety of stakeholders and sectors to implement a truly integrated approach to smart tourism.

The city’s long-term commitment to cooperate at EU level to tackle the common challenges faced by tourism destinations can make it a real role model and inspiration for others.

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Karlsruhe

Situated in southwest Germany, between the Rhine, Black Forest, France and Switzerland, the city of Karlsruhe is a centre for culture, technology and lifestyle. The city’s balance of historical heritage, green spaces, leisure facilities and urban activities won Karlsruhe the title for the most livable city in 2016. Karlsruhe looks to the future with both tradition and innovation in mind and creates new incentives for improving the city for residents and visitors alike.

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Karlsruhe

Situated in southwest Germany, between the Rhine, Black Forest, France and Switzerland, the city of Karlsruhe is a centre for culture, technology and lifestyle. The city’s balance of historical heritage, green spaces, leisure facilities and urban activities won Karlsruhe the title for the most livable city in 2016. Karlsruhe looks to the future with both tradition and innovation in mind and creates new incentives for improving the city for residents and visitors alike.

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Ljubljana

Small town charm and simplicity meets vibrant city: Welcome to Ljubljana. The city’s aim is to remain a small capital, but yet be an important facilitator for smart ideas. 

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Ljubljana

Small town charm and simplicity meets vibrant city: Welcome to Ljubljana. The city’s aim is to remain a small capital, but yet be an important facilitator for smart ideas. 

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Málaga

2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism

Málaga has transformed from a traditional sun-and-sea tourism hotspot into a modern and innovative tourism destination. After two decades of change, this city is now successfully incorporating the concepts of sustainability, accessibility, innovation and culture into its holistic smart tourism strategies and actions. The coastal city  has a strong focus on using novel technologies to improve the visitor experience and boost the innovative capacity of local businesses. The city is also a leader in involving the local community and working to sow the seeds of smart tourism on an educational level.

As a well-established tourism destination, Málaga has a strong capacity to raise the profile of the European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative and enhance the exchange of good practices at EU level.

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Málaga

2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism

Málaga has transformed from a traditional sun-and-sea tourism hotspot into a modern and innovative tourism destination. After two decades of change, this city is now successfully incorporating the concepts of sustainability, accessibility, innovation and culture into its holistic smart tourism strategies and actions. The coastal city  has a strong focus on using novel technologies to improve the visitor experience and boost the innovative capacity of local businesses. The city is also a leader in involving the local community and working to sow the seeds of smart tourism on an educational level.

As a well-established tourism destination, Málaga has a strong capacity to raise the profile of the European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative and enhance the exchange of good practices at EU level.

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Nice

Nice, France’s fifth-largest city, has a privileged geographical location – right between the sea and the mountains. The city is famous for its traditional cuisine, festivals and the 6 km long beach, which is conveniently located right in front of the town centre.

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Nice

Nice, France’s fifth-largest city, has a privileged geographical location – right between the sea and the mountains. The city is famous for its traditional cuisine, festivals and the 6 km long beach, which is conveniently located right in front of the town centre.

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Ravenna

In Ravenna you can have it all – it is a city full of art and archaeological sites, museums and theatres, but it is also a city right by the sea, with over 30km of wide sandy beaches to enjoy. 

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Ravenna

In Ravenna you can have it all – it is a city full of art and archaeological sites, museums and theatres, but it is also a city right by the sea, with over 30km of wide sandy beaches to enjoy. 

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Torino

Lively and elegant, visitors to Torino have ample opportunity to relax and experience Italian culture in a unique setting. Surrounded by the Alps and dissected by the river Po, city authorities have implemented far-reaching measures to both protect the local environment and help visitors get the most out of their stay.

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Torino

Lively and elegant, visitors to Torino have ample opportunity to relax and experience Italian culture in a unique setting. Surrounded by the Alps and dissected by the river Po, city authorities have implemented far-reaching measures to both protect the local environment and help visitors get the most out of their stay.

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