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EU AWARDS HELSINKI AND LYON TITLES OF 2019 EUROPEAN CAPITALS OF SMART TOURISM

The winners of the first edition of the European Capital of Smart Tourism competition were awarded on 7 November at a ceremony in Brussels, on the occasion of the European Tourism Day, the largest annual meeting on European tourism.

Pia Pakarinen, Helsinki’s Deputy Mayor, Alain Galliano, Vice-President of Lyon Métropole and Jean-Michel Daclin, President of ONLYLYON Tourism and Congress, received European Capitals of Smart Tourism 2019 trophies on behalf of their cities and were delighted that long-term efforts in creating smart environments for tourists in their cities have been recognised at EU-level.

Additionally, four further cities were  recognised with European Smart Tourism Awards in Sustainability (Ljubljana), Accessibility (Málaga), Digitalisation (Copenhagen), Cultural Heritage and Creativity (Linz).

Read more:
Press announcement

Watch the videos:
Helsinki – European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019
Lyon – European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019

See Photos from the Award Ceremony:
Award Ceremony and Exhibition during European Tourism Day