Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, Chair of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropole, Deputy Chair of the Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur said:
"I am delighted about this new European success which again shows our involvement in digital innovation as an effective asset in terms of environmental protection, biodiversity and the promotion of our region and heritage.
This European classification is a reward for our strategy of attractiveness for the promotion of tourism which makes Nice, the 13th smart city in the world and the first smart city in France according to a study by Juniper Research, a showpiece European tourist destination and a model for innovation in Europe."
The other 9 finalists are: Bratislava (Slovakia), Breda (Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Karlsruhe (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Malaga (Spain), Ravenna and Turin (Italy). This award was set up at the request of the European Parliament.
It rewards European cities and offers them the opportunity to share the best practice they implement as smart tourist destinations in the following fields: sustainable development and protection of biodiversity, digitisation, cultural heritage and creativity, accessibility. The two cities which offer the smartest, most innovative and comprehensive solutions in each of the fields will be awarded the title of "European Capital of Intelligent Tourism." Four thematic prizes will also be awarded to the cities which stand out in a particular category.
Article published on 23/08/19