Paphos EU Capital of Cyprus

The city of Paphos, in Cyprus, was officially named a European Capital of Smart Tourism for 2023

Paphos competed with 29 candidate cities from 13 countries and the finalists were Aarhus (Denmark), Gijon (Spain), Zagreb (Croatia), Paphos, Porto (Portugal), San Sebastian (Spain) and Seville (Spain).

Seville was also selected as one of the European Capitals of Smart Tourism 2023.

The European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative recognizes outstanding achievements by European cities as tourism destinations in four categories: sustainability, accessibility, digitalization, as well as cultural heritage and creativity.

As the tourism sector continues to embrace technology, smart destinations are likely to become the norm.

This can materialise in thousands of ways, creating smoother, more memorable and personalised experiences for tourists.

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