After retaining its European title for the second year running, Cannes has just been voted, by its peers, the trade media and all Cannes lovers, “World’s Best Festival and Event Destination” at the World Travel Awards 2022, considered the Oscars of Tourism.
This is the first French city to win this award against twelve other international cities in the competition, namely Barcelona, London, Barranquilla, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Singapore, Santiago, Sydney, Cape Town, Da Nang City and Durban. This prestigious recognition confirms Cannes’ essential role as a flagship destination for global event activity.
For over 75 years, Cannes has been the home of the world’s greatest cultural event, the Festival de Cannes. It was followed by many others, MIDEM, MIPCOM, MIPIM, Cannes Yachting Festival, Festival de la Publicité, de la Dance, Games, Series… a diversity of events that make Cannes a unique destination. The natural setting, its human dimension, its hospitality infrastructure and its dynamism make the city attractive and incomparable. In 2022, the city saw a record number of events, and this title consecrates this exceptional year.