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Cannes in the running to defend its title of “World’s Best Destination for Festivals and Events”

After winning the title of “Europe’s Best Destination for Festivals and Events” three years running, Cannes is gearing up to defend its global title at the World Travel Awards 2023. The city finds itself in the running against renowned competitors: Barcelona, Barranquilla, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh, London, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Sydney.

Published on 20 October 2023

This nomination reflects Cannes’ ongoing commitment to offering an exceptional experience to visitors from all over the world. Cannes is also the only French city to represent French know-how in an event industry that totals over 455,000 direct and indirect jobs in France and generates nearly 65 billion in sales per year.

Cannes, world-famous for its Film Festival, which showcases cinema on an international scale, also distinguishes itself in multiple sectors. The city hosts major trade shows that are global benchmarks, music and dance festivals, cultural events and internationally renowned conferences such as MIPIM, Cannes Lions, Tax Free World Exhibition, Cannes International Games Festival, ILTM and CANNESERIES.

In 2023, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the economic heart of Cannes, broke a record by hosting no fewer than 73 professional events and 80 cultural events.

All those who love Cannes are invited to get involved by voting for the city until November 17.

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