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cannes-france.com : The new website is online | Tourism NewsParue le

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is launching its digital platform dedicated to tourism.

Cannes named European finalist in the World Travel Awards for the second year running | Tourism NewsParue le

Awarded in 2021 by the World Travel Awards, a leading name in the tourism and travel industry, Cannes has once again been short-listed for the European final this year! This time, the city is up against Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, London and Munich. A prestigious nomination that attests both to the status of Cannes as a European leader in the events industry – particularly thanks to the dynamism of its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès – and to its ability to bounce back after the pandemic with an exceptional return to operation.

Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès again awarded GBAC STAR™ Facility accreditation, the international benchmark in health security | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Palais des Festivals and Congresses of Cannes obtains for the first time in February 2021, the North America’s top health certification for public hospitality facilities : GBAC STAR™ Facility. Awarded by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council*, it attests to the implementation of the strictest protocols in terms of cleaning, disinfection and prevention of infectious diseases within the establishment. Already awarded to the largest convention centres in the United States, this accreditation has for the first time been awarded to a convention centre in France. 
In April 2022, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès receives again this accreditation. 

World AI Cannes Festival: a rich programme to present major innovations in Artificial Intelligence and raise awareness among the general public | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

From 14 to 16 April 2022, Cannes is hosting, under the leadership of David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, the 1st edition of the "World AI Cannes Festival” (WAICF), the world festival of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Organised by Corp Agency and initiated by Cannes Town Hall, the Department of Alpes-Maritimes and the Europia Institute, this new international event takes over the prestigious Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, France's leading business centre outside Paris, to host and organise professional MICE tourism fairs1.

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes renews its ISO 18788 | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

In November 2019, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes for the first time obtained ISO 18788 certification, issued by the independent body APAVE. The result of a joint policy with the City of Cannes, it became the first certified congress centre in France. In March 2022, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès was awarded this certification again.

World Travel Awards 2021: Cannes – World Vice Champion! | Tourism NewsParue le

On 22 October, Cannes was elected European's leading destination for Festivals and Events – a first for any French city! Now, Cannes has been awarded second place in the global rankings! Out of the category's 13 finalists at the World Travel Awards 2021, considered the Oscars of Tourism, Cannes finished only behind Cape Town, beating international capitals including Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and Singapore ! 

Hybrid City Alliance looks to the future after winning ICCA Best Marketing Award | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Hybrid City Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, demonstrated through its recent win of the coveted ICCA Best Marketing Award.  The accolade, which was awarded on the last day of the ICCA Global Congress recognised the Hybrid City Alliance’s focus on partnership and community.  

 

WEEKEND PASS for the Cannes – Côte d'Azur France Dance Festival: 50% off shows + hotel stays at preferential rates | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

When staying in a hotel in Cannes during the Cannes – Côte d'Azur Dance Festival, the public has access to a unique offer: a 50% discount on the prices of tickets for shows during their chosen weekend and accommodation at preferential rates, from €52 per night.

Reservations should be made online via this link: https://cannes.bnetwork.com/ 
 

Cannes - European champion, crowned "best destination for festivals and events" at the World Travel Awards 2021! | Festival and entertainment newsParue le

After being recognised as the best French City, Cannes has just won the title of "Best Destination for Festivals and Events in Europe" at the World Travel Awards 2021, considered the Oscars of Tourism. It is on the top step ahead of London, Barcelona and Munich ! A recognition of the know-how of the entire events ecosystem in Cannes. 

Photographic exhibition by Carlo Borlenghi in Cannes | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and the Cannes Yacht Club wanted to organise a photographic exhibition dedicated to the Italian Carlo Borlenghi, famous photographer of the world's seas, during the 43rd edition of the Royal Regattas.

The most beautiful photographs by this sailing enthusiast are yours to discover at the Cannes Tourist Office from 18 to 25 September.

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes: The major trade shows are back | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Cannes Film Festival in July was a real success and shows the confidence that’s returned thanks to Cannes’ professionalism. As early as 25 August, Vorwerk confirmed this trend by organising its show and welcomed the resumption of face-to-face activity with digital support. Thus, in Cannes, events can be organised in optimal health conditions. All the provisions have been brought together to reassure organisers and their clients, provide them with support and solutions, GBAC Star Facility health certification, medical concierge service,  creation of a digital studio, the Hi5 permanent studio... From September to the end of the year, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is bringing back its major exhibitions, a hope that’s been rediscovered in the events sector and for the Cannes economy.

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes reveals its digital studio: the Hi5 studio | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes places innovation and technology at the heart of its new facilities. Today, it unveils its permanent digital studio, the Hi5 studio. A real television studio, with its own set, it’s equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to adapt to each client. As the event sector continues to recover, it forms an essential tool for organizers to ensure the success of their hybrid or 100% digital events.  

Summer 2021 in Cannes: first positive visitor figures | Tourism NewsParue le

With the Cannes Film Festival in July and despite the restrictions linked to the health crisis, Cannes as a destination has obtained very good quantitative and qualitative tourist results for July. This success for the beginning of summer is the result of several months’ preparation with all Cannes’ tourism professionals and the recovery plan introduced in conjunction with the City of Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and CRT Côte d'Azur France.

New : Launch of the "Gateway to Stars", an exceptional mapping at the Palais des Festivals of Cannes | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

From 24 July to 21 August 2021, every evening from 10.00pm to 11.30pm, the façade and steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes will be lit up to the accompaniment of a musical creation. This year, this 10-minute sound and light show will be broadcast for the first time on the entire façade of the Palais to form part of the theme of the summer cultural programme: cinema.

The scenography for this giant "mapping", designed by Les Ateliers Athem, puts on display the history of cinema and the Festival with a reinterpretation of cult films.

It provides a gateway to a surreal journey leading from the iconic steps to different cinematic horizons.

The visual pictures with their interplay of perspectives and illusion will feature films that have left their mark on Cannes and cinema.

What’s more, for the first time, a trompe-l'oeil "red carpet" will take place at the top of the steps to set the stage for the Palais by day.

The launch of "Cannes Connection" is here! Cannes’ Ambassadors on TikTok | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

The call for applications to become a Cannes Ambassador on TikTok has proved a great success. In just two weeks, the Cannes Tourist Office received several hundred applications.

Ambassadors were selected based on 3 criteria: creativity, mastery of the TikTok codes and their motivation to produce content on Cannes.

Cannes My Way, a unique digital experience to discover what’s new for tourists in Cannes | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

Episode 1, Season 1 – Leisure

On 24 June, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is launching Cannes My Way, an innovative digital experience to promote the destination to travel agencies, tour operators, incoming reception agencies and the national and international tourist press. This original event aims to help them discover everything that’s new in the destination, as well as putting them in contact with Cannes’ professionals for the purpose of developing their businesses as tourist activity gets back underway.

Cannes digital ready | Palais des Festivals et des Congrès newsParue le

A new video to promote the Cannes destination to professional customers and event organizers.

CANNES NOMINATED FOR THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2021 IN THE CATEGORIES: "Best Europe's Leading Festival & Event Destination” "Best Europe's Leading Beach Destination" | Tourism NewsParue le

The World Travel Awards 2021, an essential benchmark in the tourism and travel industry, have just revealed the nominees for their 28th edition, among which Cannes features prominently.

The city has been selected in the " Best Europe's Leading Festival & Event Destination " and " Best Europe's Leading Beach Destination " categories.

Two prestigious nominations that once again confirm the status of Cannes as an excellent tourist destination and leader in events in Europe, notably with its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.