World Tourism Film Awards declares winners at Valencia event

The World’s Best Tourism Films award winners

The 35th World Tourism Film Awards held at the iconic Oceanografic Valencia, Spain, declared on November 22 the ‘World’s Best Tourism Films’ in five categories – Tourism Destination Cities, Regions, Countries, Tourism Products, and Tourism Services.

A total of 27 prestigious awards were given away to outstanding tourism productions from 13

countries, all of which had achieved top positions in the highly competitive CIFFT Rankings, at the event that brought together representatives from tourism organisations, creative agencies, and diplomatic corps from across the world.

Switzerland Tourism stood out, securing two World’s Best Tourism Film awards, taking the first place in the ‘Countries and Tourism Products’ categories.

The Turkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency made a significant impression securing the second, third and fifth place awards in the categories of Countries, Cities, and Regions, respectively.

The Catalan Tourist Board garnered multiple awards, clinching the second and third places in the Region category, and second place in Tourism Products.

Spanish organisations such as Visit Valencia, Madrid Destino, Mirador torre Glòries, and Turismo de Islas Canarias were also featured among the World's Best Tourism Films.

Portugal emerged as one of the countries with the most awards. The creative agency Lobby Films & Advertising claimed the first place in the Tourism Services category for their work with

NewHandLab and the third place in Tourism Products for their video produced for Pampilhosa da

Serra Municipality. Portuguese organisations Visit Cascais, Monção Municipality, and Quinta

da Pacheca were also recognised.

Other World’s Best Tourism Film awards went to Bielsko-Biała City Hall (Poland), Wesgro (South Africa), Qatar Tourism (Qatar), the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia (Indonesia), the Uganda Tourism Board (Uganda), Zagreb County Tourist Board (Croatia), Carlton Cannes (France), VisitSydsjælland-Møn (Denmark), the influencer Robert Dacesin (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Zeke Film (France).

Paula Llobet, Valencia City Councillor for Tourism, said: “Hosting World Tourism Film Awards is not only an honour for Valencia, but also a testament of our constant commitment to digital, dynamic and personalised promotion.

“This is the reality of tourist destinations: to take advantage of the opportunities new technologies provide us with and audiovisual content to proudly project our identity and inspire tourists who, without a doubt, want to be convinced, discover and experience everything that a territory has to offer. I would like to thank the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) for the trust placed in Valencia and in Visit Valencia.”

Alexander V Kammel, CIFFT Director, said: “Such recognition contributes to the industry's growth and inspires professionals worldwide to continue pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling in tourism promotion. It was a great honour to celebrate the World’s Best Tourism Films once again in Valencia.”

Organised by the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), Visit Valencia, and the Region of Valencia, the World Tourism Film Awards symbolise one of the highest achievements in tourism promotion, highlighting the incredible talent and creativity within the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals. – TradeArabia News Service