Vê Portugal - 2º International Tourism Forum


The CTN®’s director  had the honor to participate at “See Portugal – 2nd International Tourism Forum” held in Aveiro on June 25th-26th, and organized by Turismo do Centro (the regional board of Center of Portugal), under the high patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Portugal.
In this Forum, that gathered some of the most influent people associated to Tourism in Portugal, including the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State of Tourism and the President of Tourism of Portugal, were discussed all relevant matters regarding national demand, such as marketing, financing, organization and above all products and destinations. The creative tourism aroused the interest of private and public entities, as well as the media that titled: "Creative Tourism: a strategic bet"!
We also would like to congratulate Turismo do Centro for this excellent organization.

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Parabéns Loulé Criativo!

The City Hall of Loulé (Algarve, South Portugal) presented last 11th June the “Loulé Criativo Turismo”program, becoming at the same time, the first Portuguese municipality to join the Creative Tourism Network .

“Loulé Criativo Turismo” is part of  “Loulé Criativo” project,  a municipality’s investment to value the identity of this territory. It supports the training, innovation and activity of the artisans and professionals from the creative sector, and offers the creative tourists a rich program of learning activities through which they can experience the local culture.

The platform is composed by local agents, artists, craftmen and private companies, willing to open their doors to visitors, to give them the opportunity to discover their intangible heritage.

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International Summer School of

the Institute of Cultural Heritage (Québec)

 The Creative Tourism Network® had the pleasure to conduct a training within the International Summer School of the Institute of Cultural Heritage (IPAC) - University of Laval (Québec), that took place last may in the Spanish city of Gandia.

We would like to congratulate the Professor Habib Saidi, director of IPAC and the International Center of Gandia - University of Valencia for the excellent organization that offered the students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on agro tourism from the participation of international experts as well as participating in a rich program of study tours.

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2015 Art &Tur Tourism Film Festival

Created in 2008, the ART&TUR International Tourism Film Festival, celebrated in Porto, is already a worldwide reference.

Throughout its eight editions, it has rewarded works of cinema and quality media that promotes tourism from all over the world within its many facets.

With its interest to innovate and reflect the cultural and social wealth of the tourism sector, in this 2015 edition, creation emerges, in collaboration with the Creative Tourism Network®, international reference body for this new sector, the first international award dedicated to Creative Tourism.
This new generation of tourism, which invites travelers to live artistic and creative experiences in your destination, will be released in the ART&TUR screens next October.

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Created by the Creative Tourism Network®, the Creative Tourism Awards aim to reward companies, projects and destinations worldwide that foster this new generation of tourism, characterized by the active participation of the tourists in artistic and creative activities.

The Awards will be announced within the World Travel Market, next  November 4th in London.

Deadline to apply is September 15th, 2015.

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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec)

greets its first groups of creative tourists

Few time after the launching of its creative tourism program, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, the first Canadian Creative Friendly Village, is attracting groups travellers willing to live unique experiences with the locals. Groups of tourists are currently discovering the destination (intangible) heritage through a wide array of sculpture, photography, dance, crafts, among other interesting workshops! Congratulations!

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New collaboration with the

Toulouse Business School

The CTN will launch next october a collaboration with the Toulouse Business School, prestigious institute established in Toulouse, Barcelona, Paris and Casablanca.

We will conduct a 6-hours workshop on "Cultural and Creative Tourism" within the Master 2 - Option "Tourism & Services Management".

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Creative Tourism at the World Travel Market

London, November 2-5

The Creative Tourism Network® will give a seminar on creative tourism within the next World Travel Market in London, net London. 

All the details coming very soon!


Creative Tourism at the Baltimore Internet Radio

We had the honour to be interviewed by David Custy, Director of the Baltimore Internet Radio, with whom we could as well, start thinking in future collaborations around the development of the creative tourism in this US City.



Turismo&Attualità presents

the creative tourism

The Italian magazine Turismo&Attualità has dedicated a depth article to the creative tourism as a new tourist trend, illustrating it with exemples from the CTN's members.

We would like to congratulate them and to thank them for this very exhaustive report.

Read the article (p. 52-54)


Canadian Magazine recommends the CTN

to Tour Operators

Benoît Schmautz, journalist at the Pax Magazine (Logimonde), dedicated a report to the creative tourism as a new trend for the tour operators to include in their offers. As focused on Europe, the article recommends destinations like Biot (France), Namur( Belgium), Loulé (Portugal) or Ibiza, as well as the  members of the Creative Tourism Network® in general. Our pleasure to share it!



The Creative Tourism, among the

NEW TRENDS for 2015!

The Spanish Magazine Hosteltur includes the Creative Tourism as the key-tourist-trends for 2015, mentionning the Creative Tourism Network® as a referent for this new sector.

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Lectures, courses and seminars on Creative Tourism

We know that many of you are seeking to launch a business or a project related to creative tourism and would like to have some support for this.

Whether you are private companies, public bodies or universities.

We can offer you consultancy services tailored to your needs, as well as a wide range of lectures, seminars, workshops, and training sessions.

The Creative Tourism Network® has a panel of experts in creative tourism, cultural tourism, creative industries, culinary tourism, sustainable tourism, etc. headed by Professor Greg Richards, co-founder of the creative tourism concept .

Please don’t hesitate to contact us about your project and we will give you customized solutions.



Why being member of the Creative Tourism Network®?

For many - and good - reasons, among them:

• To launch or foster your creative tourism program thanks to the assessment, communication and press services of the Network.

• To belong to a Network whose common denominator is the excellence to promote a new kind of tourism based on quality and authenticity...

We have created new membership categories to fit your needs. Please, find further details here, or feel free to contact us:


Creative tourism or the future of cultural tourism

Creative tourism or the future of cultural tourism

Article published by ACCOR.  

French version available here.

Travel trends' What if travel was also a great opportunity to develop your creative potential? This month, our "Travel Trends" column takes a look at creative tourism, a concept that is attracting a growing number of enthusiasts...  Read more.