Creative Tourism workshop in Curaçao


Caribbean Tourism Organization

 The Creative Tourism Network® will have the honor and the pleasure to give a workshop on creative tourism within the SOTIC Conference, organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization  next October 20th-22th in Curaçao,.

This year’s conference, which has as its theme, Caribbean Tourism: Growth Through Innovation, is organized in collaboration with Curaçao’s Ministry of Economic Development and the Curaçao Tourism Board, with support from the United Nations tourism agency, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

A unique opportunity to explore and highlight the Caribbean potential and cultural richness to develop this new tourist trend.

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(Algarve, Portugal)

 Creative Tourism Experience

Loulé ( Portugal) is the 1rst city in Portugal to become member of Creative Tourism Network®

Loulé’s municipality is very engaged with this new tourism aimed to promote its crafts, traditions, history & culture. On Sept. 26th / 27th, Loulé invites the locals, visitors and journalists to participate in a wide array of creative activities, among them, traditional dancing, jewellery, graphic design, painting and gastronomy workshops!

Two days to become a “louletano” (inhabitant of Loulé), sharing authentic experiences!

 info: press@creativetourismnetwork.org www.loulecriativo.pt

loulecriativo@cm-loule.pt   or  press@creativetourismnetwork.org




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 October 20th, 2015.

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Lectures, courses and seminars on Creative Tourism

You are seeking to launch a business or a project related to creative tourism and you would like to have some support for this?

Whether you are private companies, public bodies or universities, we propose you consultancy services tailored to your needs, as well as a wide range of lectures, seminars, workshops, and training sessions, in your destination and/ or in Barcelona, through a study tour.

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-originator of the creative tourism concept .

Sessions can be given in different languages.

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

Contact: info@creativetourismnetwork.org



WTM 2015:

Open call

The Creative Tourism Network® is offering a seminar within the World Travel Market next November 3rd, in London.

This session, in which we will have the priviledge to count on the participation of the Professor Greg Richard, co-originator of the creative tourism, will be interactive, in order, not only to learn from different experiences, but also, for you to pitch your project / business of creative tourism

If you are interested in pitching your project, please contact us at : info@creativetourismnetwork.org  

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Art & Tur Festival and Conference, Porto, Oct.2015

254 competing films from 53 countries are participating at  ART&TUR Festival 2015!

The ART&TUR International Tourism Film Festival, celebrated in Porto is a worldwide reference.

In collaboration with the Creative Tourism Network®, the festival has created for this edition, the Creative Tourism Film Award, to recompense that work whose contents and philosophy tribute to this new way of dicovering a culture.

The winners will be revealed within the Awards Ceremony, to be held in Porto on October 24th.

As part of the Festival, the International Conference on Cinema, Destination Image and Place Branding will take place on October 21st-22d, in order to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of tourism marketing.

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We will promote our members’ destinations and offers within TTG Incontri, one of the most important italian tourism marketplace, held in Rimini, from October 8-10. 

We would be pleased to meet you in this occasion.

New projects to be revealed soon!

Contact: press@creativetourismnetwork.org


Touriosity Travel Mag

new media partner from India

We are very proud to announce our partnership with the prestigious Indian magazine – Touriosity Travel Mag.

The magazine, that caters to the needs of all type of travellers will regularly publish articles to make known the unique experiences proposed worldwide by the members of the Creative Tourism Network®.

The first one will contribute to introduce the creative potential of the portuguese city of Loulé to the Indian market.

Such an honor for us to collaborate with such a high quality magazine!

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Porto Alegre innovates in Creative Tourism

The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is a pioneer again with the in organization of a creative tourism program in a unique venue, in order for the tourists to experience exhaustively the Gaucha culture!

 Every year in September, the Farroupilha Camp is THE-place-to-be for the travelers willing to learn how to saddle a horse, to make a churrasco (typical BBQ), to create jewelry, traditional clothing or to learn local dances. Such a wide array of activities that are increasingly attracting visitors from all over the world!     Congrats Porto Alegre!

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The Creative Traveler's Handook

We are very pleased to announce the publication of The Creative Traveler's Handook - Full Flight Press" of our colleague, Elena Paschinger, blogger and coordinator of Creative Tourism Austria.

The book gathers some of the many creative experiences she "testeed" over the world, as well as many tips to travel in a creative way! The official presentation is on November 4th, within the WTM-London.

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Creative Dialogue Association / Creative Tourism Network®:

a new partnership!

We are very proud o announce our new partnerhip with the Creative Dialogue Association,  a non-profit organization based in Barcelona since 2009 that works on conceiving and implementing programs to support the creative communities working on creative industries in MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

Since 2014, CDA's programs have been implemented in more than 15 cities and the DURAR Program was launched as a regional creative capacity building program specialized in crafts & innovation in organizations, education, business and design. DURAR program is designed to be implemented in cities where Crafts industries are an active sector that absorbs labour forces with great potential for social, economic and cultural development.

No doubt that such fruitful partnership will conribute to increase the development of the creative tourism in those regions.

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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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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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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!


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.


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: