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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On the occasion of the seminar on creative tourism that will be held on November 3rd within the World Travel Market – London, with the participation of the Professor Greg Richards, the Creative Tourism Network®  invites you to pich your creative tourism project. 

What is it about?

We know that most of you are dealing with creative tourism project * and want to share them with other professionals, journalists, `potential customers. We offer you a 3 or 5 minutes time to introduce them in front of a target audience.

You can apply by filling the following form.  Deadline to submit is on October 23rd. It takes just 3 minutes to fill the form!

Places are limited.

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 Please, remember that you can also apply for the Creative Tourism Awards!



(Algarve, Portugal)


The city of Loulé (Algarve) is the first Portuguese “Creative Friendly Destination”, a very deserved award  assigned by the Creative Tourism Network®. 

For this occasion international journalists were invited to take part in a creative week.end to experience themselves the very wide array of creative activities held in the historic center as well as in the natural surroundings.

Many tourists participated in the traditional dances workshops, cooking classes, crafts courses, among others.

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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 October 20th, 2015.

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WTM 2015

The Creative Tourism Network® is organizing 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 and success stories, but also, for you to pitch your project / business of creative tourism.

Of course, we will also be pleased to meet you along the fair. Please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment. info@creativetourismnetwork.org

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We promoted our members’ destinations and offers within TTG Incontri, one of the most important european tourism marketplace, held in Rimini last October 8th-9th. 

Two days of fruitful meetings and press campaign.

New projects and creative tourism destinations will be revealed soon!

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The CTN participated at the Paris Tourism Fair - Top Resa - to promote its members' offers and destinations to the french market, as well as to present the International Institute of Creative Tourism through which Tourism Board are reaching this increasing sector.

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Creative Tourism at the

Toulouse Business School

It was a pleasure to lead a workshop "Cultural and Creative Tourism" for the students of Master 2 - Option "Tourism & Services Management"  of the Toulouse Business School (Barcelona),  that concluded with the presentation of their own projects.

Their knowledge and creativity contributed to make this session a very interactive ans inspiring one.


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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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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


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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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: