The Creative Tourism convinces at FITUR2017

The creative tourism has undoubtedly been one of the strongest bets of Fitur 2017, the tourist trade fair in Madrid.

The Creative Tourism Network® presented a round-table on the theme: Creative Tourism: opportunities and challenges for the destination,within Fiturtech, organized by the Intituto Tecnológico Hotelero (Technological Institute of Hospitality).

 The pannel,  composed by Vicent Torres Ferrer, Head Manager of Tourism of the Insular Council of Ibiza, Carita Santos, Director of the Loulé Criativo program, Loulé City Council, Portugal, Manuel Lara Cantizani, Conciliour of Culture, Tourism and Innovation, Lucena City Council and Caroline Couret, director of the Creative Tourism Network®, highlighted the essential role of the creative tourism an economic and social development for the destination.

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European Region of Gastronomy Award

Athens, January 24th - 26th

The CTN had the pleasure and the honor to participate in the European Region of Gastronomy Award meeting in Athens, organized by IGCAT - International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts-  and Tourism –  and hosted by the South Aegean Governement.  The round-table,moderated by Caroline Couret, Director of the Creative Tourism Network, gathered policy-leaders from eight European Regions of Gastronomy engaged in a discussion concerning Food, tourism, and sustainability as drivers for regional development.

 Silvia Draghi, European Commission – DG Growth, delivered the closing speech and reaffirmed the support of the European Commission to the Regions of Gastronomy project.

The Regions of Gastronomy Platform and the European Region of Gastronomy Award aim to contribute to better quality of life in European and world regions, by highlighting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability, and stimulating culinary innovation.

In a symbolic, act, Catalonia and Minho then wished the incoming regions well for their programmes in 2017 to Aarhus-Central Denmark Region , East Lombardy and Riga-Gauja region.

Finally, jointly nominated to receive the European Region of Gastronomy  2019 award by an independent jury, Sibiu (Romania) and South Aegean  (Greece) received the 2019 title for their commitment to food and cultural diversity in a special Ceremony that took place in front of the distinguished guests, colleagues and media. Congratulations to all of you for these brilliant projects!

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March 15th - 20th

The Creative Tourism Network® will participate at the BTL - International Tourist Fair in Lisbon. A great opportunity to promote about our lusophone members!

It would be our pleasure to meet you there. Please, feel free to arrange an apppointment at: info@creativetourismnetwork.org


ITB - BERLIN, March 8th - 12th

Will you be at the ITB - Berlin? 

Please, feel free to contact us. It will be our pleasure to know further about your projects or to inform about the  opportunities offered by the creative tourism!




We are pleased to announce you the publication of The  Handbook of Managing and Marketing Tourism Experiences, in which the director of the Creative Tourism Network®, Caroline Couret, published an article on "Managing experiences on the field of the creative tourism". The book deals with is a comprehensive resource that presents the latest research and approaches to designing, managing and marketing experiences for consumers. It provides in-depth analysis and discussion of the main issues and challenges in the field of tourism experiences, bridging the gap in contemporary literature between the management and marketing of tourism experiences. It adopts strategic, operational management and marketing approaches to the discipline, taking both tourism business and destination perspectives under consideration and analyses the main issues and aspects related to the three phases of offering experiences to tourists: before, during and after the experience encounter.

Edited by: Sotiriadis, Marios, Gursoy, Dogan ( Emerald Publishing, UK)

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An eye on the past ... 

2016 at a glance! 

2016 has been a very intense year for the creative tourism!

Here is a brief resum of the Creative Tourism Network®' s life! 

We are looking forward to share more creative encounters with you this year!



International Forum on Creative Tourism,


Last December 14th & 15th, the Creative Tourism Network® participated in the International Forum on Creative Tourism, held in Cuiabà, and realized by SEBRAE Mato Grosso with the Consultancy of Larissa Almeida.

The event surpassed any expectations we could have regarding a tourist conference. By breaking molds of the conventional format and inviting the participants to a two-days experience, it definitely contributed to stimulate the creativity and foster the networking.

The program offered a wide panel of creative tourism projects, presented by speakers from other regions of Brazil as well as from Canada, Colombia, France, Portugal, among others.

There’s no doubt that the state of Mato Grosso has a great potential and public leadership to develop a successful creative tourism program and this forum has certainly been the opportunity for most of its local actors to meet and to start working together.

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Creative Tourism in the WTM Business Magazine

So pleased to share the extensive report on creative tourism published in the prestigious WTM Business Magazine and spread to the thousands of Hosted Buyers participating at the World Travel Market this year. 

Please press here to read it (pages-58-61)


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Professionals from around the world

trained in Creative Tourism Management

With the growing international demand for training in creative tourism management, the Creative Tourism Network® has created the International Institute of Creative Tourism – a pioneering program which aims to develop training adapted to this emerging sector, completed by consultancy services.

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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: