October 2014


Creative Tourism in Minas Gerais (Brazil)

The state of Minas Gerais (Brazil) has  iniciated a serie of discussions related to the creative tourism. To inaugurate this new cycle, Sistema Fecomércio MG, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Minas Gerais,  invited the director of the Creative Tourism Network®, Caroline Couret to participate in a program of debates and presentations about this topic, held in Belo Horizonte.

The cycle of debates closed with a serie of conferences scheduled within the week Semana do Turismo do Sistema Fecomércio MG,  in which took part experts such as Marina Simião, Superintendent of Gastronomy of SETES, Luiz Fernando Moraes,  Minister of Tourism of Porto Alegre, and Director of Porto Alegre Creative Tourism,  Ana Carla Fonseca, creative economy expert, and Enrique Avogadro, Creative Economy Sub Secretary of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Hans Aichinger, responsible for Senac gastronomy area; Bernardo Roca Rey, president of Apega; and Ivo Faria, expert gastronomy chef, among others.


Creative Tourism Awards


Created by the Creative Tourism Network®, they aim to reward companies, projects and destinations over the world that are committed to creative tourism.

The jury, headed by Professor Greg Richards, will assign the "Creative Friendly’s’” based on the criteria of quality, originality, innovation and sustainability.

Deadline to apply is October 20th!

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Creative Tourism at the WTM

The Creative Tourism Network® has been invited by the World Travel Market (London, November 3rd-6th), to give a seminar on creative tourism.  An opportunity to know further about the destinations that are developing this new tourist trend over the world. [+]

Of course we will be present during the whole fair to promote our member's offers and we would be pleased to meet you there!

Please, feel free to contact us at: info@creativetourismnetwork.org to fix an appointment..

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Meeting at EIBTM

The Creative Tourism Network®  will be present at the EIBTM Fair (Barcelona, November 18-20). It would be a pleasure for us to meet you in this occasion. 

Please feel free to contact us in order to arrange an appointment: info@creativetourismnetwork.org


The Art of Food: Creativity, Diversity and Sustainability 

17-19 November 2014

The Creative Tourism Network® will take part in this event organized by IGCAT

Together with leading organisations from Europe and Asia, IGCAT is convening a first meeting of experts to discuss culture, arts, food and creative tourism policies. The meeting will look at issues such as collective responsibility, preserving intangible heritage and supporting creative industries. The meeting is by invitation only, as it is expected to deepen conversations by facilitating dialogue between a range of sector experts from tourism, agriculture, culture and the arts. It will also serve as a starting point to develop projects and future funding applications. If you would like an invitation please write to info@igcat.org. The meeting will take place in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona the 17-19 November 2014.



Last September 26th, the locality of  Saint-Jean-Port-Joli  (Québec) presented the visual identity of its creative project and revealed some of the activities which will be part of their creative tourism offers, as an introduction to the program to be launched in 2015. 

It deals with the first municipality in Canada and the second in North America to carry the colors of creative tourism and we are proud to welcome them as Creative Friendly Destination.

This project, which was born under the guidance of the International Symposium on Mediation and Creativity in Tourism and Heritage organized by the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the University of Laval (IPAC), is now a reality, headed by the Municipality of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli !

A great adventure to be followed! ... under the sign of the cultural exchange, authenticity and creative experiences!

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Cerdeira Art & Craft joins the Network!

t's a pleasure to welcome Cerdeira Village Art&Craft (Portugal) in the network!

We highly recommend this " magical place where time does not fly!"

From the breathtaking valley views to the perfect working and accommodation spaces, the visitor  involve themselves in an inspiring environment of artistic cooperation, where they can decide whether to do their creative work in the company of other artists or by themselves. Cerdeira Village Art & Craft has a residency programme in a shared building and also self-catering schist homes here you can come with your family and friends and enjoy this peaceful and inspiring place!

 You can participate in a wide array of creative activities or just arrange your own group programme with various activities!

Enter and live it!

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Creative Tourism &

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

The Creative Tourism Network® will be part of the pannels of experts in tourism and innovation, scheduled within the Smart Travel 2014 event (December, 4-7), an international forum that will bring together top-notch global specialists, in the sector of tourism and the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). A great opportunity to create synergies and present new projects.


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.


Collaboration with IGCAT

Collaboration with IGCAT

It's a pleasure to announce our collaboration with IGCAT - International Institute of Gastronomy Culture Art & Tourism. We both share interest in the development of innovative and interesting ideas for regions and cities, intangible heritage recovery, sustainability and innovative practices of tourism. Headed by Dr. Diane Dodd and Dr. Greg Richards, IGCAT is a valuable collaborator due its expertise  …

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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: