Creative Tourism in Reykjavik!

The Creative Tourism Network(R) is very honored to give a speech on creative tourim within the European Cities Marketing meeting to be held in Reykjavik next February 21-24, on the theme: "Hack the city! How to morph your DMO business model and engage the city!".     Read more


Looking forward t meeting you at ITB - Berlin


Partnership between The Phoenicians’Route & the CreativeTourism Network® to satisfy the creative traveler.

Within the framework of 2018 – European Year of Cultural Heritage, the international networks of The Phoenicians’ Route (Rotta Dei Fenici) and CreativeTourism Network® have formalized a collaboration agreement in order to develop joint actions to create synergies between two forms of cultural tourism, which are the archaeological and the creative one.

This collaboration will allow on the one hand, to adapt the tourist offer of the destinations that are part of both networks, to the new demand of creative travelers, and on the other, to create value chains for the territories, through the organization of training seminars, the exchange of good practices and joint promotional campaigns. Read more


Interview with Carol Hay, Director of Marketing UK & Europe for the Caribbean Tourism Organization

We are pleased to recommend this interview with Ms. Carol Hay, Director of Marketing of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and a brilliant expert who recently presented on Creative Tourism at the conference we organized within the las World Travel Market in London. We thank her for sharing her extensive knowledge and her analysis on the Caribbean' s assets in terms of creative tourism.
Please press here to read the interview.


New member, URLA, Turkey

It is an honor and our pleasure to welcome the city of URLA (Izmir, Turkey), within the Creative Tourism Network(R) as a Creative Friendly Destination.  

 Urla is a charming coastal town from Izmir Province in Turkey where Turkish and Greek culture mix. Since always, the town of Urla has been the home of prestigious artists and artisans of all type. It’s also known for its dynamism and its various festivals as the International Artichoke Festival or the Barboros Oyuk Festival. Its inhabitants will welcome you with warmth and immerse you into their traditions in a creative atmosphere. Read more


Experience authenticity with Douro Wellcome (Portugal)

Inspired by the new international concept of Creative TourismDouro-Wellcome, Porto-Wellcome and Genuine Galicia decided to unite to provide visitors from the North of Portugal and Galicia with a series of new experiences and tourism products.

The objective is to develop the creative potential of the participants through their active involvement in workshops, courses and other learning experiences that are characteristic of these tourist destinations.

Considered as an emerging form of tourism, both on the supply side and the demand side, it enables the tourist to deepen contact and knowledge with the local culture through direct participation in cultural and creative activities, most often involving the populations locations.

Get carried away by this new concept on your next getaway! [Read more]


The Creative Tourism convinces again in FITUR

As every year, the Creative Tourism Network® promoted its members’ destinations in Fitur Madrid (January 17th-21st).

In this occasion, journalists and tour operators demosntrated a growing interest for this new generation of cultural tourism.

Institutions as the UNWTO and his new Secretary General, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili also renewed their bet for the creative tourism which will lead to coming actions within the 2018-European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Th Ministers participating to th Iberoamerican Minister Summit (CIMET), also recognized the creative tourism as a new way to fit wih the new demand of the travelers while creating a value chain for the territories in terms of communities’ empowerment, capacity building, heritage recovery and governance.

New destinations and projects will be revealed shortly. Read more


 Fam Trip & Forum in Gabrovo (Bulgaria), 

New Creative Friendly Destination(R)

This March 2018, the city of Gabrovo will convert itself into the first Creative Friendly Destination® of Bulgaria. This recognition will be given by the Creative Tourism Network® within the Forum on Creative Tourism, in presence of representatives of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Mayor of Gabrovo Municipality, as well as stakeholders in cultural and tourism policy.

For this occasion, the Municipality organizes a Fam and Press trip in the heart of the Balkans oriented to travel agencies, tour operators, journalists, bloggers interested by the new creative tourism offer of Bulgaria. The participants will have the opportunity to taste authentic products and to live unique experiences, like the Bulgarian main celebrations on March 1st and 3rd. Please read more


European Year of Cultural Heritage, Creative Cities, Sustainable Tourism, 

see the creative tourism as

an ally for your project ...



Whether you are currently applyinig for responsible tourism grants, creative cities programs, or cooperation funds, be sure that the creative tourism can provide sustainable and innovative contents to your projects. 

Please feel free to  contact us for further informations or documents. 



La nouvelle Convention Tourisme-Culture favorise le Tourisme Créatif!

Nous vous aidons à vous positionner sur ce marché en plein essor

La nouvelle Convention Cadre signée le 19 janvier dernier dans le cadre du Conseil interministériel du Tourisme réuni le 19 janvier 2018 compte parmi ses objectifs le développement du Tourism de Savoir-faire, et donc, du Tourisme Créatif. Une opportunité à saisir pour renforcer l'attractivité de votre destination tout en créant une chaîne de valeur pour le territoire. Le Creative Tourism Network(R) vous y aidera. 

Vous souhaitez convertir votre territoire en CreativeFriendlyDestination(R)?

Qu'il s'agisse d'un village, d'une grande ville ou d'une région, nous pouvons vous offrir des services personnalisés pour y parvenir aussi rapidement et efficacement que possible

Nous mettons à votre disposition l'expertise du Professeur Greg Richards, co-concepteur du concept de tourisme créatif et la reconnaissance internationale du Creative Tourism Network (R), et tous nos services en matière de formation, organisation de conférences, réseautage, voyages d'observation, et bien sûr, positionnement et promotion de votre destination.

N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour solliciter plus de détails ou un entretien via vidéo-conférence.


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 at  info@creativetourismnetwork.org