• Presentation at FITUR of the Culinary Route of Tunisia: a creative tourism offer aimed at seducing new travelers in search of authentic experiences!

    The Culinary Route of Tunisia was presented this Tuesday, January 18, as part of Fitur, Madrid Tourism Fair. In the act, inaugurated by Mrs. Fatma Omrani Chargui, Ambassador of Tunisia in Spain and Mrs. Mouna Ghliss, Director General of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts of Tunisia, also participated Mrs. Leila Tekaia, […]

  • Mediterranean leaders drive the future of the Blue Economy and Creative Tourism in Bodrum

    Last October 13-15th, the director of the Creative Tourism Network® , Caroline Couret, participated in the Bodrum Tourism Forum, co-organized by the Municipality of Bodrum (Turkey) and the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation (Malta). The aims of this high-level event were to identify the challenges and opportunities related to the Blue Economy, not only in the Mediterranean […]

  • WorldTourismDay: Tourism will be creative or it will not be!

                    Tourism will be creative or it will not be! This is the leitmotif of the campaign launched by the Creative Tourism Network ® (CTN) –  as part of the celebrations of World Tourism Day, this September 27. More than a slogan, convictions, those which led to the […]

  • “Post-crisis (creative) tourism: death or resilience? … answer to Agadir

    Creative tourism was one of the solutions proposed at the International Colloquium “Post-crisis tourism: death or resilience? which took place on May 12 and 13 in Agadir, organized by the interdisciplinary doctoral school of Universiapolis – the International University of Agadir in Morocco in partnership with Al Rayyan International University / University of Derby, Doha, […]

  • Essaouira, first destination labeled CreativeFriendly in Morocco and the African continent.

    On this Monday, May 16, Essaouira became the first CreativeFriendly labeled destination in Morocco and the African continent. The director of the Creative Tourism Network® (CTN), Caroline Couret, presented this distinction to the President of the Provincial Council of Tourism, Mr. Redwane Khanne, in the presence of Mr. Younes Dbibirha, Provincial Delegate of Tourism, Mrs. […]

  • Boston awarded Best Creative Destination!

    The Capital of Massachusetts has been elected World Best Creative Destination by the jury of the 8th Creative Tourism Awards, composed of international experts in tourism marketing and creative economy, who took on the heavy task to select the winners among a total of 206 applications, from 26 countries. Created by the Creative Tourism Network® […]

  • Medellín, Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development

    –Medellín was awarded Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development, within the 8th Creative Tourism Awards,  granted by the CreativeTourismNetwork®, the official organization for creative tourism worldwide. In the eighth version of the award, Medellín is one of the five winners among a total of 206 candidates, from 26 countries, and received the highest recognition in […]

  • Menorca bets on creative tourism and gastronomy

    Menorca already owns a huge potential to position itself as a creative tourism destination, and has now something more … an international award! The restaurant and gastronomic experiences portal of Menorca, Cómete Menorca has just received the award for the World Best Creative Experience,  awarded annually by the Creative Tourism Network®, the world organization that gathers […]

  • Creative Tourism: The “Tourism of Tomorrow”, made in Toulouse !

    Imagine the tourism of tomorrow, this is what the Bachelor students of the Hospitality & Tourism Management track, of Toulouse Business School (TBS education) have done today. Thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Toulouse Business School, the Creative Tourism Network® (CTN) and the Toulouse Tourist Office, these 45 students from 13 countries, including the United […]

  • Nicosia, CreativeFriendly Destination



    On this 27th of January, the capital of Cyprus joined officially the World Creative Tourism Network® (CTN).

    The President of the Nicosia Tourism Board, Mr. Theodoros Kringou, received the certification CreativeFriendlyDestination, from the director of CTN, Caroline Couret.

    This certification recognizes destinations worldwide, that bet on creativity to fit the new generations of travelers’ demand, as well as to create a virtuous ecosystem that benefits the local economy and society.

    Nicosia already owned all the assets to offer the most authentic and creative experiences to the creative tourists: a rich historical heritage, centuries of know-how and traditions, creative hubs, and friendly people, to mention just a few.

    But a successful creative tourism development also relies on creative and cross-sectoral management of the tourism sector which demonstrates how today’s tourist industry fosters inclusiveness, by co-creating with artists, craftsmen, cultural and creative industries, SMEs, universities, and academic researchers, among others.

    These are precisely the values the Expert Committee of the Creative Tourism Network® highlighted from the project submitted by the Nicosia Tourism Board.

    The quality of this project relies not only on the originality and diversity of the creative tourism experiences designed in Nicosia but also on its innovative and sustainable tourism model which guarantees a short-term reactivation by attracting new tourist segments through the co-creation between tourism and cultural and creative industries (CCI).

    Synergies between the historical heritage from the Bronze Age, to the contemporary creation, passing through traditional handicrafts, reflect Nicosia’s DNA and convert it into a unique tourist offer able to attract the most demanding overseas travelers as well as the inhabitants themselves, enjoying staycation, while rediscovering their own culture.

    In this sense, Mr. Theodoros Kringou presented key initiatives of the Nicosia Tourism Board aiming to boost and strengthen the local creative sector. One of them, “Ngage Culture & Creativity” is a sub-brand that has been developed to highlight the cultural and creative assets of Nicosia such as creative enterprises, museums, galleries, artist-run spaces etc., and at the same time to brand the city as a cultural and creative destination. But we could mention other international programs, like the “Capital’s Creative Business Quarter” by which many abandoned venues are been restored to be given to artists and creative entities, as well as other international projects in which Nicosia is involved.

    In terms of creative tourism experiences, the Nicosia Tourist Board is also developing a platform particularly focused on the promotion of workshops offered in Nicosia.

    Such initiatives make Nicosia not only an attractive destination for the “new tourism”, but also a pioneering destination-maker, whose value is recognized by the members of the Creative Tourism Network®.

    These fruitful collaborations will turn Nicosia into a new leader, bringing added value, both to the Mediterranean tourism market, as well as to the creative tourism expertise worldwide! “, Couret said.





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    The capital of Cyprus owns all the assets to offer visitors authentic and creative experiences: a rich and mixed historical heritage, centuries of merchant know-how and traditions, and friendly, creative, enterprise people. But a successful creative tourism development also relies on a cross-sectoral ecosystem to underpin a tourist industry that includes artists, craftspeople, cultural and […]