• Creative tourism’s landing at the Empordanet!

    The Empordanet, a land of crafts, culture and creativity situated in Catalonia formed by La Bisbal d’Empordà, Forallac, Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l’Heura, Corçà i Ullastret, has been attracting artists for centuries. It looks thus obvious that it converts into a new place-to-be for the creative tourists willing to experience its rich culture as […]

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    The Empordanet joins the network!

    Last Friday 24 March, The Empordanet (Catalonia) was nominated “Creative Friendly Destination” by the   Creative Tourism Network®. Under the name “Visit Empordanet”, the municipalities of  la Bisbal d’Empordà, Forallac, Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurní de l’Heura, Corçà i Ullastret and have created a program of creative tourism as part of their strategic plan for the local economic development, […]

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    FITUR2017 welcomes the creative tourism!

    The creative tourism has undoubtedly been one of the strongest bets of Fitur 2017, the prestigious tourist trade fair in Madrid. The Creative Tourism Network®, the international organization of reference for this new tourism trend, has presented a round-table on the theme: Creative Tourism: opportunities and challenges for the destination, within Fiturtech, Fitur’s innovation program […]

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    Impressive International Forum on Creative Tourism, Brazil

    Last December 14th & 15th, the Creative Tourism Network® participated in the International Forum on Creative Tourism organized in Cuiabà 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, […]

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    UNWTO Congress on Creative Tourism

    Last November 30th,  the director of  the Creative Tourism Network®, Caroline Couret,  was invited to speak within  the  International Congress on World Civilizations and Creative Tourism organized in Sofia, by the UNWTO  and the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria. This high-level meeting gathered ministers of tourism from all over the world, eager to introduce the creative […]

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    CTN participates at the European Young Chef Award

    This prestigious competition, organized by IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy Culture, Art and Tourism), and headed by the known Best Chef in the World, Joan Roca, as president of the jury, gathered last November 14th, 10 Young European chefs the Escola Universitària d’Hoteleria i Turisme de Sant Pol de Mar (EUHTStPOL), near Barcelona. Representing 10 […]

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    Lucena bets on creativity

    The city of Lucena, andalousian member of the Creative Tourism Network®, organized last November 24th, a round-table on creative tourism in which participated Juan Ignacio Pulido, coordinator of Lucena Unesco City Of Music project and professor at University of  Jaen, Caroline Couret, director of the e Creative Tourism Network®, Juan Carlos Ábalos, executive manager of […]

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    Creative geyser in Ibiza!

    Ibiza Creativa, the new creative tourism program fostered by the Consell Insular d‘Eivissa (Ibiza Island Council), organized, last November 23rd, a training for the local entrepreneurs to design and promote creative tourism experiences. The President of the Consell Insular, D. Vicent Torres Guash, opened the session, focusing on the immense potential of Ibiza to fit this new demand, thanks to […]

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    Creative Tourism Awards 2016: and the winners are …

    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. Internationally recognized for its action in favor of a more innovative and sustainable tourism, the Creative Tourism […]

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    Successful conference on creative tourism at WTM – London

    The conference organized by the Creative Tourism Network® within the World Travel Market gathered hundreds of professionals interested in this new tourist trend. They could learn further through the lecture given by Caroline Couret, director of CTN, as well as from the presentations of three representatives of destinations members of the network: Mr. Vincent Torres Guash, President of Consell Insular d’Eivissa (Ibiza Island Council), Mr. Alberto Peruzzini, Director of Toscana Promozione Turistica, and Mrs. Carita Santos, Responsible of Loulé Criativo (Portugal). 

    The speakers all insisted in the fact that the creative tourism not only offers new opportunities in terms of demand, but represent also a tool of governance for the destinations and the territorial development in general.

    Within the conference and in addition to it, the CTN also promoted all the destinations of the network that are offering creative experiences to the travelers worldwide.

    The Creative Tourism Awards 2016 were also revealed within this edition of the WTM. They go to:

    Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development: Visit Estonia

    Best Creative Destination : Pafos Region Cyprus

    Best Creative Travel Agency : Human Connections (Mexico)

    Best Creative Residency : La Tavola Marche (Italy)

    Best Creative Experiences: The Place (Cyprus)

    Further details coming soon!