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 Network® works with a panel of prestigious experts headed by Professor Greg Richards, co-inventor of the creative tourism concept, in order to determine and guarantee the respect of the Best Practices of the Creative Tourism.
Thus, the international jury of the Creative Tourism Awards selects every year five winners among hundreds of initiatives and destinations that highlight for their commitment to this emerging sector.
Are particularly appreciated the authenticity and creativity of the proposals, as well as the promoters’ interest in involving locals and tourists in the co-creation of their experiences. Besides the recognition, the winners are offered tools and services in terms of promotion.
Complete your registration through the digital form.
Applications must be submitted in English.
The registration should be complete before the given deadline.
Applicants must have been active for at least 6 months.
The winners will be part of the international promotion campaign.
Creative Tourism Awards Categories
Be they a village, a megalopolis, an island or a rural area … if your destination spreads a vibrant atmosphere, able to inspire renown artists as well as creative tourists … if your intangible heritage and know-how are attractive both for residents and foreign visitors, if your policy-makers have created a virtuous ecosystem that involves both communities and public authority, … so your destination might be the one! There are many focuses you can apply for!
Whether you are a private consultant, a DMO or more generally a creative thinker, this category aims awarding the best strategies – be they implemented or not yet, that use creative tourism as a lever of sustainable development. This category is open to previous studies, projects already carried out and in the process.
Do your travel agency or tour operator propose creative and alternative tourism? Do you offer your customers the possibility to live creative and authentic experiences, which, at the same time, benefit the local’s live hood? Be your company a big or a small one, you could be among the winners.
Is your lodging a camping, a glamping, a hostel, a rural B&B, a Five-stars-hotel, an eco-lodge, … the important is how creative it is! What is your storytelling, the customer experience, and especially the creative activities you propose to your guests! If you have read until here, it is that you certainly have your chance in this category and its many specific focuses!
Whether you are an artist, an artisan, an art school, a company, … the important is/are the creative tourism experience(s) you propose! Dance, music, crafts, textile, food, wine, are the core of your workshops, classes, routes, through which the tourists can learn about the local culture with the inhabitants? This is your category! And do not forget to select special focus that will multiply your chances to win!
Creative Tourism Awards Focuses
Please, discover the focuses that fit your application and increase your chances! Your lodging offer is creative, but also meets the criteria of “rural tourism” and “kids friendly” ? Maximize your chances by completing your application as Best Creative Residency with as many modalities as you wish!