• Malta, meeting-point of new (and creative) tourism!

    What better place than Malta to meet after two years of a pandemic! … In the heart of the Mediterranean… where the spirit of travel was born millennia ago. The Mediterranean Tourism Forum has demonstrated that it is possible to be innovative by cultivating our roots. By recreating the links between the thousands of international […]

  • “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 Creative Friendly 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. […]

  • Creative tourism and experiential training at Excelia La Rochelle

    Co-create creative tourism offers in order to attract new profiles of travelers to La Rochelle and Charente Maritime, this is what the students of the Bachelor Tourism & Hospitality of Excelia La Rochelle! Driven by Caroline Couret, CEO of the Creative Tourism Network® and expert in creative tourism, notably with the World Tourism Organization and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Essaouira, Awarded by the Creative Tourism Awards

    Creativity is part of Essaouira’s DNA! The city of creativity and tolerance has continuously received, throughout its history, as many distinctions as travelers in search of inspiration and human values. The Trophy for the Best Creative Hotel has just been awarded to Salut Maroc Boutique hotel! whose design, combining artisanal traditions and contemporary design, offers […]

  • La Bisbal d’Empordà becomes the first World Craft City in continental Europe

    We are very proud to announce that La Bisbal d’Empordà (Catalonia), which is, within Empordanet area, one of the labeled CreativeFriendlyDestination, has been distinguished as the first World Craft City in continental Europe, by the World Crafts Council Europe (WCC-E), and the fifth European city (the remaining four are located on the islands of Scotland, […]

  • Revealed the Winners of the 8th Edition of the Creative Tourism Awards!

    Created by the Creative Tourism Network®, these prestigious Awards aim to reward companies, projects, and destinations worldwide that foster creative tourism under all its forms and vehiculates its positive values. The international jury of the Creative Tourism Awards, composed of international experts in tourism marketing and creative economy, took on the heavy task to select […]

  • 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.