Creative Tourism in Portugal

The Creative Tourism Network® had the honor to speak within the Seminar on “Tourism development at regional and municipal level: how to explore new opportunities” organized last September 19th in Caldas de Rainha (Center Portugal), by  IPDT – Turismo e Consultoria with the support of Turismo de Portugal.

Hundreds of delegates from the whole country attended this event that is part of the ALA+T program, designed to support Portuguese municipalities in the development of sustainable tourism projects. It will be followed by master classes at the end of which participants will be able to present their own projects. In addition to support and training, three projects will be selected to receive funding from Turismo de Portugal.

National and international experts shared their experiences about different aspects of the paradigm shift in tourism.

The director of the CreativeTourismNetwork®, Caroline Couret, presented practical cases of creative tourism, that could be applied to any destinations of Portugal, due to the country’s high potential to develop these new forms of tourism.

The session was introduced by Mr. António Jorge Costa, President of IPDT, and institutionally represented by Mrs. Ana Mendes Godinho, Secretary of State of Tourism, M. Luís Araújo, President of Turismo do Portugal, and Mrs. Ana Paula Pais,  Director Training Coordinator of Tourism of Portugal.

We would like to congratulate again the fantastic IPDT team and Turismo de Portugal for the perfect organization as well as to thank them for their so warm welcome!