The Creative Tourism Awards are coming to their 9th edition in full expansion, with the creation of new modalities of participation, allowing to considerably increase the possibilities of selection of the candidates.
In fact, creative tourism is booming all over the world. The pandemic has indeed acted as an inflection point within the tourism sector in search of human values and sustainable principles, putting creativity at the center of strategies. It is these initiatives, of all types, of all sizes, that the Creative Tourism Network® rewards each year.
Created by the Creative Tourism Network®, the Creative Tourism Awards highlight companies, projects, and destinations around the world that promote this new generation of tourism, characterized by the active participation of tourists in activities artistic and creative.
The winners of previous editions have also shown that destinations with a hundred inhabitants could be awarded the coveted trophies, in the same way as a megalopolis. Or an ecolodge, just like a five-star hotel. Beyond the diversity of initiatives, the Creative Tourism Awards prioritize authenticity, and creativity, as well as the promoters’ interest in involving residents and tourists in the co-creation of their experiences.
With this in mind, a new participation format will allow candidates for this 9th edition to increase their chances by choosing several methods for each category.
Thus, for each category among:
-Best Creative Destination
-Best Creative Travel Agency / Tour Operators
-Best Creative Hosting
-Best Creative Experiences
-Best Strategy for the development of Creative Tourism,
candidates will be able to opt for specificities related to the environment (rural, urban, island, mountain, …), the geographical location (by continent), the tourist segment (MICE, kids friendly, foodies, LGBT, etc.), or the Sustainable Development Goals.
The international jury of the Creative Tourism Awards, made up of experts in tourism and the creative economy, will select the winners from among the initiatives and destinations that stand out for their commitment to this sector due to their originality, but also their principles of sustainability.
In addition to the recognition granted by these prestigious trophies, the winners are offered the services of the Creative Tourism Network® in terms of international promotion.
Recognized for its action in favor of more innovative and sustainable tourism, the Creative Tourism Network® works with a panel of experts to determine and ensure compliance with Best Practices in Creative Tourism.
The deadline to apply is: February 16th, 2023
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