Presentation, Missions & Services

The Creative Tourism Network® is the international organization
for the creative tourism development worldwide.

The CTN was founded in 2010 as a non-profit organization to promote destinations of all kinds that bet on the creative tourism as a differential element to attract the new generations of travelers as well as to create a value chain for the territory.

Such destinations include rural areas, islands, medium cities and metropolis from around the world, that benefit from the CTN’s assessment and promotion and are officially labelled CREATIVE FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS® by the Creative Tourism Network®.

The CTN also fosters the academic research headed by Professor Greg Richards, author of the creative tourism concept, provides consultancy and trainings through the Creative Tourism Academy and rewards every year the Ethic Code and Best Practices through the Creative Tourism Awards.


  • The identification, consultancy and promotion of the destinations that present a potential to develop the creative tourism.
  • The support to the destinations in terms of Community capacity building, co-creation and experiential marketing in order to create a value chain for the territories.
  • The creative tourism market research leaded by the Professor Greg Richards, author of the creative tourism concept.
  • The co-design of customized marketing strategies to reach this specific market internationally.
  • The tailored promotion of the CREATIVE FRIENDLY DESTINATION®, including digital and experiential marketing, community management, edition of a catalogue, press campaigns and presence in fairs.
  • The organization of the Creative Tourism Network® events in their destination.
  • The development of strategic partnerships to benefit the members.
  • The design and teaching of tailored creative tourism trainings, courses, workshops and seminars, through the CREATIVE TOURISM ACADEMY.
  • The academic and practical research on the ETHIC CODE & BEST PRACTICES OF CREATIVE TOURISM.
  • The yearly organization of the CREATIVE TOURISM AWARDS.


  • Consultancy

Our daily work leads us to use the creative tourism as a “Swiss Army knife” for a wide array of destinations’ development. Our professional expertise and our practical experience enable us to work hand-in-hand with destinations of all kinds in order to propose creative solutions that foster the positive impact of the tourism in their territory. Strategies always rely on the optimisation of the own destination’s ressources. Such services are scalable to your needs. Let us know about yours!

  • Trainings

… Whether you are a University or Business School, (future) entrepreneurs, DMO’s – tourist boards, private companies or public bodies, interested in the creative tourism management…

We propose you tailored courses, lectures, seminars, workshops, trainings, capacity building or consultancy services  that fit to your needs. Read more.

  • Curatorship for creative tourism events

We put at your disposal our wide experience in organizing events on creative tourism, creative economy and sustainable tourism. We provide you tailored curatorships in order to make them unique, unforgettable and efficient. They can combine lectures, practical workshops, project-design, co-creation, press-conferences and press-and fam trips, without forgetting our communication support. From simple advises, to a turnkey event management.

Interested in organizing a creative tourism events? Please feel free to contact us for an unformal chat!