World Tourism Day 2022 – Creative Friendly Destinations

WTD2022_Creative Tourism_World Tourism Day

 

They say about Creative Tourism

 

 

Creative Friendly Destinations

 

Valparaíso (Chile)

 

Valparaíso, one of the oldest cities in Chile, has unrepeatable characteristics and a unique identity that is reflected in the diversity of artistic, cultural, traditional and social expressions. The city, which sounds like one of the most captivating music, moves to the rhythm of Cueca, sharing exotic fragrances between its hills and its singular light, inspiring multitudes of artists and seduces today the most creative travelers!

 

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Medellín (Columbia)

 

Experience the cultural richness, the vibrant creativity, and the people’s friendliness of Medellín, through a wide array of activities, between tradition and innovation! Convert yourself into a silletero for a day by participating in this traditional parade covered with flowers, deepen your knowledge in photography in a photowalk off the beaten track, discover the culinary culture in a cooking class, enjoy the Colombian music in a music and dance workshop, as well as a long etc.

 

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Nicosia (Cyprus)

 

Nicosia hosts an incredible art scene. Design, fashion, crafts, performing arts, music, video, publishing are some of the main productive pillars. An essential element for the ongoing growth is the team working spirit and the multidisciplinary approach governing cultural initiatives.

 

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Loulé (Portugal)

 

Loulé is one of the best-kept secrets for creative tourists! Numerous celebrations, festivals, exhibitions, markets, fairs, and authentic workshops invite the visitors to enjoy the local culture and know-how with its friendly inhabitants!

 

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Les Îles de la Madeleine (Quebec)

 

Located in the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Magdalen Islands (Îles de la Madeleine) are just MA-GIC!  This archipelago of a dozen islands lined with blond sand and red cliffs attracts like a magnet. The singular culture of the destination, due in particular to its strong island identity, its very participative, collaborative, and welcoming population creates a creative and vibrant atmosphere that promotes the strong presence of artists and artisans.

 

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Barcelona

 

Creativity and participation are part of Barcelona’s DNA! From Gaudi’s style mosaic workshops, to Catalan traditional human towers, passing through the local cooking lessons, enjoy Barcelona like a local!

 

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Gabrovo (Bulgaria)

Situated in the valley of the river Yantra and embedded between dense forests and soft mountains, the long-stretched town is a grown entity in dialogue with the surrounding nature. A wide array of creative workshops offer a creative immersion:  textiles, furriery, crafts, natural cosmetics, traditional dances, and above all … Carnival, humor, and satire! 

 

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Empordanet (Catalonia)

 

The Empordanet is located in the province of Girona, in Costa Brava – Catalonia. Crafts and ceramics are among its main creative experiences (with a tradition for more than three centuries). The best place to enjoy a creative and authentic stay, inspired by its vibrant atmospheres, and guided by its talented artists! 

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Lago Llanquihue (Chile)

 

Close to the northern access of Patagonia, next to the Andes Mountains, is the pristine Llanquihue Lake, the second largest in Chile.  The unique mix of nature, cultures, rural life and small-scale urban development has been promoting a remarkable creative phenomenon in the South of Chile. Audiovisual work, music, crafts, and gastronomy have taken root in local resources such as wool, wood or their various culinary traditions!

 

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Recife (Brasil)

 

Recife is the Capital of Creativity! From the best museums in Latin America to the richest gastronomic heritage in the region, and all the creative expressions of Carnival and popular celebrations! Creative workshops you will only find in Recife: frevo dance workshop, Maracatú experience, carnival music master-class, cooking lessons … everyone will find beauty in the local culture and its artistic neighborhoods.

 

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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Quebec)

 

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a very charming town situated in Quebec, on the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2005 by the Canadian Heritage, the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is full of artists and artisans from various artistic fields including woodcarvingcontemporary sculpture, stained-glass, contemporary dance, music, and singing. An essential tourist townSaint-Jean-Port-Joli occupies a distinctive place in the Quebec cultural scene.

 

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Barcelos (Portugal)

 

The city of Barcelos, also awarded Creative City of UNESCO, is built around the tradition of crafts and folk arts, and owns an undeniable history and cultural heritage of great social value. This is well reflected in the craftsmanship work in various arts, such as clay, embroidery, weaving, timber, iron, leather, wicker, and in contemporary arts.

 

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Quito (Ecuador)

 

Thanks to this mixture of ideas, concepts, and inspirations; Quito is the muse city for creative tourism, where visitors can delve into the culture and discover the charm and magic that surround the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The creative experiences of the Capital of the Center of the World range from cooking classes that will immerse you in the aromas of our traditional flavors to the traditional goldsmith and painting workshops, or tours of agro-ecological farms that will allow you to experience the varied flavors of craft beer and tall coffee.

 

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Essaouira (Marocco)

 

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Perpignan-Méditerranée (France)

 

Perpignan-Méditerranée is a French destination bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and located less than 2 hours from Toulouse and Barcelona. Imagine a place where the art of living, gastronomy and French craftsmanship would mix with Catalan culture, its traditions and its values ​​of generosity, sharing, and conviviality. Whether to discover the city side, the land side or the seaside, the artisans, winemakers, farmers, breeders, artists, and traders will share their know-how for micro-adventures full of exchange, learning, and innovation.

 

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Biot (France)

 

Many important 20th-century artists have found inspiration in Biot.  Fernand Léger, one of the most significant painters of the 20th century, was starting his ceramic work in Biot. Eloid Monot created the technique of the famous bubble glass. This very charming little town of French Provence looks like a postcard, and yet, it is a dram came true! Twenty artists open their workshop doors, to allow the discovery of their world in Biot’s unique creative experience!

 

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Arequipa (Peru)

 

In addition to its exceptional architectural heritage, and its recognition as Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, Arequipa stands out for the richness of its intangible heritage, its art, its crafts, its gastronomy, and its welcoming population. It represents an ideal destination for new generations of travelers, in search of authentic and creative experiences.