The conference "The State of the Art in Creative Tourism. Leading Research | Advanced Practices | Future Trajectories" will take place 1-2 June 2017 in Coimbra. Creative tourism offers visitors the opportunity to develop their creative potential through participation in learning experiences that are characteristic of their travel destination, to deepen contact with the local culture and to being involved in the creative life of the destination. This approach allows the destination communities and regions to benefit from significant advantages, and enables artistic and other creative activities to play a driving role in broader socio-economic development. The conference has the aim to bring together leading creative tourism researchers with networks and practitioners to the state of the art within creative tourism research and practice. What are the leading trends and contextualizing influences today? What are the key questions and issues to be addressed going forward? The conference further wants to inform about the creative tourism network CREATOUR focusing on small cities and rural areas of Portugal. Deadline for proposals is February 14, 2017.
The conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) will take place 4-6 September 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Many countries and their economies, and industries depend on tourism, an economic power that is able to direct the flow of the world. Cultural Tourism is the subset of tourism that is concerned with the country’s lifestyle in certain geographical areas, such as their, art, architecture, rituals, festivals, and more values that help convey the culture of the country itself. More awareness of the place’s values, languages, lifestyle, and customs is conveyed to the visitor. Balancing between society, environment, and tourism can only be achieved through spreading creativity and cultural diversity, through maintaining awareness for the importance of cultural tourism and its everlasting positive effects. Cultural Sustainable Tourism discusses the complex relations between Culture and tourism, and how planners, architects and main actors help conveying and spreading the right perspective of the importance and role of Cultural tourism and how to maintain it. Abstract submission deadline is January 20, 2017.
Barcelona, December, 9th and 10th.
This meeting will bring together researchers, urban planners, policy makers, artists, cultural activists and entrepreneurs of tourist sector to assess the benefits of international collaboration in the rapidly developing field of creative tourism.
The former artistic director of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Arts Festival and correspondent of Arts Management Network, Raymond T. Grant, is deeply concerned about a clause that appears in the contracts for artists engaged by VANOC for its Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver, Canada. Arts Management Network publish the open letter of Mr. Grant to the CEO of VANOC, Mr. Furlong, at its website.
The 10th World Leisure Congress held in Quebec City, Canada was attended by over 3000 delegates from over 70 different countries. According to World Leisure Board of Directors Chair, Dr. Derek Casey, the event was “marvelous and will be long remembered by many people.
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds (UK), 5th December 2008
Given the privileged global role of the English language and the undoubted popularity of English literature throughout the world, it would seem that the United Kingdom has much to offer the world in terms of its literary heritage. However, despite some national, regional and local initiatives over the years, there is still substantial potential for the development of literary tourism.