Good and not-so-good practices in creative tourism networks and platforms: an international review

Paula Remoaldo, Olga Matos, Isabel Freitas, Hélder Da Silva Lopes, Vítor Ribeiro, Ricardo Gôja, Miguel Pereira

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    A consensus has not yet been reached worldwide regarding the concept of creative tourism. Since 2000, it has been considered as a kind of tourism that can offer tourists the opportunity to co-create and develop their creative potential. Internationally, networks and platforms have been developed to profile and promote this kind of tourism but these organizations have not been systematically examined. In 2017, an investigation was carried out to identify and analyze existing practices, primarily using qualitative methods and focusing on content analysis. Research was conducted using Google (to locate websites) and a database with 20 analysis topics was created. An in-depth analysis was made of the platforms and networks in creative tourism that are being developed worldwide, and the initiatives undertaken by each institution. The main results show that not all initiatives referred to as ‘creative experiences' have identifiable creative content or focus, or can be considered to have something to do with co-creation. Some of the institutions have more learning experiences than creative ones. Most of them can be found in southern Europe and the existing ones may still be diversified in the future.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA research agenda for creative tourism
    EditorsNancy Duxbury, Greg Richards
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781788110723
    ISBN (Print)9781788110716
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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