The Creative Tourism Network,based in Barcelona, Spain wants to bring creative tourism to Baltimore.
“Creative tourism is travel directed toward an engaged and authentic experience, with participative learning in the arts, heritage, or special character of a place, and it provides a connection with those who reside in this place and create this living culture” - UNESCO, Creative Cities Network.
Caroline Couret, co-creator and manager of the Creative Tourism Network, an international organization created with the aim of developing creative tourism, currently operating in over 30 countries, states:
‘I’m very excited about the possibility of this project and to find the points in Baltimore that can be fostered to this kind of tourism and to build bridges between our two cities!
The last couple of years it grew very, very quickly to a much more generalized audience. Conventional tourists are including these participative activities in their program in order to have another approach to the destination. In Barcelona, for instance, in 5 days, the length of our traditional stay in the city, more and more people are devoting 1 day or half a day to an activity which could be a cooking lesson or a dancing lesson, things very different for them and above all, they will certainly bring the best report back, the best souvenir of their stay!”
‘Blowing glass in Biot (French Riviera), dancing Rumba in Barcelona, baking croissants in Paris, performing a concert in a church in Rome, participating in a cooking class in Bangkok, weaving according to Mayan tradition in Guatemala or even producing chill out music in Ibiza…are some of the many experiences the creative tourists are eager to live, when they travel.’
Ms. Couret talks about her organization in an interview on Baltimore Internet Radio, an internet only radio station that networks Baltimore Md. with people worldwide. The station has listeners in 40 countries and throughout the USA.
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