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Creat el 2005, Barcelona Creative Tourism va ser la primera plataforma de turisme creatiu del món.

Té com a objectiu oferir als visitants l’oportunitat de descobrir la ciutat de Barcelona i els seus voltants d’una manera creativa, interactuar amb els locals i sentir-se com a propis locals.

Tant si sou un viatger individual, un grup o un operador turístic que vulgueu viure experiències úniques i assequibles a Barcelona i els seus voltants, aquest és EL LLOC PER SER!

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És un programa pioner en termes de turisme creatiu. Consulteu les nostres “Referències” La nostra fundació cultural produeix des d’activitats culturals a petita escala fins a macroesdeveniments durant més de tres dècades, cosa que garanteix uns excel·lents nivells de servei. El nostre equip està format per EXPERTS que també ESTIMEN i CONEIXEN perfectament tots els racons de la ciutat i experiències dignes de compartir amb vosaltres. Som els fundadors de la Creative Tourism Network® que té com a objectius la promoció del turisme creatiu i el respecte de les millors pràctiques.

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After many years of traditional tourism, a new way of travelling is available for those demanding visitors who wish to stop being mere spectators and instead become part of their destination. The original creative tourism does not just facilitate tourist participation in the typical artistic activities to be found at your destination, but also lets you become a part of the local culture.

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Barcelona has in offer activities as varied and interesting as wineries that let you harvest grapes and discover the wine-making process ; cultural centers that host workshops were you are able to create your own artisanal souvenir in addition to learning pottery or create “Gaudi style” tiles; schools offering beginner’s dancing classes and singing workshops; photography experts offering city tours in which to learn how to photograph the best monuments; or even have the most emblematic places in Barcelona open their doors for tourists to play in concerts and do shows.

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The great variety available for creative experiences that visitors can enjoy in the Barcelona province make it possible for everyone to find some activity tailored to their liking and budget. This kind of creative tourism allows visitors to enjoy experiences that let them grow as human beings and can turn each trip into a unique, one-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Article publication date: 2 December 2020

Issue publication date: 15 December 2020

This paper aims to provide an overview of the short-term impact of COVID19 on the new tourism paradigm worldwide, as well imagining how it could influence society’s inclusion. The purpose is thus to share some insight into this unprecedented situation.

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This paper uses a practical and empirical approach, based on readings and conversations with international stakeholders, and contrasted with the Creative Tourism Network’s background.

This paper explores the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the tourism industry, human values and intangibles and new opportunities for societal inclusion, together with examples of good practices.

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The viewpoint is based on observation, analysis and conversations with stakeholders around the world. It also draws on examples and practical cases from the destinations’ members of the Creative Tourism Network.

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This paper draws on observation and reflections about the evolution of societal inclusion through new forms of creative and niche tourism, accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Couret, C. (2020), "Creative tourism – providing the answers to a more inclusive society", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes , Vol. 12 No. 6, pp. 747-751. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-07-2020-0072

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Our cultural foundation has been designing and producing cultural activities and events for over three decades , from (small-scale) acoustic concerts, to (macro) international festivals.

Our team is composed by EXPERTS who also LOVE and perfectly KNOW every little corner of the city as well as worthy experiences to share with your customers.

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As founders of the pioneering Barcelona Creative Tourism platform and Creative Tourism Network® , we perfectly know the needs and aspirations of passionate travelers who are seeking to experience the grandeur of authenticity at competitive prices.

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No. Barcelona Creative Tourism is a non-for-profit platform managed by a group of experts in creative tourism, whose mission is to advise, select and promote the best creative tourism experiences and services in Barcelona. Up to you to contact and book directly with the providers. We do not charge any commission. 

It depends on the activities. Please, contact each entity.

They can really be of all kinds! From a two-hours cooking class to a week-crafts workshop, passing through a professional music or photography master-class. Their common criteria are: authenticity, quality, Km0 culture, their targets to both locals and tourists, and adaptability to make your dream-com-true, for a low budget.

  • The Barcelona Creative Tourism platform has been the first creative tourism platform created in the world at a city level (2004).  Its founders then created the  Creative Tourism Network® to foster the creative offers promotion and the destination networking at an international level. 
  • As a non-for-profit platform, our selection is exclusively motivated by the quality, authenticity, creativity and adaptability of the experiences, activities and services. They respond to the standards of quality imposed by the  Creative Tourism Network®.
  • We are both Barcelonian lovers and creative tourism experts who will do our best to make your – creative – dream come true in our city and its surroundings?

No, they are disseminated in different districts to offer you a like-a-local experience, as well as in its surroundings. We also recommend you a countryside creative experience at VisitEmpordanet.

Of course, we will analyse them, but you can also contact us previously for any inquiry or suggestion.

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Creative and relational tourism in Barcelona

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Barcelona presents an ideal-typical case of the development of creative tourism. The city has become a leading player in creative tourism development for a number of reasons, including:  the current model of mass tourism development has begun to falter, stimulating a search for alternative models that articulate with everyday life and local creativity  the relatively closed nature of the cultural sector in the city has positioned creative tourism as a potential avenue for networking and knowledge exchange  Frequent repeat visits have stimulated tourists to seek out new areas of the city and new ways of experiencing the city. This has also been a source of contact between locals and tourists, which has been an important factor in introducing local creativity to visitors. This paper analyses the development of cultural and creative tourism in Barcelona, particularly emphasising the crisis caused by the success of the original cultural tourism model. The emergence of creative tourism is analysed as a movement stimulated by, and positioned in opposition to, the traditional tourism model and established tourism regime. The development of cultural and creative tourism over time has not only extended the ‘reach’ of tourism into new areas of the city, but has also created new relationships between locals and visitors. This evolution can been seen as a shift from experience based models of tourism, which Onni (2012) characterises as being non-relational and temporally limited, to relational modes of creative tourism, which are based on informal networks, weak ties and shared interests. The paper also considers the further implications of the emergence of alternative informal circuits of tourism in the city, especially as these imply different concepts of value, and the development of relational capital in addition to or in place of economic capital.

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Maria Abril Sellarés

This article analyzes the relationship between creative tourism and intercultural interaction. The research took place in Barcelona, a city that has become, during the last three decades (1990-2020), a renowned international urban destination. El Raval, a central and multicultural neighbourhood, is the most serious example of a neighbourhood in the city that has experienced rapid tourism growth and pressure. Given the city’s wholesale adoption of the co-creation of place, some of the criteria of creative tourism experiences have been used to determine a baseline of engagement attitudes and behaviours of residents and visitors in El Raval neighbourhood. A special emphasis has been given to the role of social media, and how it might affect the relationship between residents and visitors from a creative tourism point of view. The authors created a specific survey which was distributed online to residents and visitors. The results of this study show different perceptions between residen...

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This paper provides an overview of the contributions to special issue of the Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice entitled „Exploring Creative Tourism‟. Creative tourism has grown rapidly in the past decade, reflecting the growing desire of consumers to develop their own creative potential and to attach themselves to creative networks, as well as the need for creative producers, cities and regions to profile themselves in an increasingly crowded global market. The case studies in the special issue examine creative tourism in a range of different contexts and present a range of models of creative tourism development in fields such as music, art, heritage and crafts. Creative tourism can therefore be viewed as a form of networked tourism, which depends on the ability of producers and consumers to relate to each other and to generate value from their encounters. Keywords: creativity, creative tourism, cultural tourism, creative experiences, network society

greg richards

Cultural tourism has been seen as one of the major growth areas in European tourism over the past decade, and is increasingly being seen as a major area of product development by tourism destinations in search of diversification. This paper brings together some of the existing evidence about the development of cultural tourism, largely based on research undertaken by the Association for Leisure and Tourism Education (ATLAS) in recent years. Particular attention is paid to what we can learn from the experience of Barcelona, which has re-invented itself as a cultural tourism destination and has become one of the new ‘cultural capitals’ of Europe. The Barcelona Model is discussed, along with the development of Barcelona as a city made by events, and the potential for the development of creative tourism.

In the past forty years the relationship between culture, economy and society has changed beyond recognition. Culture has grown beyond its original socialisation role to become the oil of the new economy and a vital reservoir of symbolic resources that feeds tourism production and consumption. Heritage has emerged as a force for urban and rural renewal and preservation, become a global industry in its own right. More recently the growth of the creative economy has been marked by the increasing intangibilisation of culture and heritage, as they have become vital markers of symbolic value. In the field of tourism, this change has been marked by the continued growth of cultural tourism, and the recent fragmentation of cultural tourism into a number of sub-fields, including film tourism, gastronomic tourism, festival tourism, etc. (Richards, 2001; Hjalager and Richards, 2002). The growing importance of creativity and intangible heritage in tourism has also been marked by the development of a specific sub-field of ‘creative tourism’ (Richards and Raymond, 2000). Creative tourism arguably represents a departure from traditional models of cultural and heritage tourism, moving away from tangible heritage as the key asset towards creative and symbolic capital. This paper examines the development of creative tourism in recent years, tracing its trajectory from a sub-field of cultural tourism towards an emerging field and philosophy of tourism.

Tourism & Management Studies

Rui Carvalho

Despite the rising number of creative tourism publications, creative tourism is still emerging as a recent research area. Its study ranges from urban cities to rural areas implicating different uses for creativity, culture, events, creative networks and the co-creation of experiences. This paper had the goal to focus on the main theoretical subjects of creative tourism as a research area. As a result, the authors pinpoint vital issues present in creative tourism literature even though its definition is still evolving. After a thorough literature review, the authors conceptualised three main theoretical contributions present in creative tourism literature: 1) creativity and its relation to tourism, (2) specialised consumption as a characteristic of the postmodern tourist and 3) the experience economy paradigm and co-creation. This study identifies the main theoretical underpinnings of creative tourism, which made this special interest tourism gain so much importance in recent years. Keywords: Creative tourism, creativity, specialized consumption, experience economy and co-creation.

Creativity has become increasingly important for the development of tourism in cities in recent years. As competition between cities grows, they increasingly seek to distinguish themselves through creative city and creative industries strategies. In the field of tourism, however, such strategies may arguably be counter-productive, as the race to produce distinction often results in cities adopting similar creative development models. In particular, many cities rely on the ideas of creativity ‘gurus’ such as Richard Florida and Charles Landry to provide creative solutions to a wide range of cultural, social and economic problems. However, by following such exogenous prescriptions, adopting forms of ‘fast policy’ and copying ideas from other ‘creative cities’, resulting in serial reproduction, unattractive to the vary tourists cities seek to attract. This paper examines the search for distinction through creativity, and analyses the development of different forms of ‘creative tourism’. It argues that the shift away from tangible to intangible competitive advantage is continuing, with a trend towards relational forms of tourism based on creativity and embedded knowledge.

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Creative tourism studies remain a newly developed field, pointing to changes in the consumption of tourism and culture while influencing how creativity and co-creation differentiate tourism supply through exploring the existential dimensions of creative experiences, the latter remaining an under-researched theme in the creative tourism literature. In addition, this type of tourism is presented as more responsible and sustainable than other types of massified forms of tourism. Building on a Bourdieusian approach, an updated version of Bourdieu’s main sociological thinking tools was used to analyse the creative habitus of both the supply and demand involved in the co-creation of creative tourism experiences. The authors developed 42 semi-structured interviews with creatives and creative tourists using the Loulé Criativo network in Portugal as a case study and applied qualitative techniques for the data treatment. The results showed that the creative habitus could move successfully between fields, expressing a sustainable agency towards creative tourism consumption. Autodidactism is important for skill development and knowledge replication resulting from the co-creation of creative experiences. The creative habitus, endowed with intercultural and creative capital, is characterized by self-education and ecological awareness where co-creation and coexistence with other creative people enhance the development and replication of creative competencies outside the tourism field.

Victoria Sánchez

Creative city policies have been critically assessed at length. Nevertheless, the bottom-up initiatives that go beyond and challenge the meaning and uses of creativity that underpin creative city policies, have received less attention. Thus, the aim of this paper is to study the nature of local Socially Innovative Initiatives (Moulaert; MacCallum; Mehmood & Hamdouch, 2013) developed in the socio-cultural field and their capacity to counterbalance the tendency towards a market rationality in urban cultural affairs. We examine this problem through a significant case study: the community-managed socio-cultural centre Can Batll o opened in 2011 in an old industrial neighbourhood of Barcelona. By analysing this case we propose to explore how and to what extent Socially Innovative Initiatives offer alternatives to creative city policies focusing on the production of socio-cultural services and innovation in governance and decision-making processes. We have collected data using qualitative methods that include observation, in-depth interviews and the study of documentary sources.

Creating and Managing Experiences in Cultural Tourism

Tiago Vinagre de Castro

Paper presented at the International Conference on Creative Tourism, Barcelona December, 9th - 10th 2010. Creative tourism is a concept that only formally defined a decade ago, but in the intervening years it has seen a significant growth worldwide. The range of presentations at this conference on different creative tourism programmes from all corners of the globe is a clear indication of how widespread it now is. In this presentation I will try and set out some of the reasons for this growth, the different forms of creative tourism that have developed and the challenges that remain for those involved in this new sector of tourism. My basic argument is that the growth of creative tourism has been driven by both production and consumption related forces, and that the maximum benefit can be derived by creatively combining the efforts of both producers and consumers to develop new experiences that both engage and transform participants and host communities alike.

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Barcelona Joins UNWTO’s Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

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Barcelona Joins UNWTO’s Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

  • 19 Jan 2022

UNWTO has welcomed the Barcelona Tourism Observatory into its growing International Network of Sustainable Observatories (INSTO).

Tourism is one of the leading economic sectors for the city of Barcelona and the surrounding region, responsible for more than 10% of local GDP. The Barcelona Tourism Observatory (BTO) will work to help guide the sector towards greater sustainability. As with other members of the INSTO initiative, the observatory will provide data and analysis to be used to guide evidence-based decision making. This will help Destination Barcelona better deal with the recovery of tourism and in the long run with the large tourist numbers and ensure the sector is managed in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Commenting, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “We warmly welcome Barcelona into our growing global network of observatories. As one of the world’s leading destinations, the Observatory can help Barcelona better manage its tourism sector, recovering and growing back more sustainably for the benefit of visitors and residents alike.”

We warmly welcome Barcelona into our growing global network of observatories

For Turisme de Barcelona, the President of the Executive Committee, Eduard Torres, said the development “reinforces the importance of Barcelona’s international role in the field of tourism knowledge as well as positioning us to make even more progress towards sustainability across our sector”. According to Mr. Xavier Marcé, Councillor for Tourism and Creative Industries of the City Hall of Barcelona, being part of the network “will help the Barcelona City Council in making data-based decisions to achieve the goals of managing the visitor economy within the parameters of sustainability of local economy, as well as increasing the return and benefits to citizens." Núria Marín, the President of the Barcelona Provincial Council, similarly noted the “the need to link the city of Barcelona with the rest of the province of Barcelona under the concept of Destination Barcelona to analyze the wider reality of tourism activity.”

The Barcelona Tourism Observatory is supported by Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and Turisme de Barcelona. This is the fourth Observatory in Spain, after Canary Islands, Navarra and Mallorca, and brings the worldwide total to 31.

About INSTO

The UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) was created in 2004 with the main objectives to support the continuous improvement of sustainability and resilience in the tourism sector through systematic, timely and regular monitoring of tourism performance and to connect dedicated destinations, helping them to exchange and improve knowledge and understanding about destination-wide resource use and the responsible management of tourism.

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Shared knowledge is an essential tool in addressing the debate on tourism in the city. In this section, data is being made available to citizens, entities, companies and administrations.

Infographic tourist activity. February 2024

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Annual Report on Tourism Activity. Year 2023. Capsule 2.

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Perceptions of tourism in the city 2023

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Annual Report of the Tourist Activity 2023, which collects the data of supply of accommodation, tourist demand and infrastructures, on the profile and expenditure and on the assessment of tourists, public opinion, the labor market and the sustainability of the Destination Barcelona.

Annual report that presents the main data on tourist activity in Barcelona. Observatori del Turisme a Barcelona: ciutat i regió

Presentation of the results of a study on tourist characterisation and profiles. Its main aim is to identify the profiles and habits of tourists spending the night in Barcelona. 

Presentation of results of a survey conducted among Barcelona residents on perceptions of tourism in the city and opinions of current affairs and tourist habits. Department of Opinion Surveys at Barcelona City Council.

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PHILIPPINE CREATIVE TOURISM CONGRESS 2023

Mabuhay! The Department of Tourism in partnership with the Creative Tourism Network, based in Barcelona, Spain is spearheading the development of Creative Tourism in the Philippines. As Creative Tourism is a form of travel that places an emphasis on engaging tourists with “co-creation’ with local culture, arts, and heritage at the forefront, this type of tourism has gained popularity in recent years as more and more travelers seek meaningful and authentic experiences that go beyond traditional tourist attractions. The Philippines with its magnitude of cultural assets, traditions and experiences can definitely take the global stage in Creative Tourism. Join us as at the Philippine Creative Tourism Congress from December 6 to 8, 2023 in the magnificent and vibrant province of Negros Occidental and immerse yourself in enlightening plenary sessions and engaging breakout sessions featuring activators from across the country. Together, we will unveil the boundless potential of the Philippines, showcasing its cultural richness from Luzon, Visayas, to Mindanao, positioning them as prime destinations in Asia for Creative Tourism. Be part of this distinguished event and contribute to the collective narrative shaping the Philippines as a cultural epicenter for genuine and enriching travel encounters.

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Harmony of Art and Ideas: The PCTC Unveils in Bacolod City's Vibrant Art District

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The Philippine Creative Tourism Congress is set to unfold in the dynamic and inspiring Art District, nestled in the heart of Bacolod City. This contemporary art space has emerged as a catalyst for broadening the discourse and possibilities within the realm of art. Established 18 years ago, the Art District originated as an artist-run selling gallery in 2005 with the vision of establishing a market accessible to Negrense artists. Over time, its focus has evolved from a market-oriented perspective to nurturing the growth of young artists in Negros Occidental. The Plenary sessions will take place in the district’s main gallery hall, the vibrant Orange Project, while breakout sessions are slated for distinctive spaces such as the Naranja Residency, Block 17, The Grey Room, and various other areas that truly encapsulate a spirit of creativity and artistic expression.

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Empowering Creative Tourism: The Philippines' Dynamic Partnership with the Creative Tourism Network

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Embarking on an exciting journey, the Philippines takes center stage in shaping the narrative of Creative Tourism through a strategic partnership with the Creative Tourism Network (CTN), facilitated by the Department of Tourism and under the visionary leadership of CEO Caroline Couret. This collaboration, grounded in a shared commitment to innovation, positions creative tourism as a key driver in attracting the discerning new generations of travelers while concurrently nurturing a robust value chain for our diverse and culturally rich territories. Operating as a non-profit organization, the Creative Tourism Network extends its influence beyond traditional boundaries. It actively supports academic research, spearheads educational initiatives through the Creative Tourism Academy, and annually celebrates outstanding Ethic Codes and Best Practices through the prestigious Creative Tourism Awards. The Philippines, as a proud partner country of the CTN through the Department of Tourism, is geared up to maximize this collaboration. We are dedicated to amplifying the development of Creative Tourism by leveraging our multifaceted and vibrant assets. More than just a partner, the Philippines serves as a melting pot where creativity, culture, and tourism seamlessly converge, promising immersive experiences that break boundaries and resonate on a global scale.

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    There are generally exclusive for those may concern the object of their travel but are used to explore new destinations. To know further about creative tourism we highly recommend you to visit Creative Tourism Network® Journalists interested in receiving our press releases are invited to send an e-mail to: [email protected]

  9. Barcelona, Espanya

    Barcelona, Espanya Creat el 2005, Barcelona Creative Tourism va ser la primera plataforma de turisme creatiu del món. Té com a objectiu oferir als visitants l'oportunitat de descobrir la ciutat de Barcelona i els seus voltants d'una manera creativa, interactuar amb els locals i sentir-se com a propis locals.

  10. Creative Tourism Network: Official Channel

    The Creative Tourism concept appeared in the 2000's. This new way of discovering a foreign culture by experiencing it, has been growing increasingly for the last decade. Therefore, the aim of ...

  11. Creative tourism in Barcelona

    Creative tourism in Barcelona, which began to develop and get promoted a few years ago, allows visitors to enjoy the city in a rather original way. More than 20,000 visitors arrive at Ciudad Condal each year to engage in some form of creative activity, taking advantage of the artistic atmosphere the city breathes. It boasts a varied offering of ...

  12. The Creative Tourism Network® will dedicate the World Tourism Day, to

    The Creative Tourism Network® will dedicate the World Tourism Day (September 27) to Creative Tourism and Staycation: As this date can be seen as a return to certain tourist activity in both hemispheres, the Creative Tourism Network® proposes to virtually connect the experiences lived locally on each of its CreativeFriendly labeled destinations .

  13. Creative tourism

    Caroline Couret (Creative Tourism Network, Barcelona, Spain) Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes. ISSN: 1755-4217. Article publication date: 2 December 2020. Issue publication date: 15 December 2020. Downloads. 561 Abstract. Purpose. This paper aims to provide an overview of the short-term impact of COVID19 on the new tourism paradigm ...

  14. Services

    The Barcelona Creative Tourism platform has been the first creative tourism platform created in the world at a city level (2004). Its founders then created the Creative Tourism Network® to foster the creative offers promotion and the destination networking at an international level. As a non-for-profit platform, our selection is exclusively ...

  15. Creative industries

    Barcelona is the hub for creative activities in Catalonia. Creative activities account for over 160,000 jobs potentially linked to this sector in 2021, which represents 14.3% of employment in the city and half of creative employment in Catalonia (52.2%). The core of the city's creative industries generates a turnover of more than €10 billion ...

  16. Group & B2B

    The Barcelona Creative Tourism platform has been the first creative tourism platform created in the world at a city level (2004). Its founders then created the Creative Tourism Network® to foster the creative offers promotion and the destination networking at an international level. As a non-for-profit platform, our selection is exclusively ...

  17. Creative and relational tourism in Barcelona

    Barcelona presents an ideal-typical case of the development of creative tourism. The city has become a leading player in creative tourism development for a number of reasons, including: the current model of mass tourism development has begun to falter, stimulating a search for alternative models that articulate with everyday life and local creativity the relatively closed nature of the ...

  18. Barcelona Joins UNWTO's Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

    19 Jan 2022. UNWTO has welcomed the Barcelona Tourism Observatory into its growing International Network of Sustainable Observatories (INSTO). Tourism is one of the leading economic sectors for the city of Barcelona and the surrounding region, responsible for more than 10% of local GDP. The Barcelona Tourism Observatory (BTO) will work to help ...

  19. Data and studies

    Statistics and surveys. Annual report 2023. Annual Report of the Tourist Activity 2023, which collects the data of supply of accommodation, tourist demand and infrastructures, on the profile and expenditure and on the assessment of tourists, public opinion, the labor market and the sustainability of the Destination Barcelona. Capsule 1. Capsule 2.

  20. Creative Tourism Network® (@creativetourism)

    Something went wrong. There's an issue and the page could not be loaded. Reload page. 2,383 Followers, 2,899 Following, 610 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Creative Tourism Network® (@creativetourism)

  21. Creative Tourisms PH

    The Department of Tourism in partnership with the Creative Tourism Network, based in Barcelona, Spain is spearheading the development of Creative Tourism in the Philippines. As Creative Tourism is a form of travel that places an emphasis on engaging tourists with "co-creation' with local culture, arts, and heritage at the forefront, this ...