Culture, Sustainability, and Place:
Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development

11 to 13 October 2017
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal


Conference 2018

The CREATOUR 2nd International Conference "Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism" will be held June 7-9, 2018 in Braga (Universidade do Minho – Campus de Gualtar), Portugal.

Call for proposals are open until 20 February 2018.

► Proposals should be submitted at:

Please see the full call for proposals HERE.

More information about the conference programme, venue, transportation, etc here (updating website)

Conference 2017

The International Conference “The State of the Art in Creative Tourism: Leading Research | Advanced Practices | Future Trajectories” will be held June 1-2, 2017 in Curia (surroundings of Coimbra), Portugal.

The conference has two aims:
First, to bring together leading creative tourism researchers with creative tourism networks and practitioners to outline “the state of the art” – the main lines of research and key issues in both the research and practice of creative tourism. What is 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?
Second, to inform the development of a creative tourism network – CREATOUR – focusing on small cities and rural areas within the Norte, Centro, Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal. We are eager to learn from creative tourism efforts internationally that can advise the network’s development and the array of creative tourism practices to be conducted by the pilot initiatives within CREATOUR.

More information about the conference programme, venue, transportation, etc. here.