CREATOUR Project | 3rd International Conference on CREATIVE TOURISM


Dear Ms. / Mr.


The third International Conference of the CREATOUR project (Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas) will be held in Faro, in the Algarve region of PortugalOctober 23-25, 2019. 

 Entitled “Creative Tourism Dynamics: Connecting Travellers, Communities, Cultures, and Places”, the conference will promote knowledge sharing and reflection to better understand how to identify and reach creative travellers, how to better involve communities in the design and production of creative experiences, and how we can learn from initiatives being developed internationally.

 The conference is organized by the Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO) - University of Algarve within the project CREATOUR. The overall objective of CREATOUR is to develop and pilot an integrated approach and research agenda for creative tourism in small cities and rural areas. It involves 5 research centres working in collaboration with 40 creative tourism ‘pilots’ located throughout the Norte, Centro, Alentejo, and Algarve regions.

 We would like to ask you to share our event. We look forward to the opportunity to have several experts participating in this event, sharing experiences, perspectives, and ideas on some of the key issues we are addressing.

 Please see the call for paper attached. The registration fee is 95€.

 For any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Best regards,

Sónia Moreira Cabeça,

Sociologist, PhD

Organization Committee



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CREATOUR is a national three-year project (2016-2019) to develop and pilot an integrated approach for creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal, combining multidisciplinary research with the development of a network of creative tourism pilots. CREATOUR promotes human-scaled, interactive, creative tourism activities, building from local cultural traditions, skills, knowledge, and emerging artistic practices. It aims to contribute to the sustainable development of local communities across Portugal. More information is available at: