P2020, POR Lisboa, POR Algarve, FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Creative Tourism Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas
CREATOUR is an incubator/demonstration and multidisciplinary research initiative, supporting collaborative research processes involving five research centres working with a range of cultural/creative organizations and other stakeholders located in small cities in the Norte, Centro, Alentejo and Algarve regions. 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 in Portugal, developing strong links within and amongst regions. Building on a twofold approach, CREATOUR intertwines Theory and Experimentation, combining multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological frameworks, cultural mapping, and benchmarking exercises with the development of an array of Pilots, or creative tourism case studies.
creative tourism, cultural and creative industries, tourism diversification, small city and rural economic development