Gelsenkirchen Ückendorf or where creative people bring new life to the city

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By Stefanie Rogg, European project manager on behalf of City of Gelsenkirchen Old facades that enchant adherents of Wilhelminian-style architecture, faceless post-war architecture, green niches and hidden entrances with surprising insights. Anyone walking along Bochumer Straße wanders through the history of Ückendorf, a city quarter in the south of Gelsenkirchen. If you walk too fast …

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How will we travel when we travel again?

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By Eva Vicent, Veuremón founding partner Tourism: one of the most affected industries by the coronavirus crisis According to the report of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in January 2020, tourism continued to grow in 2019, with an increase of 3.8% over the previous year, reaching the figure of 1.5 billion travelers in the world. …

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Košice TLab, 11th -12th March 2020

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Košice was ready to host the last TraCEs Co-Creation Tlab in march. What the organisation didn’t expect is a pandemic to come and a general European lockdown interfering in the celebration of such an expected event. The format of the workshop had to be adapted in the blink of an eye to a digital perspective, …

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How to conduct a workshop on responsible tourism during a pandemic

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Over several weeks, Creative Industry Košice (Cultour is Capital partner) were preparing a three-day workshop on transformative tourism – T-Labs – with an expert from Tuscany, Italy. Due to the changed circumstances in Slovakia and around the world, however, they found themselves in a situation where the lecturer could not come and meet them in person, …

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TraCEs Co-Creation TLabs give rise to new transformative travel experiences

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Tourism, culture, creation and eagerness to innovate have been the key to the success of TraCEs Co-Creation TLabs. 5 workshops in 5 European cities have welcomed the new initiative of Culture is Capital, a meeting point between professionals in the tourism sector and the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs) of each city to generate new …

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Matera TLab, 7th February 2020

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The city of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, was one of the five cities to held TraCEs Co-Creation Tlab with a great success of participation and results, last 7th of February. As Raffaele Vitulli, Materahub co-founder and project manager, explained: “Matera has become an international tourist destination in the past 30 years, thanks to …

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Burgos TLab, 4th February 2020

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The city of Burgos in Spain is currently working on its candidacy to be the European Capital of Culture by 2031, with it, the city has shown a strong will to project city’s cultural and tourism values, and even more in the field of transformative tourism. Thus, the idea of a TLab in which public …

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Gelsenkirchen TLab, 29th January 2020

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The city of Gelsenkirchen, in Ruhr area, welcomed the second TraCEs Co-Creation TLab gathering a mix of specialists from the fields of culture, creative industries, media, city representatives and travel companies in a worth mentioning venue, the “Daig” a coworking space on the Halfmannshof area, the network of creative quarters of national and international art …

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Rijeka TLab, 24th January 2020

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The city of Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, was the starting point for TraCEs Co-Creation TLabs. On the 24th of January, the Faculty of Economics and Business University of Rijeka called a very eclectic group of participants from tourist operators and tour guides, digital agencies, national parks and cities representatives, representatives of Croatian Commerce …

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Cultour is Capital, presented in FITUR

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Inmedia Solutions, partner in Cultour is Capital, assisted to the last edition of FITUR (Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair) to present Cultour is Capital project. From 22-26 of January 2020, Livia Paretti and Josep Maria Palau, co-founders of Inmedia, did their labor of introducing Cultour is Capital to a variety of cultural foundations, tourism offices, …

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