Cultural Tourism

With the remarkable variety of cultural heritage across Europe, the onset of globalisation offers significant opportunities for economic growth. A large part of that heritage is represented in the collections of European museums, which draw tourists from across Europe and around the world. The huge influx of tourists that museums attract is one of their most important contributions to local economies, and is becoming a growing industry in Europe at large.

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Recent News in Cultural Tourism

Rising visitor numbers at Italian museums News, Cultural Tourism, Museums as Social Agents, Audience Development

29.07.2016 | The number of museum visits in the first four months of 2016 increased by 1 million compared to the same period of the previous year.
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Call for Applications: European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and Europa Nostra Awards 2017 News, EU Culture Policy, Urban Development, Projects & Calls, Learning, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Tourism

20.06.2016 | The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards recognise outstanding heritage achievements in Europe by architects, heritage experts or craftsmen, teachers, volunteers or even schools.
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Call for best practices: Demonstrate the impact of culture News, Projects & Calls, Urban Development, Cultural Tourism, Cultural Creativity, Intercultural Dialogue, Museum Management

06.05.2016 | Examples and best practices are invited to be contributed to the research for a study for the European Economic and Social Committee of the EU on Culture, Cities and Identity.
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