What We Do
European cultural routes and heritage represent a resource for innovation, creativity, small business creation, and cultural tourism products and services development. The promotion of cultural tourism is a logical next step in developing Cultural Routes since this type of tourism builds on the uniqueness and authenticity of remote destinations, local knowledge, skills, traditions and heritage. CULTOUR+ is a Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in the field of Higher Education with the mission of coaching and fostering innovative and creative business ideas in cultural management for pilgrimage and religious cultural and thermal tourism (lodgement services, guiding services, museums, complementary activities to pilgrimage and thermal experiences, souvenirs designing, etc.) We look for committed entrepreneurs to foster and coach their ideas and offer high quality university training and education to transfer to their business ideas and professional expertise.
Cultour+ Summer School 2016
Nice to meet you in Cáceres (University of Extremadura, Spain) in the Cultour+ International Summer School. We are very glad and grateful to have you here, interested and interesting people from so many countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgary, Greece, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Spain).
Cultour+ Summer School 2017
The course take place in the Douro World Heritage landscape. Is designed to build capacity in fundamental principles and techniques for interpreting cultural and natural heritage and landscape, doing adequate cultural mediation and tour guiding.
Cori (Italy), 3-4 November 2017
International Conference. Cultural Management and Governance for European Pilgrimage Routes and Religious Tourism. “Creativity and innovation for cultural and tourism management in European Pilgrimage Routes and Heritage Sites”
Fiuggi (Italy), 6 November 2017
International Conference. Cultural Management and Governance for European Thermal Tourism. “Creativity and innovation for cultural and tourism management in European Thermal Routes and Sites”
08/06/2017 Advancing in all fronts! All Cultour+ teams continue their work slowly but firmly, building up a network, connecting ideas and people, involving in joint actions, researching and diagnosing, fostering governance in cultural routes, designing educational tools, coaching entrepreneurs, disseminating the project and the regional cultural routes in congresses. This is what Cultour+ is[…]
Project description The present global situation, with economic crises affecting many countries and regions, has had a negative impact on the availability of employment opportunities for qualified people. This has led a growing number of people to consider entrepreneurship as an avenue towards employment seeking out agencies and organisations to help them realise their business[…]
Pilgrims going on a pilgrimage tour or tourists seeking healing and relaxation at thermal springs and spas are special categories of travelers, involving a certain level of spirituality, interest in the cultural ambience and, sometimes, special needs. They constitute, thus, special clientele and need quite a good support on the information and services’ level. The[…]
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At the edge of the Silesian province, in the south of Poland, on the Visla River lies the town of Czestochowa. On the limestone hill is situated the church with the monastery of Jasna Góra. The hill rises to a height of 340 m. The main purpose of visiting the sanctuary [A 15th-century Gothic chapel][…]
Proceedings from an International Cultour+ Summer School carried out between the 13th and the 15th of July 2016 hosted by the University of Extremadura in Cáceres. Under the medieval citadel, a World Heritage Site, participants let deploy their knowledge and ideas on how to transform pilgrimage routes and thermal spas into pillars for the sustainable[…]
In Portugal two teams are active in the CULTOUR+ project, one in Viseu and another in Vila Real. So when they had to choose a pilgrim road to work on, the choice was made very easily: the Portuguese Pilgrimage Inside Way to Santiago de Compostela, a relatively new tourist route. Brief History of the Ancient[…]
Cross Forest is one out of six cultural pilgrim routes analysed within the framework of the project Cultour+. Project Cultour+ No. 2015-1-ES01-KA203-016142 “Innovation and Capacity Building in Higher Education for Cultural Management, Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism in European Cultural Routes” is an Erasmus Strategic Partnership of universities, local governments, SMEs and NGOs, that, following the[…]
The article focuses on three essential topics of deliberations. The first one is the characteristics of tourism as a mass mobility not for work or change of residence purposes. The second part is the general analysis of tourism as a social phenomenon as also the analysis of tourist industry in Poland and in the world.[…]
Between digital and physical identities: Uses of ICT by Greek spa establishments as points for analysing perceptions of cultural heritage and economic development
The paper deals with some examples of ICT use by spa establishments in northern Greece in comparison to the spas’ actual situation and development potential. Particular emphasis is put on how thermalism and cultural heritage are perceived, represented and promoted in the spas’ websites, and on how the comparison between the spas’ digital and physical[…]