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), 3-6 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, Heritage and Thermal Sites”
Caceres (Spain), 26-27 February 2018
International Conference. Cultural Routes & Heritage, Tourism & Rural Development
Under the framework of the Erasmus+ Strategic Association (Cultour+), a joint team from the University of Extremadura and the City Government of Casar de Cáceres has unearthed a milestone, from the ancient roman silver way (Via de la Plata), crossing the west of Spain from Seville to Gijon and has restituted it to its possible[…]
In the course of the project Cultour+ Time Heritage undertook a number of dissemination activities. Social Media We have inaugurated and regularly update the Facebook page Thermal Tourism in Europe (https://www.facebook.com/Cultourplus.info.en/notifications/) The page helps contact between communities and individuals interested in Thermal Tourism either as social agents or as entrepreneurs or even as tourists and[…]
In the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this congress will gather world experts in cultural routes and tourism management in Cultural Routes and sites. It has a special interest in consider sustainable cultural tourism as local development and a source of quality employment opportunities. Concerns on threats will also be present and fires meanzing cultural[…]
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[…]