Giovanna’s Blogtour

Giovanna is a tour guide who loves her land and was asked by the mayor of Cividale to organize an innovative promotion campaign. The project will tell on social networks the typical “Friulan” characteristics, with photographs of places and traditions and interviews with the locals. For this task, Giovanna is gathering a group of international bloggers, so if you want to contribute to this venture, bring your smartphone and your ability to observe and tell the memorable experience, the administrators of Cividale del Friuli will know how to reward you!

Artès and BITESP for the development of experiential tourism in Italy

After the tremendously successful first edition, the BITESP will take place once again this year. This International Experiential Travel Trade Show will be held in Venice from November 25 through 27. As one of the leading organizations of experiential tourism in Italy, Artès has been chosen as the Training of Innovation Partner of BITESP 2019. Artès and BITESP partner up to promote experiential tourism in Italy. You can read more about it here.    What is BITESP 2019? BITESP 2019 … Read More

What should not be missing in your next experiential travel package in Italy- Part 2

Nowadays, many travelers seek out experiences rather than exclusive accommodations and comfort. Their mindset is that memories are worth more than things. This is a trend that opens up a wide range of opportunities for travel agents like you. Experiential travel in Italy, too, has gone through a huge boom in recent years. While at first, this was just a tiny newcomer in an oversaturated travel market, experiential travel journeys are now well established as a valuable travel industry niche. … Read More

Sicily: 2 experiential tourism Stories that American incoming operators already love

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily grows in popularity as a travel destination every year. Especially Americans of Italian (Sicilian) descent get more and more interested in visiting the birthplace of their ancestors. For example, the following two stories have been selected by an American Tour Operator that will organize an educational test in Sicily right before meeting Artès team at the TTG trade show in Rimini. This clearly shows that experiential tourism in Sicily is on the … Read More

What Should Not Be Missing in Your Next Experiential Travel Package in Italy – Part 1

The rise of experiential tourism is one of the most noteworthy travel trends this year. More and more travelers seek out fun experiences rather than fancy hotels or exotic beach locations. Memories are made of experiences, after all, so this is a normal, perhaps even long overdue, evolution in the travel industry. Italy with its ancient history, rich cultural heritage and phenomenal cuisine is one of the world’s best destinations for experiential travel journeys. In fact, most travel experiences in … Read More

2026 Winter Olympics: Opportunities in Italy for Experiential Travel Operators

At the end of June, it was announced that Italy has won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Beating the only other candidate, which was Sweden, Italy now prepares to welcome the athletes and their entourage, but also spectators and sports enthusiasts alike. Italy Will Host the 2026 Winter Olympics Specifically, the 2026 Winter Olympics will take place in Northern Italy, the hosting venues shared by Milan, the region’s economic capital, and Cortina d’Ampezzo, a major ski resort. … Read More

Matera, Capital of Culture 2019 in a Day: Is Quality Experiential Tourism at Risk?

Although usually it’s the more famous cities that get designated as the European Capital of Culture for a certain year, sometimes the award goes to less-known destinations. Matera is the Capital of Culture in 2019, a destination in Italy that exists in the shadows of its much better-known counterparts like Milan, Rome or Venice. Yet, the city has much to offer. Matera: Capital of Culture 2019 Although virtually unknown to many, if not most, visitors to Italy, the Matera is … Read More

LGBT Travel: the Love for Tourism Experience in Italy

Last June was LGBT Pride Month in countless countries, from the USA and Japan to Germany and, of course, Italy. Numerous events, celebrations and parades took place all over the world, attracting millions of people to many LGBT friendly travel destinations. An acronym of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and sometimes also Queer, LGBT(Q) stands for the community of people that aren’t heterosexual in the traditional sense of the word. About 7% of adults say that they identify as being part … Read More

Artès and BITESP together to develop experiential tourism in Italy

Artès, the well-known Professional Experiential Tourism organization in Italy, is excited to announce to have been selected as Training and Innovation Partner by BITESP – Borsa Italiana del Turismo Esperienziale – the first trade show entirely dedicated to incoming experiential tourism. In order to help tourism and passionate professionals to develop their skills in the industry and expand the experiential tourism offer in Italy, Artès and BITESP have launched a series of “training tours” that will take place in different … Read More

Bike riding in Tuscany: an example of unique experiences from the heart of Val D’Orcia

There is no doubt that Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations for both Italian and foreign visitors when it comes to picking memorable experiences, especially if they love bike riding. Understanding why is quite simple: there are countless opportunities to live unique experiences in Tuscany as they range from the discovery of local cuisine to the possibility of dive into both its natural and urban unique landscapes. The ever-changing modern market poses a new challenge to those who … Read More

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