Artès partners with BITESP to develop experiential tourism
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Artès, well-known in Italy for being the point of reference in Itay for professional experiential tourism has recently signed and agreement as the Training and Innovation Partner of BITESP, the first Experiential Travel Trade Show in Italy BITESP will take place in Venice from November 25th to 27th, 2019 with the partecipation of hundreds of specialists exhibiting from all over Italy. This year, In addition to the organizaton of a series of professional workshops, the Artès Team will be in … Read More
Experience Supply & Distribution: Is Automation Better Than a Local and Specialised Partner?
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In the last few years, experiential tourism has seen a rapid rise in popularity. It’s essentially a countermovement against mass or traditional tourism, a niche market that focuses on hands-on experiences, meeting locals, and “slow travel”. As the experiential tourism industry continues to expand, more and more tour operators take notice. And if they aren’t yet, they really should pay attention to this modern trend, which will most likely only continue to balloon in the future. Experiential Tourism Supply and … Read More

Florence & Booking.com Together for Responsible Tourism: A step Towards Quality Tourism?
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Recently, the Municipality of Florence and popular accommodation booking site Booking.com established a partnership to encourage responsible tourism. This will promote sustainable tourism and best practices in Florence, as well as incentivize tour operators to avoid mass tourism. Mass Tourism Versus Responsible Tourism In many cities in Italy and southern Europe in general, mass tourism starts to cause major problems for the locals and tourists alike. Places like Dubrovnik in Croatia, Barcelona in Spain, and Venice, Florence and Rome in … Read More

Experiential tourism in Friuli Venezia Giulia: why you should add this hidden gem to your listing now
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Experiential tourism offering is at its best in the lesser known regions and locations. You may not have heard about Friuli Venezia Giulia yet but this destination’s reputation is going to change soon. Friuli Venezia Giulia is a hidden gem in Italy: here’s why your customers will be enchanted to visit it and why you should add it to your listing as the next best experiential tourism destination. A small compendium of the Universe This is how Ippolito Nievo, Italian … Read More

Experiential tourism in Bologna: going beyond the Tagliatelle to discover a whole new city
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If you are looking for a great example of experiential tourism in Bologna, look no further. In one of the episodes of the documentary series “Great Continental Railway Journeys” Michael Portillo, a famous BBC journalist, wanders through the streets of the historic center of Bologna and asks people where he can eat a good plate of “spaghetti alla bolognese”. People’s answer is hilarious. They look at him very surprised (almost horrified) and say: “No, “spaghetti alla bolognese” is not a … Read More

Experiential tourism ideas in Milan: 2019 celebrates the Year of Leonardo da Vinci
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Milan is one of those cities that can be made a much more interesting tourist destination through things like experiential tourism, and that is especially true this year. It will be the 500th year of Leonardo da Vinci’s death on 2 May 2019, and Milan is one of a myriad of cities putting on a host of events to celebrate the great Renaissance polymath, and of course, attract more tourists. Milan will be a great location for experiential tourism in … Read More

Sorrento supports operators in creating experiences: experiential tourism opportunities for “made-in-italy”
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  The Municipality of Sorrento has introduced an absolutely huge tax break to support local industry as part of their initiative “Made in Sorrento”, and this could be a complete game changer for experiential tourism in the area!   Mega tax break supports local artisans and experiential tourism   They have introduced a 30% reduction in taxes for local crafts workers and shops. The idea behind this is to help protect the local businesses from the threat of gigantic, multinationals … Read More

Spring season stories to live in Italy
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Spring in Italy is coming and so the desire to start traveling again: this shiny season pushes us naturally towards outdoor activities to enjoy the warm Italian sun, the buzzing nature, the scents and colors of the season. Italy is the ideal destination to organize outdoor activities and trips with friends and family while enjoying the Italian culinary traditions at the same time.

Matera & Naples: your customers best surprise for Easter
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Easter is coming soon and even if this festivity is well celebrated all over Italy, the Southern regions of our beautiful country show a particular affection to it. This year’s holidays happen to be very close to other celebrations here in Italy which makes the perfect excuse to enjoy Italy at its best: the clement weather, longer daylight, spring is coming along with buzzing air and shiny colours. What makes Easter time in Southern Italy so delightful? Let’s dive into … Read More

BIT 2019: international travel fair specialising in experiential tourism products
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The BIT 2019 Exhibition took place this year from 10-12 February in Fieramilanocity in the center of Milan. BIT is an annual international trade fair which brings together people, operators, businesses and others working in the tourism sector so everyone can learn more about what’s going on in the tourism sector, stay up to date, and of course, network. As usual, there were several thematic areas dedicated to certain aspects of experiential tourism. This year they included: A Bit of … Read More

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