Artès and BITESP together to develop experiential tourism in Italy
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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
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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

Airbnb invests in experiential tourism with the Matera 2019 Experience Academy
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Experiential tourism is a growing market: Italy makes no exception and Airbnb well understands that. The Experience Academy Airbnb just launched aims at indirectly developing an experiential tourism offer in Italy by training the people interested in it. The European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera, certainly offers a great opportunity for training in the tourism sector. The choice made by the U.S. giant is certainly not accidental: in Italy experiential tourism is tempting both domestic and incoming travel markets, resulting … Read More

Wedding Tourism in Italy: an experiential overview on the market
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Italy is a must destination for travelers and it comes with no surprise that people from all over the world, celebrities included, choose our country as the destination to celebrate the most important moments of their lives. Exclusive dreamy locations, romantic landscapes, breath-taking scenery awaits lovers and their guests in the Italian peninsula, creating room for the best wedding experience ever dreamed of. Wedding tourism refers to a travel offer addressed to people willing to travel abroad with the purpose … Read More

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

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