Wednesday, December 28

Creative Tourism Award: Best Creative Residency 2016

What a wonderful surprise! Our farm, inn & cooking school La Tavola Marche has just been honoured & recognized by the Creative Tourism Awards for Best Creative Residency 2016 for our innovative & sustainable tourism efforts. We are blushing a bit & stammering for words...how did they ever hear of our little farmhouse?! 

I'll share with you what they sent:
The Jury highlighted the quality, originality and sustainability of La Tavola Marche as well as its engagement for the experiential tourism.

The Jury of the Creative Tourism Awards particularly appreciated the authentic and elegant experiences designed by La Tavola Marche though which the travellers can enjoy the art of living and the uniqueness of Le Marche area.
With its wide array of activities aimed to very diverse targets, La Tavola Marche contributes to the development of a sustainable tourism offer.
The Jury underlined the balance between the quality based on a strong professional background, and the human generosity brought by the owners’ personal involvement in this project.

Created by the Creative Tourism Network, the Creative Tourism Awards  aim to reward companies, projects and destinations worldwide that foster the creative tourism, a new generation of tourism, characterized by the active participation of the tourists in artistic and creative activities.

Internationally recognized for its action in favor of a more innovative and sustainable tourism, the Creative Tourism Network® works with a panel of prestigious experts headed by the Professor Greg Richards, co-inventor of the creative tourism concept, in order to determine and guarantee respect of the Best Practices of the Creative Tourism.


Hence, the international jury of the Creative Tourism Awards selected five, among more than hundreds of initiatives and destinations from twenty-eight countries, that highlight for their commitment to this emerging sector. The Jury particularly appreciated the authenticity and creativity of the proposals, as well as their promoters’ interest in involving the locals and the tourists in the production of the experiences.


Based on the criteria of quality, originality, innovation and sustainability, the prizes were awarded to:

Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development 2016: VisitEstonia   (Estonia)
Best Creative Destination 2016: Pafos Region - (Cyprus)
Best Creative Travel Agency 2016: Human Connections (Mexico)
Best Creative Residency 2016: La Tavola Marche (Italy)
Best Creative Experience 2016: The Place  (Cyprus)



WOW! Like I said, we are a bit speechless... A very sincere thank you to this fantastic international organisation (based in Barcelona) led by the amazing Caroline Couret in there endless efforts of fostering & promoting creative tourism around the world. We share similar ideas of sustainable tourism - in the simplicity of connecting travellers to the local life, food & culture in a honest authentic way. Well, we couldn't be prouder - Grazie Mille, Thank you Creative Tourism Network!
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