The 15th Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe

Event date
October 19-22, 2022
Short description
The 15th Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe will be held in Krk, Croatia, on 19-22 October 2022,
with overall theme:

Relaunching European Tourism through Cultural Heritage and Digitalisation
​​The 15th ECTN conference with main theme 'Relaunching European Tourism through Cultural Heritage and Digitalisation' will discuss the latest trends in the field of culture, heritage and sustainable tourism, including innovation, digitalisation, creativity and cultural tourism product development. The emphasis will be on the important role of cultural heritage and digitalisation in relaunching the European tourism, following the pandemic crisis since 2020. It is aimed to have a real event in Croatia.

The conference aims to explore major challenges, risks and opportunities for sustainable and responsible tourism development related to culture and heritage assets, as well as suggest practical steps for the development and promotion of cultural tourism products. The theme encompasses all forms of culture, including contemporary cultural expressions and all forms of cultural heritage.
Presenters are invited to showcase relevant experience, share their best practices, give detailed examples and provide practical recommendations to preserving, restoring, deploying and promoting culture and heritage values, with innovations for sustainable and responsible tourism development. The relaunching of European tourism sector is of particular interest in the 2022 Conference.

The conference is organised in close cooperation with ECTN members.

Other Information:

  • There will be no delegate fees for selected presenters attending the Conference (one person per selected presentation)
  • Participants, including selected presenters will have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. ECTN cannot cover travel expenses.
  • Abstracts and presentations accepted by the Programme Committee of the Conference  may be published online with author's approval.
  • A post-conference study tour in Krk/Rijeka is being planned and selected presenters will be invited.
  • The Awards ceremony of the ECTN prize for ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2022’ will take place in conjunction the Conference. The 2022 ECTN Awards are in partnership with Europa Nostra, the European Travel Commission and NECSTouR, supported by the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and Interpret Europe - European Association for Heritage Interpretation.



ECTN is not responsible for arranging visas for delegates or journalists to attend the Conference.

Geographical focus
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
  • Humanities
Event type
  • Conference in EU/international

Entry created by Admin on August 25, 2022
Modified on August 25, 2022