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Cultural Workshop in St. Kitts and Nevis

English: map of St. Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean

English: map of St. Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An interesting article from reports of the successful participation of a total of 55 cultural artists in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and culinary arts at a Cultural Workshop were the St. Kitts and Nevis Creative Industry Registry (SKNCIR) was introduced to them.

More info here.


China Kunshan Int’l Cultural Tourism Festival to open soon

Kunshan (昆山) 'old' town

Kunshan (昆山) ‘old’ town (Photo credit: thewamphyri)

The China Daily reports that the curtains will open on the 2013 China Kunshan International Cultural Tourism Festival, on April 26, in China’s foremost ‘water town’, Zhouzhuang, in Jiangsu province.

This year’s festival has an “Ecological tourism, beautiful Kunshan” theme and will have some really innovative activities, as well as an ecological tourism summit and forum, large bicycle travel event, industrial tourism along the Yangtze River, and a flower festival in the Tinglin Garden, to show the culture, history, an energetic modern face of Kunshan in an all-round way.

For more information can be found at the European Association of Folklore Festival page here.

The GR Reporter says there is a “Decline in cultural tourism in Greece”

Decline in cultural tourism in Greece

Despite the global importance of historical and cultural monuments in Greece, there is a decline in cultural tourism in the country. In addition to the beaches, the Acropolis, Delphi, the ancient theatres and archaeological sites are considered a major attraction for foreign visitors to Greece. However, according to foreign experts, they are presented to tourists in an unattractive way, which negatively affects the tourism business in the country. This explains the decline in the number of visits to places and sites of cultural and historical significance.

“People who come on holiday in Greece want to be entertained rather than educated,” said Johan Buchi, a special guest at the annual meeting of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies. He is the chairman of the German Association of Travel Agents (DVR) and he visited Athens as a sign of consolidation of the relations between the two countries. […]

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