Open call 24/02/20

Create unforgettable experiences // T-Labs

About

Do you know the feeling when you come back from vacation and you are a completely different person? Has anyone changed your view of life during your travels? Experiences change who we are. If you want people who visit your city experience something similar, this workshop is here for you.

Learn the co-creation method to help you create a contemporary tourist product or service. Learn to work in a team, make decisions, effectively test an idea and creatively solve problems or opportunities and communicate successfully. T-Labs is part of Transformative tourism in European Capitals of Culture project and it will take place from March 10 – 12 in Kasárne/Kulturpark.

The workshop will be led by a foreign tourism expert who will help you to understand how unforgettable experiences are created. Our goal is for you to take the knowledge from the workshop and apply it when creating your own business model for your tourism product or service.

The program is in English, admission is free, but capacity is limited, so sign up as soon as possible. We will select 30 participants from the candidates. In the end, you will receive a certificate in the co-creation method. Participants whose product or service will be chosen for the final itinerary will receive a free promotion from international bloggers who will come to Košice to test the final product. 

Leave an unforgettable experience in your visitors through your product or service.

Please complete this form by February 24th.

Is this workshop for you?

If you are interested in presenting our culture, art, gastronomy to those who do not know it and also want to meet new people with different backgrounds, apply! It is a chance to show how it works in your community, offer your tourism services, innovate them and present your unique hobby or craft. If you want to leave a unique impression on people who come to your city, this is your opportunity.

What is the goal?

The goal of the workshop is:

  • a common tourism product with a focus on a transformative experience;
  • developing and improving personal skills (teamwork, sense of initiative, problem-solving, critical thinking, etc.);
  • the creation of a tourism platform and network at local and international level;
  • mapping of resources, products and services, activities and experiences related mainly to cultural, natural and gastronomic heritage, wellness and sport;
  • create a stepping stone for open discussion and future planning and direction of tourism development.

Lecturer

Simona Polli is an expert in tourism product development, destination marketing and tourism management from Italy. Her extensive 10-year experience in tourism includes working and consulting products for travellers in destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and Fiji. At present, she focuses on destination marketing, tourism product creation and event management and especially adventure, responsible and transformative tourism.

Timeline

  • DDLN for application: 24th of February
  • Selection: 2nd of March
  • Workshop: 10th until 12th of March

     

    This project has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020).

Sign up until 24th of February and co-create unforgettable experiences for tourists with other participants.