Project Curioseaty

Curioseaty

Curioseaty is a discovery Nautical Tourism Route through Europe´s maritime heritage.

History, culture and tradition meet the present and the future, as Europe endures in its efforts to unveil the mysteries of the sea as a source of life, wealth and valuable resources for our European economies and societies of the 21st Century.

  • Connecting nautical sports to Europe's extraordinary maritime heritage

    Curioseaty is a discovery Nautical Tourism Route through Europe´s maritime heritage. The project seeks to connect our European nautical destinations to the cultural and historical values of our territories, adding new incentives to the practice of nautical sports: reviving the ancient, mysterious and adventurous world of European maritime civilizations and cultures, appealing to the passion of nautical practitioners for the Sea. Lead by the European Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations (FEDETON), the project is a European, Public-Private cooperation effort that is supported by the European Union. 

    As project Partner, Travelecoology will develop the business plan and marketing strategy of the Route, contributing our knowledge and expertise to its long-term success and sustainability.

  • A public-private co-operation effort to boost European coastal destinations and SMEs

    From the sea-shore remains of the theaters of the Roman Empire, to the sharp skills of Croatian ship builders that allowed Venice to establish control of the Adriatic Sea in the 9th century or the coastal towns that saw Portuguese and Spanish mariners depart in search of new worlds in the 15th and 16th century, the Route gives wings to a European travel adventure that revolves around the extraordinary history and cultural heritage of ancient and modern European maritime civilizations and societies.

    Nowadays, European coastal towns are a thriving, although often unknown, source of history and cultural traditions that speak of our ancient connections to the Oceans and the Seas. Together, they web an invisible network of maritime culture “hotspots” that comes alive in museums, living fishing communities, pantheons devoted to famous mariners, ports and harbors, historical sites, exhibitions…a melting pot of ancient, traditional and modern maritime customs and knowledge that touches the curiosity and spirit of any sea lover.

    Project Curioseaty aims to connect the great market potential of water sports to the inimitable European maritime heritage, appealing to the passion of nautical practitioners for the Sea. The Route will unveil such heritage and make it visible and accessible to nautical practitioners, signaling Europe as the best destination for the practice of water sports - not only for its existing, state-of-the-art nautical infrastructure - but also for offering to experience a world of maritime history and culture that is unique and can only be found in the Old Continent.

    Curioseaty will connect our European nautical destinations to the cultural and historical values of our territories, adding new incentives to the practice of nautical sports: reviving the ancient, mysterious and adventurous world of European maritime civilizations and mariners. The Route will flow at its inception along the coasts of SpainFranceItaly, Croatia and the Madeira Islands in Portugal, but the project will seek to engage other European coastal destinations in the future. Through the Project, European nautical destinations and tourism SMEs will be given tools and means to collectively improve their competitiveness through co-opetition, in the framework of an ambitious, European public-private partnership emerging under the leadership of the European Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations.

  • Project Curioseaty is a common effort of partner organizations from Spain, France, Portugal, Croatia and Italy with the support of the European Union, through the European Commission. 

    The project will run between August 1st 2014 and January 31st 2016 and has an overall budget of €199.900.

    Project partners:
    - Asociación Española de Estaciones Náuticas (Spain)
    France Station Nautique (France)
    Travelecoology (Spain)
    Servicios Turísticos de Ceuta (Spain)
    Region do Madeira (Portugal)
    - City of Sibenik (Croatia)


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