For years, tourists have tended to travel to the centres of large cities, which has provided city centres a large amount of prestige but has also led to many unintended consequences (such as overcrowding, gentrification, and the massification of some tourist activities). Today we can see a clear trend toward tourism approaching the outskirts of cities, but we still lack ways to find, name, and give attractiveness to the periphery. Where can we draw inspiration for journeys that are “off the beaten path”, away from those promoted by major guidebooks, and away from the mainstream?
This course, produced by the EU Erasmus+ project DiOtherCity, offers a unique opportunity to create and experience this type of alternative travel. It is designed to be used by professionals from the creative and cultural industries (CCIs), who may in turn design and conduct alternative urban tours that incorporate digital tools into real-life tour adventures. This is not a training course for becoming a registered tour guide, but rather an opportunity for professionals in the CCIs, registered tour guides, and local residents alike to learn how to use new digital tools in an easy and enjoyable way.
You can follow all our modules and course materials with the help of accessibility tools like the free text-to-speech software NaturalReaders.
After completing the course, we suggest putting your knowledge into practice by creating your own digital tour and then sharing it on social media along with the hashtag #diothercity so that others can share in the fun!