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“Historic Cafes Route” became a member of European Tourism Manifesto


Historic Cafes Route

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“Historic Cafes Route”  became a member of European Tourism Manifesto, an alliance of more than 60 public and private organisations, covering covering the whole tourism value chain and beyond.

The International Cultural Organisation “Historic Cafes Route”, from the 11.1.2021 is a member of  «European Τourism manifesto»,  an alliance of more than 60 European public and private organisations, covering the whole tourism value chain and beyond.

The vision of the Alliance is to promote and expand all tourism sectors, since tourism is an extremely important economic factor. As mentioned on the official website ( “The sector stimulates economic growth by generating income, employment and investment in Europe, and through its exports to origin markets worldwide. It helps to sustain our cultural and natural heritage, provides revenue to fund facilities and infrastructure enjoyed by visitors and residents, and promotes an awareness of a common European identity and citizenship distinguished by its diversity.”

For “Historic Cafes Route”,  being a member of «Εuropean Tourism Manifesto», is another recognition of its cultural importance. In addition, “Historic Cafes Route” during those difficult times of the pandemic, is constantly trying to act positively and effectively aiming to promote the cultural heritage of Historic Cafes as touristic destinations internationally.

Amongst the members of «Εuropean Tourism Manifesto» are: Α4Ε (Airlines for Europe), ACI (Airports Council International), AMADEUS,  (Multinational IT Provider for the Global Travel and Tourism Industry), ASA (Airport Services Association), (Italian Tourism Association), CIFT (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals), CLIA EUROPE (Cruise Lines International Association), EARTH (European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality), EAVF (European Association of the Via Francigena ways), ECTAA (The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association), ECTN (European Cultural Tourism Network), EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence), EFA (European Festivals Association), EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions), EHHA (European Historic Houses Association), EHTTA (European Historic Thermal Towns Association), ERF (European Union Road Federation), EUROPA NOSTRA (The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe), FEST (Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism),  ΗΟΤREC (Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe), HTI (Health Tourism Industry), IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism), IRU (International Road Transport Union), ITB BERLIN (The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show), MIRABILIA network ( to promote UNESCO sites), PEARLE (European federation in the Performing Arts and Music Sector), TUI GROUP (The world’s leading tourism group)

Under the support of:

Region of Crete

Under the Αuspices of:

Regional Unit of Chania


Municipality of Chania


Chania Chamber of commerce & Industry


Historical Archive of Crete

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