21 March 2020, 09:00 CET

In this session, Manuela Hrvatin talked about the approach to storytelling that was used in creating the Istria Inspirit experiences: Legend of Thorndancers and Casanova tour. The design and implementation of the Istria Inspirit project, as well as the methods and means of engaging local communities were presented.The author also discussed concepts like ‘participatory storytelling’, ‘interpretive storytelling’ and ‘5D storytelling’, as they are introduced in the storytelling manual. This resulted from cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia and the Istrian Tourism Development Agency.

Manuela Hrvatin has rich experiences in tourism development and has founded live interpretation guided tours and events under the brand Istria Inspirit. She is also the IE Country Coordinator Croatia and an IE Certified Interpretive Guide.