We are the Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism, bringing together 30 strong regions competent in tourism associated to tourism-related academic organisations and representatives of sustainable and responsible tourism business networks from 17 European Countries.

Since 2007 NECSTouR has been at the forefront of European tourism policy, lobbying to strengthen the presence of regions in the European arena.

Join the largest European Network of Regions committed to competitive and sustainable tourism.

Benefits for our Members

Sharing experiences on sustainable and competitive tourism decision making

Raising Members’ expertise to influence the Tourism Policy

Promoting your region to a European / international audience 

Being part of a dynamic network to make smart connections

Latest Updates


Save the Date for the  4th UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture to take place in Kyoto, Japan from 11-13...


The International Workshop on Tourism as a Catalyst for Regional Development will take place in Vienna, Austria, 12-13 December 2019....

This new PANORAMED event will be a joint session with the Mediterranean community, including their Associated Partners and Interreg MED Programme'...


The Councillor for Tourism of the Sardinia Region, Mr Giovanni Chessa, and NECSTouR President, Mr Patrick Torrent, are pleased to invite...


100 companies and organisations from the tourism sector signed the International Tourism Plastic Pledge at ANVR’s Sustainability Event ‘collaborating on creating better places...


Pour tous ceux qui souhaitent explorer à pied ou à vélo notre belle et diverse région frontalière autour du Coin des trois pays Belgique, Allemagne, Pays-Bas sans se soucier des...


On 2 and 3 May, Minister for Tourism Ben Weyts visited the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián, Basque Country. During this edition, Flanders and the...


Sinds 2018 mag VVV Zuid-Limburg zich partner noemen van de European Federation of Saint James Way. Deze organisatie verenigt de verschillende landen en regio’s in Europa...

NECSTouR in Numbers

Facts and figures about our organisation

th Anniversary


Since 2007 NECSTouR has been at the forefront of European tourism policy, lobbying to strengthen the presence of regional destinations in the European arena.

Member Regions


NECSTouR is the Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism gathering 36 Tourism Regional Authorities and 30 representatives of the academic and business sectors

Events in 2018


In 2018 NECSTouR representatives made 25 interventions, directly organised 7 activities and participated in other 15 events.

/20 top-Regions


New data on Tourism by Eurostat reverals how 14 of the top-20 EU Tourism Destinations in 2017 are members of NECSTouR.