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


The next Meeting of the Executive Committee of NECSTouR will be held on the 15 December in Brussels.

Further details will be...

NECSTouR Digital Platforms Working Group

NECSTouR Digital Platforms Working Group
Barcelona, 2nd of December 2016, 9 – 16

@NECStouR #DigitalPlatforms Working Group on #...

European Tourism Day 2016


29 November 2016, Brussels


You can find here below the presentation of the event by the European...

UNWTO & INRouTe workshop

The World Tourism Organisation of the United Nations (UNWTO) and ...

NECSTouR in Numbers

Facts and figures about our organisation

Member Regions


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

Events in 2015


In 2015 NECSTouR representatives made 38 interventions, directly organised 15 activities and participated in 54 events.

Good Practices in 2015


Since its foundation NECSTouR is collecting, cathegorising and sharing among its member Regions and at the European and International level all the Regional good practices about a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism

/10 ETIS Destinations


8 of  the 10 most Accessible Destinations according to the European Tourism Indicator System and Accessible Tourism (ETIS), are currently members of NECSTouR.