On the 10th of May, Mrs Cristina Nunez, from the Permanent Secretariat of NECSTouR, met with 25 representatives of the "Amigos do Camiño de Santiago" (Friends of the Saint James' Way) at the "Galicia Europa" Foundation in Brussels.
She explained our initiatives on Competitive and Sustainable Tourism, focusing on the main challenges for managers of European Itineraries in contemporary Europe and which opportunities NECSTouR can provide.
MITOMED+ Project started on the last month of February.
This first phase - from April until August - is aimed to define and to scale at the European level a MED model of Sustainable Beaches, starting from the "green beaches model" developed by Larnaca and Famagusta District Development Agency, partner of the Project.
Alexandru Constantinescu represented NECSTouR in the fourth edition of the International Forum for Responsible Tourism. The event took place in Bucharest between April 27-29th.
"I have been very honoured to have the opportunity to represent NECSTouR at this event" he declared at the end of his presentation.
Lee Mc Ronald from Visit Scotland participated to the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, organised on the 27-28 April in Krakow by the UNWTO.
He presented some examples of projects promoting social tourism in Scotland, enhancing Inclusion and Sustainability through Shared Responsibility, as examples of tourism for all.
"I mentioned - he said - that we have been inspired in our work by engagement with partners such as NECSTouR!"
Mr Patrick Torrent, holding the Presidency of NECSTouR, intervened on the 28th of April, during the Governing Board Meeting of the European Institute of Cultural Routes in Luxembourg.
"We presented our Working Group on Cultural Tourism to the Council of Europe - he said - and it has been a great opportunity to prepare together with our member regions the European Year on Cultural Heritage 2018"
The European Commission launch a public consultation on a possible initiative at EU level in the field of passengers rights in multimodal transport. Deadline to respond is 25 May 2017.
All the information are available here: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/passengers/consultations/2017-pax-rights-multimodal-transport_en
On the 30th and 31st of March, NECSToUR celebrated its Annual General Meeting 2017 in Seville and organised together with the UNWTO a Thematic Conference on "Smart Tourism Destinations' Contribution for the Planet and its People"