The European Commission officially launched the Project on Accommodation Rental Services with an Open Plenary and a first Workshop on the "Market Access Requirement for Accommodation Providers" organised in Brussels on the 14th of February.
NECSTouR's Working Group on Digital Platforms actively participated to both the events.
The Committee on Sustainable Tourism Statistics of the UNWTO held its seventeen meeting on the 24th and 25th of January at the UNWTO headquarters in Madrid.
This Committee gathers 65 representatives of national statistics Institutes committed to the project Statistical Framework Measuring Sustainable Tourism: the “SF MST”.
The President of NECSTouR had been invited to present our experience on how to attract more visitors to Europe in a framework of a Public-Private partnership.
During his intervention, Mr Torrent presented the six pillars that has been already stated at the last European Tourism Forum in Brussels:
Is possible to make an intense spiritual experience for a young person visiting South Limburg?
Apparently the Netherlands are one of the most secularised countries in the world and young people are really not interested on traditional spirituality.
However, the Pilot test of the Spirit Youth that took place from the 24th to the 27th of January in Valkenburg and its surroundings clearly showed up a very interesting and multiple touristic offer for young people interested on spiritual tourism in this area.
In the name of all the NECStouR's Members, Patrick Torrent send a congratulation letter to the Mr Antonio Tajani, the new elected President of the European Parliament.
On his letter, Mr Torrent especially underlined the support that Mr Tajani and his cabinet provided in terms of innovation of policies and tools for a more sustainable and competitive tourism and especially the realisation of some models of sustainable management of the tousim destinations.
From January until June, Malta will held the Presidency of the European Union.
Tourism, Development of Maritime areas and Integrated Maritime Policy – Nautical Tourism are some of the priorities for this semester of Presidency.
30-31 March 2017,
The Annual General Meeting of NECSTouR will be hosted this year by the Region of Andalusia. All the members are already invited to save the date.
The 2017 edition will be focused on the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Any contribution from our members about this topic is more than welcome. Please, contact the Permanent Secretariat.
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that will start in few days.