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 project Heritage Houses for Europe
The project started in July 2018, aims at assessing the added value of...


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on...


It has been three years since a consortium of 27 partners launched a Horizon 2020 project titled “URBAN-WASTE”. The project brought...


The focus of the European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment...


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...


“Interregional Learning Event” in historisch Sittard en fruitgemeente Eijsden-Margraten


VVV Zuid-Limburg organiseerde deze week de...


Un "parcours de la gastronomie en Ile-de-France", destiné à mettre en valeur les produits culinaires régionaux, a été lancé officiellement mercredi par la présidente de la...


De Maasfietsroute is zojuist onderdeel geworden van EuroVelo, het bekende Europese fietsroutenetwerk. De route doorkruist drie landen (Frankrijk, België en Nederland) en...

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 37 Tourism Regional Authorities and 35 representatives of the academic and business sectors

Events in 2017


In 2017 NECSTouR representatives made 36 interventions, directly organised 25 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 2016 are members of NECSTouR.