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 Region of Tuscany developed the open platform “Toscana Open Research” with the aim of...


The 4th edition of the INRouTe biennial Seminar will lead with the connection between Tourism, Territory, and Culture. This ...


14 December 2018 │ Room TRE 7701│ 10:00-13:00 / 14:30-17:00│ Trèves Building │

7th floor, 74 rue de Trèves │ European Economic and...


…camminare, pedalare, cavalcare, navigare per oltre 600 chilometri su antiche restere fluviali, secolari ferrovie dismesse, suggestivi cammini spirituali, ippovie tra colli e...

VVV Zuid-Limburg organised an inspirational afternoon with drivers and policymakers about sustainable tourism at the end of last week.
The aim was to reflect about the...


Dès 2016, Valérie Pécresse, Présidente de la Région Île-de-France, avait annoncé un plan d’urgence pour relancer le tourisme en Île-de-France, faire revenir les touristes à...


#ScotlandIsNow is the Scottish cross sectoral campaign to encourage people to not only visit but to live, study, work and invest in Scotland.

You can...

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.

NECSTour Strategic Alliances