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Second Project Meeting of MITOMED+ in Larnaca: Preparing the testing Phase and a Green Beach Model

May 22, 2017

Mr. Tomaso Comazzi, from the Permanent Secretariat and representatives from the other Members involved in this project – Tuscany Region, Andalusia, Porec’s Institute of Agriculture and Turism and the Univesity of Girona - attended the second project meeting of MITOMED+ Project, on the 18 th and 19 th of May, in Larnaca (CY).

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Synergies between European Cultural Routes and NECSTouR presented at the "Amigos do Camiño de Santiago" Association

May 12, 2017

 

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.

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Call for Good Practices on Sustainability Beach Model in the MED area

May 09, 2017

 

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.

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Free Your Mind conference in the Netherlands!

May 05, 2017

On the 3rd of May, over 30 tourism practitioners and experts met at the Free Your Mind conference, the closing of the Spirit Youth project. Held at the beautiful Abbey Rolduc in the Netherlands, the conference offered the chance to discuss the sustainability of the results of the project, the European market for youth spiritual tourism market and how the project can help others gain access to the market, and allowed users to try spiritual activities for themselves within the walls of the Abbey.

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VisitScotland inspired by NECSTouR to promote Social Tourism

Apr 28, 2017

 

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!"

 

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The Experience of South Limburg at the Conference on EU-China 2018 Year of Tourism

Apr 27, 2017

 

My name is Harry Trimbos. As Manager European Projects at the Tourist Board of South-Limburg, the Netherlands, I had the privilige to give a presentation on NECSTouR at the Conference on EU-China 2018 Year of Tourism that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 27th and 28th of April 2017. I was able to convey the clear message that not only is NECSTouR more that prepared to join the Joint Promotion Platform for the ECYT but essential in coördinating the communication and promotional efforts between the regions as to the ECYT.

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Patrick Torrent represents NECSTouR at the EICR Governing Board Meeting

Apr 27, 2017

 

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"

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Reflecting About the future of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in Zagreb

Apr 25, 2017

 

The workshop “The Present and the Future of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism” 24-25 April 2017, Zagreb, was organised by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy under the framework of the 2017  IYSTD.

The opening session gathered messages from the UNWTO, UNEP, EC DG Grow, Croatia Ministry of Tourism and the Institute for Tourism of Zagreb.

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