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Flanders Region Kick off Event 2017 IYSTD

Feb 24, 2017

"Take the opportunity of 2017 IYSTD, we do not know when we will have another international year on tourism!”  Marvio Favilla, Executive Director UNWTO

The Kick off Event on the 2017 IYSTD organized by the Region of Flanders aimed at discussing and exchanging on the Sustainable Tourism contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 17 SDGs are framed under the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and fall under the 5Ps: People, Planet, Profit, Peace and Partnership.


Barcelona's Declaration Presented at the European Commission

Feb 16, 2017


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 #TOURISM17 campaign

Feb 13, 2017

The Responsible Tourism Institute launches the #TOURISM17 campaign, an initiative that seeks to promote sustainability as a new development model in which all  tourism stakeholders from tourism agents to travellers, are decisively involved.

This campaigns is launched under the framework of the United Nations 2017 International Year for Sustainable Tourism Development by adapting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to tourism.

How to participate:


NECSTouR's intervention on measurability at subnational level at the UNWTO

Feb 05, 2017


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”. More info about the meeting can be found at the following link http://statistics.unwto.org/committeestsa_17thmeeting


Patrick Torrent presents the exeperience of NECSTouR on how to attract more visitors to Europe

Feb 03, 2017


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:


Maltese Presidency Tourism Priorities presented in the European Parliament

Feb 03, 2017

European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism - meeting of 25 January 2017

NECSTouR fully supports the Maltese vision and particularly welcomes these important priorities. The invitees from the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union have been presented the priorities regarding transport, and tourism to the MEPs of the TRAN Committee.

Introduction of the priorities



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