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Spirit Youth Pilot Test in the Netherlands

Feb 02, 2017


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.


NECSTouR congratulates the New President of the European Parliament

Feb 02, 2017


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.


Pilot Tests: Finished!

Jan 31, 2017

We are extremely happy to announce that the three regional pilot tests have been successfully completed, with 75 people testing the activities in Prato, Montserrat and Girona. The groups completed 26 activities in the regions and will be providing feedback to help improve the spiritual offering. The regional stakeholders will also be providing feedback to help us improve the experience.


Save the Date: Annual General Meeting 2017

Jan 16, 2017



30-31 March 2017,
Seville (Andalusia)

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.


Event Follow Up: Spirit Youth and the Marketing and commercialisation of Spiritual Tourism for young consumers

Jan 13, 2017

The SPIRIT YOUTH workshop “Marketing and commercialisation of Spiritual Tourism for young consumers” was organised by the partners of the consortium of the project Spirit Youth, lead by NECSTouR – Network of European Regions for a Competitive and Sustainable Tourism – with the support of the Catalonia Tourism Board.


Comments and suggestions for Sub-National Measurement UNWTO document

Dec 21, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I am forwarding you a call for comments and suggestions received form the UNWTO for the first draft of the document: "A Closer look at Tourism: Sub-national Measurement and Analysis- Towards a set of UNWTO Guidelines, UNWTO"


FROM UNWTO Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Programme



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