NECSTouR supports the Favourite Destinations Research Network
The holistic approach to sustainability and competitiveness of tourism destinations includes inevitably considering the "customer's voice". Indeed, tourists and visitors are quintessential for tourism destinations. And on the basis of this elementary axiom that without tourists a destination could not even exist, an international network of tourism researchers is carrying out a worldwide survey: worldwide favourite destinations.
The Committee of the Regions also published the guide “Sustainable and competitive tourism – New funding opportunities for local and regional authorities” targeting local and regional authorities
Find also other publications related to the Outcomes of the EC Tourism Initiatives 2014!
Authors are invited to submit abstracts in the Congress web site: http://www.project.ejthr.com. Deadline: 15th April.
The Conference will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and is promoted by the European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (EJTHR) and co-organized by:
• CETUR - The Tourism Research Unit at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain);
• GITUR - Tourism Research Unit at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Peniche - Portugal);
A great number of private and public stakeholders at international, European, national, regional and local level are involved in the development of tourism. Given the complexity of tourism which is not easy to separate from other economic sectors, the stakeholders must develop partnerships if they want to stay ahead of competition. The success of the renewed EU policy depends therefore on the active involvement of all tourism stakeholders.
INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN TOURISM POLICY
First Cultural Routes Advisory Forum
In the framework of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes, the first Cultural Routes Advisory Forum to take place.
Since the 1st January 2011, The Enlarged Partial Agreement (EPA) on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe came into force with the two main objectives of contributing to the promotion of European identity and citizenship through the knowledge and awareness of Europe's common heritage and developing cultural links and dialogue in Europe as well as other countries and regions.
CrossCulTour: Workshop & Final Event
07/09/2011 Brussels (BE)
Calypso Workshop 2011
14-15/06 2011- Vuokatti (Fi)
The first Calypso Workshop of 2011 was held in collaboration with Kainuu Region, the European Commission and Able Access for All Exchange (AAAE), one of the projects awarded by Calypso co-financing. Finnish and European associations, stakeholders and Member States directly or indirectly involved in social tourism issues attended this event such as the International Social Tourism Organisation.
"Sustainable tourism and local development: resources, strategies and policies for albania, as a part of european union"
Venue: Tirana (AL) 30/05/2011
NECSTOUR & HOTREC
Venue: BRUSSELS (BE) 30/03/2011