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
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:
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
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.
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.
The third and final pilot testing of spiritual activities took place last week in Valkenburg, in the Netherlands, and you can see some photos from the week here. We are now gathering feedback from the pilot testers and are moving into the final phase of the project. Thank you to all that took part in the pilot testing!
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.
Hello everybody! As a new intern, I will try to bring my contribution in supporting Indicators and ETIS Working Group in measuring sustainable tourism development within different regions and destinations
From January until June, Malta will held the Presidency of the European Union.
Tourism, Development of Maritime areas and Integrated Maritime Policy – Nautical Tourism are some of the priorities for this semester of Presidency.