Digital Platforms


PANORAMED "Mediterranean as a Smart Destination. No more cliches"


The Event will highlight some cliché on the topic of SMART destinations and will focus on approaches/solutions sucessfully implemented in the MED area. The event is co-organised by the Tuscany Region.

“Mediterranean as a SMART destination” is one of the main objectives to achieve for PANORAMED Project, as stressed in the Gaps and Growth Opportunity Report (GGOR), a key document that gathers the point of view and the experience of relevant actors and stakeholders in the area.

A European framework for regulatory responses to the collaborative economy


The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "a European framework for regulatory responses to the collaborative economy" for which the rapporteur is Mr Peter Florianschütz (AT/PES), Member of the Vienna State Parliament and Member of the City Council of Vienna.


EPSI and NECSTouR Establish a Strategic Partnership to Enhance Synergies Between Tourism and Sports

Jul 03, 2019


NECSTouR President Patrick Torrent and EPSI Executive Director Alberto Bichi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding prior to the EPSI conference in Brussels on the 4-5 of July 2019, with the strong believe that a reinforced collaboration between Tourism and Sports will benefit two sectors which are strategically complementary in the European institutions.


NECSTouR inspires the Future of the Short-term Rental and Single Market with the Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit"

Mar 20, 2019


NECSTouR Vice-President, Mr Jan Korthoudt Flanders Region, presented the view of NECSTouR Member Regions on legislative challenges and opportunities linked with the Short-term rental and the Single Market, during a Lunch Debate organised by the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) at the European Parliament.



Internal Notes

Highlights from the European Tourism Forum 2019


The 18th European Tourism Forum was held in Helsinki under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.

The Airbnb monitor

Please, find here below a quick press review about some of the main relevant latest news about airbnb.

We are looking for a Speaker from NECSTouR for a Panel on Digitalisation and Innovation (Rimini IT, 10/10)


ETOA is composed of over 1000 members including global travel buyers, hotels, tourist boards, attractions, and other European tourism suppliers.

They will run a 50-minute panel on Digitalisation and Innovation to attract international visitors at 15:00 on 10th October at TTG Rimini.

They are putting together a group of panelists and they are wondering if any Region/Destination of our network might be interested in the opportunity of being part of that panel.


New Business Models in the Accommodation Industry – Benchmarking of Rules and Regulations in the Short-term Rental Market

Oct 18, 2019


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry.

Read the Executive Summary