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EU-China Tourism Year - Summary of Actions and First Results

Mar 29, 2019


Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission, the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) was a unique opportunity to attract more Chinese travellers off the beaten path, stimulate European investment in China, and give extra impetus to EU-China visa facilitation (negotiation launched in May 2017) and air connectivity (Horizontal Agreement initialled in Dec 2017).

The Year was implemented by the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry for Culture and Tourism.

Internal Notes

Top 10 Travel Industry Trends in 2019


stfalcon.com released a news listing the Top-10 Travel Industry Trends in 2019.

Check the list of the most progressive technologies, which are coming out to play in the field of eTravel services in 2019. It will help you go with the tides of the latest industry tendencies and navigate freely amid the intricacies of the present-day digital travel ecosystem.

NECSTouR attend the "ETC Tourism Talks" to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the European Travel Commission


The European Travel Commission (ETC) turned 70 years the last 22 November.

To celebrate this 70th anniversary ETC inaugurated the first edition of the “ETC Tourism Talks” oganised jointly with Visit Flanders at the Visit Flanders Meeting and Convention Center in Antwerpen. NECSTouR was delighted to participated to this anniversary!

This event provided an opportunity to engage with major personalities of the Travel and Tourism sector and gain fresh insights on touchpoint challenges, and reflections related to the industry of today and tomorrow.

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.


Public Hearing: The Euro-American Tourism Relations


PUBLIC HEARING - THE EURO-AMERICAN TOURISM RELATIONS: “Cultural Similarities and Differences in the Hospitality Sector”

Hosted by: Rosa Estaras Ferragut MEP
March 5th, 2019 - 18.30 – 20.00
European Parliament - Room N° JAN6Q1, Bruxelles

Ms. Rosa Estaras Ferragut MEP
Mr. Lucio Miranda, President of ExportUSA New York Corp
Mr. Robert Koren, Senior Vice President EMEA at Belmond
A representative from Marriott Hotels (TBC)
 Mr. Eduardo Santander ETC (European Travel Commission)

UNWTO Workshop on Product, People and Policy: Understanding the Success of Asian Tourism


The seminar is organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the framework of FITUR, the Internation Tourism Trade Fair wich will be organised in madrid from the 23 to the 27 of January 2019.


It will be an opportunity to hear about the latest trends in Asian tourism and explore the factors behind its success.


It will focus on lessons learned, particularly on effective policies and innovative products, ranging from travel facilitation, gastronomy tourism, cruise tourism, rural tourism, and religious tourism.


BRANDTour Building Regional Actions for New Developments in Tourism


Partners of BRANDTouR project organise the Workshop on ‘The diversification of tourism products and services to provide more customised packages’ on  the 9th-10th October in Oudenaarde (Belgium).