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Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean: State of Play and Strategic Directions

Aug 03, 2017

 

Although tourism is a vector for economic growth -representing 11% of the region’s GDP and 11% of jobs- it also brings with it a depletion of natural resources, an increase in pollution and a deterioration of cultural treasures, not to mention income distribution that does not always benefit local populations. The United Nations’ declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism provides an opportunity to put several projects into action.

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: Share your Story!

Jul 19, 2017

 

NECSTouR fully support the UNWTO on promoting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

This is why it invites you to share your initiative on that topic.

UNWTO has so far received more than 700 initiatives, celebrations and innovative solutions that contribute to creating more decent jobs, to protecting biodiversity, to empowering communities, and to advancing sustainable tourism.

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4 cases of NECSTouR's Member Regions Embracing the Digital Transformation

Jul 07, 2017

 

NECSTouR had the opportunity to present the remarkable experience of its member Regions on how to promote Competitiveness Through Sustainability and Digitalisation, developing new opportunities for the Travel and Tourism Sector.

The occasion was the Event on “The Future of Tourism in Europe” organized by the Eu Public Policy Exchange on the 4th of July in Brussels

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"Promoting European Sustainable Tourism for All" at the European Parliament

Jun 21, 2017

 

NECSTouR took the debate about the promotion of an European Sustainable Tourism for all at the European Parliament on the 20th of June though a well participated thematic public conference.

As MEP De Monte stated on her introductory remarks, the goal of this event was to animate a debate and to provide suggestions to the main European and Regional policy-makers on such an importan topic.

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Event

Round Table "Blue and Green Growth - Green Tourism - Green Mobility in the Sea and in the Territory"

 

The Permanent Secretariat of NECSTouR will intervene at the Round Table "Blue and Green Growth - Green Tourism - Green Mobility in the Sea and in the Territory"

The event is organised on the 29th of June in Banyuls-sur-Mer, which is part of the Eastern-Pyrénées with the support of the Occitanie Region.

 

The 16th European Tourism Forum

The 16th European Tourism Forum has been organised by the Estonian Presidency and has been held in Tallinn from 18 to 19 October 2017.

This year, the Forum has been dedicated to an exchange of views with Public Authorities at EU, national and regional level, European associations and international organisations, with representatives of the industry and other stakeholders on the following topics of importance:

Sustainable Certification: a Competitive Advantage for Tourism Destinations

The Catalan Government organised a twofold event: EU Ecolabel awards on Tourism Accommodation, handed by the Catalan Regional Minister of Territory and Sustainability and a Raising awareness session to introduce the EU Ecolabel on Tourism Accommodation to the Catalan sector: how to endorse it, what are the benefits (quality, efficient management of natural assets, local consumption, jobs), what are the marketing opportunities (new branding, positioning, innovation, sustainable growth).

 

Good Practice

'Hi Belgium Pass' is a common initiative involving different Belgian organizations offering an advantageous travel formula for European Tourists. Starting on the 21th of April 2017, tourists can buy the 'Hi Belgium Pass' and fly from 50 cities in 18 European countries to Brussels Airport, from where they can take unlimited train rides around the country and visit a wealth of tourist attractions for free.

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