Strategic Alliances


23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invites you to the 23rd session of its General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.

The Assembly will be attended by delegates from more than 150 countries. Joining them will be representatives from over 500 UNWTO Affiliate Members, including the public and private sectors, NGOs and academia..

ETOA Seminar on "Sustainable tourism"


From policy to product design and promoting lesser-known attractions, this event is an opportunity to explore how Europe’s destinations should evolve so that tourism works for visitors and the local community in the long term.

ETOA is working with partners including NECSTouR to develop its activity in support of destination sustainability and smart policy development and is pleased to invite you to join this seminar for stimulating and constructive discussion in the extraordinary setting of Venice.

Ministerial conference "Sustainable Tourism - Common Policies of EU Member States"


Tourism has been anncounced as a strategic priority of the Romanian Presidency of the EU.

A Ministerial conference on “Sustainable Tourism – Common Policies of EU Member States” will be organised from the 1st to the 4th of April 2019 on three main topics:

ETC 70th Anniversary & Tourism Talks


To celebrate its 70 years of activity, the European Travel Commission organised in Antwerpen a Gala dinner (21st of November) and the ETC Tourism Talks (22nd of November).

NECSTouR Secretariat attended both the events.


NECSTouR in a New Partnership to Focus on Sustainable Tourism in Europe

May 30, 2019


Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism) have agreed to work together on sustainable tourism and best practice sharing to support policy development in destinations across Europe.


Internal Notes

Outcomes Resulting by the latest Exchanges between NECSTouR and UNWTO


As affiliated member of UNWTO and taking advantage of a MoU signed in 2016 and of the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, NECSTouR had arranged a meeting with the UN World Tourism Organisation last 25th of February to foster opportunities and possible actions in the framework of the Priorities and Initiatives of the both the Organisations.

NECSTouR Presented at the European Parliament its Amendments with Regards to the New Horizon Europe Draft Proposal


NECSTouR, with the support of the European Travel Commission and the Members of the European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs,  is pleased to share with you our proposal for amendments with regards to the  European Commission Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.