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
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.
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that will start in few days.
Mr Taleb Rifai - Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – took advantage of his institutional visit to Brussels, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with NECSTouR, to advance the contribution of Tourism to sustainable regional development in Europe.
During the European Tourism Day, Mr Patrick Torrent and Mr Jan Korthoudt - President and Vice-President of NECSTouR - had the occasion to meet with Mr Hanspeter Wagner, Mayor of the Municipality of Breitenwang and Rapporteur for the NAT Commission of the Committee of the Regions.
It was the occasion to exchange reciprocal priorities and express NECSTouR's support for the CoR own-initiative opinion on Tourism.
The latest General Assembly of the European Tourism Manifesto has been held on the 16th of September in Brussels.
It has been the occasion to analyse the Activity report 2015 and especially to celebrate the first year of life for this important working group which involves many Organisations dealing with Tourism at European Level. NECSTouR is one of them and representatives from the Permanent Secretariat were attending the event.