Tourism Policy


"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.


Public consultation on a possible initiative at EU level in the field of passengers rights in multimodal transport

Apr 19, 2017


The European Commission launch a public consultation on a possible initiative at EU level in the field of passengers rights in multimodal transport. Deadline to respond is 25 May 2017.

All the information are available here: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/passengers/consultations/2017-pax-rights-multimodal-transport_en



Patrick Torrent Presents the 6 NECSTouR Recommendations for the EU Joint Promotion in 2017

Nov 30, 2016


Patrick Torrents - President of NECStouR - intervened during the closing panel of the European Tourism Day 2016 and presented the 6 NECSTouR recommendations for "Joint Promotion of Tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries in third Countries" for 2017.

2017 will be a particular year, that the United Nations declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.



High-Level Reception at the European Parliament


Following the High-Level on Tourism at the European Parliament, a high-level reception is foreseen at the Member's Salon

The reception is hosted by MEP Tapardel and co-sponsored by NECSTouR and other relevant stakeholders in the Tourism field.

It will see the presence of different leaders from the European Parliament and all the main Tourism stakeholders active in the European Union.


Related Events

High-level conference on Tourism in the European Parliament


27 September 2017, 14.30-19.30
European Parliament, Brussels

"A European strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry, a key driver for job creation"

The President of the European Parliament is pleased to announce a high-level conference to discuss “A European strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry, a key driver for job creation, in Brussels on 27 September, International Day of Tourism.

The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) Helping regions and cities to successfully promote their projects

The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) is part of the second pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe and it serves as a bridge between worldwide investors and European project promoters, including local and regional authorities. Cities and regions are indeed major project promoters and can use this tool to raise awareness of their projects and therefore attract financing. The EIPP offers a pipeline of EU investment projects, which investors can filter according to their particular needs.

The Future of Tourism in Europe: Promoting Competitiveness Through Sustainability and Digitisation

As tourists become more independent, connected and conscious of sustainability issues, Europe needs to embrace, and adapt to, their changing profile and priorities, and become better at promoting so-called smart destinations. New technologies moreover offer challenges and opportunities for European tourism. Whilst businesses need to adopt the latest digital technologies to remain competitive, research demonstrates that the smaller the business, the lower the rate of adoption of digital technologies (Report of the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship, 2016).



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