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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

 

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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.

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NECSTouR supports the CoR own-initiative opinion on Tourism

Nov 29, 2016

 

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.

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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).

First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic

 

18 October 2016, Scandio Copenhagen Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

NECSTouR had been invited to attend this event organised by the pan-European cruise dialogue. This group of dialogue obtained his impulse after that the EU Commission adopted a communication on 20 February 2014, presenting a new strategy to enhance coastal and maritime tourism in Europe. A first regional dialogue for the Mediterranean already took place in Olbia (Italy) in October 2015.

 

High Level Tourism Reception: "Towards a stronger Tourism Policy for European Growth and Jobs"

27th of September 2016, 18.30 – 20.00
European Parliament, Member's Restaurant

 

The event has been hosted by NECSTouR and the Intergroup for Tourism Development.

 

At the end of the event, a joint Political Declaration for supporting tourism as EU policy has been signed by the Member of the European Parliament and the High level Policy makers from NECSTouR member regions.

European Tourism Day 2016

 

29 November 2016, Brussels

The European Commission organised this 2016 edition of the European Tourism Day in Brussels on 29 November 2016 under the theme “Enhancing synergies between tourism and cultural and creative industries. Innovative solutions as the driver for jobs and growth”.

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