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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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European Week of Regions and Cities: Our List of Sessions about Tourism

Aug 18, 2016

As usual, NECStouR will dedicate many attention and will actively participate into the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities.
The event will be held from the 10th to the 13rd of October 2016 at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. This is the annual opportunity to focus on the challenges currently facing Europe's regions and cities.
Under the headline ‘Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, some 100 sessions, seminars and meetings will be organized alongside the following thematic strands:

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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”.

ISTO World Congress 2016

This Congress has been a direct continuation of the previous edition, held in São Paulo, as it has been the outcome of the decisions initiated to strengthen the Organisation to serve its members with a more dynamic vision of Social Tourism.

The conference was open to ISTO member or not, tourism stakeholder, public authority, trade union or social organisation, university, … and most of all interested in social, solidarity and responsible tourism.

The general theme and topics of the Congress have been prepared around the concept of inclusion.

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