Good Practices

Good Practices

We collect, categorise and share Good Practice on Competitive and Sustainable Tourism among our Member Regions, since 2009.

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Galicia

Plan/Priorities for the season

We had an specific scheme called “Galicia: safe destination” focused in the following priorities:
- Adaptation of the tourist sector to the new scenario
- Regain confidence of the visitor in Galicia as a safe destination


Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in the Danish West Coast Partnership

Plan/Priorities for the season

The Danish West Coast Partnership is testing the West Coast App during the summer 2021. The app has been created to ensure good quality information to the tourists as well as a way of gathering more data on preferences and movement of the tourists.

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in the Basque Country

The balance of the tourism season in Basque Country is from June and July because the final data of August will be published at the end of September.

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Catalonia

Impact of the pandemic on numbers of visitors

The two high-intensity summer months (July and August) have behaved unevenly across the territory. The coast has withstood the high season with subsistence occupations, the interior has once again had excellent results and the city of Barcelona has suffered the most considerably.


Balance of the Tourism Season in 2021 in Andalusia

Plan/Priorities for the season

Once the most stringent restrictions on mobility imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, several initiatives have been launched in Andalucía, in order to recover the tourism industry, both from the point of view of the offer and the demand, as well as for the regeneration of the destinations.

New Vision "Destination South Limburg 2030"

To positively influence the development of tourism, all municipal councils in South Limburg worked together for the first time in the 150-year touristic history of South Limburg to lay out a vision of tourism that would steer the tanker of tourism in South Limburg to a GREEN Destination.

This vision was called ‘Destination Zuid Limburg 2030’ (Destination South Limburg 2030). The new vision is built on five pillars: Quality, Enticing, Experience South Limburg's Great Stories, Sustainable Rejuvenation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Balearic Islands' Initiatives on Circular Economy

The Government of the Balearic Islands as part of its commitment on climate action, has financed different initiatives on circular economy in the tourism sector by using the sustainable tourism tax. For example, one concrete initiative enabled a hotel to buy machinery to produce compost from the hotel kitchen/garden waste. The organic compost was given to a local farmer who used it to grow vegetables which were then given to the hotel.

Valencia Region Climate Actions in Tourism

The Tourism Department of the Regional Government of the Region of Valencia has produced a handbook for the tourism destinations to support their adaptation to climate change and to take action towards climate emergency.

“Toscana Plastic Free" Project

In 2019, Regional Parliament of Tuscany adopted a dedicated legislation on Plastic reduction. Since then, the Tuscany Region has been working on several initiatives connecting plastic reduction in tourism. The project “Toscana Plastic Free" is an initiative launched by Tuscany Region and implemented by Toscana Promozione Turistica and Fondazione Sistema Toscana, which included  awareness raising campaigns on sustainability and promotional actions.

Andalusian Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

The Region of Andalusia is deeply committed with the objective of “Zero pollution” according to the Law 8/2018 of climate change and energy transition of Andalusia, a law whose objectives are the quality of air, the management of waste and the promotion of the circular economy. 

The Balearic Islands Law on Waste and Polluted Soils

The Balearic Islands Law 8/2019 on Waste and Polluted Soils establishes the regulatory framework for waste with applications in the tourism industry, specially within the HORECA related sectors.

Visit Scotland Climate Action Plan

Visit Scotland is the first National Tourism Authority to declare tourism climate emergency and recommends NECSTouR members to join as well.

Get inspired by the Visit Scotland Climate Action Plan and find out how to translate it your destination’s reality. Chek here


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