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 2020 in Balearic Islands

During July 2020, the Balearic Islands received altogether a total of 588.000 international tourists in July, 70.2% less international tourists than in 2019. In spite of the dramatic decrease in international tourist arrivals, the Balearic Islands was the most visited tourist destination in Spain (Source: FRONTUR, INE- Instituto Nacional de Estadística). International tourists spent almost 638 million Euros in the Balearic Islands in July, 78% less than in 2019 (2,885M€), with an average expenditure of 1,084€ per tourist (141€ per day).

Balance of the Tourism Season in 2020 in NECSTouR Regions

How did this special summer go? Did the measures deploy matched the Regional expectations?
We already gathered the insights from some of the members of our network:

Veneto: Covid-19 Recovery Measures on Tourism (New 04/08)

The Directorate on Planning and Strategic Development of the Veneto Region has activated an online platform aimed at gathering the regional measures adopted to face the COVID-19 pandemic.


Flanders: Economic measures To Give Oxygen to The Tourism Sector (Update 30/07)

The National and Federal governments have united its forces and created a unique portal dedicated to Coronavirus health updates, measures implemented, support to enterprises, among others. Below, a list of measures deployed in Belgium and Flanders aiming to give oxygen to the tourism sector. Many of these measures are taken for those sectors of the economy affected by the crisis, some are specific to the tourism sector.

Île-de-France: “Economic, Ecological and Solidarity” COVID-19 Recovery Plan (Updated 15/07)

The Île-de-France Region “Economic, ecological and solidarity Recovery Plan” with a budget of €1.3 billion was presented on the 28 of May 2020 and will be discussed on June 11 in plenary session of the Regional Council. The Recovery Plan is developed around 4 main axes: Economy, Employment, Environment, Solidarity & Health.

Tuscany: Post COVID-19 Tourism Actions (NEW 07/07)

The actions

To re-launch the tourism sector after COVID19 crisis, Tuscany Region is implementing the following actions:

1. In partnership with its regional agencies Toscana Promozione Turistica and Fondazione Sistema Toscana, the Region launched a new communication campaign for summer 2020, to promote new tourism experiences in safety. The campaign will take into consideration the new market needs and will target in particular Millennials and Z generation.

Andalusia: New actions to recover the impacts of the pandemic in the tourism sector (NEW 07/07)

The focus

Besides the Andalusia Tourism Contingency Plan for the COVID-19 crisis aiming to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis based on :i) Implementation of contingency actions, incentives to maintain employment, financing and business liquidity, and implementation of fiscal actions and ii) Marketing Actions (see more information here

Liguria: Covid-19 Recovery Actions on Tourism (NEW 07/07)

The actions

Liguria Region has created an online webpage gathering all the different measures deployed to support the recovery of the COVID-19 outbreak:

Flanders: Towards the Recovery of Tourism (NEW 30/06)

The region of Flanders is focusing its efforts on recover the tourism ecosystem with dedicated support for an amount of EUR 28.5 million and a tourism safe restart operation with the launch of an app.

Catalonia: Towards the Recovery of Tourism Businesses and Destinations (NEW 23/06)

The Tourism department of the Regional Government of Catalonia together with the Catalan Tourism Board, are working in cooperation with the local tourism public and private stakeholders in order to develop a strategy that can lead the recovery of the Catalan tourism businesses and destinations. The Catalan Tourism Recovery Plan is being defined through this participatory approach and it’s entitling also some reorientations on the Catalan Tourism Strategy and Marketing plan for the years to come.


The Barcelona City Council has release a Press kit on how Barcelona is preparing itself as a safe city to guarantee visits and access to its spaces during the post coronavirus period.

Region of Valencia: Recovery Plan for Tourism (NEW 23/06)

The region of Valencia has set up a Recovery Plan for Tourism against COVID -19 “RECUPERATUR COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA 2020”.

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