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Call for Partners: Explore Paris wants to create an European network of alternative urban tourism

Explore Paris is looking for potential partners for a project to set up an European network of alternative urban tourism. Through this partnership, they would like to look at urban tourism in a different way; enjoy the cultural, artistic and festive facets of a city that are sometimes little known and the occasion to to meet its inhabitants. They aim for tourists to discover the city off the beaten track and redefine the city's borders.

Report: Star Cities Learning Session on Governance and Cooperation

The Interreg Europe Star Cities project organised a virtual interregional learning session from February 9 to 12. Adapting its work programme to the sanitary situation, the event was originally intended to take place near Paris, France. 

NECSTouR Regions and the #Tourism4Recovery Campaign: Let's travel to tomorrow together

#Tourism4Recovery Campaign showcases the impact of investments in building a more sustainable, resilient, and innovative tourism sector and urges EU and National policymakers to firmly anchor Tourism in Recovery and Resilience plans.

NECSTouR is pleased to be one of the promoters of this campaign, along with its partners in the European Tourism Manifesto alliance.

#Tourism4Recovery Campaign is composed by:
 

Europe’s travel & tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan in time for summer

NECSTouR, along with its partners in the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, have released a road map for re-opening travel and tourism in Europe. 

It is made of concrete recommendations, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

Check the press release here

 

European Cultural Tourism Awards 2021

Regenerating European Tourism through Culture, Heritage and Creativity is the overall theme of the European Cultural Tourism Awards 2021.

EU Manifesto’s contribution to the national recovery & resilience plans: Accelerate Recovery by investing in Sustainable Tourism

With the contribution of NECSTouR,  the European Tourism Manifesto called the EU Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans and has released last 9th of February a detailed paper presenting a non-exhaustive list of reforms and investment ideas related to travel and tou

Call for contribution to the DG REGIO Study on COVID-19 Impact on Tourism

Following a Call for Tender, NECSTouR is engaged in a partnership devoted to conduct a study on regional tourism on behalf of the European Commission. NECSTouR members are invited to participate in this survey on how the tourism sector can be made more resilient in the future.

You are invited to join the CHARMing Villages transnational route

With the CHARM project quickly arriving at its end, comes the moment for NECSTouR regions to join the CHARM vision for a rural tourism relying more and more on modern technologies (AR, VR, online booking, social networks...). If you're interested to have the opportunity to sponsor one of your village, join the CHARM movement!

Portuguese Presidency of the EU: Which Role for Tourism Recovery?

Portugal just took the Presidency of the Council of the European Union Until 30 June 2021. NECSTouR welcomes the willingness to include tourism in the presidency programme as one of the strategic sectors to Promote Europe’s recovery, cohesion and values.

Committee of Regions: Regions and cities use the COVID-19 crisis to spark a debate on resilience and sustainability in the tourism sector

On 8 December, an opinion drafted by Manuel Alejandro Cardenete Flores (ES/Renew Europe), Deputy Minister for Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Vice-President of NECSTouR, was presented during the plenary session of the Committee of Regions.

Report: Star Cities Learning Session on Products and Marketing

The Interreg Europe Star Cities project organised a virtual interregional learning session from October 20 to 22. Adapting its work programme to the sanitary situation, the event was originally intended to take place in Hamburg, Germany.

Smart Tourism Tools in the Mediterranean Destinations

Promoted at the CETT Smart Tourism Congress, the online workshop showcased smart tourism tools developed by three different projects dealing with Mediterranean destinations. Two of them were represented by NECSTouR members: Andalusia and Veneto.