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Mediterranean NECSTouR members kicked off a new Interreg Euro-Med Community and a Cluster on Climate Change and Nature

On 10 and 11 April, around one hundred Mediterranean tourism professionals—including representatives of nine members of NECSTouR—were witnesses and protagonists in Rome of an amazing collective effort to start building connections and finding synergies between EuroMED Thematic Projects on Tourism and to share sustainable plans and strategies.

NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat welcomes our new Projects Officer!


My name is Adriana Tramullas De Nys, and I recently joined NECSTouR as a Projects Officer with the aim to support the team in a variety of ongoing European projects linked to sustainable tourism governance. My mission will be to:

JOB VACANCY: Managing Director

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NECSTouR, the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism, is a Brussels-based non-profit association that gathers more than 45 European regional tourism authorities and 30 associated members (universities, research institutes, representatives of tourism enterprises and sustainable tourism associations). We empower destinations to face the challenges to achieve a smarter and more sustainable tourism governance by sharing and deploying best practice solutions with our members and our key partners across Europe.

The new D3HUB project kicks off to provide sustainable data-driven solutions to destinations

  • The D3HUB project will create a self-sustainable European Tourism Data Competence Centre to support tourism destinations in developing their green and digital transitions.
  • Around 240 European DMOs and SMEs will benefit from the competence centre’s services, such as training, capacity building, awareness and more, by the end of 2027.

NECSTouR's leading destination managers share good practices during 2023 BTO

This year's BTO (Be Travel Onlife), Italy's leading innovation tourism fair on Digital Tourism and Innovation, took place on 22-23 November in Florence, hosted and organised by NECSTouR's vice-presidency, the Tuscany Region.

NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat Kindly Welcomes our new Communication Assistant!

Hello, my name is Clara Morales Llobet, and I will be the new Communications Assistant seconded by the Catalan Tourist Board to engage the NECSTouR members in the 2030 Pathway’s Process until next February. 

Some of my tasks will include:

  • Creating and publishing social media content for our corporate channels (LinkedIn and X). 

  • Updating NECSTouR’s website

  • Crafting the biweekly newsletter “Live from Brussels”. 

NECSTouR Tourism of Tomorrow Lab Spanish Leaders at TIS 2023 Forge Path to Sustainable Data-Driven Policies

In a groundbreaking collaboration, our Tourism of Tomorrow Lab (ToTLab) department and its esteemed Spanish premium members - Turismo Andaluz, Basquetur, Catalonia, Navarra and Valencia Region - have taken significant strides towards a data-driven European tourism policy at the Tourism Innovation Summit 2023 (TIS).

Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2023 highlight initiatives towards Slower, Smarter and Regenerative Tourism

Last 19 October, Paphos – the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2023 – hosted the award ceremony of the Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2023.
This year’s edition focused on Smart Tourism – Smart Destinations: Cultural Heritage & Creativity, Digitalisation, Sustainability’.

European Tourism Data Space High-Level Event | We need to train the decision makers so they can properly interpret data results and take decisions accordingly

Brussels, 25-26 September 2023. 

European Tourism Data Space High-Level Event organised by the two European Tourism Data Space projects – DATES and DSFT, coordinated by AnySolution and Modul University Vienna took place this week in Brussels. It addressed key actors in the tourism sector and data experts. 

European Tourism Data Space High Level Event

Brussels, 25 September 2023. Technical workshop on the European Data Space for Tourism in collaboration with the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab Partners. 

12h30-17h30, hosted by our member Galicia Region at Fundación Galicia-Europa premisesRue de la Loi, 38-2º.

Terms of Reference for the Selection of an Expert To Develop a Blueprint for Tourism Regional Climate Action Plans in the Med Area

In the framework of the Euro-MED Community4Tourism Project, NECSTouR and the CPMR are looking for specialised consultant who will be responsible for drawing up a “Blueprint for Regional Climate Action Plans” for all the destinations and Tourism organisations from the (both shores of the) Mediterreanean that are signatories to, or interested in signing the

NECSTouR Annual General Meeting 2023: Driving Tourism for Flourishing Communities

Paris, France - The NECSTouR Annual General Meeting 2023 took place on June 6th and 7th at the Île-de-France Regional Council in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, Paris, bringing together more than 30 regional tourism leaders from across Europe. The event aimed to foster collaboration and share strategies to make tourism a catalyst for prosperous and sustainable communities.