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Axis between Europe and Africa and meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this region has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history and prehistory. The region of Andalusia has a surface area of 87,268 km² and represents 17.3% of Spain. It is, on its own, larger than countries like Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria or Switzerland. The diversity of landscapes and geographical terrain gives rise to an array of environments that go from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to luxuriant mid-mountain areas, volcanic landscapes such as the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada. The Guadalquivir is Andalusia’s most important river and brings life to many areas in its journey across the region. In barely forty kilometers you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean. The coast of Andalusia stretches for almost 900 kilometres and is home to a large number of cities, towns and beaches that are a delight to visit. The whole ensemble represents a range of attractions for tourists that goes from impressive monuments in large towns to typical small villages, which have provided a constant source of inspiration for all kinds of artists. Andalusia today is a modern region with well-developed infrastructure. It offers a warm welcome to visitors and, while conscious of the need to modernise and move forward with the times, it is also careful to take care of its roots and maintain its important cultural heritage and monuments, legacy of the region’s ancestors. Andalusia is the main holiday destination for Spanish nationals and one of the principal destinations for overseas tourists. Don’t miss it. Andalusia loves you… For more information visit: https://juntadeandalucia.es/organismos/turismoregeneracionjusticiayadministracionlocal.html and www.andalucia.org    

HEADQUARTER: Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration Regional Government of Junta de Andalucia Avda. de Roma, s/n Sevilla 41013, Spain Telephone +34 955 03 55 00   CONTACT PERSON 1: Manuel Alejandro Cardenete Flores  Deputy Minister Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration Regional Government of Junta de Andaluciaffee.viceconsejeria.ctrjal@juntadeandalucia.es

CONTACT PERSON 2: Marina Delgado Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration Regional Government of Junta de Andaluciamarina.delgado@juntadeandalucia.es  

HEADQUARTER: Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration Regional Government of Junta de Andalucia Avda. de Roma, s/n Sevilla 41013, Spain Telephone +34 955 03 55 00   CONTACT PERSON 1: Manuel Alejandro Cardenete Flores  Deputy Minister Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration Regional Government of Junta de Andaluciaffee.viceconsejeria.ctrjal@juntadeandalucia.es

CONTACT PERSON 2: Marina Delgado Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration Regional Government of Junta de Andaluciamarina.delgado@juntadeandalucia.es  

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The European Commission published the first pledges to the Tourism Transition Pathway

The Commission published a first summary of stakeholders committments to the Tourism Transition Pathway (TTP) to highlight interesting messages and great examples, including the one from NECSTouR and those Members Regions that already shared their committment to the TPP.

 

NECSTouR wants to help build the future of BEST MED and DESTIMED PLUS

NECSTouR was invited to take part in the policy session of the joint final event of the Interreg MED projects DESTIMED PLUS and BEST MED, hosted in Rome by Lazio Region on June 21. The event brought together key actors in the field of sustainable tourism and conservation to discuss how to better connect and integrate the initiatives of both projects. Thomas Guillot, project officer in NECSTouR took part in the session on “International and European Tourism policies for sustainable and responsible tourism”.

NECSTouR speaks at Gaia-X Tourism Data Space Event

On Thursday 9 June 2022 Cristina Nuñez, NECSTouR Director, and Ana Moniche BermejoSenior Analyst, Turismo Andaluz and NECSTouR Tourism of Tomorrow Lab, were pleased to give a keynote address at the Tourism Data Spaces online event "How Can Dataspaces Contribute to the Tourism Development in Europe Through Citizen-Centred Offerings" by Gaia-X, the frontr

Gaia-X Tourism Data Space Event “How can dataspaces contribute to the tourism development in Europe through citizen-centred offerings?”

NECSTouR is pleased to announce our participation in the Tourism Data Spaces online event by Gaia-X, the frontrunner of the European and global democratic approach to digitalisation and data spaces, taking place on 9 June 2022 from 09:30 – 16:00 CET.

2022 Easter Period Impact on the Tourism Sector in Andalucia

Expectations for the period

The forecasts pointed to an Easter Week with very positive results with data very similar to those of 2019 - before the pandemic of Covid-19 - with an occupancy rate of more than 70% during the week, and during the weekend it could even reach 95 and 100% occupancy in some parts of the region.

 

2022 Easter Period Impact on the Tourism Sector in NECSTouR Regions

As the tourism sector continues to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic, we are monitoring how the 2022 Easter period impacted tourism in NECSTouR regions.

We will position your insights among our members, DG GROW and our tourism stakeholders.

We have already gathered insights from some of the members of our network:

MED Sustainable tourism Convention in Barcelona

The MED Sustainable tourism Convention is the occasion for the Mediterranean tourism stakeholders to debate on key topics related to Sustainable Tourism in the region. The event promotes the encounter of organisations, regions and experts of the tourism sector with different territorial cooperation projects of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, bringing together their experiences and contributing to a more sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region.

ToT Lab Releases Executive Summary Report on "Strategies to Attract Technological Talent to the Tourism Sector: A Study for the Valencia Region"

On 31st March, Tourism of Tomorrow Lab - the new NECSTouR Department which delivers services based on data to Premium members - fulfilled its first deliverable in the form of the webinar  "Strategies to Attract Technological Talent to the Tourism Sector: A Study for the Valencia Region".

Tourism of Tomorrow Lab Report ‘How to Attract Technological Talent to Tourism’

This report is an extract of a study carried out by the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab department of NECSTouR for the Region of Valencia and other Premium destinations within its network.

 

Executive Summary

This document is a brief summary of a broader work which aims to improve efforts to attract, retain, and train technological talent for the tourism sector.

This study replies to three specific questions:

Balance of the Impact of the war in Ukraine in Andalucia

Pre-crisis Situation

  • 2019: 32,5 million travellers (+6,1% than 2018)
  • 2020: 13,4 million travellers (-59% than 2019)
  • 2021: 20,1 million travellers (+ 50% than 2020)
  • 2022 estimates 28 million travellers (+39% than 2021 and -14% than 2019) we will recover ¾ of the tourism lost during the crisis.

Russian represent around 0.003% of our tourism. Andalusia is the fifth Spanish region in terms of the volume of Russian tourism.

NECSTouR president presents our strategic actions on data monitoring during Panoramed event on costal and maritime tourism

NECSTouR President Dr. Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, deputy-minister from Andalucía Region, presented the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab and data-oriented projects in the Mediterranean area during PANORAMED high-level event on coastal and maritime tourism. It was the first public event unveiling our Handbook on How to use EU recovery funds and ERDF 2021-2027 for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean region.

NECSTouR presidency shares our priorities during the 2nd European Cruise Dialogue

On March 1st, 2022, the Directorate General for Maritime Affaires and Fisheries (DG MARE) organised the 2nd European Cruise Dialogue in Brussels. NECSTouR took part in the event through our president to share our priorities for sustainable cruise tourism management.

Our president Manuel Alejandro Cardenete from the Andalusian Region was invited to represent NECSTouR in this dialogue.