Our Committment

We are knowledgeable about tourism as a driver for Sustainable Development Goals and the twin transition of destinations “greening-digital” at the core of the Green Deal strategies.

Now we wish to scale this work up to the global climate action context. Therefore, we will keep undertaking actions to build a sustainable tourism destinations model and boost the greening-digital transition for us to become more competitive destinations.

We will gather them into this page.

As a first step of this journey, we have committed to the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.



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News and Best Practices

NECSTouR and its member Regions’ co-implementation of the Tourism Transition Pathway

Following the publication by the European Commission in February of the Tourism Transition Pathway (TTP), and their recent invitation for us to express our concrete commitment by answering their call for commitments survey, on 11th May we organised a successful webinar "How NECSTouR and our Regions can Implement the Tourism Transition Pathway Through Interregional Cooperation".

NECSTouR Vice President Torrent Speaks at High Level Debate at the United Nations Headquarters

On 4 May, NECSTouR Vice President Mr Torrent spoke at the High-level Thematic Debate “Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at the heart of an inclusive recovery”, convened by the President of the General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Webinar "How NECSTouR and our Regions can Implement the Tourism Transition Pathway Through Interregional Cooperation".

On Wednesday 11th May online from 11-12:30 CEST NECSTouR offers our members the chance to demonstrate your Region's efforts in sustainability leadership to the European Tourism Agenda, through our webinar "How NECSTouR and our Regions can Implement the Tourism Transition Pathway Through Interregional Cooperation".


More information will follow soon, in the meantime register here.


NECSTouR Exchanges with European Hotels and Restaurants on Joint Strategies towards Tourism Recovery

On 28 April, NECSTouR Vice-President Torrent, joined the General Assembly of HOTREC in Prague. He brought an overview on how NECSTouR is accelerating the European Tourism Recovery through the implementation of the Tourism Transition Pathway and other strategies on sustainable tourism, in front of the representatives of the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes in Europe.


NECSTouR workshop on climate Action Plan

Next 23rd of March from 10h30-12h30 CET (time still flexible) NECSTouR organizes a workshop on our climate Action Plan with Jeremy Smith (Travel Foundation) with the aim of:

Towards a green, digital and resilient economy: the European Growth Model

On 2 March 2022 the European Commission put forward a Communication on the European Growth Model. It recalls the common objectives the EU and its Member States have committed to with respect to the green and digital transition and to strengthening social and economic resilience.

NECSTouR Makes a further step ahead at FITUR 2022 Towards a Sustainable Tourism Recovery of the European Destinations

As one of the major world trade fair on Tourism, from 19 to 21 of January FITUR 2022 offered to the various NECSTouR Spanish members that were attending the opportunity to meet and discuss on their sustainable tourism plans for recovery.

NECSTouR re-elected to the board of Affiliate Members of UNWTO

After a successful mandate 2019-2021, NECSTouR is pleased to announce its re-election as Board Member of the UNWTO Affiliate Members for the period 2021- 2025.

NECSTouR Calls for Transforming Sustainable Destination through Data Sharing and Cooperation at BTO 2021

On 24 November, NECSTouR President, Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, addressed the subject of digitalization of destinations for frictionless and sustainable tourism at Be Travel Onlife (BTO) 2021 Conference, organized by the Tuscany Region. This was also the opportunity to meet Tuscan Tourism Authorities and enhance cooperation with our funding Region within the new NECSTouR Board of Directors.

Destination Net Zero Scottish Programme

A programme, worth almost £4 million, to support Scotland’s tourism industry on the journey to net zero is getting underway.

Catalysing A Decade of Climate Action in Global Travel and Tourism

On the afternoon of 4 November, NECSTouR organised an interactive, virtual tourism event as part of the COP26 Climate Summit, ahead with its members of VisitScotland and Tourism Declares and The Future of Tourism Coalition - partners on our Climate Action Plan.

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