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Masterclass: Empowering Destination Leaders to Deliver Sustainability

NECSTouR and SPEL-Turismo Lanzarote are committed to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable tourism governance, in line with both the European Tourism Agenda 2030 and the Glasgow targets.

An exciting 2022 for NECSTouR! What’s next? Looking forward to many interesting projects for 2023

We are very grateful to our network for this year, full of activities, insightful meetings, projects, and great events. Since 2007, we have undertaken a unique journey reaching today more than 70 organisations around Europe, namely 40+ Tourism Regional Managing Authorities and 29 associated and academic members from the Private and Public sectors representing 21 European countries. Finally, we are expanding with a bright team coming from different European regions, united by the passion for tourism!

DATES: Turning the vision of a European Tourism Data Space into reality

NECSTouR proudly announces to be part of the EU-funded DATES Tourism Data Space project. The aim of this project is to explore approaches and options for deploying a secure and trusted tourism data space, ensuring transparent control of data access, use and re-use.

NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat welcomes our new Network Marketing and Communication Manager

Ciao, my name is Irene Paolinelli and I have joined NECSTouR's team as Network Marketing and Communication Manager. I will be working with Cristina, Tomaso, Oyana and Justine with the mission of:

NECSTouR permanent secretariat kindly welcomes our new project officer

Hello, Hallo, Salut, Hola, Ciao!


I am Justine Bauters, the new European Tourism Project Officer at NECSTouR. I will be supporting the team in a variety of tasks related to European Tourism projects.

My main tasks will consist of

NECSTouR Director Speaks at DG GROW Tourism Unit Transition Pathway for Tourism Stakeholder Event

As we continue to implement our key work programme missions towards achieving a more sustainable tourism of tomorrow, these also align with the European Commission's Tourism Transition Pathway and their Call for Commitments to the Pathway.

Job Vacancy: Network Marketing and Communication Manager

Are you the networking master, the communications expert, the marketing guru looking to join a European dynamic community dealing with tourism-related projects and policies based in Brussels? We are NECSTouR - the voice of the European regions for sustainable tourism. Let’s talk!

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”.

Report: Star Cities Starts Its Final Phase in Hamburg

After a successful meeting in Ljubljana, all partners of the Interreg Europe project STAR Cities met again in Hamburg (Germany) on the 5th and 6th of May 2022. The workshop and study visits were hosted by the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg. NECSTouR was happy to be among them.

NECSTouR Intervenes in High-Level "Transition of EU tourism – EU Funding Opportunities" Webinar

On 20 June 2022, NECSTouR's Director presented testimony and good practices of using EU funds for tourism in practice at the "Transition of EU tourism – EU Funding Opportunities" Webinarorganised by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions.