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NECSTouR candidacy to the board of Affiliate Members of UNWTO 2021

After a successful mandate 2019-2021, NECSTouR is pleased to renew its candidature as a Member of the Board of the UNWTO Affiliate Members.

NECSTouR and Tourism Manifesto’s Position on the Commission’s Proposals on Intra-EU and International Travel

70 travel and tourism organisations express their support to any effort – based on scientific evidence – to keep protecting and ensuring the freedom of movement and avoid a patchwork of diverging national measures within the EU/EEA as well as internationally.

 

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.

NECSTouR and Travel & Tourism stakeholders call on a coordinated response to the epidemiological situation

Travel & Tourism stakeholders call on EU and Member States for urgent alignment and coordination in their responses to the epidemiological situation.
A common and fully aligned approach on the eligibility and timing of booster doses, linked to the continued validity and use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate, is a must.

NECSTouR outlines the pathway from commitment to action at the 20th European Tourism Forum

Today, the NECSTouR President, Mr. Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, was pleased to participate to the 20th edition of the European Tourism Forum, co-organised by the Slovenian Presidency and the European Commission fully online and web streamed.

Call for Tenders: creation of an advocacy campaign for WINTER MED project

Our partners from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) – through its Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) and Islands Commission (IC), are looking for an experienced entity specialised in advocacy in the field of Sustainable Tourism to support the WINTER MED project with the creation and implementation of an EU-wide Advocacy Campaign.

NECSTouR lead the Regions Agenda of the Successful Tourism Innovation Summit 2021

Regional Tourism Authorities and DMOs were among the 432 speakers gathered at the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville on 10th – 12th of November, leading inspiring debates to reactive tourism in a more sustainable way through innovation.

Job Vacancy: Communication Officer

We are looking for a motivated colleague to join the Permanent Secretariat Team in Brussels, and support and innovate our way of managing our communication.

15 NECSTouR's Regions among the top-20 tourism destinations in the EU in 2020

The Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2021 has been published. Despite the tremendous impact that the Covid-19 is having on the Tourism sector, it reveals how 7 NECSTouR Members Regions - Canary Islands, , Coastal Croatia*, Ile-de-France, Catalonia, Andalucia, Veneto and Balearic Islands - are confirmed in the top-7 of the EU Regions with the highest number of Tourist nights. The Region of Occitanie is also in the top-10.

NECSTouR members' Commitment on Better Places to Live and Visit at the Future of Tourism World Summit

NECSTouR joined the Future of Tourism World Summit (26-27 October 2021), organised by the UNWTO, the Advanced Leadership Foundation and the Incyde Foundation of the Chambers of Commerce of Spain and renewed our members' commitment around the shared vision for a greener, more inclusive and resilient tourism.

Report: Star Cities Study Meeting on Environment & Sustainability in Ljubljana

For the first time since September 2019, the partners of the Interreg Europe project STAR Cities finally met again during a physical seminar held on October 5-6 2021 and hosted by the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR).

NECSTouR and Travel and Tourism Stakeholders’ Position on Lifting Unnecessary Travel Restrictions

With the summer now behind us, Europe is entering a different stage in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 74% of EU adults are now fully vaccinated and vaccination efforts are ongoing throughout Europe[1]. Despite the continued spread of the virus at community level, the impact of the pandemic on public health has been brought under control within the EU.