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NECSTouR brought strategies on Sustainable Riverside Tourism to Interreg Europe Workshop

On Thursday 27 May 2021, the Policy Learning Platform of the Interreg Europe program hosted an online thematic workshop on the topic of "Living rivers, a driver of sustainable regional development". As member of the Star Cities project, NECSTouR was invited to present "strategies to make sustainable riverside tourism a staple in every region".

Travel and Tourism stakeholders call for swift adoption and implementation of harmonised EU travel rules

Ahead of the EU Ambassadors’ meeting on 11 June, NECSTouR and other European travel and tourism industry associations call on Member States to approve the Commission’s proposal to start lifting travel restrictions in the EU in a coordinated way(1).

European Cultural Tourism Awards 2021

Regenerating European Tourism through Culture, Heritage and Creativity is the overall theme of the European Cultural Tourism Awards 2021.

Report: Star Cities Learning Session on Environment & Sustainability

The Interreg Europe Star Cities project organised a virtual interregional learning session during the mornings of the 20th and 21st of April. It was the last learning session, originally intended to take place in Ljubljana.

Europe’s Travel & Tourism Sector welcomes adoption of “EU Digital Covid Certificate“ Regulation and urges swift implementation

NECSTouR and the other members of the European Tourism Manifesto alliance warmly welcomes the adoption of the “EU Digital COVID Certificate” Regulation. The Alliance calls on Member States to ensure swift implementation before July to support the restart of the sector in time for the vital summer season, and to restore freedom of movement within the EU and Schengen Area.

Tourism stakeholders’ position on Digital Green Certificate Trilogues & Council Recommendation on travel coordination

Today, a group of key travel and tourism players - including NECSTouR - released a position paper urging the European Council and Commission to speed up decision making with regard to Green Certificate.

It urges also the main European institutions to accelerate decisions on travel restrictions towards the season.

It summarises the tourism stakeholders’ position on Digital Green Certificate Trilogues and on the Council Recommendation on travel coordination.

Call for Partners: Explore Paris wants to create an European network of alternative urban tourism

Explore Paris is looking for potential partners for a project to set up an European network of alternative urban tourism. Through this partnership, they would like to look at urban tourism in a different way; enjoy the cultural, artistic and festive facets of a city that are sometimes little known and the occasion to to meet its inhabitants. They aim for tourists to discover the city off the beaten track and redefine the city's borders.

Report: Star Cities Learning Session on Governance and Cooperation

The Interreg Europe Star Cities project organised a virtual interregional learning session from February 9 to 12. Adapting its work programme to the sanitary situation, the event was originally intended to take place near Paris, France. 

NECSTouR Regions and the #Tourism4Recovery Campaign: Let's travel to tomorrow together

#Tourism4Recovery Campaign showcases the impact of investments in building a more sustainable, resilient, and innovative tourism sector and urges EU and National policymakers to firmly anchor Tourism in Recovery and Resilience plans.

NECSTouR is pleased to be one of the promoters of this campaign, along with its partners in the European Tourism Manifesto alliance.

#Tourism4Recovery Campaign is composed by:
 

Europe’s travel & tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan in time for summer

NECSTouR, along with its partners in the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, have released a road map for re-opening travel and tourism in Europe. 

It is made of concrete recommendations, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

Check the press release here

 

EU Manifesto’s contribution to the national recovery & resilience plans: Accelerate Recovery by investing in Sustainable Tourism

With the contribution of NECSTouR,  the European Tourism Manifesto called the EU Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans and has released last 9th of February a detailed paper presenting a non-exhaustive list of reforms and investment ideas related to travel and tou

Call for contribution to the DG REGIO Study on COVID-19 Impact on Tourism

Following a Call for Tender, NECSTouR is engaged in a partnership devoted to conduct a study on regional tourism on behalf of the European Commission. NECSTouR members are invited to participate in this survey on how the tourism sector can be made more resilient in the future.