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MITOMED+ Project Meeting in Marbella

 

The 12th project meeting of MITOMED+ Project has been held in Marbella (ES), on the 8th May 2019.

The event has been attended by NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat and representatives from the other Members involved in this project – Tuscany Region, Andalusia, Poreç Institute of Agriculture and Tourism and the University of Girona.

NECSTouR Joins ETOA's Strategic Partner Meeting to Foster Sustainability in Tourism

 

Last 7th of May, NECSTouR has been invited as a Strategic Partner by the European Tourism Association (ETOA) to brainstorm and plan future actions to optimise the European collective resources and skills in order to lead debate and take practical action in the long-term interests of destinations, tourism and the visitor economy.

Minister Weyts promotes Flanders’ food in San Sebastian

 

On 2 and 3 May, Minister for Tourism Ben Weyts visited the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián, Basque Country. During this edition, Flanders and the city of Bruges have officially been presented as host for the 6th edition of the congress in 2020.

Read more: https://www.fdfa.be/en/weyts-promotes-flanders’-food-in-san-sebastian

 

NECSTouR Facilitates the Debate on Hospitality Sector’s Contribution to Sustainable Tourism

 

Mr Olle Jonang - Vastra Gotaland Region and NECSTouR Executive Committee member - has been the moderator of a panel session about "Hospitality sector’s contribution to sustainable tourism" during the URBAN-WASTE Final Conference "Waste Management in Tourism. Does It Even Matter?"

NECSTouR and NIT advised on Tourism and Sustainable Mobility the CIVITAS Destinations' Partners

Mrs Sandra de Puig as NECSTouR coordinator and Mr Ulf Sonntag as Head of Market Research at the Institute for Tourism Research in Northern Europe of Kiel (NIT-Kiel) presented in Elba Island their recommendations on tourism and sustainable mobility to the destinations managers partners of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS Project.

NECSTouR Regional Cases for Data Measurement presented in Berlin

 

NECSTouR Project Officer, Mrs. Marta Domper, presented the NECSTouR experience on data measurement to better manage destinations at the International Conference "Measuring Sustainability in Tourism – Opportunities and Limitations".

 

The two initiatives presented are implemented in the framework of the NECSTouR Working Group on Indicators:

Zuid-Limburg verwelkomt BRANDTour partners

 

“Interregional Learning Event” in historisch Sittard en fruitgemeente Eijsden-Margraten

 

L'Ile-de-France lance son parcours de la gastronomie

 

Un "parcours de la gastronomie en Ile-de-France", destiné à mettre en valeur les produits culinaires régionaux, a été lancé officiellement mercredi par la présidente de la Région, Valérie Pécresse.

Ce parcours doit "être une vitrine internationale du patrimoine culinaire", "permettre aux touristes de découvrir la gastronomie francilienne", et "renforcer l'attractivité de la région", a expliqué la conseillère régionale et chef cuisinière Babette de Rozières, qui porte le projet depuis plus de trois ans.

NECSTouR reflects on Tourism and Culture with Brazilian and Portuguese Academics

 

NECSTouR Working Group Leader on Cultural Tourism - Mr José Luis Maestro, Galicia Region - presented the Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit", as a good example on how to balance Tourism and Cultural Heritage preservation.

 

NECSTouR Contributes to the MED Policy Recommendations on Sustainable Tourism

As part of the MITOMED+ Project, NECSTouR Secretariat and some of its members (Andalusia, Insittute of Agriculte and Tourism in Porec and CNR-IBIMET) attended the Workshop of the MED Sustainability Community "Towards Policy Recommendations on Sustainable Tourism: Shaping the Results of the MED Community".

NECSTouR inspires the Future of the Short-term Rental and Single Market with the Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit"

 

NECSTouR Vice-President, Mr Jan Korthoudt Flanders Region, presented the view of NECSTouR Member Regions on legislative challenges and opportunities linked with the Short-term rental and the Single Market, during a Lunch Debate organised by the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) at the European Parliament.