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Contribution of NECSTouR on Cycle Tourism during the World Tourism Day 2018



Mr Josep Rodrígues from the Province of Barcelona, intervened on behalf of NECSTouR to the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018. The conference was organised this year in Belgian Limburg on September 26th – 28th, in the framework of the World Tourism Day (27 September 2018).

NECSTouR Contributes to the EU Cruise Dialogue for the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Arctic


NECSTouR Vice-President, Mr Jan Korthoudt from Flanders Region, represented NECSTouR at the 4th Cruise Dialogue, gathering all the main representatives from the public and private sector interested by the Cruise Tourism.

The event of this year was organised in Nantes on the 25th of September and was focused on the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Arctic

South Limburg reflects on Future Tourism Opportunities for Sustainable Development

VVV Zuid-Limburg organised an inspirational afternoon with drivers and policymakers about sustainable tourism at the end of last week.
The aim was to reflect about the opportunities that the sustainable tourism market can offer in the future.

On the picture from left to right:
Dirk van der Ven from Wallas, Sandra Baan from IBI2, Desiree de Lange from Greenkey, Eric Geurts from the Province of Limburg, Anya Niewierra from VVV Zuid-Limburg, Jana Apih from Slovenia Green and Albert Salman from Green Destinations.



NECSTouR participated to the Debate Around a Code of Ethics for Low Cost Airlines


NECSTouR contributed to the round table discussion on air passenger rights for sustainable tourism, organised by the Member of the European Parliament Istvan Ujhelyi on the 5th September.

The debate had a special focus on low cost airlines and the several events that have occurred this summer and discussed the proposal of MEP Ujhelyi of  creating a Code of Ethics for Low-Cost Airlines.

NECSTouR contributed to the debate with some contribution gathered among its member Regions.

Project Meeting of MITOMED+ in Porec


The 9th project meeting of MITOMED+ Project has been held in Porec (HR), on the 4th and 5th of September 2018.

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

NECSTouR Explores a Possible Cooperation with the German Parliament


Representatives of NECSTouR attended the German Bundestag Reception on the 27th of August in Brussels. The event has been hosted by Mr. Volker Timmermann, Chargé d’affairs of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Belgium

The aim of the event was to discuss about the main tourism priorities for the German Bunderstagand namely Visa, Transport and Internal Market.

We are launching a new website and opening new delegations at Biosphere


At Biosphere we continue to innovate to provide the best service for the development of responsible tourism internationally, which contributes to create a new way of traveling and discovering our planet.

We have improved the design of our website, updating our image and offering a more clear, uniform and simple interface.

NECSTouR President Presents in Belfast on how Maximising the Impact of Tourism on Local Neighbourhoods


Mr Patrick Torrent - NECSTouR President, Catalonia Region - intervened during a session on ‘Maximising the Impact of Tourism on Local Neighbourhoods’, organised at The Sta Mary’s University College campus on the Falls Road (West Belfast) on the 8th of August.

Launch of STAR Cities project : The new European Project to Develop Sustainable River Tourism within five European Cities


In the context of the third call of the Interreg Europe Programme, STAR Cities (Sustainable Tourism for Attractivity of Riverside Cities) project has been launched on June, 1st 2018.

The goal of the Interreg Europe Programme is to help European regions in the draft and implementation of regional policies. The exchange of experiences, knowledge and good practices amongst the partners and stakeholders located in different European regions will help to achieve this objective.

Presenté le plan d’urgence pour relancer le tourisme en Île-de-France


Dès 2016, Valérie Pécresse, Présidente de la Région Île-de-France, avait annoncé un plan d’urgence pour relancer le tourisme en Île-de-France, faire revenir les touristes à Paris Région et améliorer la qualité de l’accueil des visiteurs français et internationaux.

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


The Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2017 has been published and reverals how regions of Spain, France and Italy remained the top tourism destinations in the EU in 2015.

#ScotlandIsNow Campaign Presentation


#ScotlandIsNow is the Scottish cross sectoral campaign to encourage people to not only visit but to live, study, work and invest in Scotland.

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