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The Main European Tourism Regions Set the Roadmap Towards the Sustainable Tourism of Tomorrow During the 10th NECSTouR General Assembly Meeting Held in the Canary Islands

The 36 Regions members of NECSTouR approved in their General Assembly Meeting an interregional cooperation strategy to deliver rapid solutions to the common destination challenges, such as the territory preservation, managing big data and stimulating talent as drivers for the sustainability and competitiveness of the territory.

NECSTouR in a New Partnership to Focus on Sustainable Tourism in Europe

Representing academic experts, national tourism organisations, industry, local government and other stakeholders, the partnership models the creative collaboration needed between public and private sectors to develop better policy and tourism products. The goals of the partnership are to create actionable policy, to use smart data, analysis and actionable insights to make destinations attractive and viable places to live, work and visit in the long-term.

NECSTouR Welcomes Sustainability as the Key-priority of the Finnish Presidency to the EU

NECSTouR congratulates the Finnish Government for having chosen to focus its semester of Presidency of the Council of the European Union - from July until December 2019 - around the slogan "Sustainable Europe, Sustainable Future".

The priorities for Finland’s Presidency are

NECSTouR in a New Partnership to Focus on Sustainable Tourism in Europe


Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism) have agreed to work together on sustainable tourism and best practice sharing to support policy development in destinations across Europe.

EU Leaders met in Sibiu and made Recommendations for the Future of Europe


With the occasion of the Europe Day, the Leaders of the European Union have gathered in Sibiu to discuss and look ahead to their common future.

The "Sibiu Declaration" lists the 10 commitments that they unanimously agreed to make the European Union stronger and its future brighter. Read the Sibiu Declaration.

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.

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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.