The crisis that hit the tourism sector in Europe as consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, draws attention from many sides to the need to support the sector's recovery on new bases.
From the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), to the Conference of Italian Regions, from UNWTO to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce of Belgium and Luxembourg, NECSTouR has been called over the past days as stakeholder of reference to share its views and regional best practices for recovery strategies on the European tourism sector in the post-COVID-19 crisis context.
Each event has been an opportunity to reinforce the cooperation with some of our key-stakeholders and to position the message and the work implemented by NECSTouR Regions on the post-Covid Tourism recovery. A selection of good practices has been presented, accordingly to the topic and audience of each event. To see all of them, check NECSTouR specific directory.
The message of NECSTouR
Accelerating the greening and digital transition of the European tourism ecosystems is at the core of NECSTouR recovery plan, where we aim at transforming our tourism ecosystems while building recovery. Indeed, NECSTouR Regions are persuaded that only such behavioral change can drive to the safety and resilience of the sector.
Therefore, NECSTouR Regions rely on good practices exchange and regular dialogue with EU Institutions and industry players through the network so that the necessary knowledge is build and joint actions are developed maximising interregional cooperation Check NECSTouR specific directory.
This will enable a serious work to build longer term tourism strategies tackling the business models transformation while building recovery: the tourism of tomorrow which Commissioner Breton calls for and the 5 “S” of the sustainable tourism of tomorrow that NECSTouR has been building and which now must be accelerated having safety and resilience as the top priority but also keep in mind the Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the WTO.
10 June, 14-16: CEMR COVID Task Force Meeting
Ms Sandra de Puig participated to the exchange of information and experience on issues relevant for local and regional government associations organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) at their COVID Task Force virtual meeting.
12 June, 15-16.30: Video conference “The EU response to the COVID-19 crisis”
Ms Sandra de Puig presented the European Regional good practices to inspire the virtual debate organised by the Brussels Delegation of Emilia Romagna.
12 June: UNWTO Webinar “Tourism sustainability and statistics in the time of COVID-19”
Ms Ana Moniche intervened about the critical role of data for tourism in COVID-19 crisis. She presented the good practices of Andalusia and NECSTouR and it has been the opportunity to advocate for an adequate system of statistics for monitoring tourism policies for European regions.
17 June, 11-12.30: Open panel discussion “The tourism sector in post-COVID-19 Europe: challenges and opportunities”
Ms Cristina Nunez participated to this open panel organised by the Embassy of Spain in the Kingdom of Belgium and the Spanish Tourist Office in Belgium