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02/10/2020

The Vision of European Regions for the Tourism of Tomorrow in 2050 Released

  • 02/10/2020

NECSTouR Regions agreed on their vision for the future European Agenda for Tourism 2050 and committed to mainstream the EU Recovery Plan to finance a sustainable recovery of the tourism ecosystem. This at the latest Extraordinary General Assembly meeting last 2nd of October.

Read our Vision for the Tourism of Tomorrow
Check our Members’ Initiatives which inspired that Vision

 

In view of the European Tourism Convention called by the European Commission (12 October 2020), NECSTouR members gathered to build consensus on how the future European Agenda for Tourism 2050 should provide a framework for a true European Tourism policy, where regions have a key role in  leading the tourism recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to emerge more sustainable and resilient.

The Vision of European Regions for the Tourism of Tomorrow 2050 resulting from the debate gathers the NECSTouR recommendation - including principles, commitments and proposals to shape the future agenda. This results also from a capitalisation exercise from the18 initiatives deployed by NECSTouR Regions.

 

“Our General Assembly today is endorsing  our commitment to build and finance the strategies which will accelerate the greening and digital transition of our tourism ecosystems and will come up with concrete proposal for us to share during the European Tourism Convention”
said Mr Patrick Torrent, President of NECSTouR.


A picture speaks more than a thousand words:

 

Vision

 

The General Assembly hosted a debate with the Tourism Head of Unit at the European Commission, Ms Anna Athanasopoulou about the regions’ role in building effective recovery and regeneration of the tourism ecosystem.

“NECSTouR Regions are willing to co-create and implement the future European Tourism Agenda. When it comes to recovery strategies, we are the first and most direct partner for the European Commission since we are in contact with the sector daily”
Mr Jan Korthoudt, Vice President of NECSTouR stated.

 

The session concluded with the virtual workshop "Sustainable Tourism Products for Recovery: Combining the Industrial Strategy and Circular Economy Plan", which is part of the network’s work programme “Driving behavioral change for sustainable tourism destinations. This was the  occasion for NECSTouR members and partners to share good practices and recommendations on how to engage in sustainable tourism product development and consumption”. (summary report - for members only)

 

Related Links

- The Vision of European Regions for the Tourism of Tomorrow 2050
- Annex -  NECSTouR Members’ outstanding initiatives leading to the “5S of the Sustainable Tourism of Tomorrow”
- Visual Summary of the Vision
- Summary Report of NECSTouR Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting 2020 (for Members only)
- Summary Report of NECSTouR Workshop "Sustainable Tourism Products for Recovery: Combining the Industrial Strategy and Circular Economy Plan" (for members only)