The initiative "Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism" is one of the 11 thematic Areas of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry), by the European Commission.

S3 Platform

NECSTouR support this initiative, which is promoted by some of its member Regions: Andalucia (ES) (leader), Catalonia (ES), Lazio (IT), Tuscany (IT), Valencia (ES)

A more detailed description of that initiative and further information about that are available here.

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"Smart Destination" Online International Conference

The Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur organised the international online conference of the Smart Destination project.

Call for Contribution: Let's develop the Tourism of Tomorrow through Data Analysis

Do you believe that data analysis will play a pivotal role in regenerating our industry, badly damaged by the COVID-19 outbreak? Are you facing any challenge with data for tourism-related purposes? Is it likely you plan to work with third party players for the sourcing & analysis of data over the next 18 months?

If so, the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab may come up with solutions to help your recovery

Committee of Regions: Regions and cities use the COVID-19 crisis to spark a debate on resilience and sustainability in the tourism sector

On 8 December, an opinion drafted by Manuel Alejandro Cardenete Flores (ES/Renew Europe), Deputy Minister for Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Vice-President of NECSTouR, was presented during the plenary session of the Committee of Regions.

NECSTouR at the Tourism Innovation Summit 2020: Summary Report

NECSTouR was strategic partner at the TIS - Tourism Innovation Summit, 2020 (25-27 November 2020, Seville).


Tourism Innovation Summit 2020

TIS - Tourism Innovation Summit is a Conference and Showroom about technology for the tourism and travel industry. 2020 edition took place on 25th to 27th of November 2020 in Seville - Spain.


NECSTouR Executive Committee agrees on which actions to focus efforts for Regional Recovery

NECSTouR Executive Committee met last 28th of October to debrief on the meeting with the Director General of DG Internal Market – Ms Kerstin Jorna, follow up of the European Tourism Convention and agree the next strategic actions of NECSTouR.


NECSTouR ToT Lab rewarded by the European Commission


The NECSTouR project Tourism of Tomorrow Lab has just been rewarded by the European Commission. It will shortly benefit from expertise business and legal advisory support the commercial running of the project in the market.


European Tourism Convention

In the Communication Tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond, adopted on 13 May 2020, the European Commission announced a European Tourism Convention to launch a dialogue on sustainable recovery and the strategic orientations for the tourism of tomorrow, and to guide future work and cooperation on tourism (towards a European Agenda for Tourism 2050).

Andalusia: COVID-19 – Tourism Contigency Plan (Update 27/04)

Junta de Andalucía has created a task force to overcome the crisis appointing experts from different departments: among others Marketing, Communication, Statistics and Big Data, from different organizational structures in the Andalusia Regional Government. This multidisciplinary team continuously analyses the evolution of the pandemic and its effects on the World, Spanish and Andalusian tourism industry. The Regional Government of Andalusia has drawn up a Contingency Plan based on the results of the first estimations on the possible evolution of tourism in the region by 2020, to which 300 million € have been allocated.

Insights from the NECSTouR and Amadeus Workshop "Smart use of big data for sustainable management and promotion of destinations"

NECSTouR destination Managers specialised in data management, publicity and marketing and Amadeus gathered in Marbella to discuss on how to smartly use data for online promotion and sustainable management for the promotion of their destination and to find out more about the relevance and sources of data and concrete case studies from other European Destinations.


Meeting of the Digital Tourism Network

Meeting of the Digital Tourism Network organised by the European Commission on 18 March 2019 in Brussels.

Boosting industrial transformation through Interregional cooperation and S3: Digitalisation, clusters and smart specialisation

This workshop will discuss how to boost industrial transformation by linking digitalisation, clusters and smart specialisation. The session will explore practical cases that support digital transformation by connecting ecosystems and clusters, including in so-called lagging regions. The cases will cover digital innovation hubs, European Cluster Partnerships, ERDF investments and interregional partnerships under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.