We are the Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism, bringing together 30 strong regions competent in tourism associated to tourism-related academic organisations and representatives of sustainable and responsible tourism business networks from 17 European Countries.

Since 2007 NECSTouR has been at the forefront of European tourism policy, lobbying to strengthen the presence of regions in the European arena.

Join the largest European Network of Regions committed to competitive and sustainable tourism.

Benefits for our Members

Sharing experiences on sustainable and competitive tourism decision making

Raising Members’ expertise to influence the Tourism Policy

Promoting your region to a European / international audience 

Being part of a dynamic network to make smart connections

Latest Updates


UNWTO International Network of Tourism Observatories (INSTO) will hold its 2018 Global INSTO Meeting on the 22/...


The 11th Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe will be held in Pafos,...


This year’s programme will evolve around the topic of “The Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy: making EU tourism stronger...


International Workshop promoted by the MITOMED+ project at the European Parliament:

"Towards Sustainable Maritime and Coastal...


…camminare, pedalare, cavalcare, navigare per oltre 600 chilometri su antiche restere fluviali, secolari ferrovie dismesse, suggestivi cammini spirituali, ippovie tra colli e...

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...


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...


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

You can...

NECSTouR in Numbers

Facts and figures about our organisation

th Anniversary


Since 2007 NECSTouR has been at the forefront of European tourism policy, lobbying to strengthen the presence of regional destinations in the European arena.

Member Regions


NECSTouR is the Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism gathering 37 Tourism Regional Authorities and 35 representatives of the academic and business sectors

Events in 2017


In 2017 NECSTouR representatives made 36 interventions, directly organised 25 activities and participated in other 15 events.

/20 top-Regions


New data on Tourism by Eurostat reverals how 14 of the top-20 EU Tourism Destinations in 2016 are members of NECSTouR.

NECSTour Strategic Alliances