NECSTouR has been one of the protagonists of the 2018 edition of the International Conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe, organised in Pafos (Cyprus) on the 25-27 October 2018 by the European Cultural Tourism Network.
Mr Patrick Torrent - President of NECSTouR, Catalan Tourism Board and Mr Hamid Kamil - Promotions and Business Tourism Director at the Paris Region Tourist Board - met on the 13th of November in Paris to discuss about the future cooperation among the two organisations.
On the occasion of the European Tourism Day 2018, Ms Eija Raasakka, Project Manager at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences has been invited to intervene on "Value creation and smart innovation in EU tourism", presenting the initiative "Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism", under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry), by the European Commission.
A representative of NECSTouR has been invited to present its experience on Indicators at the 2018 Meeting of the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), organised in Madrid, on the 22-23 October 2018.
Mrs Ana Moniche and Inmaculada Gallego from the Region of Andalusia, intervened as Leaders of NECSTouR Working Group on Indicators and presented the advances of the MITOMED+ initiative as a good practice on translating Destinations Needs into Data Needs.
On the occasion of the European Tourism Forum 2018, Mr Boštjan BRUMEN, Head of Internationalisation at the Slovenian Chamber of Tourism and Hospitality has been invited to intervene on "Strategic planning for sustainable tourism development".
NECSTouR Vice-President, Mr Jan Korthoudt from Flanders Region, represented NECSTouR at the 4th Cruise Dialogue, gathering all the main representatives from the public and private sector interested by the Cruise Tourism.
The event of this year was organised in Nantes on the 25th of September and was focused on the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Arctic
Mr Josep Rodrígues from the Province of Barcelona, intervened on behalf of NECSTouR to the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018. The conference was organised this year in Belgian Limburg on September 26th – 28th, in the framework of the World Tourism Day (27 September 2018).