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


The 64th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU), will be held between 27-30 May 2019, in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting will be...


What trends are shaping urban areas and the way cities create economic growth and well-being for their citizens? How can you build...


The Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 aims at being the reference event for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean area...


NECSTouR and Canary Islands Region are pleased to invite you to attend the Thematic Conference "Applying Tourism Trends on Data,...


On 2 and 3 May, Minister for Tourism Ben Weyts visited the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián, Basque Country. During this edition, Flanders and the...


Sinds 2018 mag VVV Zuid-Limburg zich partner noemen van de European Federation of Saint James Way. Deze organisatie verenigt de verschillende landen en regio’s in Europa...


“Interregional Learning Event” in historisch Sittard en fruitgemeente Eijsden-Margraten


VVV Zuid-Limburg organiseerde deze week de...


Un "parcours de la gastronomie en Ile-de-France", destiné à mettre en valeur les produits culinaires régionaux, a été lancé officiellement mercredi par la présidente de la...

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.