Here you can find all the latest news and updates from NECSTouR and our members!

New partnership to Focus on Sustainable Tourism in Europe

May 30, 2019


Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism) have agreed to work together on sustainable tourism and best practice sharing to support policy development in destinations across Europe.


EU Leaders met in Sibiu and made Recommendations for the Future of Europe

May 09, 2019


With the occasion of the Europe Day, the Leaders of the European Union have gathered in Sibiu to discuss and look ahead to their common future.

The "Sibiu Declaration" lists the   10 commitments that they unanimously agreed to make the European Union stronger and its future brighter. Read the Sibiu Declaration.


NECSTouR Joins ETOA's Strategic Partner Meeting to Foster Sustainability in Tourism

May 07, 2019


Last 7th of May, NECSTouR has been invited as a Strategic Partner by the European Tourism Association (ETOA) to brainstorm and plan future actions to optimise the European collective resources and skills in order to lead debate and take practical action in the long-term interests of destinations, tourism and the visitor economy.


Minister Weyts promotes Flanders’ food in San Sebastian

May 07, 2019


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 city of Bruges have officially been presented as host for the 6th edition of the congress in 2020.

Read more: https://www.fdfa.be/en/weyts-promotes-flanders’-food-in-san-sebastian



NECSTouR and NIT advised on Tourism and Sustainable Mobility the CIVITAS Destinations' Partners

Apr 12, 2019


Mrs Sandra de Puig as NECSTouR coordinator and Mr Ulf Sonntag as Head of Market Research at the Institute for Tourism Research in Northern Europe of Kiel (NIT-Kiel) presented in Elba Island their recommendations on tourism and sustainable mobility to the destinations managers partners of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS Project.


NECSTouR Regional Cases for Data Measurement presented in Berlin

Apr 03, 2019


NECSTouR Project Officer, Mrs. Marta Domper, presented the NECSTouR experience on data measurement to better manage destinations at the International Conference "Measuring Sustainability in Tourism – Opportunities and Limitations".


The two initiatives presented are implemented in the framework of the NECSTouR Working Group on Indicators: