NECSTouR expresses its condolences and solidarity with Barcelona, Cambrils and the whole Catalonia Region in this sad moment and sends a message of unity and peace against terrorism.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
"Terror never will change us and our values. Cooperation beyond borders and peace will win", said Mr. Patrick Torrent, Executive Director of the Catalan Tourism Board, holding the Presidency of NECSTouR.
Together we are stronger and we go further.
Taking travel to the core of people’s desires
Guest blog post from pilot tester Ioana Alexandra Mereuta
NECSTouR fully support the UNWTO on promoting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
This is why it invites you to share your initiative on that topic.
UNWTO has so far received more than 700 initiatives, celebrations and innovative solutions that contribute to creating more decent jobs, to protecting biodiversity, to empowering communities, and to advancing sustainable tourism.
"To address tourism-related challenges across all relevant EU policies (...) we kindly ask you to include a European Strategy for Tourism in the European Commission Work Programme for 2018"
Over 130 workshops, networking events and project visits are organised in Brussels as part the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities (9-12 October 2017).
Under the headline 'Regions and cities working for a better future’, the programme tackles three main themes:
By the end of Sepember 2017, the HIKING EUROPE project (co-financed by COSME programme) aiming to promote a transnational network of rural touristic routes structured in several hiking itineraries across Europe and gathering 8 members from 6 different EU countries: Spain (Catalonia), Italy (Emilia- Romagna), Croatia (Dubrovnik-Neretva), Ireland (Donegal), Austria and Germany, arrives to its end.
NECSTouR had the opportunity to present the remarkable experience of its member Regions on how to promote Competitiveness Through Sustainability and Digitalisation, developing new opportunities for the Travel and Tourism Sector.
The occasion was the Event on “The Future of Tourism in Europe” organized by the Eu Public Policy Exchange on the 4th of July in Brussels
Between the 21st and 24 of June, UNWTO has organized the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics focusing on Measuring Sustainable Tourism at sub-national levels.
The conference gathered High Level speakers who were debating on important topics related to the possible measurements of sustainable tourism. Attention has been paid to the increased need of creating a statistical framework to facilitate such process, but also on measuring different dimensions of tourism sustainability.
NECSTouR took the debate about the promotion of an European Sustainable Tourism for all at the European Parliament on the 20th of June though a well participated thematic public conference.
As MEP De Monte stated on her introductory remarks, the goal of this event was to animate a debate and to provide suggestions to the main European and Regional policy-makers on such an importan topic.