2018 Report on the EU Blue Economy

Nov 23, 2018


Last week DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the EC published its 2018 report on the EU Blue economy.

The report aims to describe the scope and size of the blue economy in the European Union, creating a baseline to support policymakers and stakeholders in the quest for sustainable development of oceans, seas, and coastal resources. It will monitor developments in the EU blue economy annually and examine the drivers behind trends.

Maritime and Landside Traffic Challenges of Future Cruise Ship Size Developments – Capacity Limitation of Cruise Destinations by Peak Utilization of Cruise Port Facilities

Sep 07, 2018


ROSTOCK PORT is the port development company of Rostock seaport and is actively involved in the INTERREG project GREEN CRUISE PORT. The aim of GREEN CRUISE PORT is to develop a multidimensional strategic approach for the sustainable and qualitative development of cruise ports in the Baltic Sea and the adjacent North Sea region. The project is intended to serve as a platform for discussion on current and future challenges for the development of sustainable cruise port locations.

Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2017: Chapter Dedicated on Tourism

Jul 26, 2018


The Eurostat regional yearbook 2017 gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the EU Member States, as well as the regions of the EFTA and candidate countries.

A specific chapter on Tourism presents statistical information in maps, tables and figures, accompanied by a description of the policy context, main findings and data sources about Tourism.

According to that report, 14 of the 20 most Touristic Regions in the EU are members of NECSTouR (7 in the top-7).


World Tourism Barometer About Tourism Performance for the First Months of 2018 Released by UNWTO

Jun 27, 2018


The latest edition of the World Tourism Barometer - concerning the first 4 months of the year 2018 - has been released by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and it highlights how International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of  2018.

Europe remains the world’s largest tourism region and performed strongly during this period (+7%), pulled ahead by the destinations of Southern and Mediterranean Europe, and Western Europe (both +8%).

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer - April 2018 Edition

May 25, 2018


This issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and the accompanying Statistical Annex presents an analysis of outbound tourism based on international tourism expenditure and departures data for source markets for 2017. Additionally, it updates of the preliminary results for international tourist arrivals and receipts in 2017 reported by destinations around the world included in the January 2018 Advance Release. Furthermore, this issue includes an analysis of airline results and of hospitality markets in 2017.