Strategic Alliances

Internal Notes

Focus on Intergroups on the European Parliament

Ursula von der Leyen new commission is taking office on December 1st. As commissioners start naming their staff, the focus is now on the intergroups of the European Parliament, soon to be voted by political groups.

Ask your MEPs to support and vote for the Sustainable Tourism Intergroup.

2nd UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition 2019


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined Globalia, a leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, to launch the second edition of the UNWTO Global Tourism Start-up Competition. After the success of the first edition, which attracted 3,000 applications from across the globe, the world’s largest start-up competition for tourism has returned to identify ideas and innovators who will lead the transformation of the sector.


UNWTO - Global Report on Women in Tourism – Second Edition

Nov 08, 2019

The Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010 provided the first look and a baseline study on the situation of women in the tourism sector. This second edition of the report considers how the situation has evolved since then and provides a thorough assessment of tourism’s contribution towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

New Business Models in the Accommodation Industry – Benchmarking of Rules and Regulations in the Short-term Rental Market

Oct 18, 2019


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry.

Read the Executive Summary



NECSTouR Invited to Establish Synergies at the Inaugural Conference of MED PEARLS Project in Barcelona

Nov 19, 2019

NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat was invited by NECSTouR presidency the Catalonia Region  - leader of the MED PEARLS initiative to moderate a roundtable during their inaugural conference on “The Mediterranean As Innovative, Integral and Unique Destination for Slow Tourism” on the 19th of november in Barcelona.


Best Practices from MITOMED+ and NECSTouR Members Inspire EcoSTRIM Workshop by Tuscany Region

Oct 21, 2019


Various experiences from NECSTouR and its members have been showcased at the “@ttrazione Mare” Workshop. That event has been organised on the 22 October in Livorno by Tuscany Region (NECSTouR founding Region) to identifying good practices and cross-border strategies towards a new sustainable approach for the innovation of the maritime and coastal tourist offer.



EPSI and NECSTouR Establish a Strategic Partnership to Enhance Synergies Between Tourism and Sports

Jul 03, 2019


NECSTouR President Patrick Torrent and EPSI Executive Director Alberto Bichi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding prior to the EPSI conference in Brussels on the 4-5 of July 2019, with the strong believe that a reinforced collaboration between Tourism and Sports will benefit two sectors which are strategically complementary in the European institutions.



23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invites you to the 23rd session of its General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.

The Assembly will be attended by delegates from more than 150 countries. Joining them will be representatives from over 500 UNWTO Affiliate Members, including the public and private sectors, NGOs and academia..