Strategic Alliances


The 16th European Tourism Forum

The 16th European Tourism Forum has been organised by the Estonian Presidency and has been held in Tallinn from 18 to 19 October 2017.

This year, the Forum has been dedicated to an exchange of views with Public Authorities at EU, national and regional level, European associations and international organisations, with representatives of the industry and other stakeholders on the following topics of importance:

Sustainability and Competitiveness in Tourist Destinations


International Conference #STDESTINATIONS2017
15 - 16 June, Arona - Canary Islands

On June 15 and 16, 2017 will be held in Arona the most important event of recent times in relation to the challenges faced by Holiday Destinations in their commitment to sustainability in the framework of the celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Ministerial Conference on Tourism

25-26 May 2017, Malta

NECSTouR has been invited to provide its contribution to this high level conference on Tourism.

On the 25th of May, Mrs Elena Lacasa, leader of the Working Group on Digital Platforms will make an intervention during the plenary meeting.

Mrs Cristina Nunez, Coordinator of the Permanent Secretariat, will intervene during one of the parallel sessions.

The event is organised in the framework of the Maltese Presidency of the EU.

Conference on Sustainable Tourism in the Danube Region: New Perspectives

29 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
Belgrade, Serbia


The Conference, taking place in the framework of International Danube Day, will look at how to create joint policies and strategies that can best lay the framework for sustainable tourism development, investment and promotion in the region. It will address key issues such as skills development, sustainability, transnational cooperation and innovation and aim to identify flagship projects for transnational cooperation in the Danube. 

Official website of the event, including registration: 

61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe


61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

6th June 2017, Chisinau, Moldova

NECSTouR participated for the first time to the UNWTO Commission for Europe in quality of UNWTO Affiliated Member.


The NAT Conference and Meeting Palma de Mallorca

Jun 05, 2017


During the 1st and the 2nd of June,t he NAT commission of the European Committee of the Regions organized an event on "Smart tourism: innovation, partnership and sustainability" in Palma de Mallorca.

Various high level speakers attended the event, including the chairwoman of the NAT commission who is the President of the Balearic Islands.

Ms. Elena Lacasa, the leader of Digital Platforms Working Group, represented NECSTouR at this event, where she talked about "Transformation, Innovation and Growth: NECSTouR Views and Experiences".


Internal Notes

Preparing our contribution to the Oceans Conference: Overview of the UNWTO and EU commitment to SDG 14

NECSTouR, some of its members and the UNWTO will organise next week a side-event on 'The Ocean Conference Official Side Event: “EU TOURISM COMMITTED TO BLUE GROWTH” as Europe is certainly one of the most committed region in the world towards the Oceans and SDG14. More info: http://necstour.eu/event/ocean-conference-official-side-event-%E2%80%9Ceu-tourism-committed-blue-growth%E2%80%9D