NECSTouR is the Network of European Region for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism gathering 28 Tourism Regional Authorities associated to 30 representatives of the academic and business sectors. NECSTouR aims to develop and strengthen a coherent framework for the coordination of regional development programmes and research on sustainable and competitive tourism following the communication of  the European Commission, entitled "Agenda for European sustainable and competitive tourism" (COM (2007) 0621 - 19-10-2007).

To achieve this goal, NECSTouR will develop cooperation between the regional organisations in the network to promote the application and implementation of concerted and coordinated actions within the member regions. It will involve the European institutions to develop its strategy.

Download here the partnership agreement between ISTO and Necstour signed at the ISTO General Meeting of Malta in 2011.