European Union discusses future EU tourism strategy
The European Tourism Convention, organized by the European Commission, and the European Tourism Forum, organized by the German Presidency of the Council, both focused on the EU's future tourism policy after a year of COVID-19 disruption.
Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, highlighted at both events the need to launch specific steps to help the recovery of the tourism and travel sectors. He mentioned the importance of close cooperation in the crisis and recovery process between EU agencies, national governments and the tourism industry.
Three key strands of action were addressed at the Commission case, which could form the basis of the current tourism strategy ('Tourism Agenda 2050'), namely:
- Safe and seamless tourism experience
- Greener holidays
- Tourism powered by data
EBI has already indicated the key areas of concern for the boating and nautical tourism industry in advance and will continue discussions on particular elements with the European Commission.
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