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Major challenges for EU tourism and policy responses [Policy Podcast]

Written by Vasilis Margaras, Constituting the third-largest economic activity in the EU, tourism is of considerable importance as a source of economic growth, regional development and employment. Although it has been badly affected by the economic crisis in the past years, tourism has proved resilient, as witnessed by the growing number of visitors to the … Continue reading

Marine Fisheries-related Tourism in the EU

Written by Isabelle Gautier, Tourism activities can offer fishermen a good way to diversify their activities. It can be done outside or along with the fisheries seasons all through the year as a potential means of earning additional income. This economic aspect was taken into consideration in the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) which was used … Continue reading

In focus: World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September

Written by Maria Juul On 27 September we celebrate World Tourism Day. Tourism is the third largest socio-economic activity in the European Union. Tourism industries directly contribute over 5% of EU GDP, and when taking into account other industries that produce tourism products, tourism’s economic contribution is even higher: over 10% of EU GDP. On World Tourism … Continue reading

Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014 -19: Third edition (April 2015)

Written by Joseph Dunne On 13 April 2015, the European Parliamentary Research Service published the third edition of its study ‘Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014-19‘, previously published in March and July 2014. The analysis in the study builds, in large part, on a series of more detailed pieces of work undertaken for individual European Parliamentary Committees by the … Continue reading

Single Market in Transport and Tourism: Cost of Non-Europe Report

Single Market in Transport and Tourism : Cost of Non-Europe Report Significant progress has been achieved during the last 20 years in creating a Single Market for Transports. European tourism is and will remain a vital component of the economy, with enormous economic potential. Both sectors suffer however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs … Continue reading

Tourism in the EU economy

Tourism plays a major role in the EU and global economies. The UNWTO estimates the impact of tourism in the world economy as 9% of world GDP, while in the EU it is the third-largest socio-economic sector and has generally remained robust throughout the financial crisis. Measuring the precise impact of tourism-related activities on GDP or employment does, however, pose certain challenges. Although tourism is officially … Continue reading

Tourism and the EU

The first week of July has been very busy with the constitutive session of the eighth European Parliament term and we will keep this pace up next week too. However, for many people, this period of the year coincides with the kick-off of holiday season. At the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) we celebrate this … Continue reading

The European Union and tourism: challenges and policy responses

As the third largest socio-economic activity in the EU, tourism is important for growth and employment. Despite the depth of the economic crisis, the tourist industry in the EU has proved resilient with numbers of tourist trips remaining high. However, long-term trends suggest Europe is losing position in the global marketplace, with new destinations gaining … Continue reading

Graphics on Regions, tourism and transport

Here you’ll find graphs, charts, tables and maps with statistics on regions, tourism and transport. To see graphics for other policy areas, go to the Graphics Warehouse. Graphics on Regional policy Graphics on Tourism and transport

The EU and tourism

Tourism is an important sector in the EU economy, providing an estimated 12-14 million jobs and accounting for over 5% of EU GDP. Collectively, EU Member States attract more tourists every year than any other part of the world. This InfoGraphic looks at the EU and tourism, providing in a graphical way various key data for … Continue reading

Towards a reform of EU law on package travel

The tourist sector is an important part of the EU’s economy, generating 10% of its GDP. The internet and the rise of low-cost airlines have changed both business approaches and consumer behaviour patterns. Instead of traditional pre-arranged packages, many tourists now either combine the different elements of their holidays themselves or purchase customised packages. The … Continue reading

Blue for EU: Library focus on the Blue Planet

June 5 is World Environment Day. And the environment is not just about, the climate, soil, air, or water…but also about the seas…so the United Nations officially recognise June 8 as World Oceans Day. Quite logically then, the Members of the European Parliament have their eyes on oceans and “blue” related matters. To keep them … Continue reading

Un diplôme de ski même pour les accompagnateurs (France)

Le 19 février 2013, le tribunal correctionnel d’Albertville (France) a condamné le responsable d’un tour opérateur anglais, dont les salariés, sans diplôme de ski reconnu en France, accompagnaient des clients sur les pistes. Les juges ont considéré que la seule activité d’accompagnement contre rémunération, nécessitait, comme celle d’enseigner, le diplôme exigé par la loi. Le litige Dans … Continue reading

Tourism in times of crisis

The European Commission pub­lished the European tourism strategy in June 2010. Coming in the wake of the financial and economic crisis, its aim was to maintain Europe as the world’s top tourist destination. The strategy proposed, among other initiatives to extend tourism seasons, diversify the offer and improve the professional skills of the tourism workforce. Furthermore, … Continue reading

Water Equity in tourism

In theory… Article 31 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance.” In practice… Some 884 million … Continue reading

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