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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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